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2017 Kia Picanto: Oh wow, what a difference!

Two engines – prices pretty much unchanged Great ride, especially with the larger wheels Really, it’s luxury at a lower price ONCE UPON A TIME, and not so long ago, did you know that Kia – at one time regarded rudely as ‘that little car from Korea’- was No.1 in the JP Power with the… Continue reading 2017 Kia Picanto: Oh wow, what a difference!

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GM boss Barra wheels out more self-driving Chev Bolts

First company to use mass-produced autonomous cars Test Bolt EV’s have latest self-driving technology GM’s autonomous test fleet has now reached 180 DETROIT, Michigan – General Motors has announced the completion of 130 Chevrolet Bolt EV test vehicles equipped with its “next generation” of self-driving technology at its Orion Assembly Plant in Michigan. The car will join more… Continue reading GM boss Barra wheels out more self-driving Chev Bolts

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GM PE shock as SA sales, production, to cease

End of the line for Chev in Port Elizabeth No clarity yet on staffing for plant Corsa Bakkie and Corsa Lite production ends PORT ELIZABETH, Eastern Cape – General Motors and Isuzu Motors have announced their respective plans for the Isuzu, Chevrolet and Opel brands in South Africa – and it’s not good news. The… Continue reading GM PE shock as SA sales, production, to cease

2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer
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Chev Trailblazer goes cross-country for SA launch

Duramax 2.8 diesel LTZ and Z71 models Class-leading technology and connectivity Advanced safety features on all models JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The updated Chevrolet Trailblazer claims to be ” refined and capable long-distance cruiser with seating for seven”. It’s been launched in South Africa with motor journalists driving range-topping 2.8 LTZ and 2.8 Z71 units on a… Continue reading Chev Trailblazer goes cross-country for SA launch

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Car-park creche: Pet names for your baby on wheels

Game of the car name still widely played Most popular is an SA rugby player ‘Personalised’ pet names alive and revving HAVE YOU given your car a pet name? If you have then you’re one of many according to recent research that shows almost one in seven people name their car. Women, however, are more… Continue reading Car-park creche: Pet names for your baby on wheels

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History on wheels: Jozi Classics show date set

Spend a sunshine Sunday at Nasrec Annual Classic Car show set for Dec 4 Muscle-cars, hogs, hot dogs and prawns The Classic Car Show scheduled for December 4 2016 at Nasrec in south-western Johannesburg promises, according to its organisers “a feast for the eyes, the ears and, yes, the palate!” An array of American muscle… Continue reading History on wheels: Jozi Classics show date set

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Image: Chevrolet / Newspress
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New Camaro smashes own Nurburg record

DETROIT, Michigan – Chevrolet has released a video of a 2017 Camaro ZL1 lapping the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7min29.60 – 11.67sec quicker than the previous ZL1 Al Oppenheiser, the Camaro’s chief engineer, explained: “To be almost 12sec quicker than the fifth-generation ZL1 is testament to the advanced design and technology of the new ZL1. “From… Continue reading New Camaro smashes own Nurburg record

2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Image: GM
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2017 Trailblazer SUV: ‘More comfort, safer than ever’

Class-leading’ tech with MyLink More crash-avoidance features Five new models from R464 000 PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – Chevrolet says it has again “come out swinging” in the seven-seat SUV market with a revised Trailblazer line-up that, the automaker says, is even better value and has more drivetrain and specification option The 2017 range is made… Continue reading 2017 Trailblazer SUV: ‘More comfort, safer than ever’

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Chev Bolt shoots down battery-car range record

Price promise kept by Chev in Canada ‘We’re first on range, now on price’ ‘Thrill of ownership for a smart buy’ OSHAWA, Ontario – A Chevrolet Bolt battery car has set a one-charge range benchmark in Canada for an affordable EV running under regulated conditions – 383km. Now Chevrolet US is keeping a promise to… Continue reading Chev Bolt shoots down battery-car range record