Facelift time for Audi’s two hotshot TT performers

Sporty design elements, dynamic appearance S tronic transmissions, sporty performance Comprehensive standard equipment CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Audi’s TT coupes, the third generation, has arrived in South Africa stage with a face-lifted appearance, sporty and refined exterior, more engine power and an extended range of standard equipment. Aluminium elements in the driver-orientated cabin, the…

Another five-star people-carrier on the way from Opel

Voted ‘Best Buy Car of Europe 2019’ Opel Zafira Life expected first quarter 2020 Practicality, comfort, safety top priorities RUSSELSHEIM, Germany – Opel’s sales bossman Xavier Duchemin revealed the Opel Zafira Life at the 2019 Brussels auto show and this is it, to be in South African showrooms in early 2020. Duchemin said at the…

Range-topping Vitara goes Turbo in South Africa

BoosterJet gives Vitara new life 103kW from a 1.4-litre family SUV Sporty paddles on steering-wheel JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Suzuki has boosted its Vitara SUV range with a range-topping Vitara Turbo with a choice of manual or auto transmission. At the heart of the new model is a 1.4-litre BoosterJet engine, which lands at the…

Audi’s luxury S7 coupe: What we can look forward to…

Five-door coupe gets S design elements Twin-turbo 2.9-litre better than predecessor S sport package delivers enhanced driving dynamics HERNDON, Virginia – An all-new 2020 Audi S7 Sportback has been launched in the US with, its maker says, ”even more performance and innovative technologies”, a dynamic design, sportier driving experience, excellent functionality, and five seats. The…

Monster Lexus gets more luxury goodies in US market

PLANO, Texas – Lexus in the US is giving buyers of the 2020 LX 570 a new way to express their style with the introduction of a Sport Package to be available only on the three-row models. A new interior and exterior styling package, Lexus US says, enhances the LX’s traditional lines with: Exterior: An…

Tale of the Stinger: How a Kia show beauty was created

Stiffer and lighter to create a track-day monster Tuning creates a huge increase in power output Stinger GT420 had its debut at Silverstone on July 24 2019 LONDON, England – Most off-the-cuff remarks, or pie-in-the-sky ideas, are dismissed as soon as they’re suggested but, so long as you’ve the time and budget, things can be…

2019 Tucson Sport: Fresh styling, more power, from Hyundai

New top models for Hyundai sport utes Tucson family upgrades reach South Africa Two core models, diesel or petrol engines CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Hyundai South Africa’s Tucson range in  has been bolstered with a  derivative with fresh styling, more power and torque, and the freshened models launched  as what the automaker describes as…

Lotus Evija: Pure electric ‘hypercar’ punts 1470kW – and 400km range

World’s most powerful series production road car 0-100km/h in less than three seconds, top speed 320km/h Battery driving range target 400km, all hand-made LONDON, England – An all-new Lotus Evija sport car, claiming the title ”World’s first fully electric British hypercar”,  has been revealed with an electric drivetrain capable of 1470kW. ”Quite simply,” the British…

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…

VW says coming T-Cross SUV ‘to have countless benefits’

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Volkswagen’s new compact SUV, the T-Cross, will be launched in South Africa in September 2019 as what VW describes as ”a cool addition to our fast-growing SUV range”. Dealers will be taking orders for the cars from July 15 2019. The SUV’s will be available with a VW Connect data plug.,…

A Bentley – but centenary EXP 100GT like no other car on Earth

CREWE, England – Bentley Motors is celebrating its centenary by  unveiling its vision of the future of luxury mobility at The Home of Bentley in Crewe, central England… The Bentley EXP 100 GT which the automaker describes as ”a physical embodiment of the future Bentley brand, Grand Touring for the future”. Bentley describes the supercar…

Coming Lexus LC Convertible launches over The Hill

Lexus confirms convertible version of flagship LC coupe Debut on The Hill at 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed Start of production expected in near future GOODWOOD, England – Visitors to the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK saw the world debut of a Lexus LC Convertible prototype in action on the famous The…