Top Story: New Beginnings: Going Up and Over with the Ford Everest

•    South Africans show resilience and determination to make the most of 2021•    New Beginnings often require overcoming one’s personal Mount Everest•    Ford Everest is a trusted companion to help you conquer new obstacles when infection levels subside, and lockdown regulations are easedIt’s fair to say that New Year celebrations across the country were uncharacteristically subdued with many South Africans heeding the Pre mehr >>

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News: New Beginnings: Going Up and Over with the Ford Everest

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News: Simply accelerating fast in a straight line is not enough for BMW, with video

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SKODA AUTO produced more than 750,000 vehicles at its Czech plants in 2020 despite COVID-19 pandemic 22.01.2021

Finance: SKODA AUTO produced more than 750,000 vehicles at its Czech plants in 2020 despite COVID-19 pandemic

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C P Nel Motors supports the ‘Sea the Change’ environmental education youth programme 22.01.2021

Environmental news: C P Nel Motors supports the ‘Sea the Change’ environmental education youth programme

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ABT boosts Cupra Formentor SUV coupé to 370 HP and adds attractive wheels 21.01.2021

Tuning: ABT boosts Cupra Formentor SUV coupé to 370 HP and adds attractive wheels

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Kia Rio wins 2021 Vincentric Best Value in America Award 21.01.2021

Awards: Kia Rio wins 2021 Vincentric Best Value in America Award

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Production of the new Ducati SuperSport 950 gets underway in Borgo Panigale 21.01.2021

Motorcycles: Production of the new Ducati SuperSport 950 gets underway in Borgo Panigale

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CAKE announces the first CAKE Kalk One Design Global Championships 21.01.2021

News: CAKE announces the first CAKE Kalk One Design Global Championships

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FPT Industrial leads a Swiss funded project for alternative fuel in heavy duty engines 21.01.2021

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Daimler Truck AG CEO Martin Daum to lead ACEA Commercial Vehicle Board 21.01.2021

Finance: Daimler Truck AG CEO Martin Daum to lead ACEA Commercial Vehicle Board

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SEAT - Four winter rules for a plug-in hybrid car 21.01.2021

News: SEAT - Four winter rules for a plug-in hybrid car

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UNCTAD updates principles to promote biodiversity-friendly trade 21.01.2021

Environmental news: UNCTAD updates principles to promote biodiversity-friendly trade

Guidelines to help governments, companies and consumers benefit from sustainable trade in precious plants and animals now include elements such as climate resilience and marine biodiversity.   UNCTAD has launched its updated BioTrade Principles and mehr >>

Volkswagen Passenger Cars significantly exceeds European CO2 fleet targets for 2020 21.01.2021

Environmental news: Volkswagen Passenger Cars significantly exceeds European CO2 fleet targets for 2020

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“Audi spaces” enables learning and working in a virtual space 21.01.2021

Innovation: “Audi spaces” enables learning and working in a virtual space

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The EQA  - Electric athlete in compact format 21.01.2021

Electric vehicles: The EQA - Electric athlete in compact format

EQA is the name of the new entry-level model to the all-electric world of Mercedes-EQ vehicles. The electro-aesthetics of its design are indicative of the Progressive Luxury of the Mercedes-EQ brand.     mehr >>

Nissan energises adventure with the all-electric e-NV200 Winter Camper concept 21.01.2021

News: Nissan energises adventure with the all-electric e-NV200 Winter Camper concept

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Hyundai Motor teases distinctive design of all-new crossover SUV Bayon 21.01.2021

News: Hyundai Motor teases distinctive design of all-new crossover SUV Bayon

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SKODA AUTO opens state-of-the-art new Central Pilot Hall at its Mlada Boleslav site 21.01.2021

Finance: SKODA AUTO opens state-of-the-art new Central Pilot Hall at its Mlada Boleslav site

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Management changes at Opel/Vauxhall 20.01.2021

Finance: Management changes at Opel/Vauxhall

    Stephen Norman appointed Senior Vice President Sales, Aftersales and Marketing of Opel/Vauxhall    Paul Willcox to take over as Managing Director of Vauxhall With effect from February 1st 2021 Ste mehr >>

AVL and Rohde & Schwarz announce strategic vehicle-in-the-loop collaboration 20.01.2021

Innovation: AVL and Rohde & Schwarz announce strategic vehicle-in-the-loop collaboration

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PCSA takes over distribution of Opel vehicles in South Africa 20.01.2021

News: PCSA takes over distribution of Opel vehicles in South Africa

...with the announcement of the long-awaited official launch of new Corsa. •    PCSA is the distributor of Opel vehicles from the 2nd of January.•    Opel Corsa to launch with a single derivative, with 2 more in the successive months. mehr >>

FC Barcelona players dive into the CUPRA World and customise their own cars 20.01.2021

News: FC Barcelona players dive into the CUPRA World and customise their own cars

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BMW Motorrad achieves its second-best sales result in history in 2020. 20.01.2021

Finance: BMW Motorrad achieves its second-best sales result in history in 2020.

Despite the Corona pandemic-related challenges in 2020, BMW Motorrad was able to hand over 169,272 motorbikes and scooters to customers, thus achieving the second-best sales result ever (previous year: 175,162 vehicles/ -3.4%). This sales result underpins the successful growth strategy of BMW Motorrad. mehr >>

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Aiways now also in France: Exclusive partnership with Car East France 20.01.2021

Electric vehicles: Aiways now also in France: Exclusive partnership with Car East France

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Porsche extends the Taycan model range 20.01.2021

Presentation cars: Porsche extends the Taycan model range

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Rear end collisions down 27% in 2020, according to AX 20.01.2021

News: Rear end collisions down 27% in 2020, according to AX

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Maserati GB introduces new Sportivo Special Edition for Levante and Ghibli 20.01.2021

News: Maserati GB introduces new Sportivo Special Edition for Levante and Ghibli

Maserati GB welcomes the start of the New Year with the introduction of the highly specified and desirable Sportivo Special Edition, available on the iconic marque’s Levante SUV and Ghibli saloon models.   Now in Maser mehr >>

Citroën reveals fleets could save more than £17 million a year in Congestion Charge fees by going electric 20.01.2021

News: Citroën reveals fleets could save more than £17 million a year in Congestion Charge fees by going electric

    Exclusive research undertaken by Citroën finds that UK fleet and business operators spent more than £17 million in London Congestion Charge Zone payments in 2020.*    Plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles are currently exempt from the daily payments, providing significant savings – only pure EVs will be exempt from 25 O mehr >>

All-New Isuzu D-Max: First Pick-Up to Achieve 5 Stars in the Latest Euro NCAP Test 20.01.2021

Euro NCAP: All-New Isuzu D-Max: First Pick-Up to Achieve 5 Stars in the Latest Euro NCAP Test

A maximum five-star safety rating has been awarded to the All-New Isuzu D-Max in the tough new Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) test.   The All-New Isuzu D-Max combines smart new styling and impressive safety technology with improved o mehr >>

MG is back on the frontline as ZS EVs are given to good causes 19.01.2021

News: MG is back on the frontline as ZS EVs are given to good causes

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The Renault Clio is named Car of the Year at the FirstCar Awards 2021 19.01.2021

Awards: The Renault Clio is named Car of the Year at the FirstCar Awards 2021

    The FirstCar Awards 2021 celebrate the best in cars, products, influencers and brands for new drivers    Renault Clio claims New Car of the Year crown    Hyundai wins the Used Car of the Year award for the Hyundai i20 for second year running    Audi A1 wins Most Wanted New Car and M mehr >>

New member of the Board of Management for Development at Volkswagen Passenger Cars 19.01.2021

Finance: New member of the Board of Management for Development at Volkswagen Passenger Cars

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Stellantis: Building a world leader in sustainable mobility 19.01.2021

News: Stellantis: Building a world leader in sustainable mobility

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Appointment of the Top Executive Team to lead Stellantis 19.01.2021

News: Appointment of the Top Executive Team to lead Stellantis

Stellantis is establishing an efficient governance from Day One with the appointment of the Top Executive Team, together with the 9 dedicated committees covering company-wide performance and strategy.*   Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis, mehr >>

New dual leadership at Audi Sport GmbH 19.01.2021

News: New dual leadership at Audi Sport GmbH

Dr. Sebastian Grams completes the management team for the subsidiary        Strategic focus on electrification – in motorsport as well as in series production        Dynamic team with more than 1,300 employees at two locations   mehr >>

New Ford Ranger MS-RT Adds Street Appeal and Muscular Design to Best-Selling Pick-up 19.01.2021

Presentation cars: New Ford Ranger MS-RT Adds Street Appeal and Muscular Design to Best-Selling Pick-up

Ford has introduced an exclusive new model of the award-winning Ranger pick-up, developed in partnership with vehicle design specialists MS-RT.The new Ranger MS-RT combines a motorsport-inspired appearance with a mehr >>

Nissan is the UK’s most popular electric car and commercial vehicle brand 19.01.2021

Electric vehicles: Nissan is the UK’s most popular electric car and commercial vehicle brand

    Nissan is the biggest selling electric vehicle (EV) brand to offer both cars and commercial vehicles, the biggest supplier of e-LCV and second overall in the 2020 UK EV league, with 10,674 registrations    Nissan e-NV200 is the UK&rs mehr >>

Silentium ramps up global rollout of its Active Road Noise Cancellation technology 19.01.2021

Innovation: Silentium ramps up global rollout of its Active Road Noise Cancellation technology

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