Big Bentley Bentayga blasts Pikes Peak SUV record

Near-production spec Bentley takes Pikes record Limited edition will celebrate awesome record run Run of 10 limited-edition units to be created CREWE, England – Bentley’s Bentayga has, its maker says, again demonstrated its outstanding performance credentials by claiming the time record for a production SUV at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Driven by double…

Land Rover’s next project: Autonomous off-roading

Jaguar Land Rover SUV’s involved in Project Cortext R62m project exploring all-terrain, all-weather ability World-first ‘5D’ technology for off-road automation PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar Land Rover is developing autonomous vehicles capable of all-terrain, off-road, driving in any weather. ”The world-first Cortex project,” the automaker told The Corner in a media release, ”will ensure they are…

Land Rover sets a Landmark for 70th birthday buyers

Discovery Sport topped 2017  Landy sales with 126 078 units Record-breaking year in the past seven decades Now a special edition will celebrates Land Rover’s fastest-selling SUV PRETORIA, Gauteng – Land Rover has enhanced its record-breaking Discovery Sport range with a new special edition to mark the brand’s 70th anniversary. The Landmark Edition also salutes…

Isuzu SA launches ‘exclusive’ X-Rider Black edition

Another special edition from Isuzu ‘Limited’ badge added once more Two- and all-wheel drive units PORT ELIZABETH, Eastern Cape – Isuzu Motors SA has added a dash of exclusivity and appeal to its bakkie range with an Isuzu X-Rider Black – a limited edition, all-black, double-cab with rear or all-wheel drive. Dominic Rimmer of Isuzu…

2018 Ford Ranger: SA build to supply 150 countries

South African hub to supply 150 world markets Power to come from all-new bi-turbo, 10-speed auto Auto emergency braking, keyless entry PRETORIA, Gauteng – Ford SA will launch what it says is ”an even more capable” Ford Ranger bakkie when production starts in 2019. The automaker has forked out R3-billion on its local operations for…

At last! You can take your Rolls off-road – anywhere

‘Possibly the most anticipated Rolls-Royce of all time’ Named after giant diamond mined in South Africa. All-terrain, high-body for authentic off-road travel LONDON, England -When Rolls-Royce announced three years ago that it would launch a super-luxury on/off-roader to be called the Cullinan, an all-terrain three-boxer, it was because the seriously, seriously, rich around the world…

Taking the Arteon of VW autos to another level

Top-end 206kW 2.0 TSI makes 100 in 5.6sec Innovative technology, driving aids, debuted Wheelbase extended to make ‘excellent space’ JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – VWSA now has a supply of the latest version of the brand luxury-range Arteon sedan which it describes as ”a premium VW model with the the design of a sport car and…

Superhot new turbo VW Golf GTI TCR for Wörthersee ’18

125 000 people arriving in 7300 cars New top dog in the GTI range Car’s top speed listed as 250km/h HERNDON, Virginia – The 2018 VW GTI gathering at Wörthersee in Austria on May 9 2018 – an expected 125 000 people arriving in 7300 cars – will also celebrate the debut of the near-production Golf GTI…

Two new engines for Range Rover Velar

LONDON, England – The Range Rover Velar range has grown with the addtion of two engines. The D275 is a 205W, three-litre, V6 diesel with, perhaps more importantly, 625Nm of torque on call. The P340 has a by a supercharged, 253kW, three-litre, V6 \petrol engine capable of 450Nm. There is, Land Rover says, now more scope…

Mahindra heads for assembly, growth, in Southern Africa

Mahindra bucking declining market trend Details of local vehicle assembly from May Big development plans for SA export future JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Mahindra SA, a relative newcomer to the South African auto market, says it is heading for a new phase of growth and expansion in this country. It also has plans to introduce an…

Haval crash-testing returns good results from Aussies

Haval SUV’s report exceptional crash safety Current road-safety tactics ‘not working’ Five-star ratings from Aussie crash tests  JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The statistics are in, and they confirm what most of us already know: South African roads are a dangerous place to be indeed – although not if you’re in an Haval. More of which in…

BMW iX3: Key role for future electric mobility

MUNICH, Germany – BMW Group is pushing ahead with vehicle electrification strategy by extending the reach to the company’s core brands and the BMW Concept iX3 – debuted Auto China 2018 show in Beijing – offers a look ahead to the expansion of the model line-up in this area. The first model from the BMW brand to be…