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  • The bankruptcy of Hertz USA in no way affects Dollar Thrifty South Africa’s car rental operations
    May 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The bankruptcy of Hertz USA in no way affects…

    It has come to our attention that Hertz Global Holdings Inc in the United States of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Hertz holds the trademark to the “Dollar Thrifty” brands and has no involvement in the operations or ownership of Dollar… more...
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  • Pieter Niemand, national director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    May 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Aftermarket geared for increased number of…

    As the motor industry starts to open up AutoTrader, one of the country’s largest online vehicle sales portals, says vehicle buyers are searching for cheaper second-hand cars. They report searches on AutoTrade for second-hand vehicles under R50 000… more...
    Editor 63
  • Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team’s new livery and new colour
    May 25, 2020 Motorsport

    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team’s new…

    With the 2020 Formula OneTM season on hold, Spies Hecker takes the opportunity to look in-depth at the Team’s livery, and the work that goes in to applying it. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team is the reigning FIA Formula OneTM Constructors’… more...
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  • The uncompromising TORSUS PRAETORIAN has been awarded a prestigious Red Dot Award
    May 25, 2020 Motorsport

    The uncompromising TORSUS PRAETORIAN has been…

    TORSUS PRAETORIAN has been awarded a prestigious Red Dot Award in the Product Design 2020 category, for its outstanding design quality. TORSUS, in partnership with Werkemotion - an independent award-winning transportation and industrial design… more...
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  • Vans are a bright spot in Europe's automotive downturn, says GlobalData
    May 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Vans are a bright spot in Europe's automotive…

    Light commercial vehicles (LCVs) including vans are an often overlooked, but important, component of the European light vehicle market, particularly in the current coronavirus crisis, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Calum… more...
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  • Rolls-Royce motor cars: achieving perfection on every scale
    May 22, 2020 Motoring

    Rolls-Royce motor cars: achieving perfection on…

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presents 1:8 scale replica of Cullinan Faithfully reproduces every detail of the original in miniature Clients able to personalise the replica to match their full-size Cullinan, or create a unique objet d’art Sir Henry Royce… more...
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  • 25 years of Bosch ESP®: no more skidding
    May 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    25 years of Bosch ESP®: no more skidding

    Breakthrough for road safety In the EU alone, the electronic stability program has saved some 15,000 lives. Worldwide, 82 percent of all new passenger cars feature the anti-skid system. Harald Kroeger: “The development of ESP® was a milestone on the… more...
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  • Search for South Africa's next motorsport commentator!
    May 21, 2020 Motorsport

    Search for South Africa's next motorsport…

    It is a well-known fact that becoming a professional racing driver is very difficult. Even though the Seagate Gaming Solidarity e-Race has made that title a lot more attainable, it still proves to be challenging with the number of talented drivers… more...
    Editor 91
  • Game On! Fly the Ford Flag in the Gaming World While Your Real Wheels Take a Break from the Tarmac
    May 21, 2020 Motoring

    Game On! Fly the Ford Flag in the Gaming World…

    Some iconic Ford vehicles have appeared in numerous games, from PC to PlayStation, and Wii to Xbox. Ford invites gaming enthusiasts to test drive these games while their real wheels stay parked. If all this game play doesn’t quite hit the mark, Ford… more...
    Editor 106
  • SAKOR Technologies and SAJ supplying hybrid and electric vehicle testing equipment to indian automotive manufacturers
    May 21, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    SAKOR Technologies and SAJ supplying hybrid and…

    Companies join forces to offer equipment required to meet government electrification mandates SAKOR Technologies Inc., a recognized leader in the area of high-performance dynamometer systems, announces it has begun supplying a variety of systems for… more...
    Editor 114
  • Industrial UPS first for ABB at major local petrochemical company
    May 21, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Industrial UPS first for ABB at major local…

    Industrial sectors such as petrochemicals cannot afford production downtime due to electrical power failure or disturbances When a major petrochemical producer in Mpumalanga required an industrial UPS solution, Proconics selected the PowerLine DPA… more...
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  • Pressure mounts to release key vehicle history to consumers
    May 21, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Pressure mounts to release key vehicle history to…

    The South African Motorbody Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), an Association of the Retail Motor Industry (RMI) is concerned about the lack of information available to the market with regards to the status of second hand vehicles. Richard Green,… more...
    Editor 115
  • Renault - We are open for business
    May 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Renault - We are open for business

    We are happy to announce that we are open for business! We are ready to assist with sales, servicing and emergency repairs for all in accordance with level 4. We assure you that we are following strict health and safety guidelines to do everything… more...
    Editor 110
  • How a 100% Made by Abarth spoiler comes about
    May 20, 2020 Motoring

    How a 100% Made by Abarth spoiler comes about

    All the secrets of the new Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile fitted to the iconic Abarth 695 70° Anniversario. Tested in the FCA wind tunnel in Orbassano, near Turin, and on the Vallelunga circuit near Rome, the Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile improves grip… more...
    Editor 124
  • Reliable partners: MEYLE and T3 Motorsport to strengthen their partnership and start a new sim racing series
    May 20, 2020 Motorsport

    Reliable partners: MEYLE and T3 Motorsport to…

    Many areas of public life are currently facing significant uncertainty, including economics and sports. As reliable partners are essential in challenging times like these, support and partnership are more valuable than ever: Hamburg-based… more...
    Editor 86
  • Technology is Key to Ford's Unwavering Focus on Production Quality and Customer Satisfaction
    May 20, 2020 Motoring

    Technology is Key to Ford's Unwavering Focus on…

    Ford's Silverton Assembly Plant uses an advanced Fits Gate system on its assembly line in Pretoria to measure the gap and flushness between all sheet metal components of the Ranger and Everest Handheld laser measurement gauges are used by operators… more...
    Editor 169
  • Honda Dealerships are open for business
    May 19, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Honda Dealerships are open for business

    Honda Motor Southern has confirmed that all nationwide dealerships have resumed operations. This is after the The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Mr. Ebrahim Patel announced that certain trading activities on vehicles will be permitted… more...
    Editor 141
  • SIM is the new real
    May 19, 2020 Motorsport

    SIM is the new real

    While Formula 1 enjoys its contract-signing 'silly season', the real racing action continues online. It's a fascinating new era in the sport where the average armchair enthusiast can fight it out with top-line sim racers and professional racing… more...
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  • Subaru Dealerships are Now Open - with Safety Measures in Place
    May 19, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Subaru Dealerships are Now Open - with Safety…

    In line with the latest regulations, Subaru Southern Africa and its dealer network is open. The safety of our employees and customers is of utmost importance and a number of measures have been implemented across our dealer network to ensure the… more...
    Editor 113
  • Transport during Level 4: Netstar partnership boosts passenger safety on Putco fleet
    May 19, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Transport during Level 4: Netstar partnership…

    A partnership between bus company Putco and fleet-management organisation Netstar has enabled Putco to exponentially improve the safety of its fleet at a time when people are especially reliant on essential bus services. The Covid-19 pandemic and… more...
    Editor 114
  • Afri Ride ready to bring smart and cashless mobility to the transport sector
    May 19, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Afri Ride ready to bring smart and cashless…

    The world was not prepared for a pandemic nor the complete shift of lifestyle needed to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 infection rate. South Africa is no exception and the current lockdown limitations are also, unfortunately, placing strain on… more...
    Editor 219
  • Opinion: Time for freight industry to hit the road and lower its carbon emissions and carbon tax
    May 19, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Opinion: Time for freight industry to hit the…

    Air pollution: what is the big deal? Road transport is a major source of air pollution that harms human health and the environment. Vehicles emit a range of pollutants including nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM). In addition to… more...
    Editor 111
  • Dacia, 15 years success story in Europe
    May 18, 2020 Motoring

    Dacia, 15 years success story in Europe

    A unique story in the automotive industry; 6.4 million vehicles sold in Europe since 2005; A 3.8% market share in 2019 in Europe; To celebrate its presence in Europe, Dacia is launching an anniversary limited series. From a single model to a… more...
    Editor 121
  • The future of racing eSports: From safety car to cybersecurity
    May 15, 2020 Motorsport

    The future of racing eSports: From safety car to…

    By Alexander Moiseev, Chief Business Officer of Kaspersky Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the overall economic downturn, a number of industries have managed to thrive - one of them is eSports. While all the major live sporting events have… more...
    Editor 194
  • Volkswagen partners with racing team to make motorsport more accessible to South African youth
    May 15, 2020 Motorsport

    Volkswagen partners with racing team to make…

    Volkswagen Motorsport is at the forefront of investing in the future of motorsport in South Africa With a proud 40-year history that has seen the People's Car investing in racing drivers such as Sarel van der Merwe, Tschops Siphuka, the late Gugu… more...
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  • Perseverance pays off
    May 15, 2020 Motorsport

    Perseverance pays off

    For SA Cross Country champions, Johan and Werner Horn, the automotive industry is the blood in their veins and the heartbeat of their grit and passion. Way back in 1942, the family business Malalane Garage, was established by Johan Horn senior’s… more...
    Editor 148
  • Ensuring Safe and Sanitary Environment Is Top Priority as Ford Dealers Re-open for Business in South Africa
    May 15, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ensuring Safe and Sanitary Environment Is Top…

    Ford dealers across South Africa have started re-opening in line with the government's Alert Level 4 directives which allow a gradual phased-in process commencing 13 May Safety and hygiene measures introduced at all Ford dealers to mitigate risks… more...
    Editor 178
  • Motor vehicle dealers well prepared for reopening of sales, repairs and services
    May 15, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Motor vehicle dealers well prepared for reopening…

    Motor vehicle dealers in South Africa selling both new and used vehicles are well prepared for the reopening of sales following an announcement last night by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ebrahim Patel. This is the confident… more...
    Editor 153
  • Vehicle crime rapidly returning to pre-lockdown levels
    May 15, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Vehicle crime rapidly returning to pre-lockdown…

    While South Africa experienced a significant drop in vehicle crime during the national lockdown, activities are returning to normal levels as country restrictions are being lifted. Tracker data, recorded from the company’s 1.1 million installed… more...
    Editor 149
  • May 13, 2020 Motorsport

    "Storie Alfa Romeo" Episode 4: Alfa Romeo wins…

    The bond between Alfa Romeo and Formula 1 is inscribed in the history of GP racing: Alfa Romeo won the inaugural Grand Prix Championship in 1950, with Nino Farina on board an Alfa Romeo Tipo 158 "Alfetta", a success repeated in 1951 by Juan Manuel… more...
    Editor 208
  • Continental launches microsite explaining the latest CO₂ emissions regulations & VECTO for fleet operators in the European Union
    May 13, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Continental launches microsite explaining the…

    Videos, infographics and further background information shed light on the important role tires play in reducing CO₂ emissions CO₂ reduction and climate protection not only a topic for truck manufacturers but for the whole transport industry,… more...
    Editor 171
  • Rolls-Royce explores a very unique muse: a Rolls-Royce Rose
    May 13, 2020 Motoring

    Rolls-Royce explores a very unique muse: a…

    A Rose, bred exclusively for the marque by award winning British breeder Philip Harkness, grows only at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex The Rose debuted in a one-off design for Phantom’s Gallery, the stage for individual works of… more...
    Editor 212
  • Bentley Motors resumes production and looks to a stronger, safer future
    May 12, 2020 Motoring

    Bentley Motors resumes production and looks to a…

    Over 1,700 Bentley colleagues on-site to start a phased production ramp up Colleagues experience new working environment, fully trained in the 250 new hygiene and social distancing processes successfully in place Production starts at 50 per cent… more...
    Editor 195
  • Under pressure: air cargo stakeholders become flexible to deliver
    May 12, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Under pressure: air cargo stakeholders become…

    Challenged by a lack of capacity and rising prices, air cargo stakeholders are adapting to the new normal in a bid to keep supply chains operational and economies running. This is according to industry stakeholders who were participating in a… more...
    Editor 241
  • Lotus and Centrica agree partnership to redesign electric vehicle ownership
    May 12, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Lotus and Centrica agree partnership to redesign…

    A new model of integrating connected vehicles, connected homes and connected customers is being developed New, flexible platform designed to power a future digital mobility lifestyle New global sustainability programme targets net-zero carbon across… more...
    Editor 171
  • How to bring the car trade in back to car dealerships
    May 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    How to bring the car trade in back to car…

    One of the ways car dealerships buy a car from consumers is as a trade in. The trade in has become more important to car sales, now more than ever before. And there are some car dealerships that are getting their hands on the trade in and some who… more...
    Editor 148
  • Put Pedal To The Metal With The GT-SS
    May 11, 2020 Motoring

    Put Pedal To The Metal With The GT-SS

    Grip-Tech, well-known in motoring circles for its mechanical anti-theft devices such as spare wheel locks, has turned its design, engineering and manufacturing skills to making foot-operated hand sanitizer dispensers. The main point of difference… more...
    Editor 141
  • The new Sharebox S18 cabinet in operation. - We experience high interest for contact free customer service, says Arne Eivind Andersen, CEO of Sharebox.
    May 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Car rentals digital strategy challenges

    The biggest roadblock to “business as usual” in this COVID-19 period is social distancing, as many of the businesses around the world are still based on face-to-face interactions across the counter or outlet based transactions, which is why digital… more...
    Editor 145
  • Cyclists push to new heights
    May 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Cyclists push to new heights

    Cyclists are scaling new heights during lockdown, and this past weekend South African pro-road racing cyclist, Willie Smit, lead a group of fellow cyclists zig-zagging a virtual vertical Alpine route. This virtual challenge, Alpe du Zwift, is an… more...
    Editor 128
  • These motor features could curb the spread of viruses
    May 08, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    These motor features could curb the spread of…

    From the latest innovations to everyday motor features, here’s a list of nine car features that could help curb the spread of viruses. 1. Temperature detecting helmets Chinese tech firm KC Wearable has developed a smart helmet that can detect people… more...
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  • Drive Away Your Quarantine Blues with Key Motorsport Moments from Ford Performance
    May 08, 2020 Motorsport

    Drive Away Your Quarantine Blues with Key…

    Ford has turned to racing to prove its products and technologies against the best in the world Ford's podium lockout during the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race with the GT40 has been described by company executive chairman Bill Ford as "the defining… more...
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  • Gary Bertholdt a chip off the old block
    May 08, 2020 Motorsport

    Gary Bertholdt a chip off the old block

    Over numerous decades motorsport in all its guises has been the playground of family racing permutations with siblings following in their father’s footsteps, sons or daughters participating with dads, husbands and wives contesting championships,… more...
    Editor 180
  • BMW Motorrad: 5 year warranty for all helmets.
    May 08, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Motorrad: 5 year warranty for all helmets.

    The previous warranty period of two years for BMW Motorrad helmets will be extended to five years retroactively from 1 January 2020. This means that motorcyclists can look forward to riding even more and have to worry a little less about their… more...
    Editor 215
  • Coronavirus pandemic offers 'opportunity for F1 to change,' says Nico Hülkenberg
    May 07, 2020 Motorsport

    Coronavirus pandemic offers 'opportunity for F1…

    In an interview with CNN, Formula 1 veteran Nico Hülkenberg believes the enforced break the sport is having to undergo because of the coronavirus pandemic offers the perfect time to make some changes. Speaking to CNN Sport’s Amanda Davies over… more...
    Editor 209
  • May 07, 2020 Motoring

    "Storie Alfa Romeo" Episode Three: The 6C 2500…

    Alfa Romeo remained a benchmark during the years before and after the Second World War, while industrialisation began moving the motor car away from the artisan approach towards modern manufacturing The 6C Villa d'Este was a trailblazer in terms of… more...
    Editor 249
  • Audi Freeway Plan further extends relief to Audi drivers
    May 06, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Audi Freeway Plan further extends relief to Audi…

    The standard Audi Freeway Plan is a comprehensive maintenance and service plan that covers all Audi vehicles for the first five years and/or 100 000 kilometres The Audi Freeway Plan will offer a further 3 month extension period for valid contracts… more...
    Editor 205
  • A virtual flashmob to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the legendary Abarth Exhaust
    May 06, 2020 Motoring

    A virtual flashmob to celebrate the 70th…

    May 4, 1950: at the 32nd Turin Motor Show, 70 years ago to the day, the Scorpion brand debuted the Abarth Exhaust, its first. A legend was born. In typical Abarth style, the whole community will be taking part in a virtual flashmob as part of the… more...
    Editor 179
  • Volkswagen extends new vehicle Warranty and Maintenance Plans
    May 06, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Volkswagen extends new vehicle Warranty and…

    Warranty and maintenance periods extended due to impact of COVID-19 pandemic Concession given to Volkswagen customers who were not able to claim warranty due to closed workshops In light of the COVID-19 epidemic, Volkswagen South Africa has made the… more...
    Editor 230
  • Telematics now across UD Trucks’ entire range
    May 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Telematics now across UD Trucks’ entire range

    UD Trucks Telematics Services will now come standard on every new UD Trucks vehicle purchased, backdated to 1 March 2020. “Technology such as telematics, will play an increasingly important role in the ever-changing transport environment,” stated… more...
    Editor 253
  • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars reflects on unique 116-year history
    May 05, 2020 Motoring

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars reflects on unique…

    A unique moment of historical symmetry for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars occurs on 4th May 2020 Date marks both the anniversary of first meeting between founders The Hon Charles Rolls and Henry Royce in Manchester, England on 4th May 1904 and resumption of… more...
    Editor 260
  • Significant increase in fleet operators looking to improve cash flow
    May 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Significant increase in fleet operators looking…

    Fleet operators in the commercial vehicle sector are challenging conventional thinking and business practices. This is according to John Loxton, WesBank Head of Fleet Management and Leasing. “The world has changed from the days when corporate truck… more...
    Editor 184
  • New auction platform gives SA’s motor dealer-network respite during Covid-19 crisis.
    May 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    New auction platform gives SA’s motor…

    The motor dealer retail market in South Africa has all but stalled during the national lockdown, putting thousands of jobs at risk. Motor dealers are an essential part of the automotive value chain, and longer a restrictive lockdown continues, the… more...
    Editor 215
  • Tesla shows agility and shapes up for China’s electric vehicle market, says GlobalData
    May 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Tesla shows agility and shapes up for China’s…

    Following the news that Telsa will reduce the price of its Model 3 in China to ensure that it qualifies for subsidies in the world’s largest car market; Calum MacRae, Automotive Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his… more...
    Editor 226
  • Zaahir Essa brings the thunder down under!
    May 04, 2020 Motorsport

    Zaahir Essa brings the thunder down under!

    The Sequel is usually never as good as the first one but man were they wrong this time. Covering 6 tracks, 165 racers, 5 continents and infinite action, that was what took place during the NEC Global Solidarity e-Race Intercontinental Challenge. The… more...
    Editor 222
  • Tesla to suffer as China cuts electric vehicle subsidies, says GlobalData
    May 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Tesla to suffer as China cuts electric vehicle…

    Following the news that China’s electric vehicle (EV) subsidies will now be limited to more affordable, locally built models; Mike Vousden, Automotive Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his views: “China is both the… more...
    Editor 271
  • The Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Management Lowers Costs and Reduces Risk
    May 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The Digital Transformation of Supply Chain…

    Digital solutions mitigate much of the coronavirus supply chain disruptions A host of digital innovations address the growing pressure to increase overall efficiencies and minimize risks within a rapidly evolving supply chain. Supply chain risks… more...
    Editor 210
  • Mandla Mdakane joins Toyota Gazoo Racing SA GTC squad
    May 04, 2020 Motorsport

    Mandla Mdakane joins Toyota Gazoo Racing SA GTC…

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA is excited to announce the experienced track racer, Mandla Mdakane, as the second member of its Global Touring Cars (GTC) squad. Mdakane will be partnering Michael van Rooyen in a second GTC Toyota Corolla, sporting the sleek… more...
    Editor 203
  • New invention from Norway allows car repair shops to service clients without physical contact
    May 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    New invention from Norway allows car repair shops…

    "Being in the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 we saw a unique business opportunity for our newly developed S18-Safe ServiceStation and sat in all sails in order for the insurance approval to go through. We already had a lot of interest prior to the… more...
    Editor 244
  • Beneath the gentle veneer lies a wealth of wisdom
    Apr 30, 2020 Motorsport

    Beneath the gentle veneer lies a wealth of wisdom

    A wealth of motorsport knowledge and experience underlies the blithesome Juan Möhr, who’s Cross Country accomplishments over the past 24-years include the South African regional and national championships, the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup and… more...
    Editor 268
  • Safely starting your car after it’s been parked during lockdown may be more difficult than you think
    Apr 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Safely starting your car after it’s been parked…

    Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement easing the nationwide lockdown in response to the Covid-19 outbreak in South Africa, a third of the workforce are preparingto head back to work underalert lockdown level four, beginning on Friday,… more...
    Editor 301
  • 2020 Sasol Solar Challenge postponed to early 2021
    Apr 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    2020 Sasol Solar Challenge postponed to early 2021

    The 2020 Sasol Solar Challenge (SSC) has been postponed until early 2021. The event is provisionally scheduled to take place from 19- 26 February 2021 instead of September 2020 as initially planned. Participating teams will be able to register until… more...
    Editor 265
  • Pricing of the Limited Edition Golf GTI TCR announced
    Apr 30, 2020 Motoring

    Pricing of the Limited Edition Golf GTI TCR…

    The Limited Edition Golf GTI TCR will be available for order at Volkswagen dealers from May 2020 The retail price of the Limited Edition Golf GTI TCR has been announced. The Golf GTI TCR will be available for order from Volkswagen dealers in South… more...
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  • Bentley Motors commits to ‘come back stronger’ – outlines changes to luxury car production
    Apr 30, 2020 Motoring

    Bentley Motors commits to ‘come back stronger’ –…

    ‘Come Back Stronger’ colleague programme highlights around 250 new hygiene and social distancing processes in place Biggest change to daily working life in the company’s 100 year history 11 May start for phased return to work at Crewe headquarters… more...
    Editor 296
  • Good time to buy a used car, as price inflation slows
    Apr 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Good time to buy a used car, as price inflation…

    Amidst the current global downturn, used car price inflation has slowed in South Africa. Used car prices in South Africa rose by 2.4% in quarter three of 2019, declined to 2.0% in quarter four of 2019 and slowed to 0.9% in the quarter ending March… more...
    Editor 255
  • FCA What's Behind: Season 2, Episode 1 - The Engine Revolution
    Apr 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    FCA What's Behind: Season 2, Episode 1 - The…

    The second season of FCA What's Behind looks at the major transformation underway in the mobility sector. The cars of tomorrow, already in development, will be even more tailored to customer needs, with major improvements in technology and… more...
    Editor 257
  • Apr 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    FCA What's Behind: Season 2, Episode 1 - The…

    The second season of FCA What's Behind looks at the major transformation underway in the mobility sector. The cars of tomorrow, already in development, will be even more tailored to customer needs, with major improvements in technology and… more...
    Editor 166
  • Close to the finish line – and to home: new BMW 4 Series Coupe enters final phase of dynamic testing.
    Apr 29, 2020 Motoring

    Close to the finish line – and to home: new BMW 4…

    Exhaustive pre-production development process for the new edition of the two-door car carried out at race tracks and other test facilities – Final touches now being added on the country roads and motorways surrounding the BMW Group’s Research and… more...
    Editor 372
  • Lost means cost
    Apr 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Lost means cost

    Replacing a lost car key used to be simple – you'd take the spare to your local key cutter and for about R250 you could have a copy made. These days, however, it's a different story. Not only does the modern car key start your car, it can also… more...
    Editor 373
  • Battery care during lockdown and beyond
    Apr 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Battery care during lockdown and beyond

    If your car is sitting in your garage or driveway during lockdown without being used much, it’s important to take care of your battery. Ernest Simon of leading battery distributor Probe provides some handy tips for helping you preserve your battery… more...
    Editor 265
  • Apr 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    "It's shocking to find you're the only one on the…

    The Road Freight Association (RFA) salutes the thousands of truck drivers across the country who are continuing to deliver much-needed essential goods during Lockdown. “Life as a truck driver is challenging at the best of times,” says RFA Chief… more...
    Editor 220
  • simRACE247 rookies star at the ring
    Apr 29, 2020 Motorsport

    simRACE247 rookies star at the ring

    Fledgling team impresses in iRacing Nürburgring 24 Fledgeling virtual racing team simRACE247 enjoyed a bittersweet debut at the toughest virtual race of them all, the iRacing Nürburgring 24 Hours on the famous Nordschleife over the weekend. While… more...
    Editor 253
  • Trevor Hill, Head of Audi South Africa
    Apr 29, 2020 Motoring

    The freedom of the open road

    This period of National lock-down and social isolation has been a critical action in our country’s campaign to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. It has had solid benefits in slowing transmission of the disease but it has also had unanticipated… more...
    Editor 220
  • Apr 29, 2020 Motoring

    "Storie Alfa Romeo" Episode Two: Iconic 6C 1750…

    In the 1930s, the 6C 1750 possessed the unique ability to win races and design awards With outstanding power-to-weight ratio and perfect balance, the 6C 1750 launched technical traditions that continue today The flying man from Mantua On April 13,… more...
    Editor 292
  • The Espresso Veloce RS Black Edition
    Apr 29, 2020 Motoring

    The Espresso Veloce RS Black Edition

    Paying a tribute to the last modern classic 993 air-cooled flat-six engines that were raced competitively, Espresso Veloce's newest addition to their family of mechanical timeless masterpieces is the RS Black Edition. The RS Black Edition is a more… more...
    Editor 405
  • Hector Radebe and Macfarlane Sedibe – Vector Logistics
    Apr 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Life Under Lockdown – a Truck Driver’s Story

    “It’s the Quietness… It’s really very strange…Quietness on the roads… Quietness in the town…” The loneliness of a long-distance trucker has been well-documented over decades. But amidst Lockdown and Covid19, it’s the quietness on the roads and in… more...
    Editor 252
  • NEC Solidarity e-Race Live
    Apr 29, 2020 Motorsport

    NEC Solidarity e-Race Live "Sport" action

    The NEC Solidarity e-Race was re-loaded and kicked off at 08h00 on Thursday 23 April. The second iteration of the popular online race not only saw more competitors registering for their participation but also more and new sponsors coming on board… more...
    Editor 204
  • Clark strengthens market presence in Scandinavia
    Apr 28, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Clark strengthens market presence in Scandinavia

    WithTruck Tek AS, Clark Europe has found a new sales partner for Norway and thus strengthened its market presence in Scandinavia. "We are delighted to have found in Truck Tek a strong partner for Norway, who will competently support our customers in… more...
    Editor 270
  • A buzz of activity at the home of Rolls-Royce
    Apr 28, 2020 Motoring

    A buzz of activity at the home of Rolls-Royce

    Record production from Bee Apiary at the Home of Rolls-Royce, Goodwood, West Sussex. Six hives are home to around a quarter of a million English Honey Bees. Conserving this vital but declining species aligns with the company’s wider environmental… more...
    Editor 384
  • Jenson Button joins McLaren customer racing factory drivers in 720S GT3 line-up competing in SRO E-Sport GT Series
    Apr 27, 2020 Motorsport

    Jenson Button joins McLaren customer racing…

    2009 Formula 1 World Champion returns to competition in a McLaren with own Customer Racing Team in SRO e-sports series McLaren GT3 Factory Drivers Ben Barnicoat and Martin Kodrić join new virtual race programme Professional drivers and e-sports… more...
    Editor 306
  • African Development Bank, SA Taxi sign $100 million loan agreement to boost industrialization, enhance transport sector
    Apr 27, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    African Development Bank, SA Taxi sign $100…

    The African Development Bank and SA Taxi Development Finance Proprietary Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of SA Taxi Holdings Proprietary Limited (“SA Taxi”), have signed a $100 million loan agreement. SA Taxi is a vertically integrated minibus… more...
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  • Mercedes-Benz GLE 400d wins the 2020 AutoTrader South African Premium SUV Category
    Apr 24, 2020 Motoring

    Mercedes-Benz GLE 400d wins the 2020 AutoTrader…

    The Mercedes-Benz GLE400d wins the 2020 AutoTrader South African Premium SUV category and is runner-up for the overall Car of The Year Award. The award was presented in a new online digital awards format on 21 April 2020. In 2019, Mercedes-Benz… more...
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  • McLaren Automotive renews commitment to vehicle weight reduction to further enhance efficiency and performance
    Apr 24, 2020 Motoring

    McLaren Automotive renews commitment to vehicle…

    McLaren Automotive CEO, Mike Flewitt reaffirms that winning ‘the weight race’ is a priority for McLaren as it moves towards a new generation of hybrid supercars Carbon fibre body structures and components will remain a primary enabler in delivering… more...
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  • Ford Performance Introduces All-Electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, Ford's First Factory Fully Electric Dragster Prototype
    Apr 24, 2020 Motoring

    Ford Performance Introduces All-Electric Mustang…

    Ford Performance introduces a one-off Mustang Cobra Jet factory drag racer with all-electric propulsion Purpose-built prototype projected to deliver over 1,045kW and over 1,490Nm of instant torque It won't hurt your ears and doesn't use a drop of… more...
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  • Most successful female navigator in South African rallying
    Apr 24, 2020 Motorsport

    Most successful female navigator in South African…

    The petite, brown eyed business-women and triple South African Rally Navigators’ champion Elvéne Coetzee-Vonk weighs in as a “heavyweight” when it comes to the male dominated world of motorsport. Elvéne, eldest daughter of the legendary Kassie… more...
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  • Give your car a home valet before it comes out of quarantine
    Apr 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Give your car a home valet before it comes out of…

    Your car has probably spent weeks sitting in the garage gathering dust. Now that the end of lockdown is in sight, it’s time to make it sparkle again before you journey with it into the great outdoors. Having a clean car is almost like having a new… more...
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  • South African Car Market in Doldrums as COVID-19 Pandemic Bites
    Apr 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    South African Car Market in Doldrums as COVID-19…

    The South African car market saw a significant decline in the number of new and used cars financed in Q1 2020 as the market started feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, signalling a bleak forecast for the local automotive industry for the… more...
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  • Apr 24, 2020 Motoring

    "The Origins of a Legend" - a new podcast series…

    The Ferrari Museums are launching a series of podcasts to stay close to the many fans and enthusiasts all over the world during this time of lockdown and social distancing. The podcasts focus on the Marque's history and are available for audio… more...
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  • All-new virtual race team ready for big time debut
    Apr 24, 2020 Motorsport

    All-new virtual race team ready for big time debut

    Anyone with an inkling of motor racing affairs knows full well that the sport has exploded in a virtual sense since lockdown across the globe. With no real-world action to speak of right now, sim racing, which is basically racing via your PC or a… more...
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  • Mark Dommisse, National Chairperson of NADA
    Apr 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Mobility is essential in getting the economy back…

    The National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) empathises with the South African government and the enormous balancing act it must perform as it weighs up saving lives, protecting the health sector, and getting the economy back on its feetas… more...
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  • First FIA-class Ford Ranger, Powered by 3.5 EcoBoost V6, in Production for SA Cross Country Series
    Apr 23, 2020 Motorsport

    First FIA-class Ford Ranger, Powered by 3.5…

    Clean-sheet design for completely new FIA-class Ford Ranger being produced at Neil Woolridge Motorsport in Pietermaritzburg New layout features mid-mounted 3.5 EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine, which will make it the first vehicle to compete under the… more...
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  • Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) confirms its commitment to customers delivering essential goods and services
    Apr 23, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA)…

    For all who keep the world moving Daimler Truck and Bus Brands; Mercedes-Benz, FUSO, Freightliner Trucks along with Mercedes-Benz Buses geared to provide uninterrupted support across Southern Africa “For all who keep the world moving”. It was a year… more...
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  • Ford Credit Offers Assistance to Customers Impacted by COVID-19
    Apr 23, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Credit Offers Assistance to Customers…

    Ford Credit customers that find themselves in financial distress due to the coronavirus lockdown can request a payment deferral Offer open to personal and business Ford Credit clients affected by COVID-19 Ford Credit COVID-19 Support page added to… more...
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  • Road safety is Bakwena's priority
    Apr 23, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Road safety is Bakwena's priority

    National roads are vital to South Africa’s economic activity, transportation of raw material/finished goods and job creation. The national road network also ensures essential services such as electricity, water, sanitation, telecommunication, and… more...
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  • SAPICS Upcoming Free Events
    Apr 23, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    SAPICS Upcoming Free Events

    Supply Chain Resilience Free Webinar: You’ve solved the Now, but what about the Next and Beyond? Join SAPICS and EY this Thursday as we explore some global case studies and discuss the Next and Beyond in building our resilient Supply Chains. 28… more...
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  • Isuzu Extends Service Plans by Two Months
    Apr 23, 2020 Motoring

    Isuzu Extends Service Plans by Two Months

    ISUZU Motors South Africa has extended its service and maintenance plans by two months to ensure customers are not negatively impacted by the lockdown which is currently in place. The two-month extension is applicable to customers who have the… more...
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  • 80% Drop in Income for Road Freight Operators during Lockdown
    Apr 23, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    80% Drop in Income for Road Freight Operators…

    Road freight operators are predicting an 80% drop in their income for the Lockdown period, which started on 26 March 2020 and is scheduled to end on 30 April. This is according to the results of a weekly survey conducted by the Road Freight… more...
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  • Senna Sempre: Lotus celebrates 35th anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s first Formula 1 win
    Apr 22, 2020 Motorsport

    Senna Sempre: Lotus celebrates 35th anniversary…

    Legendary Brazilian racer took his maiden F1 win in Lotus 97T on 21 April 1985 Pouring rain at Estoril circuit, yet still took the chequered flag and fastest lap Lotus marks the anniversary with exclusive podcast interview with Senna’s mechanic… more...
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  • NEC Solidarity e-Race rebooted
    Apr 22, 2020 Motorsport

    NEC Solidarity e-Race rebooted

    www.solidarityerace.co.za Recently motorsport fans were provided with the opportunity to not only watch the only live motorsport racing series taking place locally at the moment but also to compete in the event themselves. With the qualifying… more...
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  • Toyota scoops three awards at COTY 2020
    Apr 22, 2020 Motoring

    Toyota scoops three awards at COTY 2020

    Following months of vehicle testing, public voting and statistical analysis, the 2020 Auto Trader Car of the Year (SA COTY) winners have been identified in an unprecedented virtual awards ceremony. As the only manufacturer to have three nominees in… more...
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  • Jaguar I-PACE wins 2020 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year
    Apr 22, 2020 Motoring

    Jaguar I-PACE wins 2020 AutoTrader South African…

    The Jaguar I-PACE EV400 AWD SE is the 2020 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year! This is the first time that the competition has been won by a Jaguar and also the first win by an electric car. The accolade is the latest in a long line of… more...
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