Post Tagged with: "South Africa"

Volkswagen Jetta Upgrades For South Africa

Volkswagen’s Jetta for South Africa has received a few new engines which include the 1.4-litre TSI and TDI diesels. The engine enhancement is an attempt to bring the car in-line with the current Golf 6 model. There will be new exterior colours, a new interior trim, alloy wheels and a standard multi-functional steering wheel for all of the vehicles except […]

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General Motors Recall Cars — Less Than 100 South African Vehicles Will Be Effected

General Motors has recalled around 1.5 million vehicles due to a problem with windshield washer fluid heaters which could catch fire. The cars include cars from 2007 to 2009, where South Africa will received the Cadillac CTS from this group. It’s been said that less than 100 South African’s will be influenced by this recall. “We confirm that the GM’s […]

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National Launch For Aarto Will Take Place Next Year

The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences, or Aarto, system is said to be completed by December 31, 2010. The system would then launch nationally on the first of April 2011. “Aarto is a law that has been in existence since 1998, after 12 years we all have to be ready to implement it. The minister is clear on this, […]

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South Africa Will Receive The Limited Edition Lexus LFA

Word from Lexus states that the LFA supercar will indeed hit the South African market. There is currently a limited production run of 500 LFA’s for the entire world, and the local market will receive a few of these examples. While Lexus South Africa has secured a few of the cars, Kevin Flynn, General Manager of Lexus South Africa, has […]

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Do You Love The Soccer World Cup As Much As This Guy?

Yes, it’s Soccer World Cup time and soccer fever is looming.. But dammit, this is ridiculous.

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May, 2010 Shows That South African Car Sales Continue To Rise

New vehicle sales in South Africa are continuing to recover. The May month of 2010 saw the demand for more expensive cars grow. Following this, new car sales for May jumped by 36.3% to 18 876, when compared to last year. “The 5.5% drop in interest rates since 2008, stable new vehicle prices and better loan finance approval rates have […]

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The Petrol Price Will Decrease By 27c For June, 2010

The price of fuel will drop for the June month. Despite the BP-oil catastrophe, next week will see a decrease in petrol by 27c per litre. Diesel will drop in price by 15 cents per litre.

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Special Edition Renault Sandero 1.4 Play Ltd For South Africa

South Africa will receive the brand new Renault Sandero 1.4 Play Ltd. The Play is a special edition model which celebrates the car’s first birthday. There will be 100 units produced, and they will be exclusive. The Play Ltd is based on the 1.4 Authentique, where it adds a few changes. Warren Olsen, General Manager – Marketing at Renault South […]

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McLaren Confirms Their First Dealers — South Africa Will Be One Of The First To Benefit

McLaren are working on expanding their sales over the next few years, but to do so they would need to create a few more dealerships around the world. And this is what they have done. McLaren Automotive has announced a network of 35 dealers in over 19 countries for 2011, where 2012 will see a network of about 70 dealers. […]

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Renault’s Clio Clean Diesel dCi Is Too Clean For South Africa

South Africa will not be able to benefit from Renault’s greenest car yet. The green Clio will not reach the country as our cleanest diesel fuel is about 50 parts per million of sulphur too dirty for the engine. Renault’s Clio dCi 86 eco will be available in Europe in different body styles. Unfortunately the local market will not be […]

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South Africa Has Received The 2011 BMW 5-Series Range

South Africa Has Received The 2011 BMW 5-Series Range

BMW’s brand new 5-Series is ready for the South African market where it will be available with new styling, new engines and more equipment upgrades. The 5-Series will include Adaptive Drive, Dynamic Damper Control and Dynamic Drive Stability systems. This will be followed by BMW’s Integral Active Steering. There will be three engines available for the local market and this […]

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Gemballa Close Down — Uwe Is Still Missing

Gemballa, the famous tuning firm, has closed. The reason for closure would be as Uwe Gemballa, the founder, has disappeared. Details remain very scarce, however Gemballa’s income halved between 2007 and 2009. By January, 2010, the idea of closure was flowing through everyone’s mind. Uwe was long gone, in South Africa. Uwe arrived in South Africa on the 8th of […]

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A Few Updates For South Africa’s Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan’s Pathfinder has received a hefty amount of upgrades which include changes to the 2.5-litre turbo diesel engine. The first changes start with a performance increase for the 2.5-litre dCi turbo diesel engine, where this is then followed by new safety features, new equipment and a few styling enhancements. Nissan added a Premium Infotainment System with SATNAV and a premium […]

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Mercedes-Benz Will Show A Lot Of Vehicles At NAMPO

Similar to Ford, Mercedes-Benz will reveal a few of their vehicles at the NAMPO Show which runs from 18 to 21 May in the Free State. Mercedes-Benz has supported the show for 30 years as they enjoy the loyal customer base which consists of many farmers. Mercedes-Benz will show many trucks and commercial vehicles, followed by family sedans. The luxury […]

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Ford Will Showcase Many Vehicles At This Years NAMPO Event

This year’s NAMPO show in the Free State will host a range of Ford products. There will be the Ford Everest, Ranger Wildtrak, Ranger Supercab, Focus ST, Fiesta and finally the Bantam. Following these models, Ford will chat about the Figo — a model which they will launch very soon. Ford’s Figo will be an affordable entry-level model which uses […]

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