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#BizTrends2017: Local franchise trends for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Local franchise trends for 2017

South Africa's economy is under significant pressure and does not promise a great deal of progress for business or consumers – with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicting only 0.8% growth...

By Dumisani Bengu 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Five steps to improve your lead conversion
#BizTrends2017: Five steps to improve your lead conversion

The inability for the automotive industry to embrace change is staggering. It's almost as if the only positive movement comes in the face of insurmountable evidence...

By David Sieff 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Key challenges for OEMs to tackle in 2017
#BizTrends2017: Key challenges for OEMs to tackle in 2017

I'm sure that everyone would agree that 2016 was a tough year as a result of our slow economic growth. Although we saw a definite decline in vehicle sales...

By Ricardo Coetzee 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Carmakers primed to tackle new year challenges
#BizTrends2017: Carmakers primed to tackle new year challenges

Despite another difficult year for the automotive industry, car manufacturers are on top of the challenges and ready for 2017's expected trends...

By Mike Whitfield 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The auto industry will face its biggest disruption yet
#BizTrends2017: The auto industry will face its biggest disruption yet

The auto industry has always faced massive disruption. The heart of the industry has always been engineering, and advances have shifted the balance...

By Jeff Osborne 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Tech trends transforming the automotive sector
#BizTrends2017: Tech trends transforming the automotive sector

2017 is the Chinese year of the Rooster. The Rooster (literally) signals the start of a new day, and for many it would be great to get rid of the 'Monkey' on the back...

By Michael Frans 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Practical, efficient and affordable cars are here to stay
#BizTrends2017: Practical, efficient and affordable cars are here to stay

In many ways 2016 was a watershed year for the global automotive industry and technology. Discussion swirled around mega-trends involving digital showrooms...

By Des Fenner 9 Jan 2017

Tucson is top of its class
Tucson is top of its class

Tucson built its popularity on practicality, reliability, competitive pricing, chunky good looks and the backing of a class-leading service plan - all of which have been retained in the all-new model...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Jan 2017

Uber-Wesbank deal a boon to transport entrepreneurs
Uber-Wesbank deal a boon to transport entrepreneurs

It's been just over one year since Uber partnered with Wesbank in a R200m car rental deal, with the aim to fuel growth in the passenger transport industry...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Dec 2016

The new smart car and Zando #UnfollowTheNorm campaign creates intrigue
The new smart car and Zando #UnfollowTheNorm campaign creates intrigue

In a first for South Africa, the new smart forfour is being introduced directly onto the pages of Africa's largest online retailer, Zando...

By Angie White 12 Dec 2016

Keeping the automotive show on the road amid declining new vehicle sales
Keeping the automotive show on the road amid declining new vehicle sales

Those of us in the auto industry haven't been surprised by the drop in new vehicle sales. We knew that 2016 would follow the downward trend of 2015...

By Mike Whitfield 12 Dec 2016

Road-tripping with children - how to survive the journey
Road-tripping with children - how to survive the journey

Road trips. Love them or hate them, one thing is for sure - if the children are happy, the adults are happy. Here are some tips on how to keep the little ones chipper...

By Ané Theron 9 Dec 2016

Baby Opel with the X factor
Baby Opel with the X factor

Opel is stepping up its onslaught on the local compact SUV market with the pre-Christmas unwrapping of the latest version of its popular Mokka...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 8 Dec 2016

However you word it, Uber is a taxi company... UK ruling says
However you word it, Uber is a taxi company... UK ruling says

New technology has been disrupting traditional models of doing business for many years and legislation has struggled to keep up...

By Sharon Snell 8 Dec 2016

Pajero Legend 11 is formidable
Pajero Legend 11 is formidable

Whenever Mitsubishi South Africa produces a Limited Edition vehicle it is guaranteed to become a sell-out, as proved yet again by the Pajero Legend 11...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 25 Nov 2016

Budget Kwid priced to please
Budget Kwid priced to please

Like an astute fly-half, Renault spotted a gap in the entry-level car market and took the opening with its new teeny, funky-looking SUV-styled Kwid...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 17 Nov 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Michael Zahariev and his successful foray into the car industry
#EntrepreneurMonth: Michael Zahariev and his successful foray into the car industry

As a means to tackle inefficiencies in the second-hand vehicle industry, Michael Zahariev founded HiCarByeCar...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016

Dakar 2017 - Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Team is armed and dangerous!
Dakar 2017 - Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Team is armed and dangerous!

The most grueling motor race in the world kicks off in January 2017, and the Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Team is armed and ready...

By Ané Theron 14 Nov 2016

Baleno is a shiny Suzuki star
Baleno is a shiny Suzuki star

The new Suzuki Baleno, which has been enthusiastically acclaimed and backed by strong sales across the globe, has arrived in South Africa...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 10 Nov 2016

H-1 is a talented multi-tasker
H-1 is a talented multi-tasker

Hyundai's versatile H-1 people-carrier is a master of multi-tasking and talented enough to effortlessly cope with the demands...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Nov 2016

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VW no. 1 in customer service

VW took the number one spot in the Ask Afrika Orange Index 2016/17 Top 10, at a chic cocktail function at the Wanderers Club in Gauteng. The Index measures and recognises customer service benchmarking and social profiling...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Nov 2016

The auto industry's state of flux - autonomous, electric, connected
The auto industry's state of flux - autonomous, electric, connected

"It appears that 'tomorrow' is coming sooner than many think." This is how influencer Carlos Ghosn describes the dramatic change...

By Mike Whitfield 2 Nov 2016

Nissan workhorse scores a cool-as-ICE update
Nissan workhorse scores a cool-as-ICE update

Nissan SA revealed a special edition of its well-loved NP200 half-ton bakkie last week. Locally produced at the Rosslyn plant...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Nov 2016

Magnificent Mazda MX-5 RF headed for Mzanzi
Magnificent Mazda MX-5 RF headed for Mzanzi

The Mazda MX-5, also known as the Miata overseas, is Mazda's greatest success story, and the best-selling roadster of all time...

By Ané Theron 31 Oct 2016

Sportage fleet sets new world record
Sportage fleet sets new world record

To celebrate the launch of the new Kia Sportage, a fleet of them traversed the roads of six South African provinces with an aim to set an official record...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Oct 2016

Five value-for-money SUVs
Five value-for-money SUVs

Manufacturers are pulling out all the stops to ensure that people keep on buying cars, because the customer wants a car that can do it all...

By Ané Theron 25 Oct 2016

New Honda BR-V is an easy rider
New Honda BR-V is an easy rider

Honda's popular local stable of sports utility vehicles (SUVs) has been strengthened with the addition of an all-new, good-looking and attractively priced BR-V range...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 18 Oct 2016

Transmission and power boost for Soul
Transmission and power boost for Soul

Kia has enhanced its funky cross-over status by arming its flagship Soul 1.6 CRDI SMART with a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 5 Oct 2016

#InnovationMonth: Forging ahead with intelligent mobility
#InnovationMonth: Forging ahead with intelligent mobility

The digital revolution is upon us and it has left no industry untouched. Doing a fine job at keeping up with the rate of change is the automotive industry...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2016

Classy Megane oozes fun
Classy Megane oozes fun

The new Renault Megane has strutted into South Africa with the cocky confidence of being the most sophisticated and sexiest...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 27 Sep 2016

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