Sporty touches for Merc C-Class create 2017 Edition C

AMG exterior, 18″ AMG wheel rims Diode high-performance headlights Exclusive interior trim combination PRETORIA, Gauteng – The Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan range in South Africa has a new model range – a C-Class Edition C which uses distinctive style elements and possible combinations. It is intended to set new highlights and to add interior and exterior…

Super-frugal diesel Civic on way from Honda

Enhanced 1.6 litre i-DTEC from March 2018 Stronger pistons, low-friction cylinder bores Power still 90kW with torque at 300Nm LONDON, England – A comprehensively revised 90kW 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel engine will join the Honda Civic range in Europe from March 2018 with the promise of really low fuel consumption. Honda’s promise: “An outstanding combination…

Four of a kind: Zagato Speedster and Brake join Coupe and Volante

Vanquish Zagato family will be limited to 325 units 99 Coupes, 99 Volantes, 28 Speedsters and 99 Shooting Brakes Four designs joint effort by Aston Martin and specialist Zagato CARMEL, California – One of the most enduring creative partnerships in the automotive industry has reached another milestone (Aug 15 2017) with the global debut of…

What women want! Impala is top, Mustang is hot

Lady drivers muscling in on muscle cars Animals favourite: Impalas and Mustangs ‘Supernatural’ fans  PHOENIX, Arizona – The 1967 Chevrolet Impala is the most searched-for collectors car among á growing audience of female American enthusiasts, according to a report from ClassicCars.com. The Impala, revered among classic-car aficionados, has traditionally been a top-searched vehicle on ClassicCars.com….

‘New class’ of wheels set for VW launch

SPEARHEADING A NEW CLASS: THE NEW T-ROC T-Roc world premiere set for late August Compact crossover broadens VW SUV range Progressive design ‘will invigorate compact class’ WOLFSBURG, Germany – Volkswagen, with the presentation of its T-Roc in eight days, will show a new model “set to make waves in the compact SUV class”. “Our all-new…

‘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…

Cyber protection: What about your local garage?

UK research highlights car cyber attacks Regulation needed for automakers, techies Survey shows huge ignorance on cyber theft LONDON, England – The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has welcomed government guidelines to reduce the hacking risk of internet-connected cars but urges focus on the technicians that work on the vehicles, too. The same type…

New high-tech car-theft warning issued

LONDON, England – As the UK’s September registration plate change looms a reminder is served that more cars are stolen without keys as criminals exploit weaknesses in security technology Today’s car criminals are far more likely to be computer-savvy than be able to hot-wire a car warns vehicle security company Tracker. “Recent reports in the…

At last! Teen L-drivers to access freeway training

Learner drivers take lessons on motorways Part of the overall driving-licence routine Too many youngsters dying from inexperience LONDON, England – Learner drivers in the UK can now look forward to motorway / freeway driving being part of their ‘L’-plate period of tuition. Carman’s Corner says this is an excellent improvement in UK driving training…

‘See Harvey, the latest Honda SUV. Nice, hey?’

First CR-V with high-power, high-efficiency, turbo Focus on comfort, style, space and versatility ‘Cutting-edge’ tech, infotainment and safety systems GENERATION V OF Honda’s long-running and very successful CR-V sport utility vehicle is about to reach South African showrooms while claiming to be “he most advanced, most spacious, most sophisticated iteration to date”. It’s two decades…

Striking! Cobra Club aims to be out en-masse at Tambo

Come check the venom of 100 Cobras Annual classic day for classic-cars rumble Cobra Club aiming for a century of muscle JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Cobra Club of South Africa will host its annual Concourse Day at Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park, on Sunday August 20 with, it’s hoped, a record 100-car entry. The show…

Emergency! Take a refresher on ‘red light’ etiquette

Simple rules to handle emergency traffic  Get out of the way – but do it safely! Stay there until all emergency vehicles pass LONDON, England – British road-safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging all road users to be ‘Blue Light Aware’ and to know how to assist the emergency services vehicles when…