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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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 new BMW R 1250 GS and the new BMW R 1250 RT.

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The new BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT – the fascination of travel and touring in a new dimension of engine power. For more than 35 years, the flat-twin boxer engine in the BMW Motorrad GS and RT models has stood for distinctive, powerful and reliable propulsion when it comes to setting off on an extended tour or a long-distance journey – or simply enjoying the satisfying pleasure of a short weekend trip. For more than 25 years, BMW Motorrad has used 4-valve technology, combined with electronic fuel injection and closed-loop catalytic converter technology in order to…

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Toyota Hilux – New look, New Derivatives, Same DNA

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Following the release of the Dakar Limited Edition – which introduced the SA audience to the bold new ‘square’ face – the Hilux range receives further tweaks to its façade whilst the line-up is also reinforced with a number of additional models catering to both utility and convenience-minded customers. Fresh Face The standout feature of the refreshed Hilux range is the ‘new face’ across normal Raider and SRX models. The bespoke Dakar derivatives utilised a black-and-grey-themed version of the new Hilux front design – which is carried over to SRX.…

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