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Kia Motors America Announces August Sales

Kia Motors America (KMA) on Monday announced August sales of 54,248 units, led by Soul and Optima. Sedona minivan sales more than doubled over the same period last year, and the Forte family of compact cars posted their best-ever August sales. “Despite signs that industry-wide sales may have peaked in 2015, Kia is up nearly four percent through August on ...

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VROOOOM: Fastest Jaguar F-Type Ever Storms Africa

New Jaguar F-TYPE SVR stormed South Africa last week, during the Republic’s Festival of Motoring, held from Wednesday August 31st to Sunday 4th September.  First Jaguar to wear the SVR badge, the new F-TYPE made its local debut at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Johannesburg, venue of the event, where it was presented to Motoring Journalists from around the ...

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“The Beast” Land Cruiser 200VX Unleashed

Engineers at Steves Auto Clinic have long suspected that the 4.5 D-4D V8 turbodiesel engine that hides under the bulging bonnet of the Toyota Land Cruiser VX200 could offer so much more. There must be more to this imposing off-roader than the 173kW and 615Nm that the turbodiesel engine is rated for when it leaves the factory in Japan. It ...

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Kia UK Appoints David Hart as New Customer Experience Manager

David Hart has become the new Customer Experience Manager at Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. The Customer Experience Team are focused on empowering Kia’s network of 188 dealerships, with a range of programmes that help dealers to measure and improve their customers’ experiences. The dedicated Customer Experience Improvement Managers work with over 40 dealers at any one time across the UK. ...

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Jaguar Landrover Unveils World’s First Luxury Compact SUV Convertible

Land Rover has unveiled the world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible at the South African Festival of Motoring, in Johannesburg. The New Range Rover Evoque Convertible combines the bold design and refinement of Evoque with comprehensive specification and a sophisticated folding roof to create a no compromise, all-season convertible. The ground breaking and distinctive shape of the original Range Rover ...

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Growing Demand for Used Cars Slows New Vehicle Sales

The new vehicle industry’s sales performance continued on its downward trajectory in August, according to the latest data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa. Industry achieved sales of 46 146 vehicles last month, a year-on-year decline of 9.5%. Passenger sales remained weak, with a 13.1% decline, while light commercial vehicle (LCV) sales remained resilient with sales down ...

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Australia First Autonomous Bus Undergoes Road Test

Australia first driverless and electric shuttle was on Wednesday at Perth, taken through a road test, involving other traffic. As reported by a local media, the RAC Intellibus carried passengers who were interacting with traffic, parked cars, cyclists and pedestrians as it travelled along South Perth Esplanade, Australia. The Group Chief Executive of RAC, Terry Agnew said,” we anticipate that ...

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Volkswagen launches the new Tiguan SUV

Volkswagen South Africa has announced the launching of a new of SUVs with the new Tiguan billed to entice the motoring market soon. In a Press Release, Volkswagen South Africa said the new Tiguan is the “First Sports Utility Vehicle based on MQB sets standards in design, comfort and convenience” Referencing the “2.8 million units sold worldwide since the Tiguan ...

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