Nissan Honoured for Supporting Minority Businesses

From left:  President and Founder, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.; VP of Corporate Development and Social Responsibility for Nissan North America, Rebecca Barker Vest; majority partner for Emma Hill Manufacturing, Jeff Willis, and John Graves of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition at the 18th Annual Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit Business Luncheon which held Thursday in Detroit.

The inaugural Benchmark Award of the U.S. Rainbow PUSH Coalition, an initiative of Citizenship Education Fund, has been given to Nissan North America for its support of minority businesses. Citing the collaboration between Nissan and Emma Hill Manufacturing as a best practice within the automotive industry and evidence of Nissan’s ...

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Volkswagen Moves to Empower Black-Owned Suppliers, Launches Ntinga Project

From left: Takalani Tambani, Chief Director of the DTI’s black industrialists programme; Nonkqubela Maliza, VWSA Corporate and Government Affairs Director and Thomas Schaefer, VWSA Chairman/Managing Director, at the launch of the Ntinga Project in Uitenhage on Thursday (Photo: QuickPic)

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) Thursday moved ahead in its bid to empower black-owned suppliers and extend its assistance to strategically align them in the country’s automotive sector by launching the Ntinga Project. The project, launched in Uitenhage, followed the successful VWSA Black-Owned Supplier’s Day held in 2016. Ntinga is ...

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Toyota Reassures On Kobe Steel Quality Scandal

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Toyota Motor Corporation on Thursday expressed regret over the inconvenience and concern caused to customers of Toyota and Lexus vehicles by the Kobe Steel quality scandal, promising to continue to identify the impact of affected non-aluminium materials on its vehicles. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Japanese carmaker said: ...

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Nissan Scoops Five Awards at Annual Texas Truck Rodeo

The Nissan TITAN half-ton has been named “Full-size Truck of Texas” for the second straight year, and the 2018 Nissan Rogue is "Compact SUV of Texas.” Additionally, Nissan’s new ProPILOT Assist driver assistance system took home “Best Technology” honors. Photo by Kevin McCauley.

    … 2018 TITAN Midnight Edition named “Full-size Truck of Texas” …2018 Rogue “Compact SUV of Texas” The Nissan truck and SUV lineup is departing Texas truck country with a bed full of awards once again. Following two full days of evaluations at the annual Texas Auto Writers Association ...

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Peugeot-Citroën Halts Egypt Investment Plans over Automotive Directive Delay


The delay by the Egyptian Parliament in passing the country’s  Automotive Directive into law may be holding back a lot of investments into the country’s auto sector. The Automotive Directive is an auto development strategy draft aimed at opening the country’s auto sector to investments with mouth-watering incentives for local ...

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Porsche Expands its Mid-engine Range with the new 718 GTS Models

Porsche's new 718-GTS models: The new two-seater 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS.

  Porsche is expanding its mid-engine range for even greater performance and exclusive equipment with the new two-seater 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS. Apparently tailored for more sportiness, the power output has been increased to 365 hp (269 kW), thanks to a newly developed air intake-duct and an ...

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Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Tyres for Land Rover Experience Tour Peru

Land Rover Tour Peru

Goodyear’s Wrangler DuraTrac tyres have been chosen by Land Rover as its official tyre partner for the 2017 Land Rover Experience Tour Peru and the tyres will be tested to the limit during the tour which started October 14, running through November 9, 2017. During the four-week expedition, a selection of ...

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Volvo, Geely Holdings Splash EUR 640 million on Polestar

Polestar 1 (Photos: QuickPic)

….As Polestar unveils its first car – the Polestar 1   Volvo Cars and its owner, Geely Holdings, Tuesday announced a joint investment of EUR 640 million to support the initial phase of Polestar’s product, brand and industrial development. Polestar is Volvo Car Group’s performance arm.  The investment, according to ...

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Coscharis Motors Unveils Ford Assembly Plant in Lagos

President/ CEO, Coscharis Group, Dr. Cosmas Maduka,CON.(middle) is flanked by the Group Executive Director ( Operations), Fred Amobi (left) and General Manager, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Abiona Babarinde, at the media launch of the Coscharis  Motors Assembly Plant in Awoyaya, Lekki, Lagos...recently.

Coscharis Motors, Ford’s sole representative in Nigeria, Friday, unveiled its newly-built, ultra-modern Ford Assembly Plant to the media in Lagos. The massive facility in which no fewer than 600 units of made-in-Nigeria Ford Ranger have been rolled off the production line sits on a portion of the 14-hectare expanse of land ...

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TSL, Nigeria’s Largest Multi-brand Auto Workshop, Opens for Business Thursday

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          (By Olaolu Olusina) Nigeria is set to witness a transformation in the automotive workshop business despite the general downturn in the auto sector. This is as TSL, an auto workshop that is poised to emerge as the largest multi-brand automotive workshop in the country is ...

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