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#BizTrends2017: Key challenges for OEMs to tackle in 2017

I'm sure that everyone would agree that 2016 was a tough year as a result of our slow economic growth. Although we saw a definite decline in vehicle sales...

By Ricardo Coetzee 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The auto industry will face its biggest disruption yet

The auto industry has always faced massive disruption. The heart of the industry has always been engineering, and advances have shifted the balance...

By Jeff Osborne 10 Jan 2017

KIA expands with new manufacturing plant in India

Construction of the first KIA Motors manufacturing facility in India, an investment of approximately $1.1 billion, will commence in the final quarter of 2017....

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'Personal flying machine' maker plans deliveries this year

A Silicon Valley "flying car" startup, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video of its Kitty Hawk prototype... [video]

26 Apr 2017

Competition Commission hosts workshop on automotive aftermarket

The Competition Commission has received numerous complaints from industry participants across the automotive aftermarket sector over a number of years. Therefore, in mid-March, through its advocacy programme, it hosted a consultative workshop...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 25 Apr 2017

China's quota threat charges up electric car market

SHANGHAI, China: China's electric-car market is already the world's biggest, but a government proposal to introduce "new energy" vehicle quotas for automakers is further charging it up...

24 Apr 2017

Two flying car prototypes launched on French Riviera

MONACO: Two flying car prototypes were launched on Thursday on the French Riviera, at an event showcasing "supercars" in Monaco... [video]

21 Apr 2017

Want to become a winning auto company in Africa? Here's how

Almost four years after Nissan ventured into auto assembly in Nigeria, it fills me with pride when I comment on our success as an auto company operating in Africa...

By Mike Whitfield 20 Apr 2017

China to build Volvo's first all-electric car

SHANGHAI, China: Volvo Cars' first fully-electric car will be built in China and will be based on on the company's new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) for smaller cars...

20 Apr 2017

World Car Awards names Jaguar F-Pace Car of the Year

The Jaguar F-Pace has officially been named Car of the Year at the 2017 World Car Awards. In addition, it also scooped the World Car Design of the Year title...

19 Apr 2017

The need for skilled individuals in the tyre industry

The South African job market is becoming ever more competitive with the emergence of new industries requiring us to keep moving, be proactive, and not be the inactive spare wheel that sits in the boot...

By Nobuzwe Mangcu 18 Apr 2017

What junk status means for car owners

South Africa has been downgraded to junk status by Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings. The long-term effects of being downgraded will lead to higher interest rates...

13 Apr 2017

Digital transformation to affect entire automotive industry

The automotive industry is facing unprecedented disruption. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 suppliers continue to see the importance of software investment in their growth strategies...

12 Apr 2017

Maxus Global's 'From Zica to Tiago' campaign wins Grand Prix at 2017 World Media Awards

The 2017 World Media Awards, which celebrate the effectiveness of cross-platform, cross-border, content-driven advertising, have awarded the Grand Prix to Maxus Global for its ‘From Zica to Tiago' campaign for Tata Motors and the World Media Award for the 'automotive' category...

10 Apr 2017

Hermes to deploy 1500 emission-free delivery vehicles

STUTTGART, Germany: Hermes and Mercedes-Benz Vans have entered into a strategic partnership which will see the courier company receive electric vehicles for its fleet.

10 Apr 2017

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Comedy defensive driving courses offer great experience

Who says that all driving courses are just boring lectures? Not all of them are like that, so you should take advantage of some of the online courses where you will sit back and enjoy the fun lectures. With the appearance of comedy defensive driving courses, things are now a lot more appealing and entertaining. Driving students can now learn everything there is about driving safety by listening to popular comedians. Although lectures are expressed in a funny way, the main message and content should always be taken seriously.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

Fuji Heavy Industries changes name to Subaru Corporation

TOKYO, Japan: Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has changed its name to Subaru Corporation with effect from 1 April 2017.

3 Apr 2017

Hyundai i30 N passes Arctic Circle test

As part of its final development programme, the high-performance model Hyundai i30 N has been tested on a frozen lake in temperatures as low as minus 30°C at Arjeplog, Sweden, by FIA World Rally Championship driver Thierry Neuville.

3 Apr 2017

Jaguar Classic to debut first ‘Reborn' E-type

Next week will see Jaguar Classic debut its first ‘Reborn' Jaguar E-type at the Techno-Classica Essen show in Germany.

31 Mar 2017

Ford SA CEO recalled to US

Embattled Ford SA CEO, Jeffrey Nemeth, who was forced to announce the recall of 4556 of its Kuga SUVs because of critical safety flaws in January, has been recalled to the US.

29 Mar 2017

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