Meet the new Kwid on the block: Renault upgrades mini-SUV

Good spec for an entry-range vehicle Looks like hatch, works like a mini-wagon Frugal engine a must for today’s fuel bills JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Renault’s entry-segment contender, the SUV-inspired KWID hatchback, has soared on the global sales charts since it was introduced with 20 000+ plus vehicles sold since its debut in November 2016. The…

Subaru Outback upgrade all set for next decade

Debut of Onyx Edition XT trim level with unique stuff Tablet-style hi-def touchscreen controls Advanced adaptive cruise control/lane-keeping   NEW YORK – Subaru America has introduced a 2020 Outback with, it  says, ”the most advanced features, design and capability in its history”. Which, of course, for a Subaru, is something… anyway, read on. It’s the…

2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo: Hot and fresh from New York show

‘Pursuing more driving pleasure’ Bigger brakes for track performance Carbon-fibre figures greatly in the shell NEW YORK – Nissan’s 2020 GT-R Nismo debuted mid-April 2019 at the New York auto show with race-car-inspired upgrades and tuning improvements that, the automaker says, ”maximisese its exhilarating performance”. The car was showcased alongside the new 50th Anniversary Edition…

By Jiminy! Suzuki’s baby 4×4 takes a top World car of Year title

Suzy’s little Jimny scores top in World Cars Finalist for three years – now top Urban On- and off-road for everyday families NEW YORK – The Road to the World Car Awards journey has ended at the New York auto show with the Suzuki Jimny declared ‘2019 World Urban Car. A Suzuki car has been a…

Yee-hah! Mustang gallops to world best-selling sport coupe

National Mustang Day celebrates road icon’s 55th birthday. More than 2600 Mustangs sold in South Africa since 2016 Fourth consecutive year as ‘world’s best-selling sport coupe’ DEARBORN, Michigan – If you’re lucky enough to be driving your own latest Ford Mustang here in South Africa take heart that on the Mustang’s 55th anniversary people like…

Jaguar i-Pace clean-sweeps three World Car awards

World Car, World Car Design, and World Green Car Third success announced at New York auto show Jaguar SA taking orders – configure your car here CAR AWARDS TREBLE FOR JAGUAR: Image: Jaguar Land RoverNEW YORK – The all-electric Jaguar I-Pace has completed an historic treble at the 2019 World Car Awards: not only has it…

‘Landmark’ Land Rover special marks 30 years of Discovery

Discovery Landmark Edition marks three decades Discovery SUV with more features / design enhancements Special model set to land in SA third quarter of 2019 PRETORIA, Gauteng – The Land Rover Discovery SUV has been around now for 30 years so to celebrate the automaker – now linked with British car-builder Jaguar – has revealed…

Easter travel: Check busy times for a safe holiday drive

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Easter is a dangerous time – assuming you’re out on the road with the family for the day or going away on holiday: indeed, over Easter 2018,  road fatalities increased by 14% over the previous year. So, take a few minutes to heed some expert advice before you head out with a…

Sleek Nissan Sylphy turning heads at Auto Shanghai 2019

New from Nissan: a car with a strange name Sylphy – slim, low, streamlined – figures All-new five-seater, brand-new engine  SHANGHAI , China – The all-new Nissan Sylphy was unveiled today (Aprl 16) at the 2019 Shanghai auto show with what its maker described as a sporty new look and equipped with the latest Nissan…

Fiat Spider goes turbo for US show with Urbana Edition

Urbana Edition offers unique sporty look-and-feel Most powerful four-cylinder turbo in class Only model with turbocharged power standard AUBURN HILLS, Michigan – Fiat America has announced a range of models from the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition., and they are beautiful and they will be displayed at the 2019 New York auto show. The…

Telematics: A weapon you can use to fight back fuel taxes

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The latest budget speech, as expected, warned of higher fuel levies (read, taxes!) which will add R1.34 to a litre of petrol and R0.81 to a litre of diesel. Not only that, but a ”carbon tax” will also be added. All that means that filling a 50-litre vehicle fuel tank will –…

Hamilton shows Bottas the way home with Chinese win

SHANGHAI, China – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has won the 2019 Chinese Formula 1 GP and regained the points lead from team mate Valtteri Bottas despite starting second. Hamilton passed pole-starter Bottas going into Turn 1, didn’t miss a beat for the whole race, and the rivals finished the race in that order. Mercedes has now finished…