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Car makers give thumbs down to one-year NUMSA wage pact

Car manufacturers have rejected the National Union of Metalworkers of SA's (NUMSA's) demand for a one-year wage agreement, forcing the union to go back to the drawing board...

By Karl Gernetzky 12 hours ago

Isuzu Trucks South Africa appoints new CEO

Isuzu Trucks South Africa announced yesterday the appointment of new CEO Hiroaki Sugawara effective as of May.

13 hours ago

Polestar only for the lucky few

Mercedes-Benz is represented in the performance league by AMG models, Audi joins the fun stable with its S and SR variants, and BMW's M-badged speed-mobiles form the other point of the triangle...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 1 day ago

Volkswagen, Toyota buy into ridesharing

Toyota and Volkswagen announced separate partnerships on Tuesday with rideshare companies Uber and Gett, in the latest such moves by major carmakers.

1 day ago

Hilux, Fortuner production gets investment boost

Japanese automaker Toyota has announced that it has invested over R6,1bn to facilitate production of the all-new Hilux and Fortuner at its Prospecton plant in Durban...

2 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Driving Ugandan vehicle manufacturing

Kiira Motors Corporation is a presidential initiative for automotive manufacturing in Uganda. The company has three successful vehicle prototypes under its belt, including Africa's first solar bus...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Smart thinking will keep SA's motor industry on course

Even the most distracted observer of the South African economy will have noticed that new vehicle sales are depressed, falling 9.2% in the first quarter of this year...

By Thomas Schaefer 2 days ago

The customer-centric dealership

The digitally connected world has flipped the global automotive industry's customer-dealership paradigm on its head. As a result, a number of transformations are taking place...

3 days ago

New expansion to double size of BMW SA's body shop

BMW SA will no longer have to accept compromises in the way it assembles its vehicles, after purchasing 30,000m² of waste land next to its Rosslyn assembly plant, says MD Tim Abbott...

By David Furlonger 3 days ago

Fiat Chrysler suspected of emissions cheating

German regulators suspect that Italian-American auto maker Fiat Chrysler, like Volkswagen, used illegal software to cheat on emissions tests, a newspaper report said on Sunday...

3 days ago

#InTouch2016: Digital opportunity in the automotive arena

Michael Frans, head of business operations: automotive at T-Systems South Africa...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2016

Powering our way into the future

In the future will car companies still be called car makers? Or will they be energy providers? BMW SA has launched its solar car port, which not only charges your i3 but can also put power into your house...

23 May 2016

Google patent glues pedestrians to self-driving cars

Google on Thursday had a fresh US patent for a sticky coating that could be applied to self-driving cars so pedestrians stick instead of bouncing off when hit...

23 May 2016

Car sales hit the brakes

TransUnion has reported in its first quarter 2016 Vehicle Pricing index (VPI) that economic pressures are pushing up car prices and squeezing sales in SA. Tough economic conditions have contributed...

20 May 2016

Tesla raising cash to fund accelerated production

Luxury electric carmaker Tesla Motors announced on Wednesday it planned to raise $1.4bn in new capital to help fund stepped-up production of its new Model 3 car...

20 May 2016

Super Group closes Mercedes-Benz deal

Transport and fleet management company Super Group has concluded a deal to buy a number of Mercedes-Benz dealerships and property in...

By Fifi Peters 19 May 2016

Bakkie & Car magazine hits shelves

Car enthusiasts had something new to look forward to with last week's arrival of the reimagined Bakkie & Car magazine...

19 May 2016

Jaguar XF has sharp claws

The Jaguar XF is one of the latest members of the leaping feline family with looks, class and performance claws sharp enough to attack the lucrative top-end market segment...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 19 May 2016

Ex-Googlers rev up plan for self-driving trucks

A former member of Google's autonomous car team and other Silicon Valley veterans introduced a startup devoted to self-driving trucks...

18 May 2016

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