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Jeep chose the Geneva Motor Show to debut two new plug-in hybrid models. Jeep's new hybrids are based on the recently-facelifted Renegade and all-new Compass. The electric units work in synergy with the new 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine. The electric range is around 50km, with a top speed of 130km/h. In the Renegade [...]
Tue, Mar 05, 2019
Leisure Wheels
BMW is expanding its plug-in hybrid drive portfolio with the X3 xDrive 30e and X5 xDrive45e. The plug-in hybrid system in the BMW X3 xDrive30e consists of a 4-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and an electric motor. Both drive units put their power on the road via an [...]
Tue, Mar 05, 2019
Leisure Wheels
Mazda recently took the covers off the second model in its new-generation line-up. It's called the CX-30 and it's a crossover that Mazda says combines the bold proportions of an SUV with elegant styling that embodies Mazda's Kodo design language. Mazda also says it has a user-friendly packaging and a cabin that [...]
Tue, Mar 05, 2019
Leisure Wheels
Mercedes-Benz is using the Geneva Motor Show to debut what it's calling the world's first battery-electric people mover. It's called the Concept EQV and the series production model will only be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show later in the year. It's obviously based on the V-Class, but that's where the similarities [...]
Tue, Mar 05, 2019
Leisure Wheels
velar
Ralph Waldo Emerson was once quoted as saying, “Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art,” and the Velar is certainly a thing of beauty. Capitalising on the striking allure of this new offering the brilliant minds at Land Rover decided that such a unique piece of art [...]
Thu, Mar 08, 2018
Land Rover Africa Magazine
Old Series Land Rovers are incredibly versatile vehicles. Just ask Mel Henderson and her Nelly. Nelly, the 1977 Series 3, has been topless, worn a bikini top, and had her sliding door-top windows on and off with both those options. Now she is proudly showing off her ‘new' hardtop canopy, [...]
Wed, Feb 07, 2018
Land Rover Africa Magazine