Automotive Trends 2017


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What to consider when purchasing a motoring fleet

Because it represents the largest chunk of sales, car companies generally focus on the retail market - but fleet purchases also play an important role...

By Jim Dando 10 hours ago

New driving regulations in South Africa, 11 May 2017

The Minister of Transport has continued her campaign against irresponsible driving and deaths on SA roads. This time by announcing the new driving regulations...

By Jessica Woodruff 1 day ago

Ford still can repair its brand in South Africa but it needs to act quickly

There can be no doubt that the Ford Kuga brand in South Africa is in trouble following the model's propensity to burst into flames. Ford South Africa has not helped the situation with its lethargic reaction to what's now a major crisis.

By Mlenga Jere and Raymond van Niekerk 1 day ago

Autobarn SA once again sponsors SuperHatch

Autobarn SA will once again be the naming rights sponsor for the SuperHatch Race Series and for 2017...

1 day ago

Engine maker Rolls-Royce logs record loss of £4bn

British engine maker Rolls-Royce slumped into a record £4 billion annual net loss in 2016, ravaged by the Brexit-fuelled collapse in the pound and a corruption fine...

17 Feb 2017

Defensive driving 101

The term "defensive driving” can be defined as being attentive and ready in any situation; in essence, being aware, driving with caution and not putting the fate of your life (and the lives of your passengers) in other drivers' hands...

Issued by MiWay 17 Feb 2017

TMNA appoints new group VP, chief compliance officer

Jacqueline M. Thomas has been appointed group vice president, chief compliance officer for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA)...

17 Feb 2017

French carmaker eyes GM's European brands

French carmaker PSA recently revealed it was thinking about taking over Opel and Vauxhall, loss-ridden European subsidiaries of General Motors...

17 Feb 2017

New Prius plug-in model launched

After the first version sold poorly following its 2012 release, Toyota has launched a new plug-in model of its Prius...

16 Feb 2017

Toyota recalling fuel-cell Mirai vehicles

Toyota announced on Wednesday, 15 February 2017, that it is recalling all the Mirai fuel-cell vehicles it has sold globally due to a software glitch...

16 Feb 2017

The case for investing in SA's fuel retail sector

Whether one is considering taking a leap into entrepreneurship or thinking of adding to one's growing business portfolio, investing in the fuel retail sector might offer...

By James Noble 15 Feb 2017

The safest cars in SA under R150,000

Are you driving one of the safest cars in South Africa under R150k? The AA conducted a report on the best and worst cars considering safety. The AA released its first annual ‘Entry Level Vehicle Safety Report'...

By Jessica Woodruff 15 Feb 2017

Mitsubishi Motors soon to introduce the Eclipse Cross

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has announced that its new compact SUV model, to be debuted at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, will be named Eclipse Cross...

15 Feb 2017

Chevrolet blazes a new trail

Chevrolet's big-easy Trailblazer has been given a nifty makeover with a liberal addition of fancy technology and safety features...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 15 Feb 2017

South Coast Bike Fest 2017 presidents' meet and greet

The South Coast Bike Fest #SCBF2017 is hosting a VIP presidents' meet and greet evening on Friday, 28 April 2017 at the Margate Hotel Pool Deck...

15 Feb 2017

Dubai aims to launch hover-taxi by July

Dubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi with the aim of introducing the aerial vehicle in the emirate by July...

15 Feb 2017

Tesla takes on Gulf gas guzzlers

Electric carmaker Tesla announced the opening of a new Gulf headquarters on Monday in Dubai, aiming to conquer an oil-rich region...

15 Feb 2017

Value-for-money motoring entrenched in 2017

Looking at the changes taking place in the local car buying circles, the 2017 motoring year will mark the entrenchment of value-added, stylish cars in the South African market...

By Des Fenner 14 Feb 2017

Entries open for 11th annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Entries for the 11th annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest are open and will run until 1 March 2017...

14 Feb 2017

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