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Ford ends 11-year deal with RT Briscoe, names Coscharis as sole distributor for Nigeria

President/CEO Ford Sub-Sahara Africa,Mr. Jeff Nemeth, with  President Coscharis Group,Dr. Cosmas Maduka, a Ford Go Further event in South Africa.

Ford Motor Company has officially parted ways with one of its Nigerian dealerships, RT Briscoe, after 11 years of partnership. Until June 30, 2016 when the partnership ended, RT Briscoe was an official Ford dealership in Nigeria under the name BriscoeFord. Announcing the new development in a statement on Monday, ...

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Opel Astra Named as South African Car of the Year Finalist


JOHANNESBURG – Opel Astra, the reigning European Car of the Year, has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Wesbank South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition. This is the second successive year in which an Opel has been named COTY finalist in South Africa after ADAM and Corsa ...

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Mercedes-Benz: Hafkamp heads Regional Centre as Van Zyl moves to Saudi Arabia

Jasper Hafkamp (left) and Kobus van Zyl, looking forward to  their new jobs

Jasper Hafkamp has been appointed as the new Executive Director for the Mercedes-Benz Regional Centre Southern Africa (RCSA). Hafkamp, who will be responsible for Daimler Trucks & Buses (DT&B) in Southern Africa, is to resume duties on December 1. His appointment came as the current Executive Director for DT&B (and ...

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Ferrari to unveil first-ever 4-seater at Paris Motor Show


Ferrari said on Thursday that arrangements had been concluded to officially unveil its first-ever four-seater, the Ferrari GTC4Lusso T, at the Paris Motor Show. In a statement issued in Maranello, Ferrari said the new car will sport a turbo-charged V8 engine and will hail a whole new  Ferrari  GT concept ...

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New Alfa Romeo Giulietta launches in SA Oct. 1

New Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Italian luxury car brand, Alfa Romeo, says it is set to launch the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta in South Africa on October 1 as it promises to build excitement around the Alfa Romeo brand once again. The South Africa launch of the Giulieta is coming after the international launch of ...

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Enter Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman Guard


Heads of state, royal families and other wealthy individuals around the world who are at particular risk can now heave a sigh of relief as they now have a highly exclusive vehicle at their disposal. German luxury carmaker, Mercedes-Benz, is turning its newly-introduced absolute flagship model, the Mercedes-Maybach limousine, into ...

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What makes 2017 Nissan GT-R tick


Newly-unveiled Nissan 2017 GT-R is still generating much attention and interest as car freaks continue to examine the unique features of the new road machine.  The new look and highly rugged race car, which was unveiled at the recently-held South Africa Festival of Motoring, comes with an exciting new look with significant ...

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Excitement as Peter Schreyer marks 10 years at Kia

Peter-Schreyer,President and Chief Design Officer of Kia Motors Corporation

  There is great excitement in Seoul, the Korean capital, as Peter Schreyer is marking ten years of leading new car design for Kia, a period during which the Korean brand’s global sales have risen from around 1.1 million cars in 2005, to 3.05 million in 2015. It is important ...

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Tiger Wheel & Tyre opens new store in Durbanville Oct. 1


Tiger Wheel & Tyre will officially open a new store in Durbanville on Oct.1 . Situated at 97 De Villiers Road, just around the corner from busy Wellington Street, the new addition, according to a statement obtained by AUTO REPORT AFRICA,  brings the total number of Tiger Wheel & Tyre ...

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Volvo completes 90 Series line-up with new V90 Cross Country

New Volvo V90 Cross Country Studio

Volvo Cars is bringing out the adventurous side of its cars even as it completes its 90 Series line-up with the unveiling of the long-awaited V90 Cross Country. Volvo Cars has become synonymous with the rugged all-road, all-weather product category, with a growing stable of Cross Country models since it ...

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