Automotive Trends 2018

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Land Rover kicks off 2018 with restoration of original launch vehicle

Land Rover will celebrate its 70th anniversary year throughout 2018, starting with the restoration of the original launch Land Rover launch vehicle... (video)

16 Jan 2018

Ford offers Kuga owners settlements to squash class action suit

Global motoring giant Ford is offering to settle the bank loans of Kuga owners whose vehicles have either caught alight or malfunctioned...

By Graeme Hosken 12 Jan 2018

SA should look to US' implementation of Right to Repair

According to Aaron Lowe, Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs Auto Care Association, the United States' implementation of its Right to Repair legislation started four years ago and compliance with the requirements has been very good...

18 Dec 2017

MIWA, Bidvest McCarthy address artisan skills shortage

Through an initiative of Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) and Bidvest McCarthy, 31 companies and 88 apprentices have applied for funding to address the artisan skills shortage in our country in the last year...

11 Dec 2017

Peugeot's new mobility programme comes to SA

Peugeot's new mobility programme, designed by PSA France, was specifically engineered for vehicles falling under the PSA Warranty and Maintenance policy...

8 Dec 2017

Nismo Heritage programme offers parts for heritage performance cars

Nissan has announced that its Nismo Heritage programme in Japan will make new replacement parts available for some heritage Nissan performance cars...

27 Nov 2017

Nissan says to resume domestic car production after scandal

Japanese car giant Nissan said on Monday it would resume domestic production which was suspended following an inspection scandal...

7 Nov 2017

New Code of Ethics for auto industry a "stop-gap solution"

Last month, the Department of Economic Development published a draft code of conduct for competition in the local automotive industry in order to address "anti-competitive behaviour" and promote "transformation to foster inclusive growth"...

By Jeff Osborne 27 Oct 2017

Competition Commission invites comments on draft code

The Competition Commission is calling for public comment by 3 November 2017 on its draft code of conduct for competition in the South African automotive industry...

19 Oct 2017

Peugeot introduces Guaranteed Future Value programme

Peugeot Citroën South Africa has introduced a "Guaranteed Future Value" programme which will ensure that its customers can drive a new Peugeot vehicle every few years...

18 Oct 2017

BMW's bogus fee bumped

In a move likely to send shock waves through the country's motor dealership networks, BMW Financial Services - the car maker's vehicle finance subsidiary - has been ordered by the National Credit Regulator to refund...

10 Oct 2017

Tiger Wheel & Tyre wins “Best Tyre Shop in KZN” for 13th year running

Thirteen is a lucky number for Tiger Wheel & Tyre. The company recently won the Daily News “Your Choice 2017” award for “Best Tyre Shop” in KwaZulu-Natal for the 13th consecutive year...

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 28 Sep 2017

Aftermarket auto shops need skilled artisans

South African motorists tend to hold onto their private vehicles for longer periods, which has driven the demand for independent workshops. However, there is a shortage of skilled auto mechanics to meet this demand...

29 Aug 2017

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International

Tesla faces fresh Norway lawsuit over false advertising

OSLO, Norway: Nearly 80 Tesla owners in Norway have sued the US automaker over misleading advertising, saying their electric car did not deliver the promised performance, Norwegian daily Dagens Naeringsliv (DN) reported on Thursday.

12 Jan 2018

Former president of Japan's Toyota dies at 88

TOKYO, Japan: Toyota's former president Tatsuro Toyoda, who helped the Japanese auto giant establish a foothold in North America, has died at the age of 88.

9 Jan 2018

How to get more electric vehicles on the road

Despite the hype and excitement, not to mention the fanciful visions put forth by Tesla's Elon Musk, electric vehicles (EVs) are not yet winning over the transportation sector.

By Jonn Axsen 5 Jan 2018

Autosport International to showcase cutting-edge motorsport technology

The 2018 World Rally Championship is set to launch at Autosport International next week. It is the first time a top-tier FIA World Championship has launched at the show in its 27-year history.

4 Jan 2018

Hitler's Nazi-parade Mercedes set for US auction

WASHINGTON, US: A 1939 luxury Mercedes limousine used to carry Adolf Hitler around Germany will be auctioned in the US state of Arizona next month - one of only four such models ever built.

29 Dec 2017

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