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Audi conducts electric vehicle train for SA first responders

Audi conducts electric vehicle train for SA first responders

Audi South Africa has concluded the facilitation of a training programme with 70 South African First Responders hosted at their Dealer Training Academy in Pretoria. The safety and education initiative is the first for the local automotive industry and is part of Audi’s e-tron launch and electric vehicle roll out in the country.“As part of our planning towards the introduction of our fully electric Audi e-tron model range, we consulted with the Department of Cooperative Governance and the National Disaster Management Centre in South Africa and identified a need to progress the education and information of electric vehicles (EV) to…
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Ford  trials new technology that could automatically reduce speed

Ford trials new technology that could automatically reduce speed

Many cities and towns limit speeds around schools, hospitals and shopping areas. Seeing the signs, however, can depend on how visible they are, whether they are concealed by branches, or maybe surrounded by a cluster of other signs.Now, Ford is trialling connected vehicle technology using geofencing – a virtual geographical boundary – that could one day do away with the need for speed limit signs completely. As well as potentially making streets safer for other road users and pedestrians, Ford’s Geofencing Speed Limit Control system could help drivers avoid inadvertently incurring speeding fines and improve roadside appearances. “Connected vehicle technology has the…
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40 years of Opel Corsa: A Success Story in Six Acts

40 years of Opel Corsa: A Success Story in Six Acts

2022 is an anniversary year for Opel: the company has been making innovations affordable for everyone for 160 years, and at the same time one of its biggest bestsellers is celebrating its 40th birthday. The Opel Corsa revolutionised the small car class with its premiere in 1982 and today, in its sixth generation, is more in demand than ever. Last year, the current Corsa was the most popular small car in Germany and the best-selling car in the UK. The battery-electric Opel Corsa-e won the “Golden Steering Wheel 2020”1, now already accounts for around one-quarter of Corsa sales and is successfully competing in motorsport…
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The new Isuzu D-MAX – bold, confident, smart and safe

The new Isuzu D-MAX – bold, confident, smart and safe

 ISUZU Motors South Africa has introduced the highly anticipated and desirable all-new ISUZU D-MAX bakkie, taking its popular light commercial vehicle (LCV) to higher levels of refinement, quality, technology and efficiency than ever before. With a 24-strong line-up of Single Cab, Extended Cab and Double Cab models available with two engine options, five specification levels, manual and automatic transmissions and in 4x2 or 4x4 guise. The newcomer is sure to find favour as both an all-encompassing everyday leisure and lifestyle and a trusty workhorse vehicle.  The all-new ISUZU D-MAX is the seventh generation of ISUZU bakkies to be manufactured in…
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Next generation Everest is in the house

Next generation Everest is in the house

THE next-generation Ford Everest has arrived. The next generation Everest blends adventure-ready capability with exceptional comfort and customer-focused technology in a rugged, refined and fun to drive SUV.Engineered to excite, the Everest has been built for the adventurous – with capability at its core.Inside, premium levels of craftsmanship have created a quiet and refined sanctuary for up to seven occupants, while class-leading technology and safety make every journey more memorable.“When we started imagining the next-gen Everest, we started not at the beginning but at the end: With our customers,” said Ian Foston, chief platform engineer for Everest. “They’re people who like…
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Meet the smartest Ford Ranger, yet

Meet the smartest Ford Ranger, yet

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER  KNOWING your customers' needs and producing tailor-made products to meet their needs is key to client satisfaction and growth of a company. Ford, one of Africa’s leading motor vehicle manufacturers knows this and it continues to adapt and improve its products to meet the ever changing needs of the customer.  Ford’s latest offering is proof of this.  The company has unveiled the next-generation Ford Ranger as “the smartest Ranger yet”.     Ford says it knows that customers want a pickup with a smart, functional interior with a high-level of well-integrated technology. It says the next-gen Ranger provides enhanced…
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Subaru Forester gets a mid-life update

Subaru Forester gets a mid-life update

SUBARU Southern Africa’s most popular SUV, the Subaru Forester has received a mid-life update, further heightening its appeal. The MY2022 Forester will be the product to inaugurate Subaru Southern Africa’s 30th year in South Africa, available in local dealers from January 2022.  The 2022 Subaru Forester will be offered in four derivatives including the 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre variants in their respective Sport and Premium trims and specifications.  DESIGN CHANGES The biggest exterior design changes have taken place at the front of the vehicle. A larger, hexagonal grille takes centre stage with a reduced headlight design. The result is a more…
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Stylish Honda CR-V is spotting new upgrades

Stylish Honda CR-V is spotting new upgrades

THE creators of the Honda CR-V - first introduced in South Africa 20 years ago - have given it subtle but impressive upgrades. Let's take you through the changes: STYLING Showcasing subtle design changes that lend it a more modern look, the upgraded CR-V is a real head-turner. Styling cues remain unmistakably Honda though and lend the popular SUV an air of boldness, sensibility and quality. The most noticeable exterior styling change is to the front and rear bumpers, which have been redesigned to enhance an already bold and aggressive look. The front-end of the CR-V is still dominated by…
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In Zintle Mvana, VWSA’s has a world champion

In Zintle Mvana, VWSA’s has a world champion

THE best in the world - that is the title that Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) employee Zintle Mvana wears with pride. Mvana has been named one of the Best Apprentices in the Volkswagen Group – an honour bestowed each year to only a handful of the company’s top young talents across the world.  The Best Apprentice Award is given each year in recognition of the outstanding performance from young employees within the Group. In 2021, this group consisted of a total of 50 apprentices from 19 countries. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these awards – normally presented during a…
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Unveiled: The Next-Generation Ford Ranger​​

Unveiled: The Next-Generation Ford Ranger​​

FORD has put the global pickup world on notice by revealing the smartest, most versatile and most capable Ranger ever – delivering an even more desirable pickup partner for customers. Using years of Ford truck expertise and deep understanding of truck customers, the company collaborated with customers around the globe to create a vehicle and ownership experience that next-gen Ranger owners can rely on for their businesses, family lives and adventure. “With Ranger, we’ve had a big extended family for decades,” said Jim Farley, president and CEO. “This truck has always been a trusted partner to small business owners, farmers,…
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