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How Dyson can offer a challenge to Tesla and the electric car giants

British vacuum cleaner manufacturer Dyson may be steering into a brand new market. News that the company owned by inventor and entrepreneur, James Dyson, has received UK government research funds...

By Paul Nieuwenhuis 23 hours ago

Shifting focus from the product to the consumer

Traditionally, the automotive industry's primary focus has been on providing bigger, better and faster cars. According to the Automotive Future Now Report, in a world shaped by the Internet of Things...

1 day ago

MX-5 retains fun-and-smile spirit

The new fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 retains the same winning smile-on-your-dial recipe which made it one of the top selling two-seater rag tops of all time and it has already raked in a number of prestigious awards...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 1 day ago

Employment in the downswing of the super cycle

Until commodity prices crawl their way back to higher levels, there is little hope for South Africa's older economic sectors to create jobs...

29 Apr 2016

Volkswagen 'is far more than crisis' - CEO

Embattled German carmaker Volkswagen vowed on Thursday, 28 April, to overcome its current crisis triggered by the engine-rigging scandal and that it would not allow itself to be slowed down by the affair...

29 Apr 2016

Race towards driverless future accelerates

Chinese manufacturers and internet giants are in hot pursuit of their US counterparts in the race to design driverless cars, but the route to market is still littered with potholes...

29 Apr 2016

China's BYD has electric dreams

In contrast to the usual pattern of technological advance, Chinese car firm BYD (Build Your Dreams) has led the way in electric vehicles but now faces increasing competition from Western manufacturers...

29 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: The rise of the 24-hour digital showroom

From a 24-page magazine in 1992 to a trusted digital showroom with a loyal online community, AutoTrader...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Apr 2016

Mitsubishi Motors to pay owners of fuel-cheating cars

Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors plans to compensate customers in a bid to limit the fallout from a fuel-efficiency cheating scandal, the Nikkei recently reported...

28 Apr 2016

Hyundai Motor Q1 profit falls on poor China sales

Currency swings and declining China sales took a toll on Hyundai Motor as the South Korean carmaker on Tuesday, 26 April, reported a drop in net profit for the ninth consecutive quarter...

28 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: Q&A with Gumtree Auto's Jeff Osborne

As head of automotive for Gumtree SA and an authoritative voice in the media, we called on Jeff Osborne to provide insight into today's digital consumer...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Apr 2016

Vehicle industry on the road to growth

The motor industry improved its annual trade balance considerably last year through a combination of record exports and slower import growth. But is this the first surplus...

By David Furlonger 26 Apr 2016

Coupé enriches C-Class appeal

Mercedes-Benz is renowned for producing sexy cars in addition to its executive-pleasing luxury sedans - and they have done it again with the stylish new C-Class...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 26 Apr 2016

Deloitte on unlocking the automotive market in Africa

In its inaugural report, Deloitte Africa Automotive Insights focuses on three key African economies where most business interest is currently being channelled, namely Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia...

25 Apr 2016

More major carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

Major names in the auto industry found themselves caught in headlights of a global engine-rigging scandal on Friday as Volkswagen totted up the costs it faces so far...

25 Apr 2016

Fiat Chrysler to recall more than one million vehicles

Fiat Chrysler announced the recall of more than one million vehicles after dozens of people were injured by cars they thought were locked in 'park' mode but kept moving...

25 Apr 2016

New Volvo goal: 1m electrified vehicles sold by 2025

Volvo Cars has announced that it aims to sell a total of up to one million electrified cars by 2025. The Swedish company plans to achieve this by offering at least two hybrid versions of every model in its range...

25 Apr 2016

Other African nations have potential to challenge SA's car manufacturing prowess

With the correct policies, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia all have the potential to challenge SA's dominance of vehicle manufacturing in sub-Saharan Africa, a report by business consultancy Deloitte shows...

By David Furlonger 22 Apr 2016

Kadjar is a new SUV challenger

Following in the tracks of its popular Duster and Captur, Renault has launched a new three-model Kadjar in this country to take on some of the leading contenders in the tough C-segment SUV market...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 22 Apr 2016

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