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Bidvest and Avis Budget sign agreement
Bidvest and Avis Budget sign agreement

Bidvest Car Rental has reached an agreement with Avis Budget Group, which will see Bidvest cease to operate as Budget car, van and truck rental in Southern Africa...

28 Jan 2015 06:40

New Corsa wins AUTOBEST 2015 award
New Corsa wins AUTOBEST 2015 award

The all-new fifth generation Opel Corsa has been recognised by a panel of judges who have bestowed it with the AUTOBEST 2015 award...

26 Jan 2015 13:05

Congestion expected after Toyota green car orders soar
Congestion expected after Toyota green car orders soar

TOKYO: Toyota has been swamped by orders for its first mass market hydrogen fuel-cell car, the company said Thursday, 15 January, with demand in the first month nearly four times higher than expected for the whole year...

19 Jan 2015 12:41

GM expects better 2015, after costly recalls
GM expects better 2015, after costly recalls

DETROIT: General Motors said Wednesday, 14 January, that it expects improved earnings and margins in 2015 after paying out nearly $2 billion for recalls and victims compensation last year...

19 Jan 2015 12:30

Truck sales show modest growth for 2014
Truck sales show modest growth for 2014

According to the latest results the South African truck market delivered a subdued performance during 2014, growing a modest 2.04% on 2013's results, to conclude the year on 31,554 unit sales...

15 Jan 2015 13:19

Avis and iLembe Chamber of Commerce "driving business together"
Avis and iLembe Chamber of Commerce "driving business together"

Car rental company, Avis has sponsored the iLembe Chamber of Commerce's Business Support Centre with a vehicle to be used by support staff serving the Ndedwe, Maphumulo, Kwadukuza and Mandeni communities...

14 Jan 2015 11:20

GM's Barra predicts strong US car market in 2015
GM's Barra predicts strong US car market in 2015

NEW YORK: General Motors chief executive Mary Barra has predicted another strong year for US car sales...

12 Jan 2015 10:13

New vehicle sales in December up 10.7%
New vehicle sales in December up 10.7%

Naamsa on Wednesday, 7 January, reported new vehicle sales in December rose 10.7%‚ or 4‚979 vehicles year on year...

8 Jan 2015 10:26

New VW Jetta boasts sportier appearance
New VW Jetta boasts sportier appearance

The front and rear ends of the new Volkswagen Jetta have been redesigned to give the new models a sportier and modern appearance...

15 Dec 2014 07:02

Moderate growth figures expected for SA truck market
Moderate growth figures expected for SA truck market

According to the latest combined results released by Naamsa, Associated Motor Holdings (AMH) and Amalgamated Automobile Distributors (AAD), South African truck sales were 5.15% down to 2,744 units in November...

10 Dec 2014 12:43

Naamsa vehicle sales in November marginally up by 0.9%‚ or 468 vehicles
Naamsa vehicle sales in November marginally up by 0.9%‚ or 468 vehicles

Naamsa vehicle sales in November were marginally up by 0.9%‚ or 468 vehicles‚ to 51‚098 units compared with 50‚630 vehicles sold in November 2013...

3 Dec 2014 08:19

Cloned vehicles on a rising trend
Cloned vehicles on a rising trend

More than 66,000 vehicles, valued at approximately R8.5bn, were stolen or hijacked in South Africa last year...

24 Nov 2014 07:02

Jeff Osborne
Car dealerships' ad spending "misaligned with customers"

The process of buying a car has changed drastically over the last few years - most significantly, self-educated customers have made a decision long before they enter a physical dealership...

By Jeff Osborne 20 Nov 2014 06:45

Local advertising influences 50% of car buyers
Local advertising influences 50% of car buyers

According to new research, half of the readers of Media24 local titles are influenced by newspaper advertising in their purchase decision when buying a new car...

19 Nov 2014 11:01

Retail sales growth points to improved consumer situation
Retail sales growth points to improved consumer situation

September's vehicle and related retail sales figures, recently released by StatsSA, are showing signs of strengthening...

17 Nov 2014 14:23

Demerit system for drivers edges closer
Demerit system for drivers edges closer

The long-awaited rollout of the points demerit system to manage traffic infringements is edging closer with only a few hurdles still to be overcome...

14 Nov 2014 06:32

Despite good car sales‚ people still struggling
Despite good car sales‚ people still struggling

Do not be misled by the latest new-vehicle sales figures into believing that consumers are bouncing back from SA's economic woes‚ WesBank research head Rudolf Mahoney says.

By David Furlonger 5 Nov 2014 10:24

New vehicle sales rise 4.9% y/y to 59‚384 units in October
New vehicle sales rise 4.9% y/y to 59‚384 units in October

The remarkably strong domestic sales trend experienced in new vehicle sales in September continued in October‚ according to data released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) on Monday, 3 November.

4 Nov 2014 07:18

VW takes top honours in rental and leasing
VW takes top honours in rental and leasing

The South African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA) has named Volkswagen as the best motor manufacturer in rental and leasing for the fifth consecutive year.

31 Oct 2014 06:52

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

First Car Rental expands African footprint
First Car Rental expands African footprint

First Car Rental has announced a car hire partnership with Moustafa H. Khataw, the CEO of Uniglobe Skylink Travel, previously a network partner to Avis and now the brand new First Car Rental Tanzania.

13 Oct 2014 12:04

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

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