December 8, 2016


R142bn: That's what car crashes cost SA

South Africa bled R142 billion as a result of cost arising from road traffic crashes that were recorded in 2015, according to a study conducted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

The findings of the study were shared on Wednesday by the CSIR’s Kobus Labuschagne to delegates at the national traffic indaba currently underway in Durban.

The study"...

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December 7, 2016


Thirty participants at 16th AutoWest Show in Oran

Some thirty participants representing various car brands and services will take part in the 16th AutoWest Show, to open Wednesday at the Mohamed Benahmed Convention Centre in Oran (432-km west of Algiers), the event's organizers said Tuesday.

"Booming national production" is the slogan of the event marked this year by novelties, as it is due to shed light on the progress made by car industry in Algeria," the event's manager, Abdelkader Rezzoug,"...

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December 6, 2016


Lobby group for electric cars launched in South Africa

A consortium aimed at accelerating the development of electric cars‚ stimulate investor confidence in the sector and meet government’s commitments to reduce emissions‚ was launched in Johannesburg on Monday.

The Electric Vehicle Industry Association (EVIA)‚ which has been endorsed by the Department of Trade and Industry‚ will serve as a lobby group‚ enabling industry to work effectively with government and researchers to stimulate the sector.


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December 5, 2016


Mercedes-Benz draws arts lovers to Standing With the Kings

Apart from the ranges of three-pointed star luxury cars and commercial vehicles, visitors to the classy Mercedes-Benz Centre on Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ikate, Lagos, are used to viewing and buying the German brand has given them an extra reason to pay more visits.

Reason: An exhibition of works of arts by Tayo Ayelowo with the theme, “Standing with the Kings”, which opened on Saturday, November 26, with friends of the centre, families and art enthusiasts ceaselessly coming in to appreciate the pieces of art on exhibition and close up on Mercedes vehicles on display.


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November 30, 2016


Ford Fiesta subcompact undergoes evolutionary makeover

Ford Motor Co. created four distinct variants of its next-generation Fiesta subcompact to cater to a wide range of customers.

The eighth-generation of Ford’s small car features a standard Titanium trim; a luxury Vignale variant; a high performance ST-Line; and a sporty Active trim. The vehicle features a refreshed grille, but is largely similar in size and shape to the current car, Ford’s best-selling model in Europe.


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November 29, 2016


Peugeot 301, Ford Ranger, Nissan, Benz S-Class, win auto journalists’ awards

PAN Nigeria’s product – the Peugeot 301 – has emerged Car of the Year in a keen contest with another made-in-Nigeria car, Nissan Almera and Toyota’s Corolla. The lion-badged 301 took the top prize at the awards organised by Nigeria Auto Journalists Association in Lagos, Thursday night
In other categories, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class emerged Luxury Car of the Year. The three-pointed star limo was nominated alongside BMW 7 Series and Jaguar XJ. The SUV award went to Toyota Prado, while Ford Ranger triumphed"...

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November 28, 2016


Operators to raise car insurance tariff by 5,000 DZ in 2017

Insurance companies plan to raise insurance on cars by 5,000 DZ in 2017 as car dealers experience a difficult financial situation due to imports quota, Echorouk has learnt.

Insurance companies find themselves not able to settle the situation of 4.5 million Algerians. Most of their cases are related to traffic accidents and some of them have been unsettled for more than 9 years.

This sector lost a large margin of its sales due to imported cars"...

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November 21, 2016


This is the most affordable car to own in South Africa

A report out in October provided South African motorists with guidance on how cheap or expensive it can be to service their vehicle.

The 2016 Kinsey Report is published by veteran motoring scribe Malcolm Kinsey and is regarded as the most comprehensive survey on everyday motoring – covering 69 vehicles in nine categories.


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November 17, 2016


Inteva Products Recognizes Opening of Fifth New Global Location in 2016

Inteva Products, LLC, a leading global Tier One automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, commemorated the grand opening of its new manufacturing facility in Zhenjiang, China today. Inteva has been growing rapidly around the globe. This new site manufactures closure systems and motors & electronics for Inteva’s customers. The facility currently employs more than 600 people, with plans for additional growth.

President, CEO and Founder"...

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November 15, 2016


Signing of two MoUs for creation of transportation companies

Two MoUs have been signed Monday in Algiers for the creation of two companies specializing in transportation.

The first one is an Algerian-Spanish joint venture specializing in the manufacturing of railway equipments while the second is a joint venture between of three Algerian companies of maritime logistics.

The future Algerian-Spanish company, which will produce track"...

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