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#BizTrends2017: The auto industry will face its biggest disruption yet
#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
#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

Q&A with Hubble CEO on Uber's new entertainment device
Q&A with Hubble CEO on Uber's new entertainment device

Following the announcement of Uber's new interactive entertainment service, provided by Hubble (previously Taxi Media Group), CEO Justin Duveen shares the impact its having on the driver, the rider and the advertiser, and how it's innovating in the out of home (OOH) space...

By Jessica Tennant 20 hours ago

The sub-240k seven-seater club
The sub-240k seven-seater club

While we'd all prefer to drive a luxury seven-seater SUV, most of us are not in a financial position to do so. Here's a list of the least expensive choices on offer in South Africa...

By Ané Theron 21 Feb 2017

What to consider when purchasing a motoring fleet
What to consider when purchasing a motoring fleet

Because it represents the largest chunk of sales, car companies generally focus on the retail market - but fleet purchases also play an important role...

By Jim Dando 21 Feb 2017

The case for investing in SA's fuel retail sector
The case for investing in SA's fuel retail sector

Whether one is considering taking a leap into entrepreneurship or thinking of adding to one's growing business portfolio, investing in the fuel retail sector might offer...

By James Noble 15 Feb 2017

Chevrolet blazes a new trail
Chevrolet blazes a new trail

Chevrolet's big-easy Trailblazer has been given a nifty makeover with a liberal addition of fancy technology and safety features...

By Henrie Geyser 15 Feb 2017

Toyota now official vehicle supplier for Kaizer Chiefs
Toyota now official vehicle supplier for Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs and Toyota South Africa have signed a partnership agreement which makes the car manufacturer the official motor vehicle supplier of the club...

8 Feb 2017

Toyota 9-month net profit falls but hikes annual outlook
Toyota 9-month net profit falls but hikes annual outlook

Toyota said today, Monday, 6 January 2017, that net profit in the nine months to the end of December fell by almost a quarter on-year...

6 Feb 2017

Ford sales stable despite challenging start to 2017
Ford sales stable despite challenging start to 2017

Despite Ford's recent vehicle safety recall, sales were up 1.7% on the corresponding month last year, with a total of 6,634 vehicles sold in January 2017...

3 Feb 2017

2017 vehicle sales off to a good start
2017 vehicle sales off to a good start

The new vehicle sales market kicked off on a high note in 2017, according to the latest aggregated new vehicle sales data from Naamsa...

2 Feb 2017

Refined Triton armed for battle
Refined Triton armed for battle

The long-awaited Mitsubishi Triton has finally arrived in South Africa and it was well worth the wait because in its new guise it is much more attractive...

By Henrie Geyser 31 Jan 2017

New wave of robots set to deliver the goods
New wave of robots set to deliver the goods

The robots of the future will be coming soon, rolling along at a lumbering pace with those goods you just ordered. The six-wheeled, knee-high robots from startup Starship Technologies are part of a new wave of automated systems...

30 Jan 2017

Toyota loses top-selling automaker crown in 2016
Toyota loses top-selling automaker crown in 2016

Toyota lost its crown as the world's top-selling automaker in 2016, company figures showed Monday, with the Japanese giant overtaken by Volkswagen...

30 Jan 2017

Fiat Chrysler's local boss wants car maker to claim central place in SA market
Fiat Chrysler's local boss wants car maker to claim central place in SA market

As a leading global motor company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could no longer afford to remain a peripheral player in the South African new-vehicle market...

27 Jan 2017

The Toyota Auris - more than just a badge?
The Toyota Auris - more than just a badge?

December on the coast of the Western Cape. Not exactly the place to go for a peaceful, quiet festive season – but this is where I call home...

By Ané Theron 27 Jan 2017

New semi-autonomous Volvo S90 on sale in South Africa
New semi-autonomous Volvo S90 on sale in South Africa

Good news! The new Volvo S90 is now available in South Africa. Making its local debut as the second brand-new Volvo since the company began its ‘New Dawn' renaissance...

27 Jan 2017

2017 GT is Ford's fastest ever
2017 GT is Ford's fastest ever

Delivering the highest output of any EcoBoost production engine to date, the all-new Ford GT couples its power with impressive aerodynamic efficiency...

26 Jan 2017

All-new Subaru XV to be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show
All-new Subaru XV to be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

Subaru has announced that the all-new Subaru XV will make its global debut at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show...

26 Jan 2017

New SA app is the Tinder for car buying
New SA app is the Tinder for car buying

Carter, a South African developed smartphone app aims to help users find the perfect new car for their needs, and connect them to accredited dealers...

25 Jan 2017

Imperial takes beating after trading update
Imperial takes beating after trading update

Shares in vehicle dealer and car hire group Imperial fell as much as 4.8% after the company warned shareholders it expected to report an up-to 20% drop in interim headline earnings per share...

By Robert Laing 25 Jan 2017

Robin van Rensburg
Meet Fiat Chrysler's new SA head

Robin van Rensburg has been appointed CEO and MD of Fiat Group Automobiles South Africa, the importer of Fiat, Fiat Professional, Abarth and Alfa Romeo brands...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Jan 2017

Feast and famine for SA motor industry
Feast and famine for SA motor industry

There's a recovery out there... somewhere. But no-one knows exactly where to find it. SA motor companies are confidently forecasting steady growth...

By David Furlonger 24 Jan 2017

Bidvest launches keyless car rental app
Bidvest launches keyless car rental app

Bidvest Car Rental has introduced a keyless car rental fleet with the launch of their app, Snappdrive. The new mobile app has been in development...

24 Jan 2017

Mercedes-Benz Vans invests in robot startup
Mercedes-Benz Vans invests in robot startup

Mercedes-Benz Vans has invested in Starship Technologies, a startup developing ground-based, autonomous delivery robots...

23 Jan 2017

What are the CPA's best practice guidelines applicable to the motor industry?
What are the CPA's best practice guidelines applicable to the motor industry?

Last year, the NCC published for comment the draft best practice guidelines intended to provide procedural clarity in regard to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for handling complaints involving the automotive industry...

By Justine Krige 23 Jan 2017

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Your Kugas are worthless!

Shocked Ford owners are being told that their Kugas are worthless, as the global motoring giant scrambles to calm the storm over burning cars...

By Graeme Hosken 23 Jan 2017

Black Badge revealed at new Rolls-Royce pop-up
Black Badge revealed at new Rolls-Royce pop-up

There's a new pop-up shop in the Mother City and the brand in question is as premium as they come...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Jan 2017

Suzuki SA wins big at Cars Awards
Suzuki SA wins big at Cars Awards

The second annual Cars.co.za Consumer Awards kicked off last night at the Vodadome in Midrand. The Awards recognised the best derivatives...

20 Jan 2017

Sportage moves to upper class
Sportage moves to upper class

Hyundai and Kia have risen through the ranks quite dramatically from the el cheapo bottom feeder level to where they are now becoming a very serious threat...

By Henrie Geyser 19 Jan 2017

The history of the motor car industry in SA
The history of the motor car industry in SA

Over the years, the motor car industry has grown significantly with various car manufactures having different branches all over the globe...

Issued by MiWay 18 Jan 2017

Helping out dealers hitting hard times
Helping out dealers hitting hard times

Guill Marais, a senior business consultant at Sewells-MSXI, is having a busy time as the ongoing economic downturn takes its toll on many retail motor companies...

18 Jan 2017

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