Load-focused Land Rover Commercial to launch in UK

‘Clever solutions’ to load carrying, any weather, any terrain Towing capacity 3.5 tonnes with Terrain Response Available with 2.0 litre Ingenium or  3.0 litre V6 diesel  WHITLEY, England – A “new and ultra-versatile” commercial version of the Land Rover Discovery has been released in the UK with 1860 litres of cargo volume instead of second…

Locally-built Ford Ranger gets new touches for 2018

PRETORIA, Gauteng – Ford SA has introduced a number of product updates on its locally assembled Ford Ranger for 2018. Tracey Delate, marketing manager at Ford SA, told The Corner: “The  Ranger has cemented its status as one of South Africa’s best-selling vehicles and has topped the monthly sales charts several times through 2017. “The 2.2…

Subaru US goes big: Ascent’s accent on three-row space

Only for US for now – but SA possible Subaru goes bigger for American families Includes Subaru’s excellent all-wheel drive TOKYO, Japan – Subaru has debuted a three-row SUV for the North American market (though Subaru SA says it might import RHD if made) at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show. It’s badged Subaru Ascent…

Infiniti unveils all-new QX50 a step ahead of California

New engine tech ‘a major step forward’ Distinctive design style ‘re-interpreted’ ProPilot autonomy aid part of the deal LOS ANGELES, California – The new  QX50, about to be launched here at the city’s annual auto show, has been pre-exposed to publicise the mid-size SUV’s “revolutionary technology and stand-out design” on its entirely new platform. The QX50…

Special models on horizon for Subaru’s 50th

CHERRY HILL, New Jersey – Subaru America has confirmed limited-edition models to commemorate the brand’s 2018 50th anniversary with each vehicle in the Subaru range being topped by an anniversary edition. The cars will share a new colour and be fitted with high-level trim and 50th badging. Subaru America was founded on February 15th,1968, and…

Infiniti QX80 superSUV launched at Dubai auto show

Giant cross-country cruiser on stage Infniti just goes further and further Punters ‘fascinated’ at Dubai launch INFINITI, a wing of Nissan, has unveiled its all-new QX80 luxury SUV at the 2017 Dubai auto show despite not being available in Western European countries. Nevertheless, the giant vehicle – the one pictured is the the Monograph model…

More power, more goodies, for latest Land Cruiser 200

More power, more accessories for off-roader Top model renamed, rebadged Electronic parking aid included JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Toyota Land Cruiser 200 has been given “an injection of power” to, the automaker says,  “further bolster its credentials”. And add to its “outstanding quality, durability and reliability, unrivalled off-road performance, and enveloping luxury and comfort”….

Classy sport car: Check what 2018 Audi S4 has to offer

Audi’s S4 icon gets major 2018 upgrade Freewheeling new car to save on fuel 350mm discs with black or red six-piston calipers. JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – There’s a new king-of-the-road among the 2018 Audi S4 range and its packing a new engine, light design and innovative technology from the full-size sedan. Yet another model to add…

Mitsubishi Motors unveils e-Evolution electric concept

Three motors – one reserved for the front wheels Underbody battery packs a boost for stability Under-bonnet void allows new facia design TOKYO, Japan – Mitsubishi’s e-Evolution concept launched at the 2017 Tokyo auto show is said to be an all-electric, high-performance, SUV that embodies the automaker’s latest brand strategy under a ‘Drive your Ambition’…

Takata crash-bag scandal blows up again in SA

TOKYO, Japan – Mitsubishi Motors has issued yet another Takata vehicle crash-bags recall, this time for Pajeros sold during 2007 through to end-2013 in South Africa, to replace front-passenger inflators. Mitsubishi is only one of more than 30 manufacturers in the ongoing global recall that has involved more than 34-million vehicles from 34 automakers. Each…

Ford invests R3-bn for SA build expansion

Here comes a racy addition to the Ranger catalogue Local production for local and export sales Huge investment ‘affirms Ford’s commitment to SA’ PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa will invest R3-billion  to expand assembly of its Ranger bakkie at its South African plant to meet growing local and international demand….

Subaru UK creates farewell WRX STI Final Edition

End of the line for iconic Subaru STI Only 150 commemorative cars to build ‘Final Edition’ will remember the car LONDON, England – The Subaru WRX STI is the iconic Subaru – a modern incarnation, according to its builder, of yesteryear’s Impreza, conjuring images of special-stage success and rally legends pushing to the limit. Now…