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Kom Clarkson, ve vant you in sunny Russia...
Kom Clarkson, ve vant you in sunny Russia...

NEWSWATCH: Sacked Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been invited to Russia to present a motoring show there, and Piers Morgan (who has also had a Clarkson klap) has some advice for the motor mouthpiece...

27 Mar 2015 07:31

Cars on the ramparts of the tech revolution - Interbrand Sampson De Villiers
Cars on the ramparts of the tech revolution

Four years ago, there wasn't a single car company present at the Las Vegas tech fest. This year 11 car companies were present - showcasing their latest technological innovations...

By Doug de Villiers & Daniel Binns, Issued by Interbrand Sampson De Villiers 26 Mar 2015 10:30

How dealerships can drive the brand experience - Interbrand Sampson De Villiers
How dealerships can drive the brand experience

Though most of today's car dealerships have not yet taken a quantum leap forward in terms of technology and customer experience, leading automotive brands are succeeding in differentiating themselves by way of facility design...

By Doug de Villiers & Scott Jeffrey, Issued by Interbrand Sampson De Villiers 25 Mar 2015 12:04

Want to be a better driver? Of course you do...
Want to be a better driver? Of course you do...

When drivers each practice for their driver's license test, they are just aiming to pass...

24 Mar 2015 09:03

Fuel tax not so high after all
Fuel tax not so high after all

Even after finance minister Nhlanhla Nene slapped motorists with a huge tax bill, filling up at local petrol stations is cheaper here than in most other countries...

23 Mar 2015 06:13

Motor trade sales decreased by 2.3% y/y in January
Motor trade sales decreased by 2.3% y/y in January

Motor trade sales (measured in nominal terms and current prices) decreased by 2.3% year on year (y/y) in January 2015‚ Statistics SA reported on Thursday, 19 March 2015...

20 Mar 2015 16:20

Road Tripping Namibia
Road Tripping Namibia

Road Tripping Namibia, by Fiona McIntosh, Shaen Adey, Willie Olivier, Ron Swilling, Katy Sharpe and Nick Buys, will open your eyes to Namibia...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 18 Mar 2015 13:36

Dubai tops New York, London for cars per person
Dubai tops New York, London for cars per person

The number of vehicles in Dubai has doubled over the past eight years giving the Gulf emirate more cars per person than New York or London...

17 Mar 2015 07:33

Gearing up for a great show - Johannesburg International Motor Show
Gearing up for a great show

The Johannesburg International Motor Show will be celebrating its tenth birthday in October with the staging of the tenth edition of Africa's leading motoring event which is one of the top ten automotive exhibitions globally...

Issued by Johannesburg International Motor Show 9 Mar 2015 10:56

Exports boost new vehicle sales
Exports boost new vehicle sales

Domestic new vehicle sales of 52,368 in February were only 584 units more than the same month last year but export sales shot up by 35.6% to 29,760 units...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Mar 2015 10:14

VW sales and profit accelerate to records in 2014, cautious on 2015
VW sales and profit accelerate to records in 2014, cautious on 2015

Volkswagen, Europe's biggest car maker, said on Friday, 27 February, it notched up record sales and earnings in 2014 but was cautious for 2015 in face of the emerging market weakness and currency fluctuations...

2 Mar 2015 11:59

Budget 2015: Read the fine print
Budget 2015: Read the fine print

Although Budget 2015 has delivered some good news for small business, the South African Institute for Professional Accountants (SAIPA) says it's not all good news...

26 Feb 2015 11:16

Government to revise toll tariffs
Government to revise toll tariffs

Government has noted concerns regarding the socio-economic impact of the e-toll tariffs and revised monthly ceilings will be proposed shortly, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene announced on Wednesday...

26 Feb 2015 11:05

Mobiclicks campaign moves Suzuki off the showroom floor - Mobile Marketing Association
Mobiclicks campaign moves Suzuki off the showroom floor

By using digital marketing, Suzuki was able to reach on average 13 million impressions per month. However, the company wanted more than to just increase brand awareness across its target audience...

Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 24 Feb 2015 11:22

Mercedes-Benz SA leading luxury vehicle maker
Mercedes-Benz SA leading luxury vehicle maker

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) claims the pole position in the domestic luxury vehicle market segment, the company said on Thursday, 19 February...

23 Feb 2015 10:39

Motor trade sales increased by 6.5% y/y in December
Motor trade sales increased by 6.5% y/y in December

Motor trade sales (measured in nominal terms and current prices) increased by 6.5% year on year (y/y) in December 2014‚ Statistics SA reported on Thursday, 19 February 2015...

19 Feb 2015 15:59

Nearly 64 million vehicles recalled in US last year
Nearly 64 million vehicles recalled in US last year

Nearly 64 million cars and trucks were recalled in the United States in 2014 for safety defects in a record-breaking year for both recalls and vehicles, a US agency said...

16 Feb 2015 11:17

Motorists - you can still save more
Motorists - you can still save more

Motorists can make even greater savings than through a drop in fuel costs...

9 Feb 2015 08:51

General Motors announces top performers
General Motors announces top performers

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has announced its top performing dealers during the annual Dealer of the Year awards which was recently held in Sandton, Johannesburg...

6 Feb 2015 12:35

Local vehicle sales down but exports boom
Local vehicle sales down but exports boom

Local new vehicle sales got off a slow start with January figures lagging 1.2% behind the 52,948 vehicles sold in January 2014...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Feb 2015 11:39

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

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