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Suzuki scores against the big guys at Simola 2022

GEORGE, South Africa - Two Suzuki Swift Sport units - not usually seen as performance cars and representing the automaker with a manual and auto - set some unexpectedly fast times and even a place on their class podium.The cars set times of 54.913sec (Reuben van Niekerk, auto) and 54.580sec (Wesley Greybe, manual) whose time… Continue reading Suzuki scores against the big guys at Simola 2022

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Big plans from KIA for multi-model Niro

•Niro Plus ‘purpose-built vehicle’ (PBV) for some markets • Even to Niro Plus taxi model for hide operators • Units for business/recreation in some markets SEOUL, South Korea - Kia has revealed Niro Plus, its first ‘purpose-built vehicle’ (PBV) to help people and businesses move beyond traditional automotion and to benefit future mobilitit. It will… Continue reading Big plans from KIA for multi-model Niro

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Suzuki Swift SA’s best-selling car in April ’22

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Suzuki Auto SA in April 2022 set another sales record with 3696 new vehicles delivered to South African customers and a five more to regional customers. It was the fourth consecutive month of sales records for the brand. Naamsa – the industry business council – also reported the Suzuki Swift as… Continue reading Suzuki Swift SA’s best-selling car in April ’22

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Bad driver in charge? Here’s how NOT to be one…

Amber light? Challenge accepted! We’ve all experienced bad drivers from the truly dangerous (overtaking on a blind rise) to merely annoying (straddling two parking slots)o or those who try to beat a red light. So, given that you’ve shaken your fist at many such people, it’s difficult to ask yourself this question... Are you a… Continue reading Bad driver in charge? Here’s how NOT to be one…

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Congrats! VWSA produces millionth Polo for export

UITENHAGE, South Africa – Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and an ongoing shortage of semi-conductors Volkswagen SA has assembled its millionth Polo for export. The coastal factory has assembled Polos since 1996 but only started export in 2002 - eventually to 38 countries primarily for right-hand markets but also for left-handers. The same plant also assembles… Continue reading Congrats! VWSA produces millionth Polo for export

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California Mustang to sally forth in SA

• Ford SA to launch 2022 Mustang California Special • 100 units to be 330kW, five-litre, V8 Fastbacks • Enthusiasts to get 10-speed auto transmission PRETORIA, South Africa - The quintessential style of West Coast America - Ford's Mustang California Special - is on the way to South African with some styling bits bringing memories… Continue reading California Mustang to sally forth in SA

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Easter road-deaths halved – but it’s still bad news

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Deaths on Gauteng roads over the 2022 Easter holiday weekend - there were "only" 16 - were half the usual number. Good news for sure, but results for other provinces are yet to be published. CEO of MasterDrive Eugene Herbert, however, says things might not worth celebration... “The floods in kwaZulu-Natal… Continue reading Easter road-deaths halved – but it’s still bad news

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Spirit of Amarok: Off-road challenge starts for SA title

• Spirit of Amarok 4X4 2022 championship starts April 22 • Farewell to the current generation VW Amarok. • Next Amarok to arrive first quarter 2023 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The annual Spirit of Amarok 4X4 competition for non-professional precision driving will start today (April 22-June 27 2022) in Bloemfontein. Mark Handley, head of VW… Continue reading Spirit of Amarok: Off-road challenge starts for SA title

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Eyes on the road! Avoid distracted driving

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - April is recognised in the USA as 'Distracted Driving Awareness Month' though such road habits in the USA are actually globally endemic and can mainly be attributed to texting while driving. The month can be traced back to Shelley Forney who began to advocate safer driving after her daughter Erica (9)… Continue reading Eyes on the road! Avoid distracted driving