Performance off-roader: Meet Ford’s new AWD veloci-Raptor

‘New benchmark for the bakkie segment’ More ground clearance, wider track High-performance two-litre Bi-Turbo engine JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – An all-new Ford, the Ranger Raptor double-cab bakkie, has reached showrooms nationally ”with Ford Performance DNA at its core”. The automaker describes it as ”an entirely new breed of exceptionally capable off-roader that pushes technology, innovation…

Global launches soon: New ‘small’ SUV from Kia

Kia to reveal new small SUV globally ‘Traditional’ SUV – but built as a compact package Modern design for millennial generation SEOUL, South Korea – Kia Motors has  revealed the first images of a small SUV due for world release around the middle of 2019 with the space and capabilities of a traditional, but small,…

All-new Triton tough enough for Nampo 2019

Mitsubishi’s latest bakkies ready for farm expo Test-track set aside to test all-wheel drive system ‘High-spec, lots of features included in price JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Nampo, believed to be the biggest agricultural show in the southern hemisphere, shares a characteristic with the latest version of Mitsubishi Motors’ SA;s “Engineered Beyond Tough” 2019 Triton. Visitors…

Rangey Astronaut: Land Rover designed for true high-flyers

Range Rover reaching for new heights with Astronaut Only for Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut folk Special paint job, special stitching/etching on seats PRETORIA, South Africa – Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has launched a special edition Range Rover to be available exclusively to Future Astronauts signed up to fly to space with Virgin Galactic. ”The…

2019 Ford Everest: Scaling new heights with new turbo engines

Refreshed design, better comfort and luxury New turbo engines, 10-speed auto Thatcham-spec alarm on all models PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford says it’s made its Everest seven-seater sport utility more appealing and upmarket with styling, suspension and feature upgrades and the two-litre bi- and single-turbo engines now in the Ford Ranger. Ford says the wagons…

‘Landmark’ Land Rover special marks 30 years of Discovery

Discovery Landmark Edition marks three decades Discovery SUV with more features / design enhancements Special model set to land in SA third quarter of 2019 PRETORIA, Gauteng – The Land Rover Discovery SUV has been around now for 30 years so to celebrate the automaker – now linked with British car-builder Jaguar – has revealed…

Isuzu SA going big with Icelandic KB bakkies conversions

Isuzu going B-I-G with its KB range in SA Icelandic company involved in special vehicles Special conversion jobs on Isuzu D-MAX trucks PORT ELIZABETH South Africa – An exclusive and very well-specced Isuzu D-MAX Arctic AT 35 is about to become the brand’s flagship in South African showrooms and the required parts are coming all…

Mitsubishi SA focuses on catering for smaller family SUVs

Mitsubishi Motors goes smaller to get bigger Five new çompact’ SUVs now in showrooms Family SUV for town, school run – and bush JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Mitsubishi Motors SA has launched a compact-SUV range to, it says, ”emphasise their value for money at less than R500 000”. The full range will now include, according to…

Mahindra Jeep: Who else has a real 4×4 for under 300 grand?

Mahindra adds more twinkle to little thar Brand that used to build Jeeps adds its own Full 4×4, deep-water / dust snorkel, rugged build JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Cape Town, a few years ago, declared open season on shooting the Himalayan thars (a kind of mountain goat) that were living peaceably on the Cape Peninsula’s mountain…

Land Rover Series Fest: Come lift a wheel (or two) in April

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Nothing says “off-road” better than the best-loved 4×4 of them… Land Rover. So, a Landy Fest is being organised by Land Rover Classic and the older generations – Series 1,2 and 3 – are invited. LR Classic will host the event in Limpopo, South Africa, from Friday April 5 – Sunday April…

2019 Vitara: Little Suzy staying big on extras – at same price

New design with diode rear-light clusters  Upgraded interior with soft-touch surfaces Colour info display – top audio on two models  JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Suzuki is celebrating three decades of its Vitara models’ success by refreshing its offering with extra comfort features. Nearly 1800 have been sold since launch in South Africa in 2015 thanks, the…

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…