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Ford pours in billions into SA!

Ford pours in billions into SA!

This investment will create approximately 1 200 new jobs at Ford South Africa and within the South African supplier network. “Our customers love the capability and utility offered by the all-new Ford Everest,” said Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president and president of Europe, Middle East and Africa. “By producing the Everest in South Africa, […]

Fortuner makes a brash comeback!

Fortuner makes a brash comeback!

It dates back as far as 1984, when a midsize SUV called the Hilux Surf was introduced and sold to selected markets, including Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Two decades later, a much more refined design with similar underpinnings to the Hilux Surf was introduced as the Toyota Fortuner to […]

Mazda CX-5 is boss of the road, stru!

Mazda CX-5 is boss of the road, stru!

Its brash with a tint of subtleness particularly on pads. Yes, that’s latest CX-5 Mazda we’re raving about folks! The new diesel range comes added with a splash of equipment and doubling the number of derivatives from three to six, well considering it was an auto that we took for an arduous trip down to […]

Volvo C90 deservedly wins COTY!

Volvo C90 deservedly wins COTY!

This is the second time Volvo has taken the prize in the competition’s 31-year history (the S40 won in 2005). The XC90 has also won various national awards, namely Scottish SUV of the Year, North American Truck of the Year and Icelandic Car of the Year. This is the winning year for Volvo brand. Mazda […]

Hatchback segment a ‘beautiful’ contest for Mazda3!

Hatchback segment a ‘beautiful’ contest for Mazda3!

Well, considering the market that is flooded one had the opportunity to dance and play with it lately, and to state the truth it is far from what has been mentioned. Packed with 121kW and 210Nm, advanced keyless entry, dynamic Stability Control, hill launch assist and power sliding, the Mazda3 Hatchback is built to raise […]

Mazda 2 hatchback drives the talk!

Mazda 2 hatchback drives the talk!

This is because the latest Mazda 2 Hatchback is in town and we’re about to zoom-zoom but not to Parliament as yet. Described by my peers as ‘supermini’ the Mazda 2 aims to compete with everything from the Ford Fiesta to VW Polo, et al. As we took it for a test drive for couple […]

ADAM S makes its long awaited entry!

ADAM S makes its long awaited entry!

Opel has introduced the range topping ADAM S to South Africa with only 50 units allocated to our market. The ADAM S completes the ADAM line-up with the newcomer positioned to attract young buyers who seek a compact and agile car with an overtly performance oriented personality. The ADAM S available in three distinctive ‘Twisted’ […]

Mazda is recalling two of their cars globally!

Mazda is recalling two of their cars globally!

This follows investigation by Mazda in Japan and North America for three different types of Takata Corporation manufactured inflators. All Mazda vehicles equipped with the “PSDI-4” driver-side air bag inflator, the “SDI-160” driver side air bag inflator, or the “SPI” passenger-side air bag inflator, will have to go for re-check. In SA, estimated 8000 units […]

Foton improves at this years’ Dakar!

Foton improves at this years’ Dakar!

This year the company entered a Tunland pick-up and a Sauvana SUV, which is based on the Tunland. The Sauvana will be arriving in South Africa later this year as an addition to the local Foton range. Both vehicles were crewed by Chilean teams with Rodrigo Moreno and Diaz Araya taking 42nd place in the […]