Suzuki Vitara 1.4T GLX (2020) Review & Pricing

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We Love: Great performance and fuel economy, sound ride and handling, infotainment, practical cabin We Don’t Love: Price, Rear passenger leg room, Dash information distracting to operate/scroll, hard plastic door cards. Highlights: Retail: R396 900 Engine: 1.4-litre turbo petrol 16v Power/Torque: 103 kW/220 Nm Transmission: 6-speed manual (is available in Automatic) Fuel consumption: 5.8 L/100 km (claimed) 6.2L/100 km (Achieved) Load capacity: 375-1 120 litres Fuel: 6.3L/100km (ADR Combined) CO2: 174g/km (ADR Combined) Safety rating: Five-star (NCAP 2015) For 2020 the Suzuki Vitara has come in for one of those gently evolutionary, kinda-hard-to-spot…

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Renault shows off new Megane RS in Monaco

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Five-door layout, auto and manual options confirmed for French GTI rival. Renault has fired its first shots in a looming hot hatch battle, presenting the new Megane RS to Formula One spectators at the Monaco Grand Prix. Nico Hulkenberg, star driver for Renault’s F1 program, punted a mildly disguised example of the upcoming model around the circuit during a celebration of the brand’s grand prix history. The 2015 Le Mans winner seemed happy with the car, telling Renault publicists he was “hooked first time out by the excellence of its…

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Inside Mercedes-AMG’s F1-powered supercar

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New machine to feature more than 736kW of hybrid power The new $3.4 million Mercedes-AMG hypercar, known under the internal working name Project One, will be powered by an advanced petrol-electric plug in hybrid drivetrain based around an Formula One derived petrol engine that operates in combination with four electric motors to deliver an overall output of over 736kW in most performance orientated driving mode, AMG boss Tobias Moers has confirmed. The hi-tech driveline, unveiled at a media event at the Nurburgring 24 Hour race in Germany, uses a heavily…

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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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This Aston Martin DB11 Prototype Has an AMG V8 Under Its Hood

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Is this a testbed for the next V8 Vantage? Almost certainly. We’ve known for quite some time that the next-generation Aston Martin V8 Vantage would recieve its heart from the engine wizards over at Mercedes-AMG. With the V12-powered DB11 done and soon reaching customer hands, Aston has to get to work on its sports car companion. That’s why this DB11 prototype is running around the Nürburgring with what is almost assuredly an AMG V8 under the hood. Since the DB11 is probably not getting a V8 in the future, all…

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