Automotive Trends 2016

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Motoring industry hurt by weak economy

The latest research of new vehicle sales from Lightstone Auto reveals that the motoring industry has been particularly affected by the weak rand and economy...

Ford to launch FordPass to enhance consumer convenience

Ford Motor Company has announced the launch of FordPass - a platform that reimagines the relationship between the automaker and consumer...

Chinese market electrifying for 'green' cars

Government subsidies are fuelling a boom in electric vehicles in China, driving hopes for the industry's global future as the world's biggest car market offers economies...

Looking to predict the future? Your car might hold the answers

Thought F1 was fast-paced? The speed of innovation in the automotive industry makes it look like a donkey cart race. The last few years have seen the development of disruptive...

By Howard Blake

Uber comes of age and gets a new look, logo and branding

The next time you see Uber, you might not recognise it. That is because the company has had a massive aesthetic makeover to rival all of Donatella Versace's...

By Myolisi Sikupela

Exports give Mercedes sales impetus

Mercedes-Benz SA is exporting nearly 90% of C-Class production at its East London assembly plant, as the addition of new foreign markets compensates for a continuing industrywide slide...

By David Furlonger

Can technology-enabled collaborative consumption drive prosperity in Africa?

The last few years has seen a substantial rise in wealth accumulation in the global commerce. Oxfam indicates that by 2016, the wealthiest 1% of the world population...

By Ntando Kubheka

Used market gains momentum as new car sales slump

New vehicle sales saw a sharp decline in the first month of 2016, reflecting the current mood in South Africa's economy. The latest consolidated sales data from the National Association...

Getting to know Women on Wheels editor Juliet McGuire

Juliet McGuire has taken over the role as editor of SA female motoring magazine...

By Lauren Hartzenberg

Honda nine-month operating profit falls on exploding airbag costs

Honda reported a fall in nine-month operating profit due to "quality-related" costs, seen as linked to an exploding airbag crisis...

Toyota keeps top global automaker crown

Toyota kept its title as the world's biggest automaker after posting global sales of 10.15 million vehicles for 2015, outpacing scandal-hit Volkswagen...

Hyundai posts lowest profit in five years

A strong local currency and slowing sales in the key Chinese market pummelled South Korea's Hyundai Motor in 2015, with the automaker reporting its lowest annual profit...

Key considerations when signing your vehicle finance contract

From the second you lay eyes on your dream car to the magical moment where you're given the keys, buying a car is undoubtedly exciting. However, it's important to acquaint yourself...

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