Maserati unveils some new model names
PARIS Maserati used the Paris Motor Show to reveal the names of some of its future models in its quest to build up to 50,000 cars per year. The new Quattroporte will debut next year, followed by the return of the Ghibli name which will adorn its new BMW 5 Series rival. Then in 2014 the Kubang SUV concept will be launched as the Levante, named after Via Emilia Levante where the Maserati brothers had the idea for a company.
Red Bull injected in local models
LIMITED Renault SA has announced the availability of two new limited edition models bearing the Red Bull Racing name. The Mégane Renault Sport Red Bull Racing RB7 and Clio Renault Sport Red Bull Racing RB7 are available only in black with unique exterior and interior trim designs as well as an RS Monitor that has been inspired by onboard F1 telemetry screens.
Go driverless in California
HANDS- FREE California has declared that driverless vehicles will now legally be allowed to drive on public roads. This development presents a number of far-reaching consequences for the insurance industry. Experts believe that due to the system’s accuracy, driverless vehicles could help reduce the number of daily road fatalities.
Toyota opens new parts facility
DISTRIBUTE Toyota SA has officially opened its new parts distribution warehouse in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. The R363m centre was designed to serve the company’s Southern African Toyota, Lexus and Hino dealer network with daily deliveries.
Ssangyong introduces Rexton W
RANGE SsangYong has announced it will expand its local product range in the premium mid-size SUV market with the latest generation of the Rexton, named the Rexton W. The range starts at R349,995 for a Standard five-seat model and the Deluxe seven-seater model is priced at R389,995.