Mad Max to hit Pendine Sands for double speed record

He’s done it on a motorcycle, now for a car Historic Welsh beach to be the track 895kW on call for epic high-speed Porsche run PENDINE SANDS, Wales – Record-setting car and motorcycle pilot Zef Eisenberg and his MadMax Race Team have a new target: at least 320km/h along the vast tidal expanse of Pendine…

Renault Koleos: SA brand flagship gets 2019 makeover

Renault’s top-end Koleos about to hit SA showrooms Three models, two of them with all-wheel drive One engine, a powerful 2.5 petrol with auto available PARIS, France – Renault says the latest version of its top-end Koleos SUV  ”is the embodiment of Renault’s new design language with its distinctive styling” Take a look – there’s…

JD Power survey: Hyundai Santa Fe ‘most reliable’ midsize SUV

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California – Hyundai’s Santa Fe has come through as ”most dependable SUV” in the 2019 JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study whose results were released on February 13. The handsome Hyundai ranked highest in its class from 2016 (yes, it takes time to determine reliability) thanks, the results say, for ”bold design, high-output powertrains…

Special RAM at Chicago show: Catalogue of 170 accessories

Catalogue of more than 170 Mopar accessories Modified Ram 2500 Heavy Duty has off-road lights Concept products include beadlock wheel rims CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The Mopar and Ram Truck brands unveiled at the February 2019 Chicago auto show included a modified Ram 2500 Heavy Duty truck to highlight some of more than 170 products Mopar has for…

2020 Subaru Legacy: History just gets better with time

Superior driving pleasure with  2.4-litre turbo Cabin features tablet-style 30cm touchscreen Bold exterior ‘expresses solid toughness’ CHICAGO, Illinois – Subaru has unveiled an all-new, seventh-generation, Legacy sedan at the 2019 Chicago auto show, a model regarded as the brand’s flagship since 1989, ”Throughout its 30 years,” the automaker says, ”the Legacy has enriched owners’ daily…

Suzuki Jimny in running for World Car title finals

LONDON, England – Suzuki ‘s big little guy, the 2019 Jimny, has made it to the semi-finals of three categories in the 2019 World Car awards. It’s sister, the Suzuki Ignis,, had successes for the Ignis in 2017 and the Swift in 2018 in the World Urban Car category. The Jimny has so far made…

Another victory planned with coming Merc V-Class

Facelift for Mercedes V-Class touring bus Completely new approach to design, value Even more  comfor and safety for MPV segment. MUNICH, Germany – In 2014 the Mercedes-Benz V-Class premiere delivered a completely new approach to design, value, comfort and safety among such vehicles. ”It went on,” Mercedes reported, ”to be a true success. Proof of…

Range Rover Velar shifts gear to SVAutobiography Dynamic

Exclusive Velar SUV taken to the next level Supercharged 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine SV brakes, lightweight 21” forged wheels PRETORIA, South Africa – Land Rover says it has given its mid-size SUV, the Range Rover Velar, more performance, luxury and exclusivity with a limited-run SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition. The top-dog 2019 Velar was, Landy says, developed…

Mahindra goes upmarket with its S10 Karoo edition

Higher specification, additional accessories Option of cosmetic package or body-colour canopy S10 Karoo Edition produced in South Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Indian automaker Mahindra’s South African sales team, to celebrate a surge in vehicle sales, has gone upmarket in the bakkie world with a 4×2 or 4×4 Mahindra S10 Karoo Edition. Rajesh Gupta, CEO of…

Exclusive for SA: Only eight of 400 BMW M850i xDrive coupe

Collector’s dream: A super unique BMW 8 Series Individual specifications for luxury cabin Twin-turbo, 390kW, eight-cylinder, petrol engine MUNICH, Germany – A special run of only 400 BMW 8 Series coupes badged as M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition will be released in April-June 2019 with a promise of ”maximum exclusivity due to its individual configuration”….

Mitsubishi to unveil chunky concept at Geneva ’19

GENEVA, Switzerland – Mitsubishi Motors will have an Engelberg (it’s a winter sports resort) Tourer Concept at the 2019 annual auto show here from March 5. READ MORE Mitsubishi features on Carman’s Corner The automaker says the vehicle will show off developments in SUV styling (well, just cop the image above, again!) and practicality with a focus…

Suzuki soars in wide UK customer satisfaction survey

Suzuki makes best-yet 15th from 2018 44th 45 000 customers surveyed across Britain ‘Barometer of sentiment across the UK’ LONDON, England – Suzuki Britain has been ranked as the best car brand in the Institute of Customer Service’s UK Customer Satisfaction Index for January 2019. A national measure of sentiment across the country, asked 45…