Automotive Trends 2017

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Black Badge revealed at new Rolls-Royce pop-up

There's a new pop-up shop in the Mother City and the brand in question is as premium as they come...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

State's truck plan unfeasible: Isuzu chief

Fulfilling the government's desire for a full-scale South African truck manufacturing industry is not currently feasible and could increase prices by up to 30%...

2 days ago

Questions rage despite belated Kuga recall

In 1980, Ford recalled more than 21-million vehicles in the US produced in the previous decade due to a fault that could see the automatic transmission shift accidentally...

By Mark Smyth 3 days ago

Sportage moves to upper class

Hyundai and Kia have risen through the ranks quite dramatically from the el cheapo bottom feeder level to where they are now becoming a very serious threat...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 days ago

GM to invest $1bn in US manufacturing, create 5,000 jobs

General Motors said Tuesday it will invest an additional $1 billion in US manufacturing operations and create up to 5,000 jobs in the coming years...

3 days ago

Bridgestone Brits plant shut in unlawful municipal action

Tyre maker Bridgestone has come out in support of legal action by the Brits Industrialists Association (BIA) against the Madibeng Municipality...

18 Jan 2017

Helping out dealers hitting hard times

Guill Marais, a senior business consultant at Sewells-MSXI, is having a busy time as the ongoing economic downturn takes its toll on many retail motor companies...

18 Jan 2017

The history of the motor car industry in SA

Over the years, the motor car industry has grown significantly with various car manufactures having different branches all over the globe...

Issued by MiWay 18 Jan 2017

Ford announces Kuga recall

Ford South Africa has issued a safety recall for Kuga models equipped with the 1.6-litre engine to address an engine overheating condition...

17 Jan 2017

'No brand is above the law'

Carmaker Ford had to be threatened with an ultimatum to make it take action - "Either you sort out your combusting Kuga SUVs or we will"...

17 Jan 2017

Land Rover configurator allows you to build your own

South African customers can now visit Land Rover's website and use the new configurator to build their ultimate All-New Discovery – and order one...

17 Jan 2017

US retail sales rise as wholesale inflation slows in December

WASHINGTON - US retail sales rebounded in the final month of 2016 while wholesale inflation slowed in the world's largest economy, according to official figures released Friday...

17 Jan 2017

As they go electric, auto giants vie for tiny US prize

The auto industry's push into electric vehicles is turning an important corner in 2017 with the arrival of longer-range, battery-powered cars at more accessible prices...

16 Jan 2017

Revealed: The Kuga warnings Ford ignored

Ford was warned for at least a year that its Kuga SUV had potentially deadly problems – but appears not to have acted on the alarm bells...

By Wendy Knowler 16 Jan 2017

Peterhansel, Sunderland win Dakar 2017

Dakar 2017 is over - Stephane Peterhansel trailed Sebastien Loeb home to secure his second win on the trot, his seventh in cars and his thirteenth career Dakar win in all...

By Michele Lupini 16 Jan 2017

US charges Fiat Chrysler with skirting emissions standards

Yet another global auto maker has run afoul of US environmental standards, as the government on Thursday charged Fiat Chrysler with having hidden software...

13 Jan 2017

Jaguar's F-Type gets a 2017 refresh

The updated Jaguar F-Type sports car, arriving in the second quarter of 2017, includes a special edition, new seats, state-of-the-art infotainment system...

13 Jan 2017

2017: Weathering a tough year for business

Dr Yudhvir Seetharam says it isn't all doom and gloom as he shares his outlook on a few trends that we can expect in 2017 in various industries...

12 Jan 2017

Toyota to invest $10bn in the US

Toyota will invest $10 billion in the United States over the next five years, the company said on Monday at the annual Detroit auto show...

12 Jan 2017

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