Toyota’s Hilux GR Sport is coming to South Africa

Johannesburg – Toyota South Africa has officially confirmed that its Hilux GR Sport limited edition will hit South African showrooms in mid-2019. Although it would be a stretch to call it a rival to the Ford Ranger Raptor – which incidentally is also being launched this year – the Toyota does get modified “off-road biased” suspension, which Toyota has not elaborated on at this point. Of course the main selling point is that it’s packed with a whole lot of Gazoo Racing design flavour, in the form of a unique grille with…

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Honda Announces Global Automobile Manufacturing Restructure

Honda Announces Global Automobile Manufacturing Restructure

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Production of New Ford Ranger Commences in South Africa

First new Ford Ranger production models emerge from Silverton Assembly Plant Result of over R3-billion investment and extensive upgrades at Ford’s local operations New Ranger and first-ever Ranger Raptor destined for markets in Africa, Europe and Middle East PRETORIA, South Africa, 11 February 2019 – Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria has officially commenced production of the new Ford Ranger, bringing a raft of product upgrades and refinements to one of South Africa’s best-selling vehicles and export models. “Following the investment of over R3-billion in our local operations and extensive…

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HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY HAVAL!

That’s how much Haval retail sales have increased in SA in a scant 10 months, with the brand having launched here almost precisely one year ago. So, yes, we might live in an age of euphemism and hyperbole. An age where even a moderately good hamburger is dubbed “legendary.” Even so, there’s no denying that Haval’s performance in the past 12 months has been anything less than phenomenal and fantastic, awesome and unprecedented. After all, when Haval debuted on the Mzansi market with a memorable media and dealer launch at…

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Honda Urban EV Concept named ‘Best Concept Car’ by global judging panel

Electric concept car wins global award for outstanding automotive design International judging panel comprised of 12 journalists from renowned publications Honda R&D team recognised for making a significant contribution to the evolution of car design with Urban EV Concept Urban EV Concept will be first production model in Honda’s ‘Electric Vision’ strategy Order books for new electric car based on the Urban EV Concept will open in early 2019 An international panel of automobile experts has named the Honda Urban EV Concept as ‘The Best Concept Car’ in the renowned…

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The new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

The New Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace closes the gap between the compact Tiguan and the premium class Touareg. 215 mm additional external length creates capacity for a standard third row of seats, which turns the longer wheelbase Tiguan into a 7-seater. Boot space has increased by an impressive 115 litres. New 132kW TSI engine added to the range Johannesburg – Volkswagen is expanding the model range of the best-selling Tiguan SUV to include a newly designed 7-seater model – the even bigger, particularly elegant and versatile Tiguan Allspace. The new SUV’s…

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HAVAL’S NOW PART OF THE GREAT RUGBY-PLAYING SA LIFESTYLE

        With simply phenomenal sales since its launch in South Africa less than a year ago, Haval is fast becoming a fixture on the Mzansi landscape  –  and now it has firmly cemented itself into the SA lifestyle, more of which in a minute. Indeed, customers have been downright rapturous about models such as the H2 and the H6 C. So, too, has pretty much anyone who’s even sat in or experienced one. And even the most discerning media – motoring and otherwise – have been pretty…

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IZUZU Double Cab. A dream ride

“The KB Double Cab delivers elegance with precision to create a premium look and feel. A modern twin-cockpit design and cutting-edge, class-leading technology make it equally as comfortable and functional as it is impressive.” This is no exaggeration. What an absolute pleasure to be in this vehicle. As a female drive this is of great importance to us and it did’nt disappoint. As for space, our family fitted quite nicely in and even managed to squeeze a few hangers on in to. On to the important features for the our…

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New EX8 Mighty truck boosts Hyundai’s commercial vehicle range in SA

Hyundai Automotive South Africa’s commercial vehicle range has received a healthy injection with the launch of the new Mighty EX8 truck, boasting several new features and an industry-leading factory warranty that makes it a formidable contender in its market segment. The new Mighty EX8 – a successor of the previous HD truck – stems from a long, proud and successful tradition of building competitive commercial vehicles with notable strengths in Korea, the rest of Asia and the Middle East. That focus is also moving to Africa, with the resulting expansion…

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