Automotive Trends 2018

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#BizTrends2018: A wave of change

I foresee three major trends for the automotive industry that will challenge the status quo and bring about noticeable change.

By Pieter Niemand 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The year of the millennial car buyer

When it comes to buying cars in South Africa, 2018 may be the year of accelerated digital transformation for the auto sector...

By Kriben Reddy 8 Jan 2018

Top five trends for convenience retail in 2018

According to Joe Boyle, director at FreshStop, these are the trends that will continue to strategically shape the future of convenience retailing...

23 hours ago

Peugeot plans electric versions of all cars by 2025

French carmaker PSA, owner of the Peugeot, Citroen, Opel, Vauxhall and DS brands, will offer an electric version of all its models by 2025...

20 hours ago

Scania-PPC construction deal ensures efficient work

Investments continue to be made in construction-related equipment in spite of the fact that the industry is predicted to continue to experience moderate growth over the next few years...

1 day ago

At last, Toyota has plans for battery electrical vehicles

You would be forgiven for thinking that Toyota is a leader in electric vehicles, for such has been the success of its hybrid derivatives such as the Prius...

1 day ago

Firm rolls out new crop of tyres to boost productivity in farming sector

The growing world population is presenting enormous challenges for the agricultural industry...

1 day ago

South Africans trading cars for bitcoin on the rise

As South Africans are itching to get their hands on bitcoin, there's been an increase in swops and bitcoin-only sales on Gumtree.co.za, says Claire Cobbledick, head of core at Gumtree...

1 day ago

Lexus reveals LF-1 Limitless flagship crossover

Lexus has revealed its Lexus LF-1 Limitless - a concept that debuts a new genre of luxury vehicle, the flagship crossover...

1 day ago

Ride-share fleets to map cities around the world

Mobileye 8 Connect is an aftermarket collision avoidance system capable of collecting dynamic data to make cities smarter, safer and autonomous ready...

2 days ago

Lamborghini reaches sales record, PSA global sales up 15%

Italian sports carmaker Lamborghini says it set another sales record in 2017, and PSA says global sales were up 15% in 2017...

2 days ago

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi's Alliance Ventures to invest $1bn in startups

Automotive alliance, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has launched a new corporate venture capital fund that plans to invest up to $1bn to support open innovation over the next five years...

2 days ago

Vehicle manufacturers need to be agile and flexible

Although the local outlook for new vehicles sales is gradually becoming more positive, it's still a very tough and highly competitive market...

By Bruce Peters 3 days ago

Land Rover kicks off 2018 with restoration of original launch vehicle

Land Rover will celebrate its 70th anniversary year throughout 2018, starting with the restoration of the original launch Land Rover launch vehicle... (video)

16 Jan 2018

New IT, research partnerships for Hyundai, Nissan

Hyundai and Cisco have collaborated to focus on technology solutions for in-vehicle data demands; and Nissan and Nasa have joined forces to extend research into autonomous mobility services... (video)

16 Jan 2018

Yamaha motorcycle comes on command at CES event

With a wave, Kinji Asamura summoned a riderless motorcycle to his side in the Yamaha booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week...

16 Jan 2018

Beyond the car: how tech firms are exploring the future of transport

Carless commuting is cruising in the fast lane at the Consumer Electronics Show, with companies showing off electric bicycles, scooters, skateboards and more aimed at making the internal combustion engine a thing of the past...

15 Jan 2018

Top takeaways from Consumers Electronics Show

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, which concluded Friday in Las Vegas, drew some 4,000 exhibitors from dozens of countries and more than 170,000 attendees, showcased some of the latest from the technology world.

15 Jan 2018

Ford offers Kuga owners settlements to squash class action suit

Global motoring giant Ford is offering to settle the bank loans of Kuga owners whose vehicles have either caught alight or malfunctioned...

By Graeme Hosken 12 Jan 2018

Tesla faces fresh Norway lawsuit over false advertising

OSLO, Norway: Nearly 80 Tesla owners in Norway have sued the US automaker over misleading advertising, saying their electric car did not deliver the promised performance, Norwegian daily Dagens Naeringsliv (DN) reported on Thursday...

12 Jan 2018

Driverless cars could be better or worse for our health - it's up to us

Driverless cars - autonomous vehicles - are coming. The topic is a constant presence in media; The New York Times Magazine recently devoted most of an issue to it...

By Jim Sallis 12 Jan 2018

'Boundless for All': KIA Motors presents vision for future mobility at CES 2018

KIA Motors presented its future mobility vision at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas...

Issued by Kia Motors South Africa 12 Jan 2018

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International

Former president of Japan's Toyota dies at 88

TOKYO, Japan: Toyota's former president Tatsuro Toyoda, who helped the Japanese auto giant establish a foothold in North America, has died at the age of 88.

9 Jan 2018

How to get more electric vehicles on the road

Despite the hype and excitement, not to mention the fanciful visions put forth by Tesla's Elon Musk, electric vehicles (EVs) are not yet winning over the transportation sector.

By Jonn Axsen 5 Jan 2018

Autosport International to showcase cutting-edge motorsport technology

The 2018 World Rally Championship is set to launch at Autosport International next week. It is the first time a top-tier FIA World Championship has launched at the show in its 27-year history.

4 Jan 2018

Hitler's Nazi-parade Mercedes set for US auction

WASHINGTON, US: A 1939 luxury Mercedes limousine used to carry Adolf Hitler around Germany will be auctioned in the US state of Arizona next month - one of only four such models ever built.

29 Dec 2017

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