Boosted Nios will be joined by the facelift Creta that is set to arrive on South African shores soon.
The free-breathing flat-six displaces 4.0-litres and produces 294kW/418Nm, directed to the rear wheels via  six-speed manual gearbox.
G400d replaces the long since discontinued G350 BlueTEC of the previous generation G and also eschews the 3.0-litre V6 oil-burner for a similarly sized straight-six that punches out 243kW/700Nm.
“There’s definitely room above Sorento, or even beside a Sorento in a ladder-frame form”.
SL will allegedly revert back to a soft-top roof in order to reduce weight.
Not expected to be carried over into the final product though are the shaved, pop-out door handles and the oversized alloy wheels.

Motoring News Facelift Toyota Hilux makes spy shot debut

Hilux will receive a new grille, redesigned head-and-taillights and on the inside, the expected same upgraded materials and infotainment system.

Motoring News Downsized turbo power mulled for next Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ

Engine in question is rumoured to be the new 1.8-litre “lean-burn” turbocharged flat-four that will debut in the Japanese market Levorg later this year.

Motoring News Hyundai puts a price on new Aura

For now, sales of the Aura, like the Xcent, are limited to India.

Motoring News BMW design boss brands revived 6 Series as 911 rival “a nice idea”

6 Series would most likely have ride on the same platform as the Toyota Supra, the decision was eventually overturned.

Motoring News Suzuki Jimny facing new European emissions regulations axe

Current outputs of 154 g/km for the five-speed manual model and 170 g/km for the four-speed automatic will make it difficult for Suzuki to bring its emissions below or close to the set mark.

Motoring News Alfa Romeo’s 110th birthday bash could see revived GTA and production Tonale

GTA will slot-in above the current range-topping Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde (QV), and reportedly produce in the region of 620 horsepower or 463 kW.

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A slower but safer shelf-shifting (Datsun) Go

Motoring News A slower but safer shelf-shifting (Datsun) Go

The automatic Datsun Go will appeal to people who do not wish to put a lot of effort and skill into endeavours behind the steering wheel.

Motoring News Mitsubishi barred from using Absolute moniker for planned Raptor-rivalling Triton

Failed submission comes as a result of the Absolute name belonging to Absolute Batteries based in the Queensland city of Toowoomba.

Motoring News Three-pedal Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDI added Down Under

Manual retains the 3.0-litre bent-six oil-burner that produces 165 kW or 180 kW on overboost, but with torque reduced from 550 Nm or 580 Nm on overboost to 500 Nm.

Motoring News Leaked product slide reveals alleged outputs of hot Volkswagen Golf models

GTI will produce 180 kW while the TCR will keep hold of its name and receive a power bump from the Mk 7.5’s 213 kW to 221 kW.

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Automatic gearbox uplifts Mahindra Pik-Up’s appeal

Motoring News Automatic gearbox uplifts Mahindra Pik-Up’s appeal

Love or hate the styling, no other bakkie in South Africa looks like it.

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Real-deal Ford Ranger Raptor has the claws to grip

Motoring News Real-deal Ford Ranger Raptor has the claws to grip

Accessories of choice centre around Raptor-ising the Ranger – and by this I mean you add a bunch of stickers and some body trim. But they are not Ford Raptors.

Motoring News Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban transformed into plusher GMC Yukon/Yukon XL

AT4 comes with a model specific front facia, a low range transfer case, unique 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Goodyear all-terrain tyres, front and rear skidplates, a four-corner Air Ride Adaptive Air Suspension system.

Motoring News New Honda Vezel (HR-V) debuting with novel platform in December

HR-V will become the first model to make use of the simply titled Honda Architecture.




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