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Tata, Daewoo, launch online parts supply programme

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Tata International has created a South African automotive aftermarket industry with the launch of an user-friendly e-commerce parts website and portal so customers anywhere in the country can order Tata and Daewoo heavy commercial vehicle parts with doorstep delivery. Even in the most remote parts of the country. The launch of… Continue reading Tata, Daewoo, launch online parts supply programme

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Tata’s jazzes-up Indica with a dash of Flash

Special deal on limited-edition Tata Leather upholstery, steering-wheel wrap Bluetooth audio package included JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Tata has introduced this limited-edition variant of its Indica LGi and badged it the Indica Flash. The car is now, Tata says, specified well above its main competitors at R124 995 though that is R6000 more than the standard… Continue reading Tata’s jazzes-up Indica with a dash of Flash

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Say hello to Tata’s upgraded workhorse bakkie

Still with a three-lire diesel engine More-comfortable cloth seats ‘No-nonsense, hard-working’ JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Tata’s 207DI EX2 single-cab workhorse one-ton bakkie has, the company says, been refined with visual and practical improvements but will retain its dropside load-box. The exterior has been spruced up with bold decals along the side and on the bonnet and… Continue reading Say hello to Tata’s upgraded workhorse bakkie

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Tata SA says hello to the new Bolt from India

Automaker Tata’s founder Ratan Tata, back in about 2004, was in his office in downtown Bombay / Mumbai* when I met him for the first time. A not large room, simply-furnished with a modest wooden desk, some ordinary chairs and a wooden cupboards-and-shelves unit against the wall nearest the door. It was, I recall, on… Continue reading Tata SA says hello to the new Bolt from India

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MAZ heavy trucks could be new stars at Automechanika 2019

MAZ, a truck and machinery manufacturer from Belarus, is preparing to enter the heavy-duty segment of the southern African market and will have two units on display at the Futuroad truck and bus expo at Automechanika at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, from September 18-21 2019. Valery Tarasenko, representing the truckmaker in South Africa, told The… Continue reading MAZ heavy trucks could be new stars at Automechanika 2019

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24th SA Dealers’ Association survey racks up improved results

24th Dealers’ Association (NADA) results are out Index ‘a vital link”between dealers/manufacturers Stronger ties between dealers and manufacturers JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The annual South African National Automobile Dealers’ Association dealer satisfaction Index survey awards have been awarded. The presentations were made at the WesBank head office in Johannesburg and the full results are posed… Continue reading 24th SA Dealers’ Association survey racks up improved results

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Self-driving slippers? Yep, it’s the latest from Nissan

‘Slip into something comfortable’ goes auto Hotel slippers dance by themselves Soft-shoe shuffle handled by radar YOKOHAMA, Japan – A traditional inn here is using a combination of traditional hospitality and Nissan autonomous driving technology to treating its guests to unusual amenities: self-parking slippers, tables and floor cushions. At first glance, the ProPILOT Park Ryokan… Continue reading Self-driving slippers? Yep, it’s the latest from Nissan

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So you thought autonomous cars would be safe…?

Autonomous cars: More questions than answers? All is not so safe – humans will have to be alert Easier settlement of vehicle insurance claims LONDON, England – Driverless cars could create a highway to confusion unless training and coaching catches up with the fast pace of change and helps drivers to cope with a whole… Continue reading So you thought autonomous cars would be safe…?

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Knysna Hill-climb: First look at the ticket prices

175 entry applications in three weeks Spectatating tickets now available online One-day, weekend, pits and VIP hospitality passes KNYSNA, South Africa – The Jaguar Hill-climb here has grown in popularity each year since its inception 2009 and the 2017 event from May 4-7, the organisers say, looks likely to be the most spectacular yet. There is… Continue reading Knysna Hill-climb: First look at the ticket prices

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Jaguar I-Pace: We’re a day ahead of the launch (V)

Virtual already – next 2016 Los Angeles auto show First Jaguar pure-electric performance car VIP guests get pre-show virtual reality experience LOS ANGELES, California – Jaguar says it has torn up the rule book in the creation of this concept electric SUV “with its supercar looks, sports-car performance and SUV space, all in one electric… Continue reading Jaguar I-Pace: We’re a day ahead of the launch (V)