In case you missed the biggest stories in motoring this week, here they are!
Ford’s new Ranger broke light this week after a rather lengthy teaser campaign. Set to be locally manufactured, Ford says that development for this generation of the Ranger relied heavily on customer feedback. Big news is the introduction of the Powerstroke twin-turbodiesel 3,0-litre V6
Chery’s Tiggo 4 Pro has been launched locally and big news is that it comes with a 1 million km/10 year engine warranty for the vehicle’s first owner, testament to their confidence in the engine’s reliability.
The successor to Suzuki’s venerable SX4, the S-Cross, has been revealed and is set to be manufactured by Hungarian subsidiary, Magyar Suzuki Corporation. The Suzuki S-Cross is powered by a 1,4-litre four-cylinder DITC mild-hybrid engine with a power output of 95 kW and 235 N.m of torque with 10 kW and 50 Nm from a 48-volt system.
GWM’s Superbakkie broke cover at the Guangzhou auto show and was revealed as a design concept for the Cannon series with its wide body kit that includes changes to all angles of the body.
Since it was introduced in South Africa in 2006, the Toyota FJ Cruiser has gathered quite a following locally. Rain Prisk, a digital artist, rendered what the FJ Cruiser might look like if it were to be released this decade.
The Toyota Hilux has been crowned the International Pick-Up of the Year at this year’s Solutrans exhibition, attended by 900 guests. It was close fought election, with the Toyota Hilux emerging victorious just ahead of the Isuzu D-Max with the Jeep Gladiator finishing in third place.