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New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Ford readies cool 4x4

2006-10-09 08:19

Iosis X to go into production in 2008

The Iosis X shares its genes the 2005 Iosis concept car, a forerunner for the all-new Mondeo.

Ford says that the Iosis X is a "deliberate link" to the company's new "kinetic design".

According to Ford The Iosis X also sends a strong message that it will be entering the crossover market in about eighteen months.

A production version of the Iosis X will go on sale in 2008 and will rival soft-roaders such as the Toyota RAV4.

The Iosis X might appear mammoth in size but it actually sits on the same platform as the Focus. This sporty SUV features dramatic styling with clamshell-like doors, similar to those of the Mazda RX-8.

Despite featuring an all-wheel-drive system the production version won't be aimed at serious mud-plugging. However, Ford claims that the vehicle's on-road driving dynamics will set new standards in its class.

There is no indication yet of engine options but it seems as if it will be launch with 2-litre petrol and diesel units. It will probably also get the Focus ST's 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine.

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