Another factor in Opel X saga: it’s the Grandland X

Adaptive lighting with full diode headlamps Mokka X and Crossland X – now the Grandland X Opel sends in the big gun with the X factor RüSSELSHEIM, Germany – This is where a sporty character meets the spirit of adventure: modern, dynamic lines, a cool off-road look and the elevated seating position with good all-round…

Kia reveals first images of 380km all-electric Niro

 First images of Niro electric compact SUV Sporty and versatile ‘high-tech’ design concept Promise of class-leading driving range of 380km SEOUL, South Korea – Kia has unveiled its new all-electric version of the Niro at ‘The 5th International Electric Vehicle Expo’ in Jeju, Korea. It’s described as ”sporty and versatile” with visual good looks and…

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…

VW Tiguana stretched to create the Allspace on/off-roader

Tiguan Allspace seven-seater closes model gap Third row of two seats on 21.5cm extra length New 132kW TSI engine added to the range JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – VW has added a slightly stretched seven-seater to its Tiguan SUV choice and is calling it ”a true space giant”. It will be available in road and off-road versions:…

Stunt ace for Simola to step up with the F-Pace

World-renowned British stunt driver lined up Taking a Jaguar F-Pace up Simola hill on two wheels WARNING: This is NOT a feature on reducing tyre wear KNYSNA, South Africa – Multiple world record-holder Terry Grant will join Jaguar at the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb as a Jaguar race driver but on Classic Car Friday (May 4) will…

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…

New Maserati Levant stars at ’18 New York auto show

Top-of-the-line Levante makes waves in New York Most powerful, fastest, production Maserati yet Trofeo unit at New York tagged for US buyers NEW YORK – Maserati has today (March 29 2018), at the New York auto show, revealed the first Levante to have a V8 engine. It’s the Levante Trofeo, described by the Italian automaker…

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…

2018 X-Trail: Nissan upgrades its family all-roader

 Intelligent mobility features for safer driving Seating for five or seven, 4×4 capabilities ‘Space travel’ support from new seats ROSSLYN, Gauteng – Automaker Nissan believes it’s kept up with the evolution of families and their needs over the years – and that its latest X-Trail ”is a perfect fit for any family”. The brand claims to…

Coming from Mahindra – the next XUV sport ute

NEW DELHI, India – The Indian edition of top auto magazine Autocar has reported that local automaker Mahindra has released images of its upcoming new XUV 500 SUV. READ MORE  Mahindra features on Carman’s Corner The first official launch will only be in April (2018) but a set of images of the updated multi-eater have surfaced…

Here comes another Baby Beemer: the X2 4×4

Wide model range: SE, Sport, M Sport and M Sport X …but only one engine for now – a two-litre diesel Still coming: sDrive20i, sDrive18d and X2 xDrive18d MUNICH, Germany – The 2018 BMW X2, the automaker says, has ”an unmistakable design and sporty, urban feel”. More importantly, it’s said to have broken ground for…

Top off! VW T-Roc SUV to go cabrio in 2020

SUV cabriolet to be assembled from 2020 Volkswagen to invest €80-million in production Cabriolet success at Osnabrück is continued OSNABRUCK, Germany – It’s a green light for a new VW cabriolet based on the 2017 T-Roc! Yes, the Volkswagen brand is to launch its first convertible SUV with production starting from the first half of 2020….