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…

VW Arteon: Fresh ‘five-door’ flagship to sail to SA

Luxurious five-door fastback is new VW flagship ‘Fine design’, state-of-the-art tech, in Arteon Two high-spec trims, clever crash-protection MILTON KEYNES, England – Volkswagen’s new flagship, the Arteon, has reached retailers in the UK and is expected in South Africa towards the end of 2017. Prices in Europe might equate to about a half-million rands. The…

Dacia gets ***** brand reliability rating

One of four five-star brands in Which? Car Guide 36 manufacturers rated in 44 000 survey More than 44 000 UK car owners surveyed LONDON, England – Dacia has been rated as one the most reliable car brands out of 36 manufacturers in the 2017 Which? Car Guide – out-performing many well-established and/or premium brands. Dacia was…

Money fears? Could autonomous become parlous on profit?

FRANKFURT, Germany / DETROIT, Michigan – BMW and Daimler, the world’s top luxury automakers, have announced alliances with suppliers with the aim of having more engineers to develop self-driving cars. But is there another motive behind these deals? Executives and industry experts are concerned that such cars might not be sufficiently profitable for keen investment….

VW SA puts exclusive shine on 50 Beetles

Get something special – one of 50 Beetles Turbo engine, 110kW of power on tap Want more? Then check the options list WANT TO own one (or perhaps a your/significant other’s pair?) of only 50 special VW Beetles? The limited run of 50 is being offered by VW SA through participating dealers across the country…

First images: 2018 Suzuki Swift for Frankfurt

SUZUKI Motor Corporation will officially reveal its 2018 Swift Sport at the 67th Frankfurt auto show on September 12 but has, meanwhile, released some teaser images – and a video. The automaker also made available a brief teaser video of the new model together with some history of the Sport model since 2005. “Embodying the brand’s…

New-generation Peugeot 3008 SUV goes all high-tech

Most advanced vehicle yet offered by Peugeot Fifth Peugeot to win Car of Year but first SUV to win 3008 SUV first to have latest of Peugeot i-Cockpit MORE INTERIOR space despite compact shell dimensions, class-leading technology and crash protection, lighter, more agile and more fuel-frugal than the previous model – just some of the…

July joy as SA car deal data blooms

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – South Africa’s new-vehicle sales grew by 4.1% in July 2017 to 46 719 units according to sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA. While industry sales were up marginally in June – 0.9% – the positive performance was good news for 2017’s sales data. Year-to-date total industry sales are…

Audi pair complete with RS 3 supersedan

2.5 TFSI aluminium 300kW engine with 480Nm of torque Five-door Sportback joined by all new sedan model World‘s most powerful series-production five-cylinder MILTON KEYNES, England – The latest iteration of the well-muscled Audi RS 3 is about to touch down in the UK not only in the familiar five-door Sportback form but also as a…

2017 Mercedes S-Class: Still the best in the business?

Big, bigger, and very large, engines More high-tech safety stuff included Bold bodybuilders include a Maybach PRETORIA, Gauteng – Rich retiree? Senior executive in a big company? Just plain got lots of boodle in the bank? Then each of you will want to know that Mercedes’ latest S-Class will be in South African showrooms in…

Fancy a yacht you can drive? Try the Bentley Galene…

Limited edition the Continental GT Convertible ‘Maritime opulence, exquisite material detailing’ Walnut timber for the luxury boot floor CREWE, England – Bentley Motors has announced a limited-edition model – only 30 cars will be fed to qualifying buyers – called the Bentley Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition. Bodymaker Mulliner says the styling motifs are supposed to…