The Ford Ranger is not just the lynchpin of FMCSA’s upcoming export programme… The newcomer rises to the challenge laid down by the impressive new VW Amarok – not least the traditional double-cab brigade – with its own blend of machismo, refinement, safety and efficiency.
McLaren Automotive, manufacturer of the new MP4-12C sports car, has announced that Daytona Group would be the company’s partner in South Africa. Daytona will host two sales and service facilities, one in Cape Town, the other in Johannesburg.
Aston Martin’s ongoing motorsports participation has once again resulted in a special model of the V8 Vantage. The Gaydon, Warwickshire-based firm’s successes at the 24 hours of Nürburgring have been the direct inspiration behind the new V8 Vantage N420.
In preparation for the Puma engine programme, the Ford engine plant in Struandale, Port Elizabeth, has benefitted from an entirely new assembly hall, a comprehensive revamp of existing facilities and the opening of a new training centre.
In a break from Renault’s more conventional compact offerings, the company is set to release a luxurious successor to the bizarre Vel Satis dubbed the Latitude.
Make no mistake about it, the all-new S60 is aimed directly at the Teutonic trio comprised of BMW’s 3 Series, the Audi A4, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It’s clearly also a more-focused driver’s car than its predecessor, we found.
Last week Tesla Motors and Toyota Motor Corporation announced that the two firms intend on co-developing electric vehicles and parts, using each other production systems and engineering support, as well as the formulation of a specialised team to maximize effiency on those fronts – with TMC purchasing $50 million worth of Tesla’s stock.
According to the 11th annual KPMG survey, global automotive executives see a stabilised industry, new investment and growth over the next five years, although they also remain cautious as profitability is still a concern.
The next-generation Ford Focus made its worldwide debut at this year’s North American International Auto Show, aimed at providing customers with more affordable technologies and features, as well as detailed craftsmanship, outstanding fuel economy and a new standard for driving quality in its segment.
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