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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

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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Turbo Tucson: Two superdiesels blow into SA

Diesel additions take range to seven No 4x4 for Turbo Tucsons, however Leather throughout, whole new nose Two diesel Turbo Tucsons have been added to Hyundai's compact SUV range that has, its South African distributor says, became a top-seller in its segment since launch here in early 2016. The Turbo Tucsons take to seven the… Continue reading Turbo Tucson: Two superdiesels blow into SA

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Suzuki going big in SA on modest Baleno

Two models - one coming with autobox 1.4 engine same in all models Fuel consumption in low fives Suzuki's Baleno hatchback, launched at the September 2015 Frankfurt auto show, is arriving in South African showrooms this month more than a year later - but The Corner thinks the cars, a sort of larger version of… Continue reading Suzuki going big in SA on modest Baleno

VW Polo Vivo for build in Kenya. Image: VW/Quickpic
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Once the Beetle, now the Polo, for Kenya build

• Agreement to produce Polo Vivo with local partner • Beginning of engagement in emerging market • Production scheduled to commence at end of 2016 NAIROBI, Kenya / WOLFSBURG, Germany - Volkswagen continues to drive forward with the regionalisation of the global automotive business. The brand is planning to start production of the Polo Vivo… Continue reading Once the Beetle, now the Polo, for Kenya build

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Image: Chevrolet / Newspress
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New Camaro smashes own Nurburg record

DETROIT, Michigan - Chevrolet has released a video of a 2017 Camaro ZL1 lapping the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7min29.60 - 11.67sec quicker than the previous ZL1 Al Oppenheiser, the Camaro's chief engineer, explained: "To be almost 12sec quicker than the fifth-generation ZL1 is testament to the advanced design and technology of the new ZL1. "From… Continue reading New Camaro smashes own Nurburg record

Audi A5/S5 Coupes launched in SA. Image: Audi SA / Motorpress
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First look: Audi’s A5 Coupes hit UK showrooms

SE, Sport and S line spec on all models Three TDI, two TFSI, engines join A5 Coupé range Flagship S5 in either shell with 265kW / 500Nm LONDON, England - Less than a month after its European debut at the Paris autoshow, the successor to the five-door Audi acclaimed for wrapping high functionality in a captivating… Continue reading First look: Audi’s A5 Coupes hit UK showrooms

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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