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...

3 days ago

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

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

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