industry, Motoring News, volvo

Charmagne Mavudzi takes key role at Volvo Car SA

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Swedish automaker Volvo, as part of a global staff shuffle, has appointed South African Charmagne Mavudzi as Volvo Car SA's customer experience director.She joined the company in 2018 as head of marketing and communications after studying at the Gordon Business Institute but began her career as a tech entrepreneur before moving… Continue reading Charmagne Mavudzi takes key role at Volvo Car SA

industry, Mercedes-Benz, Motoring News, sport cars

‘Merican muscle from Mercedes Black – new GT on way

ATLANTA, Georgia - For those who desire - and are wealthy enough! - the best in AMG performance. Few competitors, their builders say, can match the exclusivity, rarity, and track-optimised performance of the AMG Black Series. Mercedes says one can think of the Black Series as AMG's most extrovert, most track-focused, most exclusive, limited-production models.… Continue reading ‘Merican muscle from Mercedes Black – new GT on way

driver training, driving tips, industry, Motoring News, vehicle maintenance

Dynamic-duo: Telematics and training mean fleet savings

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Fuel savings, extending the life of your fleet, intensifying your advanced road craft training - each a technique suggested by MasterDrive to reduce fleet costs.And then there's fleet telematics...''Telematics are not just there to keep an eye on your drivers,'' says MasterDrive's Eugene Herbert. ''They can, for instance, report bad driving… Continue reading Dynamic-duo: Telematics and training mean fleet savings

Fiat, industry, Motoring News

New boss appointed for Fiat Chrysler SA network

MIDRAND, Gauteng - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has appointed Ismaeel Hassen as CEO for South Africa as current CEO Pierre Martin Bos heads for a new post in Morocco. The Corner congratulates you both... Bos told The Corner before heading north: "The Covid pandemic has placed many challenges on the global automotive industry - but… Continue reading New boss appointed for Fiat Chrysler SA network

Audi, industry, Motoring News, vehicle maintenance

Audi SA launches ‘affordable’ service plans for older vehicles

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Audi SA has launched what it describes as ''an affordable'' service concept for its vehicles that are six to 13 years old (or have covered fewer than 270 000km) and are outside standard an Audi Freeway Plan or Freeway Plan Extension. This concept gives cover for two years and/or 30 000km… Continue reading Audi SA launches ‘affordable’ service plans for older vehicles

electric cars, Fiat, industry, Motoring News, new models

Latest Fiat 500 curtsies to Italian politicos for electric launch

ROME, Italy - The 2020 version of the now venerable Fiat 500 has had its institutional debut at the Palazzo del Quirinale where the battery buggy was shown to Italian president Sergio Mattarella then to Palazzo Chigi, to be shown to Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte. The little car is the third generation of the… Continue reading Latest Fiat 500 curtsies to Italian politicos for electric launch

driver training, Ford, industry, Motoring News, road safety

Driving skills for life: Take some advice from Ford

PRETORIA, South Africa - Ford’s Driving Skills For Life programme has refused to stop reminding young drivers about the importance of safe road-use despite now being a not particularly active part of the year for training.Think Covid-19 and the ANC's restrictions on road-travel...DSFL, using new products such as the Ford Figo Freestyle and EcoSport Ambiente… Continue reading Driving skills for life: Take some advice from Ford

4x4, Buyers' advice, industry, Motoring News, new models, off-road

Ineos Auto reveals upcoming super-tough Grenadier 4×4

LONDON, England - Ineos Automotive has revealed the exterior design of the Grenadier, a future no-nonsense 4x4 vehicle for the world for which steps have been taken on the road towards production. And there is no doubt about where the inspiration for what is intended to be the toughest, go-anywhere, last forever, on- and off-roader… Continue reading Ineos Auto reveals upcoming super-tough Grenadier 4×4

driver training, driving tips, industry, Motoring News, road safety, trucks

Beaten the ‘flu bug? Time to take on your fuel bill…

WHAT GOES DOWN MUST GO UP! That's the First Law of the Fuel Price around the world and South Africa is no exception with stiff increases already in place to add to the misery of the Covid plague. Before June 2020's hefty fuel price increase South Africa saw large decreases in the fuel price. Which… Continue reading Beaten the ‘flu bug? Time to take on your fuel bill…

Buyers' advice, industry, lexus, Motoring News, toyota

Toyota back into high gear with parts warehouse build

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Toyota SA has moved into high gear with a R365-million project to double the size of its East Rand parts distribution warehouse to 80 000m² to create the largest such building in the southern hemisphere. Toyota SA's president and CEO Andrew Kirkby told The Corner in a media release: “This investment will… Continue reading Toyota back into high gear with parts warehouse build