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Nissan`s sleek new Micra is leading the way and showing how city cars are taking over
2018/09/13 11:50:53 AM
 
For many years, city cars struggled to win over significant numbers of buyers due to the misconception that they were unsafe and that small engines were under powered.
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Another massive fuel price increase in the offing in October
2018/09/12 09:51:06 AM
 
The nation will have to pull those belts a whole lot tighter with a projected increase of about R1.14 a litre of petrol.
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Hyundai Tucson: 5 Key Changes
2018/09/11 10:54:47 AM
 
The facelifted Hyundai Tucson family car launched in SA recently. Take a look at 5 key changes that the latest Tucson brings to the road.
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Here`s how much the new BMW X5 will cost in SA
2018/09/10 02:38:23 PM
 
UPDATE: Wheels24 has contacted BMW SA for confirmation regarding the new model`s local availability and will update the story as soon as possible.
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Opel is here to stay: Here`s how many cars the German automaker has sold so far in SA
2018/09/07 09:40:42 AM
 
It would have been no surprise if Opel suffered a rough start to 2018 considering the controversy of its parent company General Motors announced its departure from the South African auto industry in May 2017.
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Toyota Hilux still SA`s most popular new bakkie
2018/09/06 10:25:05 AM
 
The Toyota Hilux has been crowned South Africa’s most popular new bakkie for the eighth consecutive time in 2018.
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Hyundai tweaks Creta, Tucson SUVs in SA: New design, updated gearboxes and revised line-up
2018/09/05 10:45:37 AM
 
Two of Hyundai’s best-selling SUV in South Africa, the Tucson and Creta, have received a facelift, sporting design tweaks new gearboxes and a few derivative changes for the Tucson.
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Weak Rand hurts SA vehicle sales: New car, bakkie sales `disappointing` in August
2018/09/04 10:03:48 AM
 
"The latest domestic sales figures, particularly new car and light commercial vehicle sales, have been disappointing," reports the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) following the results of August 2018 new car sales.
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9 entry-level cars that have the best resale value in South Africa
2018/09/03 10:14:09 AM
 
One of the single most important considerations when purchasing a car is resale value.
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Battered Rand pushes petrol price higher: `September fuel outlook is bleak` - AA
2018/08/31 10:16:33 AM
 
More fuel price hikes are on their way courtesy of a weaker Rand, reports the Automobile Association (AA) commenting on month-end fuel price data supplied by the Central Energy Fund (CEF).
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Renault reveals X6-inspired Arkana `coupé SUV`
2018/08/30 10:23:57 AM
 
With its coupé-like sloping roofline, Renault’s new Arkana seems to have taken a fair amount of inspiration from the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe, although it won’t be gunning for that end of the SUV market.
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SEE: Here`s how the skyrocketing petrol price is affecting drivers in each province
2018/08/29 08:51:08 AM
 
South African consumers have been hit hard by fuel increases in 2018
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Tested: VW’s new Polo GTI has the right stuff
2018/08/28 11:05:52 AM
 
With the launch of its latest Polo GTI, Volkswagen may be in danger of taking some shine off its iconic Golf GTI and cannibalising some sales from it.
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The all new Opel Grandland X
2018/08/27 10:25:45 AM
 
Being a motoring journalist, I had the pleasure of driving and testing many SUVs. I drove the Opel Grandland X for a week and it just does it for me. I wished I kept it for a longer period.
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Avoid the penalty: Here`s all you need to know about renewing your driver`s licence in SA
2018/08/23 09:36:32 AM
 
Obtaining your driver`s licence is a big step towards independence. Unfortunately, it has to be renewed.
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The Lamborghini Urus lands in SA
2018/08/22 11:22:49 AM
 
It was a real privilege to receive an invite to attend the unwrapping of the recently launched Lamborghini Urus at the all-new Lamborghini showroom at Century City in Cape Town.
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InspectaCar Polokwane scoops Dealer of the Year award
2018/08/21 10:31:45 AM
 
Johnny van Eeden and the team at InspectaCar Polokwane were honoured with the prestigious Dealer of the Year award at the annual InspectaCar dealer conference held at Sun City recently.
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Renault Sandero Stepway Plus (2018) Quick Review
2018/08/20 10:33:31 AM
 
There`s a slightly revised flagship version of Renault`s popular Sandero Stepway on the market now. Should it be on your shortlist?
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Volvo’s XC40 T3 arrives in SA with lower price tag
2018/08/17 12:36:46 PM
 
When Volvo’s chic new compact SUV hit South African streets back in April, it was missing an ‘entry level’ engine.
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#TriedAndTested: Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI
2018/08/15 02:00:12 PM
 
If you were hoping to get your hands on the new Volkswagen Touareg, I`m sorry to be the bearer of bad news. It turns out they`re all sold out already. All 200+ of them. So if you slept too late, better get your name on a waiting list sooner rather than later.
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New crash fund could add 75% to fuel levy, lawyer warns
2018/08/14 10:04:36 AM
 
Just to get the proposed new Road Accident Benefit Scheme up and running will take a 75 percent increase in the current Road Accident Fund levy that we all pay on every litre of fuel we buy.
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Ford raises the stakes in the compact car segment
2018/08/13 10:38:14 AM
 
The all-new Ford Fiesta is set to raise the stakes in the compact car segment by building on the proud heritage of the very successful outgoing model, while lifting the benchmark significantly in terms of quality, refinement, technology and safety.
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This calculator tells you how much you can afford to spend on a car
2018/08/10 10:10:51 AM
 
With more vehicle finance options than ever before, car buyers are often faced with a long list of confusing terminology and cryptic numbers before they can even think about driving away in their new wheels.
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DRIVEN: 2018 Suzuki Swift 1.2 GL
2018/08/07 10:47:41 AM
 
They say you`ve bought (or in my case just drove) the right car when you take a second look as you`re walking away.
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Toyota enhances radical C-HR: More luxury, design tweaks
2018/08/06 09:58:10 AM
 
Toyota`s radical C-HR crossover is enhanced for 2018 with the addition of a new range-topping Luxury grade.
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Toyota Aygo receives a makeover in SA: Dashing design, improved kit
2018/08/03 09:53:41 AM
 
The second-generation Toyota Aygo debuted in 2015 with a highly-expressive design incorporating a strong “X”-motif across the front grille section and ‘X-inspired’ design themes throughout.
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Another good month for new car sales in SA, vehicle exports remain disappointing - Naamsa
2018/08/02 11:03:35 AM
 
It`s been another good month for South African car sales with 47 881 new vehicles sold in July 2018, an improvement of 1210 vehicles (+2.6%) compared to the 46 671 vehicles sold in July 2017, reports Naamsa.
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SA launch drive: Ford`s freshened up EcoSport
2018/08/01 10:02:55 AM
 
Ford’s EcoSport has pretty much owned the baby SUV segment since the day it first landed in 2013. Five years later and it’s still selling up a storm, despite having a whole lot more competition to worry about.
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Mercedes details SA prices, line-up for new C-Class
2018/07/31 10:55:47 AM
 
It sounds a bit odd, but the locally built new-look Mercedes-Benz W206 C-Class has now officially arrived in South Africa with the local introduction this week of sedan, coupé and convertible variants, all with new styling, new S-Class electronics and a range of new engines.
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Women beware! Smash-and-grab attacks on the rise
2018/07/30 09:55:45 AM
 
Smash-and-grab criminals are becoming more brazen. Usually they would target drivers, especially female drivers with handbags or valuables in the front seats.
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Fuel price breather as prices stay stable - AA
2018/07/27 10:47:15 AM
 
Better exchange rate performance and retreats in international oil prices will mean virtually unchanged fuel prices in August. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data.
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Mid-Year Report: Best-selling new vehicles in SA
2018/07/26 09:00:37 AM
 
Which car brands topped the South African sales charts in the first 6 months of the year? Are locals sticking to tried-and-tested names or willing to explore alternatives? Let`s have a look!
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Why you might just buy your next car in a shopping centre
2018/07/25 11:25:36 AM
 
Don`t be surprised to see a vehicle dealership popping up in your neighbourhood shopping centre, right next to your favourite fashion store in the near future.
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VW releases new premium Touareg SUV in SA: We have details, pricing and images
2018/07/24 11:31:32 AM
 
Volkswagen is launching its third generation Touareg in the Eastern Cape this week and the automaker says the new flagship takes a top position in the premium class SUV segment with its expressive design, its innovative operating, convenience, and safety systems, as well as the high quality of its materials and craftsmanship.
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Why the Rush? Toyota`s new compact SUV sets itself apart from the rest
2018/07/20 10:54:56 AM
 
Around R300 000 there are a host of very good compact crossovers. But none of them can do quite what Toyota’s new Rush can.
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WATCH: 10 things to know about the new Ford Focus set to arrive in SA next year
2018/07/19 10:56:57 AM
 
The all-new Ford Focus will be available on SA roads early next year. Here are 10 things you should know about the new mid-size family car.
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Built-in service and maintenance plans need more transparency
2018/07/18 10:46:27 AM
 
With the imminent publishing of the second draft to the Code of Conduct for Competition in the South African automotive industry, vehicle repair and servicing and parts supply, the National Automobile Dealers` Association (Nada) says the association supports the concept of customers having a choice of where to maintain their vehicle.
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SEE: Should you buy a colourful car in SA?
2018/07/16 10:38:40 AM
 
It’s so easy to get carried away with aesthetics when choosing a new car but purchasing a new vehicle in your favourite colour could leave you with buyer’s remorse.
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Tested: Mercedes-AMG`s absolutely manic GT R
2018/07/13 11:01:23 AM
 
The Mercedes-AMG GT R is the type of car we used to draw when we were at school. Those flamboyant lines look like the work of a starry-eyed teenager doodling exotic sportscars in a notebook at the back of the classroom.
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Historic Alfa Romeo GP car has SA connection
2018/07/12 09:53:44 AM
 
Goodwood, West Sussex - The second South African Grand Prix in 1936 attracted an outstanding international entry, including a Bugatti Type 35, two Bugatti Type 59s, a Maserati 8CM, an Alfa Romeo 8C Monza and this car, Richard Shuttleworth’s one-year old Alfa Romeo P3 Tipo B Monoposto.
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A nasty surprise: This is what you pay when your service plan expires
2018/07/11 09:53:59 AM
 
Many brands offer Maintenance or Service Plans and most consumers have little idea what the Retail Labour Rate charged by their dealer is – that is until the maintenance or service plan runs out.
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Land Rover Evoque leads the line-up in top 15 list of second hand SUVs
2018/07/10 02:01:10 PM
 
We list some of the more heavier and luxurious models available in the SUV segment that still retain a high value as used vehicles.
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Top 10 best-selling SUVs and crossovers in South Africa
2018/07/09 10:45:45 AM
 
The Toyota Fortuner remains the runaway success story when it comes to SUVs in South Africa, again topping the sales charts mid way through the year.
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Suzuki details all-new, SA-bound Jimny mini-4x4
2018/07/06 09:32:44 AM
 
Suzuki’s new Jimny has officially broken cover after months of speculation and semi-official leaks, with the confirmation from Suzuki Auto SA that yes, it will be released in South Africa in the fourth quarter of 2018.
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REVIEW: 2018 Hyundai i20 Active
2018/07/05 09:34:27 AM
 
Make no mistake, Hyundai South Africa made a smart move to introduce the i20 Active to the local market especially considering the recent launch of the Polo Vivo Cross, another pseudo crossover.
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Facelifted Mini range launched in South Africa
2018/07/04 10:14:55 AM
 
MINI`s range of compact cars in South Africa (three-door, five-door and convertible, but not the Clubman and Countryman models) have been updated to feature a raft of new technologies and style upgrades.
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Good news for SA: New car sales `have exceeded industry expectations` - Naamsa
2018/07/03 09:11:17 AM
 
Domestic sales figures in June 1028 have exceeded industry expectations but export sales continue to disappoint, reports Naamsa.
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Huge cold front hits SA: Here`s how to drive in ice and snow on our roads
2018/07/02 09:35:43 AM
 
A weather warning has been issued cautioning South Africans to expect wind, rain and even snow in some regions.
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Suzuki`s Celerio baby hatch gets upgraded - at no extra cost
2018/06/29 11:59:16 AM
 
Suzuki South Africa`s entry-level car, the Celerio, has acquired a fresh new look inside and out – all at the same price as before. The A-segment subcompact hatch, which Suzuki describes as SA`s `biggest small car`, will retain its promotional five year/200 000 km mechanical warranty as standard.
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Ford’s refined EcoSport for SA: Here’s all you need to know about this stylish new SUV
2018/06/27 10:03:00 AM
 
Ford’s new EcoSport compact SUV sports enhanced styling and increased technologies.
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Toyota’s ‘baby Fortuner’ – SA pricing details
2018/06/26 01:05:46 PM
 
Toyota is expected to launch what car specialists are calling a ‘baby Fortuner’ in South Africa within the coming months.
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Road Accident Benefit Scheme a setback for crash victims?
2018/06/25 10:20:46 AM
 
Picture the scenario: a drunk, unemployed driver skips a traffic light, smashes into a car, kills the breadwinner and severely injures the family. Under the current Road Accident Fund, only the crash victims are able to lodge a claim against the scheme. They are likely to receive lump sum compensation, factoring in career path and inflation, will be paid out for lost earnings, medical costs, funeral expenses, general damages and more.
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Reduce your fuel bill and save your life at the same time by pumping up your tyres
2018/06/21 09:43:20 AM
 
A simple, free safety check at your local petrol station could reduce your fuel bill – and potentially save your life, according to Jeff Osborne, Head of Gumtree Automotive.
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PICS: Suzuki`s next-generation Jimny - the most hardcore, compact 4x4 yet headed for SA
2018/06/20 11:10:51 AM
 
Suzuki has revealed the first images and information of its next-generation Jimny which will be unveiled globally during the next few months.
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Porsche importer takes over Lamborghini distribution in SA
2018/06/19 09:38:07 AM
 
It’s official: Lamborghinis will in future be distributed in South Africa by LSM Distributors, the same company responsible for the Porsche and Bentley brands locally.
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Carpooling: don`t be taken for a ride
2018/06/18 09:43:14 AM
 
Better for the environment and easier on the pocket, carpooling or lift-sharing is the answer to reducing road congestion.
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Little Micra goes premium in SA: Here`s all you need to know about Nissan`s funky new hatchback
2018/06/15 10:34:04 AM
 
The fifth-generation of Nissan’s popular Micra has arrived in South Africa.
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Hyundai Creta facelift (2018) soon in SA
2018/06/14 10:35:24 AM
 
The Hyundai`s popular compact family car, the Creta, has received a facelift and will be launched in South African in either July or August 2018.
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What you say after a crash can make you liable
2018/06/13 10:09:23 AM
 
South Africa’s roads are among the most dangerous in the world, with around 15 000 people losing their lives each year and many more hurt. Yet even accidents involving minimal or no injuries can have harrowing consequences for those involved.
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Need a tough bakkie? Toyota unleashes the epic new version of its legendary Hilux Dakar in SA
2018/06/12 01:19:36 PM
 
The Toyota Hilux’s exploits have achieved something of a cult status, establishing an enviable reputation for the Japanese bakkie on a global scale.
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Due Dates Explained on RE 5
2018/06/11 11:59:37 AM
 
Due Dates Explained on RE 5
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Suzuki Swift (2018) Launch Review
2018/06/11 11:35:16 AM
 
The repackaged, next-generation Suzuki Swift has landed in South Africa. Suzuki`s compact hatchback has formed the backbone of the Japanese company`s global sales success, so a radical departure to a winning formula would probably be ill-advised. Does the new Swift still deliver?
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SA`s top selling vehicles in 8 key segments: May 2018
2018/06/05 10:34:43 AM
 
The South African motor industry experienced another month of modest growth in May, with overall vehicle sales increasing 2.4 percent over the same month last year, to 42 984.
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Toyota launches special edition Corolla - Prestige+ available in SA
2018/06/04 11:14:17 AM
 
In celebration of Corolla’s rich history (both globally and in South Africa), Toyota South Africa has added a special edition model - dubbed Prestige+ (Prestige Plus).
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Hot Wheels - 50 years old and just getting better!
2018/06/01 09:43:27 AM
 
There`s something special about a young boy playing with a toy car that his father played with, especially when it’s a toy car that his grandfather also played with.
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5 New Crossovers To Consider in 2018
2018/05/31 10:23:36 AM
 
Take a look at 5 new crossovers that you need to add to your shortlist in 2018.
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Soaring petrol prices in SA: Here are a few fuel-saving tips
2018/05/30 01:55:40 PM
 
Fuel prices reached an all time high in May 2018 as prices neared the R15 per litre mark
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Motor vehicle licence fees
2018/05/29 11:37:04 AM
 
Fees [Road Traffic Act Regulation 24 (2) (b)] Each province determines its own registration and licence fees which are increased, from time to time, by proclamation in the respective provincial gazettes. Annual licence fees are assessed on a vehicle’s tare weight with separate scales for different vehicle types.
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Volvo XC60 price announced for South Africa
2018/05/29 10:12:39 AM
 
The Volvo XC60 has quietly arrived in South Africa and we have pricing and some details for this new SUV.
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Striking Lexus LC 500 Limited Edition for SA
2018/05/28 10:31:10 AM
 
Lexus has developed a special blue paint treatment inspired by the wings of the American Morpho butterfly and it will feature for the first time in South Africa when the LC 500 Limited Edition model arrives on our shores in August 2018.
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More fuel price hikes: `Motorists have felt the pain` - Stats SA
2018/05/25 10:17:16 AM
 
The first of two major fuel hikes took place on May 2 2018, with an increase of 45 cents per litre.
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Volvo launches all-new XC60 in South Africa: We have prices and specs
2018/05/24 10:47:11 AM
 
The new Volvo XC60 - and current 2018 World Car of the Year - is now available in South Africa.
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Driven: Hyundai`s refreshed i20 - Can it take on the Polo, Yaris in SA?
2018/05/23 11:09:29 AM
 
Since 2009, the Hyundai i20 has been a popular sight on South African roads. The car, one of the Korean automaker’s stalwart products, has become a favourite amongst local car buyers and has managed to, since its local debut, attract the 88 000 buyers.
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Less is more: Meet the new Lexus LS
2018/05/22 10:15:51 AM
 
The all-new Lexus LS 500 sedan delivers premium levels of powertrain smoothness, spaciousness, handling, ride comfort, safety, craftsmanship and attention to detail.
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Bigger, better, Nampo: Driving Nissan`s Skyline R34 in SA
2018/05/21 10:08:06 AM
 
Nampo - the biggest agricultural gathering in the Southern Hemisphere is hosted in the quaint town of Bothaville in the Free State in May 2018.
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SA roadside shootings: Here`s what you should do
2018/05/18 10:24:33 AM
 
Motorists were again caught up in a shooting in Sandton when shots rang out at a petrol station. Details around the incident are unclear but one person has been left dead.
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Here`s how to reduce the risk of remote jamming in SA
2018/05/17 10:30:25 AM
 
Over the last few years, remote jamming has become an increasingly prevalent form of crime in shopping malls and parking lots across South Africa.
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Here’s how much Opel’s compact Grandland X SUV costs in SA
2018/05/16 10:54:19 AM
 
Ideally equipped and well positioned, the new Grandland X becomes the third member of the Opel X family; It joins its Crossland X and Mokka X SUV siblings.
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Here`s how much the new Ford Fiesta costs in SA
2018/05/15 11:23:59 AM
 
New design, upgraded technology, enhanced suspension… Ford has launched its all-new Fiesta in South Africa.
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`A cloaked up Jaguar?` The Range Rover Velar is a different breed
2018/05/14 10:18:17 AM
 
`Is the Range Rover Velar just a veiled Jaguar F-Pace cloaked in Land Rover attire?` asks Ferdi de Vos as he uncovers the secret behind the popular SUV.
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`Fastest` Golf GTI yet: VW reveals hot 213kW TCR Concept
2018/05/11 11:12:12 AM
 
A new chapter of Golf GTI history has begun with the world premiere of the 213kW/370Nm Golf GTI TCR Concept at the legendary GTI meeting at Wörthersee, Austria.
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SEE: Global petrol prices
2018/05/10 11:36:38 AM
 
The recent fuel hikes have been taxing on South African motorists. First the 45c cents per litre increase on May 2, and the steep 95c per litre increase which is looming at the end of this month.
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A legend reborn: Aston Martin V12 Vantage 600s
2018/05/09 09:32:13 AM
 
The legendary Aston Martin Vantage V600 has been reborn in the form of a customer commissioned limited run of all-new breathtakingly beautiful Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600s, inspired and influenced by the original V8 Vantage V600.
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VW’s flagship sedan arrives: Here`s how much the new premium Arteon costs in SA
2018/05/08 10:56:04 AM
 
The totally new developed model emphasises emotionality in the premium class. In addition to a new and emotive outline, Volkswagen is also introducing with the Arteon a highly expressive, horizontally accentuated brand look.
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Isuzu MU-X, Mercedes X-Class bakkie... awesome new models headed for South Africa in May
2018/05/07 10:35:20 AM
 
From the upcoming BMW 8 series to the fastest Kia yet, take a look at some of the top new models featured this week as well as new cars bound for South Africa.
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Top 5 safety tips: Put the brakes on dangerous driving
2018/04/26 09:58:27 AM
 
While most new car advertisements focus on power and acceleration, a crucial part of safe driving is being able to stop in time, every time.
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New road laws for SA: Toll tariffs, microdots, clampdown on illegal licences and more
2018/04/25 10:17:29 AM
 
The Department of Transport published amendments to the National Road Traffic Regulations.
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Isuzu`s new MU-X SUV shipment arrives in SA ahead of launch
2018/04/24 09:38:18 AM
 
The first shipment of Isuzu’s new MU-X sports utility vehicle (SUV) arrived at the Port Elizabeth harbour, ahead of its local launch early in May this year.
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Dealership of the Year!!
2018/04/23 11:11:16 AM
 
Dealership of the Year!!
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Tested: New Qashqai 1.5 dCi is a stylish fuel sipper
2018/04/23 10:17:41 AM
 
You know what they say about assumptions, right? Well, let’s skip all the profanities because ultimately ‘they’ are right and you just shouldn’t make ‘em.
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Car sales by province: Where are South Africans buying cars?
2018/04/20 11:06:21 AM
 
Despite fewer selling days in March due to public holidays, the new vehicle industry made an upward swing, with a total of 49 233 new vehicles sold.
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Fastest Kia yet: Fiery Stinger sedan headed for SA
2018/04/19 10:09:03 AM
 
Following growing public interest after its surprise appearance at the 2017 South African Motoring Experience at Kyalami, Kia SA has confirmed that its Stinger sedan is set to make its local debut later this year.
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Volvo XC40 (2018) Specs & Prices
2018/04/18 11:50:38 AM
 
The highly-anticipated Volvo XC40 launches in South Africa in this week and we`ll be at its local launch. In the meantime, here`s how much you can expect to pay for this baby Volvo SUV.
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Fuel price hikes to hit motorists hard in April - AA
2018/04/17 11:46:47 AM
 
Sharp increases in the prices of fuels are set to hit motorists hard at the end of April, reports the Automobile Association (AA), commenting on unaudited mid-month data released by the Central Energy Fund.
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5 SUVs We Need in SA
2018/04/16 11:22:05 AM
 
There are many models and variants of cars we don`t get in South Africa due to our comparatively small market and right-hand-drive only law. But, are there right-hand drive cars out there that we`re missing out on? Here are 5 SUVs that we think would be well-received locally.
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Toyota said to be working on hotter Auris GR
2018/04/13 10:26:34 AM
 
Toyota has finally come to its senses and created a Golf-sized hatchback that’s actually worth getting excited about.
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This is how much the 7-seat Volkswagen Tiguan costs in SA
2018/04/12 10:56:34 AM
 
Volkswagen is launching a seven-seater version of its popular Tiguan SUV in KwaZulu-Natal this week, according to the automaker the Tiguan Allspace benefits from 215mm more length to create space for two extra pews.
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SA passenger car sales: There`s no stopping that VW Polo Vivo
2018/04/11 10:33:17 AM
 
The Volkswagen Polo Vivo is the king of passenger cars in South Africa after racking up 7027 units in sales between January and March 2018.
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Petrol price breakdown: `Levies make up almost 40% of price at pumps` - AA
2018/04/10 11:03:32 AM
 
To understand how the fuel price is comprised, the Automobile Association (AA) is publishing a fuel price breakdown for the third year. This breakdown gives a snapshot of how the cost of every litre of petrol inland, and at the coast, is determined.
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After nearly a decade, why are electric cars still an anomaly?
2018/04/09 10:13:32 AM
 
Tesla unveiled the world`s first mass-produced electric car nine years ago - why aren`t more people driving them?
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We track test BMW`s ballistic new M5
2018/04/06 10:07:00 AM
 
So-called petrolhead purists may have thrown up their hands in horror at the news that the new-generation M5 has all-wheel drive. It’s just very un-BMW-like, they may have muttered into their Nurburgring-branded coffee mugs, lamenting their God-given right to experience rear-wheel drive opposite-lockery in an M-badged car.
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Higher VAT challenges car buyers
2018/04/05 10:01:09 AM
 
Cyril Zhungu, head: dealer automotive retail at Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance (VAF) says while the increased VAT rate will have an impact on pricing, it will vary depending on purchase value.
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Good news for SA car sales: ‘Highest monthly total’ yet in 2018 - Naamsa
2018/04/04 09:37:47 AM
 
New vehicle sales have improved in South Africa with 49 233 units sold, marking the "highest monthly total" yet in 2018, reports Naamsa.
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`Total road closure` Caught in violent Durban protests? Here`s what you should do
2018/04/03 10:30:56 AM
 
Violent protests have closed one of the busiest toll roads in the country - the Mooi River Toll plaza on the N3 between Durban and Johannesburg.
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Steep hike in fuel price, levies to take their toll on SA motorists - AA
2018/03/29 10:23:25 AM
 
The fuel price is set for a steep hike as higher fuel levies kick in, and an increase in international fuel prices makes its presence felt, reports the Automobile Association (AA), commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund.
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SA holiday road trip: How to prepare your car and keep you family safe
2018/03/28 11:40:17 AM
 
The Easter holidays are once upon us, bringing with it the customary migration of South African families to various far-flung destinations. While this festive period is cause for celebration and relaxation, it doesn’t always have a happy ending; vehicle-related fatalities are the rise.
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Mitsubishi launches special edition Triton: New Athlete bakkie in SA
2018/03/27 11:20:22 AM
 
Mitsubishi has launched a striking new Triton Athlete Special Edition based on the Triton double-cab 4x4 automatic bakkie.
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Know Your Roadblock Rights
2018/03/26 11:29:24 AM
 
What are your rights when you get stopped at a roadblock? Can you film an officer? Can you be arrested for outstanding fines? Herewith a list of important things you should know when it comes to roadblocks in South Africa.
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7 driving tips for dealing with heavy rain in SA
2018/03/23 11:00:23 AM
 
The South African Weather Service has issued flood warnings for Gauteng, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal.
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Opel`s GSi comeback continues with sporty Corsa
2018/03/22 11:14:04 AM
 
Opel’s much-loved GSi badge is making a comeback and following the reveal of the Insignia GSI last year, Opel has just pulled the covers off its new Corsa GSi.
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Radical concept shifts cabin from wings to wheels
2018/03/20 10:06:27 AM
 
We’ve all seen future-tech renderings of electrically-powered passenger carrying drones, but this one from Audi-owned Italdesign adds a whole new twist to the concept.
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DRIVEN: Joining the Volkswagen Polo Vivo pack
2018/03/19 09:42:03 AM
 
I’ve always prided myself on being someone who didn’t follow the crowd. Great thinkers and writers have inspired me along the way in my quest for non-conformity. "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect," said American author Mark Twain. The great humanitarian, Mahatma Gandhi famously said: "It’s easy to stand with the crowd; it takes courage to stand alone."
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`Fuel will be more expensive in April` - AA
2018/03/16 10:20:33 AM
 
Although basic fuel prices are showing signs of further decreases at month end, the overall price of fuel is set to increase because of the addition of increased fuel levies in April.
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Mercedes-Benz reveals X-Class bakkie prices for SA
2018/03/15 11:15:11 AM
 
UPDATE: Mercedes-Benz Vans SA has yet to reveal the cost of the X250d Progressive and Power 4x4 automatic variants. We`ll publish those prices as soon as they`re available.
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South Africa`s 2018 Car of the Year is...
2018/03/14 10:40:41 AM
 
Midrand - The 2018 WesBank South African Car of the year is the Porsche Panamera.
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SA`s Hijacking Hotspots & How to be best prepared
2018/03/13 09:36:50 AM
 
A vehicle hijacking isn`t something any of us would ever want to deal with. South Africa, unfortunately, has a high rate of highjackings, so it`s best to be as prepared for it as you can in case it happens to you. Here are the areas where you should be particularly vigilant and a few things to take note of.
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Traffic Dept wants to send fines to Facebook
2018/03/12 10:45:32 AM
 
Soon, we’ll be receiving infringement notices through our social media, and there will be no way to deny it.
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Notice of increase in VAT rate
2018/03/09 03:35:34 PM
 
Notice of increase in VAT rate
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New Civic Type R tested: To hell with decorum
2018/03/09 01:29:52 PM
 
Love it or hate it, you have to admire the audacious attitude Honda’s new Civic Type R brings to the hot hatch party. Like seeing that completely carefree rock star walk out on stage, shirtless, smoking, sporting chains and tattoos, skin tight jeans showing way too much bulge, while staring in awe secretly wishing you could pull off the same look.
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Geneva show 2018: Weird and wonderful cars
2018/03/08 11:00:25 AM
 
Flying cars. Insanely expensive Minis. Dreadful Bugattis. This year’s Geneva auto show had it all.
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Toyota’s new Auris debuts in Geneva, set to arrive in SA later in 2018
2018/03/07 10:12:48 AM
 
The third-generation Toyota Auris made its world debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, sporting a new design and offering the option of a new 2.0-litre full hybrid electric system in its powertrain line-up.
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Motorists could face a new ‘congestion tax’ and other fees to help fix roads
2018/03/06 11:25:51 AM
 
The department of transport has released a new ‘draft roads policy‘ which aims to fundamentally improve South Africa’s road systems – and mentions how funds can be raised to do so.
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Jaguar`s new E-Pace rocks Cape Town at two different shows
2018/03/05 09:12:41 AM
 
Jaguar`s new compact SUV, the E-Pace, featured at two prominent shows in Cape Town this weekend.
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New Car Sales in SA for February 2018
2018/03/02 10:54:43 AM
 
February 2018 was another tough month for new car sales in South Africa with year-on-year declines recorded across all market segments according to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA).
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Here are 7 major new traffic laws you need to know about
2018/03/01 10:21:28 AM
 
A remarkably high number of people appear to view the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act and its Amendment Bill as an effort by government to introduce a points-demerit system, and little more.
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Good news for SA motorists: Fuel price to drop in March - AA
2018/02/28 10:45:07 AM
 
Fuel prices are set to drop in March as South Africans benefit from a stable exchange rate and lower international fuel prices, reports the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel data released by the Central Energy Fund.
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It`s the death of e-tolls, says Outa
2018/02/27 09:16:06 AM
 
The Organisation for Undoing Tax Abuses has welcomed the acknowledgment by Gauteng premier David Makhura in his State of the Province address on Monday that e-tolls have failed, and have added to the cost of living for many motorists and public transport users.
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Ferrari`s sexy Portofino drop-top lands in SA
2018/02/26 10:06:30 AM
 
Ferrari calls its new Portofino convertible hardtop, released in South Africa at a private preview on Friday morning, a V8 GT. We call it sex on wheels.
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A bakkie that promises rapture on the rough stuff
2018/02/23 11:31:53 AM
 
There`s good and bad news for all those who have pimped up their Ford Rangers with after-market accessories to try making them look like the US`s legendary F-150 Raptor.
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#Budget2018: Duty hike to hit vehicle prices
2018/02/22 10:33:49 AM
 
Motorists will be hit hard by the 2018/2019 budget proposals announced by Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday, which will affect not only fuel prices but also the cost of new vehicles.
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Red flags raised about AARTO: Demerit system, traffic fines and more...
2018/02/21 09:36:49 AM
 
The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Bill is currently before the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) for final approval, since it was passed by the National Assembly in Parliament. This is the last step before it is signed into law.
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Klein Karoo Toyota
2018/02/20 01:14:53 PM
 
Afsterwe van die eienaar van Klein Karoo Toyota
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Infographic: Car sales by province
2018/02/20 09:34:43 AM
 
New vehicle sales started the year on a weak note with overall sales of 45 888, a decline of 4498 units or 8.9% from the 50 386 vehicles sold in January 2017, reports Naamsa.
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Isuzu looking to bring SUV`s to SA
2018/02/19 10:52:31 AM
 
ISUZU Motors of Japan, which has had a presence in the South African and African vehicle market for the past 40 years, is set to make an assault on the special utility market (SUV) in the region.
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Watch as Range Rover drives up to Heaven`s Gate
2018/02/14 09:54:02 AM
 
Hunan Province, China - They call it Heaven’s Gate, a natural rock arch near the top of Tianmen Mountain, eight kilometres south of the city of Zhangjiajie.
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Service plans in SA - `you should have the right to choose`
2018/02/13 09:26:09 AM
 
So, you’ve found a car to purchase but a big question remains - how will you service your new vehicle?
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Peugeot launches new 208 GT-Line, we have pricing
2018/02/12 09:49:44 AM
 
The 208 has been a steadfast performer in the Peugeot stable.
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DRIVEN: New Yaris launched in Durban
2018/02/09 10:32:13 AM
 
When Toyota discontinued the Tazz at the turn of the millennium, it left a big gap in the Japanese manufacturer’s local arsenal. The Tazz was, one of the best city cars yet; like its rival the Volkswagen Citi Golf are still sought after by many second-hand buyers.
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Ford unleashes SA-bound Ranger Raptor bakkie
2018/02/08 11:00:07 AM
 
The first-ever Ranger Raptor, Ford’s new off-road, performance bakkie, blasted out from behind its camouflage during an reveal in Thailand.
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Jaguar (re)starts production of legendary D-Type race car