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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.

Multi body styles for next MINI

2005-08-22 14:40

It is expected that the all-new MINI will be unveiled early in 2007 when BMW will launch the successors for the current three-door and cabriolet models.

However, a five-door, roadster, pickup and wagon derivatives will follow in 2008.

Insiders hint that the next MINI will come with two wheelbase lengths and BMW will use the longwheelbase for the Clubman five-door. This model will have rear-hinged rear passenger doors and is influenced by the 1960s MINI Countryman wagon.

A three-door estate version and a two-door bakkie are also on the cards. With the pick-up model, we will see the return of the Moke badge - originally the Moke was a utilitarian, stripped-down Mini off-roader.

Another niche model to break cover is a roadster derivative featuring a removable hardtop in place of the cabrio's canvas roof.

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