So what exactly differentiates one car from another and what puts a vehicle way up the list making it a top seller? The answer is simple, really. A long production run and success across the globe will put a car right at the top of any list. Yet cars for sale today are so advanced that it is difficult to put one above the other, although over the past couple of decades there has been a distinct differentiator. Read more…
With the new A-Class, Mercedes-Benz is opening up a new chapter in the compact segment: markedly emotive in design, with powerful engines ranging from 80 kW to 155 kW, extremely efficient with emissions from just 98 g of CO2/km and a best-in-class drag coefficient of 0.27. At the same time the new model underlines that for Mercedes-Benz, safety is not a question of price – the standard specification includes, amongst other things, the radar-based COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST system, ATTENTION ASSIST and PRE-SAFE.
“Mercedes-Benz is becoming the most dynamic premium brand in the world. As part of this development, the A-Class represents an important milestone. The A-Class is completely new, right down to the last detail. It’s not often you get the chance to start with a clean sheet of paper in automotive development. Our designers and engineers have made the very most of that opportunity”, says Dr Martin Zimmermann, President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz South Africa.
The Classic 2013 George Old Car Show
This year around 930 exhibits were laid out for spectators to admire at the Classic 2013 George Old Car Show and the oldest vehicle on view – a tiller-steered 1903 curved-dash Oldsmobile with an incredibly simple design, drew much attention.
Rovers, Borgwards, Fords and more had the crowds gasping in admiration who flocked to the show despite a threat of rain and poor weather. A glorious 1912 Rover 12 Colonial also took part in all the events leading up to the show and British cars featured prominently amongst the more interesting exhibits. Read more…
2013: Review of the all new Lexus IS
- First official images of the new-generation Lexus IS, released ahead of the car’s world debut at the Detroit motor show
- Powerful and elegant exterior references Lexus’s LF-CC concept car
- Clean cabin design with sportier driving position
- Increased wheelbase and width make for more cabin space and greater luggage capacity
- IS F Sport models display differentiated exterior styling and adopt more supportive seats
- Further press information to be released to coincide with IS’s public unveiling on 15 January