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Mahindra SA unveils new models for 2018

Mahindra SA unveils new models for 2018

Targeted at the first time buyers and students, it promises to shake the market. It comes with a bold new look, which includes a new grille, larger alloy wheels on the K8 variant and redesigned tail lamps. “The New KUV 100 NXT offers an excellent value proposition of space along with safety features such as […]

Volvo XC60 T6 a global player, thanks to its foot-tailgate movement

Volvo XC60 T6 a global player, thanks to its foot-tailgate movement

Having launched in mzansi early this year, it replaces Volvo’s highly-successful original XC60, which in the nine years since its launch became the best-selling premium mid-sized SUV in Europe with one million units sold globally. Locally, the XC60 is available with two diesel engines (D4 and D5) and two petrol (T5 and T6), all mated […]

SA produced Ford Ranger Raptor will only be made available in 2019- but be warned if you see one of them crisscrossing the country know its for trial purposes. Ouch!

SA produced Ford Ranger Raptor will only be made available in 2019- but be warned if you see one of them crisscrossing the country know its for trial purposes. Ouch!

As the first Ranger model to be introduced as part of the Ford Performance family, this high-speed off-road bakkie will set an entirely new benchmark for its segment when it is launched in South Africa during the first half of 2019. In the meantime, in preparation for full-scale production of this exhilarating all-new model, the […]

MINI will only produce 30 units- so get ordering yours NOW!

MINI will only produce 30 units- so get ordering yours NOW!

The MINI 1499 GT harks back to the brand’s rich heritage and the MINI 1275 GT, one of the best known sporty classic Minis of all time. Just as the MINI 1275 GT paired distinctive design with inventive solutions (it was the world’s first vehicle fitted with run-flat tyres), the MINI 1499 GT is the […]

X Class not for the faint-hearted, stru!

X Class not for the faint-hearted, stru!

True, if you can afford it why not. After-all its not for the faint-hearted. Period… “This is the first bakkie to convincingly combine the versatility of a double-cab with the luxury of a passenger car,” says Nadia Trimmel, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans Southern Africa. “The X-Class is robust with exceptional load capacity and off-road capability, […]

Benz ideas challenge- a calling to students and professionals

Benz ideas challenge- a calling to students and professionals

The Mercedes-Benz South Africa Ideas Challenge will target interested students and professionals to pitch their innovative ideas around a set of challenges, tailor-made to advance manufacturing as well as relevant industry topics, as identified by Mercedes-Benz South Africa. The challenge spans various focus areas – ranging from big data and machine learning for manufacturing, the […]

Giulia sounds romantic be it- on or off

Giulia sounds romantic be it- on or off

Well, having had the privilege to dance and often, than not, gyrate with the Giulia (it sounds romantic) one can easily attest: this sedan is not for the faint-hearted. Stru! It ticks all the right boxes, with high-revving engines claiming big performance numbers, perfect weight distribution, ultra-direct 11.8:1 steering, sophisticated running gear, an impressive power-to-weight […]

Benz unveil A-Class to SA market

Benz unveil A-Class to SA market

The new A-Class is the first Mercedes- Benz passenger car to feature the automaker’s intelligent multimedia system MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). Johannes Fritz, co-CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA), said:”The expansion and rejuvenation of the compact car range are key factors behind the sustained market success that Mercedes-Benz enjoys. The brand has also become noticeably […]

Opel Grandland X is grand but…

Opel Grandland X is grand but…

Regrettably, all my fears were allayed as one came across the workshop at the garage-hive of activity-as customers brought in their cars for check-up, et al. I must point out my concern with the compact Grandland X was its Break Assist as we hit the hill along the Montecasino that meant, I had to tread […]