Category archives for: Car tests & New Models

SA motor industry defies economic, political turbulence

Dr Azar Jammine, Director and Chief Economist at Econometrix

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE South African motor industry is faring well in defiance of a tough economic environment exacerbated by political turmoil. Renowned economics commentator, Dr Azar Jammine, said although the country was technically in a recession, with negative growth for two consecutive quarters, there were some bright points in the […]

VW launches new Golf in SA

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By MOTORING REPORTER JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE updated Volkswagen Golf is being launched in South Africa with a revised engine line up, more technology, new infotainment, improved connectivity and revised styling. It has a retail price starting at R289 900. According to the car maker, the new Golf now offers even more value, style […]

Ford sales undeterred by Kuga issues

Ford Everest

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – FORD Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is “grateful” and “encouraged” by the reported customer confidence in the Ford brand despite the challenges around the safety recall for the Kuga in South Africa. The recall, over engine overheating issues, is for the 1.6 litre version sold in the […]

Corolla marks half-century in SA

The first generation Toyota Corolla

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – TO celebrate 50 years of a great heritage in South Africa, Toyota kicks off the New Year with a sleeker Corolla to augment the model’s iconic status. Well into its eleventh generation since being introduced onto the market, more than 1 million Corolla units have been produced and […]

Ford SA issues safety recall for Kuga

Kuga models

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – FORD South Africa is issuing a safety recall for Kuga models equipped with the 1.6-litre engine to address an engine overheating condition that could cause a fire. A total of 4 556 vehicles are affected by this safety recall in South Africa, and were built between December 2012 […]

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