Special RAM at Chicago show: Catalogue of 170 accessories

Catalogue of more than 170 Mopar accessories Modified Ram 2500 Heavy Duty has off-road lights Concept products include beadlock wheel rims CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The Mopar and Ram Truck brands unveiled at the February 2019 Chicago auto show included a modified Ram 2500 Heavy Duty truck to highlight some of more than 170 products Mopar has for…

Range Rover Velar shifts gear to SVAutobiography Dynamic

Exclusive Velar SUV taken to the next level Supercharged 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine SV brakes, lightweight 21” forged wheels PRETORIA, South Africa – Land Rover says it has given its mid-size SUV, the Range Rover Velar, more performance, luxury and exclusivity with a limited-run SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition. The top-dog 2019 Velar was, Landy says, developed…

Mahindra goes upmarket with its S10 Karoo edition

Higher specification, additional accessories Option of cosmetic package or body-colour canopy S10 Karoo Edition produced in South Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Indian automaker Mahindra’s South African sales team, to celebrate a surge in vehicle sales, has gone upmarket in the bakkie world with a 4×2 or 4×4 Mahindra S10 Karoo Edition. Rajesh Gupta, CEO of…

New role for autonomous cars: Tyre-tests for gravel

Any tyre test-track no longer needs a driver Automation means better processes, accurate results Automated Cruising Chauffeur luxmobile used HANOVER, Germany / Uvalde, Texas – Tyre manufacturer Continental has commissioned what it believes is the first driverless tyre-testing vehicle for a wide range of road types at a test site in Uvalde, Texas. The new…

New Land Rover: All new shell and cabin, max driveability

Tough testing to start in US through 2019 Defender to be revealed in 2019, sold from 2020 Rigorous test regimes for ‘mules’ being set up NEW YORK, USA – Land Rover North America has announced that the next generation of its Defender models will go be in American showrooms by 2020. Other countries – including…

Wow! This car has legs – no, really, it can go anywhere

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Hyundai will present a totally new vehicle concept at the coming CES here which combines the power of robotics and EV technology. The vehicle will have wheels on robotic legs to allow users to drive, walk or even climb over the most treacherous terrain. It’s intended to go – with people…

Meet the eco-Gelandy: Third version of latest Merc overlander

Going off-road – but ‘economically’ Third version of Gelandewagens coming Lift off and clutch disengages to ‘freewheel’ STUTTGART, Germany –  The first units of the latest Mercedes G-Class have, the automaker says, ”been conquering the world’s off-road trails since mid-2018” but now the engine range has been expanded to include a less-thirsty diesel. The newbie’s…

Hey, hey! Santa Fe wagon drives family wagon upmarket

More comfort features, premium design Big Korean gets new gearbox, more space Top model gets high-tech, all-wheel drive STELLENBOSCH, Western Cape – Hyundai’s fourth-generation Santa Fe is now with South African dealers, a choice of three models carrying smarter tech, a larger cabin, improved comfort, and a new gearbox. It’s the brand’s flagship, first seen…

Pajero Shogun Sport Limited: R60 000 extras at normal price

Pajero Sport 4×4 gets stack of extras Same powerful diesel engine and 4×4 Own a horse? Then take it with you… JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Mitsubishi Motors South Africa is offering a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Shogun Limited Edition, based on the Pajero Sport 4×4 eight-speed auto with a special ”extras” offering. The automaker says the special…

Unique Discovery Sport to celebrate record sales year

Special edition celebrates top-selling Landy Discovery Sport sold 126 078 units in 2017 Best-seller in 70 years of Land Rover PRETORIA, Gauteng – Land Rover’s Discovery Sport has through 2017 set a record for single-year global sales with 126 078 units – more than any other Land Rover in the brand’s 70 years. The new…

Aston Martin goes off-road with new luxury DBX SUV (VID)

Aston Martin officially names first SUV as DBX Prototype testing started on rally stage in Wales Extensive tests due in world’s harshest environments GAYDON, England – Aston Martin believes it’s taken a significant but symbolic stride towards the luxury brand’s first SUV – now officially named DBX – with a development prototype. It’s about to…

2019 Hyundai US flagship aiming to be a peak of styling

Hyundai US flagship – 8 seats, space for big family Lots of high-tech, intelligent, safety features ‘Intuitive tech’ for passengers convenience ANN ARBOR, Michigan – Hyundai has badged its giant new 2019 US flagship SUV  the Palisade, using the geological name for a range of coastal cliffs (the Palisades) on the southern Californian Pacific coast….