Severe damages and injuries from weekend storm in Estcourt

KZN EMS paramedics and emergency officials responded to several areas in the Estcourt area, including the Phangweni, Rensberg and Loskop areas, which had been lashed by a severe thunder storm. Several people were injured in the storm and buildings were damaged. In the Phangweni area lighting stuck a thatch roof house. A lady and four…

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Honda Mobilio putting the zest back into family motoring

Hugely versatile, spacious MPV boosts Honda model offering in SA Stylish, streamlined shape remains true to Honda’s high-tech character Full seven-seater interior offers space and high comfort levels Value-added pricing ensures high degree of affordability Honda will be putting a smile on the face of young families when it launches the all-new Mobilio multi-purpose vehicle…

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Toyota SA launches new Etios Sport

Toyota SA today announced the introduction of a striking new limited edition version of its best-selling Etios hatch, the Etios Sport. Featuring a comprehensive aero kit comprising a front spoiler, body-coloured side skirts, rear bumper spoiler, roof spoiler and distinctive badging, this special model is designed to appeal to a young, sporty audience. 15-inch alloys…

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Castrol Team Toyota in four-way title fight in Polokwane

The penultimate round of the 2014 South African National Rally Championship, the Polokwane Motor Rally, takes place on October 17 and 18 – and with four crews vying for the championship title, it is sure to be a spectacular battle. Castrol Team Toyota’s Leeroy Poulter and navigator Elvéne Coetzee currently lead the title chase by…

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Who should swerve and to where to avoid the head-on crash in the same lane?

This is not an easy question to answer. We referred this rather interesting question to well-known crash reconstructionist Stan Bezuidenhout and would like to share his response! Question: “Watching vehicles overtake in places they should not made me think about the following: 1. If I’m in my lane and faced a vehicle head-on – 1a. which…

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Volvo Cars reveals 330 kW High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept

  Triple Boost Technology takes Volvo’s four-cylinder Drive-E Powertrain petrol engine to 330 kW (450 BHP) Following the successful introduction of Volvo’s Drive-E Powertrain range in 2013, Volvo’s powertrain team once again demonstrates its technological leadership in emissions-reducing turbo technology. “When we launched the Drive-E powertrain family, our aim was to deliver the most advanced…

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Protect your family with a roadworthy vehicle this holiday season

With spring having arrived and the end of the year in sight, many families will already be thinking about annual holidays and getting planning underway. Those with a plan will also be thinking about the way they will get to their holiday destinations and about the family car that will get them there safely. One…

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Trio Crime Statistics Rock South Africa

While the release of South Africa’s crime statistics for April 2013 to March 2014 by the National police commissioner caused heated debate from many political and private sector spokespeople, there is no denying the fact that South Africans have many reasons to be concerned about their safety and security. Carjacking has shown a 12.3% increase…

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5 Questions which show why choosing car hire cover makes good sense

If you depend on your car on a daily basis, you may find yourself in a dilemma should it need to go to the panel beater for repairs after an accident. Insurance companies understand the inconvenience that comes with not having your car for a period of time and the high costs of hiring one…

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Kia awarded three design prizes at 2014 Paris Motor Show

Kia Motors was among the biggest winners at the Automotive Brand Contest 2014, an annual international design competition run by the German Design Council for automotive brands. The independent jury for the awards picked Kia as the winner in three categories. The Kia design team, led by Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Designer of Kia…

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