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Mazda’s all-new CX-5 debuts in South Africa

New generation of 'innovative, attractive, Mazdas' CX-5 'sleeker, sportier, and safer' Auto gearbox for Dynamic derivatives JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Five years down the line since its launch in 2012 comes a fresh version of Mazda's CX-5 with a new range of vehicles featuring - a "core model" sold in more than 120 countries. Mazda says… Continue reading Mazda’s all-new CX-5 debuts in South Africa

2017 SEAT LEON CUPRA 300: Image: Seat / Newspress
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Hotter Cupra: VW, are we missing something here?

Latest version of Seat’s iconic Leon Cupra Most powerful Seat road car in the brand’s history All-wheel-drive, DSG auto gearbox for ST SPANISH automaker Seat has taken its sporty Leon Cupra to a higher level with the production of its 300 range which is due for launch in Europe in March 2017. Seat - the Cupra in… Continue reading Hotter Cupra: VW, are we missing something here?

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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For Christmas, by AMG: Most powerful E-Class yet

Merc-AMG's most intelligent sport sedan Setting benchmarks for tech innovation 450kW - and 50-year-old engine tech AFFALTERBACH, Germany - The Mercedes-AMG is turning the most intelligent executive saloon into the most powerful E-Class yet in the shape of the next generation of the E 63 4Matic+ and E 63 S 4Matic+. The cars are also,… Continue reading For Christmas, by AMG: Most powerful E-Class yet

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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

WORLD'S FASTEST BATTERY-CAR: It's the NextEV's EP9 electric supecar. Image: NextEV / Newspress
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Supercar Nio EV slashes ‘Ring record – but how fast?

NextEV Nio embodies carmaker of future Nio EP9 - the world’s fastest electric car Nürburgring Nordschliefe lap time slashed LONDON, England - NextEV has unveiled the world's fastest battery-car, the Nio EP9. How fast? Read on... "The Nio," its makers say, "will help people to re-discover the joyful lifestyle of car ownership by creating vehicles… Continue reading Supercar Nio EV slashes ‘Ring record – but how fast?

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Nissan adds 2.0 diesel to X-Trail range

New two-litre, 132kW, 'what buyers want' First Xtronic CVT with AWD on X-Trail Six-speed AWD, Xtronic 2X4 also on offer LONDON, England - Nissan has launched a new, more powerful and larger-capacity diesel engine for its flagship X-Trail crossover. First deliveries in the UK are expected in early 2017. The new engine has an output… Continue reading Nissan adds 2.0 diesel to X-Trail range

MAKING WAVES: LA Surfers Experience New Land Rover Discovery ahead of US premiere
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Landy goes surfing, California-style

LOS ANGELES, California - Big-wave surfing legend Laird Hamilton and members of the Silicon Beach Surfers have given the new Land Rover Discovery the sport's seal of approval. Laird was joined by eight-year-old future surf star Jett Prefontaine and the Silicon surfers at Point Mugu in Malibu as he reconfigured the premium SUV’s seats from… Continue reading Landy goes surfing, California-style

Jaguar i-Pace Image: Newspress/Jaguar
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Jaguar I-Pace: We’re a day ahead of the launch (V)

Virtual already - next 2016 Los Angeles auto show First Jaguar pure-electric performance car VIP guests get pre-show virtual reality experience LOS ANGELES, California - Jaguar says it has torn up the rule book in the creation of this concept electric SUV "with its supercar looks, sports-car performance and SUV space, all in one electric… Continue reading Jaguar I-Pace: We’re a day ahead of the launch (V)

AUDI OUT OF LE MANS: Image: Audi Motorsport
4x4, Audi, electric cars, Motoring News, motorsport

End of a racing era for Audi sports cars

Audi to close its sports-car programme 18 years and 106 wins from 186 races Tech transfer from race cars to roads INGOLSTADT, Germany - Audi is ending an era. On Saturday, November 19, not only the current season of the FIA World Endurance championship (WEC) will end in Bahrain but also Audi will end its… Continue reading End of a racing era for Audi sports cars