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Petrol Price in South Africa – Infographic 12
Aug
Posted by Kelly Levinsohn in Off Topic, petrol, Popular, prices on 08 12th, 2013

Petrol SA

Cars.co.za 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

Source: cars.co.za



Jaguar XJ Sentinel Armored Version Limo to be Showcased at 2010 Moscow International Motor Show 19
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in Armored version, Automotive News, Jaguar, limo, Limousine, petrol, Security, Upcoming Events, XJ, XJ Sentinel on 08 19th, 2010

The 2010 Moscow International Motor Show will see Jaguar lifting the wraps off a new armored version of its XJ luxury sports saloon. Built to offer ultimate safety, the new version has been spruced up with state-of-the-art armoring package that promises up to B7 levels of ballistic protection for passengers inside.

The XJ Sentinel, as the vehicle has been christened, would be sold with a full three-year 50,000 mile factory warranty, plus comprehensive after-sales support.  Tipped as the ultimate armored luxury limousine, the XJ Sentinel would target governments, security organizations and private individuals who look for high levels of security. The limo is made charming with the use of advanced design, refined performance and a good looking cabin.

The vehicle also boasts of a lightweight aluminium body structure, which makes it possible for a pretty 500kg payload for passengers and luggage without compromising on performance. Powered by a responsive 5.0-litre 385PS AJ-V8 Gen III naturally aspirated direct-injection V8 petrol engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, the vehicle boasts of a powertrain that ensures swift and agile performance. The car is capable of racing from 0-100 km/h in 9.7 seconds, with a top speed of 195km/h.







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