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Top new models for SA

From Renault's new Alaskan bakkie to the latest models at the Frankfurt motor show bound for SA.

Electric cars in SA

The debate on whether or not Electric Vehicles (EV) are viable in South Africa rages on.

Golf claims EuroCoty title

2013-03-05 14:23

EURO CAR OF THE YEAR: Volkswagen's latest Golf was launched in February 2013, though we'll have to wait until 2014 to find out whether it earns the coveted COTY title in SA.

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2013 Volkswagen Golf 7

2013-02-03 20:09

VW fans rejoice while rivals start moaning, VW's Golf 7 has arrived in SA and VW is so confident you’ll be smitten that they’re calling it “The One”. Find out with us whether the 7 can walk the talk...

GENEVA, Switzerland - The Volkswagen Golf has been named Europe's 2013 Car of the Year.

The seventh-generation Golf left its competition in the dust ahead of the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show with 414 votes.

The Subaru BRZ, available in South Africa, was second with 202 and the Volvo V40 third with 189.

29-MILLION SOLD

Since its launch in 1974 more than 29-million have been sold globally; South Africa has been home to 323 100 since its local introduction in 1978. The seventh generation, first shown at the Paris auto show in 2012, was launched in South Africa in  February 2013.

The award is one of the most important in Europe and gives consumers an idea of what the experts think the "car of the future" might be.

But it's old news for the Golf; it also won the trophy in 1992.
 
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