‘Soft-top’ joins Toyota Aygo X-Cite range

Full suite of crash protection equipment Power-operated sliding fabric roof Black X still marks the Toyota nose TOTOTA SA HAS introduced yet another version of its Aygo X-Cite to a model line-up which already includes the Aygo and Aygo X- Play Black and, yes, it’s a semi-convertible with a power-operated, full-length, canvas roof. It’s described…

Fancy a yacht you can drive? Try the Bentley Galene…

Limited edition the Continental GT Convertible ‘Maritime opulence, exquisite material detailing’ Walnut timber for the luxury boot floor CREWE, England – Bentley Motors has announced a limited-edition model – only 30 cars will be fed to qualifying buyers – called the Bentley Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition. Bodymaker Mulliner says the styling motifs are supposed to…

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…

Oh boy! How about 300km/h, topless, in McLaren’s V8 supercar

All the exhilaration of open-air high-speed driving Third bodystyle in McLaren’s Sport Series product family Retractable hard-top tech proven in other McLaren Spiders WOKING, England – The just-launched 2017 McLaren 570S Spider has all the dynamism and refinement of the 570S Coupé but with the extra exhilaration of open-air motoring. The cars are hand-assembled in Woking, England, and the 570S…

New SuperJags set to contest ’17 Simola Hillclimb

Latest Jaguar F-Type to debut – and race SVR Coupé, SVR Convertible, 400 Sport entered Jaguar / GoPro ReRun app records performance KNYSNA, Western Cape – Jaguar, one of the main sponsors of the event, will bring its latest model of the million-rand+ F-Type to the 2017 Simola Hillclimb event. It will be the car’s…

Mercedes E-Class Coupe takes its roof off

Open-air and luxury with AWD for winter E-Class comfort in two-door convertible New high-tech gear for passengers STUTTGART, Germany – Mercedes-Benz has completed its E-Class family with the introduction of the E-Class Cabriolet – a four-seater with a classic fabric soft top and “sensuous design with high long-distance comfort and the latest technology”. The tech bit…

Lotus Elise lightens up as engine power improves

Hand-built Lotus sports car in new Sprint edition Carbon-fibre use cuts 41kg to 798kg dry weight New front/rear design, significant cabin upgrades LONDON, England – Evolved, energised, even lighter. They are the key items in a significant update for the Lotus Elise set to reach showrooms in mid-2017. The latest Sprint edition is said to have…

Flower power: 320km/h battery supercar buds at Geneva

Geneva debut for Singapore’s first supercar Striking design, auto roof and doors Performance targets 320km/h+, 0-100 in 2.7sec GENEVA, Switzerland – Unveiled today (March 7) at the 2017 Geneva auto show is Singapore’s first hypercar, the Dendrobium, from Vanda Electrics in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering. Dendrobium? Yep, it’s a genus of orchids native to…

Mazda MX-5 sportster goes hard-top

Fastback looks for hard-top MX-5 convertible 2016 World Car of the Year for online buying Change your car in only 13 seconds JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Mazda Southern Africa has at last launched the clever Mazda MX-5 RF – it stands for Retractable Fastback – but through a digital retail event which takes users directly…

Audi A5, S5 supersedans get their kit off

New engines, new features added First steps to autonomy included Telephone tech in seat belts INGOLSTAT, Germany – Audi Europe is about to introduce (Feb 2017) 16 convertible versions of its recently updated A5 Coupe and Sportback with “all the new state-of-the-art design, engineering and technology” already on those cars.      First deliveries of right-hand…

FIRST LOOK: Audi R8 V10 Spyder for SA in April

Impressive performance, open-top allure Claims 0-100km/h zapped in 3.5sec/318km/h Cloth roof opens or closes in 20sec LOS ANGELES, California – Audi of America has dropped the top on the second generation R8 V10 Spyder and its 402kW / 549Nm engine that makes the 2017 R8 Spyder faster and more powerful than its predecessor. The car…