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Land Rover’s Hard Top branding becoming serious business

PRETORIA, South Africa - Land Rover has confirmed that the 2020 commercial Defender 90 and 110 units will restore the Hard Top name to its 4x4 family but notes: ''The New Defender 90 and 110 Hard Tops are not planned for introduction to South Africa. Land Rover SA has reviewed the potential for introduction of… Continue reading Land Rover’s Hard Top branding becoming serious business

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Toyota and Hino switching to electric to keep on truckin’

DURBAN, South Africa - There's a swing towards electrification for many forms of transport but Toyota is developing hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles while also bringing Toyota Group electric vehicles to market. A major project to develop a heavy duty fuel cell truck is a joint venture by Toyota and its wholly-owned, truck subsidiary, Hino. There's an… Continue reading Toyota and Hino switching to electric to keep on truckin’

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2020 Opel newbies: freshened buses, cars and vans

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - 2020 promises to be an exciting year for Opel here in southern Africa. The planned arrival of the new  Astra – with its adjusted styling – will happen in the second quarter. The Zafira Life and the Vivaro Cargo panel van will arrive in the third quarter, each with a two-litre… Continue reading 2020 Opel newbies: freshened buses, cars and vans

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VW still up for life-and-death challenge of SA rhino poaching

VW Commercial still backs Wilderness Foundation More 1 000 000km driven to support rhinos since 2011 Amarok bakkies for renewed sponsorship JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - 7720 rhino have been killed by poachers in South Africa since 2010. It's a stark figure that should horrify any thinking person. That's at least two, every day to steal muti… Continue reading VW still up for life-and-death challenge of SA rhino poaching

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Nissan to produce award-winning Navara bakkie in SA

Major investment in plant, equipment, training LCV export hub for Navara, NP200 and NP300 bakkies Significant job creation at plant and parts supply chain PRETORIA, South Africa - Nissan has announced a R3-billion investment in its facility in Pretoria to prepare for assembly of the next-generation Nissan Navara bakkie. The plan involves nearly doubling production… Continue reading Nissan to produce award-winning Navara bakkie in SA

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New car or van for ’18? Try the Opel range

Turbo keynote to coming 2019 vehicles First to come will be a 120Y Special Edition In March will come an OPC-Line sport pack CAPE TOWN, South Africa: Opel, a brand about to celebrate its 120th anniversary, will bring seven new models to showrooms across South Africa through 2019, supported by a multitude of specification updates… Continue reading New car or van for ’18? Try the Opel range

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‘Intelligent’ tyre monitors good for six years or 600 000km

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa -  MAN Automotive SA has selected Continental's Intelligent Tyres fitted with ContiPressureCheck for its premium range of EfficientLine trucks. The deal will permit real-time monitoring of tyre performance, pressure and temperature so fleet managers and drivers will be able to reduce downtime and improve operating efficiency. Continental Tyre SA's Darren Voges told… Continue reading ‘Intelligent’ tyre monitors good for six years or 600 000km

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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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Cute Combo on way to SA from Opel in 2019

1000kg capacity - with overload warning Two, three, or five seating configuration ...and all-wheel drive for country customers JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - All-new van, the Opel Combo, will reach South Africa in March 2019 already adorned with the 2019 International Van of the Year trophy. Each model, Opel says, has its own personality but each shares… Continue reading Cute Combo on way to SA from Opel in 2019