Feast and famine for SA motor industry
Feast and famine for SA motor industry

There's a recovery out there... somewhere. But no-one knows exactly where to find it. SA motor companies are confidently forecasting steady growth in demand for their vehicles. The problem is, they're not sure when or where it will happen.

By David Furlonger 7 hours ago

Bidvest launches keyless car rental app
Bidvest launches keyless car rental app

Bidvest Car Rental has introduced a keyless car rental fleet with the launch of their app, Snappdrive. The new mobile app has been in development for about a year, and is designed to handle the entire car rental process.

10 hours ago

Mercedes-Benz Vans invests in robot startup
Mercedes-Benz Vans invests in robot startup

Mercedes-Benz Vans has invested in Starship Technologies, a startup developing ground-based, autonomous delivery robots. The arrangement is an extension of the automotive giant's strategic future initiative ‘adVANce', launched in September 2016.

1 day ago

What are the CPA's best practice guidelines applicable to the motor industry?
What are the CPA's best practice guidelines applicable to the motor industry?

During 2014 the Minister of Trade and Industry published the Motor Industry Code of Conduct, which serves as a framework for dispute resolution between consumers and participants in the motor industry. On 11 July 2016, the Commissioner of the National Consumer Commission published draft best practice guidelines for comment, pursuant to s93(2) of the Consumer Protection Act, No 68 of 2008 (CPA). This set of best practices is intended to provide procedural clarity in regard to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for handling complaints involving the automotive industry.

By Justine Krige 1 day ago

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Your Kugas are worthless!

Shocked Ford owners are being told that their Kugas are worthless, as the global motoring giant scrambles to calm the storm over burning cars that has plunged it into a public relations disaster.

By Graeme Hosken 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 20 Jan 2017

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.

20 Jan 2017

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 19 Jan 2017

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 18 Jan 2017

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.

18 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