Kia officially opens Mexico production facility

KIA Motors officially opened its new production facility in Mexico last Friday at a grand opening ceremony attended by over 500 people. Construction of Kias new manufacturing plant, located in Pesquería in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Léon, began in October 2014. The facility - Kia's sixth...

12 Sep 2016

Volkswagen wins two Exporter of the Year Awards

On Friday 12 August, VWSA walked away with two awards at Eastern Cape's Exporter of the Year Awards. These two awards, namely the SJM Flex Environmental award and the Best Exporter - OEM (original equipment manufacturer) Award, were presented at a gala event held in Port Elizabeth. The SJM Flex...

15 Aug 2016

Dunlop recognised as leading name in tyre brands

Dunlop has been heralded as the leading name in the Tyre Brands category in the 2016/17 Target Group Index (TGI) Icon Brands Survey, published on Sunday, 31 July 2016. This win is the company's fourth triumph since 2011.

5 Aug 2016

MiWay Business Insurance launches vehicle tracking

MiWay Business Insurance has announced its collaboration with Ctrack to supply fleet management solutions to their HCV (heavy commercial vehicle) clients. With effect from August 2016, MiWay Business Insurance is adding value to its commercial vehicle insurance products by installing Ctrack devices...

4 Aug 2016

GMSA awards Stateline Pressed Metal

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has awarded Stateline Pressed Metal (SPM) with its Supplier Quality Excellence award. SPM is a Tier One supplier to GMSA and supplies a number of parts for its Isuzu and passenger vehicle range, which are manufactured in Port Elizabeth and Queenstown.

21 Jul 2016

Tracker SA wins Prestigious Special Achievement Award in GIS Technology

ESRI, a geographic information system (GIS) technology company, presented Tracker South Africa with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award on 29 June at their annual User Conference. Selected from over 300,000 eligible candidates, Tracker SA received the award for its innovative application of...

1 Jul 2016

Harley-Davidson plans to have an electric motorcycles

Harley-Davidson plans to have an electric motorcycle on sale within the next five years. The company has been experimenting with e-bikes for the past two years and is looking to attract a younger audience - research in 2013 revealed the average Harley rider is in his 50s .

21 Jun 2016

Goodyear chosen for new Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Goodyear has announced that the new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 product, which is just hitting the shelves in tyre retailers, is already accredited with fitments on the Mercedes- Benz E-Class. The new Goodyear product will be fitted in a range of sizes from 17 to 20 inch rims, section width ranging...

14 Jun 2016

Brink Towing Systems ramps up production

Towbar manufacturer, Brink Towing Systems South Africa, has ramped up its production capacity and recently commissioned two new robotic welding stations as part of an R3.5m investment in their Pietermaritzburg facility. This comes on the back of record volumes in April, with more than 6,000...

7 Jun 2016

VWSA rated top plant in global Volkswagen production network

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) plant in Uitenhage has been recognised as the top manufacturing plant in the global Volkswagen production network in 2015. VWSA achieved the highest index score of 113.2% amongst the 13 Volkswagen plants around the world. This was the first time that Uitenhage...

31 May 2016

GM venture to recall over two million cars in China

US auto giant General Motors (GM) will recall more than two million vehicles produced through a joint venture in China because of an engine component flaw, the firm and officials said. The venture between GM and Shanghai-based SAIC will recall 2.16 million Buick and Chevrolet branded vehicles...

30 May 2016

Toyota to build new factory in Malaysia

Japanese automotive giant Toyota announced Wednesday it will build a new $489m car assembly factory in Malaysia with an annual production capacity of 50,000 vehicles. The company said in a statement it "decided to reorganise its production system in Malaysia, given the gradual growth of the...

26 May 2016

General Motors to invest $740m in Argentina

General Motors will invest $740 million in its plant in Rosario, Argentina, to produce the Chevrolet Cruze II mostly for export, the US carmaker announced Wednesday. The news came as President Mauricio Macri visited the factory 280 kilometers (174 miles) north of Buenos Aires. The plant expansion...

13 May 2016

Mazda MX-5 Roadster voted TTAC's 2016 Best Automobile Today

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Roadster was named The Truth About Cars' (TTAC) 2016 Best Automobile Today; a US-based website covering automobiles, automotive products and the auto industry. The Mazda3 and the Mazda6 come in at seventh and eighth positions respectively.

10 May 2016

Ford recognised at VDI Awards

The all-new Ford Focus RS has won Car of the Year at the prestigious 2016 Vehicle Dynamics International (VDI) Awards. The Ford Performance team that developed the widely-acclaimed high-performance hatchback also has won Dynamics Team of the Year at the VDI Awards.

9 May 2016

MiX Telematics buys out minority shareholder Imperial

Vehicle tracking group MiX Telematics says it has entered into an agreement to buy more than 200-million of its own shares held by Imperial Holdings, for about R474m. The group said the deal was earnings-enhancing for shareholders and was in line with its strategy of disposing of minority...

6 May 2016

AVIS recognised as one of SA's top township brands

Avis Rent a Car has been voted as The Best Car Rental Company in the 2016/2017 TGI KASI Star Brands Survey. For the second year running, the KASI Star Brands Survey recognises brands that are used most loyally by South Africa's township consumers, irrespective of living standard background. The...

5 May 2016

VW honoured for contribution to Empowerment and Transformation in business

Volkswagen Group South Africa received the Legends of Empowerment & Transformation 2016 award at the 15th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards. The Legends of Empowerment and Transformation Award honours companies and individuals who have made a significant contribution to transformation in South...

25 Apr 2016

FMCSA awarded at 2016 Drive Out/WegRy 4x4 of the Year Awards

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) was awarded at the Drive Out/WegRy 2016 4x4 of the Year Awards. The new Ford Ranger won the Double Cab of the Year title while the all-new Ford Everest took the top award in the SUV segment.

18 Apr 2016

Fuso production at AVA assembly plant in Kenya begins

Daimler Trucks Asia and its Kenyan partners Simba Colt and Associated Vehicles Assemblers (AVA) have celebrated the start of production of the new Fuso range at the AVA assembly plant in Mombasa, Kenya. The project to add the Fuso 2523C truck to the AVA assembly plant's portfolio was completed in...

14 Apr 2016

Lexus hybrids achieve one million global sales

Lexus International recently announced that it has sold more than one million hybrid vehicles since the world's first luxury hybrid vehicle, the RX 400h SUV, went on sale in 2005. The millionth vehicle, a new NX 300h was delivered to a Lexus customer in Milan, Italy, by Alain Uyttenhoven, head of...

14 Apr 2016

Tesla recalls 2,700 Model X SUVs for seat problem

Tesla Motors is recalling 2,700 Model X sport utility vehicles to fix a locking hinge that could allow third-row seat backs to fold forward, the automaker said on Monday. The recall affects SUVs bought before 26 March. "If a recliner were to slip during a crash, the seat back could move forward,"...

12 Apr 2016

Castrol MAGNATEC 10W-40 voted the best motor lubricant in SA

In the recent Product of the Year awards, Castrol MAGNATEC 10W-40 was voted the best motor lubricant by South African consumers. Hosted annually, the Product of the Year is the world's largest consumer voted programme that identifies innovation in the products and services industry. Annually, for...

11 Apr 2016

Design prize for MULTIBEAM LED headlamps

Mercedes-Benz's MULTIBEAM LED headlamps on the new E-Class has been awarded the title of Product Design 2016 at this year's Red Dot Awards. Each comprising 84 individually drivable high-performance LEDs, these headlamps automatically illuminate the road surface with a hitherto unsurpassed,...

31 Mar 2016

Probe buys Dynamax

Probe Corporation has extended its auto-electrical expertise by acquiring Dynamax, a niche operator with strong manufacturing capability in starters, alternators, field coils, solenoids, regulators and drives.

24 Mar 2016

Volkswagen recalls new Passat in Europe over electrical fault

Embattled German auto maker Volkswagen last month launched a recall of a number of its new Passat cars in Europe owing to a potential electrical fault, a spokesman told AFP on Tuesday. The recall affected the B8 Passat mode, the spokesman said, without specifying the number of vehicles...

23 Mar 2016

General Motors South Africa honours dealers

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) named their five best dealers in the country over the weekend, at the annual dealer meeting held in Durban. Annually, dealers are recognised for their performance based on vehicle and parts sales, service, customer satisfaction and facility standards. They have...

22 Mar 2016

Honda selects IBM Watson's IoT technology for use in Formula One

IBM has announced that Honda R&D is monitoring and analysing data from more than 160 sensors in Formula One (F1) cars using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Now, drivers and crews can apply data and analytics in real-time to help streamline performance and improve fuel efficiency,...

18 Mar 2016

Mazda scoops five wins from the Daily News Autos Awards

The Mazda MX-5 took the win in the Fun Car category, Small SUV went to the Mazda CX-5, while Mazda CX-3 came top in the City SUV category. Mazda3 was voted best Small Car and Mazda6 was the winner for Family Car. The United States based Daily News Auto Awards honour best-in-class vehicles for a...

17 Mar 2016

Avis to partner with Absa Cape Epic

Avis is to once again partner with the Absa Cape Epic race as the official car rental supplier and sole sponsor of vehicles for the Premium Upgrade Package. The demanding eight day mountain bike stage race is set to take place from 13-20 March 2016 starting in Meerendal Wine Estate and ending at...

10 Mar 2016

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