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    TRIBER AMT Ad available for download.

    TRIBER AMT Ad - 27 Nov 20

    Renault Marketing Update: TRIBER AMT Ad

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    Mitsubishi Motors SA drives 5 Colour Fitness on DStv SuperSport
    Fitness going hand in hand with Mitsubishi lifestyle vehicles
    Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross sets the pace for 5 Colour Fitness  lifestyle

    JOHANNESBURG. – Mitsubishi is unlocking a healthier you by joining a popular SuperSport fitness show to help providing South Africans with a healthier lifestyle and more family...

    Mitsubishi is unlocking a healthier you by joining a popular SuperSport fitness show to help providing South Africans with a healthier lifestyle and more family fun.

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    Information on tyre sidewall indicates size and performance parameters
    Includes speed rating, load index and SSR or runflat designation if applicable
    Legal tread depth limit is 1.6 mm for tyres with tread depth indicators, or 1 mm for tyres without tread depth indicator

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 27 November 2020 – Interpreting and understanding the detailed...

    Tyre Talk 4 - 27 Nov 20

    Interpreting and understanding the detailed information on the sidewall of your vehicle’s tyres is important in helping you identify the right tyre and operating parameters for your car – an important consideration to achieve the best balance of tyre performance for acceleration, braking and cornering, as well as ride comfort, noise, rolling resistance, mileage and load capacity.

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    Henry Ford realised that black paint dried the fastest, thereby helping increase mass-production of the Model T


    In hot climates, like Africa, lighter colours are more popular


    Paint Defect Detection System utilised at Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant results in significant gains in final quality, improved customer satisfaction

    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 27 November...

    Black Friday - 27 Nov 20

    “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants, so long as it is black.” This is a famous Henry Ford quote and suggests that the mass-produced Model T was only ever available in this colour.

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    HIROSHIMA, Japan — Mazda Motor Corporation's crossover SUV, Mazda CX-30, has been named Thailand Car of the Year 2020 by the Thai Automotive Journalists Association. This is the third time in history and the second year running that a Mazda vehicle takes the award after the Mazda3 and CX-3 won the award in 2019 and 2016 respectively.The CX-30 was chosen as the top pick among...

    Mazda Motor Corporation's crossover SUV, Mazda CX-30, has been named Thailand Car of the Year 2020 by the Thai Automotive Journalists Association.

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    Ferrari presents the new 488 GT Modificata, a limited edition car that incorporates the technology developed for the 488 GT3 and 488 GTE, transcending the limits imposed by technical and sporting regulations to exploit its full potential. The 488 GT Modificata is exclusively for use during track days and at Ferrari Club Competizioni GT events.
    Greater power. The car’s name...

    Ferrari presents the new 488 GT Modificata, a limited edition car that incorporates the technology developed for the 488 GT3 and 488 GTE, transcending the limits imposed by technical and sporting regulations to exploit its full potential. The 488 GT Modificata is exclusively for use during track days and at Ferrari Club Competizioni GT events.

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    The All-new Hyundai Creta media presentation. Press pack to follow...

    Creta - 27 Nov 20

    The All-new Hyundai Creta media presentation. Press pack to follow...

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    Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) has provided a locally-built Ford Ranger to the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) School of Life Sciences Pietermaritzburg campus for a minimum of two years to aid in its study of hippos in the wild
    The research aims revolve around understanding aspects of hippo behaviour and ecology to benefit their conservation and management in light of...

    The Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) has provided a locally assembled Ford Ranger to the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) School of Life Sciences Pietermaritzburg campus to aid in its collection of biological information on the Hippopotamus amphibious, or hippo as it is commonly known.

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    Goodyear finalises specification of single PURE ETCR tyre
    Testing programme continues with teams and partners
    “Overwhelmingly positive” feedback for unique treaded tyre

    Following several months of testing and high-profile launch events, Goodyear has finalised the specification of the unique treaded tyre that will be used in the exciting new PURE ETCR electric touring car...

    Following several months of testing and high-profile launch events, Goodyear has finalised the specification of the unique treaded tyre that will be used in the exciting new PURE ETCR electric touring car championship when it gets underway next year.

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    The all-new Volkswagen T-Roc media images available for download.

    T-Roc - 25 Nov 20

    The all-new Volkswagen T-Roc media images

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    Autobody repair workshops are continuing to experience tough times as they try and recover from the hard COVID-19 lockdowns, while the future looks bleak too.
    “The recovery is slow but fortunately there have been only limited business failures so far,” said Richard Green, the Director of the SA Motor Body Repair Association (SAMBRA), which represents about 75% of the autobody...

    Autobody repair workshops are continuing to experience tough times as they try and recover from the hard COVID-19 lockdowns, while the future looks bleak too.

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    The Ford Transit Custom is the most-driven car in South Africa with a 2019 registration year, according to AutoTrader


    Ford dealerships were able to service and maintain fleet vehicles during COVID-19 lockdown nationwide


    Modern safety features, large payload capacity and efficient, powerful engines are just some of the reasons behind these valued...

    With South Africans still encouraged to take extra precaution to protect themselves against COVID-19 and avoid crowds this December, receiving products delivered to your door is not only a safer option but also a growing trend.

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    MMSA Golf Day on 3 December supports JOE lil’brary
    Elevate the lives of children by helping them to read books
    Donate reading material for little libraries on the day or all over SA

    JOHANNESBURG. – The digital age has its advantages, but when it comes to young minds, a lack of reading can become a social problem that gets worse every day.
    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa...

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa sponsors JOE lil’brary, a campaign that brings the joy of reading to children who might not have access to reading mater

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    South Africa’s important built-up vehicle export programme is under threat from two major fronts. This is one of the strong messages that came out of Messe Frankfurt SA’s recent Hypermobility virtual conference and it was mentioned by several speakers at this annual conference.
    Hypermobility was fully supported by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South...

    South Africa’s important built-up vehicle export programme is under threat from two major fronts. This is one of the strong messages that came out of Messe Frankfurt SA’s recent Hypermobility virtual conference and it was mentioned by several speakers at this annual conference.

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    A lively panel discussion at the recent Hypermobility 2020 virtual conference concluded that vehicle dealerships will still have important roles to play in the rapidly changing global mobility environment.
    “We are already changing the way we do business and I see a downsizing of showrooms but there is still a need by many customers to interact with a person in the final stages...

    A lively panel discussion at the recent Hypermobility 2020 virtual conference concluded that vehicle dealerships will still have important roles to play in the rapidly changing global mobility environment.

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    The outlook for the South African economy is bleak and a post COVID-19 recovery will take as long as five years and by that time the local economy will be 8% smaller than it was pre-pandemic. This according to Jeff Gable, the head of Fixed Income Currency (FIC) research at ABSA. He was one of the keynote speakers at the recent Hypermobility 2020 virtual conference organised by...

    The outlook for the South African economy is bleak and a post COVID-19 recovery will take as long as five years and by that time the local economy will be 8% smaller than it was pre-pandemic.

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    Uitenhage plant has manufactured over 4 million vehicles in 72 years
    Production began at this facility in 1948

    Uitenhage – Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has celebrated a momentous milestone with over 4 million vehicles having been manufactured at its Uitenhage plant.
    The first of these vehicles was manufactured 72 years prior in November 1948, when the premises...

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has celebrated a momentous milestone with over 4 million vehicles having been manufactured at its Uitenhage plant.

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    Four-door coupé embodies progressiveness in design and technology
    S model design includes a sporty look and sophisticated pedigree
    Impressive power output of 331 kW and 600 Nm of torque

    Johannesburg, 23 November, 2020 – The A7 Sportback range now includes a sporty performance model in the S7 Sportback. While still representing the new Audi design language to a great...

    S7 Sportback - 23 Nov 20

    The A7 Sportback range now includes a sporty performance model in the S7 Sportback. While still representing the new Audi design language to a great extent and delivering on progressive exterior looks and technology, the new S7 Sportback includes a sporty and luxurious driving experience like no other.

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    Since 2015, FCA Heritage has safeguarded and promoted the historical heritage of the Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and Abarth brands, via dedicated services and educational/cultural activities. A major milestone, but most of all a new starting point to look to the future with increasing momentum.
    Close collaborations are maintained with the most prestigious art and design museums...

    This week marks the fifth anniversary of FCA Heritage, the Group department focused on the safeguarding and promotion of the historic heritage of the Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and Abarth brands.

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    This week, Goodyear has once again heeded to the call to bring smiles, cheers and laughter to 167 grade 7 learners at its partnering school, Inxiweni Primary School in Tembisa, Johannesburg. Working with the Keep A Dream Alive Project, Goodyear delivered 167 canvasses to the learners as well as officially opened the school library which has been donated by the...

    This week, Goodyear has once again heeded to the call to bring smiles, cheers and laughter to 167 grade 7 learners at its partnering school, Inxiweni Primary School in Tembisa, Johannesburg.

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    EOY Presentation for download.

    EOY Presentation - 20 Nov 20

    Mazda Marketing Update: EOY Presentation

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    Exit warning system provides visual and audible alerts to road users and occupants


    Current customer clinics will ensure that the technology accommodates road users in different markets


    Ford’s Share the Road Campaign seeks to foster harmony between all road users

    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 20 November 2020 – Every year thousands of accidents are caused by drivers or...

    Car Dooring - 20 Nov 20

    Every year thousands of accidents are caused by drivers or passengers opening a door into the path of a cyclist. “Car dooring” results in 60 cyclists being seriously injured or killed each year in the U.K. alone, while in Germany it was the cause of around 3,500 accidents during 2018.

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    All passenger, light commercial and 4x4 tyres use a radial tyre construction, but the tyre’s construction, tread pattern and performance characteristics vary according to application
    There’s no one-size-fits-all solution – tyres are designed to fulfil a wide range of contrasting requirements, such as wet and dry grip, rolling resistance and mileage
    Continental produces an...

    Tyre Talk 3 - 20 Nov 20

    As the physical link between a vehicle and the ground, tyres take on the full wheel load of a vehicle – when pulling off and braking they deliver the requisite grip, and when cornering they provide lateral guidance.

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    Black FriYAY 2020 Material for download.

    Honda Marketing Update: Black FriYAY 2020 Material

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    Plan your adventure first
    Packing tips – take the basics
    Focus on what you might need, not everything possible

    JOHANNESBURG. – Before deciding on what off-road vehicle to buy, Mitsubishi Motors ambassador Francois Rossouw says planning your (first) off-road adventure with the family determines what vehicle you are going to need.
    “So, for that reason, let’s look at what...

    Before deciding on what off-road vehicle to buy, Mitsubishi Motors ambassador Francois Rossouw says planning your (first) off-road adventure with the family determines what vehicle you are going to need.

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    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is donating 240 locally assembled engines to technical high schools across South Africa, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education
    Valued at R7.8-million, the engines are produced at Ford’s Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth, and will be used to promote skills development, training and youth empowerment in the...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) and the Department of Basic Education today handed over the first of 240 engines that are being donated to technical high schools across South Africa.

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    The world has seen significant progress being made toward lowering the cost of solar and wind generation, with new low and zero-carbon generation solutions being deployed every day.
    While much has been said about how renewables will help to bolster our economy, it is not the silver bullet that will address all our developmental challenges. This is the view of Niveshen...

    The world has seen significant progress being made toward lowering the cost of solar and wind generation, with new low and zero-carbon generation solutions being deployed every day.

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    KWID ULTRA Ad ready for download.

    KWID ULTRA Ad - 19 Nov 20

    Renault Marketing Update: KWID ULTRA Ad

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    Built on the trusted Toyota Land Cruiser 79-series chassis and employing the proven powertrain options.
    Upgraded suspension, wheels and tyres to improve go-anywhere ability and ride comfort
    B6 level ballistic occupant protection against assault rifles including AK47 and R1. Upgradable to B7 and blast protection.
    Damage resistant against riot-type attacks.
    Available in...

    MAX 3 - 18 Nov 20

    SVI Engineering, specialist manufacturer of armoured products, has recognised the need for a cost-effective vehicle solution to protect the occupants from both ballistic and general riot threats. Meet the latest version of the MAX 3 – the entry into the MAX family of specialized bullet-resistant vehicles.

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    Community Trust began work on Ikhwezi Lomso in 2010
    The Centre has 90 learners and six Montessori teachers

    Uitenhage – Amid the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) celebrated 10 successful years of furthering Early Childhood Development (ECD) through the Ikhwezi Lomso ECD Centre in Uitenhage.
    Work on the Ikhwezi Lomso Centre began in...

    Amid the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) celebrated 10 successful years of furthering Early Childhood Development (ECD) through the Ikhwezi Lomso ECD Centre in Uitenhage.

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    Alfa Romeo Giulia wins all three categories in Executive Car class of the 2020 AA Kinsey Report
    Giulia has most affordable servicing and repair costs, as well as the cheapest parts basket
    Best in South Africa parts basket cost as a percentage of purchase price.

    Centurion, 18 November 2020 – The Alfa Romeo Giulia has proven it is not only gorgeous to look at and beautiful...

    The Alfa Romeo Giulia has proven it is not only gorgeous to look at and beautiful to drive, it is also cost-effective to own. The award-winning Giulia added another accolade to its prize basket when the 30th AA Kinsey Report named it resounding class winner in its Executive Saloon category.

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    Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer end 2020 season as top-placed Ford Castrol Neil Woolridge Motorsport team, sixth in premier FIA class
    Lance Woolridge and Elvéne Vonk finish seventh – just one point behind their team-mates in the outgoing V8-powered Ford Ranger
    Testing of all-new FIA Ford Ranger, powered by 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 twin-turbo petrol engine, at advanced stage –...

    Eyes on 2021 - 17 Nov 20

    As with most aspects of our lives this year, the 2020 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) was thrown into disarray with the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in the championship being cut from the planned seven rounds to just five events – with an almost six-month hiatus between the first and second races.

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    The Renault KWID was first launched into the SA market at the end of 2016 and has redefined the market with almost 30,00 cars sold to date, offering affordable mobility to all. With the arrival of the New Renault KWID ULTRA Ltd Edt, the value proposition becomes even more attractive.


    The Renault KWID ULTRA Ltd Edt presents an even more compelling offer with great visual...

    An innovative and affordable entry-level vehicle, the Renault KWID overturns established entry segment design cues thanks to its robust, stylish exterior plus a modern and inviting interior equipped with generous cabin space as well as features and fitments normally unattainable in its class.

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    The South African motor industry is an important player in the local economy with extensive plans for major investments into the future. Not only will it be one of the key industries under discussion at the upcoming South African Investor Conference, but the way forward for the industry will also be under the spotlight at the Hypermobility 2020 Conference on Wednesday 18...

    The South African motor industry is an important player in the local economy with extensive plans for major investments into the future. Not only will it be one of the key industries under discussion at the upcoming South African Investor Conference, but the way forward for the industry will also be under the spotlight at the Hypermobility 2020 Conference on Wednesday 18 November.

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    Ballade Dealer Pack for download.

    Honda Marketing Update: Ballade Dealer Pack

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    Media-Wire - Q7 - 16 Nov 20

    More powerful: new design with clear SUV characteristics and prestige factor
    More dynamic with all-wheel steering and off-road capabilities
    More cutting edge: touch operating concept, refreshed interior and full suite of Audi connect services

    Johannesburg, 16 November, 2020 – The Audi Q7 has just undergone an all-round update – both visually and technically. The large...

    Q7 - 16 Nov 20

    The Audi Q7 has just undergone an all-round update – both visually and technically. The large SUV now features the new design of the Q family and offers superb

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    Kopano Matsaseng, a PhD candidate at the University of the Free State, is conducting a survey for his thesis. He has asked that we distribute it to our members. If you have the time please assist him.Please see the password and the link to the survey below.The password: LKMF3Survey location: http://surveys.ufs.ac.za/evasys/online/

    Kopano Matsaseng, a PhD candidate at the University of the Free State, is conducting a survey for his thesis. He has asked that we distribute it to our members. If you have the time please assist him.

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    With many African countries struggling to keep up with the energy consumption demands of its citizens, the argument for a move away from unreliable coal-fired power stations has never been greater. This has left many African countries scrambling to adopt more integrated energy supply and demand systems across the board, with smart technologies, partnering with Independent Power...

    With many African countries struggling to keep up with the energy consumption demands of its citizens, the argument for a move away from unreliable coal-fired power stations has never been greater.

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    Goodyear completes WEC season with perfect result
    Jackie Chan DC Racing finishes first; Jota places second
    Final race in open competition before Goodyear’s exclusive supply

    Goodyear completed its maiden FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season with a perfect result on Saturday as its partner teams finished first and second in the 8 Hours of Bahrain.
    Jackie Chan DC...

    Goodyear completed its maiden FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season with a perfect result on Saturday as its partner teams finished first and second in the 8 Hours of Bahrain.

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    Weather: overcast, 12.7-13.0°C air, 15.8-14.0°C track
    Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG: “We weren’t able to capitalise on the very strong performance we delivered in qualifying yesterday, when we were among the fastest on track. Our race was challenging, with tyres being very hard to manage: we would have probably been able...

    We weren’t able to capitalise on the very strong performance we delivered in qualifying yesterday, when we were among the fastest on track.

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