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    Ford Signs Up as Official Orlando Pirates Vehicle Partner Ford enters three-year vehicle sponsorship deal with Orlando Pirates Football Club Variety of Ford models join the Pirates line-up, including Mustang, Ranger, Everest, EcoSport and Transit PRETORIA, South Africa, 26 September, 2017 – Ford South Africa is now the official vehicle sponsor for Orlando Pirates, bringing...

    Ford South Africa is now the official vehicle sponsor for Orlando Pirates, bringing two of the country’s most popular vehicle and sporting brands together for the first time in a three-year partnership

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    Daimler Trucks tests truck platooning on public highways in the US Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) drives digitally connected trucks on selected highways in Oregon and Nevada Long roads and highways in the USA are predominant for truck platoons Connectivity and automated driving improve safety in truck platoons, support drivers and enhance efficiency Joint tests with fleet...

    As the first commercial vehicle manufacturer in the US, Daimler is testing connected trucks in so called platooning operations on public roads in the US

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    Mercedes-Benz Vans reveals first details of the new Sprinter Market launch for the new edition of the best-selling large van in the first half of 2018 Design: distinctive and athletic front Focus on versatility: full-spectrum mobility solutions for different sectors Leap forward into the digital world: next Sprinter generation embodies the future initiative...

    Outlook on the van sector of the future in the run-up to the first North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV): As part of North America's largest commercial vehicle show in Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz Vans is unveiling the first details of the new Sprinter

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    Volvo Cars adds next generation XC90, 1 900 new jobs to South Carolina plant in 1.1 billion USD investment drive Volvo Cars has announced that the next generation of the XC90 premium large SUV will be built in its new manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina, from 2021. This takes Volvo Cars’ total investment in its US manufacturing operations to over USD 1.1 billion...

    Volvo Cars has announced that the next generation of the XC90 premium large SUV will be built in its new manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina, from 2021

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    VOLKSWAGEN DRIVER SEARCH 2017 SHIFTS GEARS AS 8 CANDITATES PROGRESS TO SECOND PHASE. Fourteen racing-driver hopefuls selected for 2017 Volkswagen Driver Search Eight moves on to second phase after initial elimination round Two more days of tough testing remain Overall winner could join 2016 Driver Search winner Jonathan Mogotsi in the official Volkswagen Motorsport squad for...

    The dreams of 8 young prospective racing drivers stay alive while it’s game over for the other 6 who didn’t make the cut after the first round of the 2017 Volkswagen Driver Search was completed at the Zwartkops Raceway to the west of Pretoria.

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    Volvo Cars electrification strategy recognised by United Nations Volvo Cars has been recognised by the United Nations for its ground-breaking electrification strategy in the latest report from the UN’s Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The report, launched earlier this week at the Global Compact’s annual high-level meeting in New York,...

    Volvo Cars has been recognised by the United Nations for its ground-breaking electrification strategy in the latest report from the UN’s Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative

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    Optimised energy efficiency: Continental’s integrated approach Continental’s world-first AllCharge system allows EVs to use any charging technology New inductive charging system adds comfort and convenience Optimised wheel system: PremiumContact 6 tyres plus innovative New Wheel Concept Variable engine mounts for stable cornering, efficient hose lines for range enhancement of...

    AllCharge System - 22 Sep 17

    Bearing in mind how important charging technology is for electric vehicle users in terms of stress-free everyday operation, Continental is now presenting innovations for this aspect of electric mobility too.

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    Ford Provides 20 000 USD Environmental Grants to Leading Conservation Organisations Ford Motor Company partners with renowned environmental NPOs to promote conservation and education $10 000 Grant for Africa Foundation to assist with environmental education, eradication of alien vegetation and Black Rhino translocation Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust receives $10 000...

    Conservation and related education projects in Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania have gained new impetus following the provision of $ 20 000 (USD) grants to leading environmental organisations by the Ford Motor Company

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    Resume and highlights of me Convention at the IAA in Frankfurt me Convention celebrates future, inspiration and community 3 days, 150 speakers and more than 2700 attendees out of over 35 countries – the very first me Convention, produzed by Mercedes-Benz and South by Southwest (SXSW) in Frankfurt, delivered a weekend packed with inspiration, innovation and thought-provoking...

    3 days, 150 speakers and more than 2700 attendees out of over 35 countries – the very first me Convention, produzed by Mercedes-Benz and South by Southwest (SXSW) in Frankfurt, delivered a weekend packed with inspiration, innovation and thought-provoking insights

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    ‘Care by Volvo’ makes car ownership as easy as having a mobile phone Volvo Cars is inventing a new model of having access to a car with the launch of the new Volvo XC40 and the new ‘Care by Volvo’ subscription service. This will make having a car as transparent, easy and hassle-free as having a mobile phone: a national, ready-negotiated monthly fee, combined with getting a new...

    Care by Volvo - 21 Sep 17

    Volvo Cars is inventing a new model of having access to a car with the launch of the new Volvo XC40 and the new ‘Care by Volvo’ subscription service

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    New XC40 completes global Volvo line-up in fast-growing premium SUV segments Volvo Cars today further expands its line-up of SUVs with the launch of the new XC40 small premium SUV in Milan, Italy. At the same time as it introduces the XC40, Volvo Cars also reinvents the traditional model of car ownership with the new ‘Care by Volvo’ subscription service. Care by Volvo, first...

    Volvo Cars today further expands its line-up of SUVs with the launch of the new XC40 small premium SUV in Milan, Italy.

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    IN PURSUIT OF INNOVATION Products entered in Automechanika Johannesburg 2017’s Innovation Awards competition are in the process of being judged. Convenor Wynter Murdoch reports Six experts representing various segments of South Africa’s automotive industry are hard at work evaluating dozens of products entered in this year’s Automechanika Johannesburg’s Innovation Awards...

    Innovation - 20 Sep 17

    Products entered in Automechanika Johannesburg 2017’s Innovation Awards competition are in the process of being judged. Convenor Wynter Murdoch reports

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    SOUTH AFRICA’S FAMOUS FOUR COUSINS TO TOUR GAUTENG They’re real and coming to town: South Africa’s famous Four Cousins are headed your way. More than just imaginary faces on a wine label, Hennie, Neil, Bussell and Phillip are on a Gauteng road-trip, hosting a series of special public events to introduce themselves - in person. The cousins teamed up in the mid-1990s. One after...

    Four Cousins - 18 Sep 17

    They’re real and coming to town: South Africa’s famous Four Cousins are headed your way. More than just imaginary faces on a wine label, Hennie, Neil, Bussell and Phillip are on a Gauteng road-trip, hosting a series of special public events to introduce themselves - in person

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    Volvo S90 to contend for 2018 South African Car of the Year title Johannesburg – the Volvo S90 has been announced as a finalist in the fight for the 2018 WesBank South African Car of the Year (COTY) title. Building on the strong foundation laid by the new-generation Volvo XC90, which was launched in South Africa in 2015 and went on to claim the local COTY crown in 2016, the S90...

    Johannesburg – the Volvo S90 has been announced as a finalist in the fight for the 2018 WesBank South African Car of the Year (COTY) title

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    Honda Quest 2017: Here’s the winning team! Twelve days after leaving Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, the Honda Quest convoy finally arrived back at their starting point, tired, happy, content and richer for the experience. Over the course of the previous twelve days, ten of which were competition days where teams could score points on various skills and tasks, these 20...

    Quest Winning Team - 19 Sep 17

    Twelve days after leaving Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, the Honda Quest convoy finally arrived back at their starting point, tired, happy, content and richer for the experience

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    Media-Wire - Kuga - 18 Sep 17

    New Kuga Builds on Ford’s Global SUV Expertise and Heritage New Kuga introduces refreshed design inside and out for a distinctive look Improved specification and features across the range, building on the Kuga’s trend-setting sophistication, safety and comfort Available in Ambiente, Trend and Titanium specification levels, with 1.5 and 2.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engines or...

    Kuga - 18 Sep 17

    The new Kuga has arrived in South Africa, offering one of the most technologically-advanced, smart sport utility vehicles (SUVs) with five-star safety and improved fuel efficiency

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    New Land Rover Discovery SVX production preview equipped with Goodyear concept tyres Frankfurt, September 2017 – Goodyear designed state-of-the-art concept tyres for the new Land Rover Discovery SVX production preview, showcased from September 14-24th at IAA 2017 in Frankfurt. Goodyear has developed a tailor-made concept tyre to meet the manufacturer’s specific requirements for...

    Goodyear designed state-of-the-art concept tyres for the new Land Rover Discovery SVX production preview, showcased from September 14-24th at IAA 2017 in Frankfurt.

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    Hyundai’s i30 N is built for serious driving fun The i30 N, revealed to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, is Hyundai Motor’s first high-performance car under the N line up. Built on the New Generation i30, the i30 N has been developed from the ground up to deliver maximum driving pleasure in everyday life on the road, as well as on the track. N was born in...

    The i30 N, revealed to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, is Hyundai Motor’s first high-performance car under the N line up. Built on the New Generation i30, the i30 N has been developed from the ground up to deliver maximum driving pleasure in everyday life on the road, as well as on the track

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    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Opens in TzaneenOn 8 September 2017, Tiger Wheel & Tyre debuted in Tzaneen with the opening of a showroom and fitment centre at the corner of Danie Joubert and Loop Streets. The new store offers all the features, amenities, products and services that have made Tiger Wheel & Tyre South Africa’s best-loved and most awarded brand in the...

    Tzaneen Opening - 18 Sep 17

    On 8 September 2017, Tiger Wheel & Tyre debuted in Tzaneen with the opening of a showroom and fitment centre at the corner of Danie Joubert and Loop Streets.

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    Investment and Strategic Partnership: Daimler Trucks teams up with innovation leader for electric charging StoreDot Ltd. Daimler AG’s Trucks division leads new financing round of Israeli nanotechnology materials pioneer StoreDot Ltd. Daimler becomes a strategic partner to accelerate the adoption of FlashBattery technology to the Electric Vehicles market FlashBattery technology...

    Daimler AG’s Trucks division is investing in the Israeli company StoreDot Ltd. as part of their financing round

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    Volkswagen for Good honoured for Employee Volunteer Programme

    Volkswagen for Good Campaign wins award
    Volkswagen for Good honoured for Employee Volunteerism Programmes

    At the recent Beyond Painting Classrooms Conference held in Johannesburg, Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA) employee volunteer programme, “Show of Hands” won the Beyond Painting Classroom Award -...

    At the recent Beyond Painting Classrooms Conference held in Johannesburg, Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA) employee volunteer programme, “Show of Hands” won the Beyond Painting Classroom Award - Partnering for Change category

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    Hyundai reveals ‘Smart Stream’ engine at Frankfurt Motor Show
    Hyundai Motor Company has unveiled its next-generation drivetrain technology, and announced bold plans for it first electric car-sharing program, as part of its presence at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany.
    Alongside the public debut of the high-performance i30 N and the bold, sub-compact Kona SUV, the Korean...

    Hyundai Motor Company has unveiled its next-generation drivetrain technology, and announced bold plans for it first electric car-sharing program, as part of its presence at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany

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    Ford NWM bags podium finish at Sun City 400

    Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable score fourth podium in a row with third place in Class T


    Sixth place finish for Henk Lategan and Barry White


    Race ends prematurely for Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer


    Qualifying: 41km, Loop 1: 159km, Loop 2: 159km, Total: 359km

    Sun city, South Africa, 16 September 2017 – The Sun...

    Sun city, South Africa, 16 September 2017 – The Sun City 400 cross country race lived up to its name today, with clear skies, a scorching sun and an unforgiving landscape setting the scene for the fifth round of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS).

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    Daimler Trucks – world’s largest truck manufacturer – launches first all-electric truck in series production – the FUSO eCanter

    UPS first commercial customer in the US announced at global launch event in New York City
    Electric trucks provided to four prominent NGOs in cooperation with the New York Attorney General
    Fully electric FUSO eCanter will reduce noise-levels caused...

    eCanter Launch - 15 Sep 17

    Trucks, part of Daimler Trucks - the global market leader with truck brands like Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz and FUSO

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    Honda Quest Day Ten – Heading for the Burning Mountain
    Day 10, Honda Quest 2017
    When the teams headed out of Palmwag this morning, they probably didn’t realise just how much lay ahead and how much was still at stake.
    Not only was it yet another dry, dusty and corrugated 107km to Twyfelfontein, but the worst part – riding through thick sand in the Sorris Sorris Communal...

    Quest Day 10 - 15 Sep 17

    When the teams headed out of Palmwag this morning, they probably didn’t realise just how much lay ahead and how much was still at stake

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    Honda Quest Day Nine – Elephants, rough roads … and more elephants
    Day 9, Honda Quest 2017
    Day Eight was a welcome rest day at the Puros campsite, with everyone being able to do various vehicle maintenance tasks, doing their washing and the Honda Quest crew having the opportunity to conduct interviews with the competitors.
    The day was finished with an exercise called...

    Quest Day 9 - 14 Sep 17

    Day Eight was a welcome rest day at the Puros campsite, with everyone being able to do various vehicle maintenance tasks, doing their washing and the Honda Quest crew having the opportunity to conduct interviews with the competitors.

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    Auma Obama and Guy Kawasaki Added as Speaking Guests
    A$AP Rocky to Deliver the Closing Keynote Speech on Sunday at the me Convention
    Further inspiring personalities have agreed to appear at the me Convention from 15 to 17 September in Frankfurt – organised by Mercedes-Benz and South by Southwest (SXSW). A$AP Rocky, the American rapper and entrepreneur will deliver the...

    Further inspiring personalities have agreed to appear at the me Convention from 15 to 17 September in Frankfurt

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    Pure&Crafted SA Festival: A day of live music and motorcycles.
    Midrand. On the 30th September, Pure&Crafted SA Festival will host a celebration of motorcycles and customisation with live music and gourmet food stands at the Ground in Muldersdrift. Starting at 11am and running until the early hours of Sunday, 1 October, the 2017 edition of the festival promises...

    On the 30th September, Pure&Crafted SA Festival will host a celebration of motorcycles and customisation with live music and gourmet food stands at the Ground in Muldersdrift

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    Honda Quest Day Eight – Time to reflect
    Day 8, Honda Quest 2017
    After having spent seven days in the saddle, of which the last three were enormously taxing physically, the Honda Quest competitors will spend the next two days in Puros.
    The time would be used to rest, do some washing and perform important vehicle maintenance on their Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twins, as well as...

    Quest Day 8 - 14 Sep 17

    After having spent seven days in the saddle, of which the last three were enormously taxing physically, the Honda Quest competitors will spend the next two days in Puros.

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    Mercedes-Benz Cars at the 2017 International Motor Show (IAA)

    Meet the Experts
    At "Meet the Experts" experts from the group companies presented the following brand and future-related topics:
    Dr. Annette Winkler, Head of smart: smart’s concept of Future Mobility
    With the smart vision EQ fortwo, smart is transposing the Daimler Mobility Vision 2030+ onto the city of the...

    At "Meet the Experts" experts from the group companies presented the following brand and future-related topics

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    Goodyear Advances Connected-Business Model with Automated Tyre Facility

    Growth in Vehicle Models, Options Drives Increasing Demand for Premium Tyres
    Innovative Mercury Production Process Allows On-Demand Fulfillment of Customer Orders
    New Luxembourg Facility to Begin Production in 2019

    September 12, 2017 – Advancing its connected-business model, The Goodyear Tyre &...

    Advancing its connected-business model, The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company today announced plans to create a new facility in Luxembourg that utilizes an innovative production process to meet growing customer and consumer demand for premium tyres

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    Mercedes-Benz Auto Body Repair Centres awards superior service
    Members of the Auto Body Repair Centre (ABRC) within the Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) approved panel shops recently converged in the Cape Winelands for their annual conference.  The objective of the event is to ensure that the Mercedes-Benz approved panel shops set the benchmark and keep abreast of current...

    Members of the Auto Body Repair Centre (ABRC) within the Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) approved panel shops recently converged in the Cape Winelands for their annual conference.

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    Mercedes-Benz X-Class can now be ordered in Europe - Pickup meets lifestyle: public premiere of the new X-Class

    Around two months before its European market launch, the Mercedes among pickups will celebrate its public premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA), which takes place from 14 to 24 September 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany.

    FRANKFURT - Around two months before...

    X-Class at IAA - 13 Sep 17

    Around two months before its European market launch, the Mercedes among pickups will celebrate its public premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA)

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    Reminder: Mercedes me media
    Don’t forget to watch the live streaming of the Mercedes-Benz’ activities at The International Motor Show (IAA) taking place in Frankfurt
    (Media from 11 to 13 – Public days from 14 to 24 September 2017). 
    Mercedes me media is the name of the new online platform - a digital service for journalists, bloggers and other users.  This innovative tool...

    Don’t forget to watch the live streaming of the Mercedes-Benz’ activities at The International Motor Show (IAA) taking place in Frankfurt

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    Mercedes-Benz Cars at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA)

    Mobility rethought – from Formula 1 hybrid drive to fuel cell technology
    Frankfurt.  Mercedes-Benz Cars is shaping the mobility of the future – with courage, creativity and with exceptional solutions for diverse needs. The inventor of the automobile is demonstrating this at the Frankfurt International...

    IAA Highlights - 12 Sep 17

    Mercedes-Benz Cars is shaping the mobility of the future – with courage, creativity and with exceptional solutions for diverse needs

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