May 22, 2017


Imports of Passenger Cars: the invoice down by almost 8%

The import invoice for passenger vehicles reached $ 422.53 million in the first four months of 2017, compared to $ 458.6 million for the same period in 2016, which is a decrease by 7.87%.

For passenger and freight vehicles (classified as Capital Goods), their import bill reached $ 190.7 million, compared to $ 254.31 million, a decrease of 25.


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May 21, 2017


Ramadan – Claims / Accidents Analysis & Road Safety Tips

● 2016 Ramadan Claims / Accidents data used for analysis (1,845 claims)
● Older motorists and male motorists must take extra caution during Ramadan
● Claims / Accidents peak in the mid-morning rush-hours
● 5 important Ramadan road safety ‘Tips & Tricks’

Ramadan is a very special time and it’s all about being with the ones close to us, which creates a lot of traffic! This festive period poses unique"...

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May 20, 2017


The Limits of the Improbable Iran-Algeria Partnership

Iran’s second-largest car manufacturer, Saipa, recently confirmed and had signed a memorandum of understanding with Algerian car manufacturer Tahkout. The agreement, which includes plans to jointly manufacture automobile spare parts and build a plant in Algeria with capacity to turn out 20,000 Saipa vehicles a year, is a significant milestone in Algeria’s attempt to diversify its economy."...

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May 17, 2017


Ascend to Exhibit Vydyne® PA66 Automotive Applications at Chinaplas 2017 

Ascend Performance Materials, the largest fully integrated producer of PA66 resin, will exhibit a full range of automotive applications at Chinaplas 2017.

On display at booth 11.2B41 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China will be PA66 automotive parts for cooling systems, oil management, powertrain, tire cord and electrical components.


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May 17, 2017


ALTV Launches Hit User-Generated Show to New Audiences in Morocco

ALTV, the fastest growing free streaming service for user-generated content recently launched in the Middle East and North Africa, has today announced its launch of the first ever user-generated current events show in Morocco.

The Moroccan launch of the daily show, Li Share3 Wijhat Nadar, the Arabic transliteration of “Street’s Point of View”, comes soon after the show first grabbed the attention of Egyptian audiences where it"...

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May 16, 2017


Honda Africa Twin Launched At ₹ 12.90 Lakh

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has launched the much-awaited adventure tourer - the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin at Rs 12.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Bookings have opened for the first 50 customers only and a few lucky customers will get a chance to attend the outdoor 'True Adventure' Africa Twin India launch event. The flagship adventure tourer has been brought in as completely knocked down kits (CKD) and assembled in India, and it is the first 1000 cc 'Make"...

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May 16, 2017


Ascend Performance Materials Returns to Chinaplas to Showcase Vydyne® PA66 Portfolio 

Ascend Performance Materials, the largest fully integrated producer of PA66 resin, will exhibit a range of products for automotive, home and commercial and industrial applications at Chinaplas 2017. Ascend manufactures specialized formulations of PA66 for use in automotive components, consumer goods, industrial products, textiles, and electrical and electronic components. “We are fully committed to the PA66 chain. It is our only business,” said Phil McDivitt, president and CEO at Ascend. “Our 60-plus years of PA66 technical expertise combined with our world-class operations and continued investments in our people, technologies and facilities position us uniquely to help our customers in China and around the world grow.” Ascend also will have technical experts on hand who will give a presentation about the unique role Vydyne® PA66 has played over the years to help......

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May 16, 2017


International Fund for Houbara Conservation Receives Honorary Award at Fes Meknes Economic Forum in Morocco

The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) received an honorary award at the Fes Meknes Economic Forum that was held for the first time this year between May 10th to 12th in Fes, Morocco and organized by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Fes Meknes.

The Fund was recognized for all its efforts in contributing to the economic boost of the local Moroccan community through its sustainability"...

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May 3, 2017


SA's best-selling cars: Polo Vivo tops sales in April 2017

The Volkswagen Polo Vivo barely managed to hold onto its position as South Africa's best-selling passenger car.

Though the popular hatchback tops the sales charts in April 2017, overall there is very little to celebrate as the local vehicle industry saw a huge decline.

With 1642 units sold in April, the Vivo once again proved its worth as a value-for-money proposition"...

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April 27, 2017


 Auto Shanghai 2017: JAC Presents Nearly 40 Models 

With a portfolio of nearly 40 models including commercial vehicles, passenger cars and green energy vehicles, JAC has all of them displayed at Auto Shanghai 2017 from April 17th to 28th. While A60, M6, and N-series truck attracted the highest public attention, JAC’s newly unveiled S7 SUV was also in the spotlight at the Auto Show. High-performance and Sophistication The S7 is another JAC passenger vehicle equipped with intelligent high-end configurations, such as self-adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, anti-collision warning system, automatic emergency braking and blind spot monitoring. Under the hood, the S7 has a 1.5T GDI & 6DCT platinum transmission, turbocharged engine and DVVT. The maximum power of the SUV is 128Kw, and the maximum torque is 251Nm. It is ranked among the “Top 10 Engines” in China. JAC Trucks to Enter the Global Market JAC World Truck is a pioneer in the industry due to the vehicles’ customization options. Based on more than 220 product series, JAC World Truck can meet personalized demands of transport......

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