Petrol Price in South Africa – Infographic

Published by on Aug 12th, 2013, No Comments

Petrol SA has released a very interesting, yet unnerving infographic on the price of petrol in South Africa over the past 10 years.

Today, the current petrol price in South Africa stands at a staggering R13,55 for unleaded petrol and  R12,48 for diesel.

In August of 2004, unleaded petrol was priced at exactly R4,00 per liter and diesel stood at R3,29 per liter. So, with the information compiled with this infographic, 10 years ago South Africans were paying 339% LESS for petrol than today.

On average, the price of petrol in South Africa has gained almost one rand per year, though the jumps have been erratic.

The period between August 2008 and August 2009 was the best time for car owners in South Africa – the petrol price dropped around R2.50. But, since then, the price has nearly doubled again!

It is quite painful to know that South Africans are paying this much for a basic necessity such as petrol. It has also been revealed that South Africa’s petrol price is ranked 40th most expensive in the world.

Check out the infographic below (and try not to get sick):

Petrol Price SA


Renault Clio Gordini 200 Specs & Prices Official

Published by on Jun 19th, 2010, No Comments

For those in the market for a small, but powerful car, we got some details about the new Renault Clio Gordini 200. By details I mean specs and pricing about the exquisite Gordini 200 that will be soon released in the UK.

Renault Clio Gordini 200

Available in a sleek Malta Blue paint coat, the car features white side mirrors and F1-style blade, 17-inch polished alloy wheels with a black inner rim and a glossy black center bumper section. Under the hood there’s a 2.0-liter engine that outputs nothing less than 203HP, while other specs include an upgraded Cup Suspension, and Brembo brakes. Regarding pricing, we’re hearing that the Clio Gordini 200 will go north of £19,650 : add £410 for the Cup Chassis, with stiffer springs and dampers, red-painted calipers, quicker steering, and a lowered ride height, and another £615 for an electric panoramic roof.

Looks cool from our end. What do you guys think?

2011 Renault Wind Prices & Features

Published by on May 10th, 2010, No Comments

For those of you who’d like to know more about the 2011 Renault Wind, we know that the four wheeler is now officially available to customers. So what does that mean? That we have prices and know a thing or two about its features. Coming with the Dynamique and Exception trim versions, there’s also a Renault Wind Collection available from June 1st.

Speaking of the Renault Wind Dynamique, the base model has a retail price of €17,500 in France. It runs on a 1.2-liter turbocharged engine that outputs a good 100hp, has fog lights, rear spoiler, aluminum wheels, sport seats, airbags, power locks, and power windows.

Wind Exceptions is €18,500, and for the extra thousand you get the 1.6-liter 16V engine that outputs 138hp, stability control, automatic climate control, 17-inch aluminum wheels, and more.

As for the limited version Renault Wind Collection, you’re looking at heated leather seats, glossy black roof, chrome exterior trim, to name some of the features. It costs €20,000 with the small engine, and some €21,000 with the bigger motor.

Lexus IS250C Specs, Features & Prices For South Africa

Published by on Nov 18th, 2009, 1 Comment

The new Lexus IS250C is the second coupe-convertible that the brand has added to their stylish range of luxury vehicles. Shares the headlights, bonnet, door handles, and exterior mirrors with its sedan version, the IS250C has the fastest operating three-piece folding hardtop as well as the greatest amount of luggage space offered by any of its competitors in the market.

Lexus IS250C 1

Crafted on the L-finesse design characteristics of the IS sedan, the new Lexus IS250C gets the eye with the front overhang which has been enlarged by 15mm to perk up the aerodynamic competence when driving with the top down. Speaking of which, the car ships with a lightweight aluminum hard top which utilizes 13 motors and 33 sensors with the roof converting the IS250C from coupe to convertible in a mere 21 seconds.

Specs wise, under the hood there’s the same 2,5-litre V6 and six-speed automatic transmission that outputs 153kW (205 hp) at 6,400rpm and 252Nm of torque at 4,800rpm.

The IS250C comes with a four year/100,000km full maintenance plan and should retail at R550,200.

New Nissan Murano pricing

Published by on Jan 21st, 2008, No Comments

A new Nissan Murano is coming to the market this week in the US and the good news is that it’s going to have a $26,330 price for the base model and that is $1,500 lower than what we have so far. You’ll have to agree that we are used to have the new model priced above the older, but Nissan is doing it the other way. I’m impressed already.

Base model prices of the new Murano are:

  • 2009 Murano S 2WD – $ 26,330
  • 2009 Murano SL 2WD – $ 27,880
  • 2009 Murano S AWD – $ 27,930
  • 2009 Murano SL AWD – $ 29,480
  • 2009 Murano LE AWD 3.5 Liter V6 CVT $ 35,910

2009 Nissan Murano

Some features of the new Nissan Murano:

  • powered by a VQ-series 3.5-liter DOHC V6 that sports 265hp and 248 lb-ft torque
  • you can buy it with advanced-all-wheel drive systems, has Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS)
  • advanced Xtronic CVT™ with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC)

via AutoUnleashed