4x4, Bakkies, dakar rally, Motoring News, motorsport, off-road racing, toyota

3 SA-built Hiluxes in 2017 Dakar top 10

Fight to the finish by SA crews Peugeot entries take 1,2,3 for race 13th Dakar win for Peterhansel BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The Dakar 2017 has parked at last here in the Argentine capital after Stage 12 and after a rather disastrous event in which two race stages were cancelled, torrential rain flooded a bivouac… Continue reading 3 SA-built Hiluxes in 2017 Dakar top 10

2016 supercharged Toyota Hilux bakkie
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Hot Hilux – is it the fastest in Africa? (v)

Is this Toyota Hilux the fastest double-cab bakkie in Africa? Let’s start with 327kW/545Nm, 0-100 km/h in 7.1sec and 227km/h up on the Reef – that, for foreign readers, is at an altitude of about1500m. It’s from South Africa’s eighth-generation Hilux range, a four-litre V6 that claims to be the first to be supercharged anywhere is… Continue reading Hot Hilux – is it the fastest in Africa? (v)

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Kalahari race: 40 years of gruelling off-roading

Words: CHARMAINE FORTUNE The 2016 Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race – Round 3 of the South African Cross-Country Racing championship – will be run from June 24-26. It’s an event steeped in history. The Roll of Honour includes legendary names in South African motorsport. Legendary names in South African motorsport are among the winners of… Continue reading Kalahari race: 40 years of gruelling off-roading

rust de winter 2016
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Toyota scores top in 2016 Rust de Winter

THE 2016 RUST DE WINTER WINNERS:  Toyota’s general manager for parts, Brendon Moore, presents the trophy to Jacobus and Annemarie Swarts. Image: Toyota SA The 2016 Rust de Winter 4×4 Jamboree held this past weekend (end April) was the 25th to be sponsored by Toyota SA as “a highlight of the 4×4 calendar”. The jamboree –… Continue reading Toyota scores top in 2016 Rust de Winter

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Xmas presents for Toyota’s King of (off)Road

Multi-terrain selector Multi-terrain camera monitor system Pre-Crash collision mitigation Wireless cellphone charger LED headlights, auto high beam Toyota has updated its Land Cruiser 200 range in time for the Christmas holiday season with body styling tweaks, amendments to its grille, headlights and rear end and upgrades in the cabin – but the same 4.5-litre diesel… Continue reading Xmas presents for Toyota’s King of (off)Road

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

GOING COASTAL: The next Mini Countryman - the biggest yet - will arrive in South Africa around March 2017.
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New Countryman a big jump for Mini market

All-new longer, wider, Mini Countryman Five adult seats, ‘premium cabin ambience First Mini with all-wheel plug-in hybrid drive Satnav, Bluetooth, emergency call, on all models OXFORD, England – The new Mini Countryman, its maker says, is the biggest and most versatile model yet in the brand’s 57-year history. So, what’s it got… Well, it’s marginally… Continue reading New Countryman a big jump for Mini market

Ducati XDiavel. Image: Ducati UIS/Newspress
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Ducati’s XDiavel raises hell in US bikers’ heaven

Ducati with XDiavel at epic US biking event World debut for Sands-built, XDiavel-based, concept Italian bike style mates with American motorcycling STURGIS, South Dakota – Ducati and its new XDiavel took part in the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (August 5-14) at Sturgis, South Dakota,, the largest and most outrageous motorcycle rally in the USA.… Continue reading Ducati’s XDiavel raises hell in US bikers’ heaven

2016 'Simply Bikes' show at Beaulieu, England. Image: Newspress
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Simply Great: Big bike show booms at Beaulieu

Superbikes, very superbike superbikes and history on show ‘Simply Bikes’ is just one of a series of ‘Simply…’ events Mike Hailwood’s 1961 TT winner made the most noise LONDON, England – A busy line-up of 663 motorcycles and trikes rode across the England’s New Forest to Beaulieu to join the second ‘Simply Bikes’ rally for… Continue reading Simply Great: Big bike show booms at Beaulieu