Range Rover Sport – Straight-six performance and electric superchargers for 2020(Price and spec)

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A new addition to the Range Rover line-up in South Africa is the in-line six-cylinder 3.0 litre petrol engine in a choice of two outputs. The mild hybrid engines enhance performance, refinement, responses, and improved fuel efficiency. The electric supercharger delivers immediate response, spooling fully in just 0.5 seconds at up to 6 500 rpm which virtually eliminates turbo lag. Supported by a twin-scroll turbocharger and Continuous Variable Valve Lift (CVVL) which boosts power and helps the engine breath with maximum efficiency. The 3.0 litre engine is paired with an electric motor and the all-new Start-Stop system…

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Countdown to New Lexis IS(2020)

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The first quarter of 2021 will see the South African launch of the new Lexus IS. The local line-up of the re-styled Lexus IS sports sedan will comprise three model derivatives, all projecting new levels of design, luxury, imaginative technology and leading driving dynamics. The new innovated design projects a very sporty style. The Spindle Grille features a three-dimensional structure that originates from the foremost tip of the grille, combining with a mesh pattern to achieve a sporty impression. Two models feature as standard 18-inch alloy wheels replacing the 17-inch on previous models. The top of…

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Toyota Landcruiser Prado new 2.8 Turbo Diesel Engine(2020)

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As customers demand a rugged luxury SUV with proven durability the Toyota fourth-generation Prado comes to mind. Launched in 2009, the Prado continues to sell strongly in global markets. More reason to introduce a significant upgrade with more power and torque as well as multimedia technologies. An additional 30 kW of power and 100 Nm of torque derived from the switch to the new generation 2.8-litre GD-6 turbo engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission (previously five-speed). Improved fuel efficiency realised through optimised pistons and piston rings, changes to the cylinder block and head. Higher fuel-injection flow…

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Mini John Cooper Works GP in South Africa(2021)

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The original Mini Cooper appeared in 1961 when Formula One team owner John Cooper bored out the standard car’s engine and fitted it with twin carburettors. He also added disc brakes and a close-ratio gearbox making the car a hit on the rally stages. A legend was born giving BMW a reason in 2001 to relaunch the Cooper badge to its customers. Now today in 2020 the New MINI Cooper Works GP is launched in South Africa offering the select few a chance to own the fastest MINI approved for road use. I say the select…

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Citroen C5 Aircross 1.6T Shine (2019-2020) Review

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We Like: Futuristic styling, good performance, fully loaded with all the extras, digital display, red detailing. We Don’t Like: Damaged brand image, resale,  fuel consumption average in class. In Summary Price: R 550 900 (October 2020) Engine: 1.6-litre turbopetrol Power/Torque: 121 kW / 240 Nm Transmission: 6 speed automatic Fuel Consumption: 7.9 L/100 km Load space: 520 to 1 630 litres After a short absence, Citroen has come back to SA with 3 Strong products: the C3 compact hatchback, C3 Aircross crossover, and this model which we were lucky enough to have…

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