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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.

Plug-in Golf by 2010

2008-06-30 07:57
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A plug-in hydrid version of the VW Golf has been unveiled and the company has plans to launch production units by 2010.

CEO Martin Winterkorn introduced the car at a forum hosted by the German government.

The plug-in system, called TwinDrive, uses an electric engine that is supplemented by a petrol engine for long-distance driving.

The test vehicle produces a combined 130 kW and can run up to 50 km on electric power only.

VW also said it was adapting electric motors, hybrid drive systems and lithium-ion battery packs for other engines in its range.

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