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Volkswagen unfolds local vehicle production plan, others for Rwanda

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda (middle) with the CEO, Volkswagen Brand, Dr. Herbert Diess, (left) and Managing Director, Chairman of the Volkswagen Group SA, Thomas Schaefer at the agreement signing ceremony in Kigali…recently

Following the success of the recent inauguration of its Kenya assembly, Volkswagen has unfolded its plans for Rwanda as the auto maker moved ahead in developing new markets in Africa. The plans which included that of a local vehicle production were unfolded when Volkswagen and the Rwandan Government signed a ...

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Dakar 2017: Toyota Gazoo Racing SA already in South America

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA before their departure for South America

Ahead of the January 2 kick-off of the 2017 Dakar Rally in Asuncion, the capital city of Paraguay, the Toyota Gazoo Racing SA team have already landed in South America for the race.  Team Principal, Glyn Hall, said the Team had to forgo their Christmas celebration to be on ground ...

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The new Lexus LC : A dynamic luxury coupe

2016 Lexus LC 500

The svelte Lexus LC500 is surely preparing for its South African debut mid-2017, with detailed product information on the sumptuous specifications to follow closer to the time. Lexus, no doubt,  has moved further to show its dedication to creating cars with exciting, emotional designs and exhilarating performance with the introduction ...

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Hyundai wins two 2016 ‘Good Design’ awards


Hyundai said that the Ioniq and Vision G Concept have earned the 2016 GOOD DESIGN™ Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The GOOD DESIGN™ awards celebrate designs that are anything but ordinary, and this marks ...

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46 orders for new Alfa Romeo Giulia snapped up in just three days


An exclusive premiere of the highly-anticipated Alfa Romeo Giulia at a gala event held at the Inanda Club in Sandton, South Africa recently saw patrons snapping up the first 46 orders of the new car at local dealerships just within three days.  An amazing development, no doubt, the event, hosted ...

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‘DLG-approved 2016’ certification for Mercedes-Benz Arocs 2051 AK 4×4

The Mercedes-Benz Arocs 2051 AK 4x4 was awarded top marks for fuel efficiency and PTO output in the DLG PowerMix transport test.

Agricultural transport is the strong point of the Mercedes-Benz Arocs 2051 AK 4×4, which has now been awarded the seal of approval “DLG-approved 2016”. Specially equipped by authorised conversion partner Harald Bruhns GmbH for use in agriculture, the vehicle passed the DLG PowerMix transport test with flying colours.   Mercedes-Benz ...

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Toyota ‘Coaster’ undergoes model change


Twenty-four years after it was first launched as a ‘Light Bus’ in 1963, Toyota ‘Coaster’ is to undergo a model change. Toyota Motor Corporation said it will launch the completely redesigned Toyota Coaster at Toyota dealers (Osaka Toyopet dealers in the Osaka region) nationwide across Japan on January 23, 2017. ...

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Kia to unveil third-generation Picanto early 2017

All-new Picanto

Ahead of its full unveiling early 2017, Kia Motors has revealed the first design details of the third-generation Picanto, one of Kia’s global best-selling cars.  The new Picanto, Kia’s all-new A-segment city car,  combines a youthful and energetic new exterior and interior design with greater potential for customer personalisation, inside ...

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Coscharis, Ford donate 2017 EcoSport to ‘Next Titan’ season three winner

Mr. Felix Mahan, Ford Brand Manager, Coscharis Motors; Mrs. Marvis Marshal Idio, Winner of The Next Titan Season 3; and Mr. Olalekan Adenuga, Divisional General Manager, Dealer Network Development, Coscharis Motors; during the presentation of Ford EcoSport 2017 model to the winner of The Next Titan Season 3 at Oriental Hotel, Lagos...recently.

Ford, in collaboration with its local partner, Coscharis Motors, has rewarded the winner of season three of Nigeria’s entrepreneur reality TV show, The Next Titan, with the 2017 model of Ford EcoSport. The Ford EcoSport was presented to the winner, Marvis Marshal-Idio, by the marketing team of Coscharis Motors at ...

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Volkswagen rolls out first locally-produced car from Kenya plant


History was made, Wednesday, December 21, 2016, as the first locally produced vehicle, a Polo Vivo, rolled off the production line as Volkswagen inaugurated its vehicle production facility in Kenya. . The epoch-making event is indeed an indication that  Volkswagen is already forging ahead with the regionalisation of its worldwide ...

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