SEOUL, South Korea - Kia is to establish a high-tech 'smart' assembly plant to assemble electric "purpose-built" electric vehicles. The plant will become part of Kia’s existing Hwaseong manufacturing estate with building to commence in the first half of 2023 and vehicle production to start in the second half of 2025 with a target of… Continue reading Kia to establish its first electric PBV plant
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Suzuki Auto SA has applauded its dealer network for again setting an overall sales record in April 2022. The company reported 3696 new-vehicle deliveries to South African customers and a further five to regional buyers - the most yet and the fourth consecutive month of record sales. Naamsa – the industry's… Continue reading Suzuki SA’s top-seller – and aiming for more
First viewing of all-new BalenoSwift – SA’s best-selling passenger car - on showNew Suzuki GSX-S1000 GT also on display SUZUKI SA will reveal its all-new Baleno hatch at Nampo 2022 as part of a comprehensive range of four- and two-wheel products that will also include a range of boating products. The Baleno, The Corner was… Continue reading Look out for Swift action at Nampo 2022
Modern design in upper-midrange SUV market Does any other SUV have so many 'extras'? Serious (and minor!) crash protection CAPE TOWN, South Africa - The Tiggo 7 Pro has landed in South Africa to complete the Chery Pro range and, the automaker says, "bring technology, luxury, and modern design to the upper-midrange SUV market". The… Continue reading Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: What a standard ‘extras’ list!
GEORGE, South Africa - Two Suzuki Swift Sport units - not usually seen as performance cars and representing the automaker with a manual and auto - set some unexpectedly fast times and even a place on their class podium.The cars set times of 54.913sec (Reuben van Niekerk, auto) and 54.580sec (Wesley Greybe, manual) whose time… Continue reading Suzuki scores against the big guys at Simola 2022
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - We’ve all experienced bad drivers... overtaking on a blind rise, straddling two parking slots, boy racers who floor the 'Go!' pedal to beat a red light. So, given you’ve shaken a fist or flashed your headlights at their stupidity, it’s difficult to ask yourself this question: are YOU a bad driver?… Continue reading Bad driver syndrome: No, not you, hey?
•Niro Plus ‘purpose-built vehicle’ (PBV) for some markets • Even to Niro Plus taxi model for hide operators • Units for business/recreation in some markets SEOUL, South Korea - Kia has revealed Niro Plus, its first ‘purpose-built vehicle’ (PBV) to help people and businesses move beyond traditional automotion and to benefit future mobilitit. It will… Continue reading Big plans from KIA for multi-model Niro
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Suzuki Auto SA in April 2022 set another sales record with 3696 new vehicles delivered to South African customers and a five more to regional customers. It was the fourth consecutive month of sales records for the brand. Naamsa – the industry business council – also reported the Suzuki Swift as… Continue reading Suzuki Swift SA’s best-selling car in April ’22
Amber light? Challenge accepted! We’ve all experienced bad drivers from the truly dangerous (overtaking on a blind rise) to merely annoying (straddling two parking slots)o or those who try to beat a red light. So, given that you’ve shaken your fist at many such people, it’s difficult to ask yourself this question... Are you a… Continue reading Bad driver in charge? Here’s how NOT to be one…
UITENHAGE, South Africa – Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and an ongoing shortage of semi-conductors Volkswagen SA has assembled its millionth Polo for export. The coastal factory has assembled Polos since 1996 but only started export in 2002 - eventually to 38 countries primarily for right-hand markets but also for left-handers. The same plant also assembles… Continue reading Congrats! VWSA produces millionth Polo for export