The New-Generation Renault KOLEOS entered the S.A. market in February 2019.  It has been well received by virtue of its extremely competitive pricing for a high-end SUV, loaded with technologically advanced features.

The Renault KOLEOS is embodied by-

  • A powerful design with all the stylistic codes of Renault’s new identity
  • A refined interior equipped with the segment’s very best journey-enhancing features, marked by premium quality and extremely generous space
  • Acclaimed four-wheel drive technology
  • Off-Road capability thanks to high ground clearance
  • Uncompromised safety standards with 5-star NCAP certification

June 2019 has seen further product enhancements to the New Koleos Dynamique versions, for improved convenience and comfort, namely the addition of a Handsfree Power Tailgate & Electric Parking Brake.

è HANDSFREE POWER TAILGATE: Through use of your remote key or placing your foot underneath the rear bumper; the motorised tailgate opens and closes automatically providing you with easy access within just 5 seconds to the 464 litre boot. It can also be closed automatically, by means of the close switch situated in the boot lid.

è ELECTRONIC PARKING BRAKE:  This additional enhancement replaces the manual footbrake. The electronic parking brake immobilises the vehicle when the engine is completely switched off. The brake is then gradually released according to the engine torque or a change in elevation, for added driving convenience

Peace of Mind comes standard with the New Renault Koleos

As is the case across Renault’s entire product range, the New Renault Koleos comes standard with a 5-year/150 000km mechanical warranty; plus a 5-year/ 90 000km service plan and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty, with service intervals at 15 000km.

Isidingo actress suffers setback in Cosmo City

 Linda Njotini, who plays the character of Qaqamba in SABC 3’s Isidingo, suffered a huge blow in Cosmo City on 24 March when car plunged into her shop in extension 4and knocked it down.

The car driver, who was operating under Uber, was uninjured. The accident heavily damaged the car and shop building according to Njotini. She believes the driver should have been charged for reckless driving, but police apparently disagreed.

 “The police confirmed that the driver was not drunk,” she said, “but then I believe that was reckless driving. I was disappointed to find that law was not on my side. We were told to go to a small court and claim compensation from the driver.”

People started looting her shop, she said, while she was busy working with lawyers to claim damages from the driver’s insurance to restoreher business. She wants to let other shop owners know that if something like that happens to them, sometimes they have to stand on their own.

Njotini, who also acted in SABC1’s Tjovitjo, operates her business in Cosmo City, but said she also enjoys her career in acting.

“More is to come at the deep in Isidingo,” she said. “I cannot tell you much now, but viewers should expect some interesting episodes involving Qaqamba.”

Besides being an actress, Njotini is also an MC. She is also working on a women empowering programme called Akhonix Bafazi.

People can contact Linda Njotini via her email

Isuzu bakkies are a favourite in Zimbabwe

  • Isuzu achieved 25% overall market share in Zimbabwe in 2018;
  • Massive volume increases of Double Cab sales experienced country-wide;
  • Isuzu is also the best-seller in the King (Extended) Cab segment.

HARARE– Zimbabweans love their bakkies. In fact, it is safe to say that Zimbabweans love their Isuzu bakkies – in particular, the Isuzu Double Cab bakkie.

Last year, a quarter of the bakkies sold in Zimbabwe were Isuzu Increasing the Isuzu market share from 18.5% in 2017, to 25% in 2018.

Double Cab bakkie sales more than doubled compared to the previous year – with a massive 112% increase in this country. The Extended Cab, also known as the King Cab in Zimbabwe, followed suit resulting in Isuzu leading the market in this sub-segment too.

Autoworld Harare Dealer Principal, Alison de Klerk, said customers have confidence in Isuzu products and enjoyed its reliability and durability.  “Isuzu offers great value for money compared to similar products in the market. The vehicles are reliable, durable and the brand name is one they can trust,” said de Klerk.

She also commended the performance of the Isuzu mu-X Isuzu’s new SUV contender, the mu-X, which was launched to the Zimbabwean market in September last year.

Autoworld’s two branches on Harare and Bulawayo strive to keep customers happy.

Leading by example, the dealership is dedicated to providing a unique, world-class automotive sales and service experience - retaining customers for life and ensuring that Isuzu is with their customers for the long run.

“For the last few years we have been working on our aftersales service, as well as our values as an organisation. We still service vehicles that are out of warranty – some vehicles with high mileages like 700 000 km still come back to us for servicing.”

“It’s all about having a culture of honesty and integrity combined with a solid and reliable brand like Isuzu,” said de Klerk.

Taxi owner shot dead in Cosmo City

Police are investigating an incident in which a taxi owner was shot and killed at taxi rank on Wednesday morning, in Cosmo City.

Witnesses to the incident say the well known taxi owner, Ngobane, was at the Multipurpose taxi rank around 6:30 AM when unknown men opened fire on him where he stood outside his taxi. Passangers had to duck and dive behind taxis as gun shots prevailed.

Police arrived soon thereafter as shocked commuters and residents stood around. Paramedics declared the taxi owner dead on the scene, and a murder case was registered for investigation.

It is clear the shooting was taxi-violence-related; Honeydew police spokesperson Captain Balan Muthan confirmed the incident.

“Three men, who drove in a red golf, stopped at the taxi rank and got out with fire arms,” Captain Muthan said. “They shot the taxi owner several times all over his body, and he died on the scene. There were approximately seventeen shots fired. The deceased was operating under Randburg United Long Distance Taxi Association (RULDTA).”

Captain Muthan said if any person witnesses such an event should quickly contact the police, instead of taking photos and videos of the deceased and share on social media.

Taxi drivers, who spoke to the Chronicle, expressed their shock about the incident.

“It is a moment of darkness to us,” said Mathebula. “Whoever did that to our colleague must be possessed with evil spirits. We are not sure about who did the shooting, but I think those gunmen were hired by someone else to do such a wicked thing.”

“It is not easy to accept that,” said a taxi marshal who preferred to remain anonymous, “it also won’t be easy for the police to get hold of the gunmen because it happened so fast.” 

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