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

Tiger Wheel & Tyre introduces three new Velocity tread patterns

Tiger Wheel & Tyre has added three new tread patterns to its range of Velocity tyres. The new Reacta, Speed Max, and Raptor Van 2 tyres are now available at Tiger Wheel & Tyre stores countrywide.

9 Mar 2016

Ford voted 2016 World's Most Ethical Company

Ford Motor Company was today named a 2016 World's Most Ethical Company for the seventh consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. Ford is the only automaker to earn Ethisphere Institute's award. The World's...

7 Mar 2016

Chief of Russia's biggest carmaker Avtovaz to step down

Russia's biggest carmaker Avtovaz, majority owned by Renault-Nissan, has said its chief executive Bo Andersson is to step down.

7 Mar 2016

Volvo Trucks are the official supplier to the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team

Volvo Trucks was recently announced as an official supplier of trucks and haulage to the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. The partnership will see McLaren-Honda take delivery of a brand new fleet of 24 state-of-the-art Volvo FH Series trucks for the duration of the four-year agreement to provide...

4 Mar 2016

Avis sponsors Cape Town Cycle Tour 2016

Avis is pleased to announce that it will once again be partnering with the Cape Town Cycle Tour as the official car rental supplier, taking place in Cape Town on the 6th of March 2016. The partnership between Avis and The Cape Town Cycle Tour began in 2013 and continues to grow stronger each year....

3 Mar 2016

Tyres & More sponsors three more years of NASCAR broadcast coverage

National automotive fitment centre chain, Tyres & More has announced a deal with DSTV's SuperSport making it the Official Broadcast Sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity series from 2016 through 2018. Both stock car racing series take place exclusively in the United States, but are...

2 Mar 2016

Budget Rent a Car partners with Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

American car rental company, Budget Rent a Car, will be sponsoring the 46th Annual Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon to be held on 26 March 2016. Prior to Budget Rent a Car, Avis sponsored the event for 25 years. Both car rental brands are operated by Barloworld Ltd.

3 Feb 2016

Hyundai introduces new extended warranty

Hyundai Automotive SA has introduced a seven year/200,000km warranty commencing 1 February 2016. The warranty covers various elements in the engine and transmission of Hyundai Automotive SA's light commercial vehicles and passenger cars. The new warranty follows Hyundai Automotive SA's five...

1 Feb 2016

Love the road with SANRAL's By the Way

By the Way is a bi-monthly publication by the South African Roads Agency (SANRAL). It is a full-colour magazine aimed at all users of South Africa's national roads. It showcases the various projects that SANRAL is involved in around the country. It also provides motorists with vital...

16 Apr 2015

Eskom has issued a load-shedding alert

Eskom has announced South Africans could be in for another bout of load shedding. It made the announcement this morning.

6 Mar 2015

Zuma loses, Sanral loses

Mail & Guardian reports Zuma's spy tapes appeal dismissed... The Supreme Court of Appeal has denied the president's application to keep the spy tapes from being released to the Democratic Alliance. And MyBroadband reports Sanral loses secrecy court bid... Applications by Sanral and the Protea...

29 Aug 2014

Datsun releases concept car sketch
Datsun releases concept car sketch

Datsun has revealed a sketch of the forthcoming new Datsun concept car, which will have its world premiere at Delhi Auto Expo 2014, India from 5-11 February 2014. The concept car represents a possible direction for the future expansion of Datsun's model line-up for up-and-coming young customers...

27 Jan 2014

Orphanage receives donation from Gabriel, AutoZone

Gabriel and AutoZone Nelspruit, major players in the automotive industry, have recently donated new blankets to the Msholozi Orphanage Care Centre on the outskirts of White River. The centre, which has around 70 children, is located in an old military shed that gets very cold in winter. The...

1 Jul 2013

Responsible Drinking Media Awards open next month

As part of its campaign on responsible journalism, brandhouse is calling all South African media to keep in mind that the company's annual Responsible Drinking Media Awards (RDMA) officially launches next month. Through the RDMA initiative, the company believes that journalists can make a difference...

24 Jan 2013

Red dot award goes to Mercedes-Benz's Actros truck

Mercedes-Benz's new Actros truck has won the most internationally acclaimed design competition - the coveted red dot award. No less than 1 800 manufacturers and designers from 58 countries submitted entries this year for consideration by the experts at the prestigious red dot awards, which are...

6 Aug 2012

BMW M5 ad extends run

The BMW M5 television commercial has been extended for an additional two weeks at no additional cost because the ad was reportedly such a success in encouraging PVR users to engage with both the BMW and DSTV brand. For the next two weeks viewers not used to experiencing high performance driving...

22 May 2012

AutoZone celebrates birthday

The privately-owned automotive parts retailer AutoZone celebrates its 15th birthday in October. The company has a footprint of 10 wholesale branches, 87 retail branches and 48 member-owned franchise branches throughout South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Botswana. All branches are...

5 Oct 2011

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