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Journey of a Ranger: Plant to Port in 11 Hours

It’s 05:30 at Ford’s vehicle assembly plant in Silverton, east of Pretoria, and veteran Motorvia driver Samukelo Mthethwa is preparing to hit the open road. He’s just spent around three hours loading and securing...

Be distinguished – Suzuki launches Special Editions

Suzuki Auto South Africa is celebrating its recent sales success and its 75 000 customers in South Africa with the introduction of Special Editions of the Swift and Ignis.

Jaguar I-PACE wins Golden Steering Wheel award for best SUV

Jaguar’s all-electric Performance SUV has won Germany’s most famous car award, the Golden Steering Wheel. The I-PACE triumphed in the Mid-size SUV category, ahead of the Audi Q3 and Seat Tarraco. Designed and...

FCA What’s Behind – episode 5: four-wheel drive

The new FCA What’s Behind installment visits the most inaccessible places on earth, doing so in total safety in very different kinds of car that all share 4X4 technology. The four-wheel...

The new Lexus RX: The luxury SUV pioneer attains new heights

Premium appointments, exquisite craftsmanship and an expansive cabin are still the hallmarks of the new Lexus RX range, but the latest iteration of this pioneering luxury SUV, adds striking aesthetic upgrades as well as a...

Isuzu confirms investment in the next generation bakkie programme for South Africa

Isuzu Motors of Japan confirmed last week that it will be investing R1.2 billion into the next generation bakkie programme in South Africa, while an additional total local content value of R2.8 billion will be generated...

Volvo Cars to implement blockchain traceability of cobalt used in electric car batteries

Volvo Cars will become the first carmaker to implement global traceability of cobalt used in its batteries by applying blockchain technology. The announcement follows the reveal last month of the company’s first fully electric car,...

Volkswagen’s Uitenhage plant sets new record for production in October

With its local production schedule for October, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) set a new record for the number of vehicles produced in one month. The company’s plant in Uitenhage produced 16...

Datsun raises the bar with the new Datsun GO and GO+ CVT versions

The new CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) versions of the Datsun GO and GO+ have it all – from smoother gear changes, less noise and fewer emissions to all-round better driving. But...

Toyota and Isuzu join hands in developing a black-owned supplier

In the spirit of Kyōdō, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) and Isuzu Motors South Africa have joined forces in a Black Supplier Development programme with Algoa Components Manufacturers (ACM). When the Port Elizabeth-based, black-owned supplier...
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