Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes claim Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage win

South Africa’s Yellow Jersey wearers, Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes (SCOTT Factory Racing) claimed a second consecutive stage win when they outsprinted a small lead group on Stage 3 of the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race on Wednesday. Second place went to the German Team Bulls pair of Tim Bohme and…

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Toyota Hybrid: Seven million and counting

Toyota has posted an impressive global milestone with confirmation it has sold its seven-millionth hybrid vehicle, further entrenching the Japanese automaker as the world’s favourite car brand. Noteworthy is the pace at which Toyota’s worldwide hybrid vehicle sales continue to accelerate – the latest million-unit-sales record was achieved in a staggering nine months. As at…

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Smarter execution for Suzuki’s Grand Vitara Summit

Exterior update creates fresher appearance Upgraded interior employs upmarket finishes Tried and tested mechanical underpinnings remain unchanged Suzuki Auto South Africa has upgraded the Summit version of its popular Grand Vitara compact SUV. Instantly recognisable is the updated grille, now finished in dark silver, while the roof rails are now finished in silver. The 18-inch…

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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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