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Next generation Mahindra Pik Up makes its way to SA

Mahindra's next generation Pik Up has been launched in South Africa and offers a refreshed outer body styling, increased turbodiesel power, and a towing capacity of 2500kg...

13 Oct 2017

New heavy-duty trucks run on liquefied natural gas, biogas

Volvo Trucks has introduced Euro 6-compliant heavy-duty trucks running on liquefied natural gas or biogas.

11 Oct 2017

September tractor sales drop 11.4% year on year to 552 units

Tractor sales fell 11.4% year on year (y/y) in September to 552 units, according to the South African Agricultural Machinery Association (Saama)...

By Dominic Preuss 9 Oct 2017

Eicher enters heavy-duty truck market in SA

The Eicher brand has entered the heavy-duty commercial vehicle market in South Africa with the launch of its Eicher Pro 6000 series, next generation of heavy-duty trucks...

5 Oct 2017

New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter a leap in design, fleet efficiency

Mercedes-Benz recently released a design sketch of the forthcoming Sprinter model...

29 Sep 2017

Tata launches Tata Ultra light trucks

Tata Motors has launched its new generation range of light commercial vehicles - Tata Ultra...

28 Sep 2017

Tesla to reveal all-electric truck next month

Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company would reveal its Tesla Semi truck this month. Musk has since announced that the reveal date has tentatively moved to 26 October 2017...

27 Sep 2017

Rickshaws to jump start India's all-electric drive

NEW DELHI, India: India will roll out nearly 100,000 battery-powered buses and autorickshaws onto its sulphurous city streets in the coming weeks...

18 Sep 2017

Want to improve profits in the trucking industry? Focus on safety

Road freight's steady growth trajectory looks set to continue, but it is paralleled by a troubling rise in accidents involving trucks...

By Morné Stoltz 13 Sep 2017

South Africa's new vehicle market reflects continuing recovery

Aggregated sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) reflect a continuing recovery in South Africa's new vehicle market...

4 Sep 2017

Automechanika means business and business means Automechanika

Every two years the unique business platform for the Automotive Service Industry that is Automechanika Johannesburg provides the optimum networking and business opportunities for the industry...

Issued by Automechanika 4 Sep 2017

Hat-trick for VWSA at Exporters Club Awards

The Eastern Cape's Exporters Club Awards gala event was held in Port Elizabeth on Friday, 18 August 2017, and saw Volkswagen South Africa walk away with three awards...

24 Aug 2017

International showcase for commercial vehicle sector

Organisers of Automechanika 2017 say that trucks, vans, buses, the transport and logistics industries, as well as materials handling will feature strongly at the show...

10 Aug 2017

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South African racers head to Formula Ford Festival

Seven South African racers of the Investchem Formula 1600 championship will be taking part in the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch in Kent, England from 21-22 October 2017.

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California to allow autonomous cars without driver

SAN FRANCISCO, US: California officials have unveiled new regulations that would allow autonomous vehicles to operate on state roads in test projects without a human operator.

13 Oct 2017

Epic world solar car race begins in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia: An epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across the desert heart of Australia designed to showcase new technology that could one day help develop commercial vehicles, got underway Sunday.

9 Oct 2017

Amazon beefs up Echo lineup and Alexa skills

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Amazon has introduced a handful of new home assistant devices powered by its Alexa voice-commanded artificial intelligence, ramping up its lineup competing against challenges from Google and others.

28 Sep 2017

Strikes delay construction of China's flagship BAIC SA plant

The government is feeling pressure from the Chinese state-owned R11bn Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company (BAIC) vehicle plant being built in the Coega special economic zone near Port Elizabeth.

By Mark Allix 28 Sep 2017

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