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JAC bakkies – why not be different?

New T6 2.0L VVT Petrol now available at JAC Motors’ dealers New fuel–efficient 2.0l VVT petrol engine Workhorse to suit needs of entrepreneurs Comfortable driving experience for all lifestyles CAPE TOWN, South Africa – This is the T6, JAC Motors’ sixth-generation international bakkie that was launched as “the best competitive offering” in the Chinese market… Continue reading JAC bakkies – why not be different?

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Volvo on the Recharge: Looking for a bargain?

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Volvo SA has announced prices for its upcoming XC40 P6 Recharge to punt its new single-motor model as “the most affordable all-electric luxury vehicle on the local market”. Units will be available exclusively online through a My Volvo website from R1 075 000 from July 26 2022 though a limited… Continue reading Volvo on the Recharge: Looking for a bargain?

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New Subaru WRX – fifth to carry World Rally badge

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Subaru SA has unveiled the fifth model to wear the iconic WRX (World Rally eXperimental) nameplate that, in 1992, signalled a new era for performance motoring. The car, Subaru says “seamlessly combines an assertive and exhilarating stance with a refined approach to the fluidity of motion styling concept. It cuts a… Continue reading New Subaru WRX – fifth to carry World Rally badge

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Freshly created – updated Hyundai Cretas for 2023î

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Hyundai’s Creta, the automaker says, has been given a styling makeover which – with its standard features and ride qualities – will continue to make the SUV a popular choice in the South African automobile market. There are three derivatives and two specification levels: Premium and Executive with, at launch, a 1.5-litre… Continue reading Freshly created – updated Hyundai Cretas for 2023î

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Ergo! Here comes Suzuki’s simplified Ertiga range

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – It’s “More For Less” in typical Suzuki fashion as the Ertiga range receives additional safety specifications in a more simplified, but better specified, line-up. Brendon Carpenter, Suzuki SA’s brand marketing manager, saidince launching the Ertiga in 2019, we have heard from Suzuki families and fleet customers that they value the… Continue reading Ergo! Here comes Suzuki’s simplified Ertiga range

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Mahindra raises the bar with its Scorpio AWD

Mahindra SA unveils all-new New Scorpio-NIndian go-anywhere SUV updated CAPE TOWN, South Africa – A first-ever simultaneous global unveiling of a product by Mahindra will bring the brand’s Scorpio-N to Africa. CENTURION, Pretoria – Indian automaker Mahindra has unveiled its Scorpio-N wagon in South Africa with a promise of performance, technology, capability and innovation and… Continue reading Mahindra raises the bar with its Scorpio AWD

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Mahindra global SUV flagship reaches SA at last

PRETORIA, South Africa – The first units of the Mahindra XUV700, the company’s authentic flagship SUV, have arrived in South Africa. The vehicle was showcased alongside the Scorpio-N at a unique global event, which was hosted simultaneously in India, South Africa and Nepal. The new Mahindra XUV700 steps into the highly competitive and growing market… Continue reading Mahindra global SUV flagship reaches SA at last

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Peugeot 208 ‘stealing hearts’ in South Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa – June 2022 – Reigning 2021 South African Car of the Year (COTY) brand, Peugeot has attracted the most love from the country’s motorists in the 2022 competition. The Peugeot 208 claimed the Motor Enthusiast’s Choice as judged by the volume of public interest. The award was announced this morning as part… Continue reading Peugeot 208 ‘stealing hearts’ in South Africa

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Toyota’s Corolla wins SA Car of Year – yet again

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Apart from SA Car of the Year (COTY), Toyota has won titles for the Compact Category – Urban Cruiser; Compact Family Category – Corolla Cross; New Energy Category – Corolla Cross Hybrid; Adventure SUV Category – Toyota Land Cruiser 300. Toyota SA says the Corolla name has a rich and diverse… Continue reading Toyota’s Corolla wins SA Car of Year – yet again

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Going gas: Fuel of the future lurking for SA

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – AutoGas, usually liquid petroleum gas (LPG), compressed natural gas (CNG), or methane from biomass in South Africa, is being punted as a viable and affordable alternative for petrol and diesel. In an industry slowly transforming towards electrification, gas can reduce polluting exhaust emissions by as much as 25% and this message… Continue reading Going gas: Fuel of the future lurking for SA