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…

Rob adds Green might to Toyota’s V8 Cruiser

Rob Green makes tough-guy Cruiser tougher Find out what you get for R180 000 conversion 4.5 diesel V8 re-turbo’ed for soar in torque JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The ”bent eight ”, the media release tells The Corner, is no longer the preserve of the American Big 3 who made the configuration a synonym for grunt…

Diss the crap: Should your next vehicle be diesel or petrol?

What Fuel? tool to help confused consumers 5800 visits in first week favour use of diesel …but most people  should be driving a hybrid (60%) LONDON, England – Diesel-fuelled vehicles are suited to nearly three times the number of vehicle owners as those burning petrol. That’s according to data from What Car?’s new What Fuel?…

Flagship Jeep Cherokee adds sporty touches to big 4×4

Jeep Grand Cherokee S ‘brings sporty appeal’ Special edition of flagship Grand Cherokee. Unique exterior with 20” wheel rims, leather seats. TURIN, Italy – Jeep has a new model on showroom floors, a sporty interpretation of its flagship model and the world’s most-awarded SUV – the Grand Cherokee S. The new limited-edition model, the automakers…

Load-focused Land Rover Commercial to launch in UK

‘Clever solutions’ to load carrying, any weather, any terrain Towing capacity 3.5 tonnes with Terrain Response Available with 2.0 litre Ingenium or  3.0 litre V6 diesel  WHITLEY, England – A “new and ultra-versatile” commercial version of the Land Rover Discovery has been released in the UK with 1860 litres of cargo volume instead of second…