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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

Limited edition Beetle launched
Limited edition Beetle launched

Volkswagen has refined the new Beetle's design, engineering, and technology. For the South African market, the car manufacturer is launching a limited edition Beetle R-Line model with only 50 units available...

11 Aug 2017

Renault signs €660m deal with Iran
Renault signs €660m deal with Iran

TEHRAN, Iran: French automaker Renault this week signed a long-awaited joint venture deal with Iran worth €660-million ($779-million) to build up to 300,000 cars per year...

By Siavosh Ghazi 10 Aug 2017

How did the VW camper turn into a £90,000 icon?
How did the VW camper turn into a £90,000 icon?

Only a handful of cars have ever managed to be considered both cute and cool at the same time. Fewer still acquire the kind of status that makes them sought-after collectors' pieces in old age...

8 Aug 2017

Photo by David Nuescheler via Unsplash
Tesla begins to deliver model for the masses

FREMONT, California: Tesla began delivering on a dream to make an electric car for the masses, rolling out the first of its keenly-awaited "Model 3" cars...

7 Aug 2017

Aston Martin: an unlikely ambassador for electric cars
Aston Martin: an unlikely ambassador for electric cars

Aston Martin has historically been Britain's number one stronghold of virile, automotive traditionalism, always offering vehicles with a robust core of well-proven, rather conventional technology...

By Chris Ebbert 7 Aug 2017

Toyota discussing stronger alliance with Mazda
Toyota discussing stronger alliance with Mazda

TOKYO, Japan: Toyota has announced that it would discuss strengthening its partnership with Mazda as reports said they were close to a deal on a capital tie-up and building a $1.6bn factory in the US...

4 Aug 2017

#RideRoundup: Volvo S90 gets sporty, new Range Rover Velar, Peugeot 3008 SUV
#RideRoundup: Volvo S90 gets sporty, new Range Rover Velar, Peugeot 3008 SUV

In our #RideRoundup this week, we take a quick look at the sporty Volvo S90 R-Design, the new Range Rover Velar, as well as the Peugeot 3008 SUV...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Aug 2017

New-vehicle sales rise 4.1% to 46,719 units
New-vehicle sales rise 4.1% to 46,719 units

New-vehicle sales rose 4.1% in July, compared to July 2016, from 44,870 to 46,719... (video)

By David Furlonger 2 Aug 2017

Motoring icon celebrates 50 years with a growl
Motoring icon celebrates 50 years with a growl

To mark its half-century, Mercedes-AMG is calling on South Africans to imitate its distinctive engine growl on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media channel...

Issued by By Design Communications 1 Aug 2017

Call for motorcycle dealers to stock Vermont Sales products
Call for motorcycle dealers to stock Vermont Sales products

Tool and accessory company, Vermont Sales, is looking for selected motorcycle dealers to stock a range of its products...

1 Aug 2017

Ford celebrates 100 years of making bakkies
Ford celebrates 100 years of making bakkies

Last week saw the 100th anniversary of Ford Motor Company's Model TT, a small truck based on the Model T car and launched on 27 July 1917...

31 Jul 2017

Ipsos survey shows Audi, VW top customer pleasers
Ipsos survey shows Audi, VW top customer pleasers

Audi and Volkswagen have won Gold awards for customer purchasing satisfaction for the fifth consecutive year in the prestigious Annual Ipsos Survey...

By Henrie Geyser 29 Jul 2017

Digital Dealer Conference will be another drawcard at SA Motoring Experience
Digital Dealer Conference will be another drawcard at SA Motoring Experience

The chosen topic for the upcoming CAR Digital Dealer Conference is very hot and set to shape the future direction of the way cars are bought and serviced, as well as the role dealerships will play...

Issued by SA Motoring Experience 28 Jul 2017

Photo by Mason Jones via Unsplash
Pressure is on for South African motor dealers

At the recent Business of the Year roadshow, the director of the National Automobile Dealers' Association, noted that motor dealers in South Africa are under increasing pressure...

28 Jul 2017

#RideRoundup: All-new Audi Q5, new S-Class, Mazda CX-8, Jaguar XJ
#RideRoundup: All-new Audi Q5, new S-Class, Mazda CX-8, Jaguar XJ

In this week's #RideRoundup bulletin we have a glance at the all-new Audi Q5, the new Mercedez-Benz S-Class, the Mazda CX-8 Crossover SUV, and the new Jaguar XJR575 performance flagship model...

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Jul 2017

Pieter Niemand
Motor Industry Workshop Association appoints new director

Pieter Niemand has been appointed to head up the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)...

26 Jul 2017

BMW to manufacture electric Mini in Britain
BMW to manufacture electric Mini in Britain

FRANKFURT, Germany: German luxury car manufacturer BMW has announced that it will build a future all-electric version of its Mini in Britain, easing fears that it might move production away after Brexit...

26 Jul 2017

Amko Leenarts
Amko Leenarts appointed director: design, Ford of Europe

COLOGNE, Germany: Amko Leenarts has been appointed director: design, Ford of Europe...

25 Jul 2017

VW Group supplies Western Cape government with 350 vehicles
VW Group supplies Western Cape government with 350 vehicles

The Volkswagen Group of South Africa has supplied the Western Cape government with 350 Polo Vivo Sedans...

25 Jul 2017

We Buy Cars - An overnight success, 18 years in the making
We Buy Cars - An overnight success, 18 years in the making

Owned by brothers Faan and Dirk van der Walt, the renowned We Buy Cars brand has expanded with services throughout South Africa, warehouses in Pretoria and Cape Town, and even has a Durban warehouse opening soon!...

Issued by We Buy Cars 25 Jul 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How is Uber for Business affecting both the car hire industry and taxi industry

Launched in July 2014, Uber for Business is a travel management platform designed for corporate customers. It takes the traditional Uber format and uses it to enable companies to deal with employee travel...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 25 Jul 2017

New Man Lion's City bus unveiled
New Man Lion's City bus unveiled

The new Man Lion's City is a completely re-designed city bus which is set to be introduced to a selected group of people in March 2018 during its launch...

25 Jul 2017

Is franchising services the silver lining in a stagnant economy?
Is franchising services the silver lining in a stagnant economy?

The appeal of franchising is widespread. While other businesses often struggle to keep a positive cash flow in times of stunted economic activity, franchising remains resilient...

By Sybrand Bezuidenhout 25 Jul 2017

Cost of motoring continues to increase
Cost of motoring continues to increase

The overall cost of motoring is on the rise despite recent cuts to interest rates and fuel prices...

24 Jul 2017

BMW denies collusion on diesel emissions
BMW denies collusion on diesel emissions

BERLIN, Germany: German luxury carmaker BMW has denied any collusion with industry rivals on emissions from its diesel engines...

24 Jul 2017

Registration open for Car Digital Dealer Conference
Registration open for Car Digital Dealer Conference

The Car Digital Dealer Conference, in association with Innovation Group, will take place on 1 September 2017 and will show top OEMs and dealers how to stay ahead of the technology curve...

21 Jul 2017

Daimler announces recall of three million diesel cars in Europe
Daimler announces recall of three million diesel cars in Europe

BERLIN, Germany: German luxury car maker Daimler, which is being investigated for alleged emissions cheating, has announced a voluntary recall of more than three million Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles...

21 Jul 2017

Final three Phantoms announced for ‘The Great Eight Phantoms' expo
Final three Phantoms announced for ‘The Great Eight Phantoms' expo

Rolls-Royce has announced the final three great Phantoms that will join the ‘The Great Eight Phantoms' exhibition which will coincide with the unveiling of the next generation Phantom...

20 Jul 2017

First Audi Summit showcases new A8, concepts for individual mobility
First Audi Summit showcases new A8, concepts for individual mobility

BARCELONA, Spain: At the first Audi Summit, the brand showcased the new Audi A8 as well as new concepts for individual mobility...

20 Jul 2017

Mercedes-Benz launches X-Class pickup
Mercedes-Benz launches X-Class pickup

Yesterday, Tuesday, 18 July 2017, saw the launch of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class - the first pickup from a premium manufacturer...

19 Jul 2017

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