KIA ranks best in J.D. Power re­sults NIS­SAN launches 2017 model GT-R DAT­SUN GO goes on an epic road trip

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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.

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