Top-10 best-selling passenger vehicles for July 2018

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South Africa’s total new vehicle sales were up by 2.6% year-on-year in July, with 47 881 units sold versus 46 671 in the corresponding month last year. According to data released today by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), the passenger vehicle segment, which contributed 67% of all new vehicle sales in July, was up 4.3% year-on-year with 32 108 units sold. * Sales figures are supplied by Naamsa and exclude non-reporting manufacturers.   The dealer channel which accounted for 80% of July’s sales, is up…

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Land Rover at heart of rugby from grassroots to pinnacle of the sport

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#DrivenBeyond   Land Rover has been at the heart of Rugby for over two decades, from grassroots to the pinnacle of the sport. And in August, Land Rover South Africa will pay tribute to the Springbok team in the form of a marketing campaign #DrivenBeyond. Lisa Mallett, Marketing Director, Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa, said:  “Land Rover has supported global rugby on every level. Here in South Africa, we are involved with local unions, clubs and rural schools, in the form of Rugby Goes Rural, to support…

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Peugeot adds an affordable 3008 SUV 1.2L Active LIMITED EDITION

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Exceptionally stylish, practical, comfortable to drive and now even more affordable, Peugeot is introducing a new LIMITED EDITION 1.2-litre Active 96kW THP 6-speed manual to the already impressive 3008 SUV range. The Limited Edition will be offered exclusively on the Peugeot 3008 1.2-litre Active which will display a “Limited Edition” badge. The 1.2-litre Active offers the best of both worlds with outstanding engine efficiency and sporty styling. It brings you advanced technology, a unique driving experience, an impressive interior as well as increased passenger and luggage space for just R369 900 making…

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How to: Drive a Ford Model T

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It’s the second-most-popular car in history, but maybe the most formidable to drive. Ford’s Model T is the second-most-popular car of all time, outselling all but the Volkswagen Beetle, and more than 15 million Ts were built over its 19-year life span. But the Ford was designed before driver controls were standardized, so the odd position of the throttle, brake, and shifter make driving a Model T an archaic and dangerous experience. It’s like trying to do the Charleston while loading a musket after a big night at the speak-easy.…

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Cute, Fun and adventurous Ford Ecosport Gets a Nip and Tuck for 2018

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As its name suggests, the EcoSport is a sporty, compact crossover offering an economy-minded package. Since the Launch in 2012 the EcoSport has found its way into many driveways in South African homes and proved reliable and avoided bursting into flames, It has plenty of storage space and a fun side-hinged rear hatch. A turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder with front-wheel drive is standard, I doubt the 2.0L model will make its way to SA but both use a six-speed Manual with Automatic options. An 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system features Apple CarPlay…

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