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From survival to significance: the role of the SA automotive sector

One sector, in particular, has made a dramatic change in South Africa's short history as a democracy. Yet its growth is often overlooked...

By Mike Whitfield 1 day ago

#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

Next generation Mahindra Pik Up makes its way to SA

Mahindra's next generation Pik Up has been launched in South Africa and offers a refreshed outer body styling, increased turbodiesel power, and a towing capacity of 2500kg...

13 Oct 2017

Isuzu expands offering in sub-Saharan Africa

Isuzu dealers in 14 left-hand motoring countries across sub-Saharan Africa can now offer the KB 4x4 crew cab X-Rider model to their customers...

12 Oct 2017

Toyota gears up to unveil GR HV Sports Concept

The world premiere of the aggressive matte-black GR HV Sports Concept will take place at the Tokyo Motor Show late this month...

10 Oct 2017

Positive outlook for Chinese SUV

A couple of months ago an automotive brand that is largely unknown outside of China arrived on the South African market with the H2 compact SUV...

9 Oct 2017

Coega SEZ set to be a new African automotive hub

With construction well on its way in zone one of the Coega SEZ BAIC site, the vehicle plant is being positioned as a new automotive hub on the continent...

6 Oct 2017

Speed record proves this is the fastest road legal car

Porsche has set a new record for road legal sports cars on the famous 20.6km Nürburgring Nordschleife in the 911 GTS RS...

5 Oct 2017

BMW to raise output at Rosslyn plant

Unexpected strong demand for its new X3 sport utility vehicle has persuaded German car maker BMW to pump R160m into its South African vehicle assembly plant to grow production capacity by nearly 8%...

4 Oct 2017

Last Australian-made Toyota rolls off production line

SYDNEY, Australia: The last Australian-made Toyota rolled off the production line on Tuesday, ending more than five decades of manufacturing by the Japanese firm as the local car-making industry grinds to a halt...

3 Oct 2017

All the Automechanika Innovation Award winners

Six out of nearly two dozen products that were entered in the Automechanika Johannesburg 2017's Innovation Awards, were honoured for their innovative qualities...

3 Oct 2017

Tata wins bid to make electric cars for Indian government

NEW DELHI, India: India's Tata Motors has won a bid to manufacture thousands of electric cars for the government as part of a push to promote battery-powered vehicles...

2 Oct 2017

Tiger Wheel & Tyre wins “Best Tyre Shop in KZN” for 13th year running

Thirteen is a lucky number for Tiger Wheel & Tyre. The company recently won the Daily News “Your Choice 2017” award for “Best Tyre Shop” in KwaZulu-Natal for the 13th consecutive year...

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 28 Sep 2017

Isuzu keeps production line moving

Chevrolet is leaving SA and its South African parent, General Motors (GM) SA, is packing its bags. Opel is remaining after a group of dealerships has amalgamated, but what about Isuzu?

28 Sep 2017

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International

South African racers head to Formula Ford Festival

Seven South African racers of the Investchem Formula 1600 championship will be taking part in the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch in Kent, England from 21-22 October 2017.

1 day ago

California to allow autonomous cars without driver

SAN FRANCISCO, US: California officials have unveiled new regulations that would allow autonomous vehicles to operate on state roads in test projects without a human operator.

13 Oct 2017

Epic world solar car race begins in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia: An epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across the desert heart of Australia designed to showcase new technology that could one day help develop commercial vehicles, got underway Sunday.

9 Oct 2017

Amazon beefs up Echo lineup and Alexa skills

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Amazon has introduced a handful of new home assistant devices powered by its Alexa voice-commanded artificial intelligence, ramping up its lineup competing against challenges from Google and others.

28 Sep 2017

Strikes delay construction of China's flagship BAIC SA plant

The government is feeling pressure from the Chinese state-owned R11bn Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company (BAIC) vehicle plant being built in the Coega special economic zone near Port Elizabeth.

By Mark Allix 28 Sep 2017

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