Post Tagged with: "South Africa"

Nissan’s Special Edition Navara Is Ready For A Safari

Nissan enthusiasts who enjoy off-road adventures will be happy to hear that a brand new Navara will soon be able to overcome the tough terrain found in an overland excursion. It is called the Nissan Navara Safari, and it was built in consultation with 4×4 expert, Glyn Demmer. Demmer said that, “While the Nissan Navara in 4×4 guise remains a […]

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Nissan’s Qashqai Gets An Update, Expect Low Fuel Usage

Nissan’s crossover, the Qashqai, has been re-worked to launch in 2014. The new Qashqai boasts an updated design alongside premium technology. Following that, the crossover also sports turbochargers to better both emissions and fuel consumption. Feature-wise, the Qashqai has an array of new technologies available. For example, Nissan has included Front Collision Avoidance, Driver Attention Support and Traffic Sign Recognition. […]

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The New Range Rover Sport Has 375kW Of Power, With A Million Rand Price Tag

The all-new Range Rover Sport was revealed in South Africa in early November. Boasting a brand new assertive and muscular exterior, coupled with a seemingly luxurious interior, the new Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) is essentially a whole new set of metal. With all sorts of improvements to weight, engines, suspension, chassis, and the like, the Range Rover Sport is said […]

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Lexus South Africa Recalls 467 RX300s

Lexus South Africa has announced that 467 models will need to be recalled due to a brake fluid leak. The model in question is the 2003-2006 RX range. The problem, as stated by Lexus is as follows: “A seal in the brake master cylinder may leak slightly if the incorrect brake fluid has been used at any time during the […]

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Renault Clio RS 20th Anniversary Special Edition For South Africa

Renault will celebrate the Clio’s 20th anniversary with a RS Special Edition which boasts a new colour combination: A Deep Black roof and a Pearlescent White body. The Renault Clio RS 20th will offer a Formula 1-style rear diffuser, upper hatch rail, a new assertive front-grille, a front lip spoiler, and a front splitter. There are new bumper mouldings for […]

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Uwe Gemballa Was Executed In South Africa

Uwe Gemballa–original Gemballa tuning firm owner–has been found dead in South Africa. It was said that when the body was found it was wrapped in cellophane as he was executed when a deal went bad. Details are limited, however police believe that Uwe was involved in an alleged illegal money laundering scheme with Czech crime boss Radovan Krejcir. According to […]

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More Images Of The BMW M3 Coupe Frozen Edition For South Africa

BMW has released more images of the BMW M3 Coupe Frozen Edition which comes with two different paint jobs: Frozen Black and Frozen Grey. The Frozen M3 will be built in a limited run of 25 units where they will boast red brake callipers, black leather and 19-inch wheels. Following this, the transmission unit is a M Dual Clutch Transmission, […]

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Mercedes-Benz South Africa Looking To Produce The C-Class In South Africa

Mercedes-Benz South Africa is currently trying to obtain a contract to produce the new C-Class in South Africa. It was said that the bid currently sits around R2 billion, where the contract will secure around 2,000 new jobs. The production is expected to take place in four-years time, and Mercedes-Benz South Africa are trying their best to land the deal. […]

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Volkswagen Amarok Released: New 1-Ton Bakkie

Volkswagen has released their 1-ton bakkie into the South African market. It’s called the Volkswagen Amarok and it offers “Best in Class” payload and cargo-loading abilities. The Amarok offers two different engines, and a double-cab body-style. In 2011 VW will introduce a Single-Cab with a longer load bed. The first engine for the Amarok is a 2.0-litre TDI with 90kW […]

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Volkswagen Polo Vivo Now With Air-Con As A Standard Feature In SA

Volkswagen South Africa has adjusted the pricing on their Polo Vivo. The entire range–except the 55kW 2-door–will now include air-conditioning, as a standard feature. “The new Polo Vivo is manufactured in South Africa exclusively for South African motorists. In fact, local content levels in the new Polo Vivo now exceed 70% – illustrating the true South African colours of the […]

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2011 Opel Astra To Launch Sooner Than Expected In South Africa

General Motors South Africa has announced that the new Opel Astra will launch sooner than expected, in South Africa. The 2011 Astra was originally scheduled to launch in 2011, however Opel now will stock the new models in the next few weeks. There will be five-doors, with a sporty-coupe like design. Power comes from a 1.4-litre, a 1.6-litre turbocharged, and […]

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Ford Focus Sedan & Hatchback Enhanced For South Africa [Large Image Gallery Included]

Ford Focus Sedan & Hatchback Enhanced For South Africa [Large Image Gallery Included]

Ford has tweaked their Focus line-up for the South African market. We’ve attached the price list as of September 3, 2010 as well as a lot of images below the price list. Five-door Hatchback: Four-door Sedan: Focus 1.8 Ambiente Focus 1.8 Ambiente Focus 1.8 Si Focus 2.0 Trend Focus 2.0 Si Focus 2.0 Trend A/T Focus 2.0 TDCi Si Focus […]

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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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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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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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