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Out of India: New boss for VW SA cars

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Steffen Knapp has been appointed head of VW cars in South Africa to replace Martina Biene. Knapp, originally from Germany, has come from VW India where, the company told The Corner, he developed a successful turnaround strategy for the brand. READ MORE VW features on Carmans Corner Mike Glendinning, VWSA sales… Continue reading Out of India: New boss for VW SA cars

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Up goes the diesel – and all grades of petrol?

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Further fuel-rices are on the horizon according to Automobile Association mid-month fuel price data from the Central Energy Fund which suggests that unless things change by month-end ''South Africa's fragile economy is set for a major hit''. Petrol could rise by 80c/litre, the AA says, diesel 61c/litre, and illuminating paraffin 63c/litre, and… Continue reading Up goes the diesel – and all grades of petrol?

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New Fiat 500 – two more titles for Italian cutie

LONDON, England - The New Fiat 500 has received another award here in the UK, this time being named 'Convertible of the Year' and 'Best Small electric car for the city' by What Car? magazine in its 2021 Coty awards.  The jury praised the New 500's handling, driving style, range, price and refreshed interiors and… Continue reading New Fiat 500 – two more titles for Italian cutie

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Good year for VWSA despite Covid – and rush of new models for 2021 –

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Despite the Covid pandemic severely hurting automotive sales in 2020 VWSA, which consists of Volkswagen passenger and commercial vehicles and Audi, the company ended 2020 as the car-market leader in South Africa. That's according to Mike Glendinning, VWSA's sales and marketing director, who told The Corner in a media communication: “2020… Continue reading Good year for VWSA despite Covid – and rush of new models for 2021 –

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Back-to-work driving: Take it easy, folks…

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - The Christmas holidays gone, back-to-work driving is going to be different to previous years as the country battles a second wave of the coronavirus and returns to level three lockdown. Many companies are still operating remotely but people who do need to travel must think about issues that were not… Continue reading Back-to-work driving: Take it easy, folks…

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Silent and friendly: New security with Tracker’s CareGuard

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Tracker’s unique new service, Tracker CareGuard, is claiming an international first with a rapid mobile emergency response anytime, anywhere, in South Africa. Here's how it works... The service includes partnership with technology platform Aura to give an immediate armed response anywhere in South Africa by the client simply dropping a location… Continue reading Silent and friendly: New security with Tracker’s CareGuard

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Perils of the parking garage – multi-floor or open air

NEW YORK - Car-parks. Rated the busiest places with which drivers must contend: People walking behind your car, trolleys abandoned in the lanes... drivers need an extra set of eyes to avoid all obstacles. In fact, according to the American Automotive Fleet’s annual accident management survey, 46% of vehicles were damaged when parked.   The… Continue reading Perils of the parking garage – multi-floor or open air

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Subaru boosts power for 2021 Forester AWD range

More powerful 2.5-litre Boxer engine added New Sport trim and water-repellent upholstery More options and personalised trim JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Subaru Southern Africa is to launch a Forester SUV version with more power, more tech and advanced safety systems. The Forester has been around in South Africa for a quarter-century and claims to have… Continue reading Subaru boosts power for 2021 Forester AWD range

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Like it or not, there’s a new set of badges for Kia

SEOUL, South Korea - Kia has revealed its new corporate logo and global brand slogan as part of a transformation and re-branding of its automotive products. ‘’The introduction of the new logo,’’ the company told The Corner through a media release, ‘’represents Kia’s ambitions to establish leadership in the mobility industry by revamping nearly all… Continue reading Like it or not, there’s a new set of badges for Kia

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Spray lube goes uptech with Action Can’s TwinSpray

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Action Can AC-90 TwinSpray, now available in South Africa, is a new product among multi-purpose lubricants that's now available from parts stores and outher outlets in South Africa. It's seen as a product for expert use but has the benefit of a mechanism that prevents ; accidental discharge during transport or… Continue reading Spray lube goes uptech with Action Can’s TwinSpray