Category archives for: Motoring News

Ford invests R3 billion for expansion in SA

Ford Everest

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – FORD Motor Company Southern Africa is to invest R3 billion (US$$220 million) to expand production capacity at its South African manufacturing operations. The investment is in order to meet growing local and international demand for the company’s Ranger series. Along with the continued local investment, it has also been confirmed […]

New car purchases on the rebound in SA

Toyota Fortuner

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – NEW car purchases in South Africa may once again rise as manufacturers and dealers go out of their way to tempt buyers through discounts, preferential interest rates and trade assistance. Manufacturers have also been able to steady their prices thanks to unexpectedly low inflation and interest rates – […]

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 […]

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