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Dynamic-duo: Telematics and training mean fleet savings

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Fuel savings, extending the life of your fleet, intensifying your advanced road craft training - each a technique suggested by MasterDrive to reduce fleet costs.And then there's fleet telematics...''Telematics are not just there to keep an eye on your drivers,'' says MasterDrive's Eugene Herbert. ''They can, for instance, report bad driving… Continue reading Dynamic-duo: Telematics and training mean fleet savings

Buyers' advice, Ford, Motoring News, New models, suv, Vehicle sales

Mini SUVs going big in family choices for new wheels

PRETORIA, South Africa - With the launch of the Ford Figo Freestyle and EcoSport Ambiente a/t so far during 2020 Ford continues to respond to the undeniable change in buying patterns that has seen volumes of sport utility vehicles and small crossovers grow.Demand for such vehicles, given with their passenger-oriented body style - has been… Continue reading Mini SUVs going big in family choices for new wheels

Buyers' advice, Kia, Motoring News, new models

Kia’s new Carnival coming to town – bigger and better

SEOUL, South Korea - Kia Motors has revealed the interior of its upcoming Carnival with images showing the latest Korean specification.It's Kia's fourth-generation flagship minivan - 22 years old! - that's sold worldwide (including South Africa) - as the Kia Sedona... a model said to provide a spacious, comfortable, and futuristic environment for young families… Continue reading Kia’s new Carnival coming to town – bigger and better

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New boss appointed for Fiat Chrysler SA network

MIDRAND, Gauteng - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has appointed Ismaeel Hassen as CEO for South Africa as current CEO Pierre Martin Bos heads for a new post in Morocco. The Corner congratulates you both... Bos told The Corner before heading north: "The Covid pandemic has placed many challenges on the global automotive industry - but… Continue reading New boss appointed for Fiat Chrysler SA network

Battery Cars, Buyers' advice, lexus, Motoring News, new models, New models, toyota

On its way! The next version of Toyota’s Lexus flagship

TOKYO, Japan - It might be three decades since the debut of the Lexus LS in 1989 but the luxury brand says it is still on a mission to set standards for top-end automobiles ad indeed here is its latest flagship. It looks like it has done it again with the introduction of the 2020… Continue reading On its way! The next version of Toyota’s Lexus flagship

4x4, Buyers' advice, Motoring News, Vehicle sales

Leisure Wheels joins stampede from waiting rooms

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Leisure Wheels magazine has joined the migration from time-honoured, full-colour, print to digital screens and so sided with many of its ilk in the charge to cut costs, save cash.One has, however, to wonder what it and other shiny magazines, full of great images of cars and caravans, of boats and… Continue reading Leisure Wheels joins stampede from waiting rooms

driving tips, Motoring News, road safety

Out in the storm? Refresh with these foul-weather driving tips

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Another cold front has hit the south-western coast of South Africa and is expected to affect the whole country with gales, heavy rain, and poor driving visibility. At least on small truck has been blown off its wheels and more might be toppled on exposed roads and mountain passes, according to… Continue reading Out in the storm? Refresh with these foul-weather driving tips

Buyers' advice, hyundai, Motoring News, new models

Hyundai Elantra sport sedan gets stunning US makeover

SEOUL, South Korea - Hyundai America has released a design rendering of the new Elantra sport sedan and revealed other details about the new performance-inspired offering that's on the way to the brand's US showrooms. Hyundai’s all-new Elantra range is described by the automaker as having low and wide styling ''expressed on the fascia by an… Continue reading Hyundai Elantra sport sedan gets stunning US makeover

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Chill, bro! Leave anger at home when out in your car

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Coronavirus has caused stress and personal pressure to soar. Whether it is concern for loved ones, pressure of a job loss or income reductions, or simply difficulty adjusting to what is ''the new normal'', either can affect driving ability to levels of aggressive and reckless driving. So says, the MD of… Continue reading Chill, bro! Leave anger at home when out in your car

Buyers' advice, Ford, Motoring News, new models

Two diesels, six-speed auto, for Ford’s Tourneo Custom buses

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Ford's large Tourneo Custom family/business bus is now available in SA with a six-speed auto gearbox spun by a ''new-generation'' two-litre turbodiesel engine attached to an advanced anti-emissions system.The engine is available as a 96kW unit on Trend units and 136kW version on the Limited version. Also being introduced on LTD… Continue reading Two diesels, six-speed auto, for Ford’s Tourneo Custom buses