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….

V90 Cross Country: Volvo’s most luxurious off-roader yet

Latest V90 is like no Volvo before it Go off-roading in luxury A pinnacle in 20 years of Cross Country JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country has reached South Africa as the latest chapter in the 20-year saga of what the automaker calls “the ultimate culmination of form, function and absolute…

Electric-only Leaf to take on 16 000km Mongol rally

‘Fuelling points’ will be battery chargers Adventure crew to take on 16 000km drive Trans-Asia rally, hoping for 250km at a time LONDON, England – Electric vehicle advocate Plug-In Adventures has created a modified Nissan Leaf to be the first all-electric car to enter and, it’s hoped, complete the Mongol Rally. That means 16 000km from…

Special Land Rover book for 70th anniversary

WHITLEY, England – On April 30 1948, 69 years ago, a legend was born as the first Land Rover was revealed to the world at the Amsterdam auto show. Over the next seven decades the rugged 4×4 visited every part of the world as it wrote its name into automotive folk lore. As Land Rover…

Team Tane and Badger head for Mountains of the Moon

Across the continent for love of Africa Scaling five highest peaks part of adventure ‘We want to showcase vibrant, luscious, Africa’ JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Tarryn and Shane Quinnel and their pet Badger want to get outside, see the real Africa and scale Africa’s highest mountains – and they want to take you along for…

Ford fires special Ranger limited-build in Bakkie Wars

Fx4 Model added to Ford Ranger line-up New bakkie based on 3.2 TDCi Double Cab 4×4 Includes latest Sync3 with satnav and infotainment FORD has stepped up the tempo of the South African Bakkie Wars – the major conflict between it and rivals Isuzu and Toyota for top truck sales in any given month. Ford’s  latest weapon…