Kia declares 226,842 sales in December

Kia declares 226,842 sales in December

Kia Motors Corporation announced its December 2017 global sales figures for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 226,842 units sold.   In December, sales in Korea slid 6.2% compared with the same month last...
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Court rejects VW’s bid to suspend emissions audit

Court rejects VW’s bid to suspend emissions audit

Germany’s highest court has rejected a bid by Volkswagen AG to suspend the work of a special auditor appointed to investigate management’s actions in the “Dieselgate” emissions scandal.  A three-judge panel did not give an opinion on the merits of...
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Toyota Hilux maintains position as market leader in 2017

Toyota Hilux maintains position as market leader in 2017

For almost 50 years, the Toyota Hilux has been a South African icon. Not only because it is a bakkie with a proven record, but because it has an almost indestructible reputation for being a die-hard vehicle. Give it a...
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Jeep Wrangler explains 2018 mission, top model to cost $60,000

Jeep Wrangler explains 2018 mission, top model to cost $60,000

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL starts at just $26,995. That base price is for the two-door Sport model, with the most expensive model of the bunch being the four-door Rubicon Unlimited, which asks $40,495 starting.   Jeep has opened up its...
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2018 Hyundai Tucson demonstrates more Features

2018 Hyundai Tucson demonstrates more Features

With a number of improvements, Hyundai Tucson is now ready for the new model year. While the engine lineup remains unchanged, additional equipment is added across the range.  Hyundai says the 2018 Tucson is already arriving at dealers and will...
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Nissan South Africa, AIDC attain international recognition

Nissan South Africa, AIDC attain international recognition

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Toyota, Panasonic consider joint development of electric vehicle batteries

Toyota, Panasonic consider joint development of electric vehicle batteries

Toyota Motor and Panasonic said they were considering jointly developing batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), a partnership that could help Panasonic extend its market lead in automotive lithium-ion batteries. The announcement builds on an existing agreement...
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Land Rover to unveil new Defender in 2018, targets 100,000 units worldwide

Land Rover to unveil new Defender in 2018, targets 100,000 units worldwide

A new Land Rover Defender  is to debut at the British brand’s 70th anniversary party in late 2018, and sales of the much-anticipated Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)  would finally begin in 2019, according to Autocar .    Land Rover will...
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Kia Stinger debuts 2018 in Nigeria

Kia Stinger debuts 2018 in Nigeria

Kia stinger is to debuts 2018 in Nigeria. Kia Stinger according to a statement represents a number of firsts for Kia Motors.     To ensure smooth and stable driving performance, Kia has paid special attention to fine-tuning the suspension of...
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Ford to test Internet sales models

Ford to test Internet sales models

Ford Motor Company is using the world’s largest vehicle market as a test bed for alternatives to traditional dealer showrooms.   The automaker last week announced a partnership with Alibaba Group Holding to explore cooperation on, among other things, th...
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Mercedes-Benz hits 2.1m sales mark

Mercedes-Benz hits 2.1m sales mark

This November, Mercedes-Benz delivered 195,698 vehicles to its customers, thus achieving the 57th record month in succession with a 7.2% increase.  This adds up to a sale of 2,095,810 units since the beginning of the year 2017. This represents not...
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