George Mienie
Why you might just buy your next car in a shopping centre

Mercedes-Benz pop-up shop. Image source: Mercedes-Benz press
Mercedes-Benz pop-up shop. Image source: Mercedes-Benz press
[George Mienie] Don't be surprised to see a vehicle dealership popping up in your neighbourhood shopping centre, right next to your favourite fashion store in the near future...

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Ilse van den Berg
Ilse van den Berg
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Marius du Toit
Online selling is a growing market for car dealers

Online selling is a growing market for car dealers[Marius du Toit] Just as online shopping is the future for other industries, online platforms and new revenue models offer car dealers the opportunity to increase sales and manage stock more efficiently...

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Ilse van den Berg
#TriedAndTested: Renault Clio R.S. 18 F1

#TriedAndTested: Renault Clio R.S. 18 F1[Ilse van den Berg] We recently had the opportunity to test Renault's new collector's edition, the Clio R.S. 18 F1, at Zwartkops Raceway in Gauteng...

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Jeff Osborne
A long golden run for used vehicle sales is slowing down

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Photo by Emil Vilsek on Unsplash
[Jeff Osborne] The second-hand market has been a "buy-at-any-price" space for quite some time due to macro-economic pressures on consumers, over-priced new cars and online trading sites developing an increasingly accessible marketplace for used vehicles...

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Ilse van den Berg
Could this be the end of Chrysler?

Could this be the end of Chrysler?[Ilse van den Berg] NEWSWATCH: Rumours have been circulating this week that Sergio Machionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), could announce the closure of one of America's oldest remaining automakers...

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"Kia or BMW" is actually a real question now

"Kia or BMW" is actually a real question now[Lance Branquinho] With the ambitious Stinger GT, the Korean automotive industry has announced its ambition to infuse its products with dynamism - and not nominally either, but to a level that will rival the best in the business...

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Ilse van den Berg
Musk cuts off questions about Tesla's first quarter losses

Musk cuts off questions about Tesla's first quarter losses[Ilse van den Berg] NEWSWATCH: On Wednesday's quarterly conference call with analysts, Elon Musk didn't seem too keen to talk about Tesla burning through about $1bn during the first quarter as the Model 3 sedan production struggles continue...

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Ilse van den Berg
Geely buys $9bn stake in Daimler, now biggest investor

Geely buys $9bn stake in Daimler, now biggest investor
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[Ilse van den Berg] Chinese manufacturer, Geely, is buying a $9.2bn stake in German automaker, Daimler - which will effectively make it Daimler's biggest shareholder...

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Ilse van den Berg
NEWSWATCH: Ferrari ups production, Audi to keep Ducati

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[Ilse van den Berg] Ferrari has announced that it may raise its production output to 9,000 cars in 2018 and Audi has announced that it plans to keep Italian motorcycle brand, Ducati...

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Ilse van den Berg
TransUnion releases Digital Dealers Guide

TransUnion releases Digital Dealers Guide[Ilse van den Berg] After 55 years of automotive dealers relying on a physical dealers guidebook for car valuation numbers, TransUnion has released its Digital Dealers Guide...

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Ilse van den Berg
McLaren to part ways with Honda, shifts to Renault

McLaren to part ways with Honda, shifts to Renault[Ilse van den Berg] NEWSWATCH: After months of speculation, the McLaren team has confirmed that it will split ways with Honda and has also announced that it has signed a three-year partnership with Renault...

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Ilse van den Berg
#RideRoundup: Volvo S90 gets sporty, new Range Rover Velar, Peugeot 3008 SUV

#RideRoundup: Volvo S90 gets sporty, new Range Rover Velar, Peugeot 3008 SUV[Ilse van den Berg] In our #RideRoundup this week, we take a quick look at the sporty Volvo S90 R-Design, the new Range Rover Velar, as well as the Peugeot 3008 SUV...

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Henrie Geyser
Ipsos survey shows Audi, VW top customer pleasers

Ipsos survey shows Audi, VW top customer pleasers[Henrie Geyser] Audi and Volkswagen have won Gold awards for customer purchasing satisfaction for the fifth consecutive year in the prestigious Annual Ipsos Survey...

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Ilse van den Berg
#RideRoundup: All-new Audi Q5, new S-Class, Mazda CX-8, Jaguar XJ

#RideRoundup: All-new Audi Q5, new S-Class, Mazda CX-8, Jaguar XJ[Ilse van den Berg] In this week's #RideRoundup bulletin we have a glance at the all-new Audi Q5, the new Mercedez-Benz S-Class, the Mazda CX-8 Crossover SUV, and the new Jaguar XJR575 performance flagship model...

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Boris Dzhingarov
How is Uber for Business affecting both the car hire industry and taxi industry - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] Launched in July 2014, Uber for Business is a travel management platform designed for corporate customers. It takes the traditional Uber format and uses it to enable companies to deal with employee travel...

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Ilse van den Berg
Ilse van den Berg
[Dealers] In addition to giving the Datsun Go a go on our media trip at Nampo earlier this week, we also stopped over at an unassuming brick building in Bothaville. Parked outside was only a teaser of the magic and nostalgia we would find inside.
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Ilse van den Berg
24 hours of Nissan and Datsun in the Free State

24 hours of Nissan and Datsun in the Free State[Ilse van den Berg] Nampo is not a word unfamiliar to me. As a student at NWU, my friends and I used to frequent this (then not-so-big) agri festival almost every year, funnily enough....

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Ilse van den Berg
Tesla now worth more than 100-year-old Ford

Tesla now worth more than 100-year-old Ford[Ilse van den Berg] NEWSWATCH: Last week saw Elon Musk's clean transportation and power company, Tesla, reach $298.56 in Nasdaq trading (a 7.3% increase)...

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Ilse van den Berg
#BrandManagerMonth: Francesca Berta on CarZar disrupting the auto-trade industry

Francesca Berta
Francesca Berta
[Ilse van den Berg] We recently chatted to Francesca Berta, CMO of tech startup, CarZar, which aims to streamline the often onerous task of buying or selling a second-hand car...

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