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South African-born entrepreneur and Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has revealed the latest model of the electric car from his company, Tesla. He tweeted that it would also be available in South Africa. The Model 3 can travel up to 346 kilometres on a single charge.
The one-millionth 3-Series sedan rolled off the assembly line at BMW's plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria this week. The factory remains "a vivid example of a successful market entry through local production", says Harald Kruger, the chief executive of BMW South Africa.
BMW has no plans to leave South Africa, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Thursday morning ahead of a scheduled meeting with the German car manufacturer later in the day.
BMW South Africa has started production of the new 3 Series sedan at its Rosslyn plant outside Pretoria following a R2.2-billion upgrade that has significantly increased production capacity, allowing the company to more than double its exports of the sedan from South Africa.
BMW South Africa is to invest an additional R2.2-billion at its plant in Rosslyn outside Pretoria, in order to introduce the latest in vehicle and production technology and lift production capacity from 60 000 to 87 000 units a year.
Karoo Biking offers four standard BMW motorcycle tours, two of which include an overnight stay in one of South Africa's best-kept secrets, the Gamkaskloof valley, known as The Hell by residents of the Small Karoo. And Karoo Biking is not the only operator inviting tourists to discover SA's diverse, spectacular landscape on two wheels.