KIA ranks best in J.D. Power results NISSAN launches 2017 model GT-R DATSUN GO goes on an epic road trip
Having transformed into an industry leader in design, quality and technology, KIA Motors reached historic new heights recently when J. D. Power recognised the brand as the highest scoring nameplate in its 2016 IQS (Initial Quality Study) out of all 33 makes in the U.S.A. Marking the first time in 27 years that a non- premium brand topped the rankings, KIA’S climb to the top was driven by segment- leading performances from the Soul and Sportage, while Cerato, Rio and Sorento all ranked in the top three places of their respective categories. Nissan recently announced the 2017 GT-R, which went on sale in July 2016 at Japanese Nissan dealers. The new GT-R features a fresh look both inside and out, as well as major performance enhancements and exciting new features. These updates represent the most significant changes made to the model since it was introduced in 2007. Mahindra ( in S. A.) recently rewarded its top dealers at a glittering gala event. Mahindra Bethal took gold for small dealers, Mahindra Vaal won medium dealership and Mahindra Bloemfontein took the larger dealership category. The top parts sales award went to Mahindra in Brits (small dealers) and Mahindra Windhoek took both the sales and after sales awards in the export category. Mahindra Bloemfontein was crowned Overall Dealer of the Year, Mahindra Vaal was tops in the medium category while Mahindra Heidelberg took Small Dealer of the Year. Nomad Africa Adventure Tours, a leading operator in sub-saharan Africa, bought 25 new Hino 500-Series 1626 trucks as replacements for trucks in its 47-vehicle fleet. They are the first Hino trucks bought by Nomad with the decision to switch resulting from research, feedback and many reference checks with current operators of Hino trucks in similar businesses. Nomad African Tours, now in its 20th year, operates a complex network of tours through sub-saharan Africa, which run to tight timetables, particularly in high season which usually runs from July to October.
helps to empower communities
Thousands of people across South Africa will benefit from community projects selected to receive grants from the Ford Motor Company Fund, as part of the Ford College Community Challenge (C3). C3 runs in collaboration with Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, and nonprofit organization Enactus to empower communities to become more sustainable, and thus improve working and living conditions. The winning proposals came from five of South Africa’s universities who each receive approximately ZAR 70,000 (about 5,000 US Dollars) per project as they set out to empower the disabled and elderly, also assisting with food security, job creation and economic development of the various impoverished communities.
uplifts school on Mandela Day
Nelson Mandela famously said 'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.' With this in mind, and to celebrate the recent Mandela Day, General Motors South Africa ploughed its efforts into education initiatives at the Adolph Schauder Primary School in Schauderville (S.A.). A beneficiary of GMSA'S 2016 Adopt- a-school programme, the primary school was abuzz with 67 Minutes for Mandela activities. GMSA executives, employees and retirees unveiled new facilities whilst also serving soup and teaching Grade R's arts and crafts. The school now boasts a new library stocked with books donated by Oxford Books and GMSA employees, a vegetable garden cultivated by GMSA'S retirees and the refurbished ablution facilities. Isuzu was named one of the top performing brands by customers in the latest Ipsos Quality Awards for sales and service experience in the LCV ( Light Commercial Vehicle) segment. The coveted Ipsos awards measure the vehicle owners' satisfaction when purchasing and servicing a vehicle. Isuzu scooped up two gold awards, one for Purchasing Experience (LCV) and one for Servicing Experience ( LCV) and after achieving gold four years in a row, Isuzu earned the coveted platinum award for consistently achieving such excellence in the LCV Purchasing Experience. Since launching in September 2013, more than 10,000 SUV buyers in Southern Africa have opted to go the distance in the dynamic yet down-toearth Renault Duster and the objective behind the release of the Renault Duster 1.6 petrol 77kw Dynamique 4x2 EXPLORE is to celebrate this achievement. The Duster Limited Edition EXPLORE comes with an array of on-board extras and with just 100 units available, Renault is offering aspiring SUV owners a meaningful value-add proposition at the same price as the standard Renault Duster Dynamique 1.6 16V 4x2.