Automotive Trends 2018

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Will Imperial Holdings unbundle logistics, automotive arms?

NEWSWATCH: Imperial Holdings' plans to unbundle Motus, its automotive arm, and Imperial Logistics - which entails transport, warehousing, and distribution management - is still unconfirmed...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Feb 2018

How to know when to upgrade your fleet

If your fleet is made up of cars which are costing more in their service and repair bills and which make you seem unreliable to customers, it could be time to upgrade your fleet...

21 Feb 2018

German court could open way to bans on diesel cars

One of Germany's top courts will decide on Thursday whether some diesel vehicles can be banned from parts of cities like Stuttgart and Duesseldorf to reduce air pollution, a possible landmark judgement for the "car nation"...

20 Feb 2018

Understanding the lifespan of vehicle parts: tyres

Fleet and vehicle owners need to realise that many accidents on our roads are caused by worn and old tyres...

By Pieter Niemand 16 Feb 2018

Developing an urban transport generation

Following the introduction of trucks for long-haulage and construction in 2017, Scania recently revealed that it is extending its new truck generation design to other models, with the focus now on urban and additional low-carbon transport solutions...

9 Feb 2018

Untrained truck drivers placing strain on economy

Arrive Alive figures suggest that 27.5% of accidents on our roads are caused by trucks and light delivery vehicles. Truck accidents accounted for 4.8%...

7 Feb 2018

Women in the motoring industry

Manufacturers across the world are embarking on radical transformation in all areas of their business and automotive companies looking to develop a competitive advantage would do well to embrace diversity, taking advantage of the opportunity to foster disruption and innovation...

By Liz Segal 2 Feb 2018

Limited growth expected for truck market

According to the latest results released by Naamsa, Associated Motor Holdings, and Amalgamated Automobile Distributors, 2017 saw the South African truck market decline by 2.65% on the previous year's results...

26 Jan 2018

Scania-PPC construction deal ensures efficient work

Investments continue to be made in construction-related equipment in spite of the fact that the industry is predicted to continue to experience moderate growth over the next few years...

19 Jan 2018

Firm rolls out new crop of tyres to boost productivity in farming sector

The growing world population is presenting enormous challenges for the agricultural industry...

19 Jan 2018

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

Mercedes-Benz Vans reveals camper van concepts based on X-Class bakkie

Mercedes-Benz Vans is presenting its first camper van concepts based on the X-Class bakkie...

11 Jan 2018

Mercedes-Benz Citaro G hybrid buses ready for the road

The first new Citaro hybrid buses, which are gradually going into service, will be used to carry passengers on inner-city routes in Stuttgart...

10 Jan 2018

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International

Alfa Romeo Giulia, Abarth 595, Stelvio come out on top in polls

Recent surveys in various automotive magazines asked readers to give their opinion on what they think the best cars are for specific categories. Car manufacturer Alfa Romeo had three of its cars voted as the best.

12 Feb 2018

Nissan slashes profit forecasts after inspection scandal

TOKYO, Japan - Japanese car giant Nissan has slashed its forecast for full-year operating profit after admitting that a damaging inspection scandal last year had "adversely impacted" the firm's performance.

9 Feb 2018

Plotting a course for autonomous vehicles in India

With the rise of electric vehicles and the imminent arrival of self-driving cars in Western countries, relatively little has been said about the Indian automotive industry's initiative to develop similar technology.

7 Feb 2018

Porsche to double investment in electric cars

German sports car maker Porsche said on Monday it would double investments in electrifying its entire range by 2022, as parent company Volkswagen reacts to environmental scandals and new challenges from abroad.

6 Feb 2018

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