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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

All about the new Subaru Impreza sedan
All about the new Subaru Impreza sedan

The fifth generation all-new Subaru Impreza sedan has launched in South Africa. It is a Subaru of many firsts...

3 days ago

Dud car complaints rev up
Dud car complaints rev up

Tough economic times have seen a spike in complaints to the Motor Industry Ombudsman of South Africa's office, but many consumers are just looking for a way to back out of car deals...

19 Jun 2017

Hyundai off to slow start in SUV race with Kona its first entrant
Hyundai off to slow start in SUV race with Kona its first entrant

Hyundai Motor Co is counting on its first global compact SUV model to revive flagging sales after missing out on the popularity of sport utility vehicles in its major markets...

19 Jun 2017

Opel announces new local distributor, future plans
Opel announces new local distributor, future plans

Opel has revealed plans to further strengthen the brand and grow its market presence in South Africa with a new distributor and new entries to its portfolio...

15 Jun 2017

Should you consider car loan refinancing?
Should you consider car loan refinancing?

Most people already know some of the ins and outs of getting your first car loan. Checking interest rates, comparing lenders, knowing your credit score, etc., but what about once you've already got your car loan?...

Issued by Monetary Library 14 Jun 2017

Hello there, lovely Lexus LC 500
Hello there, lovely Lexus LC 500

A concept car come to life, the Lexus LC combines stunning design, scintillating performance, long-distance comfort and premium craftsmanship to join an elite group of international grand touring coupes...

14 Jun 2017

Tips for budgeting and choosing the right LCV
Tips for budgeting and choosing the right LCV

Keeping cash flow positive can be difficult when the business needs a vehicle for deliveries and collections, and the owner is looking at what could be a major expense for months to come...

By Des Fenner 14 Jun 2017

PSA Group, VT Holding to strengthen Peugeot brand in SA
PSA Group, VT Holding to strengthen Peugeot brand in SA

PSA Group and VT Holding have finalised their joint-venture agreement which aims to strengthen the Peugeot brand in South Africa...

9 Jun 2017

‘The Great Eight Phantoms' exhibition set for July
‘The Great Eight Phantoms' exhibition set for July

‘The Great Eight Phantoms', a Rolls-Royce Exhibition, set to take place at the end of July, will gather together the greatest Phantoms from the last 92 years in Mayfair, London...

9 Jun 2017

#JunkStatus still affects new vehicle sales
#JunkStatus still affects new vehicle sales

South Africa's economy being downgraded to junk status continues to affect new vehicle sales... [video]

8 Jun 2017

Jeep hits pothole even as Fiat counts on expanding sales
Jeep hits pothole even as Fiat counts on expanding sales

DETROIT, US: The iconic Jeep brand is the cornerstone of Fiat Chrysler's strategy to bolster its position in the global auto industry, but the brand's US sales have hit a pothole...

6 Jun 2017

Eicher trucks arrive in South Africa
Eicher trucks arrive in South Africa

Volvo Group and Eicher Motors under the joint venture, VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), have announced the arrival of Eicher trucks in South Africa...

5 Jun 2017

Chevrolet sales plunge 38% as GM leaves SA
Chevrolet sales plunge 38% as GM leaves SA

Sales of new Chevrolet cars plunged by 38% in May from a month earlier, following the announcement that the brand will leave the market at the end of this year...

By David Furlonger 2 Jun 2017

Lamborghini's Aventador S arrives in South Africa
Lamborghini's Aventador S arrives in South Africa

The big brother of the Lamborghini family, the Aventador S has arrived on South African shores...

1 Jun 2017

Mazda commemorates launch of Cosmo Sport
Mazda commemorates launch of Cosmo Sport

50 years ago, Mazda launched its sleek two-seater rotary-powered Mazda Cosmo Sport...

31 May 2017

Trevor Hill
Trevor Hill new head of Audi South Africa

Audi has appointed Trevor Hill as the new head of Audi South Africa, effective 1 June 2017. Hill will succeed Paul Sansom, who has been appointed as MD of Audi Australia...

30 May 2017

Are you driving a deathtrap on wheels?
Are you driving a deathtrap on wheels?

We have all seen the adverts and testing videos on TV with the crash test dummies and shuddered at the thought of that being us. The shocking fact is, cars that have not passed international safety tests are actually driving on SA roads...

By Sherryn de Vos 30 May 2017

Alfa Romeo Giulia is a 'Game Changer'
Alfa Romeo Giulia is a 'Game Changer'

The Alfa Romeo Giulia, recently launched in South Africa, has been named a 'Game Changer' at the UK Autocar Awards...

29 May 2017

Allrounder cars soar in sales rankings
Allrounder cars soar in sales rankings

Booming SUVs and crossovers have flown into the ranks of the top-selling cars for the first quarter of 2017, with Ford's FSeries leading the way...

26 May 2017

China's Geely takes stake in Proton, Lotus
China's Geely takes stake in Proton, Lotus

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Chinese auto giant Geely on Wednesday announced it was taking a 49.9% stake in Malaysia's troubled Proton as well as a 51% share in British sports car brand Lotus...

25 May 2017

A blast from the past with Datsun
A blast from the past with Datsun

In addition to giving the Datsun GO a go on our media trip at Nampo last week, we also stopped over at an unassuming brick building in Bothaville. Parked outside were teasers of the magic and nostalgia we would find inside...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 May 2017

General Motors to stop sales in India by year end
General Motors to stop sales in India by year end

NEW DELHI, India: US auto giant General Motors will stop selling cars in India by year end, putting the brakes on efforts to penetrate one of the world's fastest growing markets...

19 May 2017

Major GM South Africa announcement
Major GM South Africa announcement

General Motors has announced that it is transforming its business globally. For SA, this means the phasing out of the manufacturing and sales of Chevrolet vehicles... [video]

By Ilse van den Berg 18 May 2017

Carfind.co.za introduces 360° interior views
Carfind.co.za introduces 360° interior views

Carfind.co.za, an online car buying and selling platform, has introduced a 360° interior view feature...

18 May 2017

24 hours of Nissan and Datsun in the Free State
24 hours of Nissan and Datsun in the Free State

Nampo is not a word unfamiliar to me. As a student at NWU, my friends and I used to frequent this (then not-so-big) agri festival almost every year, funnily enough....

By Ilse van den Berg 17 May 2017

A global EV taxi revolution
A global EV taxi revolution

The first step in a global electric taxi revolution was in 2013 when a taxi company in Japan went all in and converted its entire fleet of conventional taxis to zero-emission Nissan LEAFs...

17 May 2017

Volvo, Google partner for next generation connected cars
Volvo, Google partner for next generation connected cars

Volvo Cars and Google have partnered to develop the next generation in-car infotainment and connectivity solution...

16 May 2017

TruckX ready for Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
TruckX ready for Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit

The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit is making its début as the new venue for this year's TruckX. The expo and conference offers an opportunity for test drives and covers issues affecting the trucking and fleet industries...

11 May 2017

Ryan Bax
#AfricaMonth: The fast-growing, untapped African car market

In light of the recent study, Game-changing Automotive Policy Developments in Africa, we chat to Ryan Bax, senior industry analyst for mobility and automotive at Frost & Sullivan, to find out more about the fast-growing, untapped African car market...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 May 2017

Forward-thinking, flexible fleet managers will excel
Forward-thinking, flexible fleet managers will excel

Fleet managers have to stay upright while the entire foundation of the profession is shifting underneath their feet due to rapid technological advances...

10 May 2017

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