New Toyota Corolla 2104

toyota   Have you seen the latest on the market?  The new Toyota Corolla 2014 has hit the streets with big BANG!! The Toyota Corolla must be by far the most popular car in South Africa,  nearly selling 1 million of them since 1975 and 40 million worldwide. The Toyota Corolla comes with loads of standard features such as:
  • Remote central locking across the range with keyless Smart Entry on Exclusive models
  • Follow-Me-Home Light Control System
  • Ambient temperature indicator
  • On-board computer (TFT Multi-information display screen on Exclusive)
  • 60/40 Split rear seats
  • Automatic Climate Control (Sprinter and Exclusive)
  • Touch-screen display audio incorporates AM/FM radio, a CD/DVD/MP3 player, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity with a music streaming facility, and a USB port for the connection of portable music players, with the facility to display iPod album cover art. A Back Guide Monitor is fitted as standard (Prestige and Exclusive)
  • Esteem and Sprinter models are equipped with a standard audio system, aux inport and USB port
  • Bluetooth hands-free system on all models except Esteem
  • Rain sensing wipers (Exclusive)
  • Cruise Control (Exclusive)
With all these standard features the only difficult part of buying a Toyota Corolla is choosing the right colour for you, no need to worry about the inside 🙂 The new Toyota Corolla benefits from a three-year/100,000km warranty and comes with a standard five-year/ 90 000 km service plan Toyota Corolla price in South Africa:  
Fuel Consumption
1.3 Esteem214 90073 kW128 Nm
1.4 D Esteem237 900
66 kW
205 Nm4.5l/100km
1.6 Esteem225 90090 kW154 Nm6.6 l/100km
1.8 Prestige251 900103 kW173 Nm7.0l/100km
  bluetoyota   There has also been an increase in the Toyota Corolla's boot capacity, with 452 liters of boot space, you can put just about anything in there, as you will see on the video:     Have a look at the link below for more news on this hot new beast!   Cheers

Ferrari Show Day 2013

2013-05-26 12.14.56   Every year, round about this time of the year for the last six years, the Ferrari Owners Club hosted the annual Ferrari Show Day at the MonteCasino's Outdoor Piazza. For those of you who haven't been to one of these Ferrari Show Days, you are missing out quite a lot!!!! For the first time in Ferrari Show Day history, they had a 1991 Formula 1 Ferrari 643.  What a sporty little beast...   2013-05-26 12.10.13   Not only did they have the Formula 1 car, but some of the other Italian cars that you could drool over was the Ferrari 355, Ferrari 360, Ferrari 430, Ferrari F40, just to name a few.... Another one that caught everyones attention was the Ferrari Dino.  The Dino was a marque for mid-engined, rear-drive sports cars produced by Ferrari from 1968 to 1976, and was an attempt by Ferrari to sell a relatively low-cost sports car.  And they were successful, as the Dino is still a very sought after vehicle today.     At 2 0'clock it was time for the Monaco Grand Prix, broadcasted Live on the Piazza's big screen.  Congrats to Nico Rosberg and all his fans! It was a fun day filled with lots of horse power, sexy red Ferrari's and my personal favourite the F40 🙂   #MINIQueen          

MINI Paceman Launch and #ManDAY

MINIPaceman   Yesterday (20 May 2013) was ManDay, for those of you who don't know what ManDay was, it was the official day to go test drive the new MINI Paceman!  Yeah!! On the 9th of May 2013 MINI South Africa held the launch of the new Paceman at Krameverville, Sandton.  Just like the MINI Roadster Launch this was also a night event, filled with fun, lots of  manly games, good food, DJ Fresh, Gold Fish, Euphonik, 5FM's KB and then of course the one and only MINI Paceman. Arriving at the launch, we were warmly welcomed with a mojito (Virgin of course, or Nojito, if you want) and juice, with a nice sunset view of Sandton City in the background, perfect, like everything else MINI does!     Later the evening, it was time for the big surprise, the unwrapping of the MINI Paceman.   MINIPaceman   Excited to see what's underneath, everyone helped unwrapping this baby, it was like Christmas, wrapping paper and sellotape all over the place.     Now for the most important thing for all the MINI petrol-heads out there,  the specs.  This beast has some manly specifications, it comes in the Cooper, Cooper S, All 4 and the John Cooper Works.  
Cooper Paceman
Cooper S Paceman
Cooper S Paceman ALL4
Transmission6-Speed, manual6-Speed, manual6-Speed, automatic with Steptronic
Output90 kW @ 6,000 rpm 135 kW @ 5,500 rpm135 kW @ 5,500 rpm
Max. torque/revs160 Nm / 4,250 rpm240 Nm / 1,600-5,000 rpm 240 Nm / 1,600 - 5,000 rpm
Acceleration (0-100km/h)10.4 s7.5 s8.2 s
Top Speed192 km/h217 km/h207 km/h
Unladen weight (DIN/EU)1,255 / 1,330 kg 1,305 / 1,380 kg1,395 / 1,470 kg
  As you can see the MINI Paceman is seriously impressive and will fulfil all your manly needs. Everyone had a chance to test drive the Paceman, on a route they had worked out for us in Sandton, driving down Rivonia, we turned a lot of heads, and saw some people pointing at us, as if we were celebrities driving down Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles 🙂   MINIPaceman   After the fun drive they opened up the dance floor and we started dancing to the tunes of Gold Fish.   GoldFish   Once Gold Fish was done with their show, which included their new hit single "One Million Views", it was time for Mr Big a.k.a DJ Fresh, who continued to keep the dance floor alive into the late hours of a working day.  


  A BIG shout out goes to MINI South Africa for arranging this unforgettable event, and bringing the Paceman to our door step!   #MINIQueen      

MINI Market Day

On the 1st of May 2013, Auto Alpina MINI in Boksburg had a MINI Market Day. A day filled with fun, competitions, painting MINIs, Morgan Beatbox, food, drinks and lots more. Most importantly, the whole day was for a good cause, The St. Francis Children's Home! During the day they handed out prizes to random people that had to answer an easy question, and I was one of the lucky ones, and won a lunch voucher for 2 at the Protea Hotel O.R Tambo. Dewald and I went there today, and had an awesome buffet. The service was VERY good, exceptional really.  The restaurant has a real "airporty" atmosphere!

So THANK YOU Auto Alpina MINI, for a great MINI Market Day and the awesome lunch!!!!