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Ciaz up against a gang of toughies
Ciaz up against a gang of toughies

Suzuki has been churning out new vehicles during the past year with a three-model Ciaz sedan following close behind the local arrival of the Splash, Erigo and Celerio to push the Japanese automaker's local line-up to 36 vehicles...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 29 Jul 2015 09:01

First Car Rental supports Platbos Forest
First Car Rental supports Platbos Forest

First Car Rental has pledged its support of the Platbos Forest Reserve Organisation in an effort to ensure the long-term survival and restoration of Africa's southernmost indigenous forest located between Gansbaai and Hermanus in the Western Cape...

28 Jul 2015 13:46



Mixed outlook for SA retail, says research from Oxford Business Group
Mixed outlook for SA retail, says research from Oxford Business Group

South Africa's retail sector has seen mixed fortunes in recent months with a slowdown in vehicle sales, but more encouraging news in luxury goods...

28 Jul 2015 09:30

Baby Fiat 500, now all grown-up
Baby Fiat 500, now all grown-up

Fiat applied some clever cosmetic surgery to its iconic Fiat 500, added an X to its name and then dressed it up...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 20 Jul 2015 07:57

Gauteng Motor Fest set to deliver exhilirating 'live action' line-up - Thebe Reed Exhibitions
Gauteng Motor Fest set to deliver exhilirating 'live action' line-up

A celebration of motor sport in all forms is perfectly reflected in Gauteng Motor Fest's rip-roaring event line-up, fine-tuned by organisers Thebe Reed Exhibitions to feature a host of new auto-inspired activities...

Issued by Thebe Reed Exhibitions 17 Jul 2015 11:10

Increased demand for used vehicles, report shows
Increased demand for used vehicles, report shows

Released by TransUnion, provider of global information solutions for assessing and managing risk, The latest Vehicle Price Index (VPI) report shows the effect...

17 Jul 2015 09:34

Economic pressure drives high demand for used vehicles
Economic pressure drives high demand for used vehicles

The latest Vehicle Price Index (VPI) report released by TransUnion shows the effect of continued economic pressure on the pockets of consumers...

16 Jul 2015 10:47

The all new Fiat 500X Crossover

The Fiat 500X makes its début on South African soil with a new compact crossover in the 500 family that marks the evolution of the brand and technology through the development in its DNA...

15 Jul 2015 14:18

The automotive industry moves online - polling shows - The SpaceStation
The automotive industry moves online - polling shows

Last year the IAB SA conducted an online poll into automotive purchasing behaviour, and the results showed that online is definitely the most favoured platform of people who own, use and maintain vehicles...

Issued by The SpaceStation 15 Jul 2015 11:52

GMSA increases market share for 5 consecutive months
GMSA increases market share for 5 consecutive months

Total industry sales for new vehicles came in at 50 251 units for June down 4.8% compared to June last year...

2 Jul 2015 11:39

Mahindra focuses on Africa's potential
Mahindra focuses on Africa's potential

Indian utility vehicle and tractor producer, Mahindra & Mahindra, is gearing up to maximise the potential it sees in the African continent...

30 Jun 2015 11:48

Hino SA set to widen 300-Series model range
Hino SA set to widen 300-Series model range

Hino SA intends enlarging its range of offerings in the popular 300-Series truck line-up to meet customer requirements and changing trends in the market...

30 Jun 2015 11:37

AA launches nationwide designated driver project
AA launches nationwide designated driver project

The Automobile Association (AA) has announced a nationwide designated driver service in an attempt to curb the amount of deaths on the country's roads...

By Amil Umraw, The Witness 29 Jun 2015 10:43

Honda Jazz joins First Car Rental
Honda Jazz joins First Car Rental

First Car Rental is happy to announce that it will be adding 60 of the popular Honda Jazz 1.2 Trend's to its car hire fleet...

25 Jun 2015 14:56

Toyota's Toy Cars are child's play
Toyota's Toy Cars are child's play

Toyota debuts a new augmented reality app and new Hajime concept at the Tokyo Toy Show...

24 Jun 2015 10:33

BMW, Nissan build electric car grid in SA
BMW, Nissan build electric car grid in SA

Car manufacturers BMW and Nissan will work together to introduce a network of charging points for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in SA...

By Mark Smyth 27 May 2015 07:17

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Cartrack full-year HEPS up 12% to 65c from 58c

Cartrack's (CTK) full-year headline earnings per share (HEPS) were up 12% to 65c in the year ended February from 58c in the year-earlier period, the company that provides stolen vehicle recovery services said in a statement on Monday, 25 May...

26 May 2015 10:47

Dealers recognised as GM International Grandmasters
Dealers recognised as GM International Grandmasters

Ten South African dealers were among the 167 dealers in the region that officially became 2015 General Motors (GM) International Grandmasters in San Francisco, California...

20 May 2015 13:27

Forecast for vehicles sales revised down
Forecast for vehicles sales revised down

Motor companies have lowered their short-term vehicle sales expectations in the face of slow economic growth and eroding consumer confidence...

By David Furlonger 18 May 2015 15:36

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Hybrid cars an investment for environmentally conscious buyers

Environmentalists have lamented the effects of gasoline-powered vehicles on our ozone layer and recommend that we reduce our emissions...

By Jeff Osborne 18 May 2015 10:37

Super new dealership opens
Super new dealership opens

Transport and logistics company Super Group has opened a flagship Hino dealership in Isando, Johannesburg. It is the 22nd exclusive dealership in the Hino network of 64 dealers and the cost of the development - excluding the land - was in excess of R25m...

15 May 2015 11:04

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Corporates are holding onto older vehicles for longer: WesBank

Corporate fleet owners are "sweating existing assets" rather than invest in new vehicles during a period of economic uncertainty, Rudolf Mahoney, head of research at WesBank, said on Monday, 4 May...

By David Furlonger 6 May 2015 08:19

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Exports drive new vehicle sales

Exports continue to drive local new vehicle sales and in April, 6,813 vehicles were exported, which represents a growth of 40.5% over the same month last year. ..

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 5 May 2015 07:17

Preparations for Automechanika Johannesburg 2015 in top gear
Preparations for Automechanika Johannesburg 2015 in top gear

The fourth edition of Automechanika Johannesburg takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from 6-9 May...

Issued by Automechanika 4 May 2015 09:31

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Consumer Protection Act protects car buyers

Many consumers are quick to threaten action by the CPA if they feel they've been duped, but the law isn't always on their side...

By Jeff Osborne 4 May 2015 08:34

Citroen C1... buy one
Citroen C1... buy one

As most of you know, the original Citroën C1 city car formed part of global campaign and joint venture between Citroën, Peugeot and Toyota. The recipe was simple...

By Luke Preston 23 Apr 2015 07:10

Voting opens for TruckX Awards 2015
Voting opens for TruckX Awards 2015

The commercial vehicle, fleet and logistics sectors are invited to vote for the TruckX Awards, which form part of the TruckX Expo Conference and Awards being held at Sandton Convention Centre on 9 July 2015...

21 Apr 2015 10:22

FAW Eastern Cape wins national sales award
FAW Eastern Cape wins national sales award

FAW Eastern Cape received a national sales award at the FAW Commercial Vehicle Manufacturers SA annual conference in Johannesburg...

20 Apr 2015 09:44

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Motor trade sales increased by 0.6% y/y in February

Motor trade sales (measured in nominal terms and current prices) increased by 0.6% year on year (y/y) in February 2015, Statistics SA reported on Thursday, 16 April...

17 Apr 2015 11:18

Jetta, tried and trusted
Jetta, tried and trusted

The South African saying goes, "Beer, braais and bakkies." And while the one and half ton bakkies have revolutionised how small and informal businesses operate, the humble sedan has for a long time been the staple of the working class. None more so than the Volkswagen Jetta. "Jols, Jägermeister and Jettas"?

By Luke Preston 16 Apr 2015 05:33

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