Automotive Trends 2018

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#BizTrends2018: The rise of AI and gamification in in-transit advertising

Geo-targeted advertising is becoming more and more important for marketers; and artificial intelligence in vehicle transit advertising will also become more common place over the next few years....

By Devon Brough 8 Jan 2018

Darren Hayes-Powell appointed MD of Goodyear SA

Darren Hayes-Powell will be taking over the reins from Jean-Jacques Wiroth as managing director of Goodyear South Africa...

27 Oct 2017

All the Automechanika Innovation Award winners

Six out of nearly two dozen products that were entered in the Automechanika Johannesburg 2017's Innovation Awards, were honoured for their innovative qualities...

3 Oct 2017

The 2018 WesBank South African Car of the Year finalists

During an event hosted in Johannesburg, MC Derek Watts announced the finalists for the 2018 WesBank South African Car of the Year competition...

21 Sep 2017

Automotive industry Code of Conduct shows progress

According to Right to Repair SA (R2RSA), progress is being made on a Code of Conduct that will bring much-needed change to the automotive industry...

11 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

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

#RideRoundup: All-new Audi Q5, new S-Class, Mazda CX-8, Jaguar XJ

In this week's #RideRoundup bulletin we have a glance at the all-new Audi Q5, the new Mercedez-Benz S-Class, the Mazda CX-8 Crossover SUV, and the new Jaguar XJR575 performance flagship model...

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Jul 2017

Mazda extends recall linked to faulty airbags

Mazda South Africa on Monday extended its recall of some models, as it scrambled to fix defective airbags that could affect 19,000 cars in South Africa...

18 Jul 2017

Kapico, Federal-Mogul Motorparts conduct trial on taxi brake pads

Kapico South Africa, in partnership with Federal-Mogul Motorparts, has launched a test promotion for Ferodo taxi brake pads and discs...

14 Jul 2017

Opel revises Corsa models, drops prices

Opel has revised the Corsa models lineup in an aim to give better value to customers. It has resulted in improved specifications for some models as well as price drops across the range...

11 Jul 2017

SA Motocross team secures sponsors

The SA Motocross team has secured three blue chip brands as sponsors for the World International MXDN. They are World Net Logistics, RwandAir, and Global ASP...

27 Jun 2017

Hyundai off to slow start in SUV race with Kona its first entrant

Hyundai Motor Co is counting on its first global compact SUV model to revive flagging sales after missing out on the popularity of sport utility vehicles in its major markets...

19 Jun 2017

24 hours of Nissan and Datsun in the Free State

Nampo is not a word unfamiliar to me. As a student at NWU, my friends and I used to frequent this (then not-so-big) agri festival almost every year, funnily enough....

By Ilse van den Berg 17 May 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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