Land Rover’s next project: Autonomous off-roading

Jaguar Land Rover SUV’s involved in Project Cortext R62m project exploring all-terrain, all-weather ability World-first ‘5D’ technology for off-road automation PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar Land Rover is developing autonomous vehicles capable of all-terrain, off-road, driving in any weather. ”The world-first Cortex project,” the automaker told The Corner in a media release, ”will ensure they are…

Isuzu SA launches ‘exclusive’ X-Rider Black edition

Another special edition from Isuzu ‘Limited’ badge added once more Two- and all-wheel drive units PORT ELIZABETH, Eastern Cape – Isuzu Motors SA has added a dash of exclusivity and appeal to its bakkie range with an Isuzu X-Rider Black – a limited edition, all-black, double-cab with rear or all-wheel drive. Dominic Rimmer of Isuzu…

2018 Ford Ranger: SA build to supply 150 countries

South African hub to supply 150 world markets Power to come from all-new bi-turbo, 10-speed auto Auto emergency braking, keyless entry PRETORIA, Gauteng – Ford SA will launch what it says is ”an even more capable” Ford Ranger bakkie when production starts in 2019. The automaker has forked out R3-billion on its local operations for…

At last! You can take your Rolls off-road – anywhere

‘Possibly the most anticipated Rolls-Royce of all time’ Named after giant diamond mined in South Africa. All-terrain, high-body for authentic off-road travel LONDON, England -When Rolls-Royce announced three years ago that it would launch a super-luxury on/off-roader to be called the Cullinan, an all-terrain three-boxer, it was because the seriously, seriously, rich around the world…

Two new engines for Range Rover Velar

LONDON, England – The Range Rover Velar range has grown with the addtion of two engines. The D275 is a 205W, three-litre, V6 diesel with, perhaps more importantly, 625Nm of torque on call. The P340 has a by a supercharged, 253kW, three-litre, V6 \petrol engine capable of 450Nm. There is, Land Rover says, now more scope…

BMW iX3: Key role for future electric mobility

MUNICH, Germany – BMW Group is pushing ahead with vehicle electrification strategy by extending the reach to the company’s core brands and the BMW Concept iX3 – debuted Auto China 2018 show in Beijing – offers a look ahead to the expansion of the model line-up in this area. The first model from the BMW brand to be…

New Isuzu diesel 7-seat SUV in pipeline for SA

Isuzu SA to join markets for luxury 4×4 Read an early review from the launch Seven-seater, power from Isuzu diesel PORT ELIZABETH, Eastern Cape – Coming soon from Isuzu in the second half of 2018… the brand’s new mu-X sport utility vehicle into the South African and Sub-Saharan Africa markets in the second half of…

More power on way for top-end VW Amarok truck

HANNOVER, Germany – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is putting into the market the Amarok concept vehicle shown at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show with monster torque from a V6 turbodiesel engine. It will – in Europe, at least, where it should be available from June 2018 – be available as Highline and top Aventura versions – the…

Around the world solo on a Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

First stop: the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale 56 000km to raise funds for the Movember Foundation 35 countries in the target in 13 months – Go Henry! LONDON, England – Briton Henry Crew has set off (April 3 2018) to ride a Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled 56 000km across 35 countries and six continents…

BMW marches on in Pretoria with X3 production

State-of-art plant aiming for 76 000 units a year R6.1bn investment – now cars rolling off the line Commitment to SA continues 45 years on MIDRAND, South Africa – A new chapter in South Africa’s automotive story has opened with BMW SA starting production  of the X3 SUV at its plant near Pretoria to emphasise…

Next Toyota RAV4 heading for SA showrooms

All-new RAV4 to reach SA in 2019 First RAV4 on a new chassis architecture Petrol and petrol/electric hybrid models NEW YORK – Toyota says ”all the stops were pulled” for the global debut of its all-new, 2018, fifth-generation, RAV4 small SUV here at the New York auto show (March 30 – April 5 2018). ”The…

Mitsubishi Trident Athlete: Big takkies, sprint performance

Mitsubishi Athlete sprints in as new Triton bakkie Two-tone body kit, bold orange and black leather Black powder-coated diamond-cut 17″ alloy rims JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The new Mitsubishi Triton Athlete Special Edition has been based on the brand’s Triton double-cab 4×4 auto  and is assembled for full import by Mitsubishi Thailand. The Athlete is said…