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Lock your nuts! Grip-Tech adds coding to halt wheel theft

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Grip-Tech, maker of Auto-Grip range of mechanical anti-theft devices, has added a new deterrent to its arsenal - one priced to keep your expensive alloy wheel rims where they belong.On your car, truck, or bakkie...LNX and LBX lockbolts for cars and light commercials, the company says, follow its GTX truck range… Continue reading Lock your nuts! Grip-Tech adds coding to halt wheel theft

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Spirit of Ecstasy – and the lady behind that mascot

By DAVE FALL I came across this feature by accident recently while scrolling through some archived material. It was written by an old friend, now believed to be living somewhere in Europe, for me when I edited SA's top online motoring portal. It's one of the best pieces of automotive literature I have ever published… Continue reading Spirit of Ecstasy – and the lady behind that mascot

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‘Hey, my Brezza!’ New ‘best-seller’ compact coming from Suzuki

Vitara Brezza, 'a global best-seller' Touch-screen infotainment, aircon, standard Manual and auto options available JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - India’s most popular compact SUV - the Suzuki Brezza - is the fastest compact SUV to reach 500 000 sales in that country. Now it's on the South African market. Suzuki SA describes the model as ''dynamic… Continue reading ‘Hey, my Brezza!’ New ‘best-seller’ compact coming from Suzuki

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Land Rover Classic V8 set for special import to SA

PRETORIA, South Africa - Land Rover Classic is continuing the expedition legacy of the original Defender with a limited production run of adventure-ready Defender Works V8 Trophy vehicles for an exclusive competition at Eastnor Castle in 2021. They're based on the re-engineered 2012-2016 Defender Works V8 specification developed by Land Rover Classic: a 298kW/515Nm 5.0-litre… Continue reading Land Rover Classic V8 set for special import to SA

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SA vehicle finance ‘on cusp of a revolution’. How come?

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Younger folks' expectations from financial institutions are changing rapidly as they seek to accumulate assets, including automobiles, according to Ghana Msibi, WesBank's CEO of Motor. He expects vehicle finance to evolve more through the coming five years than it did through the previous four. Generally, he believes, Baby Boomers and Generation… Continue reading SA vehicle finance ‘on cusp of a revolution’. How come?

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Audi’s performance range update – including a wagon

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Audi's RS 4 and RS 5 ranges promise ''a fresher and updated appeal'' to its performance range in South Africa with the retail launches scheduled for April 1 2021 though frequent customers will be on the roads around now - early February Audi says it has fine-tuned details of its RS… Continue reading Audi’s performance range update – including a wagon

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Hey parents, big prizes for kids’ Toyota ‘Dream Car’ art

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Toyota SA has opened t entries for the 15th annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest and is inviting entries from children younger than 15 years up to the closing date of March 31 2021. The contest is intended to encourage youngsters to explore their creativity and ''transport their imagination beyond our… Continue reading Hey parents, big prizes for kids’ Toyota ‘Dream Car’ art

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New year, new model ranges, from Maserati SA

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The luxury Italian car manufacturer will soon launch the Maserati Ghibli Hybrid in South Africa to start the brand’s new era. Nagesh Naidoo, Maserati Johannesburg's dealer pricipal, told The Corner in a media release: “It's fitting that the Ghibli Hybrid will be the first new model from Maserati to be launched in South… Continue reading New year, new model ranges, from Maserati SA

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JLR sees the lighter as Jaguars and Landies go composite

LONDON, England -  Jaguar Land Rover is preparing for future electric vehicles with light composite bodies to help deliver greater driving range, more powerful performance, and ''a more dynamic drive''.  What has been named the Tuscana Project will be a four-year programme to make Britain a world leader in low-carbon technology intended to erase a… Continue reading JLR sees the lighter as Jaguars and Landies go composite

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Electric superbikes: Save R50 000! Prices slashed for SA riders

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Electronia has announced enormous price discounts on its new 2021 prices for the Energica Superbike... as much as R50 000. The cuts by the Italian bikemaker, The Corner was told, are due to a huge increase in sales in Europe through 2020. And they certainly are striking...! Electronia is the official… Continue reading Electric superbikes: Save R50 000! Prices slashed for SA riders