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Easter holiday takes a toll on New Vehicle Sales in March

01 April 2016 – Public holidays in March had a major impact on new vehicle sales. The consolidated sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) reports that new vehicle sales plummeted 14%, year-on-year, with only 47 631 new vehicles being sold. Both passenger car and light commercial vehicle (LCV)…

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Mercedes-Benz wins Design prize for MULTIBEAM LED headlamps

Stuttgart.  Mercedes-Benz is a design trendsetter. This was confirmed for the Stuttgart-based company by the judges of the globally renowned design competition, who gave the “Red Dot Award” to the MULTIBEAM LED headlamps on the new E-Class. The MULTIBEAM LED headlamps mark a technical milestone. Each comprising 84 individually drivable high-performance LEDs, these headlamps automatically illuminate the…

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Subaru adds new Social Integration Drive feature for Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat whilst driving

Dual camera system for video and image recording and social sharing Safer driving with both hands on the wheel Hot on the heels of Siri Eyes Free available in its 2016 model line-up, Subaru has introduced new functionality into its vehicle’s allowing drivers to interact directly with Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, with new dedicated steering…

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Toyota Gazoo Racing excited about Round 1 of 2016 Donaldson Cross-Country Championship

The 2016 Donaldson Cross-Country Racing Championship gets under way on April 1st, when Round 1 takes places near the North West town of Vryburg, the spiritual home of cross-country racing in South Africa. Toyota Gazoo Racing SA will be fielding two Dakar-spec Toyota Hilux race vehicles in this year’s championship, and as multiple defending champions,…

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New Goodyear tyre with 2.6 meter shorter braking distance on wet roads to help you stay in control

Brussels, Belgium, March 2016 – Goodyear announces its new tyre, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3: the Ultra-High Performance tyre that delivers shorter braking distance on dry & wet roads helping drivers to stay in control and ready to enjoy the journey. With proven Eagle family test wins and OE track record, it is Goodyear’s premium offering for…

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Consumers urged to be safe on the roads during the busy Easter period

23 March 2016: According to statistics from the Road Traffic Management Corporation, there were over 300 fatalities on South African roads during the 2015 Easter period, and over 1 200 vehicle crashes during the 2015/2016 December festive season. These alarming statistics highlights the fact that there generally is an increased number of serious accidents on…

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Mazda MX-5 RF with Retractable Hardtop Makes Global Debut

Mazda Motor Corporation has revealed the Mazda MX-5 RF (retractable fastback). The latest addition to the MX-5 family fully embodies the model’s 26-year-old tradition of “lots of fun”. While staying true to the original MX-5 Retractable Hardtop’s goal of making open-top driving more accessible, Mazda has broken the bounds of conventional thinking to create something…

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