Maserati un­veils some new model names

Business Day - Motor News - - MOTOR NEWS -

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.

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