TEEN DRIVING: Send the teaching tech out with your kids. Image: Chevrolet US
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Send training tech on the road with junior

DETROIT, Michigan – August 2016 will see 360 000 teens become eligible for a restricted driver’s licence in the US and many of their parents will experience stress of whicn they didn’t think themselves capable. The number across South Africa will be considerably lower but, expect, the stress levels will be similarly high.. According to… Continue reading Send training tech on the road with junior

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US Cruze sets sub-4 litres/100km benchmark

3.77 litres/100km/h highway from new 1.4 turbo More than four-million Cruze units sold since 2008 Stop/start cuts city consumption by 7% DETROIT, Michigan – Chevrolet US says official fuel-consumption tests show the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4 has matched ‘best–in-class’ with a potential for 900km on a full tank. The figure is for highway ‘cruzing’ and… Continue reading US Cruze sets sub-4 litres/100km benchmark

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‘All-new’ Chev Spark lights up auto market in Canada

MONTREAL – Chevrolet s announced that the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Spark will, at around 10 000 Canadian dollars, be the least expensive car in that country “despite being packed with standard features”. The Spark, incredibly popular in South Africa and the preferred mode of unhassled travel for the Stephenson family for the past five years,… Continue reading ‘All-new’ Chev Spark lights up auto market in Canada

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$10bn Kia plan spawns Niro hybrid for Chicago launch

Images of Niro HUV illustrate ‘sporty, versatile design’ Launch Chicago auto show February 2016 Dedicated hybrid powertrain, all-new model SEOUL, South Korea – Kia has released images of what it calls “the sporty and versatile Niro – an all-new hybrid UV that’s set to add a fresh dimension to the global compact utility market”. Some sources… Continue reading $10bn Kia plan spawns Niro hybrid for Chicago launch

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Mini saga heads for 60: See what’s changing…

An “all-new” Mini Convertible has just been launched at Tokyo show with, the automaker says, “major refinements against its predecessor, a striking new design and significant enhancements” to make the car “even more dynamic, stylish and practical”. So, despite now being 56 years old, the Mini brand marches boldly on though as a parody –… Continue reading Mini saga heads for 60: See what’s changing…

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Isuzu SA takes its range to 18 – including an auto

Isuzu has added three models to its KB bakkie range in South Africa, among them an automatic version of its 4×4 flagship with a “class-leading” infotainment system, keyless entry and stop/start fuel-saving. Isuzu SA is currently into its sixth generation of the KB. Mechanical upgrades include a “wholesale change to a significantly uprated version of… Continue reading Isuzu SA takes its range to 18 – including an auto