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New Ford Focus ST Offers Enhanced Driving Dynamics, Advanced Technology

New Ford Focus ST Offers Enhanced Driving Dynamics, Advanced Technology

The new Ford Focus ST is the most advanced version yet, offering an even more responsive, balanced and refined driving experience with new chassis control technologies, tuned suspension and steering, and bespoke tyre specification. “The new Focus ST delivers an even more sophisticated balance of performance, driving dynamics, refinement and style, which are at the […]

Honda Motor Southern Africa

Honda Motor Southern Africa

An all-new urban crossover joins the Honda product line-up in South Africa this month. Previewed at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the new Honda HR-V’s arrival in local showrooms coincides with its European debut, and promises to shake up the crossover segment in SA. While most contenders in this segment reflect a scaled-down SUV approach, […]

Confidence in Motion – that’s Subaru!

Confidence in Motion – that’s Subaru!

Subaru has been named Most Trusted Brand and Best Performance Brand by Kelley Blue Book, the North American vehicle valuation and information source. The publication’s 2015 Brand Image Awards recognize outstanding achievements in creating and maintaining brand attributes that capture the attention and enthusiasm of the new vehicle buying public. More than 12 000 in-market […]

Nissan celebrates market leadership with NP200 Stealth Special Edition

Nissan celebrates market leadership with NP200 Stealth Special Edition

Nissan is kicking off 2015 in style with the ‘Nissan NP200 Stealth’ – an ultra-cool special edition that combines the famous practicality of the bakkie with head-turning looks. Despite its name, customers are sure to get noticed in the ‘Stealth’ thanks to its wealth of themed design features and approved factory-fitted accessories – all for […]

Mazda6 Global Production Reaches Three Million Units

Mazda6 Global Production Reaches Three Million Units

Global production of the Mazda6 reached three million units*1 at the end of November 2014. The milestone figure was reached in approximately 12 years and nine months after production of the first-generation Mazda6 began in February 2002 in Japan. Following the Mazda3, the Mazda6 has the second fastest time to reach three million units of […]

Suzuki Swifts sold in SA are safe!

Suzuki Swifts sold in SA are safe!

Concerns regarding the safety rating of the Suzuki Swift 1.2 produced in India, which have emerged in the wake of a recent Global NCAP crash test, are not relevant to the model sold in South Africa. According to Charl Grobler, sales and product manager at Suzuki Auto SA, the test was conducted on two different […]

Volvo Cars reveals new V60 Cross Country – the ultimate getaway car

Volvo Cars reveals new V60 Cross Country – the ultimate getaway car

Volvo Cars unveiled its much-anticipated Cross Country version of the beautiful Volvo V60 sportswagon at the 2014 LA Motor Show this month. “We are delighted to add the third true Cross Country model to our product portfolio. The successful combination of dynamic styling and rugged capability places the Volvo V60 Cross Country in a class […]

Kia awarded three design prizes at 2014 Paris Motor Show

Kia awarded three design prizes at 2014 Paris Motor Show

 Kia Motors was among the biggest winners at the Automotive Brand Contest 2014, an annual international design competition run by the German Design Council for automotive brands. The independent jury for the awards picked Kia as the winner in three categories. The Kia design team, led by Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Designer of Kia […]

Kia Optima Hybrid awarded major German innovation prize

Kia Optima Hybrid awarded major German innovation prize

Kia Optima Hybrid awarded ‘Plus X’ innovation award Kia’s popular sedan honored for its quality, design, ergonomics and environmental impact The Kia Optima Hybrid has won a series of ‘Plus X’ innovation awards, reserved only for the highest-quality, best-designed and most forward-thinking products. Judged by an independent jury, consisting of trade journalists and experts from […]