Automotive Trends 2018

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A bakkie that promises rapture on the rough stuff
A bakkie that promises rapture on the rough stuff

There's good and bad news for all those who have pimped up their Ford Rangers with after-market accessories to try making them look like the US's legendary F-150 Raptor...

3 days ago

Isuzu to enter SUV market with mu-X
Isuzu to enter SUV market with mu-X

Isuzu Motors South Africa will be entering the SUV segment in sub-Saharan Africa with the introduction of its Isuzu mu-X in the second half of 2018...

21 Feb 2018

Will Imperial Holdings unbundle logistics, automotive arms?
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

When is the right time to sell your car?
When is the right time to sell your car?

There are a few things that need to be taken into account when selling a car. Knowledge is paramount in order to avoid getting less than you deserve, or expecting more than you can realistically get...

Issued by We Buy Cars 20 Feb 2018

Isuzu officially launches business operations in SA
Isuzu officially launches business operations in SA

Isuzu Motors has announced the official launch of its business operations in South Africa...

19 Feb 2018

Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle arriving 2019
Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle arriving 2019

Harley-Davidson recently announced that it will be producing an all-electric motorcycle by 2019...

19 Feb 2018

Rolls-Royce names new high-bodied vehicle Cullinan
Rolls-Royce names new high-bodied vehicle Cullinan

Rolls-Royce has announced that its all-new, high-bodied car "that will redefine luxury travel", will be called Cullinan...

16 Feb 2018

New Polo Vivo launched off the back of new Polo
New Polo Vivo launched off the back of new Polo

Many people might not be aware that the Polo Vivo hatchback has been the top-selling passenger model in South Africa for the past seven years. The new version is based on the fifth-generation Polo which has been enhanced both visually and technically...

14 Feb 2018

Toyota introduces all-new Yaris
Toyota introduces all-new Yaris

Toyota has launched an all-new Yaris, which has grown by 165mm lengthways and 5mm in width and has been reduced 45mm in height...

13 Feb 2018

New Jaguar E-Pace
Six defining design details on the new Jaguar E-Pace

The new Jaguar E-Pace performance SUV packs the design and performance of a Jaguar sports car into a spacious and practical all-wheel-drive vehicle...

13 Feb 2018

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

Peugeot introduces new flagship 208 GT-Line
Peugeot introduces new flagship 208 GT-Line

The new Peugeot 208 GT-Line is the revitalised new flagship for the range and comes with a host of premium, sporty equipment...

8 Feb 2018

German prosecutors raid Audi again in 'dieselgate' probe
German prosecutors raid Audi again in 'dieselgate' probe

FRANKFURT, Germany - German prosecutors said they had raided offices belonging to high-end carmaker Audi on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, the second sweep in a week related to diesel emissions cheating at the Volkswagen subsidiary...

7 Feb 2018

Porsche to double investment in electric cars
Porsche to double investment in electric cars

Porsche says it will double investments in electrifying its entire range by 2022...

6 Feb 2018

Rental fleet market holds back new car market
Rental fleet market holds back new car market

South Africa's new vehicle sales dropped 8.9% year-on-year according to Naamsa's latest figures. A total of 45,888 new vehicles were sold in January 2018, compared with 50,386 units in the same period last year...

2 Feb 2018

Liz Segal
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

AutoTrader explores whether cars are increasingly playing second fiddle to bakkies and SUVs in SA too?
AutoTrader explores whether cars are increasingly playing second fiddle to bakkies and SUVs in SA too?

You may be seeing a lot more bakkies and SUVs on SA's and the world's roads in the not-too-distant future, reports AutoTrader...

Issued by AutoTrader 31 Jan 2018

New Nissan Qashqai arrives on SA shores
New Nissan Qashqai arrives on SA shores

The upgraded 'cityproof' Nissan Qashqai urban crossover is now available in South Africa with premium enhancements to design, quality, and technology...

31 Jan 2018

German carmakers under fire for tests on humans, monkeys
German carmakers under fire for tests on humans, monkeys

FRANKFURT, Germany - German carmakers came under fire this week following revelations they helped finance experiments that saw humans and monkeys exposed to diesel fumes...

31 Jan 2018

BMW takes full control of car-sharing platform DriveNow
BMW takes full control of car-sharing platform DriveNow

FRANKFURT, Germany - German high-end carmaker BMW has bought partner Sixt's share in car-sharing platform DriveNow, stoking speculation a merger with a competing service from Daimler may lie ahead...

31 Jan 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Less torque talk, more tech talk

According to McKinsey, technology-driven trends will revolutionise how industry players respond to changing consumer behaviour, develop partnerships, and drive transformational change...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Jan 2018

All the 2017/18 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards winners!
All the 2017/18 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards winners!

Suzuki South Africa once again walked away with the Brand of the Year title at the 2017/18 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards - powered by WesBank, which took place at The Galleria in Sandton, Johannesburg on 25 January 2018...

26 Jan 2018

Volkswagen SA reveals new Polo
Volkswagen SA reveals new Polo

The new Volkswagen Polo, a completely redesigned generation of the car, has a clear, powerful design, more interior room, more efficient engines and pioneering driver assistance systems...

26 Jan 2018

Volkswagen SA offers ride-hailing and more with pioneer Kigali plant
Volkswagen SA offers ride-hailing and more with pioneer Kigali plant

Volkswagen SA (VWSA) has launched a subsidiary company in Rwanda to build cars and provide the country with transport services such as car-sharing and Uber-style ride-hailing...

22 Jan 2018

At last, Toyota has plans for battery electrical vehicles
At last, Toyota has plans for battery electrical vehicles

You would be forgiven for thinking that Toyota is a leader in electric vehicles, for such has been the success of its hybrid derivatives such as the Prius...

19 Jan 2018

Lexus reveals LF-1 Limitless flagship crossover
Lexus reveals LF-1 Limitless flagship crossover

Lexus has revealed its Lexus LF-1 Limitless - a concept that debuts a new genre of luxury vehicle, the flagship crossover...

18 Jan 2018

South Africans trading cars for bitcoin on the rise
South Africans trading cars for bitcoin on the rise

As South Africans are itching to get their hands on bitcoin, there's been an increase in swops and bitcoin-only sales on Gumtree.co.za, says Claire Cobbledick, head of core at Gumtree...

18 Jan 2018

Lamborghini reaches sales record, PSA global sales up 15%
Lamborghini reaches sales record, PSA global sales up 15%

Italian sports carmaker Lamborghini says it set another sales record in 2017, and PSA says global sales were up 15% in 2017...

17 Jan 2018

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