Kia announces SA pricing and specs for 270km/h Stinger

Kia announces SA pricing and specs for 270km/h Stinger
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Johannesburg – Kia Motors South Africa has announced an R859 995 pricetag for its 272kW Stinger GT sports sedan to be launched here in August. By Denis Droppa This, along with a comprehensive list of comfort and safety features, comes standard with Kia’s industry-leading unlimited kilometer/ five-year warranty, as well as five years’ worth of roadside assistance and a five-year/90 000km maintenance plan. The four-door gran turismo, the first high-performance car from the Korean brand, will compete against the likes of premium German rivals like the 260kW Audi S5 (R936 000), and…

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China stakes claim on electric car market with 100 new models at auto show

China stakes claim on electric car market with 100 new models at auto show
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Chinese car brands are staking a leadership claim in the global race to dominate electric vehicles, unveiling and promoting more than 100 new models at the country’s annual auto show. More than two-thirds of the hybrid and fully electric plug-in cars on display in Beijing are from Chinese brands, despite international car giants trying hard to court the huge local market with the unveiling of several new electric SUVs. New energy vehicles (NEVs) aren’t just fashionable in China’s big cities — they are also being actively pushed by China’s government…

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Haval’s new H6 SUV will make people over look the C-word

Haval’s new H6 SUV will make people over look the C-word
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There’s a completely new brand of SUV called Haval coming to South Africa, which is nice. But if you buy one, be prepared to hear the C-word. A lot. Haval is Chinese, a part of the Great Wall Motors (GWM) group. While some early models were badged “Great Wall Haval”, it’s now a standalone SUV brand.  “Early” is a relative term for a company that was only founded in 1990. But the range now includes the small H2, the large H8 and the off-road-style seven-seater H9. Haval’s newest model is the mid-sized H6, which is currently…

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This is a rear-drive modified Lambo with 610Kws

This is a rear-drive modified Lambo with 610Kws
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When Lamborghini relieved the Huracan of its front driveshaft, thus making it rear-wheel drive, it also cut power from 449Kws to ‘just’ 427Kws. The lighter, edgier LP580-2 would still do 0-100Km/h in less than 3.5 seconds and nudge 320km/h flat out, though. And for the first time, pull big, smokey slides in the process. Novitec’s Huracan will also do smokey drifts. Bigger ones, if the power figure is anything to go buy. To the naturally-aspirated V10 the German tuner has bolted two – yes, two – superchargers, taking total output to…

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2017 Renault Duster Revealed

2017 Renault Duster Revealed
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What is it? Shockingly affordable, says Renault . How shocking? This compact crossover-style machine costs from R304 900 or R85 000 less than the price of a Nissan Qashqai 1.5cdi. The Duster is bigger inside, too and has the same 1.5-litre dCi turbodiesel engine should you so wish. That’s shocking. Indeed, it should be no surprise to find there are compromises to saving money when buying a Renault Duster. It’s just that the proven Renault bits beneath mean it shouldn’t break or fall to bits.  To buyers who want something…

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