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BMW SA ready for its first M models festival

BMW SA ready for its first M models festival

At the festival, BMW customers, fans and car enthusiasts will get a sneak preview of current as well as upcoming BMW M models, experience hot laps and book test drives across the BMW M Festival goers will also get the opportunity to participate in drag races, drifting, walk through one of the largest BMW showrooms […]

Nissan’s new Micra get nods approval from hard to please youngsters

Nissan’s new Micra get nods approval from hard to please youngsters

Following the launch that took over two days in Johannesburg, motoring and lifestyle journos had an opportunity to play with the brakes and accelerate as much as one could; to acquaint themselves with the this sporty and upgraded Micra. The new lower B hatchback segment -as Nissan Group of Africa Managing Director of Marketing and […]

Nissan extends deal with UEFA champions league

Nissan extends deal with UEFA champions league

Legendary footballer Gareth Bale celebrated the announcement by surprising a group of schoolchildren in Spain and teaching them how to recreate his iconic winning goal from the 2014 final against Club Atlético de Madrid. The agreement comes ahead of the first game of the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League season and will see the Japanese manufacturer […]

VWSA shows growth despite tough economic challenges

VWSA shows growth despite tough economic challenges

Volkswagen has been the passenger car market leader for the last 7 consecutive years and continues to lead the market in 2017. Overall the Volkswagen Group has a market share year to date of 22.8%, with Volkswagen alone enjoying 19.8% of the local passenger market and Audi accounting for the other 3%. The two locally […]

JMCSA investments in SA grows following launch of new models

JMCSA investments in SA grows following launch of new models

Thanks to JMCSA, I hopped along with my colleague to Muldersfrift, were the launch of their new Changan StarIII (not Shangaan) and Landwind auto were unveiled by the (Chinese) company. Honestly speaking, the talk among invited motor press journos was the tranquility of the venue rather than the reason why we were there. Ahem… After […]

Mazda recalls models for faulty air-bags

Mazda recalls models for faulty air-bags

According to MAZDA SA, the affected include Mazda2, Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8 vehicles equipped with the “PSDI-4” driver-side air bag inflator, the “SDI-160” driver side air bag inflator, or the “SPI”, “SDI-230” and the “PSPI” passenger-side air bag inflators. These are vehicles produced from 2003 with VIN numbers starting with MM6DE, JM6GG and JMZSE. To […]

The all new CLA Coupé is MBSA money-spinner

The all new CLA Coupé is MBSA money-spinner

Whatever, superlatives to describe the latest Mercedes Benz CLA coupe is most welcome. Having had the privilege to test drive a sleek German is everyone’s dream and mine was awesome. Yes, this is a major facelift from fresh design, refreshed new bumpers, a diamond radiator grille, McPherson front and 18” inch new wheels, defines the […]

‘Petrolheads’ gearing up for the Wesbank Motoring Extravaganza

‘Petrolheads’ gearing up for the Wesbank Motoring Extravaganza

This means that this year’s programme will range from test drives and interactive motoring to a 4×4 experience, super cars and pit access to elite classics and motorsport legends. “Never has a motoring event in South Africa offered such a wide range of activities and areas of interest as the upcoming event,” said Konstantin von […]

Ford Figo and Ikon recalled for fluid leakage

Ford Figo and Ikon recalled for fluid leakage

Owners of 15‚600 petrol-engined Figos and Ikons‚ built in India between August 2004 and March 2012 and sold in South Africa‚ received emails from the carmaker on Wednesday asking them to “immediately” contact a Ford dealership to replace their vehicle’s power steering high pressure hose. “The hose may split‚ resulting in a power steering fluid […]

The all new AMG V6 enters the market

The all new AMG V6 enters the market

The E 43 4MATIC with the 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine on board represents the most powerful variant of the Mercedes-AMG 43 range. With two new turbochargers and corresponding software applications, the charged six-cylinder engine delivers an output of 295 kW. As ever, the standard-specification AMG Performance 4MATIC four-wheel drive combines optimum traction with high agility on […]