Hyundai IONIQ gets a Green Award
The 2017 Hyundai IONIQ has been crowned with a 2017 Green Good Design Award that celebrates important examples of sustainable designs and provide awareness on what companies are designing and producing to make the most positive impact on the environment.
The Green Good Design Award is a development from Good Design, which was founded in Chicago in 1950 by Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. to promote and foster a greater public understanding and acceptance for Modern Design.
For 2017, a 100 designs from 23 nations were awarded Green Good Design Awards. The thoughtful and innovative work by Hyundai Motor’s design teams helped the IONIQ become recognized as one of the best ecological and sustainable designs in transportation for 2017.
Nada Awards for Hino, Lexus and Toyota
The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) tracks dealer satisfaction with their respective automotive brand in South Africa. In 2017, a total of 40 independently tracked brands formed part of the survey, with 1319 completed responses received (1146 in the Passenger and LCV segments). The survey includes the major Passenger and LCV brands in South Africa and is distributed by Lightstone Consumer.
The 2017 NADA Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) delivered a strong result for Toyota South Africa Motors. Taking centre stage, truck brand Hino came out top in the Commercial category with a Platinum award (a newly created category for a score of over 85%).Hino achieved 85.4% increasing their score by 1.8% from 2016 and moved into the number one position in the Commercial category.
Toyota achieved Gold status for the second consecutive year in the Passenger and LCV category. Luxury brand Lexus achieved a silver award.
Ford C3 projects to improve lives
Job creation, economic empowerment, recycling and environmental sustainability are the key focus areas for four new student-driven community projects selected by global NPO Enactus and the Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3).
“The purpose of Ford C3 is to challenge colleges and universities to partner with their local communities to design innovative, student-led projects that address critical community needs,” says Bheki Mdzikwa, program manager for Enactus South Africa.
The overarching theme of Ford C3 is “Building Sustainable Communities” by empowering students to make a difference in the world, bringing their unique perspective on what it takes to be a sustainable community. This is the basis on which the four new projects in South Africa were selected by Enactus and Ford Motor Company to each receive funding of USD 5 000.
Sky is the Limit for Aygo X-Cite
The Toyota Aygo is synonymous with both style and originality. Its famous colour scheme, characterised by the familiar Piano Black used for the X dominating the car’s front end, is a true sight to behold.
Although oozing copious amounts of chutzpah and character already, Toyota South Africa Motors was still not done with the Aygo, and has now introduced the new Aygo X-Cite to the model line-up. Other models include the Aygo and Aygo X- Play Black.