<p>Named after a warm, Mediterranean wind that can change from a mild breeze to a tempest in an instant, it is billed by the Italian automaker as a turning point in its 104-year history. </p>
<p>Starting with the 911 Carrera GTS, with rear wheel-drive, and the 4 GTS (both available in coupé or cabriolet configuration), the new range is spearheaded by the stunning 911 Targa 4 GTS.</p>
<p>The sole diesel engine on offer is the 2.0 TDI. Available with S tronic transmission only, this derivative will also become available in May 2017.</p>
<p>When Lexus first showed the LF-LC concept at the North American Auto Show in Detroit in 2012, Toyota Chairman and family scion, Akio Toyoda, vowed that Lexus would never build another boring car again. </p>

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THE ADVANTAGES OF OUTSOURCING YOUR FLEET

Often only companies with quite sophisticated financial and operational systems are able to analyse and produce such figures. Smaller companies, where the role of fleet manager is often given as a sideline function to a general staff or office manager, very seldom have the inclination to make a proper comparison.

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HYUNDAI CRETA

The range-topping turbodiesel Creta fares slightly better against the likes of the Nissan Qashqai 1.6dCi Acenta auto, delivering only 2 kW less power, although, at 260 Nm of torque, it cannot outgun the Qashqai’s 320 Nm.

VOLVO V60 ROAD TRIP

ROAD TRIP FOR TWO WITH THE VOLVO V40 CROSS COUNTRY

Volvo claims a zero to 100 km/h sprint time of 6.1 seconds and, despite the added weight of the four-wheel drive system, the V40 handles with enough composure and feels steadfast through even the tightest of corners at speed.

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OPEL ASTRA WINS SA COTY AWARD

It also picked up the 2015 SAFETYBEST Award and the 2015 Golden Steering Wheel Award.

ROAD SAFETY

FIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF A DEFENSIVE DRIVER

Good drivers use common sense, knowledge and self-discipline to make wise decisions quickly. They avoid taking risks and keep their emotions in check thereby avoiding road rage.

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MITSUBISHI TRITON

In South Africa, bakkies are big business. We tend to look at the competence of any new bakkie through the skewed lens of its sales figures against the figures of the ‘Big Three’ from Toyota, Ford, and Isuzu. But, is this a fair measure of what makes for a great bakkie?

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THE ORIGIN OF LEXUS

Code-named F1 for “Flagship One”, the first Lexus vehicle was originally intended to expand Toyota’s product line in the premium segment.

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CAR MARKET IMPROVES (SLIGHTLY)

Toyota’s achievements are owed to the Corolla / Auris / Quest with 2,628 sales, Hilux with 2,398 (runner-up to the Ford Ranger), Etios with 2,302 sales, and Fortuner which continues to impress with 1,233 units sold.

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WIND OF CHANGE: MASERATI LEVANTE

Named after a warm, Mediterranean wind that can change from a mild breeze to a tempest in an instant, it is billed by the Italian automaker as a turning point in its 104-year history.

Porsche 911

PORSCHE 911 GTS

Starting with the 911 Carrera GTS, with rear wheel-drive, and the 4 GTS (both available in coupé or cabriolet configuration), the new range is spearheaded by the stunning 911 Targa 4 GTS.

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