AutoTrader Marketplace: safe way to buy, sell cars online

AutoTrader SA and its partners have created a solution to combat scams, dishonest trading, and vehicle trading site robbery with the introduction of its AutoTrader Marketplace. The marketplace has been established to create a safe space to conduct business and provides a full inspection report...

31 May 2017

New investment in the Eastern Cape inspires confidence

The development of the R40m Fort Gale Motors service station and Fort Gale Junction shopping centre was launched on 25 May 2017. Caltex Eastern Cape Marketer chief executive Clive Berlyn has dubbed the complex as a key part of business strategy investment as it represents a vote of confidence in...

31 May 2017

Jaguar Classic Genuine Parts to launch in SA

Classic Jaguar vehicle owners will soon have access to genuine parts to service and maintain their vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover South Africa will have the more than 30,000 parts for models E-Type, XJ, XJS, XK8, XJ6, and XJ12 available for retail. The Jaguar Classic Genuine Parts will be launched...

18 May 2017

Tiger Wheel & Tyre opens fifth store in Zimbabwe

Atish Naran and Rishi Magecha have opened Tiger Wheel & Tyre's fifth store in Zimbabwe, this time at 414 Clarke Road in Victoria Falls. The store stocks a wide range of tyres from brands that include Continental, Goodyear, GT Radial, Yokohama, Hankook, Michelin, Pirelli, BFGoodrich and Tiger...

8 May 2017

Anthony Joshua MBE takes delivery of SVO Range Rover

IBF Heavyweight World Champion, Anthony Joshua MBE has taken delivery of the tailor-made version of the high-performance Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic. Joshua worked with Land Rover designers and specialist to curate numerous interior and exterior features, at the SVO Technical Centre, near...

4 May 2017

Online shopping option now available to Tiger Wheel & Tyre customers

Tiger Wheel & Tyre has launched a new e-commerce website, which offers customers all brands models and sizes, of all the same wheels and tyres that are available at the company's stores. The website also boasts a new design and hosts information and advice relating to the company's products and...

7 Apr 2017

Land Rover reveals all-new Dicovery at Cape Epic

Land Rover revealed its all-new Discovery, due to launch in South Africa in June 2017, at the recent Absa Cape Epic. Fans were able to get up close and personal with the three-row and seven-seat model at the Absa Cape Epic Prologue, and again at the Grand Finale at Val de Vie Estate.

4 Apr 2017

Serco wins tender to build two step deck flatbed trailers

Serco has been given the opportunity to build two step deck flatbed trailers for the South African Police Services. Serco has designed special features for the trailers as per SAPS request, by making use of steel fabrication and 3D modelling equipment. The trailer features a 10-tonne winch to...

17 Mar 2017

Three safest cars tested by Euro NCAP are Volvos

Volvo Cars' new S90 sedan and V90 wagon have scored a full six points in the AEB Pedestrian test procedure and received an overall 5-star rating for both cars. The Volvo S90 and V90 results surpass the best overall score of any model tested in 2016 and now make Euro NCAP's top-3 best-ever performing...

3 Feb 2017

Imperial Holdings Limited sells Jurgens Ci shares

Imperial Holdings Limited has sold its shares in Jurgens Ci Pty Ltd to Diamondis Pty Ltd. As of 1 February 2017, Diamondis Pty Ltd will own Jurgens Ci Pty Ltd, Jurgens Australia Pty Ltd and Prestige Safari Centre Pty Ltd, as well as own and operate four Campworld dealers and two Safari Centre...

27 Jan 2017

Kia wins Good Design awards for Telluride Concept and Cadenza sedan

The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press presented Kia Motors with two Good Design awards. Kia received the awards for its Telluride Concept and the production Cadenza sedan in the transportation category. This the seventh year in a row that Kia has...

14 Dec 2016

Goodyear awarded for eco-friendly efforts

Goodyear South Africa received the First Place Platinum Award in the large organisation with a high environmental impact category at the Eastern Cape Top Green Organisation Awards which was held in East London on 17 November 2016, by the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental...

24 Nov 2016

VW SA wins Think Blue. Factory Environmental Engagement Award

The communications division of the Volkswagen Group South Africa beat 27 other VW plants to receive the Think Blue. Factory Environmental Engagement Award at an awards ceremony held in Wolfsburg, Germany. The accolade acknowledges VW SA's continued effort to spread environmental awareness and for...

18 Nov 2016

Volvo Car South Africa continues as endorsed vehicle partner

Volvo Car South Africa has once again been selected as the official vehicle partner for the Nedbank Golf Challenge with tournament winners standing a chance of winning one of four brand new Volvos. The challenge, in its 15th year running, takes place at the famous Gary Player golf course between...

10 Nov 2016

Two SAMBRA wins for Mutual & Federal

Mutual & Federal have been awarded first place in the Best Insurer Award category and recognised as the Most Efficient Insurer at this years SA Motor Body Repair Association (SAMBRA) Annual Awards Breakfast. This is the third consecutive win for Mutual & Federal in the Best Insurer Award...

31 Oct 2016

VW are big winners at SAVRALA awards

The 21st annual South African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA) awards gala dinner was held in Johannesburg recently and saw Volkswagen walking away with most of the awards including its seventh consecutive Manufacturer of The Year award. Audi received the Tutuka award for the...

27 Oct 2016

Tsogo Sun Amashova Race sponsored with Avis vehicles

Organisers of the 30th Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic have announced that Avis Rent a Car and Avis Van Rental will be coming on board for the second consecutive year as the official vehicle partners for this year's race. Avis will be providing the organisers with vehicles that will support...

3 Oct 2016

Kia officially opens Mexico production facility

KIA Motors officially opened its new production facility in Mexico last Friday at a grand opening ceremony attended by over 500 people. Construction of Kias new manufacturing plant, located in Pesquería in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Léon, began in October 2014. The facility - Kia's sixth...

12 Sep 2016

Volkswagen wins two Exporter of the Year Awards

On Friday 12 August, VWSA walked away with two awards at Eastern Cape's Exporter of the Year Awards. These two awards, namely the SJM Flex Environmental award and the Best Exporter - OEM (original equipment manufacturer) Award, were presented at a gala event held in Port Elizabeth. The SJM Flex...

15 Aug 2016

Dunlop recognised as leading name in tyre brands

Dunlop has been heralded as the leading name in the Tyre Brands category in the 2016/17 Target Group Index (TGI) Icon Brands Survey, published on Sunday, 31 July 2016. This win is the company's fourth triumph since 2011.

5 Aug 2016

MiWay Business Insurance launches vehicle tracking

MiWay Business Insurance has announced its collaboration with Ctrack to supply fleet management solutions to their HCV (heavy commercial vehicle) clients. With effect from August 2016, MiWay Business Insurance is adding value to its commercial vehicle insurance products by installing Ctrack devices...

4 Aug 2016

GMSA awards Stateline Pressed Metal

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has awarded Stateline Pressed Metal (SPM) with its Supplier Quality Excellence award. SPM is a Tier One supplier to GMSA and supplies a number of parts for its Isuzu and passenger vehicle range, which are manufactured in Port Elizabeth and Queenstown.

21 Jul 2016

Tracker SA wins Prestigious Special Achievement Award in GIS Technology

ESRI, a geographic information system (GIS) technology company, presented Tracker South Africa with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award on 29 June at their annual User Conference. Selected from over 300,000 eligible candidates, Tracker SA received the award for its innovative application of...

1 Jul 2016

Harley-Davidson plans to have an electric motorcycles

Harley-Davidson plans to have an electric motorcycle on sale within the next five years. The company has been experimenting with e-bikes for the past two years and is looking to attract a younger audience - research in 2013 revealed the average Harley rider is in his 50s .

21 Jun 2016

Goodyear chosen for new Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Goodyear has announced that the new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 product, which is just hitting the shelves in tyre retailers, is already accredited with fitments on the Mercedes- Benz E-Class. The new Goodyear product will be fitted in a range of sizes from 17 to 20 inch rims, section width ranging...

14 Jun 2016

Brink Towing Systems ramps up production

Towbar manufacturer, Brink Towing Systems South Africa, has ramped up its production capacity and recently commissioned two new robotic welding stations as part of an R3.5m investment in their Pietermaritzburg facility. This comes on the back of record volumes in April, with more than 6,000...

7 Jun 2016

VWSA rated top plant in global Volkswagen production network

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) plant in Uitenhage has been recognised as the top manufacturing plant in the global Volkswagen production network in 2015. VWSA achieved the highest index score of 113.2% amongst the 13 Volkswagen plants around the world. This was the first time that Uitenhage...

31 May 2016

GM venture to recall over two million cars in China

US auto giant General Motors (GM) will recall more than two million vehicles produced through a joint venture in China because of an engine component flaw, the firm and officials said. The venture between GM and Shanghai-based SAIC will recall 2.16 million Buick and Chevrolet branded vehicles...

30 May 2016

Toyota to build new factory in Malaysia

Japanese automotive giant Toyota announced Wednesday it will build a new $489m car assembly factory in Malaysia with an annual production capacity of 50,000 vehicles. The company said in a statement it "decided to reorganise its production system in Malaysia, given the gradual growth of the...

26 May 2016

General Motors to invest $740m in Argentina

General Motors will invest $740 million in its plant in Rosario, Argentina, to produce the Chevrolet Cruze II mostly for export, the US carmaker announced Wednesday. The news came as President Mauricio Macri visited the factory 280 kilometers (174 miles) north of Buenos Aires. The plant expansion...

13 May 2016

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