Augustus was beslis ‘n merkwaardige maand vir Suzuki Suid Afrika. In Julie het Suzuki Suid Afika hul 201 417e nuwe voertuig verkoop, sedert die vervaardiger weer in die land ingekom het (2008). Net ses-jaar terug (Augustus 2017) het hierdie verkoopsgetal op 50 000 gestaan. In die afgelope jaar alleen, het die vervaardiger net soveel voertuie verkoop.
As een van die hoof borge van die 2023 Simola heuwelren, het Suzuki nie net die tweede gekom in die enkel sitplek en sportsmotor klas nie, maar het die vervaardiger ook drie stok standaard Suzuki Swift Sports ingeskryf om te bewys dat enigiemand pret ken hê by die heuwelren.
Suzuki follows the philosophy of designing quirky, reliable, and sensible cars. Think of the Ignis, the Jimny, Celerio, and the S-Presso. While we think Suzuki’s recent sales success is mainly due to its reliability, it is also mainly due to its motto of designing affordable and stand-out cars.
Public opinion is a very interesting development to always keep an eye on. Globally, in both higher (HICs) – and Medium Income Countries (MICs), the best current example is that of Electric Vehicles. While HICs have already accepted this paradigm shift, thanks to increased EV infrastructures, up until two months ago, MICs were still hesitant. This is about to change.
Strolling around with a toilet paper tail. Arguing a case you lost five minutes ago. Slurring incomprehensibly while tripping over your own feet. There are many ways to look a fool and the ultimate car embarrassment, in my semi-important opinion, is painting your wheels black.
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I had the privilege of having a look at the new C-Class a year before it made production, and already then I knew Mercedes-Benz was onto something. Every part of the prototypes told me that the engineers at Sindelfingen were out for mass produced perfection. After all, the 206 has something to prove to the world. Let me explain:
Sometime in the recent past, Toyota notified the public of its move towards locally-produced hybrid models. Manufactured at their Kwazulu-Natal plant, the new Corolla, Corolla Cross and Rav4 models are set to turn the market on its head.
Why make the move to electric mobility
Jaguar South Africa recently sent a press release on the “benefits of electric mobility”, stating the reasons as to why electric cars should not be seen as a new ‘gimmick’. Whilst electric cars might seem ‘far-fetched’ for the African continent at the moment, with only a scarce 1000 currently registered in South Africa, the electric revolution is currently being fast-tracked as technologies are becoming ever more cost-effective, with a longer life span and range.
We’re unsure what the scientific term for them is but let’s call them fanfare heroes… entering our market with a huge bang only to go straight down the slippery slide of obscurity. Y’all know what we mean, right? Here, allow us to explain.
Volkswagen South Africa recently announced their plans to introduce an electric mobility platform in South Africa. The country is set to therefore become the second country in Africa to introduce Volkswagen Electric cars in Africa; after Rwanda.
Here are three reasons why we are excited to see this in South Africa: