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New VW Jetta boasts sportier appearance
New VW Jetta boasts sportier appearance

The front and rear ends of the new Volkswagen Jetta have been redesigned to give the new models a sportier and modern appearance...

15 Dec 2014 07:02

Used tyres a challenge to increase road safety
Used tyres a challenge to increase road safety

Riaz Haffejee, CEO of Sumitomo Tyres, has been elected as the new chairperson of the South African Tyre Manufacturer Conference (SATMC)...

15 Dec 2014 06:51

Engen offers low sulphur diesel in Zim
Engen offers low sulphur diesel in Zim

Engen is the first petroleum company in Zimbabwe to offer the environmental benefits of low-sulphur diesel (designated as 50 parts per million or 50ppm).

12 Dec 2014 07:34

Solar-powered cars no challenge for GMSA engineers
Solar-powered cars no challenge for GMSA engineers

Engineers from the Product Engineering and Product Quality departments at General Motors South Africa recently battled it out to see who can create the best solar-powered vehicle...

12 Dec 2014 07:05

Moderate growth figures expected for SA truck market
Moderate growth figures expected for SA truck market

According to the latest combined results released by Naamsa, Associated Motor Holdings (AMH) and Amalgamated Automobile Distributors (AAD), South African truck sales were 5.15% down to 2,744 units in November...

10 Dec 2014 12:43

Environmental Certificate awarded to plug-in hybrid
Environmental Certificate awarded to plug-in hybrid

The Mercedes-Benz S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID's high environmental compatibility has now also been confirmed by the inspectors at the TÜV Süd technical inspection authority in Stuttgart...

10 Dec 2014 10:52

Ford to build climatic wind tunnel test centre
Ford to build climatic wind tunnel test centre

A new climatic wind tunnel test centre is soon to be built by Ford at its engineering centre in Merkenich, Cologne in Germany...

10 Dec 2014 10:25

Automotive code of conduct promotes fair business practices
Automotive code of conduct promotes fair business practices

In October, Rob Davies prescribed the South African Automotive Industry Code of Conduct, accrediting an alternate dispute resolution scheme...

9 Dec 2014 09:02

Serco team attends IAA Commercial Vehicle Show
Serco team attends IAA Commercial Vehicle Show

Connectivity through automation, efficiency and flexibility was the focus of the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicle Show...

9 Dec 2014 07:30

Volkswagen receives ISO certification for energy management
Volkswagen receives ISO certification for energy management

VWSA has achieved the international ISO 50001 certification for its energy management systems implemented at two of its plants...

9 Dec 2014 07:36

Armoured cars big hit
Armoured cars big hit

When the man with an AK-47 opened fire on the Range Rover it could have ended badly...

By Shaun Smillie 8 Dec 2014 11:01

Naamsa vehicle sales in November marginally up by 0.9%‚ or 468 vehicles
Naamsa vehicle sales in November marginally up by 0.9%‚ or 468 vehicles

Naamsa vehicle sales in November were marginally up by 0.9%‚ or 468 vehicles‚ to 51‚098 units compared with 50‚630 vehicles sold in November 2013...

3 Dec 2014 08:19

Power system to remain tight: Eskom
Power system to remain tight: Eskom

The power system is expected to remain very tight over the next few days, with Eskom doing all it can to avoid load shedding...

2 Dec 2014 11:07

Naamsa November statistics delayed
Naamsa November statistics delayed

The public release of the November 2014 automotive industry new vehicle and export sales statistics was delayed late on Monday‚ as statistics from Mercedes were still outstanding...

2 Dec 2014 10:19

Mazda3 scoops 'Family Car' at the 2014 SCOTY Awards
Mazda3 scoops 'Family Car' at the 2014 SCOTY Awards

The all-new Mazda3 has made a dominant showing at the '2014 Scottish Car of the Year' (SCOTY) Awards, winning the hotly-contested 'Family Car' category...

2 Dec 2014 09:58

Iveco opens new works facility
Iveco opens new works facility

South African dignitaries, representatives from the Italian Embassy, the French Ambassador to South Africa and the Mayor of Pretoria were among the guests who recently visited the new Iveco works facility in Rosslyn, Pretoria...

27 Nov 2014 08:43

VW announces new MD
VW announces new MD

David Powels, managing director of Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA), has been appointed as president of Volkswagen do Brasil. He will be succeeded by Thomas Schäfer, currently head of Group Production (Foreign Plants).

27 Nov 2014 08:29

Smartphones and smart cars - Changing the way we drive - NATIVE VML
Smartphones and smart cars - Changing the way we drive

Whether it's through smartphones or smart vehicles, new technology has the potential to help us become better, safer and smarter drivers...

Issued by NATIVE VML 26 Nov 2014 12:50

SA stimulates investment in vehicle production
SA stimulates investment in vehicle production

Minister Dr Rob Davies has approved the new Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles-Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS) guidelines...

25 Nov 2014 07:17

Put pedal to the metal or stall, Ford boss warns SA
Put pedal to the metal or stall, Ford boss warns SA

Ford Motor Company South Africa CEO Jeffrey Nemeth and US under-secretary for economic growth, energy and the environment Catherine Novelli have reiterated that competitor trading bloc development around the world is accelerating...

By Brendan Peacock 24 Nov 2014 08:26

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