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#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

#BizTrends2017: Carmakers primed to tackle new year challenges

Despite another difficult year for the automotive industry, car manufacturers are on top of the challenges and ready for 2017's expected trends...

By Mike Whitfield 10 Jan 2017

2017 motor dealer labour rate report

Lightstone Consumer has conducted an independent study among the dealerships of all major automotive manufacturers in South Africa to determine the current labour rates charged at dealership level...

1 day ago

Public protector to probe death-trap taxis

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has teamed up with the Special Investigating Unit on an investigation into the illegal conversion of panel vans so that they can be sold as minibus taxis to unsuspecting taxi owners...

By Sipho Mabena 3 days ago

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

Western Cape vs Joburg: traffic fine differences will shock you

Different municipalities and provinces have different traffic fine legislation. But you may be surprised at just how big the difference is...

By Megan Ellis 5 Jun 2017

The K53 testing may be scrapped!

In May, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) announced to Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Transport that the scrapping of the K53 driver's licence testing system is under consideration...

By Sherryn de Vos 1 Jun 2017

#NewCampaign: What would Dad do?

Research reveals that more than 60% of Millennials don't know how to change their tyres or check their oil and that 94% of people ask the internet for advice before they ask their dads, says Sandy Smith, client service director at Artifact Advertising - the agency that was briefed by Supa Quick to...

31 May 2017

Are you driving a deathtrap on wheels?

We have all seen the adverts and testing videos on TV with the crash test dummies and shuddered at the thought of that being us. The shocking fact is, cars that have not passed international safety tests are actually driving on SA roads...

By Sherryn de Vos 30 May 2017

Engen Driver Wellness 2017 programme on the move

Over a seven-month period, running from April to the end of October, the Engen Driver Wellness 2017 programme will reach 21 sites in five provinces...

24 May 2017

EU launches 'Dieselgate' case against Italy

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The EU launched infringement proceedings against Italy for failing to adequately investigate emissions cheating allegations against automaker Fiat...

22 May 2017

Automakers settle Takata airbag case for $553m

NEW YORK, US: Four automakers including Toyota and BMW agreed on Thursday to pay $553 million to settle a US lawsuit over the defective Takata airbags...

19 May 2017

Fiat Chrysler recalls more than a million pickups

NEW YORK, US: Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than one million US pickup trucks due to a software defect that disables side airbags...

15 May 2017

Forward-thinking, flexible fleet managers will excel

Fleet managers have to stay upright while the entire foundation of the profession is shifting underneath their feet due to rapid technological advances...

10 May 2017

MIWA suggests compulsory, periodic roadworthy testing

According to Vishal Premlall, director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), an immeasurable contributor to the number of fatalities on our roads is the poor mechanical condition of vehicles...

10 May 2017

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International

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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