All-new ST performance model joins Focus line-up Developed by Ford TeamRS – by enthusiasts for enthusiasts Turbocharged Duratec ST, 166kW 2.5-litre 5-cylinder engine Gutsy 320 Nm of torque from 1600 rpm right through to 4000 rpm Exceptional handling attributes and outstanding road holding Focus ST is agile, fast, powerful, but still practical for everyday driving
A NEW CHAPTER IN THE FORD PERFORMANCE ANOLOGUES Following in the footsteps of past sporting vehicles from Ford is a challenging task. After all, there is no denying Ford’s unparalleled heritage in this area, which means so much to so many generations of car enthusiasts and motorsport fans.
The new Fiat Grande Punto is the best-selling car in Western Europe. For the first time in almost 10 years, an Italian car was able to achieve this result. Last month’s West European sales figures show that the Punto (original and Grande) was not only the leading seller in the B-segment, but also in the […]
Lexus dominated the segment rankings in the recent JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) in the United States. Lexus models came top in four segments, including the GS300/GS430 (midsize premium car), LS430 (large premium car), SC430 (premium sporty car) and GX470 (midsize premium SUV). Lexus was also the most dependable nameplate in the survey, with […]
The arrival of Opel’s exciting Astra OPC has redefined the concept of the Sports Hatch in South Africa. An impressive list of figures set the scene: 177 kW and 320 Nm from the 2-litre turbo engine. 0-100 km/h in just 6,4 seconds. Top speed of 244 km/h (just below the 250 km/h gentleman’s agreement for […]
And our South African representative is… Today, the final day of the 2006 Land Rover G4 International Selections, has been much anticipated by each of the 54 candidates. They have spent 5-days on the Eastnor Estate, near Ledbury, in sub-zero temperatures, undergoing skills training and assessments.
Third consecutive series win for Rio (SEOUL) February 3, 2006 — Kia Rio driver, Yvan Muller, has taken sufficient points in the final round of what is regarded as the World Championship for the unique motorsport of ice racing, the Andros Trophy, to beat former F1 Grand Prix World Champion Alain Prost and win the […]
When the Matrix was introduced into the South African market for the first time, this MPV (Multi-purpose vehicle) offered a combination of high value and good specification, in a stylish, class-leading package. Today, the new-look 1.6 Matrix offers Hyundai drivers so much more…
World premiere of Carnival MPV, hatchback concept and 2006 Sorento SUV (SEOUL) February 2, 2006 — Kia Motors Corporation will reveal three exciting new vehicles when the 76th Salon de l’Automobiles, one of Europe’s most prestigious motor shows, opens at the end of this month in Geneva, Switzerland.
54,834 Kia vehicles sold overseas in January Sales in Europe, general market, and North America post 13.8%, 4.3% and 2.2% year-on-year growth, respectively, in January (SEOUL) February 1, 2006 — Kia Motors Corporation announced today that its overseas retail sales of passenger cars and light trucks in January 2006 recorded 54,834 units, representing a 7.1% […]