Category: South Africa

CO2 Emission Tax For South Africa

CO2 Emission Tax For South Africa

Unfortunately South Africans are now subject to an ad valorem CO2 emission tax on all new passenger motor vehicles. As of 1 September, 2010 the tax will not only steal money from consumers but also attempt to move buyers to a more fuel, and energy, efficient future. Passenger vehicles which emit over 120g/km will be subject to tax of R75 […]

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New Entry Level Renault Shake It! For South Africa

Renault South Africa are looking to expand their range with the new Megane Shake It!. The Shake It! is a 1.6-litre 16v model which uses the same five-door configuration as the Megane Dynamique. The entry-level Shake It! will offer 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, and a dark charcoal upholstery for the interior. On the safety side of things there […]

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Upgraded Renault Koleos For South africa

Renault has upgraded the Koleos SUV range for South Africa. The updated model will receive better performance, and new specifications under the standard guise. Renault’s base Koleos 2.5 Dynamique 4×2 will offer cruise control, an upgraded sound system incorporating Bluetooth, integrated TOM TOM Navigation and hands-free keycard as standard features. The two models above the Dynamique, the Dynamique Premium CVT […]

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Special Edition Alfa Romeo GT Limited For South Africa

To celebrate 100 years of Alfa Romeo, the brand is planning to offer a special edition Alfa Romeo GT 3.2 in South Africa. It’s called the GT Limited Edition, and there will only be 30 of these models sold in South Africa. The power will come from a 3.2-litre 176kW Quadcam V6 engine with a 0-100km/h of 6.7 seconds. The […]

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Ford South Africa Announces Driving Skills For Life — Safe And Fuel-Efficient Driving

The Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa has launched a brand new driving programme called Driving Skills for Life, or DSFL. The campaign is aimed at promoting Eco Driving while ‘tackling the country’s poor road safety record’. It was said that DSFL is the first programme for South Africa where environmental concerns have been put on an equal footing with […]

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Ford Focus RS Priced In South Africa

We’ve already said that 224kW Ford Focus RS will be available in South Africa, and we’re damn excited. It was said that the RS badge is not something that the brand treats lightly, and because of this owners of the Focus RS can expect performance, traction and precision. The overall power figures for the Ford Focus RS amount to 224kW […]

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Renault Reveals Their Latitude Flagship Sedan In Moscow

Renault has revealed their brand new flagship sedan at the Moscow Motor Show in Russia. The new flagship is called the Latitude and it will be manufactured in South Korea at the Busan Renault-Samsung-Motors plant. The Renault Latitude pictured here will be available in South Africa, Morocco, Algeria, Russia and the Ukraine. The French brand will reveal a slightly more […]

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Ford South Africa Are Recalling The 2007-2008MY Mazda3 & Mazda5

Ford Motor Company South Africa are recalling Mazda3 and Mazda5 models due to reports of power steering problems. Ford said that 2,240 Mazda5 and 660 Mazda3 models build between 2007 and 2008 could potentially suffer from this problem. It was said that rust from a high-pressure pump could cause a slight bit of strain on the power steering pump, resulting […]

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Special Edition Jeep Wrangler Mountian For South Africa

Chrysler South Africa has added a special edition Jeep to the range. It’s called the Wrangler Mountain and it will be available in Mango Tango and Rescue Green exterior colours. Pricing for the Jeep Wrangler Mountain starts at R339,900. The engine is a 3.8-litre V6 unit connected to a 4-speed automatic gearbox. “Customers’ growing demand for accessories and pre-accessorised vehicles […]

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Model Year Changes For The South African Mercedes-Benz C, E, GL & M-Class

Model Year changes include small updates which cannot be kept back for Facelifts or New Models. With this being said, Mercedes-Benz South Africa has released a few MY changes for the C-Class, E-Class, GL-Class and M-Class models. The C-Class changes include: Standard feature changes: Four New CGI Engines BlueEFFICIENCY Badging Avantgarde and Elegance design line badge included on the centre […]

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Renault Sandero Stepway For South Africa

Renault South Africa are planning to launch the Sandero Stepway into the passenger car segment during the November month of this year. The Renault Stepway will be the flagship model for the Sandero range where it boasts new styling and a 20mm raised ride height. There will be satin and chrome trim, front fog lights and black bushplate headlamps. The […]

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South African Nissan Owners Club Celebrate 40 Years Of Z By Travelling To KZN Coast

To celebrate four decades of Z-power from Nissan, the South African Z Owner’s Club put together a lineup of vehicles to run down to the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast in convoy. The owners from NissanOwnersClub asked for help from Nissan to make the day possible. Nissan South African was pleased to help by adding a 370Z Coupe and Roadster from Gauteng […]

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Sporty Renault Clio S For South Africa

Renault has added the Clio S to the South African market where it will boast a sporty look with exclusive, and distinctive, design details. The Renault Clio S will fill the gap below the RS where it will be slightly more affordable. “While the Clio RS is undoubtedly one of the most exciting hot hatches available today, the launch of […]

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New Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Engine For Mercedes-Benz 180CGI & 200CGI

Mercedes-Benz in South Africa will now offer the C-Class 180 CGI and 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY with a four-cylinder turbocharged engine. This motor will connect to a six-speed manual gearbox which allows for better fuel economy without harming power. The 1.8-litre turbocharged C200 model will pump out 135kW with 270Nm of torque, where the fuel consumption is 6.8 litres per 100km […]

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2011 Land Rover Freelander Facelift Revealed

Official details on the 2011 Land Rover Freelander 2 facelift reveal that the new model will launch towards the end of September in the UK–and November in South Africa. The SUV will house a 2.2-litre turbocharged turbodiesel four-cylinder engine 110kW or 140kW of power, depends which motor is fitted. Torque on this motor amounts to 420Nm where the fuel-rating sits […]

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