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AIDCEC: Electricity tariff increase will disrupt SA's automotive supply chain

The Automotive Industry Development Centre in the Eastern Cape says that the electricity tariff increase of 15% will slow down SA's automotive supply chain...

25 Feb 2021

Can new car dealers expect a smoother road in 2021?

Chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers' Association, Mark Dommisse, reveals what type of road new car dealers will be dealing with this year...

By Mark Dommisse 23 Feb 2021

VWSA certified as Top Employer for 10th year in a row

The accolade is awarded in recognition of employers around the world that provide excellent conditions for their employees...

19 Feb 2021

South Africa's top-selling cars of 2020

Where do South Africans spend their money when times are tough? Which segments are in decline? Which models are rising stars? Details sales statistics provided by Lightstone Auto provides the answers...

By Hannes Oosthuizen 12 Feb 2021

Protest against dismissal of Volkswagen shop stewards

About 30 members of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) protested outside Volkswagen South Africa's main plant in Uitenhage on Wednesday morning...

By Thamsanqa Mbovane 4 Feb 2021

Ford invests $1bn in SA's automotive manufacturing operations

Ford Motor Company has invested $1bn (R15.8bn) in the country's automotive manufacturing operations. This was announced during a media briefing that was attended by President Cyril Ramaphosa and several key government leaders...

2 Feb 2021

New car sales: January sees decline, but recovery looms

January saw a decline in overall car sales, which is in line with what the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) experts expected...

2 Feb 2021

Peugeot Citroen SA becomes official distributor of Opel vehicles

Other than PCSA becoming the official distributor of Opel vehicles, the highly-anticipated sixth-generation Opel Corsa has been introduced...

20 Jan 2021

Tesla achieved meteoric growth in market value and stock price in 2020

According to research data analysed and published by Stock Apps, Tesla achieved substantial growth in market value and stock price in 2020. Over the 12-month period, its market cap increased by over $500bn year-to-date (YTD)...

12 Jan 2021

Toyota SA achieves its highest LCV market share ever

In 2020, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) recorded 41.9% in light commercial vehicle (LCV) market share, which is its highest ever...

11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Auto industry set to digitally transform

While 2020 was a year of evolving, planning and building technologies, 2021 will be a year of enterprising and entrepreneurial businesses coming to the fore...

By George Mienie 6 Jan 2021

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, PSA Groupe merge to become Stellantis

Shareholders from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Groupe have voted to merge and the result is the birth of Stellantis...

By David Taylor 5 Jan 2021

Who is the new Smartie on the block?

Angelique Lynch, marketing director of AutoTrader, has been invited to join the judging panel of the 2020 Smarties Awards...

Issued by AutoTrader 15 Dec 2020

Hypermobility 2020: SA's vehicle export programme is under threat

One of the messages that came out of Messe Frankfurt SA's recent Hypermobility virtual conference was that South Africa's important built-up vehicle export programme is under threat from two major fronts...

24 Nov 2020



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