Another victory planned with coming Merc V-Class

Facelift for Mercedes V-Class touring bus Completely new approach to design, value Even more  comfor and safety for MPV segment. MUNICH, Germany – In 2014 the Mercedes-Benz V-Class premiere delivered a completely new approach to design, value, comfort and safety among such vehicles. ”It went on,” Mercedes reported, ”to be a true success. Proof of…

Jaguar about to drop flag on special Ingenium models

Choice of three Ingenium engines Special cabin finishes in colour choices Unique badging throughout the cars PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar has revealed a Chequered Flag special edition as part of the 2019 model-year updates to the XF Sedan. The cars, due in South Africa from April 2019, will come with a selection of unique exterior…

Meet the eco-Gelandy: Third version of latest Merc overlander

Going off-road – but ‘economically’ Third version of Gelandewagens coming Lift off and clutch disengages to ‘freewheel’ STUTTGART, Germany –  The first units of the latest Mercedes G-Class have, the automaker says, ”been conquering the world’s off-road trails since mid-2018” but now the engine range has been expanded to include a less-thirsty diesel. The newbie’s…

Two Hyundai models top US consumer magazine testing

Two triumphs for Hyundai in the US Kona and Accent take top Guide honours ‘Finest attribute of attributes and value’ FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California – Hyundai’s Accent and Kona have been awarded America’s 2019  Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards for sub-compact cars and sub-compact crossovers. ”More than 150 entries were competing so the recognition,” the…

VW Amarok into the black after eight years in SA

Unique Amarok – too big to park at 5.25m! Eight-speed ‘box, permanent all-wheel drive Loadbed takes standard pallet – sideways! JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – More than 30 000 VW Amarok bakkies have been sold in South Africa since the model’s launch in 2010 but now comes the Amarok Dark Label. The new double-cab truck is…

Ford’s compact Kuga SUV goes ST-Line, adds 1.5 turbodiesel

‘Bold styling, sporty driving dynamics Exclusive design elements, trim, suspension 1.5-litre turbodiesel engine on two models PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford SA has, it says, bolstered its presence in the sport utility vehicle (SUV) category by revising its Kuga range with respect to comfort and luxury, technology and safety, and ”engaging” and efficient driving dynamics….

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…