Nissan goes stargazing with specially adapted Navara

Nissan unveils bakkie concept in Germany Stargazing behind new Dark Sky concept Super-tough Navara for  belly-ripping conditions HANNOVER, Germany – Nissan has unveiled two vehicles at the Hannover auto show – a Navara Dark Sky concept and a Nissan Navara N-Guard. Each claims to highlight the brand’s bakkies versatility; the load-carriers have, Nissan says, seen sales grow…

Baby driver? Here’s a new and super-hot tot on the block

New model opens ‘world of driving performance’ AMG thinks even smaller for bigger performance Turbo engine, 225kW / 400Nm at your command AFFALTERBACH, Germany – Mercedes-AMG says it has created a new entry-level A35 AMG built for driving performance yet based on the new Mercedes front-wheel drive platform. It’s powered by a new two-litre, four-cylinder,…

Globetrotting KB bakkie wins free factory restoration

Half-a-million kays later – a full restore Africa and Europe covered by Fanie’s KB bakkie Meet winner of ‘Living Legends’ competition PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – Isuzu’s revered, trusted and built-in-SA one-ton bakkies have been a firm South African favourite for 40 years – and now there is another chapter… An 18-year-old model that’s covered…

Jaguar XE SV Project 8: Seca lap makes Big Cat world’s fastest

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 ‘world’s fastest production sedan’ Randy Pobst clocks 1min37.54 on WeatherTech Raceway XE SV Project 8 quickest road-legal Jaguar yet LAGUNA SECA RACEWAY, California – Jaguar’s supercar-rivalling XE SV Project 8 has confirmed its status as the world’s fastest four-door car by setting a track record here. The 441kW, 322km/h four-door…

UK’s oldest automaker about to launch fastest SUV

SuperSUV coming from UK’s oldest sport-car company  Fastest? Yep, with 500kW packed under the bonnet Next to come – a hotted-up Jaguar F-Type LONDON, England – Lister Motor Company, a specialist, 65-year old, all-British specialist sport-car maker, has confirmed that it will launch what is claimed to be he world’s fastest SUV. Meet the Lister LFP…

Heigh-ho Pajero! One year on and here come no-cost improvements

More crash bags, child-seat anchors added Prices unchanged ‘despite the improvements’ 120W socket added to charge laptops JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – A year down the back roads, trails and highways and one of South Africa’s favourite 4×4 wagons – Mitsibishi’s Pajero Sport – has been awarded a no-extra-cost upgrade. That got your attention, hey…? Though perhaps…

Ready to roll: Audi hoping e-Tron’s silence will be golden

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Audi Belgium has started line assembly of the Audi e-Tron, the brand’s first all-electric SUV, here in Europe. The automaker says the occasion is ”a major waypoint” on the journey towards electrification of Audi range and that the vehicles can be charged for ”a long-distance journey” in only 30 minutes. The cars…

Suzuki Jimny: It might be small – but it’s BIG! off-road

First all-new Suzuki Jimnys in 20 years First models with dealers in November 2018 Prices to start at estimated R265 000 JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Suzuki will have what it calls ”its new giant killer” at the 2018 Johannesburg Festival of Motoring in Johannesburg – the all-new Suzuki Jimny. ”The new Jimny,” the automaker says, ”fills…

Renault Duster: Hoping to clean up in SA… on- and off-road

Flagship Renault update for SA off-roading Manual or auto – diesel or petrol power Seven years old – so now all growed up RENAULT sees its Duster SUV as a flagship model – especially with more than two-million of them with front or all-wheel drive wearing rubber into the world’s roads. The brand is looking…

Haval H9 SUV gets turbo-serious about off-roading in SA

  Great Wall Motors builds top-luxury SUV Seven leather-clad seats, power adjustment Two-litre turbo engine and all-wheel drive MIDRAND, Gauteng – Great Wall Motors’ Haval subsidiary believes it is breaking with the introduction to South Africa of its first all-wheel drive unit. The seven-seat H9 is joining the South African range that already includes two-wheel…

Hot electric Jaguar leaps to Laguna Seca lap record

Knysa hillclimb racer Randy Pobst lapped in 1min48.18 I-Pace  to  be shown at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours Twin Jaguar motors make 294kW / 696Nm LONDON, England – Jaguar has set a production electric-vehicle lap record of 1min48.18 on the WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca with its all-electric I-Pace performance SUV. The runs came ahead of the…

Land Rover convoy does the world in 70 days (V)

Convoy led by travel blogger Sergey Dolva Discovery SUVs lead through deserts, rivers and jungles 500 hours’ travel across 22 countries, six continents PRETORIA, Gauteng – Land Rover Russia has returned to base in Moscow after circumnavigating Earth on an expedition led by travel blogger Sergey Dolya in 70 days and through 22 countries on…