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Africa Bike Week 2015 was WILD!
Africa Bike Week 2015 was WILD!

Africa Bike Week 2015, set in the coastal town of Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, took place in April. Having never before attended a large motorcycling event like this, I was completely blown away by the biking culture here in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 May 2015 15:40

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Hybrid cars an investment for environmentally conscious buyers

Environmentalists have lamented the effects of gasoline-powered vehicles on our ozone layer and recommend that we reduce our emissions...

By Jeff Osborne 18 May 2015 10:37

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Exports drive new vehicle sales

Exports continue to drive local new vehicle sales and in April, 6,813 vehicles were exported, which represents a growth of 40.5% over the same month last year. ..

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 5 May 2015 07:17

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Consumer Protection Act protects car buyers

Many consumers are quick to threaten action by the CPA if they feel they've been duped, but the law isn't always on their side...

By Jeff Osborne 4 May 2015 08:34

Citroen C1... buy one
Citroen C1... buy one

As most of you know, the original Citroën C1 city car formed part of global campaign and joint venture between Citroën, Peugeot and Toyota. The recipe was simple...

By Luke Preston 23 Apr 2015 07:10

Talking Africa Bike Week 2015 with Paul de Jongh
Talking Africa Bike Week 2015 with Paul de Jongh

With just days before SA's largest motorcycle event, Africa Bike Week 2015, we chatted to Paul de Jongh, country manager for Harley-Davidson Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 Apr 2015 12:36

Jetta, tried and trusted
Jetta, tried and trusted

The South African saying goes, "Beer, braais and bakkies." And while the one and half ton bakkies have revolutionised how small and informal businesses operate, the humble sedan has for a long time been the staple of the working class. None more so than the Volkswagen Jetta. "Jols, Jägermeister and Jettas"?

By Luke Preston 16 Apr 2015 05:33

Surprising jump in new vehicle exports
Surprising jump in new vehicle exports

The consumer-driven new car market dropped by 3% in March compared to March last year but new vehicle exports shot up by a surprising 38.5% compared to last year...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Apr 2015 06:36

Road Tripping Namibia
Road Tripping Namibia

Road Tripping Namibia, by Fiona McIntosh, Shaen Adey, Willie Olivier, Ron Swilling, Katy Sharpe and Nick Buys, will open your eyes to Namibia...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 18 Mar 2015 13:36

Exports boost new vehicle sales
Exports boost new vehicle sales

Domestic new vehicle sales of 52,368 in February were only 584 units more than the same month last year but export sales shot up by 35.6% to 29,760 units...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Mar 2015 10:14

Michael Frans
Digital transformation is essential for competitiveness in the automotive industry

The automotive sector is currently faced with a number of challenges. These are driven by trends, such as the rise of new growth markets, changing consumer behaviour, an increasing need for greater fuel economy...

By Michael Frans 9 Feb 2015 14:06

Local vehicle sales down but exports boom
Local vehicle sales down but exports boom

Local new vehicle sales got off a slow start with January figures lagging 1.2% behind the 52,948 vehicles sold in January 2014...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Feb 2015 11:39

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

Tauriq Moosa
Corporate sponsorships and your business

Brands and logos of companies are everywhere at entertainment events, and even feature at events that have the capacity to change the course of history...

By Tauriq Moosa 18 Nov 2014 08:15

The Car of the Year race is on!
The Car of the Year race is on!

The race is on as the 11 finalists head down the main straight towards the chequered flag to decide the winner of the coveted title of 2015 South African Car of the Year.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 24 Oct 2014 13:48

Importance of IT for automotive industry
Importance of IT for automotive industry

The automotive industry has become increasingly competitive in the past few years with manufacturers and brands jostling for a leadership position in both international and local markets.

By Michael Frans 17 Oct 2014 08:45

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

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

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

John Harvey
Independents are fuelling Africa

Independent petrol retailers are making impressive gains across Africa, presenting a challenge to franchise operators for oil giants that have monopolised the continent's markets for decades.

By John Harvey 14 Jul 2014 09:24

John Harvey
Checking your cell... for a car

South Africans are following global trends when it comes to buying cars online, including younger motorists increasingly using their cellphones to browse for the most suitable vehicle.

By John Harvey 3 Jul 2014 09:02

Jaguar claws its way to the top
Jaguar claws its way to the top

Temperatures may be plummeting all over the country, but Jaguar F-Type sales are red-hot, having roared and clawed its way to the top of South Africa's prestigious open-top sports car market.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 12 Jun 2014 08:24

New vehicle sales face steep uphill
New vehicle sales face steep uphill

New vehicle sales in South Africa are slowly grinding up an increasingly steep hill as sales continue to drop.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Jun 2014 07:21

Tweaks add to Sportage appeal
Tweaks add to Sportage appeal

Kia has updated its popular Sportage range and smartened it up with bits of fancy make-up, exterior and inside enhancements, engine refinements, transmission changes and cabin comforts that are likely to push up sales, which already stand at more than 9,000 units since it was introduced to the local market three years ago.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Apr 2014 08:50

Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
Magical world of bucket list destinations

After more than 10 years of criss-crossing Southern Africa as the Bush Editor of SA4x4 magazine Patrick Cruywagen has produced a fascinating collection of 150 'must-do-at-least-once-in-your-lifetime' destinations and activities that throws down the gauntlet to everybody with a love for travel and new experiences.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Apr 2014 09:01

Porsche scoops SA Car of the Year title
Porsche scoops SA Car of the Year title

For the second year in a row German sports car manufacturer Porsche has scooped the coveted South African Car of the Year title with the Cayman S.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 24 Feb 2014 07:54

New vehicles sales slow off the mark
New vehicles sales slow off the mark

New vehicle sales got off in low gear at the start of 2014 with overall local sales in January of only 53,025 units, which is down more than 6% on the same month the previous year.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 4 Feb 2014 11:39

Blackest festive season in SA history
Blackest festive season in SA history

The Festive Season death toll could be as high as 1,736 with the daily death toll for the period 1 to 30 December 2013 already the highest in history according to driving skills specialist, Rob Handfield-Jones, who has monitored Christmas and Easter death tolls since 2007.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Jan 2014 05:58

Corolla scores one million for Toyota
Corolla scores one million for Toyota

Toyota South Africa Motors last week celebrated as the one millionth locally produced Corolla rolled of the production line at the company's Prospecton Plant in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 27 Nov 2013 08:26

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