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Kaspersky makes threat intelligence reports available for auto industry
Kaspersky makes threat intelligence reports available for auto industry

Cybersecurity company Kaspersky recently announced that it has launched its tailored threat intelligence (TI) reporting tool for organisations working in the automotive industry...

1 day ago

Peugeot Citroen SA becomes official distributor of Opel vehicles
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...

1 day ago

Safety tips for motorists during loadshedding
Safety tips for motorists during loadshedding

If you are still making your way to the office every day or spend time on the roads throughout the day, this is what you can do to ensure you stay safe on the roads despite congestion and traffic lights that do not work...

2 days ago

BMW M reaches sales record in 2020, ousts AMG
BMW M reaches sales record in 2020, ousts AMG

BMW's performance arm has posted an impressive sales record in 2020, making it the current leader in the performance and high-performance car market. BMW M increased its sales by 6% in 2020 totalling 144,218 units sold...

By Gero Lilleike 2 days ago

Renault enters memorandum of cooperation with Lotus
Renault enters memorandum of cooperation with Lotus

To many purist driving enthusiasts, the lack of a compelling lightweight battery-powered sportscar has a been a disappointing feature of the current transition to greater electrification. But now the company that enabled Tesla to produce its first product, is partnering with Renault...

3 days ago

Huge fuel price increase predicted for February 2021
Huge fuel price increase predicted for February 2021

The Automobile Association (AA) is predicting a steep increase in the prices of petrol, diesel and paraffin for February 2021...

By David Taylor 15 Jan 2021

New competition and service guidelines for the Automotive Aftermarket
New competition and service guidelines for the Automotive Aftermarket

In December 2020, the Competition Commission issued the final Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket effective as of 1 July 2021. The Guidelines seek to address the constraints to competition in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry...

By Bobedi Seleke 15 Jan 2021

Safety tips for back to work driving
Safety tips for back to work driving

As South Africa battles a second wave of the coronavirus and returns to level three lockdown, back to work driving is going to be somewhat different from years...

14 Jan 2021

Toyota SA updates Quantum, adds driver guard to Ses'fikile
Toyota SA updates Quantum, adds driver guard to Ses'fikile

Toyota South Africa introduced an upgraded driver guard to the Ses'fikile commuter in response to the prevailing Covid-19 operating conditions and has implemented a few updates to the Quantum...

13 Jan 2021

Manufacturing production down 3.5% in November
Manufacturing production down 3.5% in November

Manufacturing production decreased by 3.5% in November 2020 compared with November 2019, according to data from Statistics South Africa...

13 Jan 2021

Driven: The all-new Honda Ballade
Driven: The all-new Honda Ballade

They say that you have to continually re-invent yourself, or something for that matter. So with that in mind, it's no real wonder that the Honda Ballade has reached its eighth generation of production...

By Naresh Maharaj 12 Jan 2021

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

New car sales for Dec 2020 reflect glimmers of hope, but industry remains depressed
New car sales for Dec 2020 reflect glimmers of hope, but industry remains depressed

The South African new-vehicle market continued to recover somewhat in December 2020, but the industry remains depressed as a result of the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, both locally and abroad...

By Gero Lilleike 8 Jan 2021

Kia reveals new corporate logo and global brand slogan
Kia reveals new corporate logo and global brand slogan

The launch of the new logo follows the announcement of Kia's 'Plan S' long-term business strategy in 2020...

7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Reshaping the next phase of the motor retail industry
#BizTrends2021: Reshaping the next phase of the motor retail industry

The year 2020 was a ruthless year for many businesses, and the motor retail industry has not been spared from this devastating economic tsunami...

By Mark Dommisse 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Trends that will shape the vehicle industry in the short to medium term
#BizTrends2021: Trends that will shape the vehicle industry in the short to medium term

There are signs of an economic recovery afoot, bringing with it a promise of improved business and consumer confidence and further release of pent-up demand. But it may yet be too early to confirm an ease of pressure on the sales pitch...

By Faisal Mkhize 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Auto industry set to digitally transform
#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
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

Price of fuel set for steep increase
Price of fuel set for steep increase

In a statement on Monday, 4 January 2021, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) said the price of 93 (ULP and LRP) will go up by 43 cents, while that of 95 (ULP and LRP) will increase by 40 cents...

4 Jan 2021

The 6 vital organs of a car that should be looked after
The 6 vital organs of a car that should be looked after

Maintaining a vehicle consistently is not only cost-effective but necessary for your safety and that of your passengers too...

28 Dec 2020

Rachel Kobo named VW Group's best apprentice for 2020
Rachel Kobo named VW Group's best apprentice for 2020

Rachel Kobo, an employee of Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA), was recently honoured with the Best Apprentice award, which is given to only a handful of top young talents across the Volkswagen Group...

23 Dec 2020

How to deal with reckless drivers this festive season
How to deal with reckless drivers this festive season

One thing you can be sure to encounter as you drive to your destination for the festive season is reckless drivers...

22 Dec 2020

Motorists urged to exercise caution
Motorists urged to exercise caution

The Gauteng Traffic Police has called on motorists to be responsible and exercise caution on the roads as traffic volumes are expected to increase this weekend...

18 Dec 2020

What to do when selling your car
What to do when selling your car

Selling a car is a big decision on a big-ticket item and there are several things to consider before selling to ensure you get the best price for your vehicle and avoid settling for a low offer or placing yourself in a dangerous situation...

By Faan Van der Walt 18 Dec 2020

Under fire: Step up trucking safety on the roads
Under fire: Step up trucking safety on the roads

Not only is increased demand post hard lockdown putting pressure on operators, but border delays are impacting timelines. Growing crime and violence are also putting drivers, vehicles and cargo at risk...

By Jason Mellow 17 Dec 2020

Festival of Motoring announces 2021 dates
Festival of Motoring announces 2021 dates

While the pandemic has been an unfortunate setback for the events industry as a whole, the Festival of Motoring, presented by WesBank, is gearing up for its fifth edition at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, from 27-29 August 2021...

17 Dec 2020

Avoid distracted driving this festive season
Avoid distracted driving this festive season

Whether it is a lack of understanding or appreciation of the danger, each driver needs to make an effort to reduce the prevalence of distracted driving...

17 Dec 2020

Travellers to carefully plan and prepare their summer holiday road trips
Travellers to carefully plan and prepare their summer holiday road trips

At the end of an unprecedented year, it is clear that the disruption of our daily lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic is set to continue for the foreseeable future.

15 Dec 2020



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