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New Sprinter delivers more

Mercedes-Benz has expanded its Sprinter range to include a new variant with a permissible gross vehicle weight of 5,5-tons, representing an increased payload of almost half a ton. Introduction of the model – which bridges the gap between van and...

Canadian post for MBSA’s Nicolette Lambrechts

Mercedes-Benz South Africa has announced that Nicolette Lambrechts, vice-president of its Vans Division, has been appointed to a similar position in Canada, effective from January next year. Lambrechts has been head of Mercedes-Benz Vans since January 2014, also serving as...

Fuso’s FJ powers in

Daimler’s Fuso range has been extended in South Africa with the launch of the FJ 16-230 – a truck that is suited for medium to heavy duty applications. Ryan de Smidt reports Produced at Daimler’s Commercial Vehicles plant in Chennai,...

FAW explores new horizons

Driver safety and comfort coupled with cost-efficient operating costs, transparency in the purchasing and body-building process and excellent back-up service has made FAW the number one truck choice for medical goods manufacturer and distributor, New Horizons Metal New Horizons Metal...

MAN on the data move

Volkswagen Truck & Bus has launched a MAN-developed, cloud-based vehicle management system which the company claims will significantly change the transportation industry Volkswagen’s new cloud-based RIO operating system is said to bundle digital solutions for the transportation and logistics industry...

The future of MAN Truck & Bus in South Africa

Markus Geyer recently took the helm of MAN’s South African operations. Ryan de Smidt asks him about his plans for the company’s future Markus Geyer is well acquainted with MAN Truck & Bus South Africa. He has been a non-executive...

Van Zyl takes reins in Saudi

One of South Africa’s key transport industry leaders, Kobus van Zyl, has resigned from Mercedes-Benz South Africa to pursue a new career with the company in Saudi Arabia. He has been appointed general manager of National Automotive Industries, a joint...

Suzuki’s little workhorse

There’s more to Suzuki’s Super Carry than meets the eye. Ryan de Smidt reports Suzuki’s 11th-generation Super Carry is set to infiltrate the South African light commercial vehicle (LCV) market in a big way. In my view the bakkie represents...

Isuzu Dealership & Steve Keys Interview

Isuzu and Bidvest McCarthy team up Bidvest McCarthy’s first Isuzu Truck dealership opens alongside the N4, east of Pretoria Bidvest McCarthy and Isuzu Truck South Africa (ITSA) last month opened the Bidvest group’s first Isuzu Truck dealership and workshop. Situated within the...

R52-million truck dealership opens in Rustenburg

Daimler Trucks & Buses (DT&B) has officially opened a new commercial vehicle dealership in Rustenburg. The outlet, Maemo Motors, represents an investment of R52-million and offers comprehensive sales and after-sales services for DT&B vehicles, including Mercedes-Benz trucks, vans and...

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