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New headquarters for Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo has made the Centro Stile its new headquarters, a historic inspiration with sentimental value to the brand. Due to our current global situation with the virus, the brand has reconsidered traditional working methods and has developed the new headquarters in such a manner that it is welcoming and inviting to the heartbeat of the brand- which is the employees. ...

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Auto Shanghai receives an enlightenment on Chery’s EXEED

Modernization is part of growth and has become the newest trend in vehicles and vehicle technology. The Chery brand has been following this course passionately and this was only furthered by a recent revealing. Armed with ‘Extremely Intelligent’ products, the brand insists that they ae going to provide consumers with an enhanced traveling experience when presenting the new EXEED model...

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Van Rooyen takes a prize at Zwartkops

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s Global Touring Car (GTC) team took prizes at Zartkops with Michael van Rooyen and Mandla Mdakane who took the second place. “Our weekend got off to a strong start with the qualifying session,” said Van Rooyen. “We struggled a bit during...

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The new Hyundai Staria will be coming to SA later in this year

The motoring industry, motoring enthusiasts and Hyundai lovers have been buzzing with excitement about the new Staria coming to SA in the latter part of the year. It will reach a broad market seeing as there is an option of a 2-11 seat configuration and that there is two derivatives in the lineup: The Staria and Staria Premium. ...

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Mitsubishi Motors South Africa is styling it up

Mitsubishi Motors dealerships in South Africa and neighboring countries are undergoing remodeling. “Our new corporate and visual identity communicate our vision, purpose, values, cultures and behaviour by using images, styles, colours and themes that represent the brand,” ...

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Lexus’s Hideki Matsuyama takes a win

Lexus ambassador, Hideki Matsuyama has taken the title of the first Japanese man to win a major. As one of the official representatives of Summer Olympics Matsuyama has taken first place at an ideal time as the Olympics will be taking place in Tokyo later this year.   ...

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A new high-tech warehouse in Linbro Park for Mahindra

Mahindra South Africa opened a new national parts warehouse in Linbro Business Park in Johannesburg. This warehouse is 30-percent bigger than the Jet Park warehouse and features a new shelving system to optimize space. It also has a cutting edge tracing system that allows for real-time tracking of all parts to provide staff with an efficient, totally paperless working environment. ...

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Ford Wildlife Foundation reaches out to the People in Conservation Programme

The Ford Wildlife Foundation gifts the People in Conservation (PIC) Programme with a Ford Ranger. This programme is focused on environmental challenges and the welfare of locals and with a help of this Double Cab, the team will be able to assist the community for the next two years. &l...

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Kia South Africa introduces their new PR & Communications Manager

Kia has seen plenty of exciting developments in the last couple of months not only in their vehicle range and charitable efforts but also in other aspects as well. Now added to their constant evolution and development is a new PR and Communications Manager. As of the 1 of April, Terence Steenkamp will join the Kia family in their Marketing department. Steenkamp is extremely well-informed not only...

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Chery sees success, not only in China

The Chery brand has done it again- it has taken the title, for the 18th time, as the best in sales among all the Chinese passenger vehicle brands. Chery has exported 114 000 units, this means they have increased their year on year by 18.7-percent. All of this success is accredited to the continued development of their international product. ...

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Gift of the Givers receives a Sportage from Kia

Kia, a brand not only known for their value for money vehicles but also their kindheartedness and generosity has once again added reached out into the community. Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman, founder of Gift of the Givers Foundation, has been gifted with a new Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi EX AWD. This will help Dr. Sooliman with travelling and assisting where necessary on humanitarian missions. ...

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More about JAC Motors’ new T8

JAC Motors’ new, advanced T8 will be available in more than 40 countries. Since the debut of pick-ups in2017, JAC has seen success at more than 50 of its dealers in South Africa. I think that the T8 will be doing well in the leisure pick-up segment with its new offerings. "The n...

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Take care this Easter holiday

After a lot of travel restrictions and lockdown limitations, South Africans will be able to travel for the Easter holiday period to explore our beautiful country. This holiday period is iconic for having countless road accidents and fatalities and according to the AA, it is the responsibility of the road user to take care of themselves and their loved ones by being attentive at all times. ...

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2.5 million Fiat 500s have left the Stellantis floor

2.5-million is a lot of vehicles- for one plant to produce that amount of vehicles is impressive and the Stellantis plant in Tychy has just reached the remarkable goal. With so many Fiat 500s leaving this production floor, the team had some celebrating to do- they had broken the record for single model vehicle production. ...

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The all-new Subaru Outback is coming to SA and we can’t wait to see it!

After driving so many vehicles in the past couple of weeks regretfully I haven’t had the opportunity to test drive something from the Subaru range. So, when Subaru South Africa announced the anticipated arrival of the all-new Subaru Outback SUV needless to say I cannot wait to test what I think could be more of a sporty, rouged SUV. Apparently, the Outback is going to be the mo...

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Hyundai gives us sneak peeks of the all-new KONA N

Hyundai Motor has been giving us sneak peeks at the all-new KONA N. the Kona N will be the first SUV of Hyundai to receive the N badge as well as a sporty look and challenging attitude. This athletic appearance is all thanks to its unique physique that is Hyu...

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The Ford Ranger takes Top title at CAR Top 12 Best Buys for the 10th tim

The Ford Ranger has taken first place in CAR Magazine’s 2021 Top 12 Best Buys in the double-cab pickup category. The blue oval brand is not new to this however and has taken this title home for the 10th year in a row. “A big factor in CAR’s Best Buy awards is the legacy vote. If a vehicle has won nine times before – as is the case with the Ford Ranger – it’s going to nee...

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Hyundai NEXO receives a terrfic Green NCAP rating

The Hyundai NEXO has been awarded a five-star rating from Green NCAP. This means that the vehicle has excellent energy efficiency and emissions. The Green NCAP is a self-governing initiative that focusses on the development of clean, safe vehicles by mean of intricate testing. Looking at 3 key aspects - clean air, energy efficiency and greenhouse gases, the ...

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Kia is electrifying the motoring industry

A sneak peek of the new ‘EV6’ has been publicised. This will be the brand’s dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) from the new EV platform. The EV6 will also adopt a new design philosophy where they focus on electrification. ...

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Toyota recognises its exceptional dealers.

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) recognises its best performing dealers of 2020 who have been headstrong during this troubling times. 2020 has seen its lowest amount of sales in 18 years and his is all due to the pandemic. Toyota, Lexus and Hino are recognised every year for their loyalty to franchise values, expansion initiatives, and service to customers, conservational care and s...

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Kia is electrifying the motoring industry

The EV6 will also A sneak peek of the new ‘EV6’ has been publicised. This will be the brand’s dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) from the new EV platform. adopt a new design philosophy where they focus on electrification. ...

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The Golf 8 GTI is coming to South Africa

Since its first appearance in July 2013, the current Golf GTI has seen 14 252 finding homes in South Africa. The GTI has achieved brilliance in South Africa- it is one of the biggest GTI lovers outside Europe and it also took the title as the best-selling hatch in 2020 with a 29.1-percent of the market. ...

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The new Opel Corsa range is here and ready to rumble

The new Opel Corsa, Corsa Edition and Corsa Elegance have been introduced at the beginning of 2021. In its sixth generation, buyers are offered the option of two engine choices- a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated and a 1.2-litre turbo engine as well as two transmission options- a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic. As one of the lightest in its segment thanks to endless hours of eng...

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Ford Wildlife Foundation loans the Wildlife ACT Emergency Response Fund a Ford Ranger Double Cab 4x4 for two years.

Ford has gifted the Wildlife ACT Emergency Response Fund at the Somkhanda Game Reserve with a Ford Ranger Double Cab 4x4. The Wildlife ACT is focussed on safeguarding endangered species using defensible monitoring and conservation projects. At the Somkhanda Game Reserve in Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, they concentrate on the monitoring of African wild dogs, lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo...

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Hyundai excels in Arctic snow

Hyundai Motorsport has taken first place in the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in Arctic Rally Finland, the second round of the season. Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja won with 17.5-seconds and Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe also Hyunda...

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MSA and SYMC has cut ties

Mahindra South Africa (MSA) and the SsangYong Motor Company (SYMC) has cut ties. Mahindra South Africa used to look after SYMC customers since the South Korean brand withdrew from South Africa four years ago by offering a comprehensive parts range and servicing SYMC customers. ...

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Gaborone will acquire a new Mitsubishi Motors dealership

The Mitsubishi family is growing, Mitsubishi Motors is adding a new Mitsubishi dealership in Gaborone. Mitsubishi Motors Gaborone will be owned and managed by the BB Motor group. “BB Motors, run by the Bhamjee family, approached us as the African repres...

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The facelifted Opel Crossland is coming to South Africa

Opel’s Crossland has been facelifted and now boasts a new look and a new fascia with the Opel Vizor. The Crossland will now have a grille and headlight integration for a gorgeously futuristic appearance. The Vizor doesn’t just look good, it also creates accommodation for modern technologies like sensors and cameras. ...

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Ford Wildlife Foundation endorses EWT Drylands Conservation Programme

The NPO, Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) Drylands Conservation Programme has received a new Ford Ranger from the Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) and this is to support emerging and commercial farmers. “Good management of our arid drylands has a direct co...

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The new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander has made its debut

MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC), in partnership with Amazon, has unveiled the new 2022 OUTLANDER crossover SUV via Amazon Live. The Outlander is the first vehicle of the brand to feature their new design theme but its still promises the Mitsubishi quality ...

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Volkswagen Group South Africa receives Top Employer Award

The globally accepted Top Employer Award has been granted to the Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA). This is in acknowledgement of first-rate working conditions provided to employees like employee wellbeing consideration and unremitting expansion of aptitudes. An impressive feat considering the challenges that 2020 has brought with the pandemic. ...

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The Abarth 595 takes another win at Auto Motor und Sport’s “Best Cars”

With 25.6-percent of Auto Motor und Sport’s supporters behind them, Abarth has taken yet another win. The Abarth 595/695 has been crowned the "Best Car" in the Mini Cars/Import segment and it took second place overall which is seriously impressive considering Auto Motor und Sport readers voted on 387 different vehicles presently available. ...

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Alfa Romeo Giulia takes another award at Auto Motor und Sport’s Best Car 2021

The motoring magazine, Auto Motor und Sport, has crowned the Alfa Romeo Giulia as the "Best Car 2021”. Although this is nothing new for the vehicle as it has seen this achievement four times in the previous five years. Competition was tough but the Italian took lead with 22-per...

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Continental shuffles management of Specialty Tires business unit

Continental will be seeing repositioning in their management where Wolfgang Thomale who is the head of the Specialty Tires business unit, will also be responsible for the associated Two-Wheel Tires section. He will be taking over from Thomas Falke who will now be overseeing the Commercial Specialty Tires section. ...

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Suzuki’s Vitara Brezza is not available in South Africa.

“Since its first introduction and especially after being voted the Indian Car of the Year in 2017, the Vitara Brezza has built a loyal following. We are very excited about welcoming it to the South African family, where its combination of high specifications and generous interior space are sure to win over the hearts of our SUV-loving market,” says André Venter, di...

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FCA has accomplishing dealers

To identify their finest- performing dealers, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) South Africa has hosted their annual dealer awards. 2020 has debatably been one of the most challenging years and Ismaeel Hassen, CEO of FCA South Africa believes this as well. He commented that their dealers stayed spirited and still supplied notable sales marks and chief customer service, which is a priority for the brand....

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The new Peugeot 2008’s pricing has been released in South Africa

The new Peugeot 2008 SUV is being promoted on South African shores from the end of the first month of 2021. The 2008 and its GT-L...

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Goodyear South Africa receives Top Employer for the sixth time.

Goodyear South Africa has received the title of Top Employer South Africa by the independent Top Employers Institute. This confirms their intentions to provide the best Human Resources (HR) policies and procedures for their employees. The HR Best Practices Survey looks at twenty topics such as People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Well-being and Diversity &...

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Ford Invests a record-breaking amount of money to streamline productivity and provide more jobs locally

  Ford Motor Company is making history in South Africa by investing R15.8 billion in manufacturing operations. This is one of the biggest investments in motoring South Africa and it is also beneficial for the American brand as it enhances their productivity and it creates new job opportunities locally. Diann...

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The New 500 takes new titles from What Car?

What Car? Has crowned the new 500 as “Convertible of the Year” and “Best Small electric car for the city” This is thanks to terrific features such as its pleasant driving, its expansive range, pricing and updated inside. It has another ...

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Drastic developments can be expected for South Africa’s aftersales

The plans for South Africa’s vehicle aftermarket have been announced by the Competition Commission. The goal of this is to encourage more competition in terms of manufacturing, repairs, insurance and financing. Furthermore, it will also be beneficial in the fact that more historically disadvantaged individuals will also be taken into consideration. These plans will be taken int...

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The new, updated Audi R8

The pre-launch of the Audi R8 V10 has been kicked off and VIP customers in South Africa have seen deliveries of their vehicle. The official retail launch has been set from the 1st of April 2021. The V10 engine is highly responsive and sports a throaty sound. 5.2 FSI generates 449kW of power and 560Nm of...

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New Mazda CX-30 revealed in South Africa

The second model of the Mazda CX-30 compact SUV has been revealed. This new compact SUV falls between the CX-3 and CX-5. It’s inspired by the KODO design philosophy by combining SUV dimensions and a sleek physique while the intuitively designed cabin ensures sensibleness and ease. There are three derivatives...

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Kelvin van der Linde participates in Formula E

Formula E is introducing a new edition of its virtual championship “Formula E Accelerate,” and the competition will start from the 28th January and will finish on the 25th of March. The Formula E championship has been making waves with over 70-million views and thousands of articles in online and print media. The new Formula E Accelerate has fresh enhancements like Attack Mode ...

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Mahindra XUV300 scores 5-star safety rating

Mahindra South Africa publicised that its XUV300, has been given the highest 5-Star Safety Rating by Global NCAP. This means that the XUV300 is the first ever vehicle in Africa to score the highest safety rating among cars tested so far by Global NCAP. Furthermore, it scored a 4-Star child safety rating. Side-impac...

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Three exciting ways your Ford Ranger will help you keep to your New Year fitness resolutions

After years of following the wrong diet, living a busy and stressful lifestyle we experience what many calls ‘letting yourself go’. What do most resort to? Making an abrupt and sudden decision to get in shape in the New Year, after all, they say ?a new year, a new me’. Anyone can...

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The wait is over- Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) releases testing videotape of the All-New OUTLANDER

Great news to all Mitsubishi supporters and lovers as Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) released a video of the all-new OUTLANDER being tuned a bit and tested. There is so much excitement and anticipation, but luckily the all-new OUTLANDER will make its international debut on the 16th of February 16 at 3 pm PST/6 ...

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Hyundai shines in Rallye Monte-Carlo

The Hyundai Motorsport podium account has been opened for this year’s FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) where Thierry Neuville and Martin Wydaeghe took the third spot in the Rallye Monte-Carlo. The Belgians got a move on in their first WRC crew event to advance into the podium posit...

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Ford Ranger Raptor benefits from standard General Grabber AT3

A tough and conquering pickup, the Ford Ranger Raptor not only has a uniquely designed suspension but it now also has high-quality General Grabber AT3 all-terrain tyre as standard.  “We are delighted that our General Grabber AT3 has been selected for 100-percent f...

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Volkswagen Group South Africa tops passenger vehicle market during the pandemic-hit in 2020

Johannesburg. Despite a year that was severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA), which consists of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles brands as well as Audi, ended 2020 as the passenger car market leader in South Africa. “2020 was a challenging year no...

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