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SA vehicle armour experts expand into Saudi

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – SVI Engineering, specialist manufacturer of armoured products in South Africa, has expanded into Saudi Arabia, where it plans to develop and assemble a variety of armoured vehicles and military equipment. Not The Corner’s usual fare but off-roaders and 4×4 fans – as well as local security companies – will be interest… Continue reading SA vehicle armour experts expand into Saudi

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New Lexus flagship launched in USA

The multifaceted LX brings unparalleled capability, luxury and human-centered technology to the Lexus range.The all-new Lexus next-generation interior and exterior design marries superior function with stunning aesthetic.Standard Lexus Interface with dual high-definition touchscreens and an available 25-speaker Mark Levinson Surround Sound inform and entertain passengers with brilliant clarity and intuitiveness.The LX range expanded to five… Continue reading New Lexus flagship launched in USA

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Toyota Rumion: Certainly a car on which to ruminate…

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Avanza was Toyota SA’s first budget people mover. It came with compact dimensions, simple – but fuel-efficient – engines, and seven-seats. The automaker says they found favour with business and leisure buyers. It lasted for two generations, replaced now by the Rumion which, Toyota told The Corner, ”comes with a… Continue reading Toyota Rumion: Certainly a car on which to ruminate…

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2021 Coty winners announced – here’s the full list

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The 2021 South African Car of the Year trophy, the country’s most sought-after motoring accolade, has been announced and the full list is at the bottom of this feature. The overall winner is Peugeot 2008 Toyota’s Hilux Double Cab was second, and BMW’s 4 Series third. Given the Covid lockdown, the… Continue reading 2021 Coty winners announced – here’s the full list

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Dream trip! Wouldn’t we all like a drive such as this…

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -Three Toyota Land Cruiser 70-Series are about to launch on Voetspore’s 15th expedition in 21 years – this time to the source of the Zambezi River. The convoy will cross Botswana to the border crossing at Kasane then continue to Livingstone in Zambia the rough stuff starts with the ride to the… Continue reading Dream trip! Wouldn’t we all like a drive such as this…

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By Jimny! Suzuki’s little 4×4 celebrates 50th anniversary

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – 2020 saw the cute (but tough!) Suzuki Jimny on/off-roader celebrate its 50th anniversary in South Africa during whic time more than three million units were sold around the world. It’s history, however, goes back another three years… A Japanese car company called HOPE introduced its Hopestar ON360, a tiny 4×4… Continue reading By Jimny! Suzuki’s little 4×4 celebrates 50th anniversary

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e-Bulli concept: Half-century on, VW turns around a classic

HANNOVER, Germany – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Europe has unveiled on of the most amazing conversions yet to a good old VW Microbus and branded it the e-Bulli concept. It’s an all-electric vehicle that produces zero emissions once on the road thanks to being equipped with drive system components from the latest Volkswagen electric vehicles.… Continue reading e-Bulli concept: Half-century on, VW turns around a classic

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Dashing Ducati Diavel: Second design award from US

BORGO PANIGALE, Italy: – Design and sheer personality, bikemaker Ducati says, have always been an essential part of every one of its machines; indeed the number of international awards won emphasises that. Now the Diavel 1260 S (above) which won the British Red Dot design prize has now gone on to enjoy success in the… Continue reading Dashing Ducati Diavel: Second design award from US

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Toyota’s ‘King of the Bundu’ now more regal than ever

Bush-beating Cruiser still seven-seater  Desert-busting diesel V8, auto transmission Large SUV, genuine off-road prowess JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Toyota believes its Land Cruiser 200 station-wagon is still ”the unquestionable conqueror of the African landscape”. The Corner might disagree by suggesting the ox-wagon was first, but what the heck? It’s still a big seven-seater SUV with off-road… Continue reading Toyota’s ‘King of the Bundu’ now more regal than ever