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Government to introduce new vehicle taxes to push people towards public transport
2019/02/07 10:20:47 AM
The Department of Transport has published its Green Transport Strategy for 2018 – 2050, which lays out plans for new taxes, and changes to existing ones.
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SA-spec VW Golf R gets cranked up to 228kW
2019/02/06 10:34:42 AM
Volkswagen South Africa is now offering the Golf R with the same outputs as overseas models.
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Mahindra launches SA-built S10 Karoo Edition Pik Up
2019/02/05 10:48:17 AM
Mahindra South Africa is celebrating the surge in vehicle sales following its recent brand re-positioning and marketing campaign with the launch of the Mahindra S10 Karoo Edition.
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SA car sales: Rough start for local vehicle industry in 2019
2019/02/04 9:31:41 AM
New vehicle sales stumbled into 2019 with industry sales down 7.4% to 42 374 units year-on-year.
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Here are the Western Cape’s new car licence fees for 2019
2019/02/01 11:24:49 AM
The Western Cape Provincial Government has gazetted motor vehicle licence (MVL) fee increases for 2019.
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Refreshed Lexus RC coupé lands in SA
2019/01/31 10:34:28 AM
It’s probably been a while since you last saw a Lexus RC coupé on the roads - if ever - but it has been around for a few years and now there’s a new (ish) one for 2019.
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Here`s where South Africans are buying new cars
2019/01/30 9:51:25 AM
Gauteng still remains the most popular province for new car sales, leading throughout 2018.
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DRIVEN: The Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Elite auto
2019/01/29 10:41:57 AM
So what do we have here ... the third-generation Tucson. It`s been a bit of a winner for Hyundai, hasn`t it?
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South African electric car sales projected to `grow significantly`
2019/01/28 12:55:54 PM
South Africa could have an electric vehicle car parc of 145 000 with annual sales of new EVs of 43 000 units within the next six years.
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SA vehicle sales expected to drop by 1% this year
2019/01/25 2:08:37 PM
Wesbank, the vehicle finance division of FirstRand Bank, has forecast a 1?percent decline in total new vehicle sales this year compared to last year.
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Cars Coming to SA in 2019
2019/01/24 8:37:18 AM
There is a barrage of new and facelifted cars headed for South Africa in 2019. Take a look at what you can expect below...
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Tiguan vs rivals - which SUV has the best resale value?
2019/01/23 9:56:23 AM
Have you ever wondered which vehicle for ‘soccer moms’ has the best resale value in South Africa? Well, the first school term is under way, and its the ideal time for moms (and dads for that matter) to go out and buy a new vehicle.
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Toyota RAV4 (2019) International Launch Review
2019/01/22 10:05:40 AM
The 5th-generation RAV4, which is due to arrive in South Africa in March 2019, was launched in Barcelona last week. Boasting an eye-catching new exterior design, the latest RAV4 is primed to cement Toyota`s success in the local family car segment. Gero Lilleike travelled to Spain to take the new RAV4 for a drive; herewith his feedback…
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How will the Carbon Tax affect mobility in South Africa?
2019/01/21 11:54:47 AM
It is a new year filled with promise and new opportunities to address our increasing climate challenges.
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Here are the next big car trends in SA for 2019
2018/12/21 8:46:11 AM
For all the wave of new brands and models which have brightened up the local market in the past two decades, the old favourites continue to be absolutely dominant.
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Here`s how much it would cost to have Santa`s sleigh insured
2018/12/20 12:03:57 PM
Christmas is right on our doorstep and Santa’s Elves will soon be giving his sleigh the final preparations for the big day.
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A data center on wheels - where is it taking us?
2018/12/19 10:36:01 AM
Driverless vehicles are on the road now. It`s big news. Getting the cars to behave with their human-driven peers has taken a tremendous amount of work. Getting them to avoid collisions is still a work in progress.
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Don’t do it! Distracted driving is the true menace on our roads
2018/12/18 10:03:23 AM
The roads are already filling up as holiday-makers head for their December destinations.
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Brabus transforms G63 into extreme, 515kW high-rider
2018/12/14 9:12:07 AM
Bottrop, Germany - Brabus is giving the previous generation G-Class a brutal sendoff of the kind we’ve come to expect from the German tuner.
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First drive: BMW`s new 3 Series ups its tech game in a big way
2018/12/13 10:59:03 AM
Faro, Portugal - With an initial choice of two arriving on our shores in March, and now in its seventh generation, the BMW 3 Series remains the manufacturer’s most important car.
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SEE: Beware of falling cows? Take a look at these 17 hilarious road signs that actually exist
2018/12/12 9:16:12 AM
There’s nothing better than a good laugh on a long road trip, especially when you’ve been in the car for an extended period of time.
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BMW`s futuristic Vision iNEXT: A glimpse at the future of `personal mobility`
2018/12/11 10:18:21 AM
The BMW Vision iNEXT celebrated its world premiere in Los Angeles, while providing an "insight into the future of personal mobility".
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Holiday Driving Tips
2018/12/10 11:10:59 AM
Take a look at these useful holiday tips to get you to your destination safely...
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Renault Mégane RS: Best of the breed?
2018/12/07 10:14:09 AM
In the battle of the hot hatches, the latest Renault Mégane RS might not be the fastest, nor the most powerful. But in all-round terms, it might just be the best of the breed. Is that enough to satisfy the fast and furious brigade?
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Lexus’ best-selling compact sports sedan is now available as a full hybrid model
2018/12/06 9:42:33 AM
Lexus South Africa launched the IS 300h (in SE trim) in Johannesburg on Wednesday. It joins a refined range of IS models that now consists of the IS 300 EX, IS 300h SE and IS 350 F Sport.
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Make a big little difference
2018/12/05 9:50:44 AM
Make a big little difference
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New Car Sales in SA: November 2018
2018/12/04 8:52:49 AM
New car sales declined substantially across the board during the month of November 2018 while export sales returned modest growth. Take a look at the new car sales breakdown below…
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Most powerful Mercedes-Benz X-Class yet: Range-topping V6 bakkie arrives in SA
2018/12/03 10:13:32 AM
Mercedes-Benz launches its most powerful X-Class bakkie yet - the new V6-powered X350d. With a powerful 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine, 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic and 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive, the new X350d 4MATIC flagship model develops 190kW/550Nm.
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New road rules and 3 other major SA laws approved by Government as it prepares to close for 2018
2018/11/30 10:39:33 AM
Its been another busy week for lawmakers as government begins to wind down for 2018.
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2018/11/29 10:38:11 AM
As a modern-day commuter, it’s hard to imagine the challenges drivers faced piloting cars a century ago.
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Mahindra introduces new double cab S6 variant of its popular Pik Up
2018/11/28 10:22:14 AM
Mahindra South Africa is celebrating the first six months of local vehicle production as well as its sales growth in the South African market with a limited "Karoo" Edition of its popular Pik Up Double Cab.
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Ford expands EcoSport range with new 1.5 base model
2018/11/27 10:06:32 AM
When Ford launched its reinvigorated EcoSport range back in July, it seemed odd that the price leader from the previous range, the 1.5-litre normally aspirated Ambiente, was missing from the range.
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2018/11/26 9:40:05 AM
Back in September 2018, we learned Hyundai Automotive South Africa had plans to revive the Atos nameplate locally, with the new version of the budget hatchback scheduled to arrive in the first quarter of 2019. And now the local arm of the Korean automaker has hinted at pricing.
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New Range Rover Evoque Revealed [w/video]
2018/11/23 9:40:17 AM
The second-generation Range Rover Evoque has been revealed in London, UK. Take a look at the key details below…
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5 reasons why the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a great SUV
2018/11/22 11:20:28 AM
One of the semi-finalists in this year`s South African Car of the Year competition, sponsored by Autotrader, is the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. This is the car brand`s first SUV, and an impressive one at that.
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Kia`s facelifted Sportage arrives with new base engine
2018/11/21 9:44:58 AM
The Sportage has the honour of being Kia’s most successful model, albeit not on local shores but internationally, where the Rav4 rivalling SUV has notched up five million sales over 25 years.
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Ford expands SA Kuga range with 1.5 diesel, ST Line trim
2018/11/20 10:35:09 AM
Ford has added both frugality and flavour to its Kuga SUV line-up with the addition of a new 1.5-litre TDCi turbodiesel engine option at the lower end of the range, as well as a new ST Line trim grade at the upper end.
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2018/11/19 9:36:18 AM
Back at the end of May 2018, Land Rover South Africa confirmed the new Discovery Sport Landmark Edition would launch here later in the year. And now the local arm of the British automaker has announced pricing.
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New Datsun Go, Go+ for SA: Improved safety, design tweaks and more
2018/11/16 9:29:47 AM
Datsun has launched its next-generation Go and Go+ models in South Africa.
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‘Capping fuel price could sink industry transformation’
2018/11/15 10:33:06 AM
No room for discounts in fuel retail Government hopes to stimulate competition, but this idea could force smaller operators out of business.
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We test drive new Nissan Navara 4x2
2018/11/14 10:46:32 AM
FIRST there were cars for town and bakkies for the farm. Then people wanted town cars that can do what bakkies do, such as towing a caravan or carting around pets and building material, but which look a bit better than a bakkie and feel like a car to drive.
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The new R2.6 million Mercedes G-Class has arrived in South Africa – take a look
2018/11/13 10:17:59 AM
The new Mercedes-AMG G 63 is now available in South Africa, and has undergone the greatest change in its history, the group says.
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2018/11/12 9:49:59 AM
Toyota South Africa Motors has confirmed the new RAV4 will be offered with a choice of two naturally aspirated petrol engines when it arrives on local shores in the first quarter of 2019.
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Mitsubishi`s Triton bakkie gets a bold new look
2018/11/09 11:22:14 AM
The latest-gen Mitsubishi Triton is a good and solid, if somewhat underrated entrant in the bakkie market, and we suspect that it’s anonymous styling - particularly at the front end - has held it back to some degree.
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FIC Telematics Session Invitation
2018/11/08 9:05:53 AM
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A perspective on SA`s proposed new motor industry code
2018/11/07 10:42:39 AM
The days of vehicle manufacturers threatening to void your warranty if you use an independent service centre or repair shop will soon be a thing of the past.
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November`s petrol price relief is no more
2018/11/06 9:48:35 AM
Remember when, back in September, South Africa`s government absorbed what would have been increases of 28 cents a litre for petrol and 31 cents for diesel?
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2018/11/05 10:53:30 AM
In November 2017, Global NCAP partnered with the Automobile Association to launch the “Safer Cars for Africa” campaign in South Africa, releasing independent crash-test results of five budget vehicles. Now the two have teamed up again, this time evaluating four popular local vehicles … including a zero-star bakkie.
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Kia`s enhanced Grand Sedona MPV touches down in SA
2018/10/31 9:50:12 AM
Kia’s facelifted Grand Sedona MPV has touched down in South Africa fresh from its debut at the New York Motor Show earlier this year, complete with enhanced looks, new variants, extra spec and a redesigned gearbox.
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Want to boost the economy? Buy one of these SA-made cars
2018/10/30 1:20:13 PM
South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) could be boosted by R37 million a year if government only bought locally-produced vehicles.
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Jaguar reveals SA-bound Chequered Flag F-Type edition
2018/10/29 10:45:49 AM
Despite it being announced on the morning after Lewis Hamilton was crowned world champion for the fifth time, Jaguar’s F-Type Chequered Flag edition is not paying tribute to the Formula One driver with which it shares a nationality.
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Petrol price relief: November price cut expected after eight long months
2018/10/26 9:22:59 AM
The South African petrol price is set to drop by 3c per litre in November, the first drop in eight months, new data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) shows.
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2018/10/25 9:43:53 AM
The new Hyundai Santa Fe is scheduled to launch in South Africa in November 2018 – slotting in at the summit of the brand’s now four-strong crossover range (after the recent arrival of the new Kona) – but we can already bring you pricing.
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These 31 vehicles are in the running for South African Car of the Year 2019
2018/10/24 11:01:04 AM
The list of eligible vehicles for the 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year, has been announced.
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Updated Kia Sorento launched in SA at lower prices
2018/10/23 10:05:38 AM
Kia’s Sorento SUV, which is quite possibly one of the most underrated vehicles on the South African market, has been given a refresh, with updated styling inside and out as well as a rejigged range.
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No more walk-ins at Gauteng driving licence centres
2018/10/22 11:26:47 AM
With close to 50% of driving licence application bookings being made online, Gauteng will cease walk-in bookings at all its driving licence testing centres with effect from November 1, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said on Sunday.
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In case of an emergency here`s why you should be read SA route markers
2018/10/18 10:13:03 AM
Suffering a mechanical breakdown can be disastrous on our roads. Sometimes car issues can strike when you`re seemingly in the middle of "nowhere". Fortunately, those tiny boards along most of SA`s road network could prove invaluable.
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Supersize me! BMW reveals first-ever X7
2018/10/17 9:16:21 AM
BMW is taking on the Mercedes-Benz GLS and Volvo XC90 in the super-sized premium high-rider market with its first-ever X7 and it’s coming to South Africa in March next year.
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Another fuel price hike looms for November
2018/10/16 9:29:18 AM
South African motorists, already reeling under the pressure of record fuel prices, are likely to face even more pain at the pumps from the beginning of November.
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7 New Cars Under R3 000 p/m
2018/10/15 10:58:54 AM
Are you looking for a new car with repayments of less than R3 000 p/m over 72 months? Here are 7 new cars for you to consider…
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This is how much Hyundai`s premium Kona SUV will cost in SA
2018/10/11 9:51:50 AM
The new Hyundai Kona, a premium SUV, will launch locally later in October and we have prices for the two model line-up.
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Atos is back: Hyundai reveals new SA-bound budget hatch
2018/10/10 10:05:36 AM
At the end of 2017, while discussing the then-new Grand i10 1-litre, a Hyundai representative casually mentioned that an all-new Atos was heading our way in 2019, also sourced from India, along with an EcoSport rivalling budget SUV.
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All-new, more daring Lexus ES launched in SA
2018/10/09 10:00:57 AM
Let`s be frank, the Lexus ES has always been known as something of a Toyota Camry in a tuxedo, along with a posher hairdo and some additional wining and dining charm.
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2018/10/08 1:45:22 PM
The second-generation Honda Amaze was revealed back in February 2018 (ahead of the new Brio hatchback), and now we can bring you local pricing for this A-segment sedan.
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Hyundai Creta 1.6D Executive (2018) Quick Review
2018/10/05 10:27:46 AM
The Hyundai Creta was recently updated and remains a popular choice in the compact family car segment. Just how good is the range-topping Creta 1.6D Executive? We recently tested it to find out if it`s worthy of appearing on your shortlist, read on...
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SEE: SA`s best-selling luxury SUVs: Toyota`s popular Prado, Volvo`s safe XC60 rule the roost
2018/10/04 10:03:11 AM
The Toyota Prado leapfrogged to the top of the luxury SUV best-sellers list during September 2018.
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#RoadTest: Swiftly does it
2018/10/03 10:45:48 AM
Are you a driving enthusiast on a shoestring budget? Suzuki`s latest incarnation of its sporty city runabout might satisfy your quick-cornering craving and still save you money on monthly instalments. Let`s see if the new Swift will fit in with your lifestyle.
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SA`s record high fuel price hurting your budget? Here are top 5 best selling fuel sippers
2018/10/02 10:14:52 AM
Fuel prices will sky-rocket to its most expensive yet later in October, reports the Department of Energy.
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Founding father of the X family: We drive BMWs next-gen luxury X5 SUV for SA
2018/10/01 11:09:59 AM
Atlanta, capital of the state Georgia in the US, birthplace of Martin Luther King Jnr, home of Coca-Cola, the world headquarters of CNN, and the world’s busiest airport, is often called a "city in a forest", with even its main street named after a tree.
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The Toyota Land Cruiser 200 undergoes a few design tweaks and a host of new features
2018/09/28 10:33:58 AM
The Land Cruiser 200 remains the unquestionable conqueror of the African landscape.
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New Renault Duster: Less beast, more beauty
2018/09/27 9:26:40 AM
The original Renault Duster might have been a sales hit, but it certainly didn’t win any beauty prizes. Seven years later, the second-generation Duster replaces some of its brutalist, Eastern European DNA with a welcome touch of French finesse. But can it still cope with the rough stuff?
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Suzuki`s Dzire is a solid, affordable sedan option
2018/09/26 10:48:26 AM
The Suzuki Dzire is its own car now, just like many people insist on their Twitter profile that their thoughts are their own, meaning their stream of consciousness wasn’t mysteriously transmitted into their craniums by some sinister extraterrestrial force or the Donald Trump Administration.
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How much it costs to ‘bullet-proof’ your car in South Africa
2018/09/25 9:47:59 AM
Data from vehicle tracking group, Tracker, shows that South African hijacking are becoming increasingly violent.
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Honda refreshes popular HR-V crossover in SA: Design tweaks, enhanced interior and more!
2018/09/21 12:17:38 PM
Honda has refreshed its HR-V crossover with all-new front and rear styling, an enhanced interior and upgraded equipment levels.
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SEE: Gauteng leads the way - Here`s a look at how many cars are sold in each province
2018/09/20 10:06:37 AM
Gauteng continues to lead the way in terms of car sales in South Africa, according to data compiled by Lightstone Auto.
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How SA’s new automotive code of conduct could kickstart the economy
2018/09/19 9:39:58 AM
South Africa is grappling with a recession, but a new automotive code of conduct could lead the way in showing how the country could create stronger, more long-term inclusive growth.
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Review: The Fullback is more than a Fiat-badged bakkie
2018/09/18 10:44:37 AM
It’s always refreshing when a new bakkie takes on the establishment.
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What does a `technical recession` mean to the SA Automotive Industry?
2018/09/17 11:15:52 AM
For the first time in nine years, South African is in a `technical recession` and South Africans all over the country have reacted with alarm and panic to the devaluation of the rand and the news.
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Farewell to an icon - Volkswagen to stop production of the iconic Beetle in 2019
2018/09/14 11:12:54 AM
After selling it on and off in the United States for nearly seven decades, Volkswagen has decided to squash its iconic Beetle.
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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 9:51:06 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 2:38:23 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 9:40:42 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 8:51:08 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 9:36:32 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 2:00:12 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 9:58:10 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 9:53:41 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 9:55:45 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 9:00:37 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 9:53:44 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 9:53:59 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 2:01:10 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 9:32:44 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 9:34:27 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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