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PRICING! LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SPORT LANDMARK EDITION…
2018/11/19 09:36:18 AM
 
Back at the end of May 2018, Land Rover South Africa confirmed the new Discovery Sport Landmark Edition would launch here later in the year. And now the local arm of the British automaker has announced pricing.
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New Datsun Go, Go+ for SA: Improved safety, design tweaks and more
2018/11/16 09:29:47 AM
 
Datsun has launched its next-generation Go and Go+ models in South Africa.
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‘Capping fuel price could sink industry transformation’
2018/11/15 10:33:06 AM
 
No room for discounts in fuel retail Government hopes to stimulate competition, but this idea could force smaller operators out of business.
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We test drive new Nissan Navara 4x2
2018/11/14 10:46:32 AM
 
FIRST there were cars for town and bakkies for the farm. Then people wanted town cars that can do what bakkies do, such as towing a caravan or carting around pets and building material, but which look a bit better than a bakkie and feel like a car to drive.
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The new R2.6 million Mercedes G-Class has arrived in South Africa – take a look
2018/11/13 10:17:59 AM
 
The new Mercedes-AMG G 63 is now available in South Africa, and has undergone the greatest change in its history, the group says.
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NEW TOYOTA RAV4: ENGINE OPTIONS FOR SOUTH AFRICA CONFIRMED
2018/11/12 09:49:59 AM
 
Toyota South Africa Motors has confirmed the new RAV4 will be offered with a choice of two naturally aspirated petrol engines when it arrives on local shores in the first quarter of 2019.
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Mitsubishi`s Triton bakkie gets a bold new look
2018/11/09 11:22:14 AM
 
The latest-gen Mitsubishi Triton is a good and solid, if somewhat underrated entrant in the bakkie market, and we suspect that it’s anonymous styling - particularly at the front end - has held it back to some degree.
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FIC Telematics Session Invitation
2018/11/08 09:05:53 AM
 
THE FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTRE (FIC) IS PLEASED TO INVITE MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS TO ITS 2018 TELEMATICS SESSIONS
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A perspective on SA`s proposed new motor industry code
2018/11/07 10:42:39 AM
 
The days of vehicle manufacturers threatening to void your warranty if you use an independent service centre or repair shop will soon be a thing of the past.
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November`s petrol price relief is no more
2018/11/06 09:48:35 AM
 
Remember when, back in September, South Africa`s government absorbed what would have been increases of 28 cents a litre for petrol and 31 cents for diesel?
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GLOBAL NCAP CRASHES SA MODELS (AND A BAKKIE SCORES ZERO!)
2018/11/05 10:53:30 AM
 
In November 2017, Global NCAP partnered with the Automobile Association to launch the “Safer Cars for Africa” campaign in South Africa, releasing independent crash-test results of five budget vehicles. Now the two have teamed up again, this time evaluating four popular local vehicles … including a zero-star bakkie.
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Kia`s enhanced Grand Sedona MPV touches down in SA
2018/10/31 09:50:12 AM
 
Kia’s facelifted Grand Sedona MPV has touched down in South Africa fresh from its debut at the New York Motor Show earlier this year, complete with enhanced looks, new variants, extra spec and a redesigned gearbox.
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Want to boost the economy? Buy one of these SA-made cars
2018/10/30 01:20:13 PM
 
South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) could be boosted by R37 million a year if government only bought locally-produced vehicles.
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Jaguar reveals SA-bound Chequered Flag F-Type edition
2018/10/29 10:45:49 AM
 
Despite it being announced on the morning after Lewis Hamilton was crowned world champion for the fifth time, Jaguar’s F-Type Chequered Flag edition is not paying tribute to the Formula One driver with which it shares a nationality.
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Petrol price relief: November price cut expected after eight long months
2018/10/26 09:22:59 AM
 
The South African petrol price is set to drop by 3c per litre in November, the first drop in eight months, new data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) shows.
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NEW HYUNDAI SANTA FE: HERE’S HOW MUCH IT WILL COST YOU IN SA
2018/10/25 09:43:53 AM
 
The new Hyundai Santa Fe is scheduled to launch in South Africa in November 2018 – slotting in at the summit of the brand’s now four-strong crossover range (after the recent arrival of the new Kona) – but we can already bring you pricing.
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These 31 vehicles are in the running for South African Car of the Year 2019
2018/10/24 11:01:04 AM
 
The list of eligible vehicles for the 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year, has been announced.
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Updated Kia Sorento launched in SA at lower prices
2018/10/23 10:05:38 AM
 
Kia’s Sorento SUV, which is quite possibly one of the most underrated vehicles on the South African market, has been given a refresh, with updated styling inside and out as well as a rejigged range.
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No more walk-ins at Gauteng driving licence centres
2018/10/22 11:26:47 AM
 
With close to 50% of driving licence application bookings being made online, Gauteng will cease walk-in bookings at all its driving licence testing centres with effect from November 1, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said on Sunday.
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In case of an emergency here`s why you should be read SA route markers
2018/10/18 10:13:03 AM
 
Suffering a mechanical breakdown can be disastrous on our roads. Sometimes car issues can strike when you`re seemingly in the middle of "nowhere". Fortunately, those tiny boards along most of SA`s road network could prove invaluable.
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Supersize me! BMW reveals first-ever X7
2018/10/17 09:16:21 AM
 
BMW is taking on the Mercedes-Benz GLS and Volvo XC90 in the super-sized premium high-rider market with its first-ever X7 and it’s coming to South Africa in March next year.
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Another fuel price hike looms for November
2018/10/16 09:29:18 AM
 
South African motorists, already reeling under the pressure of record fuel prices, are likely to face even more pain at the pumps from the beginning of November.
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7 New Cars Under R3 000 p/m
2018/10/15 10:58:54 AM
 
Are you looking for a new car with repayments of less than R3 000 p/m over 72 months? Here are 7 new cars for you to consider…
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This is how much Hyundai`s premium Kona SUV will cost in SA
2018/10/11 09:51:50 AM
 
The new Hyundai Kona, a premium SUV, will launch locally later in October and we have prices for the two model line-up.
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Atos is back: Hyundai reveals new SA-bound budget hatch
2018/10/10 10:05:36 AM
 
At the end of 2017, while discussing the then-new Grand i10 1-litre, a Hyundai representative casually mentioned that an all-new Atos was heading our way in 2019, also sourced from India, along with an EcoSport rivalling budget SUV.
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All-new, more daring Lexus ES launched in SA
2018/10/09 10:00:57 AM
 
Let`s be frank, the Lexus ES has always been known as something of a Toyota Camry in a tuxedo, along with a posher hairdo and some additional wining and dining charm.
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HERE’S HOW MUCH THE NEW HONDA AMAZE COSTS IN SOUTH AFRICA
2018/10/08 01:45:22 PM
 
The second-generation Honda Amaze was revealed back in February 2018 (ahead of the new Brio hatchback), and now we can bring you local pricing for this A-segment sedan.
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Hyundai Creta 1.6D Executive (2018) Quick Review
2018/10/05 10:27:46 AM
 
The Hyundai Creta was recently updated and remains a popular choice in the compact family car segment. Just how good is the range-topping Creta 1.6D Executive? We recently tested it to find out if it`s worthy of appearing on your shortlist, read on...
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SEE: SA`s best-selling luxury SUVs: Toyota`s popular Prado, Volvo`s safe XC60 rule the roost
2018/10/04 10:03:11 AM
 
The Toyota Prado leapfrogged to the top of the luxury SUV best-sellers list during September 2018.
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#RoadTest: Swiftly does it
2018/10/03 10:45:48 AM
 
Are you a driving enthusiast on a shoestring budget? Suzuki`s latest incarnation of its sporty city runabout might satisfy your quick-cornering craving and still save you money on monthly instalments. Let`s see if the new Swift will fit in with your lifestyle.
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SA`s record high fuel price hurting your budget? Here are top 5 best selling fuel sippers
2018/10/02 10:14:52 AM
 
Fuel prices will sky-rocket to its most expensive yet later in October, reports the Department of Energy.
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Founding father of the X family: We drive BMWs next-gen luxury X5 SUV for SA
2018/10/01 11:09:59 AM
 
Atlanta, capital of the state Georgia in the US, birthplace of Martin Luther King Jnr, home of Coca-Cola, the world headquarters of CNN, and the world’s busiest airport, is often called a "city in a forest", with even its main street named after a tree.
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The Toyota Land Cruiser 200 undergoes a few design tweaks and a host of new features
2018/09/28 10:33:58 AM
 
The Land Cruiser 200 remains the unquestionable conqueror of the African landscape.
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New Renault Duster: Less beast, more beauty
2018/09/27 09:26:40 AM
 
The original Renault Duster might have been a sales hit, but it certainly didn’t win any beauty prizes. Seven years later, the second-generation Duster replaces some of its brutalist, Eastern European DNA with a welcome touch of French finesse. But can it still cope with the rough stuff?
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Suzuki`s Dzire is a solid, affordable sedan option
2018/09/26 10:48:26 AM
 
The Suzuki Dzire is its own car now, just like many people insist on their Twitter profile that their thoughts are their own, meaning their stream of consciousness wasn’t mysteriously transmitted into their craniums by some sinister extraterrestrial force or the Donald Trump Administration.
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How much it costs to ‘bullet-proof’ your car in South Africa
2018/09/25 09:47:59 AM
 
Data from vehicle tracking group, Tracker, shows that South African hijacking are becoming increasingly violent.
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Honda refreshes popular HR-V crossover in SA: Design tweaks, enhanced interior and more!
2018/09/21 12:17:38 PM
 
Honda has refreshed its HR-V crossover with all-new front and rear styling, an enhanced interior and upgraded equipment levels.
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SEE: Gauteng leads the way - Here`s a look at how many cars are sold in each province
2018/09/20 10:06:37 AM
 
Gauteng continues to lead the way in terms of car sales in South Africa, according to data compiled by Lightstone Auto.
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How SA’s new automotive code of conduct could kickstart the economy
2018/09/19 09:39:58 AM
 
South Africa is grappling with a recession, but a new automotive code of conduct could lead the way in showing how the country could create stronger, more long-term inclusive growth.
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Review: The Fullback is more than a Fiat-badged bakkie
2018/09/18 10:44:37 AM
 
It’s always refreshing when a new bakkie takes on the establishment.
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What does a `technical recession` mean to the SA Automotive Industry?
2018/09/17 11:15:52 AM
 
For the first time in nine years, South African is in a `technical recession` and South Africans all over the country have reacted with alarm and panic to the devaluation of the rand and the news.
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Farewell to an icon - Volkswagen to stop production of the iconic Beetle in 2019
2018/09/14 11:12:54 AM
 
After selling it on and off in the United States for nearly seven decades, Volkswagen has decided to squash its iconic Beetle.
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Nissan`s sleek new Micra is leading the way and showing how city cars are taking over
2018/09/13 11:50:53 AM
 
For many years, city cars struggled to win over significant numbers of buyers due to the misconception that they were unsafe and that small engines were under powered.
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Another massive fuel price increase in the offing in October
2018/09/12 09:51:06 AM
 
The nation will have to pull those belts a whole lot tighter with a projected increase of about R1.14 a litre of petrol.
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Hyundai Tucson: 5 Key Changes
2018/09/11 10:54:47 AM
 
The facelifted Hyundai Tucson family car launched in SA recently. Take a look at 5 key changes that the latest Tucson brings to the road.
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Here`s how much the new BMW X5 will cost in SA
2018/09/10 02:38:23 PM
 
UPDATE: Wheels24 has contacted BMW SA for confirmation regarding the new model`s local availability and will update the story as soon as possible.
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Opel is here to stay: Here`s how many cars the German automaker has sold so far in SA
2018/09/07 09:40:42 AM
 
It would have been no surprise if Opel suffered a rough start to 2018 considering the controversy of its parent company General Motors announced its departure from the South African auto industry in May 2017.
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Toyota Hilux still SA`s most popular new bakkie
2018/09/06 10:25:05 AM
 
The Toyota Hilux has been crowned South Africa’s most popular new bakkie for the eighth consecutive time in 2018.
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Hyundai tweaks Creta, Tucson SUVs in SA: New design, updated gearboxes and revised line-up
2018/09/05 10:45:37 AM
 
Two of Hyundai’s best-selling SUV in South Africa, the Tucson and Creta, have received a facelift, sporting design tweaks new gearboxes and a few derivative changes for the Tucson.
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Weak Rand hurts SA vehicle sales: New car, bakkie sales `disappointing` in August
2018/09/04 10:03:48 AM
 
"The latest domestic sales figures, particularly new car and light commercial vehicle sales, have been disappointing," reports the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) following the results of August 2018 new car sales.
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9 entry-level cars that have the best resale value in South Africa
2018/09/03 10:14:09 AM
 
One of the single most important considerations when purchasing a car is resale value.
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Battered Rand pushes petrol price higher: `September fuel outlook is bleak` - AA
2018/08/31 10:16:33 AM
 
More fuel price hikes are on their way courtesy of a weaker Rand, reports the Automobile Association (AA) commenting on month-end fuel price data supplied by the Central Energy Fund (CEF).
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Renault reveals X6-inspired Arkana `coupé SUV`
2018/08/30 10:23:57 AM
 
With its coupé-like sloping roofline, Renault’s new Arkana seems to have taken a fair amount of inspiration from the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe, although it won’t be gunning for that end of the SUV market.
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SEE: Here`s how the skyrocketing petrol price is affecting drivers in each province
2018/08/29 08:51:08 AM
 
South African consumers have been hit hard by fuel increases in 2018
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Tested: VW’s new Polo GTI has the right stuff
2018/08/28 11:05:52 AM
 
With the launch of its latest Polo GTI, Volkswagen may be in danger of taking some shine off its iconic Golf GTI and cannibalising some sales from it.
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The all new Opel Grandland X
2018/08/27 10:25:45 AM
 
Being a motoring journalist, I had the pleasure of driving and testing many SUVs. I drove the Opel Grandland X for a week and it just does it for me. I wished I kept it for a longer period.
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Avoid the penalty: Here`s all you need to know about renewing your driver`s licence in SA
2018/08/23 09:36:32 AM
 
Obtaining your driver`s licence is a big step towards independence. Unfortunately, it has to be renewed.
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The Lamborghini Urus lands in SA
2018/08/22 11:22:49 AM
 
It was a real privilege to receive an invite to attend the unwrapping of the recently launched Lamborghini Urus at the all-new Lamborghini showroom at Century City in Cape Town.
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InspectaCar Polokwane scoops Dealer of the Year award
2018/08/21 10:31:45 AM
 
Johnny van Eeden and the team at InspectaCar Polokwane were honoured with the prestigious Dealer of the Year award at the annual InspectaCar dealer conference held at Sun City recently.
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Renault Sandero Stepway Plus (2018) Quick Review
2018/08/20 10:33:31 AM
 
There`s a slightly revised flagship version of Renault`s popular Sandero Stepway on the market now. Should it be on your shortlist?
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Volvo’s XC40 T3 arrives in SA with lower price tag
2018/08/17 12:36:46 PM
 
When Volvo’s chic new compact SUV hit South African streets back in April, it was missing an ‘entry level’ engine.
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#TriedAndTested: Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI
2018/08/15 02:00:12 PM
 
If you were hoping to get your hands on the new Volkswagen Touareg, I`m sorry to be the bearer of bad news. It turns out they`re all sold out already. All 200+ of them. So if you slept too late, better get your name on a waiting list sooner rather than later.
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New crash fund could add 75% to fuel levy, lawyer warns
2018/08/14 10:04:36 AM
 
Just to get the proposed new Road Accident Benefit Scheme up and running will take a 75 percent increase in the current Road Accident Fund levy that we all pay on every litre of fuel we buy.
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Ford raises the stakes in the compact car segment
2018/08/13 10:38:14 AM
 
The all-new Ford Fiesta is set to raise the stakes in the compact car segment by building on the proud heritage of the very successful outgoing model, while lifting the benchmark significantly in terms of quality, refinement, technology and safety.
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This calculator tells you how much you can afford to spend on a car
2018/08/10 10:10:51 AM
 
With more vehicle finance options than ever before, car buyers are often faced with a long list of confusing terminology and cryptic numbers before they can even think about driving away in their new wheels.
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DRIVEN: 2018 Suzuki Swift 1.2 GL
2018/08/07 10:47:41 AM
 
They say you`ve bought (or in my case just drove) the right car when you take a second look as you`re walking away.
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Toyota enhances radical C-HR: More luxury, design tweaks
2018/08/06 09:58:10 AM
 
Toyota`s radical C-HR crossover is enhanced for 2018 with the addition of a new range-topping Luxury grade.
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Toyota Aygo receives a makeover in SA: Dashing design, improved kit
2018/08/03 09:53:41 AM
 
The second-generation Toyota Aygo debuted in 2015 with a highly-expressive design incorporating a strong “X”-motif across the front grille section and ‘X-inspired’ design themes throughout.
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Another good month for new car sales in SA, vehicle exports remain disappointing - Naamsa
2018/08/02 11:03:35 AM
 
It`s been another good month for South African car sales with 47 881 new vehicles sold in July 2018, an improvement of 1210 vehicles (+2.6%) compared to the 46 671 vehicles sold in July 2017, reports Naamsa.
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SA launch drive: Ford`s freshened up EcoSport
2018/08/01 10:02:55 AM
 
Ford’s EcoSport has pretty much owned the baby SUV segment since the day it first landed in 2013. Five years later and it’s still selling up a storm, despite having a whole lot more competition to worry about.
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Mercedes details SA prices, line-up for new C-Class
2018/07/31 10:55:47 AM
 
It sounds a bit odd, but the locally built new-look Mercedes-Benz W206 C-Class has now officially arrived in South Africa with the local introduction this week of sedan, coupé and convertible variants, all with new styling, new S-Class electronics and a range of new engines.
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Women beware! Smash-and-grab attacks on the rise
2018/07/30 09:55:45 AM
 
Smash-and-grab criminals are becoming more brazen. Usually they would target drivers, especially female drivers with handbags or valuables in the front seats.
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Fuel price breather as prices stay stable - AA
2018/07/27 10:47:15 AM
 
Better exchange rate performance and retreats in international oil prices will mean virtually unchanged fuel prices in August. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data.
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Mid-Year Report: Best-selling new vehicles in SA
2018/07/26 09:00:37 AM
 
Which car brands topped the South African sales charts in the first 6 months of the year? Are locals sticking to tried-and-tested names or willing to explore alternatives? Let`s have a look!
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Why you might just buy your next car in a shopping centre
2018/07/25 11:25:36 AM
 
Don`t be surprised to see a vehicle dealership popping up in your neighbourhood shopping centre, right next to your favourite fashion store in the near future.
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VW releases new premium Touareg SUV in SA: We have details, pricing and images
2018/07/24 11:31:32 AM
 
Volkswagen is launching its third generation Touareg in the Eastern Cape this week and the automaker says the new flagship takes a top position in the premium class SUV segment with its expressive design, its innovative operating, convenience, and safety systems, as well as the high quality of its materials and craftsmanship.
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Why the Rush? Toyota`s new compact SUV sets itself apart from the rest
2018/07/20 10:54:56 AM
 
Around R300 000 there are a host of very good compact crossovers. But none of them can do quite what Toyota’s new Rush can.
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WATCH: 10 things to know about the new Ford Focus set to arrive in SA next year
2018/07/19 10:56:57 AM
 
The all-new Ford Focus will be available on SA roads early next year. Here are 10 things you should know about the new mid-size family car.
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Built-in service and maintenance plans need more transparency
2018/07/18 10:46:27 AM
 
With the imminent publishing of the second draft to the Code of Conduct for Competition in the South African automotive industry, vehicle repair and servicing and parts supply, the National Automobile Dealers` Association (Nada) says the association supports the concept of customers having a choice of where to maintain their vehicle.
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SEE: Should you buy a colourful car in SA?
2018/07/16 10:38:40 AM
 
It’s so easy to get carried away with aesthetics when choosing a new car but purchasing a new vehicle in your favourite colour could leave you with buyer’s remorse.
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Tested: Mercedes-AMG`s absolutely manic GT R
2018/07/13 11:01:23 AM
 
The Mercedes-AMG GT R is the type of car we used to draw when we were at school. Those flamboyant lines look like the work of a starry-eyed teenager doodling exotic sportscars in a notebook at the back of the classroom.
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Historic Alfa Romeo GP car has SA connection
2018/07/12 09:53:44 AM
 
Goodwood, West Sussex - The second South African Grand Prix in 1936 attracted an outstanding international entry, including a Bugatti Type 35, two Bugatti Type 59s, a Maserati 8CM, an Alfa Romeo 8C Monza and this car, Richard Shuttleworth’s one-year old Alfa Romeo P3 Tipo B Monoposto.
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A nasty surprise: This is what you pay when your service plan expires
2018/07/11 09:53:59 AM
 
Many brands offer Maintenance or Service Plans and most consumers have little idea what the Retail Labour Rate charged by their dealer is – that is until the maintenance or service plan runs out.
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Land Rover Evoque leads the line-up in top 15 list of second hand SUVs
2018/07/10 02:01:10 PM
 
We list some of the more heavier and luxurious models available in the SUV segment that still retain a high value as used vehicles.
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Top 10 best-selling SUVs and crossovers in South Africa
2018/07/09 10:45:45 AM
 
The Toyota Fortuner remains the runaway success story when it comes to SUVs in South Africa, again topping the sales charts mid way through the year.
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Suzuki details all-new, SA-bound Jimny mini-4x4
2018/07/06 09:32:44 AM
 
Suzuki’s new Jimny has officially broken cover after months of speculation and semi-official leaks, with the confirmation from Suzuki Auto SA that yes, it will be released in South Africa in the fourth quarter of 2018.
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REVIEW: 2018 Hyundai i20 Active
2018/07/05 09:34:27 AM
 
Make no mistake, Hyundai South Africa made a smart move to introduce the i20 Active to the local market especially considering the recent launch of the Polo Vivo Cross, another pseudo crossover.
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Facelifted Mini range launched in South Africa
2018/07/04 10:14:55 AM
 
MINI`s range of compact cars in South Africa (three-door, five-door and convertible, but not the Clubman and Countryman models) have been updated to feature a raft of new technologies and style upgrades.
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Good news for SA: New car sales `have exceeded industry expectations` - Naamsa
2018/07/03 09:11:17 AM
 
Domestic sales figures in June 1028 have exceeded industry expectations but export sales continue to disappoint, reports Naamsa.
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Huge cold front hits SA: Here`s how to drive in ice and snow on our roads
2018/07/02 09:35:43 AM
 
A weather warning has been issued cautioning South Africans to expect wind, rain and even snow in some regions.
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Suzuki`s Celerio baby hatch gets upgraded - at no extra cost
2018/06/29 11:59:16 AM
 
Suzuki South Africa`s entry-level car, the Celerio, has acquired a fresh new look inside and out – all at the same price as before. The A-segment subcompact hatch, which Suzuki describes as SA`s `biggest small car`, will retain its promotional five year/200 000 km mechanical warranty as standard.
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Ford’s refined EcoSport for SA: Here’s all you need to know about this stylish new SUV
2018/06/27 10:03:00 AM
 
Ford’s new EcoSport compact SUV sports enhanced styling and increased technologies.
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Toyota’s ‘baby Fortuner’ – SA pricing details
2018/06/26 01:05:46 PM
 
Toyota is expected to launch what car specialists are calling a ‘baby Fortuner’ in South Africa within the coming months.
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Road Accident Benefit Scheme a setback for crash victims?
2018/06/25 10:20:46 AM
 
Picture the scenario: a drunk, unemployed driver skips a traffic light, smashes into a car, kills the breadwinner and severely injures the family. Under the current Road Accident Fund, only the crash victims are able to lodge a claim against the scheme. They are likely to receive lump sum compensation, factoring in career path and inflation, will be paid out for lost earnings, medical costs, funeral expenses, general damages and more.
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Reduce your fuel bill and save your life at the same time by pumping up your tyres
2018/06/21 09:43:20 AM
 
A simple, free safety check at your local petrol station could reduce your fuel bill – and potentially save your life, according to Jeff Osborne, Head of Gumtree Automotive.
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PICS: Suzuki`s next-generation Jimny - the most hardcore, compact 4x4 yet headed for SA
2018/06/20 11:10:51 AM
 
Suzuki has revealed the first images and information of its next-generation Jimny which will be unveiled globally during the next few months.
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Porsche importer takes over Lamborghini distribution in SA
2018/06/19 09:38:07 AM
 
It’s official: Lamborghinis will in future be distributed in South Africa by LSM Distributors, the same company responsible for the Porsche and Bentley brands locally.
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Carpooling: don`t be taken for a ride
2018/06/18 09:43:14 AM
 
Better for the environment and easier on the pocket, carpooling or lift-sharing is the answer to reducing road congestion.
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Little Micra goes premium in SA: Here`s all you need to know about Nissan`s funky new hatchback
2018/06/15 10:34:04 AM
 
The fifth-generation of Nissan’s popular Micra has arrived in South Africa.
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Hyundai Creta facelift (2018) soon in SA
2018/06/14 10:35:24 AM
 
The Hyundai`s popular compact family car, the Creta, has received a facelift and will be launched in South African in either July or August 2018.
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What you say after a crash can make you liable
2018/06/13 10:09:23 AM
 
South Africa’s roads are among the most dangerous in the world, with around 15 000 people losing their lives each year and many more hurt. Yet even accidents involving minimal or no injuries can have harrowing consequences for those involved.
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Need a tough bakkie? Toyota unleashes the epic new version of its legendary Hilux Dakar in SA
2018/06/12 01:19:36 PM
 
The Toyota Hilux’s exploits have achieved something of a cult status, establishing an enviable reputation for the Japanese bakkie on a global scale.
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Due Dates Explained on RE 5
2018/06/11 11:59:37 AM
 
Due Dates Explained on RE 5
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Suzuki Swift (2018) Launch Review
2018/06/11 11:35:16 AM
 
The repackaged, next-generation Suzuki Swift has landed in South Africa. Suzuki`s compact hatchback has formed the backbone of the Japanese company`s global sales success, so a radical departure to a winning formula would probably be ill-advised. Does the new Swift still deliver?
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SA`s top selling vehicles in 8 key segments: May 2018
2018/06/05 10:34:43 AM
 
The South African motor industry experienced another month of modest growth in May, with overall vehicle sales increasing 2.4 percent over the same month last year, to 42 984.
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Toyota launches special edition Corolla - Prestige+ available in SA
2018/06/04 11:14:17 AM
 
In celebration of Corolla’s rich history (both globally and in South Africa), Toyota South Africa has added a special edition model - dubbed Prestige+ (Prestige Plus).
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Hot Wheels - 50 years old and just getting better!
2018/06/01 09:43:27 AM
 
There`s something special about a young boy playing with a toy car that his father played with, especially when it’s a toy car that his grandfather also played with.
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5 New Crossovers To Consider in 2018
2018/05/31 10:23:36 AM
 
Take a look at 5 new crossovers that you need to add to your shortlist in 2018.
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Soaring petrol prices in SA: Here are a few fuel-saving tips
2018/05/30 01:55:40 PM
 
Fuel prices reached an all time high in May 2018 as prices neared the R15 per litre mark
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Motor vehicle licence fees
2018/05/29 11:37:04 AM
 
Fees [Road Traffic Act Regulation 24 (2) (b)] Each province determines its own registration and licence fees which are increased, from time to time, by proclamation in the respective provincial gazettes. Annual licence fees are assessed on a vehicle’s tare weight with separate scales for different vehicle types.
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Volvo XC60 price announced for South Africa
2018/05/29 10:12:39 AM
 
The Volvo XC60 has quietly arrived in South Africa and we have pricing and some details for this new SUV.
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Striking Lexus LC 500 Limited Edition for SA
2018/05/28 10:31:10 AM
 
Lexus has developed a special blue paint treatment inspired by the wings of the American Morpho butterfly and it will feature for the first time in South Africa when the LC 500 Limited Edition model arrives on our shores in August 2018.
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More fuel price hikes: `Motorists have felt the pain` - Stats SA
2018/05/25 10:17:16 AM
 
The first of two major fuel hikes took place on May 2 2018, with an increase of 45 cents per litre.
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Volvo launches all-new XC60 in South Africa: We have prices and specs
2018/05/24 10:47:11 AM
 
The new Volvo XC60 - and current 2018 World Car of the Year - is now available in South Africa.
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Driven: Hyundai`s refreshed i20 - Can it take on the Polo, Yaris in SA?
2018/05/23 11:09:29 AM
 
Since 2009, the Hyundai i20 has been a popular sight on South African roads. The car, one of the Korean automaker’s stalwart products, has become a favourite amongst local car buyers and has managed to, since its local debut, attract the 88 000 buyers.
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Less is more: Meet the new Lexus LS
2018/05/22 10:15:51 AM
 
The all-new Lexus LS 500 sedan delivers premium levels of powertrain smoothness, spaciousness, handling, ride comfort, safety, craftsmanship and attention to detail.
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Bigger, better, Nampo: Driving Nissan`s Skyline R34 in SA
2018/05/21 10:08:06 AM
 
Nampo - the biggest agricultural gathering in the Southern Hemisphere is hosted in the quaint town of Bothaville in the Free State in May 2018.
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SA roadside shootings: Here`s what you should do
2018/05/18 10:24:33 AM
 
Motorists were again caught up in a shooting in Sandton when shots rang out at a petrol station. Details around the incident are unclear but one person has been left dead.
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Here`s how to reduce the risk of remote jamming in SA
2018/05/17 10:30:25 AM
 
Over the last few years, remote jamming has become an increasingly prevalent form of crime in shopping malls and parking lots across South Africa.
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Here’s how much Opel’s compact Grandland X SUV costs in SA
2018/05/16 10:54:19 AM
 
Ideally equipped and well positioned, the new Grandland X becomes the third member of the Opel X family; It joins its Crossland X and Mokka X SUV siblings.
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Here`s how much the new Ford Fiesta costs in SA
2018/05/15 11:23:59 AM
 
New design, upgraded technology, enhanced suspension… Ford has launched its all-new Fiesta in South Africa.
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`A cloaked up Jaguar?` The Range Rover Velar is a different breed
2018/05/14 10:18:17 AM
 
`Is the Range Rover Velar just a veiled Jaguar F-Pace cloaked in Land Rover attire?` asks Ferdi de Vos as he uncovers the secret behind the popular SUV.
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`Fastest` Golf GTI yet: VW reveals hot 213kW TCR Concept
2018/05/11 11:12:12 AM
 
A new chapter of Golf GTI history has begun with the world premiere of the 213kW/370Nm Golf GTI TCR Concept at the legendary GTI meeting at Wörthersee, Austria.
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SEE: Global petrol prices
2018/05/10 11:36:38 AM
 
The recent fuel hikes have been taxing on South African motorists. First the 45c cents per litre increase on May 2, and the steep 95c per litre increase which is looming at the end of this month.
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A legend reborn: Aston Martin V12 Vantage 600s
2018/05/09 09:32:13 AM
 
The legendary Aston Martin Vantage V600 has been reborn in the form of a customer commissioned limited run of all-new breathtakingly beautiful Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600s, inspired and influenced by the original V8 Vantage V600.
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VW’s flagship sedan arrives: Here`s how much the new premium Arteon costs in SA
2018/05/08 10:56:04 AM
 
The totally new developed model emphasises emotionality in the premium class. In addition to a new and emotive outline, Volkswagen is also introducing with the Arteon a highly expressive, horizontally accentuated brand look.
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Isuzu MU-X, Mercedes X-Class bakkie... awesome new models headed for South Africa in May
2018/05/07 10:35:20 AM
 
From the upcoming BMW 8 series to the fastest Kia yet, take a look at some of the top new models featured this week as well as new cars bound for South Africa.
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Top 5 safety tips: Put the brakes on dangerous driving
2018/04/26 09:58:27 AM
 
While most new car advertisements focus on power and acceleration, a crucial part of safe driving is being able to stop in time, every time.
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New road laws for SA: Toll tariffs, microdots, clampdown on illegal licences and more
2018/04/25 10:17:29 AM
 
The Department of Transport published amendments to the National Road Traffic Regulations.
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Isuzu`s new MU-X SUV shipment arrives in SA ahead of launch
2018/04/24 09:38:18 AM
 
The first shipment of Isuzu’s new MU-X sports utility vehicle (SUV) arrived at the Port Elizabeth harbour, ahead of its local launch early in May this year.
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Dealership of the Year!!
2018/04/23 11:11:16 AM
 
Dealership of the Year!!
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Tested: New Qashqai 1.5 dCi is a stylish fuel sipper
2018/04/23 10:17:41 AM