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…

Changan bakkies: Making sense of dropside pick-ups

Changan bakkies – the upside of dropsides Great for light deliveries to moving house No wheel-arch intrusion – 2.7m load length JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – When you’re talking bakkies and the sentence includes “dropside”, according to Chinese company Changan, a new boy in the South African small-bakkie market, ”it means more than meets the eye…” They’re…

Ford SA forging ahead with global sales – and SA job creation

Nine years on, and R11bn has poured into SA plant Production capacity 168 000 vehicles a year More jobs, further SA growth for world sales PRETORIA, Gauteng – Ford Motor Company has invested R11-billion in its South African operations since 2009 with the result that the automaker has reached its highest-yet production capacity for its Ranger and…

Ranger Raptors set to hatch first half of 2019

Trial units done, full-scale SA production next R3bn investment, extensive Silverton upgrade R160-million invested for 2019 expansion PRETORIA, South Africa – The concept of Ford’s Ranger Raptor is closer to reality with the first trial units emerging from Ford’s plant in Silverton, Pretoria. They are the first Ranger units to join the Ford Performance catalogue,…

New Isuzu bakkies riding even prouder in UK market

Three of a kind for 2018 Isuzu bakkie range UK marketers update comfort, work ethic, tech Improved cabin comfort, farewell AdBlue BIRMINGHAM, England – Isuzu UK has launched an updated Isuzu D-Max range of what it describes as ”good-looking, comfortable, hard-working pick-ups”. The updated Isuzu D-Max bakkie range will be officially launched on October 1…

Nissan goes stargazing with specially adapted Navara

Nissan unveils bakkie concept in Germany Stargazing behind new Dark Sky concept Super-tough Navara for  belly-ripping conditions HANNOVER, Germany – Nissan has unveiled two vehicles at the Hannover auto show – a Navara Dark Sky concept and a Nissan Navara N-Guard. Each claims to highlight the brand’s bakkies versatility; the load-carriers have, Nissan says, seen sales grow…