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Isuzu SA going big with Icelandic KB bakkies conversions

Isuzu going B-I-G with its KB range in SA Icelandic company involved in special vehicles Special conversion jobs on Isuzu D-MAX trucks PORT ELIZABETH South Africa - An exclusive and very well-specced Isuzu D-MAX Arctic AT 35 is about to become the brand's flagship in South African showrooms and the required parts are coming all… Continue reading Isuzu SA going big with Icelandic KB bakkies conversions

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Special RAM at Chicago show: Catalogue of 170 accessories

Catalogue of more than 170 Mopar accessories Modified Ram 2500 Heavy Duty has off-road lights Concept products include beadlock wheel rims CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - The Mopar and Ram Truck brands unveiled at the February 2019 Chicago auto show included a modified Ram 2500 Heavy Duty truck to highlight some of more than 170 products Mopar has for… Continue reading Special RAM at Chicago show: Catalogue of 170 accessories

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Mahindra goes upmarket with its S10 Karoo edition

Higher specification, additional accessories Option of cosmetic package or body-colour canopy S10 Karoo Edition produced in South Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Indian automaker Mahindra's South African sales team, to celebrate a surge in vehicle sales, has gone upmarket in the bakkie world with a 4x2 or 4x4 Mahindra S10 Karoo Edition. Rajesh Gupta, CEO of… Continue reading Mahindra goes upmarket with its S10 Karoo edition

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Desert triumph as Toyota SA team convoys to 2019 Dakar win

Triumph for South Africa in 2019 Dakar Teamwork paid off on final leg of the race Last-leg formation flying by Toyota team mates PISCO, Peru - The final stage of Dakar 2019 has ended at the bivouac in Pisco with Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel bringing home their South African-built… Continue reading Desert triumph as Toyota SA team convoys to 2019 Dakar win

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Will crime cause demise of SA’s much-loved bakkie?

Car or bakkie - which makes more sense? Working space, 600kg load, safely locked in More versatility than SA's beloved trucks FOR GENERATIONS South Africa has been bakkie crazy - many of us grew up with a light truck in the driveway and many businesses needing a versatile workhorse/delivery vehicle chose a bakkie. Opel's Corsa,… Continue reading Will crime cause demise of SA’s much-loved bakkie?

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Steady day in dunes as Attiyah leads near Dakar end

Al Attiyah / Baumel further extend overall lead De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz fourth on Stage 8 SA Toyota team Ten Brinke / Panseri forced out PISCO, Peru -A 360km test on Tuesday saw the Dakar rally return to the coastal town of Pisco and for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah (Qatar) and… Continue reading Steady day in dunes as Attiyah leads near Dakar end

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‘Jingle bells, jingle bells…’ but hauling a Christmas tree not fine

Tie down that tree or face a possibly giant fine Most drivers are unaware of safe-loading laws Only 40% admitted not securing their tree at all LONDON, England - About 75% of vehicle owners in the UK have little or no idea about the laws covering the safe road transport of a Christmas tree, according… Continue reading ‘Jingle bells, jingle bells…’ but hauling a Christmas tree not fine

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Mahindra offering special deal on new double-cab Karoo

Double-cab S6 variant of its popular Pik Up Launched with first run-limited Karoo Edition Offers 'performance, style and affordability' JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Mahindra SA is going local with the name of its latest limited-edition double-cab and the start of local production. Meet the Mahindra Pik Up Karoo... The bakkie, the automakers says, will not… Continue reading Mahindra offering special deal on new double-cab Karoo

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Changan bakkies: Making sense of dropside pick-ups

Changan bakkies - the upside of dropsides Great for light deliveries to moving house No wheel-arch intrusion - 2.7m load length JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - When you’re talking bakkies and the sentence includes “dropside”, according to Chinese company Changan, a new boy in the South African small-bakkie market, ''it means more than meets the eye...'' They're… Continue reading Changan bakkies: Making sense of dropside pick-ups

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Ford SA forging ahead with global sales – and SA job creation

Nine years on, and R11bn has poured into SA plant Production capacity 168 000 vehicles a year More jobs, further SA growth for world sales PRETORIA, Gauteng – Ford Motor Company has invested R11-billion in its South African operations since 2009 with the result that the automaker has reached its highest-yet production capacity for its Ranger and… Continue reading Ford SA forging ahead with global sales – and SA job creation