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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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Jaguar Land Rover retail sales continue to recover

Jaguar Land Rover marked the end of 2020 with a second successive quarter-on-quarter recovery in sales, despite the continuing impact of Covid-19.  Retail sales for the quarter ending 31 December 2020 were 128,469 vehicles, 13.1% higher than the 113,569 vehicles sold in...

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Lara Venter- Group Parts Wholesale Manager at BB Motor Group

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New driving laws to be implemented this year

It is expected that the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act and the new demerit system will be brought into practice this year. The Aarto Act assures that the penalty is paid and points are accumulated when a traffic violation was committed while the demerit is aimed more at vehicle owners. According to the Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, a national roll-out is due for the 1...

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All-new Sorento wins ‘Large SUV of the year’ at 2021 What Car? Car of the Year awards

Kia’s flagship SUV, the all-new Sorento, has made a strong start to the year, being named ‘Large SUV of the Year’ at the 2021 What Car? Car of the Year Awards. Up against worthy competition in the Large SUV category, the What Car? judging panel chose the Sorento for its impressive fuel economy, dr...

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A shocking 29.1% plummet of new vehicle sales since 2019

We have all seen and felt the devastating impact of Covid-19, especially for those in the motoring industry. When looking at the figures we see a drastic fall of 29.1% vehicle units being sold monthly in SA in 2020, a total of 536,612 vehicle units were sold on a monthly basis sales in 2019. This news, however, doe...

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Toyota Hiace and Quantum models upgraded

Upgraded Driver Guard for Hiace Ses’fikile South Africa’s most-loved people mover has received an upgrade in response to the prevailing Covid-19 operating conditions. In support of the local taxi industry and ensuring the safety of both drivers and commuters...

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Tracker introduces Tracker CareGuard powered by Aura

A world first, WhatsApp-based rapid mobile armed response service ...

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Toyota records its highest LCV market share in history

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) registered its highest ever LCV market share in 2020 (41.9% – courtesy of the marque’s segment stalwarts, Hilux and Hiace). In December alone, Toyota recorded a market share of 45.7% in the Light Commercial Vehicle segment – which translates to 4 939 out of the 10 161 vehicles sold by the company last month. As many as 3 233 Hilux and 1 221 Hiace models found ...

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A seven month grace period on licences announced by the Minister of Transport

Good news was given to motorists in South Africa when the Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, announced on the 3rd of December that a further seven month grace period is given to all learners licences, driving licences, temporary driving licences and professional driving permits that have expired from the 26 March 2020 up until the 31 of December 2020. These will still be valid until the 31 August 2021. ...

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Kia unveils new logo and global brand slogan to flare up its bold transformation for the future

Kia has revealed its new corporate logo and global brand slogan that signify the automaker’s bold transformation and all-new brand purpose. The introduction of the new logo represents Kia’s ambitions to establish a leadership position in the future mobility industry by revamping nearly all facets of its business. ...

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Third consecutive stage win for Al-Attiyah/Baumel on stage 4

Stage 4 of Dakar 2021 saw TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel record their third consecutive stage win, when they brought their Toyota Hilux home in the fastest time on the route between Wadi Ad-Dawasir and the Saudi capital of Riyadh. The pair were kept honest by Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings, who were third on the stage – and have now moved up into fifth place in...

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TOYOTA GAZOO celebrates Al-Attiyah that wins again; Lategan shines on stage 3

A second consecutive stage win for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel gave the team plenty to cheer about on Stage 3 of Dakar 2021. But then Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings added to the joy by posting the second-fastest time on the looped stage t...

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Jaguar Racing unveils I-TYPE 5 race car ahead of new Formula E campaign

Jaguar Racing has revealed its brand-new electric race car, the Jaguar I-TYPE 5, in a virtual launch 50 days before season seven of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. ...

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Survival on opening stage of DAKAR 2021 top priority for TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

The opening stage of Dakar 2021 turned out to be a stern test, especially for the crews at the head of the field. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel was the first car into Stage 1, having won the prologue near Jeddah on January 2nd. The pair found their p...

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Anri Phaal Carney - Sales Marketing Manager at Seriti Solutions

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Rafael Nadal and KIA Motors team up to inspire children during the pandemic

KIA Motors Corporation helped bring together its global brand ambassador, Rafael Nadal, with five children from the Rafa Nadal Foundation in Spain for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet their hero virtually. ...

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Women-Torque’s exciting year end function on the 11th December

As 2020 draws to a close we have already begun to plan for 2021 and find ourselves reflecting on 2020 and so irrespective of the damaging after effects of Covid-19 our team decided to have a small get-together at our offices based in Birch Acres, Kempton Park, in...

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio elected as "Sportscar of the Year”

There were more candidates in no other class in the election of the "Sportscar of the Year" by the specialist magazine AUTO BILD SPORTSCARS. A total of 24 candidates competed in the "Sedans and station wagons / Serial cars". And the winner is: the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio....

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Lurika Schubert - Owner of Atterbury Motors

Who is Lurika' Lurika is, as most people who know her personally, a natural caregiver and in every sense of the word a warm-hearted and successful woman. She is selfless and, despite all of her achievements, she rar...

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Five-star Euro NCAP safety rating for new KIA Sorento

The new KIA KIA Sorento SUV has been awared the highest-possible safety rating by Euro NCAP. The entire Sorento line-up, including the upcoming Plug-in Hybrid, achieved the maximum five-star rating from Europe’s leading independent safety testing organisation.  ...

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Toyota financial services appoints Thabo Manaka as its new CEO

Toyota Financial Services South Africa (TFSSA) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Thabo Manaka as its Chief Executive Officer, effective from 01 January 2021. Manaka is succeeding Marius Burger who is retiring at the end of the year, after 7 years at the helm. ...

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Liezel Smith Coetzee- Chief Operating Officer at Seriti Solutions

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Bryan Habana and Land Rover support Red Cross in Coronavirus pandemic

Rugby legend and Land Rover Ambassador Bryan Habana has visited a British Red Cross centre in London to thank staff and volunteers for their work during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

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A decade of innovation – the LEAF’s incredible journey

How Nissan’s ever-evolving electric car spearheaded the world’s transition to sustainable mobility ...

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Nissan marks 10 years of LEAF sales

Nissan today celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Nissan LEAF electric car and the delivery of 500,000 LEAF vehicles since the model was first introduced. ...

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Women-Torque, Motus Nissan East Rand Mall and Motus Ford Kempton Park joins RADA in empowering young girls

A girl should be two things, WHO & WHAT she wants-Coco Chanel Women - Torque joins RADA (Rape and Drug & Abuse) DRIVE TO EMPOWER YOUNG GIRLS TO GO TO SCHOOL DESPITE THE CHALLENGES FACED WHEN THEY ARE ON THEIR MENSTRUAL CYCLE ...

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Two decades in the service of saving lives: Volvo Cars Safety Centre celebrates 20 years

On average, it crashes at least one brand new Volvo a day. And it has been instrumental in preserving Volvo Cars’ position as a leader in automotive safety to this very day. This year, the Volvo Cars Safety Centre crash lab celebrates its 20th anniversary. At the time o...

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Toyota Fortuner records its highest sales total in 2020

South Africa’s popular SUV Toyota Fortuner sold a total of 1 488 units in the penultimate month of 2020. The Fortuner, which has just been refreshed in November, has been a firm favourite in SA since introduction to the local market in 2006. However, the country’s favourite bakkie &...

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Miss Soweto 2020 drives away in a new Toyota Starlet

The winner of the 2020 Miss Soweto beauty pageant, Thobile Steyn, drove away in brand-new Toyota Starlet from the competition. Steyn, who incidentally celebrated her 21st birthday on the day of the event, is studying Politics and International Relations at the University of J...

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Women-Torque – M-WOTY/Media - Press Release 2

Young and dynamic women like Joeleen Anderson from I am female let's talk and Natashia Portrag from Bash with Tash had ventured into unfamiliar territory when they accepted their nominations for the Motoring Women of The Year Awards 2020. Desh Bechan, owner of the first and only female motoring online magazine with...

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Ford’s Dorah Mmekwa wins Woman of Excellence Award

Dorah Mmekwa, aManufacturing Engineering manager at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s Silverton Assembly Plant, has been selected as the winner of the...

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Toyota expands its Esports strategy to include 2020 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has added the UCI Cycling ESports World Championships to its Toyota ESports Challenge calendar. ...

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All-new KIA Sorento crowned Carbuyer ‘Car of the Year’

The new KIA Sorento has topped the tables in Carbuyer’s tenth annual Best Car Awards, picking up accolades for both ‘Best Large Family Car’ and overall ‘Car of the Year’. KIA’s flagship SUV follows in the successful footsteps of the e-Niro,...

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Bridgestone advises parents to educate children about Road Safety

Speak to any parent and most will tell you their child is the most precious thing in their lives and they would do everything to ensure their safety....

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Ford Expands its Share in Fleet Vehicle Segment

With South Africans still encouraged to take extra precaution to protect themselves against COVID-19 and avoid crowds this December, receiving products delivered to your doo...

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SA’S VEHICLE EXPORTS UNDER THREAT

South Africa’s important built-up vehicle export programme is under threat from two major fronts. This is one of the strong messages that came out of Messe Frankfurt S...

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Suzuki Centurion takes top award in a hotly contested Dealer of the Year 2019/20 Awards

After a year away, the trophy for the 2019/20 Suzuki Auto Dealer of the Year competition returns to Centurion. Suzuki Centurion won the Dealer of the Year Award after receiving no less than 10 awards throughout the day, when Suzuki handed out regional and quarterly awards, and in the evening, w...

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Bridgestone donates R500 000 to Pink Drive to fight cancer

By the end of Cancer Month in October, tyre manufacturer Bridgestone South Africa (BSAF) had successfull...

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New Car Tech Could be Just What Cyclists Want – a Warning That Helps prevent Drivers form ‘Dooring’ Them

Every year thousands of accidents are caused by drivers or passengers opening a door into the path of a cyclist. “Car dooring” results in 60 cyclists being seriously injured or kill...

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Tyre Talk with Continental #3: The different types of tyre

As the physical link between a vehicle and the ground, tyres take on the full wheel load of a vehicle – when pulling off and braking they deliver the requis...

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Volvo Cars “ultimate driving simulator” uses latest gaming technology to develop safer vehicles

Volvo Cars engineers call it “the ultimate driving simulator”, but it is not just an excuse for them to indulge their inner basement gamer. Instead, the Swedish company’s ground-breaking mixed-reality simulator is used to make new strides in safety and autonomous driving techn...

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Jaguar Land Rover’s Pivi Pro infotainment system recognised by AUTOBEST awards

Jaguar Land Rover’s new Pivi Pro touchscreen infotainment has been recognised by the prestigious motoring jury AUTOBEST, receiving the SMARTBEST 2020 award dedicated to the best connected technologies in the industry. ...

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KIA Motors continues to support RADA in the fight against rape, alcoholism, drugs and abuse

KIA Motors South Africa, a subsidiary of Motus Corporation, this year continued its support of Johannesburg-based RADA through the donation of a KIA K2700 during the national Covid-19 lockdown, as well as a cash donation of R100 000. KIA has also pledged an additional ...

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Ford Embarks on Renewable Energy Programme for Silverton Assembly Plant, Vision to be 100% Green by 2024

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has embarked on a pioneering solar energy project for its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, as part of its vision to develop an integrated renewable energy solution that...

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Taken to the next level: new edition of the Audi Q7

The Audi Q7 has just undergone an all-round update – both visually and technically. The large SUV now features the new design of the Q family and offers superb dynamics and excellent comfort, in addition to its superior spaciousness. The updated digital operating interi...

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