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Tired of dinged rims? Here’s a solution…

Large-profile alloy wheel-rim protection AlloyGators for wheels 12-24" diameter Customise rims with tough nylon rims edging DRIVERS OF SUV’s and other large vehicles can now protect their precious alloy wheel-rims from damage with the latest protection specialists AlloyGator. The larger kits are available for rims from 12-24" diameter thanks to the rapid global growth in the SUV… Continue reading Tired of dinged rims? Here’s a solution…

2017 Suzuki Ignis Image: Suzuki / Newspress
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‘World, we have Ingnision’ – latest SUV from Suzuki

Suzuki goes four-door with Ignis SUV Hybrid available, as well as AWD 'Exudes Suzuki DNA from every pore' UNVEILED FOR launch in South Africa around May 2017 is the cute Suzuki Ignis crossover SUV, another global small car from the masters of semi-midgetisation. The cars were shown at the 2016 Paris auto show and praised… Continue reading ‘World, we have Ingnision’ – latest SUV from Suzuki

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New VW Amarok on way to SA for 2017

Bigger diesel for 2017 VW Amarok bakkies Refreshed exterior, new touchscreen system AWD, locking diff and special models to come VW is replacing its Amarok big-bakkie range for 2017 and including a three-litre diesel engine to replace the current two-litre. The right-hand drive versions will be in UK showrooms in January with the South African… Continue reading New VW Amarok on way to SA for 2017

2017 DAKAR MINI: Text. Images: Mini / Newspress
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New Dakar Mini: ‘A giant in cross-country rallying’

Meet Mini's giant - all set for Dakar All new to take on South African Toyotas Aerospace steel, carbon fibre everywhere else CARMAN'S CORNER recently published a feature on Toyota SA's two Hilux bakkies kitted out and ready, with two famous driving teams, for the 2017 Dakar rally scheduled to start on January 2. Now Mini… Continue reading New Dakar Mini: ‘A giant in cross-country rallying’

Toyota Hilux Dakar 2017 Images: Toyota SA
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SA Toyota teams all set for Dakar 2017

Upington testing over - now real thing Only two teams now for 2017 Dakar New route traverses South America UPINGTON, South Africa - Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, its final pre-Dakar 2017 testing done and, er, dusted, has announced two trucks for the South American endurance race. The 10 000km race will start in the Paraguyan… Continue reading SA Toyota teams all set for Dakar 2017

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Three engines, many models. for new Mitsu ASX

Latest RHD Mitsubishi ASX out in Europe Refreshed looks in line with Outlander Three engines with AWD optional LONDON, England - The revised Mitsubishi ASX crossover is ready to make an entrance into Mitsubishi showrooms across the UK from November 1 2016. The design of the Mitsubishi ASX gets a sleek new look courtesy of… Continue reading Three engines, many models. for new Mitsu ASX

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Latest Triton pointed at SA for early 2017

New 2.4 MIVEC turbo common-rail diesel Latest Super Select II all-wheel drive Double-cab seating for five adults Mitsubishi has confirmed the South African introduction of its all-new Triton SU (Sport Utility) for early 2017 - a model also expected in 2017 from Fiat as the Fullback, the latter named for American football players. Mitsubishi says… Continue reading Latest Triton pointed at SA for early 2017

2017 FORD RANGER: Image: Ford SA/Quickpic
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Ford Ranger SUV goes local to eight models

Eight models, three specs - XLS, XLT, Limited 2.2 or 3.2 TDCi engines, manual or auto, 4x2 or 4x4 Latest Sync comms/entertainment technology PRETORIA, South Africa - Ford's Everest seven-seater SUV, thanks to the start of local production for South Africa and export into sub-Saharan Africa, is now offering a broader model range and, the automaker… Continue reading Ford Ranger SUV goes local to eight models

The most powerful E-Class yet - the 2017 AMG E63 4Matic. Image: Mercedes-AMG
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Full details: The smartest, most powerful, E-Class yet

Twin-turbo, four-litre, V8 makes 450kW Cylinder shutdowns save fuel in cruise Maximum fun and traction at track days AFFALTERBACH, Germany - Mercedes has turned its "most intelligent" executive saloon into two of the most powerful E-Class units yet - the E63 4Matic+ and E63 S 4Matic+. The automaker says it is also setting benchmarks with technology:… Continue reading Full details: The smartest, most powerful, E-Class yet

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