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

EXTRA POLISH FOR DUSTER: Image: Renault SA / Quickpic
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Renault Duster range gets new shine for summer

Dynamique variants deliver 4.8 litres/100km New centre console, seat fabric, head and tail lights Rear parking camera added to specification list JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Renault says it has done a refresher course with its Duster SUV for the coming South African summer by adding features to what was already a pretty cool package. For… Continue reading Renault Duster range gets new shine for summer

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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Honda adds BR-V seven-seater to SUV range

CR-V and HR-V models get a sister Seven seats, 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine New six-speed manual transmission Honda SA has added a third and all-new model to its range of sport utility vehicles - the BR-V, to join the established CR-V and the highly popular HR-V which arrived in South Africa in 2015. "Though instantly recognisable,"… Continue reading Honda adds BR-V seven-seater to SUV range

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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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High-Rider leads Toyota push for new drive units

Three new models, each a unique vehicle Fuel-saving shells, electric drives Take your own generating on camping trips PARIS, France - Toyota's all-new Coupe High-Rider crossover SUV is the latest example of the what the automaker says is a drive towards greater stylistic freedom. Akio Toyoda’s determination "to allow greater stylistic freedom and promote creative engineering"… Continue reading High-Rider leads Toyota push for new drive units

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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

MERCEDES GENERATION EQ: Image: Newspress/Mercedes-Benz
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Electric mobility: Mercedes flips the switch

Two motors, 700Nm, five sec to 100km/h EQ concept for all Mercedes vehicles EQ? Means 'Electric Intelligence' PARIS, France - Mercedes-Benz is using its "Generation EQ" model at the Paris auto show to demonstrate how electric cars might soon move into the fast lane. It's not only the high-tech car's world premiere but the start of… Continue reading Electric mobility: Mercedes flips the switch