‘New class’ of wheels set for VW launch

SPEARHEADING A NEW CLASS: THE NEW T-ROC T-Roc world premiere set for late August Compact crossover broadens VW SUV range Progressive design ‘will invigorate compact class’ WOLFSBURG, Germany – Volkswagen, with the presentation of its T-Roc in eight days, will show a new model “set to make waves in the compact SUV class”. “Our all-new…

New-generation Peugeot 3008 SUV goes all high-tech

Most advanced vehicle yet offered by Peugeot Fifth Peugeot to win Car of Year but first SUV to win 3008 SUV first to have latest of Peugeot i-Cockpit MORE INTERIOR space despite compact shell dimensions, class-leading technology and crash protection, lighter, more agile and more fuel-frugal than the previous model – just some of the…

Three-row Mazda CX-8: New flagship for launch

At last! A back row for adults Mazda planning new SUV flagship Target said to be ‘classy but quality’ TOKYO, Japan – Mazda has revealed the shell of its upcoming CX-8 crossover, the company’s first new-generation model with three rows of seats. It’s scheduled for showrooms in Japan by the end of 2017. The CX-8,…

Jaguar E-Pace takes flying leap into SUV space

Jaguar E-Pace  in record aerial launch Second record for premier UK brand Final test after 25 months of development LONDON, England – The new Jaguar E-Pace has, during its official launch in the UK, set a Guinness World Record with a 15.3m barrel roll between two ramps. Apart from car’s official launch, the idea was…

Stonic: Is this the best-looking Kia yet? We think so…

Powered by a range of light and compact engines Smart packaging for ‘spacious and versatile’ cabin Strong but light body, new driving technologies KIA’S ALL-NEW Stonic is an eye-catching and confident compact crossover set to become an important conquest model for Kia in one of Europe’s newest and fastest-growing vehicle segments. The B-SUV segment currently…

Be a Sport! Go for Hyundai’s tricked-out Tucson

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – More than 7500 third-generation Hyundai Tucsons were sold in South Africa in 13 months since its launch here in 2016 – a 16.5% share in its segment. Now, Hyundai has never been an automaker to rest on its laurels, so perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that the local marketing people elected to take the…

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….

Two more Audis on way – find out what they are

Audi Q8 crossover SUV to build in Bratislava… …Q4 compact SUV in Győr from 2019 …and, no, we didn’t know where they were either AUDI HAS ANNOUNCED that two more Q models are to go into production – an Audi Q8 in Bratislava (Slovakia) in 2018 and the Audi Q4 in Győr (Hungary) the following…

Peugeot 2008: Four years on arrives best yet

Four models – petrol and diesel – three specs Auto or manual – but still no all-wheel drive ‘Grip control’ for ‘mild all-terrain’ ride JOHANNSBURG, Gauteng – Peugeot launched its 2008 compact crossover back in 2013 to meet, the automaker says, “a growing demand for smaller, more versatile and agile, vehicles with broader abilities”. A…

Nine years on, here comes new Volvo XC60

Nine years on, the new Volvo XC60 ‘Strong heritage, dynamic new SUV’ ‘Calming cabin, safe and confident ride’ GENEVA, Switzerland – Volvo Cars has revealed the “long-awaited” and all-new XC60 premium SUV at the 2017 Geneva auto show. The car, Volvo says, replaces the brand’s original XC60 introduced nine years earlier and proved itself by…

Geneva Coty for Peugeot’s new 3008 SUV

Win for style, design, performance 3008 SUV means new experiences ‘It has seamless cellphone connectivity’ GENEVA, Switzerland – The 2017 Peugeot 3008 has been named 2017 Car of the Year by a panel of 58 European journalists with praise for its “style, interior design and performance”. This trophy joins the 20 prizes already won by…

2017 Nissan bakkies: What they got, then?

2017 Nissan bakkie range due now Dual-turbo diesel and petrol engines Long list of standard / special items ROSSLYN, Pretoria – Nissan SA will become South Africa’a most prolific bakkie brand when the first models of the all-new Nissan Navara arrive here later in 2017. The range will start with the sub-one ton NP200 the…