Living in South Africa, we have become accustomed to scams, but the latest vehicle hijack scam is on another level - even by our ridiculous standards! Cape Town has taken the first step in encouraging motorists to reduce their emission footprint while in transit. Is it viable for South Africa to stop manufacturing ICE vehicles in the near future? Ford thought they had settled the Kuga cat fight, well... they got an unexpected rebuff to their first settlement offer. Powered by AutoTrader.

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On this week’s #AutoCentral - SA’s number 1 motoring podcast - George Mienie and Wandile Sishi are joined by Gary Scott, CEO of Kia Motors South Africa, to unpack Kia’s local growth over the past two decades and elaborate on the manufacturer’s future plans for the local market. The trio also discuss the importance of the growing second-hand market, look into the advantages of buying a used car with Kia Konfidence, and how well the company’s local operations have recovered since lockdown. Kia’s international EV strategy also comes under the microscope... and we find out if electric Kias are on the horizon in SA soon. Powered by AutoTrader.

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This week on #AutoCentral, SA’s number 1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi delve into the potential impacts of EVs on the automotive industry, namely: maintenance costs, after sale support, and the effect on OEM. Motoring journalist Martin Pretorius also joins the conversation to talk about driving the near perfect BMW M8 Competition Coupé. Finally, the team answers your motoring questions, such as the impact of modifying your car on your warranty, and which entry-level car is best for a new driver. Powered by AutoTrader.

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Which manufacturer is the most trusted around the world? George Mienie gives us the rules of how to navigate a traffic circle, which is a real bugbear for him. What is the state of road markings on South African roads, and why does it take so long to fix potholes? There is a new scam doing the rounds... watch out for it! What are the different legal ages for driving globally? Powered by AutoTrader.

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Why does it matter when in the year you register your vehicle, and what are the financial benefits of knowing this little detail? With electronic interfaces being the norm now, can wily folks still turn back their odometer? What other services does De Wit Motors offer besides car sales? How does one go about updating the software on their vehicle? The new Mercedes-Benz GLA is launching soon, what's it packing under that hood? The new C-Class is being compared to its bigger brother... high praise indeed. When will all Mercs have an EV option?

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