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#CommerceMonth: The rise of the 24-hour digital showroom

From a 24-page magazine in 1992 to a trusted digital showroom with a loyal online community, AutoTrader has come a long way in 23 years. We interviewed George Mienie, AutoTrader's CEO...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

#CommerceMonth: Q&A with Gumtree Auto's Jeff Osborne

As head of automotive for Gumtree SA and an authoritative voice in the media, we called on Jeff Osborne to provide insight into today's digital consumer...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Vehicle industry on the road to growth

The motor industry improved its annual trade balance considerably last year through a combination of record exports and slower import growth. But is this the first surplus since the automotive policy was introduced...

By David Furlonger 3 days ago

New Volvo goal: 1m electrified vehicles sold by 2025

Volvo Cars has announced that it aims to sell a total of up to one million electrified cars by 2025. The Swedish company plans to achieve this by offering at least two hybrid versions of every model in its range...

25 Apr 2016

Current economic climate presents automotive opportunities

As we entered 2016, the economic outlook and business climate was still somewhat uncertain, casting some doubt on the future...

20 Apr 2016

BMW sees long-term value in performance

You would be forgiven for thinking that BMW would open its second biggest standalone showroom in the world dedicated purely to its performance M-division cars in a country such as Germany, the US or the UK...

By Mark Smyth 19 Apr 2016

Branding and Mustang

17 April was Global Ford Mustang Day and the 50th anniversary of the iconic vehicle. It's been a brand that keeps on giving too, going through many reiterations in the past 50 years while retaining...

By Jeff Nemeth 18 Apr 2016

VW says sales down 1.3% in first quarter

Embattled German carmaker Volkswagen has said that worldwide sales of its own-brand cars were down 1.3% in the first three months of this year, with gains seen only in the Asia-Pacific region and...

18 Apr 2016

New cabs service to revolutionise metered taxi industry

SA Taxi aims to revolutionise the metered - or point to point - taxi industry by including the metered industry in its portfolio through establishing the Zebra Cabs brand...

15 Apr 2016

Opel's 2016 European Car of the Year arrives in SA

Opel's award-winning eleventh generation Astra which was crowned the 2016 European Car of the Year just last month has reached South African showrooms. The Astra, which arrives at dealers...

15 Apr 2016

Uber upset shines critical light on ride-booking industry

Cabs were a luxury until Uber entered the scene and flooded the market...

By Guyck van Heerden 14 Apr 2016

Top Volvo dealers awarded at DOTY awards

Hosted by the Volvo Car South Africa (VCSA) board of directors on 12 and 13 April 2016 in Kwa-Zulu Natal, the exclusive 2015 VCSA Dealer of the Year (DOTY) awards saw the country's finest...

14 Apr 2016

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