NISSAN SOUTH AFRICA TO INVEST R3BN TO BUILD NEW NAVARA MODEL

The South African arm of Nissan will spend R3 billion equipping its local plant to build the Japanese carmaker’s new Navara model, the unit’s boss said on Wednesday. Capacity at Nissan’s plant in Rosslyn, near Pretoria, will increase by 30,000 units in the first phase, Mike Whitfield, managing director at Nissan South Africa said, while the plant’s […]

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Road safety: UK set to adopt vehicle speed limiters

Speed limiting technology looks set to become mandatory for all vehicles sold in Europe from 2022, after new rules were provisionally agreed by the EU. The Department for Transport said the system would also apply in the UK, despite Brexit. Campaigners welcomed the move, saying it would save thousands of lives. Road safety charity Brake […]

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Rolls-Royce savors blowout demand for SUV starting at $325,000

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is having a hard time meeting demand for its Cullinan sport utility vehicle, as the high-end British automaker’s biggest-ever model has proved popular with its ultra-rich clientele. Production of the SUV, which starts at $325,000 before customization — and almost all Rolls-Royce customers go for bespoke additions — is booked solid until […]

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R150m BMW Supertech dealership launches in Pinetown

It is all systems go for the brand new R150 million BMW Supertech Pinetown Dealership, which was launched spectacularly on Friday evening to 350 invited guests. The dealership has changed the landscape in the area offering excellent customer care at one of the finest BMW dealership establishments in the country. Over 350 individuals from BMW […]

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Audi’s Q4 e-tron concept previews 2020 production model

 Audi is amping up its electric car effort with a total of five battery powered vehicles set to hit showrooms by the end of 2020, and one of them will be a production version of the Q4 e-tron, revealed at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday. Crafted around the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform for upcoming electric […]

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Zimbabwean Stephanie Travers is new Mercedes-AMG F1 Trackside Fluid Engineer

24 year-old Zimbabwean Stephanie Travers is the 2019 PETRONAS Trackside Fluid Engineer, beating over 7,000 applicants for the lucrative job. She will work with five-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, providing Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport, with a comprehensive suite of fluid support services during the 2019 season. #CoolestJob     Stephanie Travers was part of the […]

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Japan’s Subaru plans biggest-ever global recall over brake lights

Subaru Corp plans to recall around 2.3 million vehicles globally over a brake light problem, in what would be the automaker’s biggest-ever recall as it grapples with a series of quality-related issues following rapid expansion. Japan’s sixth-largest automaker told Reuters on Friday that it was recalling nearly 2 million of its popular Impreza and Forester […]

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Thousands of travellers scramble after Thai Airways cancels flights over Pakistan

Thousands of travellers were left scrambling on Thursday when Thai Airways International cancelled more than a dozen flights to and from Europe after Pakistan closed its airspace amid rising tensions with India. Flights to and from London, Munich, Paris, Brussels, Milan, Vienna, Stockholm, Zurich, Copenhagen, Oslo, Frankfurt and Rome had been scheduled to fly over […]

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