2017 Pajero: New transmission reaches new heights

Car-like driving dynamics from Dakar king Pajero New eight-speed auto transmission ‘goes anywhere’ Super Select 4-II 4WD now with electronic assistance CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Venture into the desert (or in this case as close as you can get to it in Cape Town, the awesome Atlantis inland sand dunes) in a four-wheeled vehicle…

Getting safer: BMW Motorrad and the R1200 RS Connected

Striving towards better protection for bikers Connected Drive will ‘talk’ across many brands Meet the R1200 RS Connected Ride prototype MUNICH, Germany – BMW Motorrad claims to be regarded as a front-runner when it comes to motorcycle safety, a trailblazer with anti-lock brakes, anti-slip control, dynamic traction control  and riding equipment. BMW Motorrad adds that it…

10 things to think of when buying your first new car

ROSSLYN, South Africa (October 12, 2017) Buying your first car can be a terrifying experience but fun if you know what to do and what to look for so Nissan SA has compiled a 10-step guide to the whole operation. And passed it on to Carman’s Corner for you to read… “Follow these suggestions,” the…

GT-R grows up! Gazoo racing brand honoured by GR HV

GR HV to honour Toyota motorsport and sport cars Second show car for people who love work and play World premier will be at 2017 Tokyo auto show TOKYO, Japan – Toyota is about to unveil what it calls “a dramatic open-top sport car concept”, said to have been inspired by the company’s involvement in endurance…

Skip the trolley – just go to the mall for luxury DS E-Tense(V)

Formula E ace plays midnight mall cowboy Super-luxury DS launched with night drive Closed mall becomes test track for superlimo LONDON, England – DS? It’s a French brand born in Paris in June 2014 to revive a tradition of assembling premium vehicles in the French automotive industry and inspired by the innovation and distinction inherited…

Model updates coming for Fiat 500X Urban and Cross

Fiat 500X Urban and Cross get new look and tech Green and Bronze available for whole 2018 range More personalisation with equipment packs MILAN, Italy – Fiat’s 500X has had a facelift, been issued with new technology, and its sales staff given new strategies “to keep them among the top-five best-sellers across Europe”. And, presumably, here…

Vettel’s champs chances fade into exhaust smoke

SUZUKA, Japan – Sebastian Vettel had yet another retirement on Sunday as his Formula 1 title hopes almost disappeared through his exhaust pipe. Engine problems halted his challenge to Lewis Hamilton on the fourth lap of the 2017 Japanese F1 GP despite his spanner team working hard on the pre-race grid to try to correct…

Range Rover going super-hybrid for 2018

Whopping great power from hybrid drive Stupid top speed twice the legal limit Electric drive ideal for low-speed off-road WHITELY, England – The Range Rover Sport SUV is now available in the UK with a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain (PHEV – the world’s most ugly abbreviation – Ed) that’s said to deliver efficiency, capability and…

Audi sends in the clowns to punt new A8 sedan

  New Audi A8 to flight fun new TV advert Circus-themed Audi campaign highlights car New A8 luxury saloon shows off intelligent tech LONDON, England – The new Audi A8 for 2018 will feature on British TV for the first time this weekend as part of a major new campaign intended to show the benefits…

Alfa Stelvio claims ‘fastest SUV’ status on Nürburgring (V)

Alfa Stelvio SUV scheduled for SA in 2018 Named for the famous mountain pass in northern Italy 2.9-litre V6 engine rated for 375kW and 600Nm MIDRAND, Gauteng – Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio Quadrifoglio has claimed the title “world’s fastest production SUV” by setting a benchmark lap time on Germany’s Nürburgring. Alfa SA describes it as “just the…

Porsche fastest: 911 GT2 RS takes lap record at Ring

Porsche 911 GT2 RS beats expectations Top speed of the new coupé  is 340km/h Not one record lap – but SIX in a row ATLANTA, Georgia – Porsche has set a lap record for atreet-legal sport cars with a 2018 911 GT2 RS on the 21km Nürburgring-Nordschleife. The lap was officially officially timed on September 20 2017…

Kia Stinger: It’s faster than a Porsche Panamera!

Powerful all­-new fastback sport sedan catapults Kia Kia follows through on promise of GT concept Designed in Frankfurt, developed on the Nürburgring LOS ANGELES, California – Seems like America has finally caught on to products from Korea – or at least taken a deep new interest – with the arrival there of the 2018 Kia…