Rolls-Royce unveils world’s most expensive new car at Over R220 million

Rolls-Royce unveils world’s most expensive new car at Over R220 million
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Yacht-inspired Sweptail the ultimate in bespoke luxury. This could be the most expensive car in the world. Tipped to cost R220 Million to R260 million, the bespoke Rolls-Royce Sweptail coupe is a limited-edition one-of-one machine created to satisfy the vision of a particularly exacting customer. Making its public debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este in Lake Como, the machine features hand-crafted bodywork  inspired by racing yachts. Dramatically sculpted lines see glossy blue panels and immaculate bright work meet a full-length panoramic roof unlike any other car on sale. Rolls-Royce…

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New Hyundai baby SUV to be named Kona?

New Hyundai baby SUV to be named Kona?
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Hyundai has revealed that its baby SUV will be named Kona. Set to arrive locally in the third quarter of 2017, the model will be based on Hyundai’s i30, which could make the car slightly larger than the Mazda2-based Mazda CX-3 that has proved popular locally. The Kona is expected to build on technology offered in the next-generation i30, offering advanced driver aids as well as a premium infotainment system. Following in the footsteps of the Tucson and Santa Fe SUVs named after geological locations, the new model takes inspiration…

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The South African Launch of the 2017 Alfa Romeo is a must-win event for the century-old Italian carmaker. So what’s it like?

The South African Launch of the 2017 Alfa Romeo is a must-win event for the century-old Italian carmaker. So what’s it like?
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The global launch of the all new Alfa Romeo Giulia isn’t just a big deal, it’s quite possibly a make or break moment for the century-old Italian car manufacturer. None of Alfa’s top-line executives were prepared to put a precise figure on the investment in the model, suffice to say that billions have been invested in a completely new modular architecture dubbed ‘Giorgio’, which not only underpins the rear-wheel drive Giulia, but an entire Alfa Romeo family including a raft of new sedans, coupes, and SUVs that will soon follow….

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2018 Jeep Compass

2018 Jeep Compass
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Better than before, and that’s no backhanded compliment. For some, saying goodbye is easier said than done. Just ask Jeep. Despite the arrival of this all-new, second-generation 2017 Jeep Compass crossover SUV, the brand will keep selling the first-generation Compass also as a 2017 model before sending that decade-old ute to the great scrap heap in the sky. Consumers may be confused. We, however, are happy to bid adieu to the lackluster first-generation Compass, as well as its boxier twin, the Jeep Patriot. Like its predecessor and short-term stablemate, the…

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2017 Maserati Levante S Q4

2017 Maserati Levante S Q4
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With the Levante SUV, Maserati looks the Porsche Cayenne in the eye. And blinks. By JOSH JACQUOT Photography By MARC URBANO Maserati has been here before. Preserving soul-stirring brand values while managing the balance-sheet realities of being a tiny carmaker has never been easy. The last time this Mo­­dena-based brand pulled it off, however, was long before Lamborghinis went from sharing farm fields with bulls to being named after bulls. In 1957, Maserati was a builder of low-volume sports cars and even lower-volume race cars. Back then, it was also…

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