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EC port expansion benefitting the automotive industry

Transnet National Port Authority recently announced a R9.1-billion investment into three Eastern Cape ports over the next seven years. This project is already showing signs of increased automotive export capacity. The ports include Gqeberha, Ngqura and East London....

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Ford’s manufacturing plant runs 35% on solar power

Ford South Africa is making strides in sustainability. The automaker’s Silverton assembly plant is now running 35% of its energy on solar power. Silverton, in Pretoria, is Ford’s flagship factory and is currently manufacturing the new Ranger for the domestic and...

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Local automotive industry is resilient amid disruptions

The National Automobile Dealers’ Association (Nada) has lauded the South African automotive sector for being resilient amid global disruptions. The entire industry has shown an incredible ability to overcome setbacks and delays caused by supply chain disruptions and...

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Mercedes-Benz aims to become the leading luxury brand

Mercedes-Benz is already well-known for being a luxury car brand, however, the German automaker has redefined its global strategy. The company is now looking to become the leading luxury car brand in the internal combustion engine (ICE) sector and the electric vehicle...

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Why you should consider buying a used rental vehicle

When buying a car, everyone is faced with two options; take the more expensive route and get a brand new car from a dealership or save some money and opt for a used car. While the majority of buyers are likely to go for the second option, there is still another choice...

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Toyota reveals hybrid powertrains for RAV4 model

Toyota South Africa announced at their recent State of the Motoring Industry event that they will move away from fossil fuels to more sustainable alternatives, including hybrid engines and battery energy. The new Toyota RAV4, which has already been launched in South...

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President Ramaphosa doubles down on “buy local”

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called upon South African consumers and companies to buy from local sources. This is a bid to help the country’s economic revival and job creation efforts. His call was aimed across industries, including the automotive sector, where South...

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Take a closer look at the next-gen Ford Ranger

Ford is close to launching the next-gen Ranger in South Africa; expected to be the company’s smartest and most capable pickup truck to date. The Ranger is already incredibly popular in South Africa, so this all-new model is highly anticipated and expected to perform...

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