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Lexus introduces RX 450h+ plug-in hybrid to South Africa

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Lexus unveils its latest offering in the South African market: the RX 450h+ Plug-In Hybrid. Adding to its RX lineup, Lexus aims to provide a blend of efficiency, performance, and luxury. To its credit, Lexus was the first luxury brand to introduce a hybrid in what we can call the BMW X5 class. With the plug-in RX 450h+, Lexus finally...

Liva Z5 Plus Mini PC – Snap Review

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Mini PCs are becoming increasingly popular, making the Liva Z5 Plus an interesting option that brings power and versatility to homes and businesses. Mini PCs are only getting better, helping those looking for a smaller, more affordable computing solution. Small but potent Measuring in at around the size of a small media box, the Liva Z5 Plus features some punchy specs under...

Soopa Skin fits the bill with nature’s oldest disinfectant

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Soopa Skin is a new skincare range that fits the all-natural vibe that resonates with so many consumers. Here’s what you need to know about it. The latest research from market intelligence agency Mintel reveals that 73 percent of beauty product consumers are willing to pay more for a personal-care item that contains all-natural, ingredients. Hand in hand with this preference goes a desire to use ethically sourced, easily absorbed, “organic” products with transparent supply chains. Enter Soopa...

Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 AMG Line – Review

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A journey from Hermanus to Albertinia proved a tough test for the Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 AMG Line, mainly because the driver failed to plan. Motorists aren’t the only ones who find the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) hard – in theory or in practice. Carmakers with a history of manufacturing petrol and diesel engines are in a life-or-death struggle to adapt to...

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N is 2024’s World Performance Car

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Hyundai Motor Company extends its winning streak at the annual World Car Awards, securing the World Performance Car title for the IONIQ 5 N. This marks the company’s seventh award win in the program’s 20-year history. The IONIQ 5 N follows a string of victories for Hyundai’s electric vehicle (EV) lineup. In 2023, the IONIQ 6 achieved a triple win...

Ford says these gravel routes must be on your bucket list

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The World Wildlife Fund ranks South Africa as the world’s third most biodiverse country. Whichever direction you travel, inspiring landscapes and kingdoms of fauna and flora await.With such an abundance of fantastic nature and driving routes, creating an itinerary can be daunting. Some proven South African adventure drives are world-renowned, while others are considered local knowledge.Some of South Africa’s...

Asics Gel Nimbus 26 descends from heaven

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There’s no doubt that Asics has a stronghold on the running market, and the gateway to Asics’ superb product line is the Gel-Nimbus series. The Nimbus 26 is a stellar shoe that continues the long-running championship pedigree of the brand (pun intended). Asics is known to go with what works, rather than trying to be radical with every new iteration...

Isuzu mu-X 1.9TD LS 4×2 auto – Review

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For many years, the Isuzu mu-X was only available with a three-litre, turbo-diesel engine. Recently, its manufacturer introduced a more affordable version, which uses the 1,9-litre engine. Does it hit the mark? We tested it over 3 000 km. To properly test this new, 1,9-litre mu-X, we took it on a long excursion, driving it from Cape Town to Pretoria...

Motul introduce Bike Care range to South Africa

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A local distributor of high-quality bicycle brands, Rush Sports, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with the lubricant manufacturer Motul.  Motul is a French company with over 170 years of experience in the formulation and production of engine lubricants. In 1971, Motul was the first lubricant manufacturer to formulate a fully synthetic lubricant. Recently, it cast its net wider and now makes products for...

Is this Kia the best family car in SA?

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The Kia Sportage 1.6CRDi EX came out on top in the ‘Family Car’ category of the 2024 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards. Is it really that good? The only diesel-powered finalist in its category, the Sportage 1.6CRDi EX (R709 995) triumphed over the Chery Tiggo8 Pro Max 2.0TGDi 390 Executive (R669 900) and the Haval H6 1.5T HEV Ultra Luxury (R679 950), the...