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Lockdown car clean-up: Top tips from experts

CHICAGO, Michigan – When shelter-in-place orders (Americanese for lockdown!) hit cities across the USA at the end of 2019 a hobby renaissance began with images of people comfort-baking, knitting and puzzling flooded social media. Car enthusiasts, however, began showing off their new DIY car-detailing projects. Jared Toops from E-Commerce at Car Supplies Warehouse, a subsidiary… Continue reading Lockdown car clean-up: Top tips from experts

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VW SA announces 2020 T-Roc models’ pricing

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Volkswagen has announced prices for its T-Roc SUV range launched back in June 2020. The VW sport utility vehicles in the southern African market now consist of the T-Cross, T-Roc, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace, and Touareg. The T-Roc which slots above the T-Cross but below the Tiguan is said to have sophisticated… Continue reading VW SA announces 2020 T-Roc models’ pricing

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SA T-Roc launch scheduled for June 2020

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Volkswagen’s major vehicle launch for 2020 will be streamed via a digital event: the T-Roc will premiere in South Africa on Thursday, June 17. Martina Biene, head of the Volkswagen brand, told The Corner in a media release: “Covid-19 has required that we find innovative ways to communicate with customers and… Continue reading SA T-Roc launch scheduled for June 2020

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Buying? Castyernet wider to the Spanish-built VW T-Cross

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – VW’s all-new compact SUV, the T-Cross, will be in showrooms across South Africa from Saturday (Sept 21 2019) though only the 85kW, one-litre, TSI engine will be available until the 1.5 TSI 110kW arrives early in 2020. A 70kW engine will follow in the second quarter of next year and prices… Continue reading Buying? Castyernet wider to the Spanish-built VW T-Cross

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Expert data: How to cut your petrol/diesel spend

How to choose best price, litres/100km Top-eight pick from an industry expert Prices based on late-model auctions JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The petrol price is set to drop by 95c a litre during July (2019) and diesel by 75c but, say some folk, South Africans are still reeling from fuel prices. One way of dealing with this… Continue reading Expert data: How to cut your petrol/diesel spend

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Close-up on VW’s new SUV – little toughie called T-Cross

New VW SUV – striking design, spacious cabin Class-leading driver assistance systems Five-star rating in Euro NCAP destruction tests JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – VW, with premieres in Amsterdam, Shanghai and São Paulo,  has presented its latest compact SUV ”for a global sales offensive”. It’s due for launch in SA within weeks. It’s the stunningly pretty,… Continue reading Close-up on VW’s new SUV – little toughie called T-Cross

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Volkswagen T-Cross coming to South Africa in 2019

T-Cross to joinTiguan and Touareg at VWSA Sportier T-Roc confirmed for SA market in 2020 ‘Budget’ pricing for T-Cross promised by VWSA UITENHAGE, Eastern Cape – Volkswagen will introduce its first compact SUV to South African showrooms in the second half of 2019… the T-Cross  (pictured). The small SUV will join big brothers the Tiguan… Continue reading Volkswagen T-Cross coming to South Africa in 2019

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Top off! VW T-Roc SUV to go cabrio in 2020

SUV cabriolet to be assembled from 2020 Volkswagen to invest €80-million in production Cabriolet success at Osnabrück is continued OSNABRUCK, Germany – It’s a green light for a new VW cabriolet based on the 2017 T-Roc! Yes, the Volkswagen brand is to launch its first convertible SUV with production starting from the first half of 2020.… Continue reading Top off! VW T-Roc SUV to go cabrio in 2020

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Diesel ban coming – but UK rental customers say ‘We want it!’

LONDON, England – Just as the threat of a total UK ban on diesel cars has started to hang over UK car buyers so rental company Europcar has announced that its customers prefer the economy of  such vehicles. Especially as the UK media made much of diesel cars being taken off the market, but made… Continue reading Diesel ban coming – but UK rental customers say ‘We want it!’

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2017 mid-life features to keep VW Golf legend alive

Mid-life upgrades for VW Golf VII Superior screens, audio for each model Whole range of fuel-efficient engines THE evolution of Volkswagen’s seemingly everlasting Golf series – it’s now more than 40 years old! –  continued this week in South Africa with the introduction of a revised engine range, more technology, new infotainment, better connectivity and… Continue reading 2017 mid-life features to keep VW Golf legend alive