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Hyundai shines in Rallye Monte-Carlo

The Hyundai Motorsport podium account has been opened for this year’s FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) where Thierry Neuville and Martin Wydaeghe took the third spot in the Rallye Monte-Carlo. The Belgians got a move on in their first WRC crew event to advance into the podium posit...

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Ford Ranger Raptor benefits from standard General Grabber AT3

A tough and conquering pickup, the Ford Ranger Raptor not only has a uniquely designed suspension but it now also has high-quality General Grabber AT3 all-terrain tyre as standard.  “We are delighted that our General Grabber AT3 has been selected for 100-percent f...

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How trustworthy is your mechanic

-Trust your womanly intuition- As a woman, stepping into a man’s world and asking for repairs to be done on your vehicle, is quite daunting. They might take advantage of the fact that you are unfamiliar and uninformed about vehicles and mechanics....

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Volkswagen Group South Africa tops passenger vehicle market during the pandemic-hit in 2020

Johannesburg. Despite a year that was severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA), which consists of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles brands as well as Audi, ended 2020 as the passenger car market leader in South Africa. “2020 was a challenging year no...

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Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione

Strike with style It is not every day you get a vehicle that is built for pure pleasure, have superior finishes and is a load of fun to drive. In the extremely competitive motor market, you get your value for money vehicles, family vehicles, racy vehicles, SUV&...

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Motorist’s contribution to pedestrian safety

-Drive as if every child on the road were you own- You dread to answer the phone, only to hear that your child walking or even driving on a bike has been in an accident and is currently being treated for a broken leg or any other injury obtained. Pedest...

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Jaguar Land Rover retail sales continue to recover

Jaguar Land Rover marked the end of 2020 with a second successive quarter-on-quarter recovery in sales, despite the continuing impact of Covid-19.  Retail sales for the quarter ending 31 December 2020 were 128,469 vehicles, 13.1% higher than the 113,569 vehicles sold in...

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Lara Venter- Group Parts Wholesale Manager at BB Motor Group

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New driving laws to be implemented this year

It is expected that the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act and the new demerit system will be brought into practice this year. The Aarto Act assures that the penalty is paid and points are accumulated when a traffic violation was committed while the demerit is aimed more at vehicle owners. According to the Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, a national roll-out is due for the 1...

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All-new Sorento wins ‘Large SUV of the year’ at 2021 What Car? Car of the Year awards

Kia’s flagship SUV, the all-new Sorento, has made a strong start to the year, being named ‘Large SUV of the Year’ at the 2021 What Car? Car of the Year Awards. Up against worthy competition in the Large SUV category, the What Car? judging panel chose the Sorento for its impressive fuel economy, dr...

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Ford Figo 1.5 Titanium

Fi-go, go GO! The youngest to the Ford family, the Figo, is a great vehicle for it falls in an attractive market segment. The good thing about this (for the buyer) is that the Figo offers a different option to this highly competitive market which means that the...

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A shocking 29.1% plummet of new vehicle sales since 2019

We have all seen and felt the devastating impact of Covid-19, especially for those in the motoring industry. When looking at the figures we see a drastic fall of 29.1% vehicle units being sold monthly in SA in 2020, a total of 536,612 vehicle units were sold on a monthly basis sales in 2019. This news, however, doe...

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Toyota Hiace and Quantum models upgraded

Upgraded Driver Guard for Hiace Ses’fikile South Africa’s most-loved people mover has received an upgrade in response to the prevailing Covid-19 operating conditions. In support of the local taxi industry and ensuring the safety of both drivers and commuters...

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Tracker introduces Tracker CareGuard powered by Aura

A world first, WhatsApp-based rapid mobile armed response service ...

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Dangers of driving with your handbrake up

-a small habit can have a big implication- Picture this: you’re cruising down the highway, blasting music, hair flailing through the open window and you’re ‘living’ in the moment’ when it catches your eye – that little red light that’s shining on your dashb...

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Toyota records its highest LCV market share in history

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) registered its highest ever LCV market share in 2020 (41.9% – courtesy of the marque’s segment stalwarts, Hilux and Hiace). In December alone, Toyota recorded a market share of 45.7% in the Light Commercial Vehicle segment – which translates to 4 939 out of the 10 161 vehicles sold by the company last month. As many as 3 233 Hilux and 1 221 Hiace models found ...

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Kia Grand Sedona EX PLUS 8-Seater

The Grandest people mover Kia’s people mover, the Grand Sedona, was first presented as the Carnival back in 1999 and is a great alternative to larger SUV’s for families who require a bit more space. Although, in my opinion, it leans a bit more to th...

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A seven month grace period on licences announced by the Minister of Transport

Good news was given to motorists in South Africa when the Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, announced on the 3rd of December that a further seven month grace period is given to all learners licences, driving licences, temporary driving licences and professional driving permits that have expired from the 26 March 2020 up until the 31 of December 2020. These will still be valid until the 31 August 2021. ...

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Kia unveils new logo and global brand slogan to flare up its bold transformation for the future

Kia has revealed its new corporate logo and global brand slogan that signify the automaker’s bold transformation and all-new brand purpose. The introduction of the new logo represents Kia’s ambitions to establish a leadership position in the future mobility industry by revamping nearly all facets of its business. ...

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Third consecutive stage win for Al-Attiyah/Baumel on stage 4

Stage 4 of Dakar 2021 saw TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel record their third consecutive stage win, when they brought their Toyota Hilux home in the fastest time on the route between Wadi Ad-Dawasir and the Saudi capital of Riyadh. The pair were kept honest by Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings, who were third on the stage – and have now moved up into fifth place in...

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Isuzu Arctic 4X4 A/T Double Cab

The cold conqueror Bakkies… oh how we love those in South Africa, so much so that they have become part of our culture. We all know that culture influences style and so it would be obvious that bakkies would eventually become a fashion statement. The Is...

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VW Golf 7 TSI Comfortline M/T

Get-away in the Golf The VW Golf is probably as well known as the Beetles were in the sixties. Speaking of beetles… the VW was set out to replace the infamous VW. With more than 30-million units manufactured from its launch in 1974 until 2013, the Golf n...

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Low or dying battery and what to do

-In the heart of your vehicle- Driving just as you usually would when you stop for five minutes to run into the supermarket to buy yourself a much-needed snack, the moment you climb back into your vehicle it doesn’t want to start, like at all. If...

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TOYOTA GAZOO celebrates Al-Attiyah that wins again; Lategan shines on stage 3

A second consecutive stage win for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel gave the team plenty to cheer about on Stage 3 of Dakar 2021. But then Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings added to the joy by posting the second-fastest time on the looped stage t...

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Mini Cooper S Hatch

The little engine that did With a fun and an unconventional design angle, the Mini Cooper offers something different from the norm, this makes it a niche vehicle in South Africa. Being said it’s also pricier than your average vehicle. Then again if you ar...

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How to change a tyre

-Be hands-on and do it like a professional-   Driving to the supermarket when you turn around the corner and do not see the pothole, before you know it you hit it and you’re left with a flat tyre and to top it up your phone doesn’t have reception so you can’t even phone your hubby to assist. We from Women-Torque e...

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Jaguar Racing unveils I-TYPE 5 race car ahead of new Formula E campaign

Jaguar Racing has revealed its brand-new electric race car, the Jaguar I-TYPE 5, in a virtual launch 50 days before season seven of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. ...

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Audi RS5 Coupe Quattro

For those who prefer to thrive on adrenaline What a vehicle! The Audi RS5 is, in layman’s terms, a hot ride. With an impressive record when it comes to manufacturing performance coupes, Audi knew that they would be heading straight to success when introdu...

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What is ABS

-A crucial safety feature for you and your family- Speeding down the highway on your way to work and trying to make it on time when another vehicle pushes right in ...

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Survival on opening stage of DAKAR 2021 top priority for TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

The opening stage of Dakar 2021 turned out to be a stern test, especially for the crews at the head of the field. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel was the first car into Stage 1, having won the prologue near Jeddah on January 2nd. The pair found their p...

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Anri Phaal Carney - Sales Marketing Manager at Seriti Solutions

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Suzuki Ciaz GLX

Comprehensive and comfortable There are a few theories regarding the Suzuki Ciaz’s name- some say it’s an acronym for Comfort, Intelligence, Attitude and Zeal others speculate that it stands for City from A to Z. No matter the origin, the Ciaz is w...

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Differentiate between a good quality vs low-quality tracking system

-The good and the bad- ...

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Rafael Nadal and KIA Motors team up to inspire children during the pandemic

KIA Motors Corporation helped bring together its global brand ambassador, Rafael Nadal, with five children from the Rafa Nadal Foundation in Spain for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet their hero virtually. ...

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Women-Torque’s exciting year end function on the 11th December

As 2020 draws to a close we have already begun to plan for 2021 and find ourselves reflecting on 2020 and so irrespective of the damaging after effects of Covid-19 our team decided to have a small get-together at our offices based in Birch Acres, Kempton Park, in...

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Low or dying battery and what to do

-In the heart of your vehicle- Driving just as you usually would when you stop for five minutes to run into the supermarket to buy yourself a much-needed snack, the moment you climb back into your vehicle it doesn’t want to start, like at all. If only you could have prevented yourself from being i...

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio elected as "Sportscar of the Year”

There were more candidates in no other class in the election of the "Sportscar of the Year" by the specialist magazine AUTO BILD SPORTSCARS. A total of 24 candidates competed in the "Sedans and station wagons / Serial cars". And the winner is: the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio....

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Lurika Schubert - Owner of Atterbury Motors

Who is Lurika' Lurika is, as most people who know her personally, a natural caregiver and in every sense of the word a warm-hearted and successful woman. She is selfless and, despite all of her achievements, she rar...

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Repairing and replacing your rear windscreen

-Looking back and going forward- If you don’t know much about the rear windscreen in your vehicle, other than the fact that it provides visibility and protection from ev...

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Hyundai Santa Fe R2.2 Elite 8AT4

A gift on the road Hyundai has become famous for their value for money, larger family vehicles. So much so that I’m inclined to say that the Korean manufactures have become almost synonymous with affordability and quality. One of the vehicles that have ai...

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Five-star Euro NCAP safety rating for new KIA Sorento

The new KIA KIA Sorento SUV has been awared the highest-possible safety rating by Euro NCAP. The entire Sorento line-up, including the upcoming Plug-in Hybrid, achieved the maximum five-star rating from Europe’s leading independent safety testing organisation.  ...

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How to polish your vehicle

-Shine bright on South African roads- ...

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Toyota financial services appoints Thabo Manaka as its new CEO

Toyota Financial Services South Africa (TFSSA) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Thabo Manaka as its Chief Executive Officer, effective from 01 January 2021. Manaka is succeeding Marius Burger who is retiring at the end of the year, after 7 years at the helm. ...

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Liezel Smith Coetzee- Chief Operating Officer at Seriti Solutions

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How to get better fuel efficiency

-Drive more and pay less-  Fuel prices fluctuate more than the waves of the ocean. Everyone wants to save some money instead of paying an unnecessary amount of the hefty petrol price. Petrol prices in South Africa are unpredictable and highly expensive. Fuel is a necessity as transport becomes more demanding in today’s lifetime. That is why t...

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Ford Ranger Thunder 2.0 BiT 4x4 Thunder Hi-Rider

Ride the storm New to South African roads the Ford Ranger Thunder is still in early stages of trial but if you look at sales figures and just keep an eye out at in the parking lot, you will notice how popular it has become in such a short amount of time. It&rsq...

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Bryan Habana and Land Rover support Red Cross in Coronavirus pandemic

Rugby legend and Land Rover Ambassador Bryan Habana has visited a British Red Cross centre in London to thank staff and volunteers for their work during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

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What is aquaplaning and what to do?

-Do not let your vehicle control you, stay in control your vehicle- You are busy driving to work and listening to the news on the radio in the background, your mind is a m...

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A decade of innovation – the LEAF’s incredible journey

How Nissan’s ever-evolving electric car spearheaded the world’s transition to sustainable mobility ...

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What qualifies you to claim from the Road Accident Fund

-do you or a loved one tick all the boxes needed- The Road Accident Fund (RAF) was established to offer financial compensation to any South African who have obtained serious injury or death caused on the roads of South-Africa. This has a negative impac...

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