Africa

Volkswagen will invest $340 million in South Africa

Aug. 27, 2015 15:52 CET

Volkswagen is investing more than $340 million in South Africa for new products and infrastructure. Automakers in the country, where Toyota, BMW and Mercedes also produce vehicles, are stepping up exports as the local market shrinks....
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Ford to build Rangers in Nigeria as it eyes West Africa

10:17 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

Ford said it plans to assemble its Ford Ranger pickup truck in Nigeria by the fourth quarter, as it expands in Africa and the Middle East....
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Ford wins court appeal over apartheid claims

2:05 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2015

Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot pursue lawsuits seeking to hold Ford liable for conducting business that helped perpetuate the practice decades ago, a federal appeals court ruled today....
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VW resumes car output in Nigeria to tap growth in Africa

July 8, 2015 10:56 CET

VW has resumed output in Nigeria for the first time in 25 years in a bid to foster sales growth in Africa. The automaker began assembly in Lagos on Tuesday with its local partner, Stallion Group, and plans output of the Passat, Jetta and CC sedans as well as the Amarok pickup....
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PSA will open Morocco plant to cut costs, lift emerging market sales

June 19, 2015 15:14 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen unveiled plans to build a Moroccan factory as the carmaker seeks to boost sales in Africa and reduce its reliance on Europe following a brush with bankruptcy. The Morocco-built models are likely to replace the Peugeot 301 and Citroen C-Elysee sedans produced in Spain....
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BMW, Nissan will build charging network in S. Africa to boost EV sales

May 25, 2015 13:44 CET

The South African units of BMW and Nissan will build a national grid of charging stations for electric and plug-in hybrid cars to help expand sales of greener vehicles that could reduce pollution in Africa's top auto market....
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PSA plans factory in low-cost Morocco, report says

May 21, 2015 17:05 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen plans to build a car factory in Morocco to help increase sales in Africa, a report said. The plant would have an initial annual capacity of under 100,000 vehicles and would build vehicles from the middle to lower portion of PSA's product range....
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Volkswagen said to plan car production in Nigeria

Dec. 9, 2014 18:54 CET

VW plans to start assembling cars in Nigeria, joining PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Nissan, which build cars in the country. Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation and is emerging as a key growth driver for the continent....
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Africa's Mobius hopes to kick start domestic output

Dec. 7, 2014 06:01 CET

Led by British entrepreneur Joel Jackson, Mobius Motors aims to overcome the perception that Africa cannot produce a quality vehicle on its own. Mobius has launched an 8,552 euro car to meet the needs of rural Africans....
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PSA may take low-cost step with Moroccan outsourcing

Nov. 6, 2014 15:36 CET

PSA will open an engineering center in Morocco and may build cars in the country as part of CEO Carlos Tavares' plan to reduce costs and return the automaker to profit, sources said....
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Renault mulls engine plant in Morocco to serve growing car production

Oct. 3, 2014 06:01 CET

Renault is considering building engines in Morocco to serve growing production in the country and trim costs....
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Porsche returns to Kenya to tap expanding economy

Sept. 6, 2014 06:15 CET

Porsche is returning to Kenya after a seven-year break as it seeks to take advantage of the country's expanding economy....
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