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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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JAGUAR E-LECTRIC

Following an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the original concept for “the most beautiful electric car in the world”, Jaguar Classic has confirmed it will offer all-electric E-types for sale.

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Audi RS 4 Avant Quattro

Most people get confused by the difference between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. In 1980 Audi needed an injection into an underachieving brand. Audi engineers believed in Quattro due to the performance of cars tested in Finland’s icy winter conditions.

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Opel Corsa 1,4T GSi

There is a generation that remembers the Opel Kadetts of the 1980s and ’90s with misty-eyed fondness. The expectation placed on the new Opel Corsa GSi by purists seems unrealistic to me, but I have never been swayed by brute performance alone. This girl needs a bit of luxury, tech and a safety feature or three.

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Mazda 3 Astina Sedan

The “vroom vroom” factor is back with the seventh generation Mazda 3 reaching our shores. I have long awaited the return of the excitement factor in Mazda’s everyday run about range.

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Ford Mustang 2,3 T Convertible

The new 10-speed transmission, which we´ve experienced in the Ranger Raptor, makes the most of Ford´s 2,3-litre EcoBoost engine, which has seen a reduction in power output of 20kW but it gains 11Nm. Coupled with the clever auto box and an overboost function, Ford says there´s been no discernible harm to performance.

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Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d

Drop dead gorgeous, oodles of presence, lots of substance and the most aerodynamic SUV is also extremely innovative. The GLE’s active suspension system E-Active Body Control on a 48volt basis is a world first and the new driver assistance systems also quantum leaped along with infotainment via MBUX Interior Assist, which detects hand and arm movements to assist with control functions.

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BMW X7 M50d

This is one particular expansion to the X range that excites me, the behemoth X7 definitely has a neck cracking presence on the road, one as large as the controversial grille on its façade.

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Mahindra XUV300 W8 1,5 Diesel

The Mahindra XUV300 was a pleasure to drive. Newly imported to South Africa from India, this compact SUV is going to do well because of great trim levels at affordable pricing.

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BMW M850i xDrive

Way back in 1991 the 8 Series made a brief appearance – it was a status symbol but zero fun to drive. Fast forward to 2019 and get ready to squeal with delight as this hunk of beautiful low-slung, sinuous metal lets you experience sensual speed. It’s a good thing max speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h, as driving it you are tempted to put your foot down and keep it down.

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Toyota GR Supra 3,0T

Delightfully divine, the gooseflesh inducing Toyota GR Supra makes you want to sing when you allow its playful nature to harmonise with your boisterous mood.

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Hyundai Atos 1,1 Motion

A small car staple resurfaces in the South African market, the Hyundai Atos has made a compact hatchback comeback, and well at least its name badge has returned.

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Volkswagen T-Cross 1,0 TSI

Driving the much-anticipated T-Cross proved to be more fun than standing and looking at it. I find it to be a very handsome car, but also felt that Volkswagen may have played it safe on the design style – a swollen Polo by the looks of it.

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Lexus RX 450h SE

Striking new upgrades to the harmoniously profiled Lexus RX 450h SE flagship offers exquisite craftsmanship and an expansive cabin, filled with many connectivity features that are brimming with cutting-edge tech and safety technology.

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Fourth-generation KIA Carnival revealed

KIA Motors Corporation has revealed first images of the new KIA Carnival, the fourth generation of the brand’s flagship minivan. Released in Korean specification, the new KIA Carnival – sold in many markets worldwide as the KIA Grand Sedona – has been designed to appeal to progressive young families, with a leading combination of innovation, flexibility, and style.

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Citroën C5 Aircross Shine

With its classical SUV-shape, large 720mm diameter wheels, its robust and muscular design, and its raised ground clearance of 230mm, its unique personality and strong style choices such as its Airbump® inspired lower door and wheel arch protectors and roof bars, make it 100% Citroën in its design and character.

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Honda Jazz 1,5 CVT

A vehicle formerly synonymous with bowler hats and old age home parking lots, the Honda Jazz CVT breaks away from the prehistoric association and opens the platform to the needs and wants of a modern motorist.

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Toyota Fortuner 2,8GD-6 4×4 Auto

Toyota, a name that radiates confidence in the reliability department. We had the pleasure of reviewing a Toyota Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 4×4 Auto for a longer period over the holiday season.

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AUDI TTS Coupé

The TTS Coupé has a potent 2,0-litre engine has enough enthusiasm to make twin tail pipes spit and growl like an aggressive animal.

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Audi A1 40 TFSI

The latest A1 is a smile inducing hooligan thanks to an enthusiastic turbo charged engine and a new dominant design

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Lexus RC 350 F-Sport

As an individualistic design focused coupé with a futuristic feel, its low stance emphasises an aggressive appearance without losing its graceful and sophisticated aura.

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Porsche Panamera 4S

Powered by a bi-turbocharged 2,9-litre engine the plush Panamera brings a sense of occasion, even when you simply pop out to Woolies.

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Lexus ES 250

The car market may be evolving and catering to an increasingly diverse audience, but a large group of motoring enthusiasts will always appreciate the intrinsic value of comfort, space and a lower centre of gravity.

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Toyota Aygo 1,0 X-Cite

Exciting indeed! The Aygo X-Cite is a trendy addition to the Toyota Aygo line-up, albeit a bit of a big price jump in comparison to its siblings.

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Mitsubishi Outlander 2,4 GLS

The Outlander recently scooped the award for the best budget-friendly 7- and 8-seater passenger vehicle by Kelley Blue Book (www.KBB.com) and Mitsubishi claims that the Outlander is one of SA’s favourite luxury lifestyle vehicles.

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Mercedes-Benz CLA 200d

Mercedes-Benz have subtly homed the distinctive looks of the CLA with diamond radiator grills, new front bumper, optional rear bumper trim, and tailpipe trim which can now be wrapped in an additional colour option, Cavansite, a blue metallic body paint.

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Volvo XC90

Rubin van Niekerk attends the launch of the jaw-dropping Volvo XC90 SUV, and is spilling all the tea!

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

“Like the ring of sunlight from behind the moon in a full eclipse, the sharply sculpted character line makes the Eclipse Cross appear as if the body was carved from a single block of metal.”

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Lexus UX 250h

Easy to love, the youngest Lexus sibling offers a nippy, compact, yet spacious and luxurious urban crossover with excellent fuel economy.

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The new Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4 S

Considered the most iconic car in the world, I felt honoured to be part of a small group of journalists that were invited to experience the incredible dynamic capability of 911 Carrera S and 4 S. The all-wheel drive grip of the 911 Carrera 4 S is superb.

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