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    Volkswagen establishes company in Rwanda and outlines plans for the roll out of the integrated automotive mobility solutions Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda - registered and operations to commence in quarter two. Facilities identified which will house a production facility with an installed capacity for 5000 vehicles, as well as a retail outlet and a training centre Local...

    The next milestone in Volkswagen Sub Saharan Africa strategy becomes reality with the registration of the company Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda

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    Swedish engine plant is Volvo Cars’ first climate-neutral manufacturing site
    Volvo Cars’ engine factory in Skövde, Sweden, has become the company’s first climate-neutral manufacturing plant, having switched to renewable heating as of 1 January 2018.
    Skövde is the first plant in Volvo Cars’ global manufacturing network to reach this status, which marks a significant step...

    Volvo Cars’ engine factory in Skövde, Sweden, has become the company’s first climate-neutral manufacturing plant, having switched to renewable heating as of 1 January 2018

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    PEAK' PERFORMANCE – HAVAL OWNERS' CLUB TAKES TO THE 'BERG
    We live in one of the most beautiful countries on earth. If not the most beautiful. And that's a fact.
    Speaking of beautiful, Haval's products have been garnering acclaim and sales for, well, their sleek styling – not to mention everything from brilliant build quality to performance to refinement, and magic-carpet-like...

    So what better way to celebrate the joys of Haval ownership than by taking almost a dozen customers and their SUVs, along with their families, to the Drakensberg (arguably the loveliest part of our lovely country) for the weekend?

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    New 2019 Jeep® Cherokee: Evolution of the most capable mid-size SUV Debuts at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit
    The new 2019 Jeep® Cherokee - the most capable mid-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV) - makes its debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show today boasting a new, authentic and premium design, along with the addition of an all-new, advanced 2.0-litre...

    The new 2019 Jeep® Cherokee - the most capable mid-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV) - makes its debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show today boasting a new, authentic and premium design, along with the addition of an all-new, advanced 2.0-litre direct-injection inline four-cylinder engine that enhances performance and fuel efficiency

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    Haval Motors SA: New Staff
    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Miss Kyleigh Smith in the position of Assistant Marketing & PR Manager as of Monday 15 January 2018.
    With a few years of marketing and PR experience behind her; we believe that Kyleigh will add great value to the Brand with her positive contribution towards our ongoing sales, marketing and brand...

    New Staff - 15 Jan 18

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Miss Kyleigh Smith in the position of Assistant Marketing & PR Manager as of Monday 15 January 2018

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    Spectacular installation for the world premiere of the new G-Class

    "Stronger Than Time": 1979 G-Class cast in amber
    With the world's biggest installation of synthetic resin Mercedes‑Benz is putting the world premiere of the new G-Class on 14 January 2018 in the spotlight at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. As of today a gigantic...

    With the world's biggest installation of synthetic resin Mercedes‑Benz is putting the world premiere of the new G-Class on 14 January 2018 in the spotlight at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit

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    Ford Wraps Up 2017 with 12.8% Market ShareRanger the Second-Best Selling Vehicle in SA, Top LCV Export
    “Last year was extremely challenging for the South African automotive industry, and this was reflected in the lower December 2017 new vehicle sales compared to the previous year. However, we are encouraged that overall sales for 2017 reflected growth for the first time in...

    Naamsa Comment - 11 Jan 18

    Ranger the Second-Best Selling Vehicle in SA, Top LCV Export

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    Hyundai, Cisco collaborate to produce a hyper-connected car
    Hyundai Motor Company and Cisco has revealed a new technology roadmap that will enable next-generation in-vehicle networking with security.
    In addition, the companies shared their timeline for commercial deployment of ‘hyper-connected’ production vehicles, slated for 2019. Technology advancements from the...

    Hyundai Motor Company and Cisco has revealed a new technology roadmap that will enable next-generation in-vehicle networking with security.

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    MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience: revolution in the cockpit 
    Taking centre stage in the Mercedes-Benz presence at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (CES; 9 - 12 January 2018) will be the world premiere of the intuitive and intelligent multimedia system MBUX - Mercedes-Benz User Experience. It will enter series production in 2018 in the new A‑Class.
    The name MBUX...

    Taking centre stage in the Mercedes-Benz presence at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (CES; 9 - 12 January 2018) will be the world premiere of the intuitive and intelligent multimedia system MBUX - Mercedes-Benz User Experience

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    Volvo XC60 is 2017’s overall safest car in Euro NCAP testing
    Volvo Cars’ all-new XC60 has been crowned the best performing large off-roader, and the car with the best overall performance of 2017 in the prestigious Euro NCAP 2017 Best in Class safety awards.
    The XC60 scored a near-perfect 98 per cent in the Adult Occupant category, and in its Large Off-Road class showed a...

    Volvo Cars’ all-new XC60 has been crowned the best performing large off-roader, and the car with the best overall performance of 2017 in the prestigious Euro NCAP 2017 Best in Class safety awards

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    Volkswagen Group South Africa remains Passenger Car Market Leader for 7th Consecutive year

    The Volkswagen brand retains overall passenger market leadership on its own
    Polo Vivo and Polo remain South Africa’s bestselling cars
    Audi improves its premium market share by 1.2%

    Since the introduction of the Polo and Polo Vivo in 2010, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has...

    Naamsa Comment - 9 Jan 18

    Since the introduction of the Polo and Polo Vivo in 2010, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has been passenger market leader every year.

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    Ford Volunteers Assist 30 Organisations in SSA during Global Month of Caring

    Ford volunteers spend over 12 800 hours on 30 projects


    $111 300 disbursed by the Ford Motor Company Fund to nominated non-profit organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa


    Far-reaching projects in South Africa, Kenya and Mozambique

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 09 January, 2018 – Ford volunteers...

    Ford volunteers came out in force this year to support nominated community organisations in the Sub-Saharan Africa region (SSA) during Ford’s Global Month of Caring, which takes place annually in September

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    Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year 2017

    Green light for the final
    Up until 26 February 2018, sports fans from around the world can choose the Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year 2017 in the final round of voting. The competition, initiated by Laureus and supported by Mercedes‑Benz, selects the most moving sporting moment of the year. Following the initial...

    Up until 26 February 2018, sports fans from around the world can choose the Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year 2017 in the final round of voting. The competition, initiated by Laureus and supported by Mercedes‑Benz, selects the most moving sporting moment of the year

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    Everyday Classics, Collectibles, Racing Cars

    2017: a successful year for ALL TIME STARS
    ALL TIME STARS by Mercedes-Benz Classic has become established in the market, as reflected in the business performance for 2017: transactions involving classic Mercedes-Benz vehicles grew by nearly 50 percent compared with 2016. This success is a perfect match for the new vehicle sales...

    All Time Stars - 8 Jan 18

    ALL TIME STARS by Mercedes-Benz Classic has become established in the market, as reflected in the business performance for 2017

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    Mercedes-Benz Citaro G hybrid: First Citaro hybrid buses leave the factory

    Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen AG takes delivery of five Citaro hybrid articulated buses
    Hybrid components from proven Mercedes-Benz large-scale production
    Low-voltage technology for easy maintenance

    Stuttgart / Mannheim – On 22 December, the first new Citaro hybrid buses left the factory and will...

    Citaro G hybrid - 8 Jan 18

    On 22 December, the first new Citaro hybrid buses left the factory and will gradually go into service with Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen AG (SSB).

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    Caravan, Motor, Touristik 2018: Mercedes-Benz Vans presents first camper van concepts based on the X-Class

    The Mercedes-Benz X-Class: the new base vehicle for adventure holidaying
    Camper van concepts for the Mercedes-Benz pickup from Tischer and VanEssa mobilcamping
    The success story continues: Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo family to be more international in scope than...

    From 13 to 21 January 2018 Mercedes-Benz Vans exhibits camper van concepts based on its new pickup, the X-Class, for the first time in hall 7 (booth 7C11) at the Caravan, Motor, Touristik (CMT) show: a demountable cabin from bodybuilder Tischer as well as a conversion concept with integrated kitchen system by VanEssa mobilcamping

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    The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class

    The legend on the Schöckl: More control, more comfort
    Every G-Class has to conquer the Schöckl. Mercedes-Benz uses the 1,445 metre high local mountain near the Austrian city of Graz as a test track. The 5.6 km route includes gradients of up to 60 percent and lateral inclinations of up to 40 percent. During the development stage, a "G" has to...

    G-Class - 8 Jan 18

    Every G-Class has to conquer the Schöckl. Mercedes-Benz uses the 1,445 metre high local mountain near the Austrian city of Graz as a test track.

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    New record: Mercedes-Benz Vans passes the mark of 400,000 units for the first time in 2017

    Unit sales up by around 12 percent to around 401,000 vehicles – growth in all regions
    All models post best-ever unit sales – including the Sprinter in its last full year before the model change
    Vito and V-Class are the strongest sales drivers
    Successful market launch of X-Class in...

    Vans 2017 Sales - 5 Jan 18

    Mercedes-Benz Vans achieved a new record for unit sales in 2017 and for the first time passed the mark of 400,000 vehicles sold

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    Volvo Cars reports record sales in 2017
    Volvo Cars reports record sales in 2017, as global sales rose 7.0 per cent compared to 2016 to 571 577 cars, driven by growth in all regions.
    Sales of the all-new XC60 and the 90-series cars were the main drivers, highlighting the effect of Volvo Cars’ in-house developed Scalable Product Architecture, a modular vehicle architecture, in...

    Volvo Cars reports record sales in 2017, as global sales rose 7.0 per cent compared to 2016 to 571 577 cars, driven by growth in all regions.

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    Successful year for Daimler Trucks: unit sales in 2017 significantly higher than in previous year; expected magnitude of 465,000 trucks

    Deliveries in first eleven months up by 12 percent compared with prior-year period
    Unit sales better than expected at beginning of year, positive development especially in North America and Indonesia, but also in many other countries and...

    2017 Sales - 4 Jan 18

    Successful year for Daimler Trucks: unit sales in 2017 significantly higher than in previous year; expected magnitude of 465,000 trucks

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    Mercedes-Benz Vans sponsors the Eastern Cape’s 2017 New Year’s Cup football tournament with six vehicles

    Mercedes-Benz Vans partners with the New Year’s Cup football tournament to foster youth development
    Manufacturer to be automotive sponsor, with six vans being availed for the event

    GRAHAMSTOWN – Mercedes-Benz Vans South Africa has announced a sponsorship agreement...

    Mercedes-Benz Vans South Africa has announced a sponsorship agreement with the New Year’s Cup football tournament, which commenced in Grahamstown on the 16th of December 2017 and will conclude on the 31st of the same month

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    MBSA hosts Threads visit to the Eastern Cape - on a quest to master manufacturing and supply chain
    Threads - Stitched by Standard Bank, is a 12-week accelerator programme designed to develop fashion entrepreneurs businesses to the point of becoming successful and profitable enterprises. It is open to fashion entrepreneurs with an existing business operating in South Africa,...

    Threads - Stitched by Standard Bank, is a 12-week accelerator programme designed to develop fashion entrepreneurs businesses to the point of becoming successful and profitable enterprises

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    Global design network
    Mercedes-Benz opens new Advanced Design-Centre

    Stuttgart. Mercedes-Benz adds to its global network of Advanced Design Centres. In 2018, the brand with the star will open a new Centre in France's "Silicon Valley" on the Côte d'Azur. With its Centre in the Sophia Antipolis Science and Technology Park, Mercedes-Benz is strengthening the creative and...

    Mercedes-Benz adds to its global network of Advanced Design Centres

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    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Gets Unprecedented Welcome in Soweto
    A long awaited Tiger Wheel & Tyre store has opened in Soweto, at 10894 Klipspruit Valley Road, Orlando West. The store’s opening comes in response to massive demand from Soweto residents, who keenly followed the store’s construction and eagerly anticipated the day of its opening. The store is now open...

    Soweto Opening - 18 Dec 17

    A long awaited Tiger Wheel & Tyre store has opened in Soweto, at 10894 Klipspruit Valley Road, Orlando West

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    Fourth leg of the Intelligent World Drive

    On the road to autonomous driving: Mercedes-Benz on automated test drive in South Africa
    Stuttgart/Cape Town.  Road traffic in South Africa presents some very special challenges: different road surfaces, wildlife on rural roads and many pedestrians in the city as well as in the interurban traffic who often cross lanes completely...

    Road traffic in South Africa presents some very special challenges: different road surfaces, wildlife on rural roads and many pedestrians in the city as well as in the interurban traffic who often cross lanes completely unexpectedly

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    Tiger Wheel & Tyre’s Free Downloadable Holiday Games Make Road Trips Fun
    Hardworking adults love nothing more than the soothing sounds of tyres on tar, a panoramic view of the open road before them, and the promise of a fun and relaxing holiday at the end of that road. Kids on the other hand don’t love road trips quite so much.
    To ensure that all passengers enjoy the ride...

    Hardworking adults love nothing more than the soothing sounds of tyres on tar, a panoramic view of the open road before them, and the promise of a fun and relaxing holiday at the end of that road. Kids on the other hand don’t love road trips quite so much

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    Swedish families help Volvo Cars develop autonomous drive cars
    Volvo Cars will from today start developing its autonomous drive cars with help from Swedish families who will test its cars on the public roads of Gothenburg and feed back their impressions to Volvo Cars engineers.
    The first two families, the Hains and the Simonovskis from the Gothenburg area, have now received...

    Volvo Cars will from today start developing its autonomous drive cars with help from Swedish families who will test its cars on the public roads of Gothenburg and feed back their impressions to Volvo Cars engineers.

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    Mercedes-Benz Vans Innovation Campus – Sprinter still defining a segment in its third generation

    The adVANce future initiative: shaping the transformation from vehicle manufacturer, pure and simple, to provider of integrated transport and mobility solutions
    Symbol and initial exponent of the new approach: the Sprinter is the smart hardware for every use case and every...

    As an initial sneak preview of the new Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz Vans showed at the Sprinter Innovation Campus in Stuttgart how the best-selling van is set to lead the large van segment into a new era

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    Volkswagen Junior Masters Tournament investing in the future of South African soccer

    McCarthy VW Constantia team won the annual soccer competition and will represent Volkswagen South Africa in the international tournament which will be held in Germany next year

    After stiff competition, the u/12 team representing McCarthy VW Constantia (based in Johannesburg) are the...

    After stiff competition, the u/12 team representing McCarthy VW Constantia (based in Johannesburg) are the winners of this years’ Volkswagen Junior Masters soccer tournament

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    VWSA trainee, amongst 46 worldwide to be honoured by Volkswagen Group

    “Best Trainee Award 2017” for 46 young talents from  20 countries on five continents
    Saajid Hoosen is the 2017 South African recipient of the award

    The annual Best Trainee Awards, which are presented by the Volkswagen Group, honour and promote young talent within the Volkswagen worldwide network. This...

    The annual Best Trainee Awards, which are presented by the Volkswagen Group, honour and promote young talent within the Volkswagen worldwide network

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    New Volvo XC40 previewed in Cape Town alongside entire new Volvo Cars model portfolio
    Cape Town – Volvo Cars’ entire new product portfolio is on display on South African soil as a family unit for the very first time. Including the new XC40 and the all-new XC60, two models which are due to be launched locally in 2018, the line-up forms part of the Product Deck at the Volvo...

    Volvo Cars’ entire new product portfolio is on display on South African soil as a family unit for the very first time

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    New 2018 Jeep® Wrangler Features Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure with Kevlar
    AKRON Ohio, December 2017 – The 2018 Jeep Wrangler – unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show – will be fitted with two sizes of Goodyear’s Wrangler AT Adventure with Kevlar.
    The Wrangler AT Adventure with Kevlar is Goodyear’s best tyre for versatility on and off road. The tyre features DuPont™ Kevlar®...

    The 2018 Jeep Wrangler – unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show – will be fitted with two sizes of Goodyear’s Wrangler AT Adventure with Kevlar

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    Honda to Introduce 3E Robotics Concept at CES 2018
    ●New Honda robotics, artificial intelligence, and energy solution concepts e ngineered to advance mobility and improve people’s lives
    ● Press conference: 11:00 AM PST on January 9, 2018 at Honda’s booth (LVCC, North Hall –7923)
    ● Honda’s CES 2018 preview video at http://world.honda.com/CES/2018/
    TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 7,...

    Honda will unveil its new 3E (Empower, Experience, Empathy) Robotics Concept at CES 2018, demonstrating a range of experimental technologies engineered to advance mobility and make people’s lives better

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    Goodyear South Africa hosts a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to unveil its state-of-the-art machinery
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa, December 7, 2017 - At an event officiated by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Mayor, Cllr Athol Trollip, Goodyear South Africa officially unveiled its upgraded, state-of -the-art Uitenhage manufacturing facility. Goodyear has invested close to ZAR 1...

    At an event officiated by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Mayor, Cllr Athol Trollip, Goodyear South Africa officially unveiled its upgraded, state-of -the-art Uitenhage manufacturing facility

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    Imperial and Hyundai teams up with Bakwena again for safe holiday motoring
    Imperial and Hyundai Automotive South Africa are again acting as partners with the Bakwena N1N4 concessionaire to drive and promote road safety awareness and provide additional patrol support on the N1 and N4 routes this holiday season.
    This partnership comes in the wake of calls by the Minister of...

    Imperial and Hyundai Automotive South Africa are again acting as partners with the Bakwena N1N4 concessionaire to drive and promote road safety awareness and provide additional patrol support on the N1 and N4 routes this holiday season

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