International link to hold significant potential benefits for the 2015 Johannesburg International Motor Show

The recent acquisition of a majority share in SA Show Services by Messe Frankfurt, of Germany, is seen as holding significant potential benefits for the 2015 Johannesburg International Motor Show which takes place at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, from October 14-25. Messe Frankfurt, one of the largest trade fair organisers in the world, has offices…

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Should we not be testing learner drivers on ability to drive on the freeway as well?!!

We are all aware that our young drivers are a high risk group on the roads! They are more prone to be driving drunk, speeding, driving distracted and driving without wearing their seatbelts! Most of us can understand that these are some of the reason why they struggle to find affordable insurance! Do we however…

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Taking the All-New Ford Mustang from Sketch to Production

The design of the 2015 Mustang is all-new yet unmistakably Mustang Design process for all-new Mustang started in 2009 Once a design was selected, exterior and interior designers worked to perfect the lines throughout the all-new Mustang, resulting in the car first revealed in December 2013 PRETORIA, South Africa, 23 September 2014 – For a…

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Toyota keeps it simple, makes it clever with new U2 Concept

Calty design studio creates a vehicle inspired by America’s new urban DIY movement While Toyota is preparing to dazzle visitors to the Paris Motor Show with the C-HR compact SUV concept, on the other side of the pond Toyota’s Calty design studio in California has come up another new breed of SUV – the Urban…

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The importance of driver etiquette in an emergency situation

Scenario: An eight year old child just had an asthma attack and cannot breathe. While the life of the child hangs in the balance, an emergency response unit is fighting through peak hour traffic to get to the child’s home. Every second they are delayed means another agonising second ticks by while a child is…

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FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy Africa Selection 2015 gets underway

The FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy Africa Selection for 2015 is currently taking place at Amanzingwe Conference Centre and the Gerotek Vehicle Testing Facility near Broederstroom west of Pretoria. 18 Participants aged between 16 and 25 from 12 countries including two from South Africa have gathered for a three day regional test and training…

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Hidden cam in truck shows why you should never allow hitchhikers in your vehicle!

We would hereby like to share very important info from a group on truck hijackings! We always warn motorists and truck drivers not to provide a lift to hitchhikers. Even though the guys and girls pleading for a lift next to the roads may appear to be presentable and kind, the reality of crime in…

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Volvo Cars reveals the all-new Volvo XC90 R-Design

Volvo Cars has released the first images of the R-Design version of the all-new Volvo XC90, aimed at buyers looking for a head-turner that radiates a truly sporty and dynamic look. “R-Design is created for people with a passion for things that add spice to life,” said Alain Visser, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and…

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Survey finds Although Price Matters, Brand Reputation is Important for Low-Cost Vehicle Purchases

One in every three South African owners rated price as the most important purchase decision influencer, according to a recent study conducted by Ipsos. Price is followed by brand reputation, with roughly 16% of car owners placing great importance on the latter aspect. This indicates that although price matters; vehicle quality, pre- and post-sales service…

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