Range Rover Velar – go posh into the bush

Range Rover Velar available to order and option Prices range from R947 700 to R1 539 800 Check out the luxury Velar First Edition PRETORIA, South Africa – The Range Rover Velar is now available to order at Land Rover dealers across South Africa, a fourth model in the Range Rover family which, the automaker says,…

“We have a new Q, James… no, silly, the Audi one!”

Eight years on, along comes a new Audi Q5 High tech, high power, very high spec Got a million bucks for a go-anywhere drive? UITENHAGE, Eastern Cape – Audi SA has launched an all-new version of its all-wheel drive Q5 B-segment SUV eight years after their first arrival at the bottom of Africa of the first…

Merc, helped by Nissan, aiming to be star of ‘luxury’ bakkie market

A NEW BEAST has just arrived ahead of its general sale in South Africa, one looking to take on the tough South African bakkie market currently dominated by Toyota with its now near half-century-old Hilux, not to mention the Ford Ranger and Isuzu KB (which has already adopted the ‘X’ nomenclature now about to be…

7000km, five summits, two adventurers – and one Suzuki Jimny

Living in – and working for – Africa Modern-day trek for young couple Plucky little Suzuki Jimny key to adventure SOMEWHERE on the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a tough little Suzuki Jimny nicknamed Badger is parked in the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon. This 2011 4×4 is…

BMW’s latest X3: More power, more features, more rugged-rider

More than 1.5 million units sold since 2003 Range-topping BMW X3 M40i expected Comprehensive protection with new BMW CoPilot MUNICH, Germany – This the third-generation BMW X3 is said to have gone more rugged-rider than either of the first two with its off-road looks and “greater sporting presence”. BMW says the new 4×4 has built…

World Rallycross final scheduled for Cape Town’s Killarney track

Killarney gears up for big international Three days of track action for Cape Town New stands scheduled for construction CAPE TOWN, South Africa – he FIA World Rallycross championship has signed Gumtree SA as headline sponsor for the final round of the championship scheduled for Cape Town’s Killarney International Raceway over November 10-12 2017. As part…

Centenary year for Mitsubishi – and new models for SA

100 years of production since first Mitsubishi Model-A First run was only 22 cars – but scene was set New models for SA to celebrate the centenary JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Mitsubishi SA is planning to celebrate the brand’s production centenary with new and improved models – so here’s a short history of the brand… Many firsts…

Ducati Multistrada 1200: Shrink the globe on a bulletproof bike

New colours, tyres for road and off-road travel Accessories designed for the less-beaten track Cutting-edge performance, active safety BORGO PANIGALE, Bologna – Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 Enduro, the bikemaker says, is now even more of a globetrotter thanks to the introduction of a Pro version. “The trail-blazing spirit of this the most venturesome Multistrada,” Ducati says, “now reaches…

Range Rovers, new and old, offered new luxury touches

Special Ops design pack adds personalisation Unique bumpers, sills, vents, tailpipe finishers Upgrade for all standard-wheelbase units since 2013 PRETORIA, Gauteng – Land Rover has created further personalisation for the Range Rover – an exterior Design Pack” created by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations. “It introduces,” JLR says, “highly desirable and distinctive exterior add-ons to complement Range…

Going way away? Fifth generation Landy Discovery in SA in July

Modern design meets all-terrain ability Class-leading off-road geometry and wading Enhanced on-road dynamics and refinement PRETORIA, Gauteng – The latest Land Rover Discovery, expected to be in showrooms across South Africa in July 2017, is claiming a position as “the most striking and modern design yet seen on a Discovery”. Land Rover SA adds that this the…

New from Hyundai: It’s a baby i20 SUV! (V)

• Important for Hyundai’s journey to top Asian autobrand • Kona claims ‘progressive appearance, latest technology’ • New head-up display, class-leading luminance SEOUL, South Korea – Hyundai Motor, ahead of the official unveiling, has produced a video showing some design details of its all-new Kona SUV. It’s the youngest SUV in Hyundai’s European range and,…

New Fiat 500L: Long in the roof, quick on the hoof

Convenient, more technological – the new Fiat 500L Three identities for all needs: Urban, Cross, Wagon Accessories ranges run to an astonishing 92 LONGER, MORE ADAPTABLE, more functions and more variety – it’s the Fiat 500L in hatch, wagon and off-road body styles while being an unashamed almost-copy of the long-standing Mini range from Britain….