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CLASS LEADING CORSA UTILITY – BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHEVROLET

General Motors South Africa has announced that its popular half ton pick-up the Corsa Utility has become part of the burgeoning Chevrolet family. The Corsa utility has been a sales leader in its segment for over 60 months. When the current model was first introduced in 2004 GMSA’s engineering team worked closely with their Brazilian […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday April 20, 2010

Corsa Utility changes brand

The next array of South Africa’s most popular half ton bakkie to grace showroom floors across the country will be branded Chevrolet. Produced at the same GM factory in Struandale, Port Elizabeth, the Opel Corsa Utility, will be branded Chevrolet Corsa Utility. The only difference to the vehicle will be the gold bowtie logo which […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday April 20, 2010

2010 UNITED AGAINST MALARIA EXPEDITION

led by Kingsley Holgate 15 April 2010 Background Considered a bit of David Livingstone – Kingsley Holgate is one of Africa`s most colourful modern day explorers. An adventurer, author, TV Personality and fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Kingsley is often referred to as the Grey Beard of African Adventure. The Zulus call him “Nondwayisa […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday April 15, 2010

MARCH 2010 NAAMSA RETAIL SALES

JOHANNESBURG – 2 April 2010 – New vehicle sales enjoyed their third consecutive month of growth this year according to figures released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa). The new vehicle market broke through the 40,000 unit’s threshold to total 43,591 units in March. “The reassuring results indicate a positive ongoing […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday April 2, 2010

Panda reaches new milestone as 1,500,000th example rolls off production line

Fiat’s evergreen Panda model has just reached another historic landmark as the 1,500,000th example came off the production line at the Fiat Auto Poland plant in Tychy. The left hand drive car was a 1.3 MultiJet in magnetic blue and is destined for an Italian customer. Production of the Fiat Panda at Tychy began in […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday July 29, 2009

AutoWeek names Jeep Wrangler as one of its coolest summer cars

Zwartkop, Pretoria – With the Northern hemisphere summer just around the corner, AutoWeek magazine, based in Detroit Michigan, named the 2009 Jeep Wrangler as one of its top 10 Coolest Summer Cars for 2009. The two-door Jeep Wrangler remains true to its heritage as the original, extreme fun-and-freedom machine and is the only 4×4 with […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday June 10, 2009

HUMMER NAMES POTENTIAL PURCHASER

General Motors announced yesterday that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a buyer for HUMMER. Under terms of the agreement and at the buyer’s request, GM did not release the buyer’s identity or nationality.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday June 3, 2009

HUMMER H3 GETS V8 POWER

General Motor’s South Africa has introduced an all-new HUMMER H3 V8 with a more powerful 5.3L V8 engine that delivers an impressive 224kW @ 5200rpm and 434Nm @ 4000rpm. The front section of the frame and engine compartment of the H3 V8 was modified to fit the new engine, and a special oil pan was […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday May 5, 2009

JAGUAR LAND ROVER SOUTH AFRICA SELECTS WESBANK AS THEIR EXCLUSIVE FINANCING PARTNER

The country’s leading vehicle and asset financier and division of FirstRand Bank Limited, WesBank, has established an alliance with Jaguar Land Rover South Africa to form a new business that will trade as Jaguar Financial Services and Land Rover Financial Services.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday March 31, 2009

GM HUMMER – A BRIEF HISTORY

General Motors HUMMER brand has its roots in a vehicle originally designed for the United States military and designated the M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle or HMMWV, a mouthful that did not take long to be abbreviated to Hum-Vee. The build of these vehicles was contracted to AM General Corporation, formerly a division of […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday October 31, 2008

Fiat Fiorino is the International Van of the Year 2009

Fiat Fiorino has been named the “International Van of the Year 2009” – with 112 points out of a possible 140 – by a jury consisting of journalists from 20 European countries, specialists in the commercial vehicles sector. The prestigious trophy was awarded to Franco Miniero, the managing director of Fiat Professional, during the ceremony […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday September 26, 2008

All-new HUMMER H3T powers into Middle East

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The all-new 2009 HUMMER H3T will go on sale in the Middle East this November after an extensive testing and validation process designed to illustrate its stamina in various areas of on and off-road performance.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday September 22, 2008

E85 HUMMER H2 available from October this year

The HUMMER H2 will become the first HUMMER to adopt FlexPower technology when the 2009 model becomes available in showrooms this October. Featuring FlexPower technology, the H2 will now have the ability to run on E85 ethanol, ordinary petrol or a combination of the two, undoubtedly adding another dimension to the iconic vehicle.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday September 22, 2008

HUMMER launches driving academy

HUMMER models are arguably amongst the most recognisable vehicles in the world. That’s probably because there aren’t many places that are off-limits to a HUMMER. Now HUMMER will launch a driving academy to enable owners and enthusiasts to get the best out of these all-terrain conquering vehicles. Morocco, with its diverse landscape was chosen as […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday September 22, 2008

The HUMMER H3 gets flashier with its Colour Customization Campaign

HUMMER USA takes customisation one step further with the “HUMMER Colour Customization Campaign”. This campaign allows HUMMER buyers, especially women, to customize their HUMMER H3 to match their personality and attitude. With an option of ten spectacular custom colours including ‘tough cookie lilac’ and ‘side kick pink’, women can make their vehicles distinctive.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday July 28, 2008

HUMMER extreme vehicle handover

General Motors South Africa recently handed over the keys to what they call the “HUMMER extreme rescue vehicle” to a privately run medical events company known as Medical Management Consultancy (MMC). The reflective “star of life” emblem on the sides and the red L.E.D. lights on the roof of this HUMMER H3 leave no doubt […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday July 7, 2008

HUMMER offers a free Extreme Experience!

HUMMER has earned a deserved reputation for go-anywhere capability. Now General Motors South Africa is offering members of the public who qualify the opportunity to experience the H3 for themselves.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday June 2, 2008

Fiat Group closes first quarter with 13th consecutive improvement in results

Fiat Group revenues rose nearly 10% to €15 billion, with all businesses contributing to the increase, despite the uneven trading conditions in some key regions. Continued success of new and existing models enabled Fiat Group Automobiles (FGA) to achieve growth, with a total of 563,600 units delivered during the first quarter of 2008 (+4.1% over […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday April 29, 2008

HUMMER COMES TO SOUTH AFRICA AS GM’S YOUNGEST BRAND

In mid 30 April 2007 General Motors South Africa rolled out the exciting HUMMER H3 into showrooms around the country as the HUMMER brand, the youngest brand in the GM global organisation, entered the South African market to build on a short but proud product history.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday April 30, 2007

UNPARALLELED OFF-ROAD PERFOMANCE

The iconic looks of the HUMMER H3 command respect and make this vehicle one of the most easily recognised in the world. The straight and flush windshield and side glass define the tough looks of the H3 while the large wheels placed at the extreme corners of the vehicle provide a cue as to the […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday April 30, 2007

THE RANGE ROVER GETS A POWERFUL NEW V8 DIESEL, IMPROVED CABIN & MORE TECHNOLOGY

The Range Rover gains a powerful, refined, all-new TDV8 diesel engine for 2007 model year Cuts 0-100 km/h by over four seconds, but has the same fuel economy as the outgoing diesel Added technologies include Land Rover’s acclaimed Terrain Response, electronic park brake and electronic rear ‘e’ differential Improved cabin gains extra stowage, enhanced finishes […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday November 6, 2006

Grand Cherokee SRT8

More information about the Grand Cherokee SRT8 – JEEP – Pricing Details.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday October 26, 2006

2006 Land Rover G4 Challenge

Stage 4 – Day 28 – South African Victory – Challenge Final Report South African superstar adventure athlete, Martin Dreyer, today won the 2006 Land Rover G4 Challenge.  Beating off 17 of the world’s toughest adventure racers in the 4×4-based global Challenge, Dreyer took home a brand new Range Rover after a nail-biting climax to […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday May 8, 2006

Land Rover G4 Challenge: International Selections

And our South African representative is… Today, the final day of the 2006 Land Rover G4 International Selections, has been much anticipated by each of the 54 candidates. They have spent 5-days on the Eastnor Estate, near Ledbury, in sub-zero temperatures, undergoing skills training and assessments.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday February 6, 2006

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