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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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    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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    Abarth to be official vehicle partner of Dubai’s first fully integrated motorsports complex.
    For the first time Abarth is an official vehicle partner with an autodrome.

    National Auto, the exclusive distributor for Fiat and Abarth vehicles in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, has signed an agreement with Dubai Autodrome, Dubai’s first fully integrated multipurpose...

    National Auto, the exclusive distributor for Fiat and Abarth vehicles in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, has signed an agreement with Dubai Autodrome, Dubai’s first fully integrated multipurpose motorsports and entertainment complex, for the high-performance Italian Brand Abarth to be the circuit’s ‘Official Vehicle Partner’ for 2020.

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    Tokyo – MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) announced that the eK X (pronounced eK cross) and eK Wagon Kei won the Small Mobility category Japan’s 2019-‘20 Car of the Year competition. This was MMC’s first victory in this category.
    MMC has contested the Car of the Year competition in Japan for the last six years following the plug-in hybrid EV, the Outlander PHEV, which...

    MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) announced that the eK X (pronounced eK cross) and eK Wagon Kei won the Small Mobility category Japan’s 2019-‘20 Car of the Year competition.

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    *Rüsselsheim. The innovative Opel front camera has won the 'Car Connectivity Award 2019'. The system, which is offered in the Opel Insignia flagship (not available in Southern Africa) and the best-selling Astra compact, was voted into first place in the 'price-performance stars' category by the readers of authoritative German car magazine auto motor und sport and the...

    The innovative Opel front camera has won the 'Car Connectivity Award 2019'.

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    Collaboration builds on both companies’ commitments to environmental stewardship


    Ford and McDonald’s can provide an innovative new home to a significant portion of that material.


    The collaboration with Ford and McDonald’s is the latest example of the innovative approaches both companies take to product and environmental stewardship.


    Ford is progressing toward a...

    Ford Motor Company and McDonald’s USA will soon be giving vehicles a caffeine boost by using part of a familiar staple in the morning routine, coffee beans, in vehicle parts such as headlamp housing.

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    PORT ELIZABETH - Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) invited its community stakeholders to the manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth before its year end shut-down.  
    Isuzu’s projects and beneficiaries, which include the Isuzu Chair in Mechatronics at the Nelson Mandela University, the Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre, Gift of the Givers, Missionvale Care Centre, the...

    Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) invited its community stakeholders to the manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth before its year end shut-down.

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    When buying your first car, or buying a second family car, or buying a car that suites your budget, the list of must haves or requisites is normally short based on the fact that in each of these instances, the amount available to spend is more often than not a small amount available for such a purchase. This doesn’t have to be the case, not with the Haval H1 anyway.
    Is this a...

    When buying your first car, or buying a second family car, or buying a car that suites your budget, the list of must haves or requisites is normally short based on the fact that in each of these instances, the amount available to spend is more often than not a small amount available for such a purchase. This doesn’t have to be the case, not with the Haval H1 anyway.

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    Hyundai’s latest addition to its sports utility range has arrived in South Africa, offering the perfect fit for those seeking a seamless combination of style and versatility. The Venue, first introduced at the New York Motor Show earlier this year, joins its larger siblings with its practical and convenient features in a compact package.
    With the all-new Venue, Hyundai makes...

    Hyundai’s latest addition to its sports utility range has arrived in South Africa, offering the perfect fit for those seeking a seamless combination of style and versatility. The Venue, first introduced at the New York Motor Show earlier this year, joins its larger siblings with its practical and convenient features in a compact package.

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    Ford Motor Company observes International Day of Persons with Disabilities
    Ford Fund grant of $10,000 awarded to WESSA Blue Flag Amphibious Wheelchair Project
    Ford supports provision of specially designed amphibious wheelchairs for disabled persons at selected Blue Flag beaches in South Africa
    Amphibious wheelchairs facilitate access to the beach and into the water for...

    The International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been annually observed on 3 December since 1992.

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    ‘Four Vagabonds’ – Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs – give birth to the Great American road trip 100 years ago
    Ford SA offers tips for motorists embarking on a road trip this festive season
    A little bit of planning and preparation goes a long way to ensure a safer, more enjoyable travel experience for all family members

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    For about two weeks every summer between 1914 and 1924, a group of friends who called themselves the Four Vagabonds would climb into their Model Ts and hit the open road, travelling to some of the United States’ most scenic areas, stopping off and setting up overnight camps along the way.

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    BMW Group and Great Wall Motors will collaborate to jointly build future e-mobility models.
    On November 29, The Spotlight Automotive Project jointly invested by BMW Group and Great Wall Motors was officially launched in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province. It is another milestone in innovative cooperation between the two companies following the signing of the 50-50 joint venture...

    BMW Group and Great Wall Motors will collaborate to jointly build future e-mobility models.

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    Readers of the magazine AUTO BILD SPORTSCARS chose the 375 kW strong top version of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio as the winner of the category "SUV/Import". A total of 110 candidates in ten classes participated in the competition
    Actually, this SUV is a sports car. At least that is what the readers of the magazine AUTO BILD SPORTSCARS are thinking. They chose the 375 kW strong Alfa...

    Readers of the magazine AUTO BILD SPORTSCARS chose the 375 kW strong top version of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio as the winner of the category "SUV/Import". A total of 110 candidates in ten classes participated in the competition

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    Weather: clear dusk, night, 26.4-24.9°C air, 30.7-27.0°C track
    Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG: “We bring this season to an end with a challenging race, but we won’t let this overshadow the good work we did this year. After yesterday’s qualifying we split the cars’ strategies to maximise the chances of a good result, but in the...

    We bring this season to an end with a challenging race, but we won’t let this overshadow the good work we did this year.

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    South Africa has the biggest HIV/AIDS epidemic in the world, with an estimated 7.7 million people aged 15 to 49 currently living with the disease*
    NPO Future Families has an office at the Ford Care Centre in Silverton, rendering services to members of the local Mamelodi community infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS
    Ford’s Careways Employee Wellness programme includes...

    Desmond Tutu once said: “How does one go about eating an elephant? You eat it one bite at a time.” When it comes to getting a handle on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the related acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic in South Africa, it feels like we’ve been chewing on the same bit of elephant for an awfully long time.

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