Nissan ups hatchback game with new Micra Tech

Snappy looks and cool communications Crash avoidance systems, daytime lights Plug in your mobile and, well, get mobile ROSSLYN, South Africa – Nissan SA has added a mouthful of a new, fifth-generation, model to its range – the Micra Acenta Plus Tech hatchback The car is, Nissan SA says, ”packed to the hilt with tech…

Driving a new car: Do you really know what you’re signing for?

At last, an alternative to buying a car This deal lets you take a usage holiday Brand-new car, delivered to your door LONDON, England – Some form of credit is used by most people to ”own” a car yet research* Europcar Mobility UK showed drivers who had taken a loan, only 53% admitted to fully…

2019 Quantum grows a bonnet, gets more load/people space

Half-bonnet design reduces engine intrusion New diesel engine and two wheelbases Improved straight-line performance/stability JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Toyota has, for the first time in 15 years, revealed a new Quantum van/bus range, this one with advanced safety features, powerful new engines, better comfort and uprated specifications. The vehicles, the sixth generation, will reach South Africa…

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…

Tesla ‘sentry’ alarm calls owner, plays loud music

NEW YORK – Elon Musk’s Tesla battery-car company has launched a Sentry Mode anti-theft system  to freshen the attraction of its vehicles. The feature will go into US Model 3 vehicles dating back to August 2017. Known auto thefts in the US through 2017 totalled 773 139 – the most since 2009 – according to…

Top new Mini Cooper Works: 220kW, aero kit, hot wheels

Limited run on John Cooper’s upcoming Mini Most powerful engine yet fitted to the cars 60 years on, and Mini just keeps on evolving MUNICH, Germany – The next Mini John Cooper Works GP will soon be available worldwide, yet again intended for, its maker says, ”the hearts and minds of a performance-orientated target group”. Bad…

First look: Smart lights for the 2019 new Opel Corsa

Battery-electric model will lead model charge Vauxhall (Opel) takes EV motoring mainstream Tech shines light on Vauxhall’s new best-seller LUTON, England – Vauxhall (Opel in South Africa) has released the teaser image above of the all-new Corsa which, the automaker believes, will be one of the most anticipated new cars to reach showrooms through 2019….

Suzuki to show new Katana, classics, at London bike show

Ancient and modern: Best of Suzies for London show Return of the Katana – a new take on the 1980’s Scooters and trail bikes on the stand, too LONDON, England – Suzuki’s 2019 Katana will top the upcoming London Motorcycle Show (Feb 15-17 2019 – the new bikes to be shown alongside the original 1981 machine….

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…

Jaguar XJ sedan might be 50, but its claws still razor sharp

50 years, nine generations, of Jaguar flagship Be ready to pay close to two million bucks Special finishes to headlights, tread plates JAGUAR’S special edition XJ50  sedan – short -(short?) and long-wheelbase created to highlight five decades of production is now available in South Africa. Exterior enhancements include Autobiography-style front and rear bumpers, 19” seven-spoked…