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Toyota’s Starlet sparkles in Overberg Rally

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Guy Botterill and co-driver Simon Vacy-Lyle took part in this weekend’s Cape Overberg Rally, with the all-new Toyota Starlet rally car making its debut. The Toyota Gazoo Racing SA crew showed good pace throughout the event but had their points-scoring efforts thwarted by teething issues with the new car. “It… Continue reading Toyota’s Starlet sparkles in Overberg Rally

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Going gas: Fuel of the future lurking for SA

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - AutoGas, usually liquid petroleum gas (LPG), compressed natural gas (CNG), or methane from biomass in South Africa, is being punted as a viable and affordable alternative for petrol and diesel.In an industry slowly transforming towards electrification, gas can reduce polluting exhaust emissions by as much as 25% and this message came… Continue reading Going gas: Fuel of the future lurking for SA

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Toyota invests in a Manufacturing Academy

DURBAN, South Africa - Toyota has launched a Manufacturing Academy at the TVET College in Mobeni, Durban. It was born of a strategic alliance between the Department of Higher Education and Training, the United Nations Development Programme SA and the Japanese government The objective is intended to promote youth empowerment through vocational training and was… Continue reading Toyota invests in a Manufacturing Academy

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Kia to establish its first electric PBV plant

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

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Suzuki SA’s top-seller – and aiming for more

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

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Missed latest Suzy at Nampo? Here it is!

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 Missed latest Suzy at Nampo? Here it is!

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Chery Tiggo 7 Pro: What a standard ‘extras’ list!

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!

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Suzuki scores against the big guys at Simola 2022

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

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Big plans from KIA for multi-model Niro

•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