‘New class’ of wheels set for VW launch

SPEARHEADING A NEW CLASS: THE NEW T-ROC T-Roc world premiere set for late August Compact crossover broadens VW SUV range Progressive design ‘will invigorate compact class’ WOLFSBURG, Germany – Volkswagen, with the presentation of its T-Roc in eight days, will show a new model “set to make waves in the compact SUV class”. “Our all-new…

VW Arteon: Fresh ‘five-door’ flagship to sail to SA

Luxurious five-door fastback is new VW flagship ‘Fine design’, state-of-the-art tech, in Arteon Two high-spec trims, clever crash-protection MILTON KEYNES, England – Volkswagen’s new flagship, the Arteon, has reached retailers in the UK and is expected in South Africa towards the end of 2017. Prices in Europe might equate to about a half-million rands. The…

Range Rover Velar – go posh into the bush

Range Rover Velar available to order and option Prices range from R947 700 to R1 539 800 Check out the luxury Velar First Edition PRETORIA, South Africa – The Range Rover Velar is now available to order at Land Rover dealers across South Africa, a fourth model in the Range Rover family which, the automaker says,…

Audi pair complete with RS 3 supersedan

2.5 TFSI aluminium 300kW engine with 480Nm of torque Five-door Sportback joined by all new sedan model World‘s most powerful series-production five-cylinder MILTON KEYNES, England – The latest iteration of the well-muscled Audi RS 3 is about to touch down in the UK not only in the familiar five-door Sportback form but also as a…

“We have a new Q, James… no, silly, the Audi one!”

Eight years on, along comes a new Audi Q5 High tech, high power, very high spec Got a million bucks for a go-anywhere drive? UITENHAGE, Eastern Cape – Audi SA has launched an all-new version of its all-wheel drive Q5 B-segment SUV eight years after their first arrival at the bottom of Africa of the first…

Auto ‘box added to Renault Duster SUV range

Model range extended with 4×4 dCi auto ‘Authentic SUV with adept off-road ability’ Diesel auto claims 4.8 litres/100km     RENAULT’S DUSTER SUV range has been extended with the addition of an auto gearbox option for the 80kW diesel model. The automaker says “rugged muscular styling, impressive fuel-consumption, off-road ability, comfort, space, and competitive price”…

Volvo going for vivid colour for 2018 XC40 compact SUV

Bright colours, new trim for newbie car Expected in South Africa in 2018 Going for fresh, creative, vehicles THE COLOURFUL NEW Volvo XC40, Volvo Cars’ first entry in the compact premium SUV segment, claims to have dozens of possible exterior and interior colour combinations with personalisation at its core. The cars are yet to be officially…

Merc, helped by Nissan, aiming to be star of ‘luxury’ bakkie market

A NEW BEAST has just arrived ahead of its general sale in South Africa, one looking to take on the tough South African bakkie market currently dominated by Toyota with its now near half-century-old Hilux, not to mention the Ford Ranger and Isuzu KB (which has already adopted the ‘X’ nomenclature now about to be…

All-new Subaru XV brings X-Mode and EyeSight safety tech

XV Crossover now on Subaru ‘global platform’ EyeSight driver assistance system available X-Mode debut: for XV’s off-road ability and safety THE SECOND generation of Subaru’s XV all-wheel drive small crossover with its two-litre Boxer engine is now in the brand’s showrooms across southern Africa. It comes with a new X-Mode, a push-button system said to…

Jaguar E-Pace takes flying leap into SUV space

Jaguar E-Pace  in record aerial launch Second record for premier UK brand Final test after 25 months of development LONDON, England – The new Jaguar E-Pace has, during its official launch in the UK, set a Guinness World Record with a 15.3m barrel roll between two ramps. Apart from car’s official launch, the idea was…

7000km, five summits, two adventurers – and one Suzuki Jimny

Living in – and working for – Africa Modern-day trek for young couple Plucky little Suzuki Jimny key to adventure SOMEWHERE on the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a tough little Suzuki Jimny nicknamed Badger is parked in the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon. This 2011 4×4 is…

You’ve met the A5 Coupe/Sportback – now meet the Cabrio sisters

Two models, two engines – TDI to come Fast roof, lots of options for both Fit a B&O sound system – top-down auditorium AN AUDI A5 Cabriolet has been added the A5 Coupe and Sportback sisters in South Africa and fitted with a new six-cylinder 260kW/500Nm turbo engine. It’s based on the coupe version though the…