The last few years have been tough for the commercial transport industry and tyre Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) but this has not hindered Goodyear’s continuing commitment to introducing innovative solutions to all of their customers around the world. Just over a year ago, Trentyre, a subsidiary owned by Goodyear South Africa, introduced FleetFirst - a tyre management solution servicing fleets across South Africa.


“As Trentyre, we recognised the need for a ‘one-stop shop’ that is inclusive of maintenance, roadside assistance and service offering for fleets. All over South Africa, fleets are operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is a need for a service that is readily available to cater to all their needs, reducing down-time and total cost of ownership in this recessionary climate that is focused on cost saving,” said Piotr Czyzyk, Commercial and Trentyre Director.


Recently joining Goodyear South Africa leadership team as the Trentyre and Commercial Director, Czyzyk stated, “In my years working in the Commercial Product Business Unit (PBU) across Europe, I have always observed how fleet customers implemented strategies to improve their bottom line and one of those strategies is increasing efficiencies, ultimately cutting costs. Cost to maintain, cost to service, cost to keep fleets functional, cost to replace are always key factors considered by fleet owners. Trentyre’s FleetFirst is specifically designed with the fleet customer in mind to help them reduce total cost of ownership, keep fleet on the road, and thereby giving fleet owners the peace of mind to focus on their core business.”


As one of the few providers with a nationwide offering, Trentyre views FleetFirst as a comprehensive product and service solution that gives fleet owners peace of mind. “Our greatest advantage is that we offer an efficient, one-touch point service throughout the lifecycle of a tyre, across the country, accessible at any time of the day. Our fleet management solution is not about selling tyres but helps drive the correct behaviours that will help our customers save their total cost of ownership, as we do the right things in terms of servicing, maintenance and getting customer fleets going, at all times,” said Czyzyk.


Trentyre customers enjoy a premium truck tyre service, which focuses on the complete lifecycle management of commercial truck tyres. The emergency roadside assistance service, complemented by a 24/7 call centre, has a unique mapping system which ensures downtimes are kept to a minimum. The adaptable internet-based fleet management system is tailored to the specific needs of our customers and enables work to be carried out in locations across South Africa. Customers get more mileage from their truck tyres which have gone through retreading, extending the life of truck tyres whilst providing a similar performance to that of a new tyre.


“Innovation is the progress made towards simplifying yet improving current processes and products. With the growing number of fleets, it became a priority for Trentyre to find a solution that would offer specialist tyre management to deliver optimum tyre solutions,” explains Czyzyk. Innovation is no new thought to Goodyear, the multinational company is celebrating 120 years of existence in 2018, donning the year ‘120 Years of Innovation’. “FleetFirst is a response rather than a reaction. That is what innovation is about,” concluded Czyzyk.



Eagerly awaited by sports driving enthusiasts, the New MÉGANE R.S. can be aptly described in two words - PURE PERFORMANCE: FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE TO DRIVE

New MEGANE R.S. offers the absolute best of the RENAULT SPORT world; DESIGN that talks to performance, with wider tracks and features taken from the world of motorsport; and a dynamic dazzling new exterior colour – Tonic Orange
An enhanced CHASSIS combining performance, agility and stability. With exclusive 4CONTROL technology, strong core components and four hydraulic compression stops.
New Generation ENGINES AND GEARBOXES, with a brand new 1.8-litre turbo engine and a choice of Manual or EDC gearbox.
Next Level R.S. TECHNOLOGY to boost performance and versatility, with unique – and enhanced- R.S. features such as the intuitive and more powerful R.S. Monitor; high-performance R.S.
Vision lighting and Multi-Sense to customise your sports car experience. The introduction of the
exhilarating New MEGANE R.S. CUP & LUX Models completes the already renowned Megane core Model Range, which has been re-shuffled to allow greater accessibility by means of an Expression derivative.
unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2017, and it is
with pride that we now offer this magnificent R.S. Model with our Range. Aiming to become – like its predecessors – a benchmark in the C-segment hot hatch market, this third generation of MÉGANE R.S. is packed full of Renault Sport expertise and passion.
Driven by its powerful design and focused on performance, New MÉGANE R.S. makes no attempt to hide its motorsport pedigree, offering outstanding driving pleasure on the road and on the track.
Enhancements over the previous generation ensure the New MEGANE R.S is unrivalled in its class:
A chassis combining efficiency, agility, stability and comfort, equipped with the 4CONTROL four-wheel steering system and four hydraulic bump stop shock absorbers;
A new generation 1.8-litre turbo engine, delivering 205kW and 390Nm thanks to the development work jointly carried out by engineers from Renault Sport Cars and Renault Sport Racing;
State-of-the-art technological features, such as R.S. Vision and MULTI-SENSE.
Two R.S. Model versions will be available: Megane R.S. CUP Manual and Megane R.S. LUX EDC.
Since the first generation of Mégane R.S. was released in 2003, greater performance and more technology has been a constant, offering improved driving
pleasure without sacrificing the car’s versatility for everyday use.
Launched in 2009, Mégane III R.S. has become a genuine icon.
“We’re proud to have managed to produce a car with improved cornering efficiency, largely due to the introduction of 4CONTROL.
The system improves both agility on tight corners and stability on fast bends, on the road and on the track. Drawing on the brand’s vast motorsport heritage, New Renault MÉGANE R.S. has been designed by people who are passionate about cars for people who love to drive. Its versatility also makes it perfectly suited to everyday use.” Patrice Ratti, Managing Director, Renault Sport Cars.
“After having been involved in the development process during 2017, I’m very proud to be the ambassador for New Renault MÉGANE R.S.
I had the opportunity to drive the car at various racetracks – Monaco, Montlhéry and SpaFrancorchamps – and I was impressed by the efficiency of the latest on-board technologies.
The 4CONTROL system is a dream come true for every driver looking for efficiency, since it improves both the agility and the stability of the car. It’s a shame that four-wheel steering systems are banned in Formula 1!”
Nico Hülkenberg, Renault Sport Formula One Team driver and Renault Sport Cars ambassador.

Bringing Off-Road Experience to a New Level, Ford Ranger Raptor is Ready for the ‘Outback Attack’ 

DARWIN, Australia, July 24, 2018 – Unveiled to the world for the first time earlier this year, the highly anticipated Ford Ranger Raptor is set to arrive in markets across Asia Pacific. With Ford Performance DNA at its core, this high-speed desert racer pushes the limits in technology, innovation and driving excitement. Whether you’re hitting the road for a bush bash or a desert drive, Ranger Raptor will make it a ride to remember.


“We are proud to unleash the Ford Performance version of the highly successful Ford Ranger pickup truck to our customers around the world,” said Trevor Worthington, vice president, Product Development, Ford Asia Pacific.


“Our performance vehicles bring a different customer into Ford showrooms, and Ranger Raptor will help conquest new customers looking for a Ranger with immense off-road capability like no other. We have a passion for bringing the best to our customers, and Ranger Raptor showcases the best of Ford Performance’s expertise in performance vehicle design and engineering.”


Ready to set a new benchmark in high-speed, off-road pickup capability, Ranger Raptor packs a hefty punch that makes it the ultimate truck in its segment to drive.


  1. No-Nonsense Exterior

Take one look at the Ranger Raptor, and you know this off-road high-performance truck means business. Its imposing stance, with 283mm of ground clearance and 150mm wider front and rear track, lets you know that this is a serious off-road performance machine. Its aggressive grille with the big bold FORD block lettering screams Raptor DNA – the real thing, with genuine Ford Performance.


But more than just tough looks, Raptor’s distinct design elements are also functional. The front fenders are made from durable composite materials for exciting off-road adventures. The front bumper includes new LED fog lamps with air-curtain ducts, which reduce air resistance. The flared shape of the fenders have been designed to accommodate the long travel suspension and off-road tires.


  1. Performance-Bred Interior

Step inside Ranger Raptor, and you will enter a world where it is unmistakably Ford Performance. The sports seats are uniquely designed and trimmed in Technical Suede for maximum grip, providing optimum support during high-performance off-road driving, or while cruising in town.


Jeep® Wrangler, sponsor of the Rolling Stones No Filter Tour, in Warsaw for tour finale

The partnership between the British band and the legendary SUV brand began in 2014.
Rolling Stones concert-goers have since enjoyed the Jeep® experience on each of the band’s European tours.
Latest ‘Rolling Stones – No Filter’ 2018 tour has featured the new Jeep Wrangler.

The Jeep-sponsored ‘Rolling Stones – No Filter’ 2018 tour will come to a thrilling climax in Warsaw, Poland, this Sunday after 14 sell-out dates across the UK, Ireland, France, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Jeep has supported all of the band’s European tours since 2014’s ’14 On Fire’ spectacular. This year, the ‘Rolling Stones – No Filter’ tour saw the pair hit the road together again, with the Jeep brand – makers of the most awarded SUV range ever – building an exciting brand experience to wow fans at every venue.

The new Jeep Wrangler, the fourth generation of the world’s most capable off-roader, epitomizes Jeep’s ‘Go Anywhere, Do Anything’ spirit.

The new Wrangler, which is just as at ease on city streets as it is off the beaten path, brings together Jeep’s legendary off-road prowess, with superior comfort, authentic style and state-of-the-art technology. The result is the most capable Wrangler ever, courtesy of unmatched technical contents, which, depending on the trim, include two advanced four-wheel drive, active, on-demand full time systems - Command-Trac and Rock Trac, plus Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axle lockers, Trac-Lok limited slip differential and electronic front sway-bar disconnect.

The Stones revolutionized rock music before going on to become one of the most enduring and popular bands in the world. Jeep, meanwhile, is the legendary global SUV brand that for more than 75 years has remained the most authentic expression of motoring freedom and adventure.

This synergy and shared spirit has been underlined through the ‘Rolling Stones – No Filter’ tour by the crowds’ appreciation of the special Jeep Compass stage – one of the many brand activities organized throughout the tour.

Turin, July 6, 2018

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