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New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

BMW: Tariffs mean higher prices in China for US-made SUVs

2018-07-09 16:00

Automaker BMW says it will have to raise prices on the U.S.-built SUVs it sells in China due to higher tariffs.

China raised the import tax on cars from the United States to 40 percent in retaliation for higher tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by President Donald Trump.

Employs 10 000 people at its busiest plant

The dpa news agency reported that the Munich-based company said on Monday it is "not in a position to completely absorb the tariff increases."

BMW builds key SUV models in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where it employs 10 000 people. Those vehicles are exported to 140 countries, making BMW the largest US auto exporter.

Trump has imposed tariffs to counter what he says are unfair trading practices that include Chinese requirements that US firms transfer key technology as the price of doing business.

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