Globetrotting KB bakkie wins free factory restoration

Half-a-million kays later – a full restore Africa and Europe covered by Fanie’s KB bakkie Meet winner of ‘Living Legends’ competition PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – Isuzu’s revered, trusted and built-in-SA one-ton bakkies have been a firm South African favourite for 40 years – and now there is another chapter… An 18-year-old model that’s covered…

Heigh-ho Pajero! One year on and here come no-cost improvements

More crash bags, child-seat anchors added Prices unchanged ‘despite the improvements’ 120W socket added to charge laptops JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – A year down the back roads, trails and highways and one of South Africa’s favourite 4×4 wagons – Mitsibishi’s Pajero Sport – has been awarded a no-extra-cost upgrade. That got your attention, hey…? Though perhaps…

Suzuki Jimny: It might be small – but it’s BIG! off-road

First all-new Suzuki Jimnys in 20 years First models with dealers in November 2018 Prices to start at estimated R265 000 JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Suzuki will have what it calls ”its new giant killer” at the 2018 Johannesburg Festival of Motoring in Johannesburg – the all-new Suzuki Jimny. ”The new Jimny,” the automaker says, ”fills…

Renault Duster: Hoping to clean up in SA… on- and off-road

Flagship Renault update for SA off-roading Manual or auto – diesel or petrol power Seven years old – so now all growed up RENAULT sees its Duster SUV as a flagship model – especially with more than two-million of them with front or all-wheel drive wearing rubber into the world’s roads. The brand is looking…

Haval H9 SUV gets turbo-serious about off-roading in SA

  Great Wall Motors builds top-luxury SUV Seven leather-clad seats, power adjustment Two-litre turbo engine and all-wheel drive MIDRAND, Gauteng – Great Wall Motors’ Haval subsidiary believes it is breaking with the introduction to South Africa of its first all-wheel drive unit. The seven-seat H9 is joining the South African range that already includes two-wheel…

Land Rover convoy does the world in 70 days (V)

Convoy led by travel blogger Sergey Dolva Discovery SUVs lead through deserts, rivers and jungles 500 hours’ travel across 22 countries, six continents PRETORIA, Gauteng – Land Rover Russia has returned to base in Moscow after circumnavigating Earth on an expedition led by travel blogger Sergey Dolya in 70 days and through 22 countries on…

Xperience the X-Class with a fun ‘n free off-road test-drive

Designed to let the bakkie do all the talking Unmatched on-road, undeniable off-road ability Some say ‘it’s a vehicle in a league of its own’ JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Mercedes-Benz Vans is offering, through regional X-Class X-Perience Days, an opportunity to experience the 4×4’s performance, safety and load space. The dates: August 4 and 5: Zevenwacht…

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…