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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…

Bakkies, Motoring News, new models, off-road, VW

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

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

2016 Nissan NP200 ICE. Image: Nissan SA / Motorpress
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Head for a beach – chill with a new Nissan ICE

Cool colours, extra cabin goodies Choice of petrol or diesel power Special and unique aluminium bits Want to chill in a ready-made tricked-out brand-new bakkie? Nissan SA figured you might so has created an International Cruiser Executive version of its NP200 baby truck with a choice of petrol or diesel power. The Corner quite likes… Continue reading Head for a beach – chill with a new Nissan ICE

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

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

Tunland Granite bakkie: Image: Foton
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Granite: Hard-to-beat 4×2 special from Foton SA

Special black bits added for new look Available now from dealers nationwide Brand backed by Imperial Holdings Foton South Africa, backed by the highly reputable Imperial Holdings, has brought out a special edition of its 4x2 Tunland double-cab bakkie bearing black accessories that are said to "change the exterior appearance significantly". It's badged as Granite… Continue reading Granite: Hard-to-beat 4×2 special from Foton SA

New Gazoo racing Hilux for Dakar 2017
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New ace driver for Gazoo Toyota’s 2017 Dakar Hilux

Dakar racers go rear-wheel drive 'It's an exciting time' - Glyn Hall Higher ride, on-board tyre inflators KYALAMI, Gauteng - Toyota SA and Toyota Gazoo Racing SA are making major changes to their strategy for Dakar 2017 and beyond, including a new race bakkie and a new driving team. The vehicle: the Toyota Hilux Evo… Continue reading New ace driver for Gazoo Toyota’s 2017 Dakar Hilux

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Milk the extra power from your Isuzu KB bakkie

End of the flat spot under full throttle claimed Five modes for different situations Pack in as much as an extra 40kW Did you know that there's as much as 110Nm more torque lurking in the D-TEQ engine of your Isuzu KB300? There is, according to Steve's Auto Clinic. SAC says a “Lekker Ou Jan” performance upgrade will… Continue reading Milk the extra power from your Isuzu KB bakkie

Suzuki Super Carry. Image: Suzuki SA
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Suzy Super Carry goes coastal for Hospice

GOING COASTAL: The Suzuki Super Carry takes five after the down run from Johannesburg to Port Shepstone. Image: Suzuki SA The challenge: Drive 750km with a load of 750kg on R750 worth of fuel with a Suzuki Super Carry. This challenge, dubbed the #SuperCarry750 challenge, was conceived when the team at Suzuki Auto South Africa… Continue reading Suzy Super Carry goes coastal for Hospice