Friday, 2 March 2012

CITROEN SA CONFIRMS DS3 155 THP ULTRA PRESTIGE




Citroen South Africa has made one of its boldest moves yet, following its introduction of the DS3 Racing in ultra-limited numbers in June last year. They have announced that come June this year, the DS3 155 THP Ultra Prestige will knock down our doors and make direct rivals like the Alfa Romeo MiTo look twice.

NEW BRAND AMBASSADORS FOR AUDI



Building on the successful introduction of the Audi A1 brand ambassadors, Audi South Africa proudly announces the continuation in the relationship with two popular South African personalities.

NEW SALES LEADER IN SA CAR MARKET



The South African car market showed some dull growth, according to February sales figures. Up less than 1% in both total market and passenger market, the industry nevertheless grew 2.8% on reported January sales. All in all 49 556 vehicles found new homes last month.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

JAGUAR SHOWS OFF XF SPORTBRAKE BEFORE GENEVA






The new Jaguar XF Sportbrake is really a station wagon version of the beautiful Jaguar XF sedan. It is being prepared for full public consumption at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show. Wagons are generally more popular in Europe than they are in other continents, so a Mzansi introduction is, while entirely possible, highly unlikely.

VW SA LAUNCHES GOLF CABRIOLET






Volkswagen South Africa chose the very scenic Western Cape to launch the brand new Golf Cabriolet. Just as well because this was one of the few places around the country where some sun was shining and the breeze light. This is just the kind of car for such occasions.

MOST POWERFUL FERRARI F12BERLINETTA BREAKS COVER






Today Ferrari unveiled its most powerful car ever, the F12berlinetta. Weird name yes, but still a magnificent-looking thing with an incredible technical ability, from what we can see. It will be unveiled publically next week at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show, so if you happen to be around there, go have a look.

CITROEN DS3 RACING SEBASTIEN LOEB EDITION






At the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show which starts next week on the 6th , Citro├źn will debut the DS3 Racing S. Loeb, a car that’s based on the DS3 line, specifically the DS3 Racing, but with some added spice. Thanks to its on-going association with multiple WRC champion, the car should already be sold out in its tiny niche of 200 units.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

MINISTER WELCOMES SENTENCE OF MULTIPLE SCHOOL KID KILLER


Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has welcomed the Western Cape High Court's sentence imposed earlier today (Tuesday, 28 February 2012) on mini-bus taxi driver Jacob Humphreys for killing 10 children, as well as the attempted murder of four others.

POLO VIVO-BUSTING TOYOTA ETIOS CONFIRMED FOR MAY



Toyota South Africa is gearing up for a very busy year. Kicking things off will be the new Etios range, cars that are meant to fill the gap left by the departure of the Tazz over 5 years ago. While Toyota has twice tried to cover this void – first with Yaris Zen and lately with Aygo – it appears customers aren’t buying into these models as they did with lovely Tazz.

Monday, 27 February 2012

LAND ROVER OFFERS OWNERS FREE 4X4 COURSE



Mastering the art of driving a 4x4 SUV can be challenging if you haven’t received the correct training. The on-road handling characteristics of a 4x4 SUV differ from those of a normal passenger car, while off-road excursions offer many daunting obstacles that can be easily overcome with the right driving techniques.

BABY VOLVO V40 LEAKED!






Poor Volvo. Waiting for Geneva 2012 to unveil their latest baby beauty to the public, until some evil entity (probably a disgruntled employee) leaked the car on the internet. This then ladies and gents, is the all-new Volvo V40, a car with great future ambitions.

SUZUKI GOING ALL ELECTRIC


Suzuki Motor Corporation is to establish a joint venture company, SMILE FC System Corporation (SMILE FC), for developing and manufacturing fuel cell systems with Intelligent Energy Holdings PLC (IEH) of the UK.
 

TATA PLEDGES TO SPEND MORE ON JAGUAR LAND ROVER



According to a report from Mumbai, Tata Motors, the owner of Jaguar and Land Rover, plans to increase its annual investments in those two halo brands to £1.5 billion (about R18.1 billion). So far the two have spent up to £800 million (R9.7 billion) per year on capital expenditure and product development.