Renault Duster: Higher ride, latest features, for city and way-out-there

More ground clearance for off-tar travel New high-tech features for sound and satnav Everyday ride – or head out in to the bush JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The launch of an all-new Renault Duster SUV range in October 2018 led, the automaker says, ”to a resounding success with a 50% increase in Duster sales”. Now two…

Going on a road trip: Don’t forget these ‘essentials’

DENVER, Colorado –  America, like South Africa, is a big country so if you’re planning a long drive to somewhere or a touring holiday make sure you have everything you might need. Here are suggestions and musts from the US but they apply just as much to down here in Africa. A new graphic from…

Datsun helps you stay cool by winter-proofing your car

How to chill during winter driving Datsun lists preparations for chilly days …and don’t forget long-life snacks ROSSLYN, South Africa: Freezing weather in Gauteng, storms in the Western Cape and no doubt you’ve hauled out your winter clothing for protection. But what about your car? It, too, is owed a little extra protection during the…

Dr Derriere gets to the bottom of Explorer’s comfort

Ford develops sleek front seats for 2020 Explorer Created by the Ford US global seating team Stringent shape and softness for best comfort   DEARBORN, Michigan – Whether stuck in rush-hour traffic or cruising for hours on the open road some vehicle seats can become, well, a pain in the butt. However, a Ford doctor believes…

Iconic Kombi gets more power to celebrate sixth decade

VW Kombi now available with more power Trendline Plus units have exterior highlights New model takes range to four models JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -VW Commercial Vehicles has expanded its minibus range with a Trendline Plus version of its Kombi 2.0 BiTDI 132kW DSG. Until now the only version was a 2.0 132kW DSG diesel bi-turbo…

Five tips to fight fatigue while at the wheel (V)

DRIVERS NEED to be properly rested before setting off on long journeys, says breakdown and road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist. Tired drivers greatly increase the risk of a collision and reaction times are increased and these two states can factor in as many as 20%  of all crashes and one in four deaths and…

Mitsubishi to unveil chunky concept at Geneva ’19

GENEVA, Switzerland – Mitsubishi Motors will have an Engelberg (it’s a winter sports resort) Tourer Concept at the 2019 annual auto show here from March 5. READ MORE Mitsubishi features on Carman’s Corner The automaker says the vehicle will show off developments in SUV styling (well, just cop the image above, again!) and practicality with a focus…

2019 Ford Tourneo: Eight seats, choice of turbodiesel power

Custom people-mover ‘with bold exterior style’ Two front, six rear, fold ‘n tumble, seats Two specs of 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi engine PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford SA has introduced a new version of its Tourneo Custom with, it says, ”an extensively revised and more premium interior” and a re-designed nose with a five-bar chromed grille….

Sick of being car-sick? Here’s an answer from Citroën

PARIS, France – More than 30-million people in Europe are believed to succumb to chronic travel sickness so automaker Citroën has created SeeTROËN, the first eyewear intended to eliminate motion sickness. The principle is said to be simple – the lenses contain a coloured liquid that maintains the horizon line to resolve conflict between vision…

Gold mine in your garage! Brits go Airbnb with their cars

Let your car out of the garage for income Mobile Airbnb the new concept in UK Some folk earning as much as R9250 a month LONDON, England – Here’s something of which you must be seeing more and more, every day, and hundreds of thousands of property owners are coining it with accommodation that makes…

At last! You can take your Rolls off-road – anywhere

‘Possibly the most anticipated Rolls-Royce of all time’ Named after giant diamond mined in South Africa. All-terrain, high-body for authentic off-road travel LONDON, England -When Rolls-Royce announced three years ago that it would launch a super-luxury on/off-roader to be called the Cullinan, an all-terrain three-boxer, it was because the seriously, seriously, rich around the world…