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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

Naamsa vehicle sales in November marginally up by 0.9%‚ or 468 vehicles
Naamsa vehicle sales in November marginally up by 0.9%‚ or 468 vehicles

Naamsa vehicle sales in November were marginally up by 0.9%‚ or 468 vehicles‚ to 51‚098 units compared with 50‚630 vehicles sold in November 2013...

3 Dec 2014 08:19

Cloned vehicles on a rising trend
Cloned vehicles on a rising trend

More than 66,000 vehicles, valued at approximately R8.5bn, were stolen or hijacked in South Africa last year...

24 Nov 2014 07:02

Jeff Osborne
Car dealerships' ad spending "misaligned with customers"

The process of buying a car has changed drastically over the last few years - most significantly, self-educated customers have made a decision long before they enter a physical dealership...

By Jeff Osborne 20 Nov 2014 06:45

Local advertising influences 50% of car buyers
Local advertising influences 50% of car buyers

According to new research, half of the readers of Media24 local titles are influenced by newspaper advertising in their purchase decision when buying a new car...

19 Nov 2014 11:01

Retail sales growth points to improved consumer situation
Retail sales growth points to improved consumer situation

September's vehicle and related retail sales figures, recently released by StatsSA, are showing signs of strengthening...

17 Nov 2014 14:23

Demerit system for drivers edges closer
Demerit system for drivers edges closer

The long-awaited rollout of the points demerit system to manage traffic infringements is edging closer with only a few hurdles still to be overcome...

14 Nov 2014 06:32

Despite good car sales‚ people still struggling
Despite good car sales‚ people still struggling

Do not be misled by the latest new-vehicle sales figures into believing that consumers are bouncing back from SA's economic woes‚ WesBank research head Rudolf Mahoney says.

By David Furlonger 5 Nov 2014 10:24

New vehicle sales rise 4.9% y/y to 59‚384 units in October
New vehicle sales rise 4.9% y/y to 59‚384 units in October

The remarkably strong domestic sales trend experienced in new vehicle sales in September continued in October‚ according to data released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) on Monday, 3 November.

4 Nov 2014 07:18

VW takes top honours in rental and leasing
VW takes top honours in rental and leasing

The South African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA) has named Volkswagen as the best motor manufacturer in rental and leasing for the fifth consecutive year.

31 Oct 2014 06:52

Analyst briefing will focus on female vehicle ownership
Analyst briefing will focus on female vehicle ownership

Research has indicated that 50% of women globally are dissatisfied with their vehicles, while 74% of women feel they are misunderstood by car manufacturers.

21 Oct 2014 08:02

Toyota hybrid sales achieve global milestone
Toyota hybrid sales achieve global milestone

Toyota has reached a milestone after selling its seven-millionth hybrid vehicle. The latest million-unit-sales record was achieved in nine months. As at the end of September, the exact number reached was 7.053-million.

17 Oct 2014 09:41

Programme guides Toyota dealers to protect environment
Programme guides Toyota dealers to protect environment

To further support the goal in creating a sustainable South Africa, Toyota introduced a programme to ensure all the dealers were participating in their quest to protect the environment.

16 Oct 2014 10:53

Suzuki launches upgraded Grand Vitara Summit
Suzuki launches upgraded Grand Vitara Summit

The upgraded Suzuki Grand Vitara Summit is instantly recognisable by the updated grille, now finished in dark silver, while the roof rails are now finished in silver.

16 Oct 2014 09:29

First Car Rental expands African footprint
First Car Rental expands African footprint

First Car Rental has announced a car hire partnership with Moustafa H. Khataw, the CEO of Uniglobe Skylink Travel, previously a network partner to Avis and now the brand new First Car Rental Tanzania.

13 Oct 2014 12:04

Super Group buys UK motor dealer Allen Ford for R606m
Super Group buys UK motor dealer Allen Ford for R606m

Fleet management company Super Group says it has bought the UK's second-largest Ford motor dealer‚ Allen Ford‚ for R606m.

13 Oct 2014 10:06

Huggies hands over Kia Sportage to first winner
Huggies hands over Kia Sportage to first winner

Friday, 3 October 2014 is a day Steven Lakay from Swellendam will never forget. He became the lucky owner of a Kia Sportage 2.0L Ignite after entering the Huggies Dry Comfort competition.

By Evan-Lee Courie 7 Oct 2014 15:09

New car sales pick up speed
New car sales pick up speed

South African new vehicle sales accelerated out of its slump last month with a huge jump in exports and a substantial increase over last year's local sales, according to figures released by NAAMSA.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Oct 2014 07:54

Mining fundamental for SA economy
Mining fundamental for SA economy

Mining was one of the key industries in the South African economy with a total income of R408bn in 2012, says Statistician General Pali Lehohla.

30 Sep 2014 10:36

Brand reputation important for low-cost vehicle purchases - Ipsos
Brand reputation important for low-cost vehicle purchases

One in every three South African car owners rated price as the most important purchase decision influencer, followed by brand reputation (16%), according to a recent study conducted by Ipsos...

Issued by Ipsos 17 Sep 2014 10:42

Tolls take toll on car dealerships
Tolls take toll on car dealerships

Car dealerships in Gauteng have been forced to fork out up to R200m more to administer the costs of the province's new e-tolling system.

10 Sep 2014 12:22

Vehicle theft costs insurance industry billions
Vehicle theft costs insurance industry billions

The majority of the R8.5bn worth of vehicles annually stolen and hijacked in South Africa are taken across the border to neighbouring countries.

8 Sep 2014 13:48

VW spruces up popular Vivo
VW spruces up popular Vivo

The Volkswagen Polo Vivo, South Africa's best-selling passenger car with close on 150,000 sales to its name since introduced four years ago, has had a midlife makeover with some pretty new cosmetic and interior touches.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 8 Sep 2014 12:52

Exports of vehicles increase in August
Exports of vehicles increase in August

Vehicle exports bounced back last month as Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) finally got into the production swing with its new C-Class sedan.

3 Sep 2014 11:29

Road tripper's guide to farm stalls
Road tripper's guide to farm stalls

There are hundreds of farm stalls all over the country, some loved and easy to find and other gems lesser known. Well, here's a guide to help you find them.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 29 Aug 2014 07:52

Ipsos study puts SA motor industry in very good light - Ipsos
Ipsos study puts SA motor industry in very good light

Ipsos South Africa and its 12 local syndicate members have announced both the 2014 product quality and customer experience (service received when purchasing or servicing) awards.

Issued by Ipsos 28 Aug 2014 11:35

Forget where you parked? There's an app for that
Forget where you parked? There's an app for that

Dude, where did I park my car? Apple is apparently trying to answer that question with a new app that will work even when GPS reception is poor...

By TJ Strydom 26 Aug 2014 10:51

Super Group 'delivers' its own set of excellent results
Super Group 'delivers' its own set of excellent results

Super Group‚ an industrial transportation operator‚ says it delivered "an excellent set of results" for the year to June‚ with earnings growth resulting from its integrated logistics plan.

By Mark Allix 19 Aug 2014 10:07

Mbongeleni Hlomuka
Marketing is not an act, it's a habit

Since graduating in media and specialising in marketing, I have attended a few interviews with SMMEs, not finding what promises to please me both professionally and personally...

By Mbongeleni Hlomuka 17 Aug 2014 10:05

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