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VW announces new Golf R, GTD

Volkswagen Golf R

By MOTORING REPORTER JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – VOLKSWAGEN has introduced two more performance models in the Golf range, namely the Golf R and Golf GTD. This follows the launch of the new Golf TSI and Golf GTI facelift in May. With over 350 000 Golf’s sold in South Africa since its launch four decades ago, […]

Mazda announces global recall of three vehicles

Mazda chasis courtesy. Pic by Mazda Motor Corporation

By MOTORING REPORTER, JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MAZDA Motor Corporation has extended its Airbag Recall Campaign on certain vehicles deemed defective.These are the Mazda2, Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8 vehicles. This recall follows investigative recalls by Mazda in Japan and North America for three different types of Takata Corporation manufactured inflators and although no cases of […]

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 […]

Gaba assumes reins as FUSO regional head

Ziyad Gaba

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MERCEDES-Benz South Africa has appointed Ziyad Gaba as the Head of FUSO Southern Africa. The appointment is effective July 1. Gaba will succeed Naeem Hassim, who will assume his new responsibility as the Head of Daimler’s Regional Centre for Commercial Vehicles in Central Africa. Jasper Hafkamp, Executive Director […]

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 […]

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