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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

Technology helps mitigate dangers of driving at night

Arrive Alive reports that drivers who become drowsy or fall asleep at the wheel contribute to thousands of crashes each year...

18 hours ago

Jaguar Land Rover uses Gorillaz app as recruitment tool

Jaguar Land Rover and Gorillaz are on a mission to recruit the next generation of world-class electronics and software engineering talent... [video]

3 days ago

Serco moves into Port Elizabeth

Serco has officially opened a Port Elizabeth branch with offices and a workshop situated at 9 Aldo Park in Greenbushes...

3 days ago

Ford to import Focus cars built in China

CHICAGO, US: Ford will import its next-generation Focus sedans into the US market from China, after a highly-publicised move to cancel plans to build the car in Mexico...

22 Jun 2017

Polestar moves into electric car manufacturing

Polestar, Volvo Cars' performance arm, is to become a new, global, separately-branded, high-performance electric car company...

21 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: The power of mentorship in skills development

In light of #YouthMonth, we had a chat with Engen's Paul Leask and Savtec's Hennie Richter about the Engen Engine Restoration Challenge 2017 and how it impacts the youth of South Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Jun 2017

All about the new Subaru Impreza sedan

The fifth generation all-new Subaru Impreza sedan has launched in South Africa. It is a Subaru of many firsts...

20 Jun 2017

Eastern Cape auto industry enters new era

The decision by Japanese auto assembler Isuzu to buy the General Motors assembly plant in Port Elizabeth and invest in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro is part of a trend...

By Dr Ayanda Vilakazi 20 Jun 2017

Dud car complaints rev up

Tough economic times have seen a spike in complaints to the Motor Industry Ombudsman of South Africa's office, but many consumers are just looking for a way to back out of car deals...

19 Jun 2017

Hyundai off to slow start in SUV race with Kona its first entrant

Hyundai Motor Co is counting on its first global compact SUV model to revive flagging sales after missing out on the popularity of sport utility vehicles in its major markets...

19 Jun 2017

Apple sees autonomous cars as 'core' technology

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Apple views autonomous driving systems as a "core technology" for the future, chief executive Tim Cook said in an interview recently...

18 Jun 2017

Opel announces new local distributor, future plans

Opel has revealed plans to further strengthen the brand and grow its market presence in South Africa with a new distributor and new entries to its portfolio...

15 Jun 2017

Hello there, lovely Lexus LC 500

A concept car come to life, the Lexus LC combines stunning design, scintillating performance, long-distance comfort and premium craftsmanship to join an elite group of international grand touring coupes...

14 Jun 2017

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Electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study

Subsidising the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is not cost effective, according to a Montreal Economic Institute study released on Thursday, 22 June.

18 hours ago

2019 automotive styling shades trendbook launched

Clariant's biennial global Automotive Trendbook presents the colour areas that will play a role in the automotive industry in the future. The “Marine Magic” collection of automotive styling shades is based on the company's colour know-how and observations of social trends, topics, and industry developments.

31 May 2017

China's Geely takes stake in Proton, Lotus

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Chinese auto giant Geely on Wednesday announced it was taking a 49.9% stake in Malaysia's troubled Proton as well as a 51% share in British sports car brand Lotus.

25 May 2017

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