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    Media-Wire - H2 - 28 Jan 20

    STILL DRIVEN TO IMPRESS
    In May 2017 Haval Motors South Africa burst onto the SA scene with a modern styled SUV in the mid-size SUV market called the H2. Sales figures saw a meteoric rise from 34 units in June 2017 to an astronomical 464 units just 2 years later in December of 2019 with a steady average of 400 units plus per month since June 2019. In two years and seven months...

    The all new Haval H2

    In May 2017 Haval Motors South Africa burst onto the SA scene with a modern styled SUV in the mid-size SUV market called the H2.

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    As online retail continues growing, Ford believes that package delivery services by commercial and autonomous vehicles could become more efficient and affordable with the help of a humanoid robot called Digit


    When a vehicle arrives at its destination, Digit can be deployed to grab a package from the vehicle and carry out the final step in the delivery...

    Agility Robotics is launching Digit, a robot with arms and legs to work with humans and in human spaces, for commercial sale; and, Ford Motor Company is the first customer, receiving the first two robots off the line. This cooperation continues the existing partnership between Agility and Ford (www.agilityrobotics.com/ford-partnership) to explore ways to help commercial vehicle customers, including autonomous vehicle businesses, make warehousing and delivery more efficient and affordable for...

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    CAPE TOWN – Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA), in partnership with World Rugby referee Jaco Peyper, recently supported the Pebbles Project at L’Avenir Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.
    SANZAAR (South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina Rugby) referees embarked on their pre-season conference week which culminated in an event that saw the team of referees selected for...

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA), in partnership with World Rugby referee Jaco Peyper, recently supported the Pebbles Project at L’Avenir Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.

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    Ford’s EcoSport has consistently featured in South Africa’s monthly ranking of the 10 top-selling passenger cars since its launch in 2013
    Designed for the urban jungle, and built to escape it, Ford’s latest generation compact SUV is the ideal companion for active young families
    EcoSport blends rugged SUV functionality with unrivalled city car practicality

    PRETORIA, South...

    Ford’s EcoSport has consistently featured in South Africa’s monthly ranking of the 10 top-selling passenger cars since its launch in 2013

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    In celebration of International Day of Education, Ford SA announces R1-million donation to the Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP)
    Ford commits to sponsor 10 academically distinguished Scholars from under-resourced communities with a five-year high school leadership award.
    SSP aims to achieve gender equality and break the cycle of poverty through education

    Pretoria,...

    Education is humanity’s greatest renewable resource. It is a fundamental human right, and a public responsibility.

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    Consumers cautioned to be wary of dangerously poor-quality counterfeit wheels
    Treads Unlimited, the authorised South African distributor of the Black Rhino range of 4x4 wheels, and a division of TiAuto Investments, holding company for South Africa’s most trusted brands, including Tiger Wheel & Tyre today revealed that it is in the midst of a massive crackdown on sellers of...

    Consumers cautioned to be wary of dangerously poor-quality counterfeit wheels

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    PRETORIA, South Africa, 23 January 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has appointed Shawn Govender as the new Plant Manager of the Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth. Govender took over the reins in November 2019 from John Cameron, who was appointed to the position in 2014 and is currently on a sabbatical.
    Govender has an established track record with...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has appointed Shawn Govender as the new Plant Manager of the Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth. Govender took over the reins in November 2019 from John Cameron, who was appointed to the position in 2014 and is currently on a sabbatical.

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    Ford-funded World Vision SA water-generation project selected as recipient of American Chamber of Commerce ‘Stars of Africa’ Silver award in Health and Wellness Category
    Innovative project uses mobile Watergen water-from-air solution to provide communities, schools, clinics, ECDs and households in Nelson Mandela Bay with clean and safe drinking water
    AmCham Stars of Africa...

    The American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa (AmCham) has presented a Silver ‘Stars of Africa’ award in the Health and Wellness category to Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) for its innovative mobile water generation project launched in conjunction with World Vision SA.

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    Maranello, 22 January 2019 – Ferrari has been awarded the title of the world’s strongest brand for the second consecutive year by Brand Finance, the leading international independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy. With a Brand Strength Index (BSI) score of 94.1 out of 100, Ferrari tops the rankings of only 12 brands to be awarded the highest AAA+ rating.
    Presented...

    Ferrari has been awarded the title of the world’s strongest brand for the second consecutive year by Brand Finance, the leading international independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy.

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    Entry-level XUV300 receives full Five Star Rating in side and front impact tests
    January 23, 2020; Pretoria:  The Global New Car Assessment Programme (GNCAP) has found a new safety champion in the compact SUV segment – the Mahindra XUV300.
    The GNCAP recently tested the entry-level XUV300 as part of its #SaferCarsForIndia campaign in a series of side- and front-offset crash...

    Entry-level XUV300 receives full Five Star Rating in side and front impact tests

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    Port Elizabeth – Isuzu continues to hold the number one position for seven consecutive years in the medium commercial truck segment of the South African market and retained its leadership position for six years in a row in the heavy commercial market.  
    According to Craig Uren, Sales Service and Marketing Executive, Isuzu offers the widest range of truck models in these market...

    Isuzu continues to hold the number one position for seven consecutive years in the medium commercial truck segment of the South African market and retained its leadership position for six years in a row in the heavy commercial market

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    The World Rally Champion, Hyundai Motorsport, will aim to start its seventh season as competitor on the front foot with a strong result at Rallye Monte-Carlo this weekend.
    As reigning manufacturers' champion and with the current drivers' champion, Ott Tanak, as part of its versatile crew line-up, the team is confident that it has the strongest possible package to secure both...

    The World Rally Champion, Hyundai Motorsport, will aim to start its seventh season as competitor on the front foot with a strong result at Rallye Monte-Carlo this weekend.

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    The new JUNYA WATANABE COMME des GARÇONS MAN Autumn-Winter 2020 collection surprised its Paris audience with an interpretation of the concepts of upgrade, performance and customization, all typical of the Abarth brand, but applied to the fashion world     
    On Friday at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Junya Watanabe, a Japanese fashion designer at JUNYA WATANABE COMME des...

    The new JUNYA WATANABE COMME des GARÇONS MAN Autumn-Winter 2020 collection surprised its Paris audience with an interpretation of the concepts of upgrade, performance and customization, all typical of the Abarth brand, but applied to the fashion world

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    Extremely tough edition confirms durability of Goodyear carcass-technology
    January 20, 2020 – The KAMAZ-master team finished in 1st and 2nd position after 12 challenging stages and won the renowned DAKAR 2020. Claiming their 17th win, the KAMAZ-master team proudly adds this victory to their illustrious track record and celebrates with Goodyear as their official tyre...

    The KAMAZ-master team finished in 1st and 2nd position after 12 challenging stages and won the renowned DAKAR 2020.

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    Motor racing is all about passion and Backdraft Racing – based in Prospecton, Durban – has taken this to a new level by loaning 10 race-ready Roadsters to new teams for the 2020 SA Endurance Racing Series.
    That’s right! Ten cars loaned out for the 2020 season for free.
    Teams from the United Kingdom, one from Sweden and one from Dubai are adding some international flair to the...

    Motor racing is all about passion and Backdraft Racing – based in Prospecton, Durban – has taken this to a new level by loaning 10 race-ready Roadsters to new teams for the 2020 SA Endurance Racing Series.

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    Monster Energy Honda Team has triumphed in the 2020 Dakar Rally! Eight years after the return of the official Team HRC squad to the world’s toughest rally, Honda rider Ricky Brabec has topped the overall podium, having commanded from the start of the rally to the final special held in Saudi Arabia.
    With the victory, Ricky Brabec (Hesperia, California, USA) becomes the first...

    Monster Energy Honda Team has triumphed in the 2020 Dakar Rally! Eight years after the return of the official Team HRC squad to the world’s toughest rally, Honda rider Ricky Brabec has topped the overall podium, having commanded from the start of the rally to the final special held in Saudi Arabia.

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    First and only tyre manufacturer to purchase dynamic driving simulator
    AKRON, Ohio, January 2020 – The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company announced it will enhance its product development capabilities with the purchase of new VI-grade driving simulators, including a dynamic model, a first for tyre manufacturers.
    Goodyear has selected a COMPACT Simulator recently delivered to...

    First and only tyre manufacturer to purchase dynamic driving simulator

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    Range-topping S11 Automatic 4x2 and 4x4 added
    Starting at R384 999 for 4x2; R414 999 for 4x4
    New S11 Karoo AT 4x2 and 4x4 launched, with updates to S6 and S10 Karoo

    January 15, 2020; Pretoria: The highly popular Mahindra Pik Up range has a new flagship and its automatic!
    The all-new Mahindra Pik Up S11 Automatic arrives on dealership floors a couple of months after...

    The highly popular Mahindra Pik Up range has a new flagship and its automatic!

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    Fastest growing vehicle brand in 2019[1]
    South Africa, the first country globally to launch the automatic Mahindra Pik Up
    Range of new products to follow: #DARE K6+, S11 Scorpio SUV 103 kW, XUV300 W4, upgraded TUV300 and more
    Mahindra unveils #GreatValueGreatService promise statement through dedicated aftersales initiative

    January 15, 2020; Pretoria: Mahindra South...

    Mahindra South Africa is entering a new growth phase in 2020 that will see it launch new and refreshed versions of almost its entire product range.

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    For the third year running, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has won a “What Car?” magazine award, in the "Performance Car of the Year" category of their “Car of the Year 2020”.
    The Giulia Quadrifoglio is powered by the unique 2.9-litre Alfa Romeo V6 Bi-Turbo engine.
    For further information on the award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia, go to https://www.alfaromeo.com/.

    The...

    The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has won a “What Car?” magazine award, in the "Performance Car of the Year" category of their “Car of the Year 2020”.

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    Last night, Olivier François, President of Fiat Brand Global, received the prestigious French magazine “L'Argus”'s Special Jury Prize, awarded to the Fiat Concept Centoventi, Fiat's vision for the democratic electric mobility of the future
    Last night, Paris hosted the 27th award ceremony of the “Trophées Argus”, a competition organized by the prestigious French magazine...

    Last night, Olivier François, President of Fiat Brand Global, received the prestigious French magazine “L'Argus”'s Special Jury Prize, awarded to the Fiat Concept Centoventi, Fiat's vision for the democratic electric mobility of the future

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    The Fiat Professional Ducato has been named, for the 13th year in a row, "Best Motorhome Base Vehicle 2020” by readers of Promobil, a German motorhome magazine. This once again, confirms its leadership in the sector.
    The model continues to dominate the European market, given the fact that many motorhomes are based on the Ducato. Since 1981, the Ducato has been continuously...

    The Ducato has received yet another international award, to add to the many it has already won. For the thirteenth time in a row, it has been named "Best motorhome base 2020", ahead of its well-known competitors.

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    Local Hazard Information (LHI) marks a significant step on the journey towards a connected transport infrastructure by helping drivers prepare for and potentially avoid dangers on the road.


    New Local Hazard Information offers drivers advance warning of potential dangers ahead.


    The more cars are connected to the network, the greater the efficiency of the...

    There are many times when knowing what is around the corner could be useful. But for drivers that knowledge could be critical. Now, thanks to Ford’s new connected car technology, it is also a reality.

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    Johannesburg, 14 January, 2020 – Audi announces changes within its local management team as part of a broader leadership restructure at Volkswagen Group South Africa. Asif Hoosen who has been managing the Marketing, Product and Public Relations portfolio for the past three years, will now head up the Audi Sales, Operations and Volume Planning team.
    Asif has been part of...

    Audi announces changes within its local management team as part of a broader leadership restructure at Volkswagen Group South Africa.

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    JHB – Mitsubishi Motors South Africa in partnership with world rugby referee Rasta Rashivenga, have introduced a new skills development coaching platform to develop and enhance young children’s skills by way of an introduction to the game of rugby.
    This is the brain child of Rasta Rashivenga who pitched the idea to Mitsubishi Motors SA as part of a community service he wanted...

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa in partnership with world rugby referee Rasta Rashivenga, have introduced a new skills development coaching platform to develop and enhance young children’s skills by way of an introduction to the game of rugby.

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    Volkswagen Group South Africa sold 89 353 vehicles in 2019
    Volkswagen Passenger brand achieved its highest market share since 1996 of 20.4%
    Audi ended the year with an improved market share of 18.2%
    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ full-year market share increased to 5.2%

    Johannesburg. Full-year 2019 sales saw Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) dominating the passenger...

    Full-year 2019 sales saw Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) dominating the passenger car market with 89 353 vehicles sold in South Africa.

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    Uitenhage plant sets new record for full-year production  
    161 954 vehicles manufactured by VWSA in 2019

    Uitenhage – The Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) plant in Uitenhage ended 2019 on a high note, achieving an all-time record for production in a single year.
    The plant manufactured a total of 161 954 vehicles in 2019, surpassing their previous record of 137 758...

    The Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) plant in Uitenhage ended 2019 on a high note, achieving an all-time record for production in a single year.

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    What lies ahead for the Opel Model line-up in 2020?
    2020 promises to be an exciting year for Opel here in Southern Africa. The planned arrival of the Astra – with its adjusted styling – happens in the second quarter. Our Zafira Life PLUS the Vivaro Cargo panelvan will be arriving in the third quarter – both boasting 2.0 Turbo Diesel engines to extend the Opel range into...

    Opel: Focused on 2020!

    2020 promises to be an exciting year for Opel here in Southern Africa.

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    Ford’s M-Sport World Rally Team Team’s EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRCs will be adorned with a striking new eye-catching design for the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship.
    Graphic Designer Phil Dixon drew his inspiration from print designs of the early-to-mid 90s.
    The 2020 colour scheme offers a largely white design with highlights of blue and green to represent the close...

    M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRCs will be adorned with a striking new livery this year – Graphic Designer Phil Dixon delivering another eye-catching creation for the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship.

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    January 9, 2020 – Subaru Corporation announced that the Forester  has been named the “Best in Class Cars of 2019”, an award given to the model performed best of each class in the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP)*2 2019 safety performance test. The Forester received the award in the Small Off-Road/MPV class, following the SUBARU XV and Impreza, which have been...

    Subaru Corporation announced that the Forester has been named the “Best in Class Cars of 2019”, an award given to the model performed best of each class in the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP)*2 2019 safety performance test.

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    January 9, 2020, Pretoria: Mahindra & Mahindra, the global federation of companies in enterprises as wide-ranging as aerospace, vehicles, defence, logistics, information technology and real estate, has announced wide-ranging future changes to its global management structure.
    The announcements follow an intense 12 months of planning, interviewing and analysis to identify...

    Mahindra & Mahindra, the global federation of companies in enterprises as wide-ranging as aerospace, vehicles, defence, logistics, information technology and real estate, has announced wide-ranging future changes to its global management structure.

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    Continental-branded fan belts and multi-V belts are designed to stringent global standards
    Products are manufactured at the ISO-certified and Continental Sonepat plant in India
    Accelerated pulley tests prove that Continental products comfortably exceed the most demanding industry requirements

    Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 January 2020. The leading technology company...

    The leading technology company Continental is world-renowned for its industry-defining technologies, as well as the exceptional performance and quality of its products – and this is certainly true of the automotive aftermarket fan and multi-V belts which were rebranded during the second half of 2019 for South Africa and Sub-Saharan African markets.

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    Moving people much faster is the only truly viable solution to traffic congestion and the way forward is not to build more roads to fill with vehicles, whether electric, autonomous or combustion engine – the way forward is through an integrated personal travel system using pods.
    Futuristic as this may sound, a system is up and running at Heathrow Airport in the UK but,...

    Transport Solutions

    Moving people much faster is the only truly viable solution to traffic congestion and the way forward is not to build more roads to fill with vehicles, whether electric, autonomous or combustion engine – the way forward is through an integrated personal travel system using pods.

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    The Hyundai Motor Company and Uber have announced a partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, America.
    In this partnership, Hyundai will produce and deploy the air vehicles, and Uber will provide airspace support services, connections to ground...

    The Hyundai Motor Company and Uber have announced a partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, America.

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    Ford’s Feel The View is a smart window for blind passengers
    Feel The View takes pictures that are turned into high-contrast monochrome images
    Smart Window enables blind or partially-sighted people to visualise passing scenery through touch.

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 03 January 2020 – From rolling hills to mountain ranges, views make any road trip memorable, but for blind...

    From rolling hills to mountain ranges, views make any road trip memorable, but for blind passengers this is part of the experience that they miss.

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    Tokyo – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced a solar energy solution service provided by Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Mitsubishi Corporation Power Ltd (MCP) at Okazaki Plant in Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture, one of MMC’s main electric vehicle production plants.
    “The energy solution service aims to reduce carbon emissions through the introduction of renewable...

    Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced a solar energy solution service provided by Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Mitsubishi Corporation Power Ltd (MCP) at Okazaki Plant in Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture, one of MMC’s main electric vehicle production plants.

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    Road safety is always top of mind at this time of year, as drivers take to the roads en masse for the summer holidays, and, as usual, Tiger Wheel & Tyre is using this period of heightened awareness to drive home the message of wheel and tyre safety. This time though, the country’s most trusted wheel and tyre company is encouraging motorists to pay special attention to how...

    Road safety is always top of mind at this time of year, as drivers take to the roads en masse for the summer holidays, and, as usual, Tiger Wheel & Tyre is using this period of heightened awareness to drive home the message of wheel and tyre safety.

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    Featuring a new, more sophisticated design, new Skyactiv-Technologies and enhanced i-Activsense safety features, an upgraded version of the company's popular B-segment hatchback, the Mazda2, will go on sale throughout Southern Africa in December 2019.
    With a very capable 1.5L petrol engine in both Manual and Automatic transmissions, the G-Generation Mazda2 range will consist...

    Featuring a new, more sophisticated design, new Skyactiv-Technologies and enhanced i-Activsense safety features, an upgraded version of the company's popular B-segment hatchback, the Mazda2, will go on sale throughout Southern Africa in December 2019.

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    Top Technician and Top Store also recognised for outstanding performance
    Tiger Wheel & Tyre, South Africa’s most trusted retail tyre company and a proud partner of Discovery Insure, announced the results of its store and staff placements in the 2019 Discovery Insure Partner Awards. It shared this information along with the news that the company received an...

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre, South Africa’s most trusted retail tyre company and a proud partner of Discovery Insure, announced the results of its store and staff placements in the 2019 Discovery Insure Partner Awards.

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    Five new environmental projects receive Ford Rangers on two-year loan to support their conservation, research and education initiatives
    Support renewed for eight existing and far-reaching Ford Wildlife Foundation projects which received new replacement vehicles


    25 ‘Built Ford Tough’ Rangers assist project teams with effective implementation, research and education, as...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is continuing its long-standing support for environmental and wildlife organisations in Southern Africa through the Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) – with five new and eight existing conservation projects receiving Ford Ranger Double Cab 4x4 pickups, on a two-year loan, during 2019.

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    Neil Woolridge Motorsport claims back-to-back Class T championship titles with Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable in the SA Cross Country Series (SACCS)


    Woolridge and Huxtable finish second overall in SA Production Vehicle championship, beating faster FIA-specification entries and Dakar Rally winners


    Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea clinch second consecutive...

    Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) has wrapped up its most successful cross country season to date, scoring consecutive victories on two continents with its locally designed and built Ford Ranger V8 entries.

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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. ("FCA") (NYSE: FCAU / MTA: FCA) and Peugeot S.A. ("Groupe PSA") have today signed a binding Combination Agreement providing for a 50/50 merger of their businesses to create the 4th largest global automotive OEM by volume and 3rd largest by revenue.

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    Ford’s annual Global Caring Month saw 30 organisations supported by Ford employees and dealers
    772 volunteers dedicated almost 10 500 hours to improving lives in South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe
    More than R1.8-million in grants disbursed by Ford Motor Company Fund

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 18 December 2019 – Ford Motor Company volunteers continue improving...

    Ford Motor Company volunteers continue improving and changing people’s lives as part of the company’s annual Global Caring Month, held in September each year.

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    Sakhile Mthombeni named as one of 49 best young talents in the Volkswagen Group

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) employee Sakhile Mthombeni has been named as one of the top young talents across the Volkswagen Group worldwide.
    Sakhile joined 11 young women and 37 young men from 20 countries who were honoured for their outstanding performance in their vocations within...

    Sakhile Mthombeni named as one of 49 best young talents in the Volkswagen Group

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    Ford once again provided mobility to the Santa Shoebox Project for 2019 in the form of two Transit Custom vans
    The Santa Shoebox Project provides essential items to thousands of children across South Africa and Namibia each year
    Since 2006, the project has delivered almost 860 000 shoeboxes to poor communities

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 17 December 2019 – For many young...

    For many young children, the concept of Father Christmas, or Santa Claus, is typically associated with reindeer pulling a sled across the skies on Christmas Eve, delivering millions of presents in record time to kids across the globe.

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    On the 5th of December, a special Ceremony for the 10,000th Great Wall “P Series”, China's first global passenger pickup, was held in Great Wall Motors’ Chongqing Smart Factory. With members local government, high level Automotive Journalists, various upper managers of the pickup brand of Great Wall Motors, industry experts from all over the country and hundreds of media...

    On the 5th of December, a special Ceremony for the 10,000th Great Wall “P Series”, China's first global passenger pickup, was held in Great Wall Motors’ Chongqing Smart Factory.

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    New Learnership Programme helping four young men from the SOS Children’s Village with skills development to create a brighter future
    Practical and theoretical training at Continental Tyre SA-owned BestDrive store in Port Elizabeth
    Learners graduate with a National Certificate in Automotive Repair and Maintenance, with a focus on Tyre Fitment

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa,...

    BestDrive may be best known as Continental’s franchise retail chain, which is the fastest-growing tyre dealer network in Southern Africa with more than 160 stores across the region – but it is now also a place of hope and opportunity for four young men from Port Elizabeth.

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    The Ford Figo is currently amongst the top 10 best-selling vehicles in South Africa
    A Figo is the perfect run-around, designed for zipping through congested city streets, and squeezing into tight parking spaces
    The trendy Figo Blu is the perfect stocking filler for students who’ve worked hard to earn a place at varsity and need a set of wheels to keep moving

    PRETORIA,...

    Drive. You either have it or you don’t. And for those of you who are starting university in the new year, you clearly have it. You know just what can be achieved when you decide to push beyond the boundaries, to go further.

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    Graham Boswell started at Ford South Africa in 1972 and retired 47 years later as the company’s longest-serving employee
    A family affair, as Boswell’s father worked at Ford for almost 30 years

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 12 December 2019 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is celebrating the remarkable career of its longest-serving employee during its 96-year...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is celebrating the remarkable career of its longest-serving employee during its 96-year local history. Graham Boswell retired in September 2019 after having served the company for a truly exceptional 47 years.

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    Loneliness, uncertainty and the importance of trust are dominant themes in this year’s report, yet Ford’s Chief Futurist uncovers pockets of opportunity for businesses and people to connect and thrive.

    The 2020 Looking Further with Ford Trends Report, our 8th annual report, shows people today feel overwhelmed with the changes they see taking place in the world – and they’re...

    Loneliness, uncertainty and the importance of trust are dominant themes in this year’s report, yet Ford’s Chief Futurist uncovers pockets of opportunity for businesses and people to connect and thrive.

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