Motoring

By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mercedes-Benz South Africa has recalled 13 159 cars sold and manufactured between 2006 and 2019 due to possible brake failure concerns as a result of rusting on the housing joining points. This occurs when the rubber sleeve over the brake booster housing stores moisture, after a long…
Motoring Reporter. German carmaker Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly one million older vehicles worldwide due to a potential problem with the braking system, the federal transport authority (KBA) said. The KBA said in a statement dated June 1 and reported late Saturday in German media that the recall affected cars built…
By Antony Sguazzin. (Bloomberg) - South Africa risks losing the bulk of its automotive exports unless the government implements policies to create an electric-vehicle manufacturing industry, according to Nissan Motor's Africa head. Europe is the destination for about two-thirds of car exports from South Africa, which earned R202 billion ($14…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Land Rover has announced pricing for the new Range Rover which will be officially launched in South Africa midway through 2022. The fifth-generation Range Rover will be available with four, five or seven-seat interiors together with Standard and Long Wheelbase body designs. The new luxury SUV will…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Is this the new 2021 Nissan Navara? (Nissan brochure). January has provided some good news for motorists in South Africa with across-the-board reductions in fuel prices, introduced earlier this week. The price of petrol dropped by between 68 and 71 cents a litre, with diesel down by…
Staff Reporter. French motoring company Peugeot, owned by Stellantis, which also owns Citroën, Fiat, and Jeep, has unveiled its pick-up – the Peugeot LandTrek – to go on sale on the South African market. The 1.9-litre turbodiesel develops 110kW thanks to a variable turbine geometry with 16 valves. With a…
Staff Reporter. South Africa’s major export car markets such as the UK and Europe will no longer allow the importation of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles by 2030, which means there is an urgent need for added investment to shift to electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing in South Africa, says Simon…
Staff Reporter. Ford has launched a new Special Edition Ranger Raptor model in South Africa, which is being produced in limited numbers to ensure exclusivity. The new Ranger Raptor includes the addition of several functional and styling enhancements – from eye-catching decals and red accents to the fitment of the…
Staff Reporter. The new Rav4 Hybrid (left) and Corolla Hybrid. Picture: Supplied. Japanese automaker Toyota has launched hybrid variants of two of its most popular passenger cars in South Africa – Corolla and RAV4. "Both Corolla and RAV4 Hybrid are a first for South Africa, and combine all the virtues…
Staff Reporter. The concept EQG stays close to conventional models through its angular looks and prolific terrain-taming ability. Picture: Supplied. The electric version of Mercedes-Benz’s G-Class looks set to be built in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s alpine hometown. On Sunday, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its EQG prototype, an all-electric version of the automaker’s utilitarian…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In these tough economic times, South African car buyers are desperate to find good value, which is generating increased demand for quality, well-priced vehicles in the used car market. Leading motoring platform Cars.co.za indicates that low-mileage vehicles priced at just under R290,000, which were first registered between…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. New data from AutoTrader shows that the average price of a used vehicle in the first half of 2021 was R389,145 with an average mileage of 77,830 km. The data is taken from the group’s 2021 AutoTrader Mid-Year Industry Report, which provides precise data when it comes…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. German carmaker Volkswagen says it will launch its new Polo model in South Africa in early 2022. Announced globally on Thursday (22 April), Volkswagen said that the new model will be available in three different configurations including a Life, Style and R-Line versions. Volkswagen added that the…