Car News and Road Tests

Mahindra Scorpio 2.2 D Z 8L 4 XPLOR

We all know Mahindra’s reputation for building tough vehicles with no fancy frills, or so I thought until I road tested this model which is well equipped, well priced and presents a supremely comfortable ride on any road surface.

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Citroën C3 1,2 Feel

Since 1919, Citroën has been a bold innovative brand, that brought cars to us with incredible personality – many are sought-after collectible cars.

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Goodbye gray, welcome colors

“ITALY. THE LAND OF COLORS. FIAT. THE BRAND OF COLORS”. Today is the breakthrough for FIAT and its brand image, which stops the production of gray cars and welcome its brand-new colorful world.

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MERCEDES-BENZ ELECTRIC EQ RANGE

Recently we had an interesting launch experience with the full electric range that introduced us to the EQE as the fifth Mercedes-EQ model to be launched in South Africa following the successful introduction of the EQA, EQB, EQC and EQS last year.

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BMW 7 SERIES

When your door opens at a press of a button and your VIP boss on the rear seat, who may be a head of state, is surrounded by every control anyone could wish, then you know this car locks horns with the best in the world.

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AUDI RS 3 SPORTBACK

The third generation of the Audi RS 3 Sportback is back with the deadly 2,5 TFSI five-cylinder that is popping out 294kW and 500Nm with a broad powerband that enables a sprinting time of only 3,8 seconds to 100km/h, which is a serious supercar territory.

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BMW 7 SERIES

When your door opens at a press of a button and your VIP boss on the rear seat, who may be a head of state, is surrounded by every control anyone could wish, then you know this car locks horns with the best in the world.

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BAIC unveils its BEIJING X55

One of the largest Chinese automobile manufacturers, Bejing Automotive Industry Corp. (BAIC)
announced the launch of its highly technologically advanced compact SUV.

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Chery Tiggo 7 Pro

The Tiggo 7 Pro fits between the Tiggo 4 Pro and the 8 Pro. Two versions add technology and luxury to the upper-midrange SUV market.

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Ford Ranger Raptor

The next-generation Ford Ranger Raptor raises the off-road performance bar and is the ultimate performance with smarter technology and hardware.

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Fourth-Generation Powertrains for Chery

After only 23 years when Chery launched its first internal combustion engine in a passenger vehicle Chery introduces 4.0 Era All-Domain Power Architecture, which introduces world-leading levels of energy and thermal efficiency, low fuel consumption and low emissions.

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Introducing the New Range Rover Sport

New Range Rover Sport redefines sporting luxury, effortlessly combining assertive and instinctive on-road performance with trademark Range Rover refinement, progressive design sophistication and connected convenience.

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Audi Silver Arrow Awards

The annual Audi Silver Arrow Awards represents the pinnacle of performance within the areas of: Sales, Customer Service, Parts and Accessories and Audi Financial Services.

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Kickstart your career with apprenticeships and earn while you learn

Grade 12 learners from the class of 2021 were celebrated last week but media reports are mixed, painting a grim employment outlook for many of these school leavers. Experts and academics have predicted that as many as seven out of 10 matrics looking for a job this year will not find one, heightened by an unacceptably high unemployment rate of 34,9%.

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Digital World Premiere Mercedes-AMG SL

Get ready for the all-new Mercedes-AMG SL! The brand new roadster is the reinvention of an icon and returns to its roots with a classic soft top and sporty character. It combines the sportiness of the original SL with unique luxury and technological excellence. Join the digital world premiere of the Mercedes-AMG SL now, we’re happy to have you here!

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Toyota Urban Cruiser Xr Manual

There is strong demand for small, practical, but affordable SUVs and the Urban Cruiser ticks all the boxes, being fun, affordable and a practical compact crossover vehicle, that is perfect for hauling dogs or for your next weekend adventure.

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Pride 2021 – Safe Spaces

Above all, providing you with a safe space is our top priority. We’re proud to partner with Athlete Ally to help champion LGBTQIA+ equality in the athletic community. #Pride

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Audi A6 45 TDi Quattro

As expected, the power to weight ratio of this V6 turbocharged 3,0 Diesel is grin-inducing, with impressive fuel consumption, regardless of spirited driving inspired by so much playful power.

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JAC Motors’ N55 EV truck plugs into an electric future

The arrival of the first electric N-series truck on local shores marks the start of JAC Motors South Africa’s local electric vehicle programme. The newcomer to the local product range, the N55 EV, is a thoroughly tested electric vehicle from the JAC Motors stable with the latest EV technology on board.

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German car makers defy pandemic

Germany’s auto makers have announced vehicle sales are up in 2021, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and a sluggish economy. The most growth has come from electric vehicles (EVs), for which demand has skyrocketed.

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Citroen C3

C3 1.2 Pure Tech Shine

The C3 has had some minor cosmetic refreshers to its cute fashionable look. The brand now making a more conscious effort than ever to stay relevant in a modern market.

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Mitsubishi Xpander Launch

The all-new Mitsubishi Xpander MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) blends futuristic Dynamic Shield Design with ever reliable performance and true 7-seater spaciousness to effortlessly expand your lifestyle.

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The new Hyundai i20

THE ALL NEW HYUNDAI i20

Hyundai buyers have been driven by pragmatism, durability, reliability, and trendsetting warranties. Emotion had little space in this equation and aesthetics was secondary until recently, where the new car radiates funkiness.

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The new Ghibli Hybrid

Maserati Ghibli Hybrid

Maserati Ghibli Hybrid is one of the first cars to use an electric supercharger (called an e-Booster) to add additional power to the turbo two-litre petrol engine.

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Hyundai Motor reveals the new Santa Fe

Hyundai Motor has revealed first images and videos of the new Santa Fe. The enhanced version of Hyundai’s flagship SUV in Europe offers a range of premium updates and new hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.

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The Volvo XC90 T8

Volvos top-of-the-line flagship SUV, the XC90, just became more appealing. Volvo has added a newly-developed fuel-saving engine option that marks the next step in the company’s ambitious electrification strategy.

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Jaguar F-type R

The Jaguar F-Type R AWD Coupe

It is rare to find a car that blows your mind after being spoilt with some mind-altering cars over 30 years, however this leaper ticks all the sweet spots and a 5,0-litre, 423kW supercharged V8 reaching 0-100km/h in just 3,7 seconds is so much more than a sweetie pie.

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The Peugeot 2008 1,2T

This gorgeous compact small crossover was elected Auto Europa 2021 by the UIGA, the Italian Union of Automobile Journalists. It is the brand’s sixth vehicle of the brand to win this prestigious prize, after the PEUGEOT 207, 3008, 208, 2008 and 308 in 14 years.

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The new BMW M3 and M4 in South Africa

Mind-blowing BMW M twins track experience

The fiery BMW M4 Competition Coupé sizzles as much as the M3 Competition Sedan.
Both offer identical output of 375kW reaches 100km/h in 3,9 seconds, but fuel consumption figures combined can be as low as 10,2ltr/100 km or much more!

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BMW 330is Edition

BMW has rewarded a loyal South African market with the familiar favourite ‘IS’ branded 3 Series, after three decades of tyre squeals the legendary ‘Gusheshe’ 325is, the 330is has arrived to carry the torch.

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Hyundai Creta 1,5 IVT executive

The second generation Creta has left me feeling very impressed, the first noticable feature is that the bold exterior styling of the front and rear lights really pushed this Korean SUV to the forefront against its competitors in terms of futuristic styling.

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Audi A1 40 TFSI

My week with a lively stumped python, the Audi A1 40 TFSI, will remain a joyous and exciting memory for months to come.

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Audi Q8 55TFSI Quattro

Seeing the Q8 for the first time immediately had me salivating. It is an absolute style symbol, with its bold futuristic design and larger-than-life exterior including 22-inch alloy tekkies.

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Hyundai Tucson Sport

Cheeky bold looks, aggressive tail pipes, ample power and torque with a deep throaty voice leaves little doubt that the Tucson Sport is quite different from the rest of the Tucson range.

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Suzuki Swift Sport

The swift is filled with unexpected surprises and presents a spacious hot hatch in heels rather well rather better than a drag queen.

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Hyundai i30 N

This high performance Korean pocket rocket really exceeds expectations and distracts any petrol head from any German hot hatch offering.

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Mercedes-AMG A 35 Sedan 4MATIC

Rubin van Niekerk has experienced all A-Class models since 2004 on different tracks and skidpans, the evolution of this extremely popular compact premium car has been astounding to observe.

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VW Touareg 3,0 TDI

The VW Touareg proves that challenging road conditions of the outside world are easier to deal with when cocooned in luxury.

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Honda Ballade RS

We had the privilege to enjoy the Ballade recently and was extremely impressed with it’s fuel consumption, space, well insulated cabin with spine-friendly seats and suspension.

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BMW announces BMW Digital Key Plus

As one of the pioneers in the use of a smartphone as a digital vehicle key since 2018, BMW is pressing ahead with the development and popularisation of its BMW Digital Key feature, which is available to iPhone users today.

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VW GOLF GTI TCR

Harder, faster and sharper than the standard Volkswagen Golf GTI, the TCR is a genuinely engaging hot hatch that you can use every day. As such, the new TCR is a fitting swansong for the Mk7.5 Golf GTI.

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Volvo XC60 T6

Volvo used to be a popular old fart’s car and I guess it appealed because it has always had the best seats designed by back specialists and everything was simple to operate and worked the same for ever. However, a few years ago Volvo funkied up and got so sexy that it attracted a much younger market along with their grandparents.

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Toyota Starlet 1,4 XR

Recently Toyota and Suzuki announced a mutually beneficial formal alliance between the two companies, to leverage each other’s strengths and competitiveness globally.

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