SA Nissan Navara build promises ‘jobs for hundreds’

An estimated 1200 jobs across the value chain Investments to grow for local component suppliers Five new black-owned suppliers to be developed ROSSLYN, Gauteng – Nissan will boost employment in South Africa with local production of the next Navara bakkie poised to create an estimated 1200+ jobs in the automotive sector. SA’s president Cyril Ramaphosa…

Performance off-roader: Meet Ford’s new AWD veloci-Raptor

‘New benchmark for the bakkie segment’ More ground clearance, wider track High-performance two-litre Bi-Turbo engine JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – An all-new Ford, the Ranger Raptor double-cab bakkie, has reached showrooms nationally ”with Ford Performance DNA at its core”. The automaker describes it as ”an entirely new breed of exceptionally capable off-roader that pushes technology, innovation…

All-new Triton tough enough for Nampo 2019

Mitsubishi’s latest bakkies ready for farm expo Test-track set aside to test all-wheel drive system ‘High-spec, lots of features included in price JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Nampo, believed to be the biggest agricultural show in the southern hemisphere, shares a characteristic with the latest version of Mitsubishi Motors’ SA;s “Engineered Beyond Tough” 2019 Triton. Visitors…

Nissan to produce award-winning Navara bakkie in SA

Major investment in plant, equipment, training LCV export hub for Navara, NP200 and NP300 bakkies Significant job creation at plant and parts supply chain PRETORIA, South Africa – Nissan has announced a R3-billion investment in its facility in Pretoria to prepare for assembly of the next-generation Nissan Navara bakkie. The plan involves nearly doubling production…

Isuzu SA going big with Icelandic KB bakkies conversions

Isuzu going B-I-G with its KB range in SA Icelandic company involved in special vehicles Special conversion jobs on Isuzu D-MAX trucks PORT ELIZABETH South Africa – An exclusive and very well-specced Isuzu D-MAX Arctic AT 35 is about to become the brand’s flagship in South African showrooms and the required parts are coming all…

Special RAM at Chicago show: Catalogue of 170 accessories

Catalogue of more than 170 Mopar accessories Modified Ram 2500 Heavy Duty has off-road lights Concept products include beadlock wheel rims CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The Mopar and Ram Truck brands unveiled at the February 2019 Chicago auto show included a modified Ram 2500 Heavy Duty truck to highlight some of more than 170 products Mopar has for…

Mahindra goes upmarket with its S10 Karoo edition

Higher specification, additional accessories Option of cosmetic package or body-colour canopy S10 Karoo Edition produced in South Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Indian automaker Mahindra’s South African sales team, to celebrate a surge in vehicle sales, has gone upmarket in the bakkie world with a 4×2 or 4×4 Mahindra S10 Karoo Edition. Rajesh Gupta, CEO of…

Desert triumph as Toyota SA team convoys to 2019 Dakar win

Triumph for South Africa in 2019 Dakar Teamwork paid off on final leg of the race Last-leg formation flying by Toyota team mates PISCO, Peru – The final stage of Dakar 2019 has ended at the bivouac in Pisco with Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel bringing home their South African-built…

Will crime cause demise of SA’s much-loved bakkie?

Car or bakkie – which makes more sense? Working space, 600kg load, safely locked in More versatility than SA’s beloved trucks FOR GENERATIONS South Africa has been bakkie crazy – many of us grew up with a light truck in the driveway and many businesses needing a versatile workhorse/delivery vehicle chose a bakkie. Opel’s Corsa,…

Steady day in dunes as Attiyah leads near Dakar end

Al Attiyah / Baumel further extend overall lead De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz fourth on Stage 8 SA Toyota team Ten Brinke / Panseri forced out PISCO, Peru -A 360km test on Tuesday saw the Dakar rally return to the coastal town of Pisco and for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah (Qatar) and…

Mahindra offering special deal on new double-cab Karoo

Double-cab S6 variant of its popular Pik Up Launched with first run-limited Karoo Edition Offers ‘performance, style and affordability’ JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Mahindra SA is going local with the name of its latest limited-edition double-cab and the start of local production. Meet the Mahindra Pik Up Karoo… The bakkie, the automakers says, will not…