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Vehicle sales drop as disposable income growth slows

Stats SA May vehicle and related retail sales continues to show a very weak picture.

By John Loos 22 Jul 2014 07:05

First legal step in R699 car scheme

The Port Elizabeth High Court agreed yesterday to hear a case on Tuesday that will be the first step in a massive class action on behalf of consumers left out of pocket by the alleged R699 car scam.

18 Jul 2014 09:53

Car firms halt production as strike bites

Toyota and Ford both announced a halt to production.

By Natasha Marrian 16 Jul 2014 08:29

Ford is 'completely committed to our operations here in South Africa'

In a recent interview with Business Day TV, Ford South Africa president and CEO Jeff Nemeth discusses how National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa strike has affected car makers.

16 Jul 2014 08:22

Mitsubishi to launch new supermini Mirage

Mitsubishi Motors has announced the launch of the budget- and youth-focused A-segment Mitsubishi Mirage in August 2014.

15 Jul 2014 07:08

Economy battles to get out of the woods

The country's economy has battled to fully recover from the impact of the 2009 recession due to low productivity in the mining and manufacturing sectors.

14 Jul 2014 12:11

Independents are fuelling Africa

Independent petrol retailers are making impressive gains across Africa, presenting a challenge to franchise operators for oil giants that have monopolised the continent's markets for decades.

By John Harvey 14 Jul 2014 09:24

Vote for the 2014 Bike of Year on Wheels24

Wheels24 is giving its readers an opportunity to vote for the 2014 SA Bike of the Year finalists - as it does with the annual Car of the Year competition - through a Wheels24 Readers' Bike of the Year poll...

Issued by 24.com 8 Jul 2014 10:21

Low level brand loyalty and the new brand image in the automotive market

More than a third (35%) of current car owners who are considering purchasing a new car in the near future say they will possibly purchase a different car brand to...

Issued by Ipsos 8 Jul 2014 10:20

Imperial Auto invests in golf development

Imperial Auto has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with the Nomads Golf Club.

8 Jul 2014 09:55

Cars set for auction as new vehicle sales slow

As predicted by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA earlier this year, vehicle sales are beginning to slow down.

7 Jul 2014 11:50

Nissan drives the future today with Leaf's zero emissions

Imagine a future where driving has zero impact on the environment. Now imagine achieving that today. With the Nissan Leaf now available in South Africa, zero emissions are a reality...

Issued by Nissan South Africa 7 Jul 2014 09:26

Garmin launches high-definition Dash Cam with automatic incident detection

Garmin Southern Africa expands its automotive range of products by announcing the Garmin Dash Cam series, your eye witness that never blinks!

Issued by Garmin 3 Jul 2014 13:56

Checking your cell... for a car

South Africans are following global trends when it comes to buying cars online, including younger motorists increasingly using their cellphones to browse for the most suitable vehicle.

By John Harvey 3 Jul 2014 09:02

Strike may hurt SA's manufacturing investments

The strike by members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will be the largest strike in almost five years and is expected to disrupt production at about 10,500 companies in the manufacturing sector.

By David Furlonger 2 Jul 2014 08:45

New vehicle sales drop to 52‚837 units in June

New vehicle sales slipped for the sixth consecutive month in June as the tough economic environment cut into consumer spending.

2 Jul 2014 08:35

Ford to give sneak preview of Figo Concept

Ford Motor Company of southern Africa (FMCSA) will give a glimpse of its vision for a new global B-segment compact car, in the form of the Ford Figo Concept, at the inaugural Go Further event in Joburg, on 17 July, 2014.

2 Jul 2014 08:11

Mini ad causes ruckus because of site

BMW has come under fire for placing a controversial Mini Cooper billboard advertisement near the spot where jailed hip-hop star Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and a friend ploughed into a group of Soweto schoolchildren while drag racing in Mini Coopers.

1 Jul 2014 09:45

Serco develops versatile pony trailer

Serco has developed a versatile, durable, lightweight pony trailer that can be pulled by a small truck tractor.

30 Jun 2014 13:17

MG6 boasts with a new face and improved rear

Spy shots of MG6 models recently tested in China have surfaced, showing a new face and improved rear. The upgraded models also feature a bigger MG logo.

30 Jun 2014 11:32

Petrol price set to increase from Wednesday

The price of petrol will increase from Wednesday, the Department of Energy has announced.

30 Jun 2014 10:12

The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe - exclusive and exciting mobility with elegant functionality

The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé is the first four-door coupé in the premium mid-size class that represents a consistent extension of the model range.

Issued by BMW 23 Jun 2014 13:42

Q50 sport sedan now available in South Africa

Infiniti's new sport sedan, the Q50, is now available in South Africa and more details about the pricing and features have been revealed.

23 Jun 2014 11:22

SA Taxi's cash pile opens new frontiers

South Africa's largest minibus financier, SA Taxi, is looking for opportunities to expand its minibus lending business into other African countries and could direct R100m to its domestic finance project.

12 Jun 2014 10:21

Jaguar claws its way to the top

Temperatures may be plummeting all over the country, but Jaguar F-Type sales are red-hot, having roared and clawed its way to the top of South Africa's prestigious open-top sports car market.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 12 Jun 2014 08:24

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014 11:02

Sanral responds to "misleading" ads ruling

Sanral says it has noted the rulings by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) regarding two of its ad campaigns, which have been described as misleading.

4 Jun 2014 12:01

SA's manufacturing figures drop, raising red flags

New data show that manufacturing, the second-biggest sector in the economy, contracted for the second consecutive month in May‚ raising red flags for the outlook for the rest of the year.

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi and Nick Hedley 4 Jun 2014 09:47

Kilowatt AV delivers video mapped sequence for Nissan

Kilowatt AV, a technical solution partner to the live event industry, recently handled all the technical production requirements for what is believed to be South Africa's first choreographed dance video mapped dance routine. The visual display formed part of Nissan South Africa's three-day trade event for the launch of its new X-Trail and Qashqai vehicles.

4 Jun 2014 08:07

New vehicle sales drop 9.2% to 49‚465 units in May

New vehicle sales in South Africa took a hefty knock in May‚ the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) has reported.

3 Jun 2014 09:17

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