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Cruising downhill in neutral will save you petrol? 5 fuel-saving myths
2017/09/14 11:02:03 AM
 
Cash-strapped motorists faced yet another increase in the fuel price in September 2017.
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#InnovationMonth: How AI will change the automotive game for the better
2017/09/12 09:01:19 AM
 
As the “fourth industrial revolution”, championed by the World Economic Forum`s Klaus Schwab, gains momentum, it`s thrilling to anticipate what this means for the automotive industry - and as a result, cities of the future.
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Gallery: Toyota Hilux Raider Black Edition
2017/09/11 09:24:17 AM
 
The Toyota Hilux Raider Black 2.8 is the most recent special edition bakkie to be launched in South Africa.
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2018 SA Car of the Year: Here are the semi-finalists!
2017/09/08 09:50:08 AM
 
The semi-finalists in the 2018 South African Car of the Year (CoTY) competition has been revealed.
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Tucson Sport ticks the right boxes
2017/09/07 11:28:01 AM
 
Dressed in go-faster sporty gear, the latest addition to Hyundai`s popular Tucson range must rank as one of the sexiest-looking and best-equipped SUVs in its class.
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New driver demerit system: 6 things SA motorist should know
2017/09/06 11:13:45 AM
 
The controversial Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Bill moves a step closer to implementation in South Africa.
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Another good month for SA car sales: `Encouraging gains` in August 2017
2017/09/04 10:10:22 AM
 
"New vehicle sales recorded encouraging gains for the second consecutive month," reports National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).
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Turning the smartphone into a smart car key
2017/08/29 10:14:41 AM
 
When the Frankfurt International auto show opens its doors to the public on September 14, leading automotive equipment and tech provider Bosch will be demonstrating a new digital feature called Perfectly Keyless, that can turn any driver`s smartphone into a hands-free car key for opening and closing doors.
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E-tolls a failure, so Sanral proposes `Plan B`
2017/08/28 09:59:58 AM
 
The government has proposed new laws following the dismal failure of e-tolling revenue collection from Gauteng motorists, who owe more than R6 billion in unpaid tolls.
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Twin Peaks signed into law
2017/08/24 02:40:01 PM
 
News 24 reported that President Jacob Zuma signed into law the Financial Sector Regulation Act 2017 on 21 August.
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WATCH: VW debuts new T-Roc crossover
2017/08/24 10:34:04 AM
 
As part of its biggest model offensive yet, Volkswagen is expanding its range with the addition of a new compact crossover - the T-Roc.
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#FordKuga fire threat: More than 7000 affected in recall for SA
2017/08/23 09:04:38 AM
 
Late in July 2017, Ford South Africa announced "Phase 2" of its local Kuga recall. A week later, a Kuga SUV caught fire along the N12 East in Jet Park, Boksburg.
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‘Hippie Kombi’ coming back: VW to build ID Buzz
2017/08/22 10:13:20 AM
 
Volkswagen has officially given the green light to its ID Buzz concept vehicle, although it’ll be another five years before the production vehicle actually arrives in showrooms.
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Renault’s updated crossover range: Will it Captur new owners?
2017/08/21 09:42:57 AM
 
Renault has enhanced its local Captur crossover range which now boasts refreshed styling, new technology and a more diverse model line-up.
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Cold snap grips SA: How to drive in ice and snow
2017/08/18 10:37:27 AM
 
A weather warning has been issued across parts of South Africa cautioning drivers to be aware of icy conditions and even snow.
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Fiat Panda is back, and improved: We take a spin
2017/08/17 10:47:58 AM
 
Fiat’s quirky little A segment Panda is back in South Africa, this time with a grunty little 875cc TwinAir turbopetrol prime mover, shared with the Fiat 500, that not only enables it to escape import duty and make some impressive emissions claims, but also adds an extra dimension to the car’s persona.
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Big fuel price hike likely for September
2017/08/16 10:46:47 AM
 
South African motorists can expect more pain at the fuel pumps from the beginning of September, with mid-month fuel price data pointing towards a rather hefty price increase.
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Pay fines before renewing your licence?
2017/08/15 11:37:26 AM
 
Is There Any Way Around It?
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Toyota launches special edition Hilux: Tough is the new black
2017/08/14 10:04:11 AM
 
South Africa’s most popular bakkie, the Toyota Hilux, is now available in special-edition `Black` guise, according to the automaker.
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Review: Fiat`s Tipo modestly ticking all the boxes
2017/08/11 01:27:40 PM
 
Family sedans are all about practicality, convenience and good fuel consumption.
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Buying a car? Here`s how to test-drive a new or second-hand vehicle
2017/08/10 09:54:26 AM
 
Perhaps you regard test-driving a car, as a spontaneous, carefree adventure where you get the chance to take your desired and potentially new ‘ride’ for a spin around the block.
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DRIVEN: VW`s hottest hatch in SA - halo Golf R
2017/08/08 09:23:05 AM
 
Clarence Drive is one of the most beautiful and thrilling roads in the Western Cape. It also makes for the perfect route to drive Volkswagen`s hottest hatchback yet in South Africa.
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These are the 10 cheapest cars for sale in South Africa right now
2017/08/07 09:22:37 AM
 
With vehicle prices having increased substantially over the past few years, it has become almost impossible to find a new car in the sub-R100,000 range.
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A Hyundai Elantra with real sporting ambitions
2017/08/04 10:31:23 AM
 
It doesn`t take long to figure out that the all-new Hyundai Elantra wants to do more than just beat the Corolla and its C-Segment buddies at the sensible sedan gig, with all its Uber journeys, family commutes and schmoozy repping.
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Diesel vs. petrol? Here are eight critical things to consider
2017/08/03 09:24:19 AM
 
When it comes to selecting your new car there are many things to consider.
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Good news for SA! Car sales rise, `massive` increase in exports - Naamsa
2017/08/02 08:57:05 AM
 
South Africa’s new vehicle sales grew 4.1% in July with a total of 46 719 units sold, reports the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).
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SUV sales in SA: Crossovers and uber luxury vehicles
2017/08/01 10:22:55 AM
 
Traditional passenger car volumes might still be declining, as South African consumers adjust to disposable incomes affected by the country’s technical recession but there’s one market segment which is immune to local economic issues.
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Pressure is on for South African motor dealers
2017/07/31 09:53:20 AM
 
At the recent Gauteng leg of the Business of the Year (Boty) roadshow, Gary McCraw, director of the National Automobile Dealers` Association (Nada), noted that, apart from having to operate in tough economic conditions, motor dealers in South Africa are under increasing business management pressure.
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URGENT WARNING - BANK USED REPOS (PTY) LTD
2017/07/28 09:10:51 AM
 
The IDA and IDA Risk Management hereby advise that we have no connection with the party by the name of BANK USED REPOS (PTY) LTD as per the links above which uses our logo and FSP number illegally on their website pages
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Ford begins phase 2 of Kuga recall
2017/07/27 09:44:51 AM
 
Ford South Africa has commenced with phase 2 of its safety recall action for all affected Kuga 1.6 models, it announced in a statement on Wednesday.
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How much more you need to earn in 2017 to afford the same car you could last year
2017/07/26 10:11:42 AM
 
Research by analytics group Lightstone in 2016 showed the value of the car you could afford on your monthly salary in South Africa – this is how much more you would need to earn now to afford the same vehicles.
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Renault Duster EDC Automatic (2017) Launch Review
2017/07/25 10:20:19 AM
 
Renault has bolstered its (already extensive) compact family car line-up with the introduction of a dual-clutch automatic derivative of the Duster. We attended the local launch in Johannesburg to drive the French marque`s new addition and these are our conclusions:
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Cost of motoring continues to increase
2017/07/24 10:47:40 AM
 
The overall cost of motoring is on the rise despite recent cuts to interest rates and fuel prices, as well as a slowdown in vehicle price inflation. The monthly mobility basket - which comprises instalments, fuel, insurance, and maintenance fees - has increased 24.2% since July 2013.
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`Significant drop` in SA car price inflation - TransUnion
2017/07/21 10:48:18 AM
 
TransUnion says its latest Vehicle Pricing Index "should be music to the ears of consumers who’ve been itching to buy a new vehicle".
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Takata yet to prove new airbag inflators are safe
2017/07/20 11:34:05 AM
 
Takata`s bankruptcy filing in June was meant to draw a line under the auto industry`s biggest safety recall, but last week`s announcement of more air bag inflator recalls suggests automakers could face fresh liabilities in the future.
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Here it is! Mercedes reveals X-Class bakkie
2017/07/19 09:40:47 AM
 
The next big step in the gentrification of the once-humble pick-up is upon us.
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Subaru`s next-gen XV for SA: Prices and details
2017/07/18 09:23:19 AM
 
Just two months after its world premiere at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, the all-new Subaru XV is available in South Africa.
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How to deal with tow-truck cowboys
2017/07/17 10:47:31 AM
 
First on the scene, competent, mightily enthusiastic for the business, professional and a godsend when you’re vulnerable: tow-truck drivers often get a bad rap but that doesn’t mean the entire industry should be tarnished by a few rotters.
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12 life-saving tips for driving at night
2017/07/14 10:53:53 AM
 
More than half of all road crashes happen at night, even though traffic density is far higher during the day, according to statistics from the Road Transport Management Corporation.
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Next-gen Disco driven: Luxury meets off-road in SA
2017/07/13 10:55:18 AM
 
While submerged in a river about a metre deep in the latest Land Rover Discovery it dawned on me how detached I felt from the experience.
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South Africans love bakkies, 2017 sales reveal why
2017/07/12 09:15:46 AM
 
Low growth, rampant state expenditure and credit downgrades have delivered South Africa into a technical recession.
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Creating `competent drivers`: 8 tips for choosing a driving school in SA
2017/07/11 08:51:24 AM
 
he Automobile Association (AA) urges parents, guardians, and businesses with learner drivers, to ensure these new motorists are not only trained to pass driving tests, but are actually qualified behind the wheel.
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Grand i10 is a pack leader
2017/07/10 09:01:51 AM
 
The Hyundai`s Grand i10 might well be a little tyke in the heavily populated hatchback gene pool but it more than makes up for its size with lots of appealing features, cheeky looks, and perky ride.
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5 things you should know about the SA car industry
2017/07/07 10:43:27 AM
 
The South African motor industry is holding up surprisingly well in a tough economic environment that is being exacerbated by political turmoil, says economist Dr Azar Jammine, Director and chief economist at Econometrix.
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When and how to contest traffic fines
2017/07/06 11:02:50 AM
 
No one likes receiving a fine in the mail – they are usually expensive and often unexpected. But what do you do when you shouldn’t have gotten a fine in the first place?
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Opel SA revises Corsa line-up: `Price drops across the range`
2017/07/05 12:52:06 PM
 
Opel has revised its local Corsa range, with improved specifications for some variants and reduced prices across the range.
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SA car sales: `Mixed results` for June 2017
2017/07/04 08:55:04 AM
 
New vehicle sales for June reflect a mixed picture of the industry, says the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).
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Everest is hard to beat
2017/07/03 09:52:27 AM
 
The Toyota Hilux bakkie was well-entrenched as South Africa`s most popular bakkie until along came the Ford Ranger to erode its popularity.
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This 700-Horsepower 3D-Printed Supercar Is the Future of Car-Making
2017/06/30 11:13:11 AM
 
The Divergent 3D Blade demonstrates how 3D printing will make future supercars even cooler.
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Dealing with roadblocks in SA: Know your rights
2017/06/29 09:50:09 AM
 
As inconvenient as they may seem, roadblocks exist to ensure the safety and well-being of all road users, especially during peak traffic hours, holiday periods and over weekends.
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Isuzu KB 250 X-Rider 4x2 Double Cab (2017) Quick Review
2017/06/28 09:43:39 AM
 
The Isuzu KB X-Rider was initially offered as a limited edition model but after experiencing sales success in the local market, this spruced-up double cab is now a permanent fixture in the KB lineup. Should you consider the KB X-Rider? This quick review will help you decide.
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2017 motor dealer labour rate report
2017/06/27 10:45:30 AM
 
Lightstone Consumer has conducted an independent study among the dealerships of all major automotive manufacturers in South Africa to determine the current labour rates charged at dealership level.
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Economists predict big fuel price drop in July
2017/06/27 09:28:10 AM
 
Economists have predicted a large drop in fuel prices by July as the international oil price remains depressed.
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Car sounds and smells you should definitely investigate
2017/06/26 01:18:49 PM
 
Modern vehicles are miracles of packaging and engineering, with one model after the other becoming ever more efficient and quiet.
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Opel announces future plans for SA
2017/06/15 12:13:14 PM
 
Opel owners and fans can breathe a sigh of relief: the future of the brand in South Africa is assured with Wednesday`s announcement that the Williams Hunt group will take over as the dedicated distributor of the German brand.
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Robbed in seconds: Car-jammers in SA
2017/06/14 10:09:00 AM
 
South Africa is one of the world`s hot spots for hijacking and vehicle theft.
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Dealership Labour Rates: How Much Brands Charge in SA
2017/06/13 10:11:03 AM
 
Data specialists Lightstone Consumer have conducted an independent study among all major automotive manufacturers in South Africa to determine the current labour rates charged at franchised dealers. Consumers should find the results both interesting and insightful, take a look!
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Driven: 2017 Kia Rio 1.4 Tec
2017/06/12 10:07:05 AM
 
Kia`s Rio hatch has been updated for 2017 with an all-new model locally. The new model features a redesigned but familiar front-end.
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Balancing cars and wealth: The cost of a vehicle over time
2017/06/12 10:05:00 AM
 
Owning a vehicle is costly, but with a different approach, it could make a huge difference to one`s wealth over a lifetime.
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Heavy storm batters Cape Town: Here`s 12 items you`ll need in an emergency
2017/06/08 10:29:45 AM
 
A huge storm front is lashing South Africa, causing flooded roads and damage to vehicles. Here`s a DIY emergency kit for your car.
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Pimped-out Hyundai: New Tucson Sport in SA
2017/06/07 11:07:19 AM
 
Hyundai has added yet another derivative to its Tucson range - it`s called the Sport.
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Heavy storm to hit SA: Here`s what motorists should do
2017/06/06 12:31:49 PM
 
Storm warnings have been issued for the Western Cape this week. Do you know how to drive in extreme wet weather?
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Hyundai`s new Elantra arrives in SA: Prices, specs and rivals
2017/06/05 11:33:35 AM
 
Hyundai tapped into its `fluidic design` philosophy for the styling of the new Elantra
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New number plates for SA: 5 things you need to know
2017/06/02 10:27:46 AM
 
With talk of new number plate laws in South Africa set to come into effect later in 2017 (no official roll-out date has been set), it’s best to know how this will affect motorists.
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Toyota’s refreshed Yaris arrives in SA: Feel the Pulse
2017/06/01 09:57:45 AM
 
Toyota SA has launched its refreshed Yaris Pulse.
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Five tips to help get your car loan approved
2017/05/31 10:40:44 AM
 
Very few of us are ever lucky enough to buy a new car for cash; almost every new-vehicle purchase goes hand in hand with an application for finance. And that’s always the scariest part of the deal.
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Fuel relief beckons for SA motorists - AA
2017/05/30 10:31:50 AM
 
South African motorists are in for some fuel price relief in June 2017,
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Suzuki’s cheeky, keenly priced Ignis hits SA
2017/05/29 11:13:41 AM
 
Suzuki is hoping to make some waves in the sub-R200 000 market with this cheeky-looking and decidedly compact crossover called the Ignis, which is now on sale in South Africa.
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Fuel shocks! SA prices deciphered: how it fluctuated the last 10 years
2017/05/26 03:37:11 PM
 
Nearly 900 000 drivers are left stranded each year because they ignore their fuel warning light.
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An Up! GTI? Yes, Volkswagen confirms 2018 introduction
2017/05/23 10:04:22 AM
 
The 85kW Up GTi is powered by a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder direct injection petrol engine.
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Ford`s limited edition Fiesta ST 200 is available in SA
2017/05/22 10:51:00 AM
 
Only 160 Ford Fiesta ST200s will be available in South Africa.
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General Motors bids adieu to SA
2017/05/19 10:34:49 AM
 
General Motors (GM) plans to cease the production and sale of its vehicles in South Africa by the end of 2017, a move that has sparked jitters over job losses.
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SA`s car crime capital is.. (and it`s not Joburg)
2017/05/18 10:11:17 AM
 
The administrative capital of South Africa also happens to be the car crime capital, with the heart of the Pretoria CBD having recorded the highest number of vehicle-related crimes, followed by Sunnyside.
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Here`s how negligent drivers leave road users liable for damages
2017/05/17 09:46:06 AM
 
It`s important to know that even though negligent drivers might cause a collision, you could still be held liable to pay for damages.
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12 tips to avoid becoming a hijacking statistic
2017/05/16 09:22:56 AM
 
According to statistics released by the SAPS at the beginning of March, a total of 12 743 vehicles were hijacked in South Africa between April and December 2016 – that’s 14.9% more than in the 2015/16 financial year.
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The future is ELECTRIFYING
2017/05/15 11:17:56 AM
 
It’s the future, and it’s sexy.
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Driven: Mazda`s bold new CX-5 lands in SA
2017/05/12 11:55:25 AM
 
Mazda’s CX-5 has been around for a mere five years, yet it already accounts for around a quarter of Mazda’s global sales. With so much riding on this mid-sized SUV, it’s not surprising that Mazda would want to shorten the original’s life cycle a bit and keep it fresh, especially given how the competition is getting so much better.
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We have prices for Volkswagen`s Golf `7.5` and GTI in SA
2017/05/11 09:29:50 AM
 
Volkswagen`s popular GTI has received a fresher face and more power in 2017.
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Unpacking South Africa’s new bakkie laws: 5 things you should know
2017/05/09 10:09:21 AM
 
New road laws for SA will prohibit the transportation of school children, carried within the load-bay of a bakkie, for profit.
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New Suzuki Swift (2017) First Drive
2017/05/08 11:27:31 AM
 
Suzuki has finally built an all-new Swift, which is the successor to the Japanese brand`s best-selling product in South Africa. We sent our UK correspondent Wayne Gorrett to the South of France to drive it before the newcomer arrives on the local market later this year.
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Kia launches its new Soul in South Africa
2017/05/05 02:24:53 PM
 
Following its unveiling at the Paris Motors Show in September 2016, the enhanced KIA Soul this week makes its arrival on South African shores.
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Calling all dealers to join the revolution
2017/05/04 09:32:52 AM
 
In conversation with Dirk van der Walt, WeBuyCars director Commented on by dealers (Seen in article under: From a dealer`s point of view) Inspired by Dale Pollak
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SA`s new vehicle sales: Huge slump in April 2017
2017/05/03 10:01:37 AM
 
Naamsa recorded a drop in new vehicle sales during April 2017.
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2017 V90 Cross Country in SA: Prices, details and gallery!
2017/05/02 10:39:08 AM
 
Volvo is now offering its plush V90 CC in South Africa.
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Guaranteed jail time on the cards for drunk drivers in South Africa
2017/04/26 09:56:59 AM
 
The South African traffic department says that it is at an advanced stage in discussions with the justice department to institute harsher punishments for motorists who drink and drive – including a mandatory 2-year jail sentence with no bail.
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How much it cost to buy a second-hand car in South Africa in 1992
2017/04/25 09:40:37 AM
 
AutoTrader recently announced that it was shutting down its print magazine after 25 years of circulation.
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Here`s how much the 2017 VW Amarok bakkie will cost in SA
2017/04/24 09:26:13 AM
 
Volkswagen`s updated Amarok will arrive in South Africa later in April. Here`s how much the automaker`s flagship bakkie will cost as well as details on the 3.0-litre TDI V6.
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Renault launches updated Clio, GT-line in SA
2017/04/21 09:32:33 AM
 
Renault gives its popular Clio hatchback an update with the introduction of the new GT-Line.
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Rehab for bad drivers?
2017/04/20 09:38:01 AM
 
Parliament has heard about a proposed rehabilitation programme to be launched at the same time as the new demerit system.
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Infinti QX80 Monograph to showcase ‘luxury and presence’
2017/04/18 11:53:49 AM
 
Infinti has unveiled the QX80 Monograph, signalling Infinti`s intention to further develop its standing in the large SUV segment.
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What junk status means for car owners
2017/04/13 10:43:26 AM
 
South Africa has been downgraded to junk status by Standard & Poor`s and Fitch Ratings. As this may not have short-term effects on the average South African, the long-term effects of being downgraded will lead to higher interest rates and will make life a lot more expensive.
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Chinese D20 lands in SA to take on the Polo Vivo
2017/04/12 10:43:38 AM
 
Chinese car brands generally haven`t had a very successful run in South Africa despite typically offering major price savings over established makes.
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Have you checked your car: Happy Holiday or highway to hell?
2017/04/11 09:06:48 AM
 
Clare Vale urges motorists to check their vehicles before embarking on busy roads for the Easter holidays.
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Jeep`s most powerful SUV yet: Meet the 527kW Trackhawk!
2017/04/10 09:30:48 AM
 
According to Jeep, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the world`s fastest SUV ever.
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Volkswagen Move up! (2017) Review
2017/04/07 09:01:56 AM
 
Not long after the 2015 launch of the original Volkswagen Up! in South Africa, a facelifted model was announced.
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Mazda CX-3 is a cross-over with style
2017/04/06 10:08:55 AM
 
The recently spruced-up Mazda CX-3 is a multi-role pleaser and the latest shining star in the fold of the once strong brand which is rapidly regaining individual market traction since moving out of the shadow of the Ford stable.
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This is how much the 2017 Toyota 86 will cost in SA
2017/04/05 10:52:12 AM
 
Toyota`s back-to-basics rear-drive, front-engined sports car: the 86 has undergone a mid-life facelift.
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March shows growth in new vehicle sales
2017/04/04 09:42:07 AM
 
Amidst uncertainty, South Africa`s new vehicle industry grew 2.1% in March, with total sales of 48,534 vehicles according to the latest data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).
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Driven in SA: The new Mini Countryman has grown up
2017/04/03 09:13:19 AM
 
Mini`s new Cooper Countryman is definitely a lot bigger than the outgoing model.
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How to photograph your car and make it look flawless
2017/03/31 09:38:11 AM
 
Photography is much like a science of its own and much more so when the subject of the experiment is your vehicle.
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Ford SA expands safety recall to include Fiesta ST
2017/03/30 10:34:35 AM
 
Ford has expanded its safety recall, issued earlier in 2017 for affected Kuga SUVs, to include more than 1000 Fiesta ST models produced from September 2012 to December 2014.
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You`ll never guess how many vehicles are registered in SA
2017/03/29 10:09:59 AM
 
According to eNatis, there are more than 12-million vehicles registered in South Africa.
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Mazda BT-50 is designed for fun
2017/03/27 09:35:24 AM
 
Smartened up for the city, cool enough to be enjoyed and admired by the leisure crowd, and tough enough for the rough and tumble of a challenging off-road meander – that`s the face-lifted Mazda BT-50.
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AARTO: Rehabilitation school for SA road traffic offenders?
2017/03/24 09:39:29 AM
 
Those found guilty of breaking road rules by a court of law will have to complete a mandatory rehabilitation programme under the new proposed demerit system, Parliament has heard.
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Future of automotive technologies: Insights for South Africa
2017/03/23 08:41:36 AM
 
According to the recently released Deloitte`s Global Automotive Consumer Study, South African consumers are more likely to desire advanced automation technology when choosing cars compared to consumers in the United Kingdom, Germany, China, Mexico, and South Korea.
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Fuel-efficiency myths unpacked - and busted!
2017/03/22 10:44:39 AM
 
As the cost of fuel fuel takes an ever-bigger bite out of everybody’s budget, old wives tales about how to get the most mileage out of your fuel are resurfacing.
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The fine print: Understanding the rules of the road
2017/03/17 11:42:20 AM
 
Knowing your rights when it comes to paying fines is crucial.
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South Africa`s 2017 Car of the Year is...
2017/03/16 11:10:11 AM
 
Kyalami – South Africa’s Wesbank/SAGMJ 2017 Car of the Year is the Opel Astra.
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Sporty Lexus oozes eye candy
2017/03/15 09:05:14 AM
 
Lexus has undergone a welcome metamorphosis in recent times, binning its ho-hum looks for a much more youthful and sportier image – a design message clearly broadcast by the Japanese luxury carmaker`s new IS 350 F Sport sedan.
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2017 Nissan Navara in SA: We have prices and specs
2017/03/14 08:47:24 AM
 
IT`S HERE!The 2017 Nissan Navara has arrived in SA.
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Shaping the future: Driving BMW`s electric i3
2017/03/13 10:27:16 AM
 
The BMW i3 is a good indication of the direction the motoring world is heading in.
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NCR warns about pawning vehicles for loans
2017/03/10 01:24:46 PM
 
The National Credit Regulator (NCR) is concerned about the rising number of consumers who pawn their motor vehicles in order to obtain loans.
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#GenevaMotorShow: SUVs and bakkies destined for SA?
2017/03/09 11:42:34 AM
 
Wheels24 writer Lance Branquinho deciphers which cars unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show will be of importance to South Africans, including the Mercedes-Benz X-Class, Volvo`s new XC60 and the Range Rover Velar.
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Alfa`s Giulia sports sedan is here: SA prices
2017/03/08 09:09:21 AM
 
Franschhoek, Western Cape – This area is said to have some of the world’s finest driving roads, so it’s an appropriate, if ambitious, setting for the launch of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia, the car with which Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is hoping to rewrite the dynamic handling book for D segment sedans.
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Scammed: Woman`s car stolen in elaborate con
2017/03/07 11:00:26 AM
 
An Upington resident has been conned out of her car in an elaborate scam.
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Now Mercedes is recalling cars over fire risk
2017/03/06 11:35:28 AM
 
Ford is not the only car company putting out fires. Mercedes-Benz has just announced a global recall that affects around 1 million cars, over a fire risk caused by a starter part.
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`Positive` SA vehicle sales for February 2017 - Naamsa
2017/03/02 10:34:34 AM
 
New vehicle sales in South Africa showed a "positive trend" with 48 113 units sold in February 2017, reports Naamsa (National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa).
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Creta will rattle opposition cages
2017/03/01 09:21:25 AM
 
Hyundai has extended its local fleet lineup with the addition of a three-model Creta compact crossover that is not only going to cause opposition jitters but might even pinch a portion of the substantial sales being notched up by its bigger boet Tucson.
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Consumers want to buy cars on the web
2017/02/28 09:21:14 AM
 
The overwhelming majority of consumers are now happy to look to the internet when researching a car to buy.
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`They are NOT above the law!` - Readers respond to SA`s lawless taxis
2017/02/27 11:14:23 AM
 
Reckless driving, aggressive behaviour... Minibus taxi drivers are notorious for dangerous road behaviour in South Africa.
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Scorpion hoverbike - the scariest thing on wings
2017/02/24 11:15:46 AM
 
It had to happen, we suppose. As battery-powered quadcopter drones became bigger and more powerful, with greater lift capacity, it was only a matter of time before somebody put a seat on one to create a hoverbike.
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#Budget2017: Naamsa responds to Gordhan`s speech
2017/02/23 10:57:35 AM
 
The 2017 SA Budget sees increases in the fuel levy.
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Which is better petrol or diesel? 8 things you should know before you buy a car
2017/02/22 09:15:04 AM
 
We list pros and cons of both petrol and diesel-powered cars.
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#Budget2017: Fuel levy hike almost certain
2017/02/21 09:32:45 AM
 
Johannesburg. Motorists are almost certain to pay more for fuel after this year`s budget is announced, as a rise in the fuel levy is considered to be a certainty.
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Suzuki Swift 1.2 RS: Limited edition hatch in SA
2017/02/20 02:11:44 PM
 
Japan’s popular compact car manufacturer has announced that it will introduce a Special Edition Suzuki Swift in South Africa in limited numbers.
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Yesteryear’s style with today’s technology
2017/02/17 09:27:20 AM
 
In 1970, the Challenger was Dodge’s answer to the Mustang and Camaro. It was meant to be a ‘pony’ car but was huge, looking more like a muscle-car.
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10 practical tips for those considering installing a snorkel on their vehicle
2017/02/16 09:23:57 AM
 
This simple device does exactly what it says on the box.
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New G650 Landaulet: Meet the epic 463kW Maybach G-Wagon
2017/02/15 11:18:47 AM
 
Following the Mercedes-Maybach S Class and the S 650 Cabriolet, the G 650 Landaulet joins the Mercedes-Maybach family.
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#Ingozi: So the Transport dept has launched a road safety TV show
2017/02/14 12:36:36 PM
 
A new television programme will be aired in SA to highlight the importance of road safety.
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Refreshed Mitsubishi ASX arrives in SA: Details, prices
2017/02/13 09:39:58 AM
 
Mitsubishi’s popular compact crossover, the ASX, receives a facelift for 2017. In addition to the company’s new Dynamic Shield design language, the ASX range now includes a new 2.0 MIVEC six-speed CVT derivative.
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SA Car of the Year 2017: Top 5 contenders, dark horse and disappointments
2017/02/10 10:01:02 AM
 
The 2017 WesBank SAGMJ Car of the Year is upon and it`s a rare jury member indeed whom has not yet selected his/her top cars for the title ahead of testing
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Maserati`s terrain-tamer now in SA
2017/02/09 10:34:40 AM
 
Maserati has done what Porsche did in 2003, Jaguar and Bentley did last year, and what Rolls-Royce and Alfa Romeo will do soon – cross over into SUV territory.
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`SA safety ratings should be displayed on car windows` - AA
2017/02/08 10:44:26 AM
 
As Europe marks the 20th anniversary of Euro NCAP, the Automobile Association (AA) believes it is a unique opportunity to highlight the need for improved safety testing on cars in South Africa once again.
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Little Fiat 595 Abarth aims to make a big splash in SA
2017/02/07 11:48:19 AM
 
Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s Abarth range has been bolstered locally with the arrival of the all-new Abarth 595 range.
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When a tourist hits your car in SA: Here`s what you should do
2017/02/06 09:51:50 AM
 
With South Africa being one of the most beautiful countries in the world, it’s a given that it would be one of the more favourable tourist destinations.
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Reborn: A brand new, original 1978 Range Rover
2017/02/03 10:48:39 AM
 
This is the first of 10 first-generation Range Rovers that will be completely rebuilt by the Land Rover Classic workshop to become the Range Rover Reborn series, following the introduction of the Land Rover Series 1 Reborn programme in 2016.
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SA car sales: 2017 starts with modest growth
2017/02/02 10:00:12 AM
 
January 2017 laid a positive foundation for new vehicle sales for the rest of the year.
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And South Africa`s most Googled car brand is...
2017/02/01 10:25:19 AM
 
Data shows which are the most popular car brands searched on Google.
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Cape Town warns against vehicle licence fraud
2017/01/31 10:38:36 AM
 
he City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service has noticed an increasing trend of vehicle licence fraud.
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Consumers in for another hard year
2017/01/30 09:43:11 AM
 
As another big petrol price increase looms, many families have started the new year in debt, financial experts said.
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Here`s how much the new Volvo S90 costs in SA
2017/01/27 11:34:37 AM
 
Prices for the upcoming new Volvo S90 have been released by Volvo South Africa.
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New-look Corolla now on sale in SA
2017/01/26 09:10:37 AM
 
Toyota’s Corolla is not going to be a quarter-mile king anytime soon, but it does do the sensible sedan gig rather well, and now it does so more stylishly with the release of the facelifted model in South Africa.
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Stricter tyre tread regulations could save lives
2017/01/25 09:41:49 AM
 
It`s startling to comprehend that a mere 6.4mm can be the difference between life and death, but those are odds most South Africans motorists are exposed to every time they use their cars.
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Cape Town Motor Show goes big at Grand West
2017/01/24 09:17:22 AM
 
Several manufacturers have promised new models not seen before in South Africa.
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Beating rising fuel prices
2017/01/23 09:12:58 AM
 
Economists have predicted fuel prices will increase by 44c for petrol and 37c for diesel in February.
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Kia confirms diesel power for sporty Stinger
2017/01/20 10:06:34 AM
 
A week after creating a stir at the Detroit Motor Show, Kia has detailed the European specifications for its new rear-wheel-driven sports sedan, and it includes a diesel option.
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6 things to remember if your car catches fire
2017/01/19 11:29:58 AM
 
When smoke billows from your car it does not necessarily mean your vehicle will catch fire - although it can be quite scary and matters can quickly escalate if you don`t address the situation immediately.
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Monstrous Mercedes-AMG E63 S now available in SA
2017/01/18 11:17:31 AM
 
The Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic+, the most powerful E-Class yet, is now available to order locally.
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Ford SA`s huge recall: Here`s what Kuga owners should know
2017/01/17 01:42:51 PM
 
Ford South Africa is issuing a safety recall for Kuga models equipped with the 1.6-litre engine to address an engine overheating condition that could cause a fire.
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MOTORISTS COULD BE CHARGED FOR WARNING OTHERS ABOUT ROADBLOCKS
2016/12/23 09:02:32 AM
 
The City of Cape Town says roadblocks are intended for community safety by getting drunk drivers off the roads.
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5 Exciting Cars coming to SA in 2017 [Video]
2016/12/22 11:21:31 AM
 
With myriad new products scheduled to arrive in local showrooms in 2017, it promises to be an exciting year for South African motorists. We`ve picked 5 that we`re particularly excited about: the new BMW 5 Series, the Toyota C-HR, Land Rover Discovery, Alfa Romeo Giulia and Nissan Navara.
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The lines have been drawn: Slow cars keep left, faster cars pass right
2016/12/21 09:33:56 AM
 
For those who have long since acquired that little piece of plastic permitting you to be behind the wheel of a car, driving feels a lot like second nature.
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Suzuki Baleno 1.4 GLX (2016) Review
2016/12/20 10:05:24 AM
 
The Baleno offers big-car comfort at a small hatchback price, but can it lure buyers away from top-selling hatchbacks or compact family cars/crossovers? We put Suzuki`s newcomer to the test.
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INFOGRAPHIC: The most searched for cars in South Africa
2016/12/19 10:34:20 AM
 
Choosing a car to buy is a difficult decision; we all have to differentiate between what we want, what we need and what we can afford.
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Driving after 5 hours of sleep is akin to drunken driving - study
2016/12/15 10:31:15 AM
 
Motorists are urged not to drive after too little sleep as it is comparable to drinking and driving according to a study
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Facelifted Lexus IS (2017) Specs and Pricing
2016/12/14 09:34:17 AM
 
Toyota`s luxury brand, Lexus, has announced a new version of the IS sedan. Here are specifications and pricing for the 2017 Lexus IS.
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Cars 35% thirstier than makers claim: AAA
2016/12/13 10:23:01 AM
 
It’s a well-known fact that real-world emissions and fuel consumption tends to be far higher than what the manufacturers claim, and there are plenty of real-world tests to prove that.
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Suzuki Ignis (2017) First Drive
2016/12/12 09:53:18 AM
 
The Suzuki Ignis is due for introduction in South Africa in May 2017. We had a chance to get behind of the wheel of this mould-breaking compact family car/crossover at its European launch in Italy.
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12 tips for safer towing on your holiday trip
2016/12/09 09:47:43 AM
 
Bear in mind that everything takes longer when you’re towing, so give yourself more room.
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Brakes put on Citroën sales in SA
2016/12/08 09:54:07 AM
 
After struggling with poor sales the Citroën brand is being discontinued in South Africa at the end of this year.
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Mercedes-Benz expands AMG GT range in SA: Pics, prices & details
2016/12/07 09:27:51 AM
 
Mercedes-Benz expands its AMG GT line-up in South Africa.
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New Honda CR-V Coming to SA in 2017
2016/12/06 11:23:38 AM
 
Honda North America recently revealed the all-new CR-V and the new model will arrive on South African shores in the second half of 2017!
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MOTORISTS ENJOY SLIGHT RELIEF AT PETROL PUMPS THIS FESTIVE SEASON
2016/12/05 09:23:07 AM
 
The price of 93 octane petrol will fall by 20 cents to R12.59 per litre, with the 95 octane also dropping by 20 cents.
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November 2016 new vehicle sales: Another blow, but signs of hope for 2017
2016/12/02 02:34:14 PM
 
SALES` DROP: November 2016 saw a further decline in new vehicle sales.
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Finally! New SA road rules: 20km/h speed-limit reduction?
2016/12/01 09:46:35 AM
 
NEEDED IN SA: One of the new 5 rules to be passed is that no more than five people will be carried in a bakkie load, as well as no children on a bakkie load bed.
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Only seven percent of kids in child seats - AA
2016/11/30 09:55:59 AM
 
It takes just a moment to buckle a child into a child seat, but 93 percent of parents do not take that moment.
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How to get your car road trip ready
2016/11/29 09:56:35 AM
 
As the long-awaited holiday season looms and those fantasies of sipping cocktails on a beachfront veranda draw ever closer to reality, it`s time to start making sure that the ride to your destination will be a smooth one.
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Along came a Fiat Spider: Topless Abarth 124 arrives in SA
2016/11/28 03:17:46 PM
 
Fiat`s 124 got the Abarth treatment for what should be a very lively car.
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7 New Double Cabs to Look Out For
2016/11/23 10:04:52 AM
 
We take a look at 7 bakkies that are bound to shake up the market when, or if, they arrive in the near future!
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Going wide: Hilux SRX bakkies upgraded
2016/11/18 01:49:55 PM
 
Toyota has sexed up its entry-level Hilux SRX bakkies with a cosmetic parts-bin makeover, using mostly Raider components, to differentiate them visually from the two plain-Jane `industrial` variants at the bottom of the Hilux pecking order.
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Toyota C-HR (2017) First Drive
2016/11/17 11:46:02 AM
 
Don`t be fooled by the way it looks in pictures: the C-HR is bigger than most compact family cars/crossovers and, when it arrives in South Africa in January 2017, it will mark a number of firsts for a Toyota car in SA: a turbocharged petrol engine, cutting-edge styling, plus, unlike its siblings, its name is an abbreviation (for Coupe High-Rider). Here`s what it`s like...
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Relief for SA motorists: fuel price expected to drop over festive season
2016/11/16 03:01:10 PM
 
South African motorists can brace themselves for another decrease in fuel prices.
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REVIEW: New SA-bound Nissan Navara driven in Morocco
2016/11/15 01:30:58 PM
 
Nissan`s new Navara will be available in SA early 2017 and Ferdi de Vos says `the new Navara is quite impressive`.
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Hyundai Tucson 1.7 Turbodiesel (2016) First Drive
2016/11/14 11:26:24 AM
 
Hyundai has beefed up its challenge in the compact SUV/Family Car segment with the addition of two turbodiesel engines to its popular Tucson model range. We drove the 1.7 UII Executive in Cape Town to find out what it is like.
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New car sales continue downward spiral
2016/11/03 10:17:34 AM
 
South Africa`s new vehicle sales market continued deteriorating in October 2016.
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Ranger trumps Hilux! New bakkie sales for October
2016/11/02 11:44:38 AM
 
The Ford Ranger was not only the best-selling bakkie in SA for October 2016 but also the best-selling vehicle in SA.
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Scammed out of R 200 000
2016/10/31 02:59:46 PM
 
“I only transferred the money because I recognized the brand and knew it was a well-established business.”
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DRIVEN: VOLVO V40 CROSS COUNTRY T4 MOMENTUM
2016/10/31 10:16:23 AM
 
Take an existing vehicle. Add a dash of extra ride-height, a pinch of protective body cladding and a pair of shiny roof rails. Voila! You’re now looking at a lifestyle vehicle.
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Cape Town Motor Show officially launched
2016/10/27 10:28:39 AM
 
All the finest cities in the world have one: Frankfurt, Paris, Tokyo, Dubai and New York, to name a few. So it was only a matter of time before Cape Town, voted one of the Best Cities in the World in 2015, would finally announce its own national show entitled the Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS).
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5 THINGS WE KNOW ABOUT THE MERCEDES X-CLASS BAKKIE
2016/10/26 09:40:48 AM
 
The off-road version of the Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class.
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We test Honda`s new budget crossover
2016/10/25 11:15:10 AM
 
Honda is getting in on the sub-R300 000 crossover action with its new BR-V and not only does this new contender have a price advantage over the likes of Ford’s EcoSport and Renault’s Captur, its price range of R238 900 to R288 300 undercutting those rivals by around R10 000 on average, but it also has something that will appeal to many a family buyer out there - two extra seats.