THE MERC X-TRUCK: Image: Mercedes-Benz / Newspress
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Meet the Merc Navara bakkie… coming in 2018

Merc's muscle bakkie from Nissan SA seen by M-B as major market Expect the two versions in 2018 LES STEPHENSON Once-upon-a-time there were the two 'M's in South Africa - no, not the sweeties, but the automakers Mercedes-Benz and Mitsubishi with upmarket 4x4 bakkies that could go into all-wheel drive mode up to 100km/h and… Continue reading Meet the Merc Navara bakkie… coming in 2018

2017 Ford Kuga Image: Ford / Newspress
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Next Ford Kuga: See what the new spec will bring

New engine included - see fuel-burn data Luxury spec at top end of range SYNC 3 comms will talk nicely to you BRENTWOOD, England - The next Ford Kuga, due in South Africa in soon (so if you're in the market, hang on for good prices on current models) claims to deliver an even more… Continue reading Next Ford Kuga: See what the new spec will bring

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One year on – and SA gets latest Sportage SUV

Fourth generation of Kia's best-selling compact SUV More refined, new high-quality cabin Stronger body, new active safety tech Kia's fourth-generation Sportage SUV, introduced at the Frankfurt auto show in September 2015 already, has just been launched in South Africa. Some engines have been carried over from the previous package but the rest of the latest… Continue reading One year on – and SA gets latest Sportage SUV

2016 C-CLASS CABRIOLET: Image: Mercedes-Benz SA / Quickpic
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Hail the Cab: Take a look at the latest Merc C-Class

AMG performance - even the roof is fast High-tech engine in a luxury medium car Made for drivers who love, well, driving Mercedes-AMG is launching the first drop-top member of the still new C-Class family - a C43 4Matic Cabriolet - the convertible version of the C43 4Matic Coupé. The all-season Cabriolet has a combination of a… Continue reading Hail the Cab: Take a look at the latest Merc C-Class

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Test drive: Mini bosses review first of new hybrids

Bosses behind the wheel for Mini test Hybrid model first from the brand Three driving modes, even better handling MUNICH, Germany - Mini, now a subsidiary of BMW, is close to launching its first hybrid car so what better way of checking a close-to-production product that getting two of the bosses to drive it? They… Continue reading Test drive: Mini bosses review first of new hybrids

ICE-DRIVING WITH McLAREN: Newspress/Mc:Laren
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We’ve bush and sand – but how about ice-driving?

Pure McLaren announces first ice driving experience Winter testing deep in the frozen Arctic Only winter driving experience with McLaren Sports Series LONDON, England - Pure McLaren has announced its first ice-driving experience for January 2017 with plans to run the session in northern Finland, 320km north of the Arctic Circle. It's claimed it will be the world's only… Continue reading We’ve bush and sand – but how about ice-driving?

2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Image: GM
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2017 Trailblazer SUV: ‘More comfort, safer than ever’

Class-leading' tech with MyLink More crash-avoidance features Five new models from R464 000 PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - Chevrolet says it has again "come out swinging" in the seven-seat SUV market with a revised Trailblazer line-up that, the automaker says, is even better value and has more drivetrain and specification option The 2017 range is made… Continue reading 2017 Trailblazer SUV: ‘More comfort, safer than ever’

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Super-potent Tiguan diesel now selling in Europe

180kW two-litre bi-turbo tops Tiguan line-up Only with SEL and R-Line features Engine range 'now complete' says VW VW Europe will have its most potent Tiguan SUV yet for order (in the UK, at least) later in October (2016), topping even the Golf GTI for performance. The 180kW bi-turbo diesel, badged BiTDI, has 40kW more on tap than the previously most-powerful… Continue reading Super-potent Tiguan diesel now selling in Europe

Ford Everest production starts in South Africa
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Ford SA now a global hub for Everest production

Everest production starts at Silverton plant Range to grow from two to eight models 2.2 Duratorq TDCi 4x4 or 4x2, manual or auto PRETORIA, South Africa - Production of Ford's Everest sport utility vehicle has started at the automaker's facility in Silverton, Pretoria. The new and expanded range is due for release in South Africa… Continue reading Ford SA now a global hub for Everest production

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Debut at 2016 Paris auto show

Outlander's design overhauled, top to bottom More driver involvement thanks to uprated chassis Outlander PHEV under evaluation for SA market PARIS, France - Mitsubishi Motors is sending a strong statement about the company's future at the 2016 Paris auto show, its onslaught led by SUV contenders such as the refreshed Outlander and the Outlander Plug-In… Continue reading Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Debut at 2016 Paris auto show