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Fuse lit for SA used-vehicles explosion – Mienie

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Used-car sales in South Africa during May 2020 mimicked new–car sales and were, understandably, down on 2019, but the public are demonstrating increasing interest in buying second- or third-hand. More than 17 000 used cars were sold on AutoTrader in May 2020 versus more than 36 000 in the same month… Continue reading Fuse lit for SA used-vehicles explosion – Mienie

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VWSA revs up: Production, exports, resume at SA plant

UITENHAGE, South Africa – Production of VW products in South Africa has resumed in full after re-starting on May 4 2020 with the phased arrival if essential employees. That has been followed by a gradual ramp-up of its local production in Uitenhage, near the coastal city of Port Elizaeth. Since then the automaker has begun… Continue reading VWSA revs up: Production, exports, resume at SA plant

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VW Annie gets redone – at the age of fifty-one

A Christmas tale about a motoring miracle Annie gets redone at age of fifty-one Kathleen and her car, back on the road again HERNDON, Virginia – Kathleen Brooks bought her first Beetle in December 1966 in Riverside, California, and as the new year dawned the following month she elected to name her shiny new car…… Continue reading VW Annie gets redone – at the age of fifty-one

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Pop in to a VW dealer: They’ll take you to the Maxx!

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – VW’s Polo Vivo range had added a ”sized-up” hatch derivative, the Maxx, defined by new exterior and interior features which together lift the car a little further from the tar – or gravel. For instance, a suspension raised by 15mm, 17” alloy wheels-rims designated as ‘Canyon’, silver exterior mirrors, Maxx lettering on… Continue reading Pop in to a VW dealer: They’ll take you to the Maxx!

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Sandero Stepway Plus: SA’s ‘most affordable’ car goes upmarket

Renault move up with Stepway Plus Still SA’s most affordable family car Leads competitors with cabin comforts RENAULT/NISSAN’S- for it’s badged as Renault but assembled in South Africa by corporate partner Nissan – Sandero hatchback crossover has greatly improved since its launch in this country way back in 2009 and is now a common sight… Continue reading Sandero Stepway Plus: SA’s ‘most affordable’ car goes upmarket

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Another chukka rolls round for VW’s Polo

VW’s contribution to the SA entry-level list Five new Polo models still ‘entry level’ Prices rise to a quarter-million bucks ONCE-UPON-A-TIME, in the dark and dangerous 1970’s, there came the VW Golf and everybody and his mom loved it. They sold. Boy did they sold! Then the rand crashed and the then ‘entry’ Golf became… Continue reading Another chukka rolls round for VW’s Polo

VW Polo Vivo for build in Kenya. Image: VW/Quickpic
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Once the Beetle, now the Polo, for Kenya build

• Agreement to produce Polo Vivo with local partner • Beginning of engagement in emerging market • Production scheduled to commence at end of 2016 NAIROBI, Kenya / WOLFSBURG, Germany – Volkswagen continues to drive forward with the regionalisation of the global automotive business. The brand is planning to start production of the Polo Vivo… Continue reading Once the Beetle, now the Polo, for Kenya build

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Demand for used stunts new vehicle sales

Sales trend continues downward More buyers opting for used Average new price near R300 000 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Sales of new vehicles continued on a downward trend through August 2016 as the financial squeeze continued and buyers were forced to opt for used rather than new. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA… Continue reading Demand for used stunts new vehicle sales

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Jacked Up! VW updates its mini minicar

Sharp new looks, more tech on way for VW city car Turbo one-litre TSI engine joins the Up! range In the UK, 32 models from which to choose LONDON, England – Volkswagen’s Up!, launched back in 2011 with a grand show the night before the first day of one of the world’s greatest auto shows,… Continue reading Jacked Up! VW updates its mini minicar