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Fortuner is a capable good-looker
Fortuner is a capable good-looker

The much improved new Toyota Fortuner is destined to strengthen its position as South Africa's favourite family SUV with predicted sales of more than 1,000 a month...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 1 day ago

Jumia to become Africa's one stop online destination
Jumia to become Africa's one stop online destination

With a new vision, the Africa Internet Group is connecting its companies into Jumia's ecosystem which will give access to products and services from its e-commerce platforms...

1 day ago

VWSA and Dyer Island - a CSI success story
VWSA and Dyer Island - a CSI success story

News about corporate social investments can generate a range of public responses; from warming the hearts of eternal optimists to provoking eye-rolls from cynics...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Bidvest McCarthy invests in Isuzu Trucks
Bidvest McCarthy invests in Isuzu Trucks

Bidvest McCarthy has invested in a new Isuzu Trucks franchise dealership sited at Gateway Industrial Park in Pretoria East. Bidvest McCarthy Isuzu Trucks is offering on-site, after hours...

21 Jun 2016

Record vehicle exports achieved at East London port
Record vehicle exports achieved at East London port

With over 10,000 new vehicles exported, Transnet and Mercedes-Benz SA recorded the highest units being handled in East London in April 2016...

20 Jun 2016

KIA Motors SA introduces the Picanto 1.2 LS
KIA Motors SA introduces the Picanto 1.2 LS

Following the introduction of the KIA Picanto 1.0 LS in October 2015, KIA Motors South Africa has expanded its Picanto offering with a 1.2-litre LS model to fill the gap between the 1.0 LS and 1.0 LX models...

20 Jun 2016

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Mitsubishi Motors to post $480m loss over fuel-cheat scandal

Mitsubishi Motors said on Friday it will post a $480 million special loss for the current fiscal year to pay compensation to customers over years of cheating on fuel-economy tests...

20 Jun 2016

Tesla denies pressuring customers to hush up complaints
Tesla denies pressuring customers to hush up complaints

Tesla denied putting pressure on customers to stay quiet over problems in its luxury all-electric cars amid questions about the strength of the suspensions in the popular Model S...

13 Jun 2016

Fiat Chrysler in talks with Uber over driverless cars
Fiat Chrysler in talks with Uber over driverless cars

Italo-American car giant Chrysler Fiat (FCA) is in talks with Uber Technologies over a possible driverless car partnership, after signing a similar agreement with Google...

10 Jun 2016

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UberGreen arrives in Cape Town

During the month of April Uber partnered with Nissan and BMW to bring Johannesburg riders UberGreen, a 100% electric ride, in an effort to help reduce CO2 emissions...

10 Jun 2016

Volvo Cars: Brand Design Language Award winners
Car Design Award 2016 winners announced

The Car Design Award 2016 winners have been announced. This year marks the rebirth of the Car Design Awards...

9 Jun 2016

Toyota maintains top position as the world's most valuable car brand, worth $29.5bn
Toyota maintains top position as the world's most valuable car brand, worth $29.5bn

Toyota remains the most valuable global car brand in the 2016 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking, released by WPP and Millward Brown...

Issued by Millward Brown 8 Jun 2016

Retail motor trade holding up despite depressed economy
Retail motor trade holding up despite depressed economy

The franchised retail motor trade in South Africa is holding up well despite the continuing economic slump and subsequent decline in the sale of new vehicles. This is according to the retail...

7 Jun 2016

Kia Motors SA introduces unlimited mileage warranty
Kia Motors SA introduces unlimited mileage warranty

Kia Motors has announced the launch of their new five-year/unlimited mileage warranty in South Africa. The warranty is applicable to the entire Kia model range as of 1 June 2016...

3 Jun 2016

Vehicle exports move into top gear
Vehicle exports move into top gear

Exports of locally manufactured vehicles recently bounced back strongly, growing by 39% from 23,602 vehicles in April 2015 to 32,856 in April 2016...

3 Jun 2016

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New vehicle sales in May fall 10.3%

South Africa's new vehicle market continued to decline this past month, with total industry sales of only 42,907 new vehicles sold - a 10.3% fall. Within this, respective drops of 12.9% and 5.3% were seen...

2 Jun 2016

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VW profits whiplashed by 'dieselgate' scandal

Volkswagen suffered whiplash from a massive engine-rigging scandal as profits slumped in the first quarter, but the embattled German auto giant insisted things were not as bad...

2 Jun 2016

Volkswagen Group tops in customer satisfaction in SA
Volkswagen Group tops in customer satisfaction in SA

Audi and Volkswagen are leaders in the field of customer care. This situation is very evident in the results of the latest Ipsos survey of customer purchasing and servicing experiences in 2015...

Issued by Ipsos 31 May 2016

New entrant in SA vehicle market
New entrant in SA vehicle market

Great Wall Motor Company Limited of China has announced that it will directly enter the South African motor vehicle market by granting distribution rights to Haval Motors South Africa...

30 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: GoMyWay on the benefits of ridesharing
#AfricaMonth: GoMyWay on the benefits of ridesharing

We know that efficient public transport remains a bugbear in many Africa countries...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 May 2016

Volkswagen, Toyota buy into ridesharing
Volkswagen, Toyota buy into ridesharing

Toyota and Volkswagen announced separate partnerships on Tuesday with rideshare companies Uber and Gett, in the latest such moves by major carmakers...

26 May 2016

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#AfricaMonth: Driving Ugandan vehicle manufacturing

Kiira Motors Corporation is a presidential initiative for automotive manufacturing in Uganda. The company has three successful...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2016

The customer-centric dealership
The customer-centric dealership

The digitally connected world has flipped the global automotive industry's customer-dealership paradigm on its head. As a result, a number of transformations are taking place, many of which...

24 May 2016

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#InTouch2016: Digital opportunity in the automotive arena

Michael Frans, head of business operations: automotive at T-Systems South Africa...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2016

Car sales hit the brakes
Car sales hit the brakes

TransUnion has reported in its first quarter 2016 Vehicle Pricing index (VPI) that economic pressures are pushing up car prices and squeezing sales in SA. Tough economic conditions have contributed...

20 May 2016

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Super Group closes Mercedes-Benz deal

Transport and fleet management company Super Group has concluded a deal to buy a number of Mercedes-Benz dealerships and property in...

By Fifi Peters 19 May 2016

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Uber-fast rollout sees app-taxi service in hiring mode

Uber wants to add more than 15,000 new job opportunities for partner-drivers in SA over the next two years as well as lift sharing and other new services...

By Hilary Joffe 17 May 2016

What to consider before making the electric car shift
What to consider before making the electric car shift

Well-known entrepreneur Elon Musk last month announced the launch of Tesla Model 3, a mass-market electric car. While the car will initially be released in the United States, South Africa has been listed...

17 May 2016

Barloworld H1 revenue up 4% as Russia and Europe offset weaker Southern Africa
Barloworld H1 revenue up 4% as Russia and Europe offset weaker Southern Africa

Huge jumps in equipment sales in Russia and Europe helped Barloworld offset lower revenue from its Southern African businesses...

By Robert Laing 17 May 2016

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