Pajero Shogun Sport Limited: R60 000 extras at normal price

Pajero Sport 4×4 gets stack of extras Same powerful diesel engine and 4×4 Own a horse? Then take it with you… JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Mitsubishi Motors South Africa is offering a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Shogun Limited Edition, based on the Pajero Sport 4×4 eight-speed auto with a special ”extras” offering. The automaker says the special…

Coming price rise ‘could end fuel price-maintenance’

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Another substantial fuel-price increase is expected at the end of October 2018, according to the Automobile Association. The motoring organisation explained: “International oil prices remain stubbornly high and it is possible that current tensions involving Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s most prolific oil producers, could place more pressure on fuel prices….

Special life-saving Landy joins Red Cross emergency fleet

Eye in the sky and go-anywhere wheels Eight-rotor drone included for thermal images Watch the Red Cross Discovery in action PRETORIA, Gauteng – A unique lifesaving Land Rover Discovery has just entered service with the Austrian Red Cross emergency response fleet, complete with an eight-rotor drone, as an airport emergency mobile command centre. The vehicle,…

New Isuzu bakkies riding even prouder in UK market

Three of a kind for 2018 Isuzu bakkie range UK marketers update comfort, work ethic, tech Improved cabin comfort, farewell AdBlue BIRMINGHAM, England – Isuzu UK has launched an updated Isuzu D-Max range of what it describes as ”good-looking, comfortable, hard-working pick-ups”. The updated Isuzu D-Max bakkie range will be officially launched on October 1…

Xperience the X-Class with a fun ‘n free off-road test-drive

Designed to let the bakkie do all the talking Unmatched on-road, undeniable off-road ability Some say ‘it’s a vehicle in a league of its own’ JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Mercedes-Benz Vans is offering, through regional X-Class X-Perience Days, an opportunity to experience the 4×4’s performance, safety and load space. The dates: August 4 and 5: Zevenwacht…

Proudly SA! East London’s latest C-Class = S-Class luxury

East London hub for global C-Class production 11 new models – including supercar Big Daddy Sedan, Coupe and Cabriolet in latest line-up PRETORIA, South Africa – Mercedes-Benz SA has launched the latest version of its Made-in-SA C-Class on the South African market This the latest iteration of the range has, MB-SA says, a wealth of…

Two new engines for Range Rover Velar

LONDON, England – The Range Rover Velar range has grown with the addtion of two engines. The D275 is a 205W, three-litre, V6 diesel with, perhaps more importantly, 625Nm of torque on call. The P340 has a by a supercharged, 253kW, three-litre, V6 \petrol engine capable of 450Nm. There is, Land Rover says, now more scope…

New Isuzu diesel 7-seat SUV in pipeline for SA

Isuzu SA to join markets for luxury 4×4 Read an early review from the launch Seven-seater, power from Isuzu diesel PORT ELIZABETH, Eastern Cape – Coming soon from Isuzu in the second half of 2018… the brand’s new mu-X sport utility vehicle into the South African and Sub-Saharan Africa markets in the second half of…

UK still wants diesels – new OR used. Will SA listen?

Used diesel-car prices robust in March despite challenges Alternatively-fuelled vehicles a record 5% of all searches Average price used car increased 6% year-on-year LONDON, England – According to the latest (April 2018) results from the Auto Trader Retail Price Index the average price of a used car continued to rise on a year-on-year basis through…

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…

UK ministers not practising what they preach on diesel

UK MP’s telling the evils of diesel power …but ministers still in ‘smoky’ cars Even the PM has a diesel armoured sedan LONDON, England – More than half the cars used by UK government ministers – among them prime minister Theresa May and chancellor Philip Hammond – are diesel-fuelled. The exposure was made by UK…

Hotshot snowboarder keeps cool at 150km/h on frozen lake

Second record for snowboarder Jamie Frozen-lake towed runs close to 150km/h  Maserati tow-car, studded supertyres ST MORITZ, Switzerland – British snowboarder Jamie Barrow has broken the Guinness World Record for being fastest on a snowboard towed by a vehicle. He used a frozen lake near St Moritz and a Maserati Levante SUV to reach 151.57km/h…