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NEW 2007 DEFENDER OVERVIEW

Iconic Defender gets thorough makeover How does one improve on a legend? That was the task facing Land Rover engineers when they received the green light to produce what has since become known as the New Defender.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday October 5, 2007

NEW 2007 DEFENDER Birth of a legend

In the latter half of the 1940s, a post-war Britain was struggling. Burdened with massive loans needed to rebuild its industry, infrastructure and housing, the domestic market had to be sacrificed to concentrate on exports with vital foreign exchange earnings potential.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday October 5, 2007

NEW 2007 DEFENDER All new from the inside out

The Land Rover Defender can trace its heritage back to almost 60 years of ongoing development. But the list of improvements introduced in the New 2007 Defender represents the single most comprehensive re-engineering project of the stalwart vehicle to date.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday October 5, 2007

DESIGN: EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR

Mixing the new with the familiar The function-driven, instantly recognisable shape and personality of the Land Rover’s Defender has evolved over almost six decades of development – and thus, the essential silhouette and character of the New 2007 Defender remain virtually unchanged.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday October 5, 2007

NEW 2007 DEFENDER

INTERVIEW: ANDREW DANIEL, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF LAND ROVER SA The quintessential Land Rover quintessentially improved For Andrew Daniel, Managing Director of Land Rover South Africa, the arrival of the New 2007 Defender heralds the return of the Defender to the top of the serious 4×4 table.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday October 5, 2007

SEPTEMBER 2007 NAAMSA RETAIL SALES

FORD MOTOR COMPANY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA’S RESPONSE New vehicle sales continued to decline in September with Naamsa reporting a 12% decrease over the corresponding month of 2006. Total industry sales for September were calculated at 55 733 (including AMH sales), this equates to nearly a 14% decline over the previous month. Passenger sales represented the […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday October 2, 2007

Land Rover THE BEST 4×4 by Far

Gaydon, Warwickshire, 28 September 2007 – Land Rover has swept the board in 4×4 magazine’s 4×4 of the Year awards 2008, winning 3 out of the 8 categories and the overall title of 4×4 of the Year for the new and improved Defender.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday October 1, 2007

CADILLAC STS TO JOIN BLS AND SRX IN SOUTH AFRICAN RANGE

The Cadillac STS, now confirmed for release in South Africa towards the end of the year, will be the flagship of the local Cadillac range. This large luxury sedan is based on GM’s acclaimed rear wheel drive Sigma architecture. The STS is the product of unwavering attention to detail, resulting in refined performance, sophisticated luxury, […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday September 18, 2007

FORD IKON

POWERTRAIN The Ford Ikon range includes a line-up of modern dependable powertrains offering responsive performance, refined drivability and low levels of fuel consumption, thus meeting Ford’s objectives of delivering real value to the small car customer. The range consists of two double-overhead cam 16 valve petrol engines; a 1.-4-litre petrol unit as well as a […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday September 13, 2007

ALL NEW FORD IKON UNVEILED IN SA

The all new Ford Ikon has arrived on local shores. Sporting three engine options – namely a 1.4-litre petrol, 1.6-litre petrol and 1.4-litre turbo diesel. The Ikon is geared towards dependability, affordability and overall low running costs. All this comes at no sacrifice to space, practicality and interior comfort. The Ford Ikon established itself as […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday September 13, 2007

Volvo Cars launches Alcoguard to reduce alcohol-related road accidents

Fuel-cell technology – accurate and reliable Integrated solution for increased user-friendliness Sales start in early 2008 Volvo Cars has launched an innovative feature, Alcoguard, aimed at helping to reduce the number of road accidents caused by drink-driving. Alcoguard is a fully integrated in-car alcolock that utilises advanced fuel-cell technology, a solution that is both user-friendly […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday September 11, 2007

KRUGER INCHES CLOSER TO THE 2007 FORMULA FORD TITLE

Jayde Kruger (WAP Alto) increased his points tally at Kyalami Grand Prix circuit this weekend taking overall victory in the Formula Ford class. Kruger who leads the championship standings made no mistakes to take the day’s two victories. Championship rival Leslie Reynolds (Investchem) now looks unlikely to catch the hard charging Kruger. Reynolds put in […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday September 11, 2007

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