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…

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…

More power on way for top-end VW Amarok truck

HANNOVER, Germany – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is putting into the market the Amarok concept vehicle shown at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show with monster torque from a V6 turbodiesel engine. It will – in Europe, at least, where it should be available from June 2018 – be available as Highline and top Aventura versions – the…

Mitsubishi Trident Athlete: Big takkies, sprint performance

Mitsubishi Athlete sprints in as new Triton bakkie Two-tone body kit, bold orange and black leather Black powder-coated diamond-cut 17″ alloy rims JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The new Mitsubishi Triton Athlete Special Edition has been based on the brand’s Triton double-cab 4×4 auto  and is assembled for full import by Mitsubishi Thailand. The Athlete is said…

Isuzu comes ashore for bakkie-building in SA

Isuzu Motors South Africa is officially launched ‘Head office’ comes to visit in Port Elizabeth First 100%-owned plant outside Japan  PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – Isuzu Motors has announced the official launch of business operations in South Africa – a happy conclusion since the 2017 announcement that it would buy the light commercial vehicle operations…

Rob adds Green might to Toyota’s V8 Cruiser

Rob Green makes tough-guy Cruiser tougher Find out what you get for R180 000 conversion 4.5 diesel V8 re-turbo’ed for soar in torque JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The ”bent eight ”, the media release tells The Corner, is no longer the preserve of the American Big 3 who made the configuration a synonym for grunt…

Dakar Stage 13: End of the road for Ten Brinke

• Stage 13 triumph for Al-Attiyah/Baumel • De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz home third • Retirement for Ten Brinke/Périn CORDOBA, ARGENTINA – If ever there was a stage on the Dakar that proved what a fickle mistress this event can be, then Stage 13 was it for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA. On the one hand, there was…

Ten Brinke makes stunning mark on Dakar Stage 11

Victory on Stage 11 for Toyota’s Ten Brinke/Périn Fifth place for Al-Attiyah/Baumel and… Sixth on Stage 11 for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz CHILECITO, Argentina – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Bernhard ten Brinke (Netherlands) and French navigator Michel Périn have won Stage 11 of Dakar 2018. The day (Wednesday) had started, unlike all others, with the top…

SA Toyotas still up front after gruelling Dakar Stage 10

Second on Stage 10 for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz Fifth on Stage 10 for Ten Brinke/Périn Suspension hit costs Al Attiyah/Baumel 29min BELEN, Argentina – Tuesday, Day 10 of the 2018 Dakar Rally, was a day of mixed results for Toyota Gazoo Racing over 373km of racing, split into two sections, after a 424km liaison. Happily…

Toyota clean sweep in 2017 SA X-Country series

Horn brothers close out victory in Class T champs Second win for Lategan/White in the Ford Ranger Lost wheels end rally run for two teams From CHARMAINE FORTUNE GLENHARVIE, Gauteng – Toyota has made a clean sweep of all the available championships in the Production Vehicle category at the final event of the South African…

Hidden rock ends Toyota SA’s hope of China Rally win

Hidden rock puts Toyota in hard place Five China Rally leaders quit event End of road for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz ALXA, Inner Mongolia – At least five leading competitors in the Dakar Series China Rally were eliminated from the tough event through the Gobi Desert by a hidden rock not marked on the route guide….