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Reintroduction of Additive Metals to Unleaded Fuel in South Africa?

The proposed draft regulations by the Department of Energy will effectively re-introduce additive metals to unleaded fuel in South Africa. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) believe that this places South African's lives at risk, sabotage the competitveness of the car manufacturing industry, and doing a disservice to everyday motorists.

The response by government is that they are ‘keeping an open mind’ about the fuel regulation proposal, and in the end they will make the decision that is best for the country.


Ford South Africa Issues Recall on Kuga 1.6 models

Numerous incidents of Ford Kugas catching fire caused concern for owners of the vehicle across South Africa. Engine overheating in the Kuga models equipped with a 1.6 litre engine is known to be the cause of the fires. This is due to a lack of coolant circulation which can lead to a cracking in the cylinder head resulting in an oil leak. The leaking oil on a hot engine surface can potentially catch fire.

With this safety recall, all affected vehicles, including those that have already been checked, must be taken to a Ford dealership as soon as possible. Every effort is being made to minimize inconvenience, and reassure customers that their safety is our top priority. Any customer concerns or queries can be directed to Ford Customer Service at 0860 011 022.

Whichever vehicle you drive, it doesn’t hurt to play it safe. This alternative to the conventional fire extinguisher is handy for motor vehicles, caravans, or boats. 


Driving Lessons to be Introduced into SA School Curriculum

As part of a initiative to enhance road safety on South African roads, the Road Traffic Infringement Agency and the Department of Basic Education have formed a partnership. Driving lessons are to be included in the school curriculum and the programme will be implemented during the 2017/18 financial year.

10 Most Popular Passenger Cars and SUVs of 2016

There are no surprises on South Africa's best selling cars of 2016. The best sellers overall were bakkies, with Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger taking top places.

Here we take a look at South Africa’s most popular conventional passenger cars as well as SUVs and their total selling figures.

Without individual sales figures certain brands (Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz) could not be included in the list.

  1. Volkswagen Polo Vivo
  2. Volkswagen Polo
  3. Toyota Corolla, Quest & Auris
  4. Toyota Etios
  5.  Ford Fiesta
  6. Ford EcoSport
  7. Toyota Fortuner
  8. BMW 3 Series
  9. Renault Sandero
  10. Ford Figo


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