Buying? Castyernet wider to the Spanish-built VW T-Cross

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – VW’s all-new compact SUV, the T-Cross, will be in showrooms across South Africa from Saturday (Sept 21 2019) though only the 85kW, one-litre, TSI engine will be available until the 1.5 TSI 110kW arrives early in 2020. A 70kW engine will follow in the second quarter of next year and prices…

Hyundai electric concept builds on an idea from 1974

SEOUL, South Korea – Hyundai unveiled the 45, a battery-powered electric vehicle concept, at the 2019 Frankfurt auto show to show off a new era of the company’s automotive design focused on electrification, autonomous technology, and intelligent design. The car, Hyundai says, has put a twist on a 45-year-old icon, the Hyundai Pony Coupé Concept, to…

Volvo to the rescue! Phone app magic on way for 2020

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Volvo On Call (VOC), an app-based cellphone service that can help drivers to communicate with their cars, is coming to South Africa. VOC can remotely lock/unlock a car, check the fuel level, and pre-cool/heat the car before its driver arrives, each through a smartphone, smart watch, tablet, or desktop. Greg Maruszewski,…

No nonsense Namib: Land Cruiser for serious off-roaders

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Land Cruiser 70-series has long had a reputation as ”the” choice” for rough country and desert trips (it’s also It good for shopping, as The Corner has tried) and recognised as an automotive symbol of go-anywhere-ability. It’s also seen as (also as experienced) a prime  example of off-road engineering excellence…

New Mitsubishi ASX out in UK – here’s what you get

LONDON, England – Mitsubishi Motors has enhanced its SUV range with the launch on some markets of an extensively-revised 2020 Mitsubishi ASX with a technical specification in line with the rest of the Mitsubishi Motors SUV range. It will be available with auto transmission and all-wheel drive. Its maker says the 2020 ASX has what…

Jeep Renegade plug-in hybrid set to wow Paris city

PARIS France – The first Jeep plug-in hybrid electric vehicle for the EMEA region will be the star of a Jeep exhibition in the heart of Paris. The Jeep Renegade PHEV will be previewed at the MotorVillage Champs-Elysées until September 25 2019. The all-roader had its premiere at the March 2019 Geneva auto show and…

Bentley ready to ‘Grand Tour’ with new Continental GT V8

CREWE, England – Bentley has announced 2020 model-year details about what it calls ”our ground-breaking Continental GT, the GT V8” and tells of the introduction of features. Firrst, a glass roof for the Continental GT W12; then gloss carbon-fibre has been applied to the facia and doors on all models, while the Continental GT V8…

Peugeot goes high-tech with three-motor AWD SUV

PARIS, France – The success story of the Peugeot 3008 sport ute, the automaker says, with more than 700 000 sold since launch in 2016 has gone into another dimension with a Hybrid 4 model – a unit with more power than any other assembled by the brand. The  Hybrid4, in Europe at least, is…

Coming in 2020: Meet the new Mercedes AMG GLB 35 SUV

THE NEW seven-seat Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 has joined the compact SUV segment, motivated by a turbocharged two-litre, four-cylinder, engine capable of 225kW and driving through an AMG SpeedShift DCT8 transmission and equipped with an AMG Performance 4Matic all-wheel drive. All of which co-operated to produced a 5.1sec launch to 100km/h takes only 5.1 sec. Up…

Great Wall’s P Series Pickup challenging bakkie Big 3

BEIJING, China – Great Wall Motors’ new P Series Pickup has been officially launched to, the automaker says, ”bring the dawn of a new era for Chinese passenger bakkies” and to enhance the brand’s globalisation. That’s it above – quite sexy double-cab, hey… Haval says the bakkie will be user-centered, a bakkie for everyone and…

Moto Guzzi is back! Six classic models set to go anywhere

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Moto Guzzi SA line-up and prices confirmed ans of Moto Guzzi – the legendary brand of hand-made motorcycles with their signature transverse-mounted V2 engines will soon be in South Africa. Italian Motorcycle Importers (IMI), the official distributor of Moto Guzzi, will launch seven versions of the Moto Guzzi V7 naked bike…

Meet Ford’s new sport wheels – exclusive from the coal fields

Welsh styling company’s all-new, MS-RT Connect  Small-town guys producing big-town performance Full order books just waiting for production PONTYPOOL, South Wales – A small town with a history of coal-mining in the ancient country of Wales might hardly be seen as a builder of performance vehicles but such a company, MS-RT, has revealed the first…