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#BizTrends2019: The way we love our cars is about to change
#BizTrends2019: The way we love our cars is about to change

Back in January 1897, South Africa's first car was shown off publicly to an astonished crowd. Nearly 122 years later, South Africans' enduring love affair with their cars shows no signs of waning...

By Kriben Reddy 7 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2019: Online car sales - destructive disruption or unique opportunity?
#BizTrends2019: Online car sales - destructive disruption or unique opportunity?

The boom in online retail is now more than a decade old, and we're starting to see the first signs of a similar boom in online car sales...

By Marius du Toit 7 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2019: Connected mobility will redefine personal transportation
#BizTrends2019: Connected mobility will redefine personal transportation

I've been in the automotive industry throughout my career, yet I'm always amazed at the technological progress we've made over the years in developing cars...

By Mike Whitfield 7 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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#BizTrends2018: Less torque talk, more tech talk

According to McKinsey, technology-driven trends will revolutionise how industry players respond to changing consumer behaviour, develop partnerships, and drive transformational change...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: A wave of change
#BizTrends2018: A wave of change

I foresee three major trends for the automotive industry that will challenge the status quo and bring about noticeable change.

By Pieter Niemand 10 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: The car of just before tomorrow
#BizTrends2018: The car of just before tomorrow

The car of tomorrow will be self-driving, will all but eliminate accidents, and will transform roads, cities and working lives. But that is a tomorrow that is still a decade or more away...

By Arthur Goldstuck 8 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: New products will drive growth in the automotive sector
#BizTrends2018: New products will drive growth in the automotive sector

It remains highly unlikely that the broader automotive market will attract meaningful new investment until economic growth and an unstable rand are adequately addressed...

By Trevor Hill 8 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: The year of the millennial car buyer
#BizTrends2018: The year of the millennial car buyer

When it comes to buying cars in South Africa, 2018 may be the year of accelerated digital transformation for the auto sector...

By Kriben Reddy 8 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Mike Whitfield, managing director of Nissan South Africa
#BizTrends2018: Automotive industry to move towards consolidation

The automotive industry is set to have little change going into 2018. Manufacturers and import brands alike can anticipate an interesting year driven by an economy that is expected to remain stagnant...

By Mike Whitfield 8 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2017: Five steps to improve your lead conversion
#BizTrends2017: Five steps to improve your lead conversion

The inability for the automotive industry to embrace change is staggering. It's almost as if the only positive movement comes in the face of insurmountable evidence...

By David Sieff 11 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2017: Key challenges for OEMs to tackle in 2017
#BizTrends2017: Key challenges for OEMs to tackle in 2017

I'm sure that everyone would agree that 2016 was a tough year as a result of our slow economic growth. Although we saw a definite decline in vehicle sales...

By Ricardo Coetzee 11 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2017: Carmakers primed to tackle new year challenges
#BizTrends2017: Carmakers primed to tackle new year challenges

Despite another difficult year for the automotive industry, car manufacturers are on top of the challenges and ready for 2017's expected trends...

By Mike Whitfield 10 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2017: The auto industry will face its biggest disruption yet
#BizTrends2017: The auto industry will face its biggest disruption yet

The auto industry has always faced massive disruption. The heart of the industry has always been engineering, and advances have shifted the balance...

By Jeff Osborne 10 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2017: Tech trends transforming the automotive sector
#BizTrends2017: Tech trends transforming the automotive sector

2017 is the Chinese year of the Rooster. The Rooster (literally) signals the start of a new day, and for many it would be great to get rid of the 'Monkey' on the back...

By Michael Frans 9 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2017: Practical, efficient and affordable cars are here to stay
#BizTrends2017: Practical, efficient and affordable cars are here to stay

In many ways 2016 was a watershed year for the global automotive industry and technology. Discussion swirled around mega-trends involving digital showrooms...

By Des Fenner 9 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

[BizTrends 2016] Movements in motoring
[BizTrends 2016] Movements in motoring

Despite a challenging year for the automotive industry, car manufacturers remain upbeat and eager to embrace the trends set to dominate...

By Mike Whitfield 18 Jan 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

[BizTrends 2016] Paving the way for auto innovation
[BizTrends 2016] Paving the way for auto innovation

The automotive industry is undergoing a fundamental change which is being driven by cost factors, political and economic conditions, population and traffic congestion, and environmental concerns...

By Jeff Nemeth 18 Jan 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

[BizTrends 2016] Trends hitting the road in 2016
[BizTrends 2016] Trends hitting the road in 2016

There is no doubt that the automotive sector is going through one of its most disruptive phases since Henry Ford introduced the Model T. However, most of the vehicle trends in 2016 are tweaks...

By Nicci Botha 18 Jan 2016

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