• September 28th, 2020



Omuthiya opens number plate shop

OMUTHIYA - An vehicle accessory shop opened its doors in Omuthiya last week bringing some relief to motorists who have been travelling long distances to either to Ondangwa or Tsumeb, to put number plates on their vehicles.

NaTIS de-links debts for renewal of vehicle licences

The Roads Authority (RA) has confirmed that the Namibia Traffic Information System (NaTIS) will de-activate the linking of debts for the renewal of Motor Vehicle Licences for customers with multiple vehicles on their names effective from 01 July 2020 to 30 June 2021


Opinion: Namibian drivers are the epitome of corruption

The fact that corruption has been ingrained in the Namibian society has pretty much been established as a fact, particularly since the damning revelation of the Fishrot files. Many Namibians, especially those in positions of power, have cautioned the Fishrot case is merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to corruption in the country.   


Mazda marks its 100th anniversary

Mazda Motor Corporation celebrated its 100th anniversary of its founding on January 30, 2020. At the centenary event an official comment was made by Akira Marumoto, Representative Director, President and CEO:


Iconoclastic Musk basks as Tesla’s market value triples

Elon Musk is some way away from his goal of sending millions of people to Mars, but Tesla’s shares are heading into orbit on Wall Street, leaving conventional automakers in the dust. Musk, 48, has long worn the mantle of technology visionary, winning accolades from fans as he disrupts sectors and rewrites the playbook for how a CEO can behave.


Hyundai takes to the sky with Uber Elevate

The Hyundai Motor Company and Uber have announced a partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, America.


TrenTyre revamps Windhoek branch

TrenTyre officially re-opened the doors to its revamped Windhoek branch on November 08, 2019. Amongst the changes that customers can look forward are a modernised look and feel for both the customer waiting area, new billing system and an increase in the number of service lifts.


Father and son dominate circuit racing championships

Walvis Bay father and son team, Allan and Zachary Martin, are dominating the 2019 circuit race meetings and last week end delivered a blistering performance at the Tony Rust Track in their J&P Hydraulics racing cars to snatch top podium slots in the second leg of the National Circuit Racing Championships.


Opel’s new Crossland X offers the best of everything

WINDHOEK- Life could not be much better with the new Opel Crossland X that was introduced in the local market earlier this year. Now available at local dealers, Auas Motors, the Crossland X consists of an array of astonishing features that are breath-taking, stylishly designed as well as filled with streamlined technology, flexibility and comfort. 


Toyota Yaris wins challenging Shell V-Power Swakop Rally

The cool Swakopmund ocean air provided a welcome relief for the inland rally teams, who along with their coastal rivals participated in the action-packed Swakopmund Shell V-Power Rally held on Saturday, which saw Jaco Redenlinghuis and navigator Dries Booysen storm into first place driving a Toyota Yaris in a time of 1:07:12.  


All new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross a dream to drive

WINDHOEK - Every detail of the 2019 Eclipse Cross is crafted for confidence-inspiring driving. Its exterior’s sharp, sculpted lines give it a strong stance which is it is all contained in a dynamic design that captivates Mitsubishi’s high standards.  


Evanka Moller is spinning her way to stardom

WINDHOEK- Spinning is a hobby that has evolved into a sport where drivers spin modified cars around a track until their vehicle’s wheels explode. Spinning is hardly a woman sport as it has since inception been largely male-dominated.


Namibia to introduce new Mahindra XUV300 in mid-June

WINDOEK - Mahindra Namibia announced last week that it will soon introduce the much-anticipated Mahindra XUV300 in various configurations to its local showrooms. The XUV300 is powered by a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine with six-speed manual transmission. 


New go-getting sales team driving Pupkewitz BMW-MINI

Pupkewitz BMW-MINI has entered into an exciting new phase this year, after introducing a dynamic go-getting sales team onto the showroom floor, which according to Armand Barnard (Dealer Principal) are forward thinking “millennials” who bring an exciting energy to the business.


Mahindra expands with Swakop showroom launch

The Indian manufactured Mahindra has expanded its foot print in Namibia, with the official launch of its new Swakopmund showroom last Friday in - an innovative joint venture between Windhoek-based franchise holder Spes Bona Motor Co. and Cross Roads Car Sales. 


Spes Bona Motor Company offers amazing specials for February

A household name in Namibia for the last 44 years in terms of high-quality vehicles, Spes Bona Motor Company is offering unbelievable specials for Valentine’s Day. So, whether you want to buy a new or used vehicle for either you or your loved one then pop in at one of the Spes Bona locations in either Windhoek or Swakopmund to see what these automotive gurus can offer. 


Jaguar adds Chequered Flag special edition to XF range

Jaguar has revealed new Chequered Flag special edition as part of the latest model year updates to the XF Sedan. Jaguar Namibia yesterday confirmed that due to limited stock of the special edition any orders will have to be built from the ground up to conform to a customer’s exact specifications. This means that a vehicle ordered today will be delivered in about July this year. Jaguar’s XF range retails from between N$880 000 to N$1.6 million depending on the specifications, details and trimmings of the vehicle. 


New Range Rover Evoque to hit local showrooms by April

The new and perhaps most exciting Range Rover Evogue is expected to be in Windhoek by April this year. Available from Land Rover Windhoek, the much-anticipated new Evoque is the embodiment of Range Rover’s modernist design approach and offers a bold evolution that retains the essence of Evoque’s character. 


Exciting Jimny launched at new Suzuki showroom

Suzuki Namibia celebrated the launch of its much-anticipated all-new Suzuki Jimny 4x4 recently with an overwhelming public response, along with the official opening of their modern Swakopmund showroom, to further boost the N$5-million franchise investment whilst growing the popular Suzuki brand in this country.


Volkswagen introduces a special edition Amarok

With over 30 000 Amaroks sold in South Africa since launch in 2010, Volkswagen has added a special edition Amarok, the Dark Label. Local dealers yesterday confirmed to Woema that the special edition Amarok will arrive in Namibia by as early as next week. However, while the Dark Label has been advertised in South Africa for about N$675 000, the local retail price, which usually differs from South Africa, could not be confirmed at the time of going to print. 


Mahindra Pik Up offers unbeatable value with new sub-N$300 000 double cab “Karoo” limited edition

With Mahindra South Africa celebrating the first six months of local vehicle production as well as its sales growth in the southern African market, a limited “Karoo” Edition of its popular Pik Up Double Cab is now being offered for less than N$300 000. Local salesmen yesterday confirmed to Woema that while the Karoo is not yet available locally, it will grace local showrooms with its presence in the near future. 


Explore new adventures in style in the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Shogun

Mitsubishi Motors South Africa has announced the arrival the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Shogun Limited Edition which is based on the popular Pajero Sport 4x4 8-speed A/T, offering customers a vehicle ready for their family action adventure - staying connected and fully equipped with all the necessities to explore their active lifestyles. Represented locally by AMH Motors, the much-anticipated Shogun is also expected to be available locally at a price tag of between N$600 000 and N$700 000. 


More pressure on consumers as petrol and diesel price is hiked

9 October 2018: The Ministry of Mines and Energy has announced another increase of 50 cents per liter petrol and diesel as of from Wednesday last week. Although the National Energy Fund continues to pay a fair share of the full costs incurred, it nevertheless means that prices in Namibia have almost reached the N$14 mark for unleaded petrol as well as the two types of Diesel. 


GWM's Haval H9 ready to upset the status quo

The Haval H9, available locally from Pupkewitz GWM, is China’s response to a diverse and established sports utility vehicle (SUV) market that includes the like of Toyota’s Prado and Mitsubishi’s Pajero. Already a more frequent sight on Namibia’s roads, the Haval SUV’s are a luxury brand under the Great Wall Motors (GWM) stable, very much in the same fashion as Lexus is the luxury brand of Toyota. 


Hyundai SUVs get fresh new look, new gearboxes, and changed line-up

Two of Hyundai’s top-selling models in southern Africa, the Tucson and Creta sports utility vehicles (SUVs), are now available locally with fresh new design features and new gearboxes and a few derivative changes for the Tucson range.  Hyundai’s Tucson, which has been a top-contender in its market segment since the launch of the first generation in 2009, has been given a new front and rear appearance with the addition of the Hyundai signature cascading grille, along with a new design headlight, fog lamp, front bumper and skid plate.


Calling all Land Rover owners for second Land Rover Festival in Uis

Windhoek – Land Rover Owners Namibia (LRON) is organising the next Land Rover Festival which is scheduled to take place on August 24 to 27 2018 in Uis. The festival is expected to include action and fun-filled competitions, both in and out of the vehicle, and the aim to gather as many Land Rover vehicles as possible as organisers try their luck at the Guinness World Record Off-Road Convoy. The festival organisers hope to continue the passion for Land Rover vehicles and have therefore called for the oldest to the youngest Land Rover models to join the awesome weekend.


Volvo popular XC40 T3 to hit local showroom later this year

The extraordinarily popular Volvo XC40 is now available in T3 configuration which, unlike the rest of the models in the range, is a front-wheel drive vehicle propelled by a smaller 1.5 litre engine which is governed by a manual gearbox. However, according to the local Volvo dealership, the XC40 T3 will only hit Namibian showrooms later this year with a retail price in the half a million Namibia dollar range.