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    The Hyundai Motor Company introduced its all-new Venue this week at the New York Motor Show, to join its larger siblings Kona, Creta, Tucson and Santa Fe in the Korean manufacturer’s SUV model line-up.
    The Venue – packed with a host of premium driver safety and convenience technologies – will be the smallest and most affordable Hyundai SUV when it arrives at dealerships in the...

    The Hyundai Motor Company introduced its all-new Venue this week at the New York Motor Show, to join its larger siblings Kona, Creta, Tucson and Santa Fe in the Korean manufacturer’s SUV model line-up.

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    The Alfa Romeo Giulia wins the Gold Medal for "Ride and Handling", values intrinsic to the DNA of the Italian brand, which transforms every journey into an exciting driving experience.
    Follow this link to the new section of the Alfa Romeo Press website listing all international awards won from 2016 to the present.

    The Alfa Romeo Giulia was a winner again at the prestige...

    The Alfa Romeo Giulia was a winner again at the prestige Auto Express “Driver Power Awards”, receiving the gold metal in the "Ride and Handling" category.

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    The birth of the Great American road trip 100 years ago
    For about two weeks every summer between 1914 and 1924, a group of American friends who called themselves theFour Vagabonds would climb in their Model Ts and hit the open road, travelling to some of the United States’ most scenic areas, stopping off and setting up overnight camps along the way.
    But these weren’t your...

    The birth of the Great American road trip 100 years ago

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    Today saw the International Press Presentation of the FCA What’s Behind project: showing for the first time “a backstage view” of the research and development phases of FCA automobiles.
    The launch of the first two episodes of a unique kind of film series: from minus 40°C in Sweden to heat testing in South Africa, FCA is seen testing its latest models in extreme...

    Today saw the presentation of the FCA What’s Behind project, a series of lively documentary films that narrates the astonishing backstage of the complex R&D phases of FCA-branded vehicles

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    Ford celebrates Mustang’s 55th anniversary today – National Mustang Day – as the world’s best-selling sports coupe of 2018 on the strength of 113,066 cars sold
    More than 2,600 Mustangs sold in South Africa since 2016
    This marks the fourth consecutive year Mustang claims the title of world’s best-selling sports coupe as well as best-selling sports car in the United States...

    DEARBORN, Mich., April 17, 2019 – As Ford marks Mustang’s 55th anniversary on this National Mustang Day, enthusiasts everywhere are celebrating the world’s best-selling sports coupe for the fourth consecutive year.

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    Ford Motor Company Fund has contributed a $20 000 grant to Save the Children non-profit organisation (NPO) for disaster relief efforts in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi
    $10 000 grant issued to SOS Children’s Village
    Over 300 000 people displaced and an estimated 1.5-million children affected by Cyclone Idai

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 17 April 2019 – The Ford Motor Company...

    The Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, has donated $30 000 (approximately R423 000) to assist those – especially children – affected by Cyclone Idai, which devastated large parts of Mozambique during March this year. Areas of Zimbabwe and Malawi were also affected.

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    Various local product innovations now supplement Audi’s existing model range
    The Audi A3, Q2 and Q5 model ranges now include special edition models
    The Audi A5 and Q2 model ranges have enhanced their standard equipment specifications

    16 April, 2019, Johannesburg. Audi South Africa is pleased to introduce various local product innovations across several model ranges with...

    Audi South Africa is pleased to introduce various local product innovations across several model ranges with the aim of bolstering the product offerings in these important segments.

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    Grade 11 and 12 learners exposed to the myriad career possibilities at a global automaker


    Ford enlightens and inspires learners; shows the auto industry is about so much more than just building cars


    Ford HR team offers tips and advice for learners looking to study further after school

    PRETORIA, 15 April 2019 – On 12 April, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) hosted its annual Careers Day for Grade 11 and 12 learners at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, and Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth.

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    Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Riaan Fourie as Head of Domestic Motorcycles.
    Riaan has over 20 years’ experience within the motorcycle manufacturing and retail sectors. He previously held a position as National Sales Manager within Honda’s Motorcycle division before moving to dealer level, where he acquired valuable expertise as a...

    Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Riaan Fourie as Head of Domestic Motorcycles.

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    Here we are at race #1000 in 2019: P15 for Antonio, P9 and two points for Kimi. Well done guys – here’s to the next 1000!
    Weather: sunny and dry, 19­20°C air, 25­29°C track
    Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo  Racing and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG:
    “It was a tricky weekend for us, having faced some technical issues on Friday and Saturday. Both drivers did a good job in...

    Here we are at race #1000 in 2019: P15 for Antonio, P9 and two points for Kimi. Well done guys – here’s to the next 1000!

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    Driving in wet weather requires knowledge and techniques seldom tested in dry conditions
    Technology in modern cars assists drivers with tough road conditions and poor visibility
    Ford’s Driving Skills for Life offers motorists tips to stay safer in wet weather

    PRETORIA, April 2019 – South Africa is famous for its sunshine, and the average annual rainfall for the whole...

    South Africa is famous for its sunshine, and the average annual rainfall for the whole country is around 464mm (the world average is around 860mm).

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    Alfa Romeo, the winners the first Grand Prix and of the first championship in the history of Formula 1, pays homage to the most important motorsport competition that counts millions of enthusiastic fans worldwide. Race number one thousand will be held on Sunday, April 14 in China
    The long and exciting history of Formula 1 began in 1950, when the sport went global with the...

    Alfa Romeo, the winners the first Grand Prix and of the first championship in the history of Formula 1, pays homage to the most important motorsport competition that counts millions of enthusiastic fans worldwide.

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    For the fourth time in a row, Giulia is named "Future Classic" in the "Mid-Size Class" category.
    The 1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale won the first place in the "Milestones of Design" category.

    Double win for Alfa Romeo at the "Motor Klassik Awards 2019". The readers of the important German magazine named the current Alfa Romeo Giulia "Future Classic" in the "Mid-Size Class"...

    Double win for Alfa Romeo at the "Motor Klassik Awards 2019". The readers of the important German magazine named the current Alfa Romeo Giulia "Future Classic" in the "Mid-Size Class" for the fourth time in a row.

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    The new Opel Corsa GSi offers many sporty and luxury extras
    The much-anticipated 3-door Opel Corsa GSi joins the South African Opel model line-up in May 2019. A number of ‘tweaks’ take the legendary GSi badge more towards the territory of sport luxury with a powertrain which focuses on everyday driving needs. Time has certainly moved on in terms of safety and speed...

    The new Opel Corsa GSi offers many sporty and luxury extras

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    Europe's most highly-attended historic car show will be held in Germany from 10 to 14 April.
    FCA Heritage takes centre stage with its exquisite Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Abarth brand classic cars.
    Its exhibit highlights Alfa Romeo's glorious history in Formula 1: the stand features the Alfetta 159 driven to F1 world championship victory by Fangio in 1951, and the 1977...

    From 10 to 14 April, the showgrounds in Essen (Germany) will host the 31st edition of Techno Classica, Europe's most highly-attended classic car show, a leadership proven by the record-breaking numbers recorded last year

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    Honda Motor Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Hiroyuki Tazawa as the new President, effective immediately. Hiroyuki Tazawa will succeed Toshiaki Konaka, who has been appointed as Regional Head of Africa Middle East Regional operations.
    Hiroyuki Tazawa joined Honda in 1990 and has gained extensive automotive experience. During his career at Honda, he has...

    Honda Motor Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Hiroyuki Tazawa as the new President, effective immediately. Hiroyuki Tazawa will succeed Toshiaki Konaka, who has been appointed as Reg

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    Volkswagen Group sold 21 601 vehicles from January to March 2019
    Polo Vivo is the top-selling passenger brand in the first quarter with 7 651 units
    Audi achieved 19.4% market share in the premium segment      
    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles had best first quarter start in four years

    Johannesburg – Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) continued its positive start in 2019...

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) continued its positive start in 2019 in the South African passenger car market after reporting total sales of 6 754 units in March and a market share of 20.5%.

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    New Ranger builds on its ‘tough truck’ character with detail changes for exterior and interior


    Advanced all-new 2.0 Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo engines introduced in conjunction with sophisticated 10-speed automatic transmission. Proven 2.2 and 3.2 TDCi engines remain an integral part of the line-up


    Significant changes to suspension improve ride comfort and refinement...

    Ford is raising the bar further in the ultra-competitive light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment with the launch of the New Ranger for 2019.

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    Over 100 000 visitors welcomed at the facility in 2018
    More benefits in 2019 for the gym’s 2 200 members

    Uitenhage – In a massive milestone for Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA), the company’s PeoplePavilion recently welcomed its 500 000th visitor in just over 5 years.
    The state of the art, employee-focused PeoplePavilion hit the 500 000 visitor mark early in April...

    In a massive milestone for Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA), the company’s PeoplePavilion recently welcomed its 500 000th visitor in just over 5 years.

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    The sold-out music and lifestyle festival drew thousands of people at the two-day event
    Special edition Polo Vivo model launched at the VIVOnation festival

    Johannesburg.  Now in its second year, the VW Vivonation Festival, a bespoke music and lifestyle event, saw over 5 500 (700 more than last year’s event) people attending over the weekend (6-7 April 2019).
    The 2019...

    Now in its second year, the VW Vivonation Festival, a bespoke music and lifestyle event, saw over 5 500 (700 more than last year’s event) people attending over the weekend (6-7 April 2019).

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    Jeep® Wayout: A fully-capable overland concept utilizing the all-new Jeep Gladiator’s best-in-class payload, to allow for a full roof-top tent and custom canopy.
    Jeep Flatbill: Extreme 4x4 capability and utility of all-new Jeep Gladiator with a playful nod to Motocross culture.
    Jeep Five-Quarter: “Resto-Mod” of 1968 Jeep M-715 Gladiator-based military vehicle is a true 4x4...

    The Jeep® Gladiator will reign supreme at this year’s Easter Jeep Safari as the Jeep and Mopar brands have once again joined forces to create six new, custom-built concept vehicles for the annual event that takes place in Moab

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    CERN is launching the Science Gateway, a new scientific education and outreach centre targeting the general public of all ages. The building will be designed by world-renowned architects, Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The project will be funded through external donations, with the leading contribution coming from FCA Foundation, a charitable foundation created by Fiat Chrysler...

    CERN is launching the Science Gateway, a new scientific education and outreach centre targeting the general public of all ages.

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    Pole position, race one win and fastest lap of the weekend for Simon Moss
    Simon Moss leaves as championship leader
    Tschops Sipuka impresses with resilient driving performance at Zwartkops

    08 April, 2019, Pretoria. Round 2 of the Global Touring Cars Africa Championship (GTC) brought the Audi team back into enemy territory at Zwartkops Raceway for the first time in 2019....

    Round 2 of the Global Touring Cars Africa Championship (GTC) brought the Audi team back into enemy territory at Zwartkops Raceway for the first time in 2019.

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    Second position overall for Keagan Masters
    Sixth overall for Daniel Rowe
    Domination of GTC 2 category continues

    Zwartkops Raceway - Pretoria. It was a mixed bag as far as the overall results were concerned for Volkswagen Motorsport’s Global Touring Car outfit after Round 2 of the Extreme Festival held at Pretoria’s Zwartkops Raceway. But even so, the team leaves Pretoria...

    It was a mixed bag as far as the overall results were concerned for Volkswagen Motorsport’s Global Touring Car outfit after Round 2 of the Extreme Festival held at Pretoria’s Zwartkops Raceway.

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    Large crowd at Zwartkops treated with exciting racing across the field
    Near perfect weekend for champion Jeffrey Kruger
    Testing event for Volkswagen’s Mogotsi and Asmal
    Total joins the series as official fuel supplier through its Excellium brand

    Zwartkops. The Falken Polo Cup totally lived up to its reputation as the most competitive and exciting series when it...

    The Falken Polo Cup totally lived up to its reputation as the most competitive and exciting series when it delivered a superb show to the fans who attended Round 2 of the Extreme Festival at Zwartkops Raceway to the west of Pretoria.

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    Raynard Tissink, front, multiple IRONMAN champion today (Friday) addressed Isuzu Motors South Africa employees who will be participating in the Standard Bank Ironman and Isuzu Corporate Challenge over the weekend in Port Elizabeth.
    Tissink reinforced the message that everyone ‘can’ if he or she puts his mind to it. Talking to employees about physical training, Tissink said,...

    Raynard Tissink, front, multiple IRONMAN champion today (Friday) addressed Isuzu Motors South Africa employees who will be participating in the Standard Bank Ironman and Isuzu Corporate Challenge over the weekend in Port Elizabeth.

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    PORT ELIZABETH – The Isuzu D-MAX range has an exciting and very exclusive new limited-edition flagship, and it is a derivative which takes off-road prowess to new heights – both literally and figuratively!
    Set for local launch in May 2019, the Isuzu D-MAX Arctic AT 35 is based on the 300 4x4 Double Cab LX Auto and was developed in close collaboration with Arctic Trucks, the...

    The Isuzu D-MAX range has an exciting and very exclusive new limited-edition flagship, and it is a derivative which takes off-road prowess to new heights – both literally and figuratively!

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    The all-new Mazda3 has captured the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” prize at the 2019 Red Dot product design awards. Southern Africa launch timing is set for the third quarter of 2019.
    The competition’s highest accolade is awarded to products whose designs are considered genuinely ground-breaking and visionary. The new-generation compact joins the growing list of award-winning...

    The all-new Mazda3 has captured the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” prize at the 2019 Red Dot product design awards. Southern Africa launch timing is set for the third quarter of 2019.

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    *Herzlich willkommen, Mick!*
    Mick Schumacher took over the cockpit of the Alfa Romeo Racing C38 today, completing a successful testing session at the Bahrain International Circuit. Alfa Romeo Racing focused on aerodynamic tests in the morning, followed by tyre tests across three different compounds (C3, C4, C5). The German driver demonstrated his dedication and skill,...

    Mick Schumacher took over the cockpit of the Alfa Romeo Racing C38 today, completing a successful testing session at the Bahrain International Circuit.

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    PORT ELIZABETH - It is all systems go for the Isuzu team who will be participating in the Isuzu Corporate Ironman challenge this weekend.
    Isuzu Motors South Africa, headline sponsor of the corporate triathlon challenge, which takes place on 6 April, a day before the Standard Bank IRONMAN competition, has entered 30 individuals and 10 teams in the corporate challenge.
    Teamwork...

    It is all systems go for the Isuzu team who will be participating in the Isuzu Corporate Ironman challenge this weekend.

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    On April the 2nd, Great Wall Pickup officially revealed that their all new pickup series would be launched at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition on April 16th 2019. Great Wall Pickup also released two official pictures of the off-road version and said that this all new off-road pickup will be equipped as standard equipment with off-road specific...

    On April the 2nd, Great Wall Pickup officially revealed that their all new pickup series would be launched at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition on April 16th 2019.

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    Great Wall Pickup, the leader in the Chines pickup industry, made another big move recently. This all new Great Wall Pickup will officially break cover making its global debut at the upcoming Auto Shanghai to be held in April 2019 according to an informed source. The Chinese powerhouse released a series of photos of a new pickup model online. These images show that the new...

    This all new Great Wall Pickup will officially break cover making its global debut at the upcoming Auto Shanghai to be held in April 2019 according to an informed source.

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    South Africa’s boldest beauty festival taking place on 6 & 7 April at Sandton Convention Centre
    Audi to own the panel discussion platform as: “Power Talks” Progressed By Audi.
    Important partnership for Audi in driving conversations around diversity, empowerment and progress

    03 April, 2019, Johannesburg. As part of Audi’s local brand story of driving progress on...

    As part of Audi’s local brand story of driving progress on important topics of diversity, empowerment and inclusivity, the brand with four rings is proud to announce their partnership with the 2019 Beauty Revolution Festival.

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    Today marks the inauguration of the Heritage HUB, in the old Officina 81 site in Via Plava. This site, suspended between the past and the future, is home to FCA’s Heritage Department and its mission for safeguarding the priceless heritage of the Group’s Italian brands. A workplace for services and sales, but also a thrilling display and info experience
    Today sees the opening...

    Today marks the inauguration of the Heritage HUB, in the old Officina 81 site in Via Plava. This site, suspended between the past and the future, is home to FCA’s Heritage Department and its mission for safeguarding the priceless heritage of the Group’s Italian brands. A workplace for services and sales, but also a thrilling display and info experience

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    Johannesburg – Opel Distributor is proud to announce their new partnership and Opel Brand Ambassador, Funky Executive Chef, Sizo Henna. We believe that Sizo is the perfect ingredient for the Opel brand, thanks to his inspiring outlook on life, and ability to bring his passion to many using his unique skills to fuse international cuisine with South African...

    Opel Distributor is proud to announce their new partnership and Opel Brand Ambassador, Funky Executive Chef, Sizo Henna.

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    Engineered beyond tough, the new muscular-styled Triton makes its local debut less than six months after the world launch and is sure to keep the heads turning.
    Celebrating four decades with a tough new look and a host of enhanced exterior and interior features, the 2019 Triton also has an all-new 6-speed automatic transmission.
    “The new tough-looking Triton is significantly...

    Engineered beyond tough, the new muscular-styled Triton makes its local debut less than six months after the world launch and is sure to keep the heads turning.

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    ContiPressureCheck (CPC) among Continental’s wide range of advanced safety technologies
    MiX Telematics provides interface with the on-board computer and relay of real-time tyre information to the MiX Fleet Manager platform
    Combined, the two systems provide optimised fleet management to reduce fleet running costs and downtime while improving safety

    PORT ELIZABETH, South...

    Continental has extended the capability of its innovative ContiPressureCheck (CPC) tyre management system with the integration of the MiX Telematics platform to provide fleet customers with optimised tyre monitoring and the transmission of real-time information to fleet managers.

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    New multi-port strategy for vehicle exports from Port Elizabeth to complement current Roll On Roll Off (RORO) Terminal in Durban


    First shipment comprises 1 000 Ford Ranger and Ford Ranger Raptor models destined for markets in Europe


    Complements Ford’s recent investment of over R3-billion to expand production capacity at its South African vehicle and engine assembly...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is expanding its vehicle export operations by adopting a multi-port strategy with the first shipment of 1 000 locally assembled Ford Rangers from Port Elizabeth to markets in Europe.

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    Hyundai Motorsport has emerged as winners in the Tour de Corse in Bastia on Sunday, 31 March, after a dramatic Power Stage handed victory to Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul in round four of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).
    Having led the rally overnight on the island of Corsica, the Belgians were initially pushed back to second place after Sunday's opening...

    Hyundai Motorsport has emerged as winners in the Tour de Corse in Bastia on Sunday, 31 March, after a dramatic Power Stage handed victory to Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul in round four of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).

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