Motor Manufacturers

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    Happy Friday!
    Across the world, millions of people every day get behind the wheel of a virtual Ford vehicle and enjoy racing against friends and as part of online communities. Now the company is going to be seeking out the best online racers to form its first ever esports teams. Starting at Gamescom, Europe's leading trade fair for digital games culture, Ford will recruit...

    Across the world, millions of people every day get behind the wheel of a virtual Ford vehicle and enjoy racing against friends and as part of online communities.

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    In a world of Sports Utility noise, with many brands and many variations of small to medium SUVs on offer to the South African motorist, the Haval H2 injects a breath of fresh air into this genre of motor vehicles that is somewhat over populated and has done so since its first introduction to the South African market in May 2017. Since the model’s SA launch, the Haval H2 sales...

    Haval unveils the future

    In a world of Sports Utility noise, with many brands and many variations of small to medium SUVs on offer to the South African motorist, the Haval H2 injects a breath of fresh air into this genre of motor vehicles that is somewhat over populated and has done so since its first introduction to the South African market in May 2017.

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    At the Volkswagen Stand, a locally-inspired Vivo concept car, the soon-to-be-launched T-Cross, limited edition Golf GTI TCR, the record-breaking ID.R as well as the special edition Amarok Canyon made their debut at the Festival of Motoring

    Johannesburg – At a Volkswagen Media Conference held at the Festival of Motoring on 21 August, South Africa’s leading passenger car...

    At a Volkswagen Media Conference held at the Festival of Motoring on 21 August, South Africa’s leading passenger car manufacturer presented five incredible vehicles.

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    Opel Zafira Life – Practical benefits, comfort & safety are top priorities!
    Opel Vivaro Panel Van –The light commercial vehicle offensive gains traction!

    Rüsselsheim. Attractive, flexible and practical vans are named Zafira. The success story continues with the fourth generation model!
    Twenty years after the success of the first generation in 1999, the story...

    Attractive, flexible and practical vans are named Zafira. The success story continues with the fourth generation model!

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    The first day of the 2019 Wesbank Festival of Motoring started with much fanfare and excitement as Haval Motors Southern Africa started the week long trade show with a press conference on their world class purpose built exhibition stand in the main pit building of the infamous Kyalami Grand Prix circuit just outside Johannesburg.
    South African media from a variety of platforms...

    The first day of the 2019 Wesbank Festival of Motoring started with much fanfare and excitement as Haval Motors Southern Africa started the week long trade show with a press conference on their world class purpose built exhibition stand in the main pit building of the infamous Kyalami Grand Prix circuit just outside Johannesburg.

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    The powerful 165kW 3.0 TDI V6 bakkie is now available with a special edition model, the Amarok Canyon  
    The Amarok Canyon’s features include new alloy wheels, key exterior and interior design elements

    Johannesburg – Volkswagen‘s double cab pick-up, the Amarok, is now available with a special edition model. The Amarok Canyon is set apart with its refreshed look and sees...

    Volkswagen‘s double cab pick-up, the Amarok, is now available with a special edition model. The Amarok Canyon is set apart with its refreshed look and sees new features as well as additional exterior and interior styling elements.

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    Customers can experience the T-Cross Virtual Reality at selected Volkswagen Dealers

    Johannesburg – Following the resounding success of the Tiguan and Polo Virtual Reality (VR) Experiences, Volkswagen South Africa has once again partnered with leading South African virtual and augmented reality specialists, New Reality, to localise the VR Experience for the...

    Johannesburg – Following the resounding success of the Tiguan and Polo Virtual Reality (VR) Experiences, Volkswagen South Africa has once again partnered with leading South African virtual and augmented reality specialists, New Reality, to localise the VR Experience for the soon-to-be-launched T-Cross.

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    What a line-up Jeep has to offer at the 2019 Festival of Motoring! Jeep fans won’t be sure whether the exhilarating Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk or new Jeep Wrangler is more exciting, but the rest of the range is equally well presented with the Grand Cherokee 3.0 V6 CRD Overland, Compass Trailhawk 2.4 Tigershark, Cherokee 3.2 Limited and the new model-year Renegade on...

    What a line-up Jeep has to offer at the 2019 Festival of Motoring! Jeep fans won’t be sure whether the exhilarating Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk or new Jeep Wrangler is more exciting, but the rest of the range is equally well presented with the Grand Cherokee 3.0 V6 CRD Overland, Compass Trailhawk 2.4 Tigershark, Cherokee 3.2 Limited and the new model-year Renegade on display.

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    Whether it’s the commute to work, the school run, university with friends or a spirited drive in the country, Fiat and Abarth has a funky way to do it – all in typical Italian style.
    Original, ingenious and surprising, the Fiat Panda knows how to evolve while staying true to itself. King of small cars, the Panda is a Fiat institution, with clever solutions, great value, and a...

    Whether it’s the commute to work, the school run, university with friends or a spirited drive in the country, Fiat and Abarth has a funky way to do it – all in typical Italian style.

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    Alfa Romeo is a name steeped in Kyalami folklore, with many local racing championships under its belt at the historic site that plays host to the 2019 Festival of Motoring. And the premium performance brand won’t disappoint, with an exciting line-up on display celebrating the Italian icon’s racing pedigree.
    First up is the latest Stelvio Quadrifoglio, the first Quadrifoglio...

    Alfa Romeo is a name steeped in Kyalami folklore, with many local racing championships under its belt at the historic site that plays host to the 2019 Festival of Motoring.

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    Abarth is a racing and road-car maker founded by Italo-Austrian Carlo Abarth in 1949.
    The performance brand of Fiat originally built exhaust systems for vehicles and the now-famous association with Fiat began in 1952 when the Abarth 1500 Biposto was built on a Fiat platform.
    Abarth vehicles were renowned for their high-performance and power whilst being small and agile. Carlo...

    Abarth is a racing and road-car maker founded by Italo-Austrian Carlo Abarth in 1949.

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    Ford wins IDC Job Creation award for increasing its employment and skills development programmes
    SJM Flex Environmental Award recognizes the Struandale Engine Plant’s efforts to improve efficiencies while reducing electricity and water consumption
    Best Exporter OEM Merit Award acknowledges the Ford plant’s significant role within the automotive sector in the Eastern...

    Ford’s Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth has emerged victorious once again at the annual Exporters Eastern Cape awards ceremony, earning two category wins and a merit award.

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    The annual event included a 10km race and a 5km fun run
    The VW Road Race has been hosted at PeoplePavilion since 2015

    Uitenhage – Despite the cold and rainy weather, the annual Volkswagen Road Race brought more than 1 000 enthusiastic runners to the VW PeoplePavilion on Saturday 17 August, to put their athleticism to the test in a 10km race and 5km fun run. The...

    Despite the cold and rainy weather, the annual Volkswagen Road Race brought more than 1 000 enthusiastic runners to the VW PeoplePavilion on Saturday 17 August, to put their athleticism to the test in a 10km race and 5km fun run.

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    South Africa’s best-selling passenger vehicle, the Polo Vivo, will be pumping a new sound
    The Polo Vivo Sound Edition will be available from Volkswagen Dealers in September 2019.

    Johannesburg – In celebration of the love of music as well as the success of the Polo Vivo brand, South Africa’s best-selling passenger vehicle will be getting a special model called the Sound...

    In celebration of the love of music as well as the success of the Polo Vivo brand, South Africa’s best-selling passenger vehicle will be getting a special model called the Sound Edition.

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    August 20, 2019; Johannesburg. Mahindra South Africa will make its debut at this year’s WesBank Festival of Motoring at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Gauteng with a trio of special edition vehicles.
    The company will focus on its range of off-road ready models, which will be available to test drive at the 4x4 Village. Here guests will be able to experience the full...

    Mahindra South Africa will make its debut at this year’s WesBank Festival of Motoring at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Gauteng with a trio of special edition vehicles.

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    Haval South Africa will exhibit at the 2019 Wesbank Festival of motoring for the third time in as many years after a year filled with huge milestones and accomplishments being reached and achieved by the leading Chinese Motor Vehicle manufacturer in South Africa.
    The 2019 exhibition promises to be another turn out for the books for China’s favourite SUV and bakkie brand as...

    Haval South Africa will exhibit at the 2019 Wesbank Festival of motoring for the third time in as many years after a year filled with huge milestones and accomplishments being reached and achieved by the leading Chinese Motor Vehicle manufacturer in South Africa.

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    Team South Africa wins this year‘s International Spirit of Amarok competition, edging out eight other countries
    Driver and navigator duo, Christiaan and Pikke Otto walked away with the Wolf Trophy, finishing ahead of 17 other teams

    Johannesburg – At the fifth instalment of the International Spirit of Amarok off-road precision driving competition, Christiaan and Pikke Otto...

    At the fifth instalment of the International Spirit of Amarok off-road precision driving competition, Christiaan and Pikke Otto lifted the sought-after Wolf Trophy, which is the mythological animal after which the Amarok is named

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    Tourneo Custom Limited adds five-star luxury to Ford’s versatile people-mover
    Full colour-coding and sumptuous leather-trimmed seats deliver upmarket appeal
    Limited model is powered by the top-specification 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi engine with 114kW and 385Nm

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 19 August 2019 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is adding a luxuriously...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is adding a luxuriously appointed range-topping model to the Tourneo Custom line-up in South Africa, introducing a high level of exclusivity to its versatile people-mover.

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    VWSA has won this title three times
    Volkswagen also won Best Exporter in OEM category

    Uitenhage – Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) collected four awards, including the coveted Exporter of the Year title, at the 2019 Exporters Eastern Cape Awards held on Friday 16 August.
    The other awards won by VWSA included the Best Exporter in the OEM category and two third merit...

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) collected four awards, including the coveted Exporter of the Year title, at the 2019 Exporters Eastern Cape Awards held on Friday 16 August.

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    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) will be showing its new technology in three of its latest models – the all-new Eclipse Cross, the bulkier Triton and the Pajero Sport – at the 2019 Festival of Motoring (FOM) at Kyalami in Gauteng.
    The complete Mitsubishi product range will be displayed, highlighted by the:

    All-new Eclipse Cross
    Triton MY19 double cab
    Mitsubishi...

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) will be showing its new technology in three of its latest models – the all-new Eclipse Cross, the bulkier Triton and the Pajero Sport – at the 2019 Festival of Motoring (FOM) at Kyalami in Gauteng.

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    South Africa’s biggest automotive showcase, the Festival of Motoring takes place from 22 – 25 August at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
    Audi to utilise the event to launch key, new models into the South African market
    South Africans can expect an exciting and unique Audi brand experience like no other with a special debut from the brand’s first fully electric vehicle, the...

    Audi has a lot of exciting activities taking place at the 2019 Festival of Motoring.

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    Volkswagen will create a carnival inspired and bespoke experience for the whole family at the fourth annual Festival of Motoring
    Visitors will also be the first to see vehicles like a locally-inspired concept car, the soon-to-be-launched T-Cross, the record-breaking ID.R as well as the special edition Amarok Canyon as they make their debut at the festival

    Johannesburg....

    Volkswagen South Africa, the country’s leading passenger car manufacturer, will be at the 2019 Festival of Motoring from 22 – 25 August 2019 at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.

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    The only amateur 4x4 precision driving championship with international status celebrates five-year milestone.
    This years‘ competition will be contested in 3.0 V6 Amaroks  for the first time ever and the inclusion of left-hand drive vehicles will make for an exciting challenge .
    Nine countries contesting the coveted Wolf Trophy near Bloemfontein.

    Johannesburg –...

    Volkswagen’s International Spirit of Amarok competition celebrates a special milestone, with the start of the fifth edition of the competition this week near Bloemfontein.

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    Drivers with passengers are 60 per cent more likely to have a crash resulting in serious injury
    The likelihood of a crash more than doubles if carrying two or more passengers
    Teenage passengers may increase the risk of a crash for young drivers through peer influence
    Women more likely to practice risky driving with a male passenger riding shotgun than if travelling with...

    Dangers of distracted driving awareness campaigns often focus on the use of mobile phones whilst behind the wheel. But travelling with passengers is also associated with an increased likelihood of a crash.

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    DURBAN - HAILED as a landmark transformation deal of significance to the Isuzu dealer network country-wide, the sale of Bates Isuzu Shelly Beach on the South Coast is an exemplary model of transformation for the entire motor industry in South Africa.
    Bates Isuzu Shelly Beach is making history by becoming the first Isuzu dealership to be 100% black-owned, in addition to being...

    HAILED as a landmark transformation deal of significance to the Isuzu dealer network country-wide, the sale of Bates Isuzu Shelly Beach on the South Coast is an exemplary model of transformation for the entire motor industry in South Africa.

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    PORT ELIZABETH – Isuzu sponsored IRONMAN athlete, Annah Watkinson, this week addressed Isuzu women and men during their annual Women’s Day programme held in Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg respectively. Watkinson, who ended third in the professional female category in the African IRONMAN Championship held in Nelson Mandela Bay earlier this year, shared her phenomenal story of...

    Isuzu sponsored IRONMAN athlete, Annah Watkinson, this week addressed Isuzu women and men during their annual Women’s Day programme held in Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg respectively.

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    Mazda Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Grey Advertising Africa effective 01 November 2019.
    Grey will be responsible for all of Mazda’s above the line and below the line creative work. The agency will play an integral part in the brand’s journey to solidifying its position in the alternative premium space.
    Grey will draw from a pool of expertise...

    Mazda Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Grey Advertising Africa effective 01 November 2019.

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    Midrand, 1 August 2019 – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) South Africa has appointed Ismaeel Hassen as its new Head of Sales and Network. Hassen joins FCA amidst a big re-structure to improve business efficiencies and processes in order to ultimately improve the customer experience.
    No stranger to the FCA family, Hassen returns to South Africa after spending just over a decade...

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) South Africa has appointed Ismaeel Hassen as its new Head of Sales and Network. Hassen joins FCA amidst a big re-structure to improve business efficiencies and processes in order to ultimately improve the customer experience.

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    Opel Combo Life – arrived August 2019! Voted ‘Best Buy Car of Europe 2019’
    Opel Zafira Life – will be here first quarter 2020! Practical benefits, comfort & safety are top priorities!

    *Rüsselsheim/Brussels.  Opel played a starring role at this year’s Brussels Motor Show, with a major world premiere. The new Opel Zafira Life was revealed by Xavier Duchemin, Managing...

    Opel Combo Life – arrived August 2019! Voted ‘Best Buy Car of Europe 2019’. Opel Zafira Life – will be here first quarter 2020! Practical benefits, comfort & safety are top priorities!

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    Any extraordinary journey requires the right vehicle
    The Ford Everest is the perfect off-road SUV when planning challenging road trips
    Preparing for a road trip takes meticulous planning, it is important to do your research upfront

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 05 August 2019 – At an elevation of more than 8,000 meters, Mount Everest majestically towers over the Himalayas as...

    At an elevation of more than 8,000 meters, Mount Everest majestically towers over the Himalayas as the world’s tallest peak.

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    Sporty design elements underline its dynamic appearance
    S tronic transmissions delivers sporty performance
    Comprehensive range of standard equipment improves the driving experience

    Johannesburg, 05 August, 2019 – Familiarly known as Audi’s design icon, the Audi TT’s third generation takes the stage with a facelifted appearance: sporty and refined exterior design,...

    Familiarly known as Audi’s design icon, the Audi TT’s third generation takes the stage with a facelifted appearance: sporty and refined exterior design, higher-powered engines and an extended scope of standard equipment.

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    Weather: sunny, 25.1-25.8°C air, 46.6-42.7°C track
    Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG:
    “It’s been very much a race of two halves for the team. Kimi did really well to drive a clean race and resist pressure from Bottas in the last few laps. Seventh was all we could hope for today so we can be satisfied with these points. As for...

    “It’s been very much a race of two halves for the team. Kimi did really well to drive a clean race and resist pressure from Bottas in the last few laps.

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    Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable earn fifth consecutive Class T victory of the 2019 SACCS season at Bronkhorstspruit 400


    Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea recover from qualifying non-finish to end eighth


    Qualifying: 66km, Loop 1: 172km, Loop 2: 172km, Total: 410km

    BRONKHORSTSPRUIT, South Africa, 4 August 2019 – The dream season continued for the Castrol Ford...

    BRONKHORSTSPRUIT, South Africa, 4 August 2019 – The dream season continued for the Castrol Ford Cross Country Team of Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable (T34) when they won their fifth race in a row of the 2019 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) at this weekend’s Bronkhorstspruit 400.

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