Post Tagged with: "South Africa"

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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Do Car Guards Really Protect Your Car When You’re Not There? [Video]

In South Africa there are car guards almost everywhere. These are usually self-appoint guys with safety jackets protecting your vehicle while you run into the shop for, literally, five seconds. According to them, every time you make contact — you’ll need to pay. And that’s just how it works. Now, have you ever wondered, do these guys actually help? Well, […]

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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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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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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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The Petrol Price Will Decrease By 15- And 18-Cents For July, 2010

Wednesday will see a drop in the petrol price which amounts to 15 and 18 cents per litre. The price of ’93 ULP and LRP will drop by 15 cents where ’95 ULP and LRP will drop by 18 cents per litre. The changes take effect on Wednesday 14 July, 2010.

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Car Insurance Might Be Compulsory For SA Motorists

The South African government is looking into compulsory third-party insurance for motorists. The project is still in the early stages of development, however chief director of road transport regulation, John Motsatsing said that the various parties are “brainstorming” the idea. At the moment about 65 to 70 percent out of the estimated 9.4-million motorists do not have third-party insurance for […]

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More Powerful, And Fuel Efficient Engines For The Opel Corsa

Opel’s 1.4-litre Corsa Enjoy, Essentia and Sport are now available in South Africa with an upgraded drivetrain. The power from the new 1.4-litre engine has been boost from 66kW to 74kW where torque has been upped by 5Nm to 130Nm. Following this, the fuel economy has dropped from 5.8-litres per 100km to 5.5-litres per 100km. “Opel has done well to […]

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Chevrolet Spark Lite For South Africa — Pricing Included

Chevrolet has added the new Spark Lite to the line up, where it will arrive in South Africa later this year with a price tag of under R100,000. “The Chevrolet Spark Lite which offers an excellent value proposition will serve the market with two models priced under R100 000,” says Chevrolet Brand Manager Tim Hendon. The Spark Lite will be […]

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Worldwide Volvo Recall Due To Gearbox Problem

Volvo will recall 29,299 cars worldwide as there are problems with the gearshift lever. The vehicles to be recalled include certain 2010-2011 C30’s and 2010 S40 and V50 models connected to the 6-speed manual gearbox. “The cars in question are all our models for 2010 and 2011 that have a six-speed manual gear box,” company spokesman Per-Aake Froesberg told AFP. […]

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Western Cape Vehicle Licence Fees Will Remain The Same For The Next Three Years

The Western Cape currently has the highest vehicle licence fees in the country, and because of this the provincial transport minister Robin Carlisle said that the province will not increase the amount for the next three years. Many motorists in the Western Cape register their vehicles in other places to save money, and this essentially comes as a loss to […]

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