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Analyst briefing will focus on female vehicle ownership
Analyst briefing will focus on female vehicle ownership

Research has indicated that 50% of women globally are dissatisfied with their vehicles, while 74% of women feel they are misunderstood by car manufacturers.

21 Oct 2014 08:02

Toyota hybrid sales achieve global milestone
Toyota hybrid sales achieve global milestone

Toyota has reached a milestone after selling its seven-millionth hybrid vehicle. The latest million-unit-sales record was achieved in nine months. As at the end of September, the exact number reached was 7.053-million.

17 Oct 2014 09:41

Programme guides Toyota dealers to protect environment
Programme guides Toyota dealers to protect environment

To further support the goal in creating a sustainable South Africa, Toyota introduced a programme to ensure all the dealers were participating in their quest to protect the environment.

16 Oct 2014 10:53

Suzuki launches upgraded Grand Vitara Summit
Suzuki launches upgraded Grand Vitara Summit

The upgraded Suzuki Grand Vitara Summit is instantly recognisable by the updated grille, now finished in dark silver, while the roof rails are now finished in silver.

16 Oct 2014 09:29

Super Group buys UK motor dealer Allen Ford for R606m
Super Group buys UK motor dealer Allen Ford for R606m

Fleet management company Super Group says it has bought the UK's second-largest Ford motor dealer‚ Allen Ford‚ for R606m.

13 Oct 2014 10:06

Huggies hands over Kia Sportage to first winner
Huggies hands over Kia Sportage to first winner

Friday, 3 October 2014 is a day Steven Lakay from Swellendam will never forget. He became the lucky owner of a Kia Sportage 2.0L Ignite after entering the Huggies Dry Comfort competition.

By Evan-Lee Courie 7 Oct 2014 15:09

New car sales pick up speed
New car sales pick up speed

South African new vehicle sales accelerated out of its slump last month with a huge jump in exports and a substantial increase over last year's local sales, according to figures released by NAAMSA.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Oct 2014 07:54

Mining fundamental for SA economy
Mining fundamental for SA economy

Mining was one of the key industries in the South African economy with a total income of R408bn in 2012, says Statistician General Pali Lehohla.

30 Sep 2014 10:36

Brand reputation important for low-cost vehicle purchases - Ipsos
Brand reputation important for low-cost vehicle purchases

One in every three South African car owners rated price as the most important purchase decision influencer, followed by brand reputation (16%), according to a recent study conducted by Ipsos...

Issued by Ipsos 17 Sep 2014 10:42

Tolls take toll on car dealerships
Tolls take toll on car dealerships

Car dealerships in Gauteng have been forced to fork out up to R200m more to administer the costs of the province's new e-tolling system.

10 Sep 2014 12:22

VW spruces up popular Vivo
VW spruces up popular Vivo

The Volkswagen Polo Vivo, South Africa's best-selling passenger car with close on 150,000 sales to its name since introduced four years ago, has had a midlife makeover with some pretty new cosmetic and interior touches.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 8 Sep 2014 12:52

Exports of vehicles increase in August
Exports of vehicles increase in August

Vehicle exports bounced back last month as Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) finally got into the production swing with its new C-Class sedan.

3 Sep 2014 11:29

Road tripper's guide to farm stalls
Road tripper's guide to farm stalls

There are hundreds of farm stalls all over the country, some loved and easy to find and other gems lesser known. Well, here's a guide to help you find them.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 29 Aug 2014 07:52

Ipsos study puts SA motor industry in very good light - Ipsos
Ipsos study puts SA motor industry in very good light

Ipsos South Africa and its 12 local syndicate members have announced both the 2014 product quality and customer experience (service received when purchasing or servicing) awards.

Issued by Ipsos 28 Aug 2014 11:35

Forget where you parked? There's an app for that
Forget where you parked? There's an app for that

Dude, where did I park my car? Apple is apparently trying to answer that question with a new app that will work even when GPS reception is poor...

By TJ Strydom 26 Aug 2014 10:51

Super Group 'delivers' its own set of excellent results
Super Group 'delivers' its own set of excellent results

Super Group‚ an industrial transportation operator‚ says it delivered "an excellent set of results" for the year to June‚ with earnings growth resulting from its integrated logistics plan.

By Mark Allix 19 Aug 2014 10:07

Mbongeleni Hlomuka
Marketing is not an act, it's a habit

Since graduating in media and specialising in marketing, I have attended a few interviews with SMMEs, not finding what promises to please me both professionally and personally...

By Mbongeleni Hlomuka 17 Aug 2014 10:05

Billions to be spent on railway commuter network
Billions to be spent on railway commuter network

The Department of Transport will, over the next three years, invest billions of rands in the country's transport infrastructure in a bid to reduce road deaths.

13 Aug 2014 07:57

Hino SA rewarded for outstanding performance
Hino SA rewarded for outstanding performance

Hino South Africa's sales and after-sales performance in 2013 was recently rewarded by winning three international awards. The awards ceremony took place during the 2nd Hino Motors' Middle East, West Asia and Africa regional meeting in Dubai.

31 Jul 2014 12:08

Vehicle sales drop as disposable income growth slows
Vehicle sales drop as disposable income growth slows

Stats SA May vehicle and related retail sales continues to show a very weak picture.

By John Loos 22 Jul 2014 07:05

First legal step in R699 car scheme
First legal step in R699 car scheme

The Port Elizabeth High Court agreed yesterday to hear a case on Tuesday that will be the first step in a massive class action on behalf of consumers left out of pocket by the alleged R699 car scam.

18 Jul 2014 09:53

Car firms halt production as strike bites
Car firms halt production as strike bites

Toyota and Ford both announced a halt to production.

By Natasha Marrian 16 Jul 2014 08:29

Ford is 'completely committed to our operations here in South Africa'
Ford is 'completely committed to our operations here in South Africa'

In a recent interview with Business Day TV, Ford South Africa president and CEO Jeff Nemeth discusses how National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa strike has affected car makers.

16 Jul 2014 08:22

Mitsubishi to launch new supermini Mirage
Mitsubishi to launch new supermini Mirage

Mitsubishi Motors has announced the launch of the budget- and youth-focused A-segment Mitsubishi Mirage in August 2014.

15 Jul 2014 07:08

Economy battles to get out of the woods
Economy battles to get out of the woods

The country's economy has battled to fully recover from the impact of the 2009 recession due to low productivity in the mining and manufacturing sectors.

14 Jul 2014 12:11

John Harvey
Independents are fuelling Africa

Independent petrol retailers are making impressive gains across Africa, presenting a challenge to franchise operators for oil giants that have monopolised the continent's markets for decades.

By John Harvey 14 Jul 2014 09:24

Vote for the 2014 Bike of Year on Wheels24 - 24.com
Vote for the 2014 Bike of Year on Wheels24

Wheels24 is giving its readers an opportunity to vote for the 2014 SA Bike of the Year finalists - as it does with the annual Car of the Year competition - through a Wheels24 Readers' Bike of the Year poll...

Issued by 24.com 8 Jul 2014 10:21

Low level brand loyalty and the new brand image in the automotive market - Ipsos
Low level brand loyalty and the new brand image in the automotive market

More than a third (35%) of current car owners who are considering purchasing a new car in the near future say they will possibly purchase a different car brand to...

Issued by Ipsos 8 Jul 2014 10:20

Imperial Auto invests in golf development
Imperial Auto invests in golf development

Imperial Auto has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with the Nomads Golf Club.

8 Jul 2014 09:55

Cars set for auction as new vehicle sales slow
Cars set for auction as new vehicle sales slow

As predicted by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA earlier this year, vehicle sales are beginning to slow down.

7 Jul 2014 11:50

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