State's truck plan unfeasible: Isuzu chief
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%, Craig Uren, MD of Isuzu Trucks SA, said on Wednesday.

1 day ago

Black Badge revealed at new Rolls-Royce pop-up
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. British luxury carmaker, Rolls-Royce, yesterday opened a temporary boutique store at the Daytona showroom in Cape Town.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Suzuki SA wins big at Cars Awards
Suzuki SA wins big at Cars Awards

The second annual Cars.co.za Consumer Awards kicked off last night at the Vodadome in Midrand. The Awards, powered by Wesbank, recognised the best derivatives on sale in the local new vehicle market.

1 day ago

Questions rage despite belated Kuga recall
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 from park into reverse. During the 10 years the vehicles were on the road, the authorities linked 100 deaths to the fault.

By Mark Smyth 2 days ago

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

WASHINGTON: 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, for which Donald Trump immediately took credit.

2 days ago

Sportage moves to upper class
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 to some of the top badges in the business – and nothing illustrates this better than the new Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 days ago

The history of the motor car industry in SA
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. In the same breath, panel beaters, mechanics and car insurance providers have also been sharing in the spoils of the motor car industry.

Issued by MiWay 3 days ago

Helping out dealers hitting hard times
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. Marais's speciality at Sewells-MSXI, a global consulting and outsourcing firm specialising in the retail motor industry, is turning around businesses that are either in trouble or headed that way.

3 days ago

Bridgestone Brits plant shut in unlawful municipal action
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, and revealed that its Brits tyre plant was one of the factories to which electricity was unlawfully disconnected by the municipality last week.

3 days ago

'No brand is above the law'
'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
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 – ahead of its local launch in July 2017. Along with this, the online brochure is available on the website for buyers to see the Land Rover-approved options and accessories, exterior colours and interior trims they will be able to obtain for the newest member of the Discovery family.

17 Jan 2017

On a seasonally adjusted basis, US retail and food services rose 0.6 percent in December to $469.1 billion ()
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

Ford announces Kuga recall
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 that could cause a fire. The recall follows over 45 incidents of Ford Kugas catching fire in South Africa since December 2015, one of which resulted in a death.

17 Jan 2017