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PRETORIA, South Africa, 12 October, 2015 – The new Ford Ranger is set to establish new benchmarks in the light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment with an uncompromised blend of robust capability, craftsmanship and advanced technology.

Official Statement from Volkswagen Group South Africa There has been extensive international media coverage relating to irregularities in Nitrogen oxide emission values measured during‎ dynamometer regarding the emission standard Euro 5 of Volkswagen diesel vehicles fitted with the type EA189 Euro 5 engines.

Congratulations to Marius Crous, who earned himself a pair of Volvo Iron Mark sunglasses worth R746. Marius gave the correct answer to the question "Is the Volvo V40 Cross Country equipped with City Safety as standard?". The answer is yes and Marius’s name was the first to be randomly chosen.

Tata Bolt hatch and sedan

It’s no secret that Tata Motors has been in the doldrums, but now there's wind in them sails.

For almost ten years the most exciting thing to happen in Tata Motors was buying Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).

That, dear Tata Motors, has simply not been enough.

The Accent hatch is one of Hyundai’s best cars. But for some strange reason, it’s also one of the best-kept motoring secrets

Since its release onto the South African market back in 2011, the current generation of Hyundai’s compact Accent sedan has been a quiet, slightly classier companion to the closely related i20 hatchback, scoring points for its spacious cabin, striking styling and strong value proposition.

Small petrol three-cylinder wins the VW Polo match

There are few thrills to be found in studying a log book with impressive fuel consumption figures, so it stands to reason that high-efficiency derivatives of popular cars are seldom well-received among motoring enthusiasts.

Ford's refreshed Focus kills the competition

Karma’s a bitch. Just ask Ford. You see, way back (OK, 20 years ago) the then head honcho of Ford Southern Africa, Jim Miller, decided to buy some market share.

Is the third generation BMW MINI as fun to drive as its predecessors? By Alison Westwood

After 14 years in production, BMW’s MINI has come of age. While it still looks remarkably similar to the old new MINI, it’s an entirely new car from the wheels up. Not a single body panel has been carried over and it has a new range of engines.

Driving our V40 is a bit like playing Atari in the 1980s

We know the V40 Cross Country is more of an embellished hatchback than, say, a talented off-roader like the Subaru XV. The Cross Country rides only slightly higher off the ground than the standard V40, but this does give it a marginally softer ride, which is perfect for gravel travel. So that’s what we did.

Mercedes-Benz wants a bigger piece of the premium-SUV cake

It was Bastille Day 2015. I was cruising through the lush green vineyards of the French Alsace region, flanked by the mighty Rhine. All was quiet on the western front. The only discernible movement was the multitude of Tricolour flags and table cloths on picnic tables, gently fluttering in the breeze.

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It's fair to say that economists all over the world are in awe of China's sustained economic growth. In the space of a few decades, this country has become a leader as far as manufacturing, exporting and purchasing goes, and with massive infrastructure developments taking place all over this vast region, there's clearly no sign of this growth spurt ending any time soon. 

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Following the successful introduction of the all-new KIA Sportage to the South African market late in 2016, KIA Motors South Africa is now expanding the local Sportage model range with seven new and or enhanced derivatives.

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The Navara landed in South Africa in March this year and is currently available exclusively with a 4x4 drive train, an SE or LE specification level and the choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox. All models are powered by Nissan’s new twin-turbo 2.3 turbo diesel engine with 140 kW and 450 Nm.

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