The New Nissan X-Trail 2017 face lift has arrived

The New Nissan X-Trail 2017 face lift has arrived
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The Nissan X-Trail SUV benefits from trim and tech updates, now we drive the face lifted model in Cape town, SA for the first time The Qashqai has been Nissan’s bread-winner in the SUV sector since it launched in 2009, but the X-Trail has also proven an undisputed success for the brand. Last year, more than 19,000 units were sold in SA, with an astounding 766,000 models finding homes globally. The current third-generation car has been around since 2013. Four years later, Nissan has freshened it up with a facelift….

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Harley-Davidson swaps out chrome for black in 2017 Road King Special

Harley-Davidson swaps out chrome for black in 2017 Road King Special
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BOB WEBER SUPPLIED The 2017 Harley-Davidson Road King Special. Harley-Davidson has gone to black with the 2017 Road King Special. Swapping out chrome for black on its most popular model, the new Road King Special motorcycle moves Harley-Davidson’s touring line in a new styling direction, with a more contemporary look. “By exchanging chrome surfaces for black and lowering the bike’s profile, we’ve moved the traditional Road King into a new space that’s very current in the custom bagger scene,” said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson vice president of styling and design. SUPPLIED…

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Infiniti Is Ready To Rumble In The EV Sports Car Market

Infiniti Is Ready To Rumble In The EV Sports Car Market
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Infiniti is not going to be confused as a serious mover and shaker in the premium market, at least in the way Mercedes, BMW, and Audi are treated. However, Nissan’s upscale brand did make some strong gains in 2016 when it delivered more than 230,000 vehicles for the entire year. Not only was that number up seven percent compared to its total in 2015, it also represented a new sales record for the company. So with bright and sunny days seemingly ahead for Infiniti, now appears to be a good…

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2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S first drive: It’s … complicated

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S first drive: It’s … complicated
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Mercedes’ AMG E astounds with power, confounds with tech It’s a simple process: enabling drift mode on the 2018 Mercedes-AMG 4Matic E63 S, that is. First, you grab the chrome drive mode rocker switch and click it down into race, which quickens shifts, steering and throttle application. Then you hold the traction-control button for a few seconds to turn the system completely off. After that, you hit the M button for manual mode, grab both wheel-mounted shift paddles and pull back. The twin 12.3-inch dash/gauge cluster/infotainment screens will ask you if…

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Kia Stinger sports car will arrive locally in 2017

Kia Stinger sports car will arrive locally in 2017
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Kia will be taking a giant dive into the unknown with the production version of the Stinger, which has been developed to be more like a hardcore BMW M4 than the brand’s previous sporty-ish efforts, among them the Proceed GT and Koup. It’s also heading for a new price high for the South Korean brand, beyond the R700,000 of its flagship Sorento SUV. “This car is the CK. It comes next year,” says Kia Motors Australia chief SH Cho — CK being the Kia codename for the production version of…

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