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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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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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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