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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
You know what they say about assumptions, right? Well, let’s skip all the profanities because ultimately ‘they’ are right and you just shouldn’t make ‘em.
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Car sales by province: Where are South Africans buying cars?
2018/04/20 11:06:21 AM
Despite fewer selling days in March due to public holidays, the new vehicle industry made an upward swing, with a total of 49 233 new vehicles sold.
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Fastest Kia yet: Fiery Stinger sedan headed for SA
2018/04/19 10:09:03 AM
Following growing public interest after its surprise appearance at the 2017 South African Motoring Experience at Kyalami, Kia SA has confirmed that its Stinger sedan is set to make its local debut later this year.
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Volvo XC40 (2018) Specs & Prices
2018/04/18 11:50:38 AM
The highly-anticipated Volvo XC40 launches in South Africa in this week and we`ll be at its local launch. In the meantime, here`s how much you can expect to pay for this baby Volvo SUV.
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Fuel price hikes to hit motorists hard in April - AA
2018/04/17 11:46:47 AM
Sharp increases in the prices of fuels are set to hit motorists hard at the end of April, reports the Automobile Association (AA), commenting on unaudited mid-month data released by the Central Energy Fund.
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5 SUVs We Need in SA
2018/04/16 11:22:05 AM
There are many models and variants of cars we don`t get in South Africa due to our comparatively small market and right-hand-drive only law. But, are there right-hand drive cars out there that we`re missing out on? Here are 5 SUVs that we think would be well-received locally.
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Toyota said to be working on hotter Auris GR
2018/04/13 10:26:34 AM
Toyota has finally come to its senses and created a Golf-sized hatchback that’s actually worth getting excited about.
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This is how much the 7-seat Volkswagen Tiguan costs in SA
2018/04/12 10:56:34 AM
Volkswagen is launching a seven-seater version of its popular Tiguan SUV in KwaZulu-Natal this week, according to the automaker the Tiguan Allspace benefits from 215mm more length to create space for two extra pews.
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SA passenger car sales: There`s no stopping that VW Polo Vivo
2018/04/11 10:33:17 AM
The Volkswagen Polo Vivo is the king of passenger cars in South Africa after racking up 7027 units in sales between January and March 2018.
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Petrol price breakdown: `Levies make up almost 40% of price at pumps` - AA
2018/04/10 11:03:32 AM
To understand how the fuel price is comprised, the Automobile Association (AA) is publishing a fuel price breakdown for the third year. This breakdown gives a snapshot of how the cost of every litre of petrol inland, and at the coast, is determined.
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After nearly a decade, why are electric cars still an anomaly?
2018/04/09 10:13:32 AM
Tesla unveiled the world`s first mass-produced electric car nine years ago - why aren`t more people driving them?
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We track test BMW`s ballistic new M5
2018/04/06 10:07:00 AM
So-called petrolhead purists may have thrown up their hands in horror at the news that the new-generation M5 has all-wheel drive. It’s just very un-BMW-like, they may have muttered into their Nurburgring-branded coffee mugs, lamenting their God-given right to experience rear-wheel drive opposite-lockery in an M-badged car.
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Higher VAT challenges car buyers
2018/04/05 10:01:09 AM
Cyril Zhungu, head: dealer automotive retail at Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance (VAF) says while the increased VAT rate will have an impact on pricing, it will vary depending on purchase value.
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Good news for SA car sales: ‘Highest monthly total’ yet in 2018 - Naamsa
2018/04/04 09:37:47 AM
New vehicle sales have improved in South Africa with 49 233 units sold, marking the "highest monthly total" yet in 2018, reports Naamsa.
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`Total road closure` Caught in violent Durban protests? Here`s what you should do
2018/04/03 10:30:56 AM
Violent protests have closed one of the busiest toll roads in the country - the Mooi River Toll plaza on the N3 between Durban and Johannesburg.
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Steep hike in fuel price, levies to take their toll on SA motorists - AA
2018/03/29 10:23:25 AM
The fuel price is set for a steep hike as higher fuel levies kick in, and an increase in international fuel prices makes its presence felt, reports the Automobile Association (AA), commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund.
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SA holiday road trip: How to prepare your car and keep you family safe
2018/03/28 11:40:17 AM
The Easter holidays are once upon us, bringing with it the customary migration of South African families to various far-flung destinations. While this festive period is cause for celebration and relaxation, it doesn’t always have a happy ending; vehicle-related fatalities are the rise.
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Mitsubishi launches special edition Triton: New Athlete bakkie in SA
2018/03/27 11:20:22 AM
Mitsubishi has launched a striking new Triton Athlete Special Edition based on the Triton double-cab 4x4 automatic bakkie.
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Know Your Roadblock Rights
2018/03/26 11:29:24 AM
What are your rights when you get stopped at a roadblock? Can you film an officer? Can you be arrested for outstanding fines? Herewith a list of important things you should know when it comes to roadblocks in South Africa.
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7 driving tips for dealing with heavy rain in SA
2018/03/23 11:00:23 AM
The South African Weather Service has issued flood warnings for Gauteng, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal.
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Opel`s GSi comeback continues with sporty Corsa
2018/03/22 11:14:04 AM
Opel’s much-loved GSi badge is making a comeback and following the reveal of the Insignia GSI last year, Opel has just pulled the covers off its new Corsa GSi.
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Radical concept shifts cabin from wings to wheels
2018/03/20 10:06:27 AM
We’ve all seen future-tech renderings of electrically-powered passenger carrying drones, but this one from Audi-owned Italdesign adds a whole new twist to the concept.
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DRIVEN: Joining the Volkswagen Polo Vivo pack
2018/03/19 09:42:03 AM
I’ve always prided myself on being someone who didn’t follow the crowd. Great thinkers and writers have inspired me along the way in my quest for non-conformity. "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect," said American author Mark Twain. The great humanitarian, Mahatma Gandhi famously said: "It’s easy to stand with the crowd; it takes courage to stand alone."
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`Fuel will be more expensive in April` - AA
2018/03/16 10:20:33 AM
Although basic fuel prices are showing signs of further decreases at month end, the overall price of fuel is set to increase because of the addition of increased fuel levies in April.
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Mercedes-Benz reveals X-Class bakkie prices for SA
2018/03/15 11:15:11 AM
UPDATE: Mercedes-Benz Vans SA has yet to reveal the cost of the X250d Progressive and Power 4x4 automatic variants. We`ll publish those prices as soon as they`re available.
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South Africa`s 2018 Car of the Year is...
2018/03/14 10:40:41 AM
Midrand - The 2018 WesBank South African Car of the year is the Porsche Panamera.
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SA`s Hijacking Hotspots & How to be best prepared
2018/03/13 09:36:50 AM
A vehicle hijacking isn`t something any of us would ever want to deal with. South Africa, unfortunately, has a high rate of highjackings, so it`s best to be as prepared for it as you can in case it happens to you. Here are the areas where you should be particularly vigilant and a few things to take note of.
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Traffic Dept wants to send fines to Facebook
2018/03/12 10:45:32 AM
Soon, we’ll be receiving infringement notices through our social media, and there will be no way to deny it.
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Notice of increase in VAT rate
2018/03/09 03:35:34 PM
Notice of increase in VAT rate
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New Civic Type R tested: To hell with decorum
2018/03/09 01:29:52 PM
Love it or hate it, you have to admire the audacious attitude Honda’s new Civic Type R brings to the hot hatch party. Like seeing that completely carefree rock star walk out on stage, shirtless, smoking, sporting chains and tattoos, skin tight jeans showing way too much bulge, while staring in awe secretly wishing you could pull off the same look.
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Geneva show 2018: Weird and wonderful cars
2018/03/08 11:00:25 AM
Flying cars. Insanely expensive Minis. Dreadful Bugattis. This year’s Geneva auto show had it all.
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Toyota’s new Auris debuts in Geneva, set to arrive in SA later in 2018
2018/03/07 10:12:48 AM
The third-generation Toyota Auris made its world debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, sporting a new design and offering the option of a new 2.0-litre full hybrid electric system in its powertrain line-up.
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Motorists could face a new ‘congestion tax’ and other fees to help fix roads
2018/03/06 11:25:51 AM
The department of transport has released a new ‘draft roads policy‘ which aims to fundamentally improve South Africa’s road systems – and mentions how funds can be raised to do so.
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Jaguar`s new E-Pace rocks Cape Town at two different shows
2018/03/05 09:12:41 AM
Jaguar`s new compact SUV, the E-Pace, featured at two prominent shows in Cape Town this weekend.
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New Car Sales in SA for February 2018
2018/03/02 10:54:43 AM
February 2018 was another tough month for new car sales in South Africa with year-on-year declines recorded across all market segments according to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA).
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Here are 7 major new traffic laws you need to know about
2018/03/01 10:21:28 AM
A remarkably high number of people appear to view the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act and its Amendment Bill as an effort by government to introduce a points-demerit system, and little more.
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Good news for SA motorists: Fuel price to drop in March - AA
2018/02/28 10:45:07 AM
Fuel prices are set to drop in March as South Africans benefit from a stable exchange rate and lower international fuel prices, reports the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel data released by the Central Energy Fund.
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It`s the death of e-tolls, says Outa
2018/02/27 09:16:06 AM
The Organisation for Undoing Tax Abuses has welcomed the acknowledgment by Gauteng premier David Makhura in his State of the Province address on Monday that e-tolls have failed, and have added to the cost of living for many motorists and public transport users.
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Ferrari`s sexy Portofino drop-top lands in SA
2018/02/26 10:06:30 AM
Ferrari calls its new Portofino convertible hardtop, released in South Africa at a private preview on Friday morning, a V8 GT. We call it sex on wheels.
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A bakkie that promises rapture on the rough stuff
2018/02/23 11:31:53 AM
There`s good and bad news for all those who have pimped up their Ford Rangers with after-market accessories to try making them look like the US`s legendary F-150 Raptor.
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#Budget2018: Duty hike to hit vehicle prices
2018/02/22 10:33:49 AM
Motorists will be hit hard by the 2018/2019 budget proposals announced by Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday, which will affect not only fuel prices but also the cost of new vehicles.
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Red flags raised about AARTO: Demerit system, traffic fines and more...
2018/02/21 09:36:49 AM
The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Bill is currently before the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) for final approval, since it was passed by the National Assembly in Parliament. This is the last step before it is signed into law.
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Klein Karoo Toyota
2018/02/20 01:14:53 PM
Afsterwe van die eienaar van Klein Karoo Toyota
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Infographic: Car sales by province
2018/02/20 09:34:43 AM
New vehicle sales started the year on a weak note with overall sales of 45 888, a decline of 4498 units or 8.9% from the 50 386 vehicles sold in January 2017, reports Naamsa.
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Isuzu looking to bring SUV`s to SA
2018/02/19 10:52:31 AM
ISUZU Motors of Japan, which has had a presence in the South African and African vehicle market for the past 40 years, is set to make an assault on the special utility market (SUV) in the region.
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Watch as Range Rover drives up to Heaven`s Gate
2018/02/14 09:54:02 AM
Hunan Province, China - They call it Heaven’s Gate, a natural rock arch near the top of Tianmen Mountain, eight kilometres south of the city of Zhangjiajie.
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Service plans in SA - `you should have the right to choose`
2018/02/13 09:26:09 AM
So, you’ve found a car to purchase but a big question remains - how will you service your new vehicle?
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Peugeot launches new 208 GT-Line, we have pricing
2018/02/12 09:49:44 AM
The 208 has been a steadfast performer in the Peugeot stable.
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DRIVEN: New Yaris launched in Durban
2018/02/09 10:32:13 AM
When Toyota discontinued the Tazz at the turn of the millennium, it left a big gap in the Japanese manufacturer’s local arsenal. The Tazz was, one of the best city cars yet; like its rival the Volkswagen Citi Golf are still sought after by many second-hand buyers.
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Ford unleashes SA-bound Ranger Raptor bakkie
2018/02/08 11:00:07 AM
The first-ever Ranger Raptor, Ford’s new off-road, performance bakkie, blasted out from behind its camouflage during an reveal in Thailand.
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Jaguar (re)starts production of legendary D-Type race car
2018/02/07 10:45:18 AM
aguar Classic is re-starting production of the iconic D-type race car in Coventry, 62 years after the last example was built in 1956.
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First pics: Hyundai Santa Fe gets daring new look
2018/02/06 11:29:34 AM
Hyundai has released the first official pictures and details of the daringly designed new Santa Fe SUV.
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Here’s the official petrol price for February 2018
2018/02/05 10:03:57 AM
The department of energy has announced the petrol and diesel price changes taking effect this week.
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SA new car price hikes remain below inflation
2018/02/02 11:13:56 AM
The rate of increase in new car prices continues to decline and has now remained below the inflation rate for the second consecutive quarter.
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`No warning sign is required` - What’s the deal with hidden traffic cameras in SA?
2018/02/01 09:53:12 AM
Behind trees and bushes, disguised as a roadside `electricity box`... hidden speed-cameras are all too common practice in South Africa.
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Nissan`s enhanced Qashqai available locally
2018/01/31 11:08:21 AM
The Nissan Qashqai, which is the best-selling urban crossover in Europe, is now available in South Africa with significant premium enhancements.
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2017 SA car sales by province: Kwa-Zulu Natal outsells Western Cape
2018/01/30 10:33:15 AM
The Volkswagen Polo Vivo and Toyota Fortuner led the sales charts for passenger cars at the end of 2017.
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Hijacking in SA: How thieves choose their victims, cars
2018/01/29 10:51:01 AM
Hijacking and other vehicle crimes impact South Africans a lot more than realised. It`s not just about losing a vehicle and going through a traumatic experience. It has a huge financial impact and it`s most certainly not a random act. Criminals do thorough investigations of their victims routines and whereabouts before their strike.
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Toyota SA recalls more than 700 000 cars due to defective airbags
2018/01/26 10:58:27 AM
Toyota South Africa Motors said on Thursday (Jan 25) it has issued a notice to recall more than 700 000 vehicles over airbag safety concerns, with some affected models dating back over 15 years.
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Volkswagen launches all-new Polo in SA: All you need to know
2018/01/25 10:15:33 AM
Since its launch in 2010, the Volkswagen Polo hatch has consistently been the second best-selling passenger car in South Africa, with its sibling the Polo Vivo being SA`s best-seller.
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5 things to consider when choosing car insurance
2018/01/24 10:45:05 AM
According to the Automobile Association of South Africa, there are 11.4 million registered vehicles on South Africa’s roads and between 65% and 70% of those cars are uninsured.
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WATCH: How to check for prior damage when buying a used car
2018/01/23 10:19:30 AM
Buying a used car can be a risky investment. You are never 100% sure of the car`s history and how it has been treated.
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Motorists warned about latest hijacking methods
2018/01/22 11:45:44 AM
Authorities have warned motorists about new strategies that robbers and hijackers are using in parts of the country, including Gauteng.
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2018/01/19 11:19:47 AM
Datsun has taken the wraps off its new Cross, which is reportedly based on the seven-seater GO+, in Indonesia.
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Lexus unveils gorgeous LF-1 concept crossover
2018/01/18 09:37:36 AM
Lexus has advanced its stellar reputation as a premium automotive pioneer with the world premiere of the stunning Lexus LF-1 Limitless - a concept that debuts a new genre of luxury vehicle, the flagship crossover.
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Land Rover kicks off 2018 with restoration of original launch vehicle
2018/01/17 10:14:31 AM
The first Land Rovers were shown at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show; this original launch vehicle has been missing for the last 63 years. The car brand will celebrate its 70th anniversary year throughout 2018, starting with the restoration of the original Land Rover.
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Defective airbags: Bakkies, cars to be recalled in SA
2018/01/16 08:59:56 AM
The South African auto industry is affected by ongoing defective Takata airbag recalls.
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Self-driving cars: Many questions left unanswered
2018/01/15 09:56:55 AM
Autonomous driving is generating talk at this year`s Detroit Auto Show after being a star at last week`s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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We drive Ford’s new EcoSport, due here soon
2018/01/12 11:25:11 AM
Ford has made some serious nip and tuck changes to its ever-popular EcoSport which was introduced to South Africa in 2013.
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`Take pressure off overburdened taxpayers` - What 2018 could mean for SA car sales
2018/01/11 10:09:46 AM
Despite a decline in vehicle sales in December, overall 2017 saw the first year-on-year increase, albeit a modest 1.8%, in four years.
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SA car market sees first annual growth in four years
2018/01/10 09:42:16 AM
Johannesburg - South African new vehicle sales grew for the first time in four years in 2017, albeit by a modest 1.8 percent over the previous year.
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New VW Polo: SA indicative pricing
2018/01/09 10:08:37 AM
Volkswagen’s all-new and highly anticipated Polo will be launched in South Africa at the end of January and it promises to set new benchmarks in the compact hatch segment.
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This reader built up a Ford Model T and uses it as a daily drive to work
2018/01/08 09:45:26 AM
Classic car enthusiast and chartered accountant, Paul Koski of Johannesburg is so passionate about his Ford Model T that it has become his daily mode of transport to and from work.
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2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class exterior leaked
2018/01/05 02:12:53 PM
Photos of the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class have been leaked ahead of its debut later this month.
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Brain-to-Vehicle tech: Control your car with your mind?
2018/01/04 10:46:59 AM
Nissan has unveiled research that will enable vehicles to interpret signals from the driver’s brain, redefining how people interact with their cars.
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New models for SA: January to be a great month for car lovers
2018/01/03 09:50:41 AM
There`s no letting up on the number of new models being launched in Mzansi this year, in fact January could see at least four new models making their local debut.
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SA fuel price drop: Here`s how much petrol and diesel will cost in January
2018/01/02 12:32:40 PM
Motorists can look forward to some relief as the Department of Energy announced a drop of up to 34 cents a litre in fuel prices.
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Motorists urged to drive safely as road volumes peak
2017/12/22 10:00:34 AM
The Road Traffic Management Corporation says traffic volumes are expected to peak from Friday as motorists made their way to various holiday destinations for the Christmas period.
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‘Big on opulence’ Nissan’s next-gen luxury Patrol SUV arrives in SA
2017/12/21 09:37:15 AM
Nissan South Africa has launched its next-generation Patrol SUV locally.
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RoadTrip: Toyota C-HR on the Diamond Route
2017/12/20 09:53:15 AM
To celebrate the discovery of diamonds in South Africa 150 years ago, Ferdi de Vos undertook a journey on the byways of the country’s Diamond Route. His road trip companion? Toyota’s C-HR crossover with its diamond-inspired design…
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10 simple tricks to maintain the value of your used car
2017/12/19 09:19:00 AM
Whether you’re planning to sell or hold on to your car, keeping it in tip-top shape will ensure it stays reliable, attractive and above all – valuable. Here’s how.
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Slight petrol price relief expected for new year
2017/12/18 02:26:36 PM
Motorists could expect some relief at the petrol pumps in the new year, with the news that the price of petrol could drop by about 7,8 cents per litre while the diesel price could come down by around 7,1 cents per litre in January.
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`What a way to say goodbye` - VW Beetle R-line driven
2017/12/01 10:59:19 AM
I must admit, I had no idea what to expect from the Volkswagen Beetle R-line.
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Limited edition Mitsubishi Triton: Xtreme bakkie for SA
2017/11/30 11:22:21 AM
Mitsubishi South Africa says it has listened to local customer feedback to produce a special edition Triton bakkie with a host of additional practical equipment - the new Xtreme Limited Edition.
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`Just let it go` - 10 tips to help avoid road rage in SA
2017/11/29 09:38:46 AM
How many of us can admit to losing our cool in traffic?
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Sexy Aygo goes topless
2017/11/28 10:06:07 AM
The funky Aygo range, which already brags with a Father Christmas bag full of way-out looks, has been given a further helping of chutzpah with the addition of the Aygo X-Cite which has a retractable black canvas roof.
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Can Bosch put brakes on city car pollution?
2017/11/27 11:48:31 AM
Leading global automotive supplier Bosch has developed a new type of brake that can cut air pollution as well as road accidents.
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`Pure driving fun` - driving Nissan`s soulful 370Z
2017/11/24 09:28:12 AM
I`m a die-hard Nissan GT-R fan, though the 370Z has a rather a special place in my heart too.
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How safe are they? 5 SA budget cars crash tested
2017/11/23 08:59:33 AM
Global NCAP has thrust entry level car safety into the spotlight by crash testing five South African spec budget hatchbacks.
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Here`s how much the locally-built BMW X3 will cost
2017/11/22 09:52:31 AM
MW has launched the new X3 this week and it is available as of November. The third-generation vehicle will be built at the BMW Plant Roslyn in the first half of 2018.
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Voice activation the smart way to safer driving.
2017/11/21 09:23:21 AM
We`re getting ever closer to living our lives like they used to do only in sci-fi movies. In a ‘smart’ world where our cars and smartphones are getting ever more interconnected, we’re needing to find ways of communicating with all these gadgets more intuitively.
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Tested: EWizz Lightning 9 electric scooter
2017/11/20 09:56:51 AM
The Lightning 9 is the flagship of the EWizz electric scooter range range, produced in China but locally assembled with sophisticated electronics and control systems developed in South Africa.
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MAP: SA passenger car sales by province for 2017
2017/11/17 11:08:55 AM
The SA vehicle market shows a positive trend despite the weak economy; 35 316 new cars were sold in October 2017, an improvement of 2594 cars or 7.9% compared to the 32 722 models sold in the same period in 2016.
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Get ready for a steep fuel price hike in December
2017/11/16 09:20:15 AM
There will be less holiday cheer for South African motorists this year, with a steep fuel price increase predicted for December.
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More powerful than ever - new Audi TT RS Coupe unleashed in SA
2017/11/15 11:48:04 AM
Audi has launched its most powerful TT yet – the new TT RS Coupe.
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Six user-friendly bikes for your daily commute
2017/11/14 09:08:12 AM
In the world of motorcycles a great deal of attention is given to the fast and the loud, but often people just require a compact,
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Toyota refreshes Land Cruiser Prado: We have prices, details of the enhanced SUV
2017/11/13 10:04:05 AM
With an off-road heritage spanning more than 65 years, Toyota`s Land Cruiser remains unique in its segment for its ability to combine durability and reliability with off-road performance.
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SA`s dirty fuel is costing motorists dearly
2017/11/10 01:34:27 PM
South Africa is falling further behind the world in fuel quality, and it’s hitting SA motorists where it hurts most: their pockets and their health.
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All-new VW Polo bags five-star safety rating
2017/11/09 11:05:55 AM
Volkswagen’s all-new Polo hatchback, which is due in South Africa early next year and almost certain to become one of the country`s best selling cars, has achieved a five-star EuroNCAP safety rating.
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#SirLowrysPassFire: 12 ways to be safe on our roads
2017/11/08 10:18:36 AM
Huge fires, fanned by high winds, are sweeping through Sir Lowry`s Pass, outside Somerset West in the Western Cape.
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Takata recall extended to Pajero passenger airbags
2017/11/07 09:52:15 AM
Mitsubishi has extended its recall of vehicles fitted with Takata airbags to include the front passenger airbag on Pajero SUVs made from 2007 to 2013.
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Sports cars in SA: Mustang, F-Type lead the way
2017/11/06 11:43:04 AM
The Ford Mustang remains South Africa’s favourite *sports car for the tenth consecutive month in 2017, reports Naamsa.
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DRIVEN: Nissan`s refreshed X-Trail in SA
2017/10/31 11:05:33 AM
`Get inside. Go out there.` - that`s Nissan South Africa`s newly adopted tagline for the #TheNextX - X-Trail crossover SUV. And, that`s exactly what we did during its launch in and around Port Elizabeth and Jefferey`s Bay on earlier this week.
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Be wary of `rent-to-own` car financing deals
2017/10/30 09:50:37 AM
Bank declined? Low credit score? Blacklisted or under debt review? None of those are reason enough to bar you from buying a new vehicle - provided you can afford it.
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Tokyo Motor Show 2017: How about a car with airbags outside, like the Flesby II concept? [PHOTOS]
2017/10/27 09:53:55 AM
Airbags outside, you may be tempted to ask! Seriously that is what the ultra-compact vehicle called Flesby II showcased.
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Hijacking hotspots in Johannesburg
2017/10/26 11:17:29 AM
Hijacking is at its most rampant in the past 10 years, with a 14.5 percent increase in this kind of crime since the 2015/16 annual crime statistics report.
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VW credit arm told to repay illegal deductions
2017/10/25 09:20:48 AM
The National Credit Regulator has ordered Volkswagen Financial Services SA to repay consumers amounts it had illegally deducted for vehicle purchases.
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Code of ethics for SA Car industry: automakers, dealers to `play nice` or else
2017/10/24 10:17:22 AM
Earlier in September, the Department of Economic Development published a draft code of conduct for competition in the South African automotive industry for public comment by no later than November 3, 2017.
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Here`s how much the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet costs in SA
2017/10/23 11:42:57 AM
Mercedes-Benz is completing its E-Class family with the new E-Class Cabriolet, it joins the sedan and coupe versions already on sale locally.
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Five quality Korean cars
2017/10/20 11:55:05 AM
Korean cars are more distinguished than ever. As life in SA becomes more and more expensive, these five quality cars are worthy of your attention, if you`re thinking of foregoing the expensive German luxury brands.
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Should you Dodge Chryslers or not in SA?
2017/10/17 12:17:56 PM
We all know that driving on the left is better but unfortunately right-hand drive (RHD) is a minority market globally.
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New Mahindra bakkie: Next-generation Pik Up arrives in SA
2017/10/16 10:22:24 AM
Mahindra South Africa has launched its latest Pik Up in Gauteng.
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Tested: Audi SQ5 is a complete package
2017/10/13 11:32:10 AM
South Africans will remember the first SQ5 as Audi’s oddball “S” model, the first and only diesel-powered vehicle in our market to wear the sporting sub-brand’s signature silver mirrors. Despite drinking from the dark side of the pump, it was a true high-performance SUV we commended for its lag-free and luscious torque curve, sharp handling and rumbly exhaust note.
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Nissan unleashes the ultimate radio-control car
2017/10/12 08:59:47 AM
Nissan found a unique way to celebrating the release of Gran Turismo Sport, out in Europe next week, and its 20 years of involvement in the series; it built the ultimate radio-control car.
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What to do when caught in a flash flood
2017/10/11 11:02:22 AM
With KwaZulu-Natal having experienced flash floods on Tuesday, and Gauteng having been beaten down by severe storms on Monday, with more sure to follow as the rainy season commences, it`s certainly worth brushing up on your wet weather driving skills and knowing what to do when caught in that unexpected flash flood.
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SA motorists to pay more for licence renewals
2017/10/10 11:14:18 AM
Every time you renew a vehicle licence, you pay the local registering authority a fee for permission to drive on their roads.
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Chrysler, Dodge will `no longer be available locally`
2017/10/09 10:23:05 AM
Earlier in 2016, Wheels24 reported that Citroen would no longer be selling vehicles locally. In May 2017, Chevrolet announced its exit from SA.
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SA’s most popular homegrown cars
2017/10/06 12:58:13 PM
September was a good sales month for the industry especially for *locally-built models.
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Raw and unfiltered - new 911 GT3 howls into SA
2017/10/05 11:33:27 AM
Porsche, those purveyors of sportscars for the masses (relatively speaking) have released their very non mass market 911 GT3 in South Africa.
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5 Ways to Ensure Car Loan Approval
2017/10/04 11:32:49 AM
Buying a car, whether it be new or used, is one of the most expensive purchases you will make in your life. Obtaining a car loan is the easiest way to purchase a car, but getting car loan approval can be difficult, especially if you have a poor credit rating or are in debt due to excessive credit reliance.
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SA car sales dashboard: Another positive month for local auto market
2017/10/03 09:19:03 AM
"A total of 50 322 new vehicles were sold across all segments representing year-on-year sales growth of 6.3%," reports the National Automobile Association of South Africa (Naamsa).
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SA`s cheapest cars, bakkies to service and repair revealed
2017/10/02 09:49:13 AM
So, if you drive a Toyota Corolla Quest, Fortuner or Prado, or a Nissan NP200, Datsun GO or Volvo S60, we have some good news for you…
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Double blow to hit fuel users
2017/09/29 11:30:58 AM
According to the Automobile Association (AA), stronger international oil prices and a weakening Rand will combine to drive fuel prices higher at the end of September.
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Participate in our Ownership Satisfaction Survey: Great prizes up for grabs
2017/09/28 11:11:44 AM
Which car brands provide the best after-sales service to their customers? And, which cars are most likely to be recommended by their owners? These are questions that the Ownership Satisfaction Survey answers – however, ongoing public participation in the survey enables to deliver the most relevant and accurate data-driven insights to consumers PLUS the findings have a whopping 50% impact on the outcomes of the #CarsAwards.
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Compact crossover/SUV: Ford EcoSport leaving all in the dust
2017/09/27 11:51:36 AM
The Ford EcoSport headlines the category for the compact crossover and SUVs in August 2017, with a sales figure of 1071 units.
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The Ford Ranger FX4 is a foxy lady
2017/09/26 02:08:02 PM
She turns heads, that`s for sure. Especially the little (or shall I rather say big) black number I had. Ford introduced its limited-edition Ford Ranger FX4, based on its 3.2 TDCi Double Cab 4x4 models earlier this year and I recently had the chance to drive around in one for a week.
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Checked your windscreen wipers? Summer rains are on their way
2017/09/22 09:20:10 AM
Summer is just on the horizon and now is the perfect time to get your car summer-ready, says Pieter Niemand, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA).
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Budget beater: Nissan launches Micra Active in SA
2017/09/21 02:01:56 PM
The Nissan Micra has been on South African roads for the better part of the last decade. Since the first generation came to market in 2004 it became a popular buy for budget-conscious consumers
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#IAA2017: 7 new cars on their way to SA
2017/09/20 11:11:25 AM
The world`s motoring media descended on Frankfurt earlier in September for the largest car show on the calendar.
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Renault’s new Ranger-fighter: Alaskan bakkie headed for SA
2017/09/19 11:05:58 AM
It’s named after a North American state. Its family name is French yet it’s manufactured in Mexico, Argentina and Spain.
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Ford Kuga’s 3rd recall in just eight months
2017/09/18 10:00:06 AM
Ford SA is treading hot water as they recall one of their luxury vehicles for the third time.
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Driving in SA: Morning traffic a `waste of time` for Cape Town, Sandton drivers
2017/09/15 11:04:56 AM
Lightstone has released analysis on how the population density in Johannesburg and Cape Town suburbs affects travel times during peak hours.
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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