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SA motor industry relying on exports

Vehicle manufacturers are relying on exports to keep production lines busy and counter a dismal local market that analysts say could continue to shrink for another two years. The pursuit of foreign business is made doubly important by the decline of the rand, as companies seek export earnings to offset rapidly rising import bills.

By David Furlonger

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BPL plays host to one of a kind Rolls-Royce

The one of kind, inspired by fashion Rolls-Royce Wraith arrived at Bidvest Panalpina Logistics' warehouse earlier this month.

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Online experience holds the key to how consumers buy cars

Online connectivity is changing forever the way consumers are buying vehicles, says Glen Mollink, CEO at Innovation Group SA.

By David Furlonger

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Daimler opens new Regional Centre for Commercial Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA), along with its brand divisions Daimler Trucks & Buses and Mercedes-Benz Vans, has opened a new Regional Centre Southern Africa (RCSA) in Pretoria.

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Motoring industry hurt by weak economy

The latest research of new vehicle sales from Lightstone Auto reveals that the motoring industry has been particularly affected by the weak rand and economy.

Ford to launch FordPass to enhance consumer convenience
Ford to launch FordPass to enhance consumer convenience

Ford Motor Company has announced the launch of FordPass - a platform that reimagines the relationship between the automaker and consumer.

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Chinese market electrifying for 'green' cars

BEIJING: Government subsidies are fuelling a boom in electric vehicles in China, driving hopes for the industry's global future as the world's biggest car market offers economies of scale that could make the technology mainstream.