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Landwind 5 SUV a threat to its competitors

Landwind 5 SUV a threat to its competitors

This follows the recent introduction of the latest Landwind 5 SUV MT LUX from the Chinese JMC Group. And yes, the Chinese automotive contingent continues to grow in the country. As a result of the above relations, we test driven the latest 4×2 manual. Later in the year the automatic variant will be made available […]

Isuzu aerodynamically grille design tops!

Isuzu aerodynamically grille design tops!

Last year, it spruced up it iconic KB model with more refinements suited for off road, that’s if you’re not a City bugger! So, we took some stuff and loaded them onto this new beau (for a test drive of course) and the ride was seamless. Improved features: new head and tail-lights, improved suspension, new […]

Hyundai SA honours women of substance!

Hyundai SA honours women of substance!

But this time, the leading automotive company decided to take a unique turn by honouring women of substance in mzansi by celebrating their strength and accomplishments at the Hyundai Creta launch, held at the historical Constitutional Hill-Braamfontein. “As we celebrate and honour our heroines here tonight, let us not forget their sacrifices nor abandon their […]

The Chev Trailblazer knocks the ground hard!

The Chev Trailblazer knocks the ground hard!

But be warned as the elevated Chevrolet Trailblazer will not take this lying back. Ford Everest that will only produce 1000 units does not help the cause either. So, the battle between Trailblazer and Fortuner shall continue. Rev the engines –finish & klaar! As a result, we put the 2.8 LTZ auto (diesel) to an […]

Opel Astra finally wins the 2017 CoTY!

Opel Astra finally wins the 2017 CoTY!

It feels surreal but we’ve got it after 23 years,” commented the thrilled General Motors Southern Africa -Product Communications Manager Lunga Ntsendwana. He was speaking exclusively to SLM at the 2017 Wesbank Car of the Year (CoTY) banquet, were Opel Astra won the title. Commented the bucket-sweating ‘Lungzta’ as he’s affectionally known to motoring journalists: […]

Faulty airbag forces recall of Pajero’s globally!

Faulty airbag forces recall of Pajero’s globally!

Today, the Mitsubishi in South Africa has recalled Pajero’s for inspection, following what is called internationally ‘Takata Airbag recall campaign’. Close to 7449 Pajero’s will be recalled for inspections and replacements. According to press release:”Mitsubishi is one of several vehicle manufacturers affected by the potentially defective airbag inflators manufactured by Takata, OEM airbag supplier to […]

Ford Kuga recalled albeit after pressure from Commission!

Ford Kuga recalled albeit after pressure from Commission!

National Consumer Commissioner Ebrahim Mohamed and Ford South Africa CEO Jeffrey Nemeth announced the safety recall at a media conference in Pretoria on Monday. Mohamed said the safety recall was is in the best interests of consumers and added that it was regrettable that motorist Reshall Jimmy had lost his life in December 2015. “This […]

The new Adam S signature has heads turning!

The new Adam S signature has heads turning!

With only 50 units made available for the South African market, Adam S is sure a head-turner as was the result recently. And my Gogo agrees its cool but the only snag: compact seating arrangement. The latest Adam S completes the Adam generation launched last year, with the newcomer positioned to attract young buyers who […]

New Mazda CX-5 destined for SA next year!

New Mazda CX-5 destined for SA next year!

The fully redesigned model, which refines every element of Mazda’s design and technology to offer new dimensions of driving pleasure, will be launched in Japan in February and is expected to launch in Southern Africa mid-2017. The slogan for development of the Next-Gen Mazda CX-5 is “an SUV all customers will enjoy,” and Mazda aims […]

Mi Casa unveiled as Mercedes Benz ambassadors!

Mi Casa unveiled as Mercedes Benz ambassadors!

The deal is for a year. “We are delighted to have this association with Mi Casa as their talent appeals to a wide target audience – which includes a good proportion of a trendy generation that aspires to be associated with our brand,” says Sevin Govender, marketing director at MBSA. “The trio are extremely social […]

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