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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

Limited edition Beetle launched

Volkswagen has refined the new Beetle's design, engineering, and technology. For the South African market, the car manufacturer is launching a limited edition Beetle R-Line model with only 50 units available...

11 Aug 2017

Renault signs €660m deal with Iran

TEHRAN, Iran: French automaker Renault this week signed a long-awaited joint venture deal with Iran worth €660-million ($779-million) to build up to 300,000 cars per year...

By Siavosh Ghazi 10 Aug 2017

How did the VW camper turn into a £90,000 icon?

Only a handful of cars have ever managed to be considered both cute and cool at the same time. Fewer still acquire the kind of status that makes them sought-after collectors' pieces in old age...

8 Aug 2017

Tesla begins to deliver model for the masses

FREMONT, California: Tesla began delivering on a dream to make an electric car for the masses, rolling out the first of its keenly-awaited "Model 3" cars...

7 Aug 2017

Aston Martin: an unlikely ambassador for electric cars

Aston Martin has historically been Britain's number one stronghold of virile, automotive traditionalism, always offering vehicles with a robust core of well-proven, rather conventional technology...

By Chris Ebbert 7 Aug 2017

Toyota discussing stronger alliance with Mazda

TOKYO, Japan: Toyota has announced that it would discuss strengthening its partnership with Mazda as reports said they were close to a deal on a capital tie-up and building a $1.6bn factory in the US...

4 Aug 2017

#RideRoundup: Volvo S90 gets sporty, new Range Rover Velar, Peugeot 3008 SUV

In our #RideRoundup this week, we take a quick look at the sporty Volvo S90 R-Design, the new Range Rover Velar, as well as the Peugeot 3008 SUV...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Aug 2017

New-vehicle sales rise 4.1% to 46,719 units

New-vehicle sales rose 4.1% in July, compared to July 2016, from 44,870 to 46,719... (video)

By David Furlonger 2 Aug 2017

Motoring icon celebrates 50 years with a growl

To mark its half-century, Mercedes-AMG is calling on South Africans to imitate its distinctive engine growl on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media channel...

Issued by By Design Communications 1 Aug 2017

Call for motorcycle dealers to stock Vermont Sales products

Tool and accessory company, Vermont Sales, is looking for selected motorcycle dealers to stock a range of its products...

1 Aug 2017

Ford celebrates 100 years of making bakkies

Last week saw the 100th anniversary of Ford Motor Company's Model TT, a small truck based on the Model T car and launched on 27 July 1917...

31 Jul 2017

Ipsos survey shows Audi, VW top customer pleasers

Audi and Volkswagen have won Gold awards for customer purchasing satisfaction for the fifth consecutive year in the prestigious Annual Ipsos Survey...

By Henrie Geyser 29 Jul 2017

Digital Dealer Conference will be another drawcard at SA Motoring Experience

The chosen topic for the upcoming CAR Digital Dealer Conference is very hot and set to shape the future direction of the way cars are bought and serviced, as well as the role dealerships will play...

Issued by SA Motoring Experience 28 Jul 2017

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The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles

The ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 is perhaps the most significant policy announcement made by the UK government in the past decade (with the possible exception of Brexit).

By John Bryson and Tasos Kitsos 10 Aug 2017

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