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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Koenigsegg Says Its Catalytic Converter Allows For an Increase of 300 HP

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No, it doesn’t use magic. For a relatively small company, Koenigsegg employs an impressive amount of unique technology developed in-house. Its V8 engines may be based on an older Ford design, but calling them Mustang engines with turbochargers attached would be a vast understatement. Even its catalytic converters are unlike anything else used. Koenigsegg detailed its patented catalytic converter in a recent blog post about all the tech that goes into its engine for the 1160-hp Agera RS. The company claims that its catalytic converter technology allows an increase of…

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Ten Car Performance Fads That Need to Go Away

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Say no to phony performance badges. As long as there’s been a car culture in America, there have been trendy add-ons and gimmicky products meant to make cars look and sound racier than they really are. These are the worst of the worst. From: Popular Mechanics 1 Gauge Overload It’s smart to keep tabs on your engine. After all, the engine is the heart of the car. Honestly, though, most of the gauges needed to monitor the general workings of the car come straight from factory. If the engine has…

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Land Wing coming to South Africa

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Is this a blatant copy? A car manufacturer in China has brought out a brand new model, the Landwing X7.  Have a look, do you recognise it? Here at DSG HQ, we think it looks a lot like one of these; The Chinese manufacturer’s latest offering, is an SUV, it looked suspiciously familiar. The Landwing X7 has similar slim headlights, raised waistline the distinctive chunky front end and is even fitted with trendy black alloys. But priced at about R310 000, the X7 is a bargain compared with the Evoque’s…

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BMW M2 vs Ford Focus RS vs Audi RS3

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Absolute power: In one of the most eagerly awaited performance car clashes of 2016, BMW’s M2 faces two scorching rivals from Ford and Audi If you’re after speed without breaking the bank, then 2016 has been a brilliant year so far. Ford’s Focus RS has already seen off its four-wheel-drive rivals in a showdown on Spanish roads, so it’s now the hardcore hot hatchback to beat. But there’s now a new driver-focused model prowling Britain’s B-roads. The BMW M2 has the Focus squarely in its sights, and while it doesn’t boast as tempting a price tag…

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