TOYOTA HILUX: THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE

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South Africa’s most popular vehicle, Toyota Hilux, has been voted the ‘Best Commercial Vehicle’ in The Star Readers’ Choice 2018. The accolade comes a month after the model’s double cab version was named the best pre-owned car in its segment. The Hilux, which boasts the best resale value when compared to its closest sales competitor, has been recording average sales of more than 3 000 units a month. Research suggests that the important criteria for buyers in this market are: resale value, quality, durability, overall performance, economy and especially, outright…

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Gumtree World RallyCross of South Africa – Plan your weekend!

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By now you should have booked your tickets for the Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa event, taking place on the 24th and 25th of November. If not, then do it now. And if you already have, then clear your diary for the whole weekend, because there won’t be time to do anything else. It’s not just the unbelievably fast cars and nail-biting races that will keep fans entertained for two full days at the Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town, it’s the jam-packed itinerary and some extra-special ambassadors that will ensure that,…

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Make room for memories: The enhanced KIA Grand Sedona debuts in South Africa

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Following its debut at the New York Auto Show in March this year, the comprehensively refreshed KIA Grand Sedona this week makes its local debut. With an upgraded exterior and interior, as well as enriched standard specification levels, the revised Grand Sedona line-up is poised to be the perfect companion to South African families. Subtle revisions to exterior and interior design Originally launched at the New York Auto Show in April 2014, the KIA Grand Sedona was designed jointly through KIA’s design centres in South Korea and California. Under the…

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South Africa’s most Expensive all electric car starts at R1.6 Million

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Jaguar has revealed pricing for the upcoming I-PACE in South Africa. The all-electric SUV will be available in three trim grades including S, SE and HSE, while a limited run of First Edition models will act as range-toppers for one year only. All variants come with identical powertrains comprising a 90kWh battery positioned in the floor for a low centre of gravity, and two axle-mounted synchronous electric motors paired with concentric single speed transmissions. Its 294kW/696Nm peak power is enough to launch the all-wheel drive SUV from 0-100km/h in 4.8…

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The all-new PEUGEOT 5008 7-SEATER A whole new dimension for SUVs

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The new PEUGEOT 5008 breaks new ground as a large seven-seater SUV in the C segment. As a new contender in this growing consumer market, it boasts many strengths. The all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV includes the latest version of the outstanding PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®, Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2), and a plethora of high-tech features that enhance comfort and safety. Behind the elegant, dynamic design lies a superbly practical vehicle. With seven seats, the all-new PEUGEOT 5008 is the first SUV to offer modularity on par with that of the best…

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