Auto Shows, Motoring News, new models, VW

VW goes Arty with coming supersedan

Four-door implements new VW design language New interpretation for the front section Expressive design, practical virtues WOLFSBURG, Germany - Three months to go until its launch at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show but VW has released to The Corner an image of the contours of its new Arteon sedan. The automaker says it will be… Continue reading VW goes Arty with coming supersedan

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

Motoring News, new models, sports cars

New Lotus Exige Sport 380 – find out what ‘fastest’ means

Fastest Exige yet: 0-100km/h 3.5sec, 280km/h Aerodynamic downforce 140kg at top speed Nose-to-tail carbon components standard LONDON, England - "High-powered, highly-evolved, ferociously fast" is how British sports-car maker Lotus describes its new Exige Sport 380. This top-of-the-range model, Lotus adds, has gained from lessons learned during development of the Exige Sport 350 launched in 2015… Continue reading New Lotus Exige Sport 380 – find out what ‘fastest’ means

Auto Shows, Motoring News, new models, VW

World’s tiniest four-seater? VW Up! ups sales stakes

VW compact gets new cabin/exterior designs Up! Beats coming first-quarter 2017 Four models of the cute four-seater UITENHAGE, Eastern Cape - Volkswagen's compact car, the Up!, now has "sharper lines, sporty design", new colours, new wheels, additional features and has been launched in South Africa to add to the more than 4800 which, VW says,… Continue reading World’s tiniest four-seater? VW Up! ups sales stakes

Motoring News, new models, suv

17 models, four diesels, in new Peugeot 3008

All-new Peugeot 3008 early in 2017 All versions to have latest i-Cockpit Compact steering-wheel, two touchscreens THE NEXT Peugeot 3008 SUV should be arriving in South Africa in early 2017 with the potential for 17 models and four diesel engines and a 'revolutionary' instrument panel - i-Cockpit - and cabin facia. The SUV is, its… Continue reading 17 models, four diesels, in new Peugeot 3008

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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

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Honda Rebel: Sorry guys, but you just don’t do Harley

HONDA MOTORCYCLES has announced a new motorcycle for 2017 that, the bikemaker says, is "a totally fresh take on custom cool - the Rebel". How cliched... Anyway, if any of you remember a film called 'Easy Rider' you're probably old enough to remember flashback bikes such as this and maybe even buy one. Slim, blacked-out… Continue reading Honda Rebel: Sorry guys, but you just don’t do Harley

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’

electric cars, high tech, Motoring News, new models, VW

VW e-Golf: Longer range, more speed, all-digital

More power promised - and more speed Fully digital and 'gesturised' instrument display  One of few four-door battery-cars available  LOS Angeles, California - Volkswagen is using the 2016 Los Angeles auto show to punt a fresh generation of its electric Golf. VW said at the show that, compared to its predecessor, this zero-emissions battery-car has… Continue reading VW e-Golf: Longer range, more speed, all-digital

2017 MAYBACH CONVERTIBLE. image: Mercedes-Benz
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Magic Maybach: The latest is an S650 Cabrio to droolio for

All 'extras' included - check the price 463kW and 1000Nm from its V12 Only car with seats looking like fur coats STUTTGART, Germany -  The first cabriolet from the Mercedes‑Maybach brand is celebrating its debut at the Los Angeles auto show ahead of appearing in showrooms in early 2917. Only 300 will be assembled and… Continue reading Magic Maybach: The latest is an S650 Cabrio to droolio for