Category: South Africa

Renault South Africa Will Release 6 New Models Before The End Of 2010

Renault South Africa will launch six new models before the end of 2010. At the moment Renault has released 12 new vehicles in only 18 months, and they aren’t done just yet. The next four months will see the following being released. Renault Clio S A 1.6-litre Dynamique derivative for younger drivers. More news here. Limited number of Renault Sport […]

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BMW M3 Coupe Frozen Edition For South Africa

To celebrate 25 years of the BMW M3 in South Africa, the firm will release a special edition version of the M3 Coupe which uses a V8 motor. The BMW M3 Frozen Edition will be available in a limited run of 25 units where it will come in two colors: Frozen Black and Frozen Grey. The new paintjob is followed […]

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Special Edition Mercedes-Benz SL Night Edition & SLK Grand Edition For South Africa

Mercedes-Benz will offer their special edition SL Night and SLK Grand Edition in South Africa. The two models will offer new 18- and 19-inch wheels as well as new paint work. The SL Night Edition will use a designo magno night black matt paint finish where the SLK Grand Edition will boast a special designo graphite paint finish. “These exciting […]

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Ford Ranger Super Cab Now In Automatic For South Africa

Ford has expanded their Ranger line-up to include an automatic gearbox. The model in question is the 3.0 Super Cab XLT 4×2 which uses a 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel motor with 115kW and 380Nm of torque. “The Ford Ranger line-up is very comprehensive and we are pleased to now be able to offer an Automatic derivative in the Super Cab line-up […]

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South Africa Gets Two McLaren Dealerships For The MP4-12C

South Africa will receive two dealerships for the McLaren MP4-12C supercar. Local customers will be able to purchase the up and coming MP4-12C through the Daytona Group which hold dealerships in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Staff at these branches will receive training from McLaren Automotive on how to handle the cars and sales. Ian Gorsuch, McLaren Automotive’s Middle East, […]

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Volkswagen’s CC Is Now Available With Five-Seats In South Africa

Volkswagen’s Comfort Coupe, or CC, is now available as a five-seater in South Africa. We recently posted that the Passat CC will be available with an extra bench for customers who need the extra space. The bench will include a third head restraint and three-point seat belt. The price for the CC will not increase because of the addition of […]

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New Fiat Bravo Sport For South Africa — Facelifted Bravo

Fiat’s facelift for the Bravo Sport is pretty subtle as it includes a new grille and and new smoked headlights. Following this, there are two new colours: Tempesta Grey (an unusually shiny mid-tone silver) and Ballad Pearl (a creamy bronze). Inside Fiat didn’t change much, however they did a headrest to the rear-middle passenger seat, and also rework the door […]

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South African Chevrolet Cruze Now Available With 110kW Turbo-Diesel Engine

General Motors South Africa has announced that the Chevrolet Cruze is now available with a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine with 110kW and 320Nm of torque. Chevrolet’s new diesel motor will use a single overhead camshaft, 16 valves and an intercooled turbocharger. The Cruze 2.0D LT will offer a fuel rating of 5.7-litres per 100km, where the fuel emissions will amount to […]

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New Dodge Caliber For South Africa Offers An All-New Interior

The South African Dodge Caliber will offer new styling for the interior, along with a few changes to the exterior. “Four years on, a timely refresh sees some minor exterior changes including chromed accents, stylish new alloy wheels and limited availability funky colours. However, the major changes mostly take place on the inside.” said Guy Franken, head of Marketing and […]

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The 2011 BMW 3-Series Has Hit South Africa

The first details on the South African version of the 2011 BMW 3-Series have been revealed. The new model will be offered with four forms in South Africa: coupe, convertible, saloon and touring. Each of these models will boast new engines and small styling changes. First up, the coupe and convertible models will use an electrically-retractable roof, where the styling […]

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing: Priced At R2,4m In South Africa

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is ready for the South African market. The SLS AMG is the first car ever produced by the AMG department and it boasts a 6.3-litre V8 engine with 420Kw and 650Nm of torque. Dubbed the Gullwing, the SLS AMG is a sporty supercar which weighs in at 1,620kg. Performance figures are impressive, and this means 0-100km/h […]

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MINI Countryman Makes Its Way To South Africa

MINI’s Countryman will go on sale in South Africa during the forth quarter of 2010. The Countryman is the first MINI to boast four doors and a large tail-gate. The MINI Countryman will be available in Cooper Countryman and Cooper S Countryman form, and this essentially means two different power outputs. The engine a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine, where the standard […]

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Hell Yeah! Ford Focus RS For South Africa

Ford South Africa has announced that the awesome Focus RS will be available to the locals. “There has been a great deal of demand for the Ford Focus RS,” says Ben Pillay, Ford Marketing Manager. “It’s an iconic model and we are very excited that South African customers, who are so passionate about performance, will now have the opportunity to […]

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Toyota Corolla Receives A Facelift

Toyota has facelifted their popular Corolla model where it now emphasises the brands ‘low and wide’ design. The updated Corolla will boast a new headlamp design which is thinner and sharper, a new bumper which houses a new grille and fog lights and various chrome inserts, new alloy wheels, and new side mirrors with integrated turn signals. The rear end […]

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The KTM X-Bow Is Ready For South Africa

It has been confirmed that the KTM X-Bow will make its way to South Africa where it will be available during the August month. The X-Bow will be separate from the KTM motorcycle distributor, and this means it will be a right-hand-drive, fully-legal road vehicle. There are two models planned for South Africa: the Street and Clubsport models. Pricing for […]

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