When the dramatic and sweeping lines of the Lexus LF-LC concept took the auto design world by storm in 2012 many had probably wondered if such a mesmerising luxury coupe would ever come to life. The reality is that Lexus has now implanted a throbbing 5-litre V8 motor in the LF-LC coupe to give it life. The Lexus LC 500 made its global debut at the 2016 Detroit Motor on Monday (11 January 2016).

Ask any driving enthusiast about their image of heaven, and the description will very likely include a mountain road and a nimble, athletic car of sorts. Just imagine carving corners through Mpumalanga’s Robber’s Pass in something like a Ford Fiesta ST or a Subaru STI, the squeal of tortured rubber competing with the roar of the engine: car and driver become one machine, arguing with the laws of physics. Heavenly indeed, but for most of us, a mere pipe dream. 

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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. 


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.



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.