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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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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People’s Wheels Awards 2015 – Finalists Announced

The fourth annual Standard Bank People’s Wheels Awards are due to be held on Thursday, November 13, at the Montecasino Ballroom in Fourways, Johannesburg. Initiated by the Future Group in association with Standard Bank, research house TNS South Africa and media partner Sunday Times, the People’s Wheels Awards provide the automotive sector with a unique…

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The all-new Mazda6: Stunningly evolved functional design

  Mazda’s new flagship simply begs to be driven. Designed to operate as an extension of the driver,  it is the second manifestation of the ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design theme. The Mazda6 is destined to turn heads, drawing upon the sleek beauty of the Mazda TAKERI and Mazda SHINARI concept cars. And with…

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Third-generation Kia Sorento set for European premiere at Paris Motor Show 2014

The all-new Kia Sorento will make its European premiere in Paris today, exhibiting a unique blend of style, practicality and technology, which builds on the success of the outgoing model. The new’s SUV’s smoother, swept-back profile and deeply sculpted surfaces introduce a higher level of sophistication for the third-generation model, delivering a premium look and…

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40 years of Opel Safety

40 years ago: Opel Safety Vehicle masters impact speed of 65 km/h Kadett C designated ‘OSV 40’: impact protection, on-board warning systems, safety seats Astra today: ultra-modern assistance systems with camera, radar and sensors 02 OCTOBER 2014 – Rüsselsheim. “Don’t start without a seatbelt”, was the slogan of a campaign launched in Germany in 1974…

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South African Made Tyres Tread Deep

The continued increase of cheap tyres being ‘dumped’ from Far East Countries like China into South Africa through customs under-declarations, lack of service delivery, high electricity costs, increasing transport costs and the huge waste tyre fees have recently shed light on the challenges facing the five South African tyre manufactures*. There are also additional issues…

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