09:28 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, April 19, 2013
When I was a kid, one of my favourite movies was Little Big Man, the classic anti-establishment western about a short in stature pioneer boy who is raised by the Cheyenne nation. His acts of bravery and wise deeds ( far beyond his limited stature) earned him the name of “Little big man”
I have often reflected on this story growing up, when I came up against an obstacle far greater than I could seem to manage, I... read more
08:57 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, March 07, 2013
The seventh generation of the Volkswagen Golf has been named winner of the 2013 European Car of the Year.
It was a comprehensive victory for the Golf with 414 points, well ahead of the Toyota GT86/Subaru BR-Z with 202 points and the Volvo V40 with 189 points.
This is the first time the Golf has won the Car of the Year award since the third generation picked up the prestigious title back in 1992.
VWSA's communication... read more
11:58 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, February 01, 2013
GMSA released the following on the Opel Astra Hatch Range
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has introduced a number of styling and specification changes across the Opel Astra Hatch range. These revisions impact on exterior styling, interior trim, and revised technical specifications in line with local preferences. Along with these changes comes an aggressive new pricing structure that builds on an already excellent value p... read more
11:53 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, January 25, 2013
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Racing says it has reached a key milestone in its "Green Technology" project.
NMMU Racing has secured entry into the prestigious 2013 "Formula Student Electric" competition, which is held annually in the first week of August at the famous Hockenheim Formula One Circuit in German.
"The German Formula Student competition caters for both combustion and el... read more
12:28 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 14, 2012
The 5th Generation Isuzu: The End An Era
The curtain closed on the current chapter of the legendary 5th generation Isuzu KB bakkie as the last unit rolled down the line at General Motors South Africa’s Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth at the end of November. The first Isuzu was built in South Africa in 1979 and this, the 5th generation of Isuzu’s tough one tonne workhorse, was first launched in the South Afr... read more
11:19 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 06, 2012
Honda has issued the following statement on the introduction of the new Brio.
The stylish and nimble Brio, aimed at the younger first-time car buyer, fits in below the Jazz in the local Honda model line-up and will be available in both manual and automatic in Comfort trim specification with service plan as standard.
The Brio’s name was derived from the Italian word for “verve”, “vigour”, &ld... read more
12:57 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, December 04, 2012
New car and commercial sales for November reflected another relatively solid performance compared to the corresponding month last year.
According to the latest Naamsa figures released on Tuesday, aggregate industry domestic sales for November were at 53 134 units up 7.3% on November 2011.
Total domestic sales for the 11 months of the 2012 calendar year remained 9.8% ahead of the corresponding 11 months in 2011.
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15:58 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, December 03, 2012
PRETORIA, South Africa, 03 December, 2012 -The new Ford Fiesta will debut Ford’s MyKey technology, when launched in South Africa early next year. The smart technology enables parents to place restrictions on younger drivers in order to promote safety.
Ford-exclusive MyKey technology enables owners to program a key – usually for younger drivers – that restricts the top speed of the Fiesta, reduces the maxi... read more
14:09 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, November 15, 2012
Nelson Mandela Bay often gets a bad rap for its service, but Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) call centre manager Ryan Kleynhans is breaking the mould by bringing home prestigious international service industry awards.
Operations manager of the Volkswagen Customer Interaction Centre (CIC) in Uitenhage which has 103 employees, Kleynhans , returned home last week from Las Vegas where he was awarded silver in the category... read more
12:46 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, November 08, 2012
Earlier this year the Isuzu team at General Motors South Africa (GMSA) set out to find two special vehicles to celebrate the heritage of the Isuzu brand in South Africa. Isuzu owners throughout the country were invited to enter the competition in one of two categories; the Isuzu with the highest verified mileage and the oldest Isuzu in South Africa.
Thousands of entries were received from Isuzu fans across South Africa une... read more
11:11 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Tangerine Scream! Now that’s a name. Well actually, it’s actually a colour. Much like Bobejaanball blou I suppose. Although it’s more than just a colour, to be more precise, it’s a statement of fact.
Ok, so two lines into this and you probably think I’ve lost what few marbles I have left. Let me back-track a bit and explain. Tangerine Scream is the name given to the colour of the bright orang... read more
09:21 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Honda Motor Southern Africa is about to set the budget car segment alight with the launch of an all-new, value-added, entry-level model. The bright and bold Brio introduces a new and exciting alternative to the budget hatchback segment.
The Brio’s arrival heralds Honda’s first entry to this growing and increasingly important market segment, allowing budget-conscious buyers to experience Honda’s famed produ... read more
16:40 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 12, 2012
Pretoria – Mercedes-Benz group of companies in South Africa (MBSA) were proud participants during the sod turning ceremony of the Boysen Group at the East London Industrial Zone (ELIDZ) Automotive Park today. The German-based exhaust technology experts are the second new international company to set up shop locally to supply MBSA’s next generation W205 C-Class production from 2014.
Boysen develops and manufactur... read more
15:36 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Mercedes-Benz SA alerts public and customers to scam sms
Pretoria – Mercedes-Benz group of companies in South Africa (MBSA) has been made aware of a scam that is currently being carried out via mobile messaging, claiming that the company is running a competition in which members of the public can win brand products.
The company would like to alert the public to this scam, and request that they do not respond... read more
11:09 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Macro political as well as socio-economic developments have been listed as some of the reasons behind a slump in investor confidence and consequently a steep drop in new vehicle sales in September.
Industry association Naamsa says consumers similarly would have been affected and concerns about the macro socio- economic environment was likely to have resulted in a deferral of purchasing decisions.
Aggregate indus... read more