Automotive Trends

Kriben Reddy
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2019: The way we love our cars is about to change

#BizTrends2019: The way we love our cars is about to change[Kriben Reddy] 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...

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Marius du Toit
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2019: Online car sales - destructive disruption or unique opportunity?

#BizTrends2019: Online car sales - destructive disruption or unique opportunity?[Marius du Toit] 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...

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Mike Whitfield
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2019: Connected mobility will redefine personal transportation

#BizTrends2019: Connected mobility will redefine personal transportation[Mike Whitfield] 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...

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Ilse van den Berg
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: Less torque talk, more tech talk

Photo by Alessio Lin on Unsplash
Photo by Alessio Lin on Unsplash
[Ilse van den Berg] According to McKinsey, technology-driven trends will revolutionise how industry players respond to changing consumer behaviour, develop partnerships, and drive transformational change...

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Pieter Niemand
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: A wave of change

#BizTrends2018: A wave of change[Pieter Niemand] I foresee three major trends for the automotive industry that will challenge the status quo and bring about noticeable change.

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Arthur Goldstuck
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: The car of just before tomorrow

#BizTrends2018: The car of just before tomorrow[Arthur Goldstuck] 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...

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Trevor Hill
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: New products will drive growth in the automotive sector

#BizTrends2018: New products will drive growth in the automotive sector[Trevor Hill] It remains highly unlikely that the broader automotive market will attract meaningful new investment until economic growth and an unstable rand are adequately addressed...

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Kriben Reddy
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: The year of the millennial car buyer

#BizTrends2018: The year of the millennial car buyer[Kriben Reddy] When it comes to buying cars in South Africa, 2018 may be the year of accelerated digital transformation for the auto sector...

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Mike Whitfield
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: Automotive industry to move towards consolidation

Mike Whitfield, managing director of Nissan South Africa
Mike Whitfield, managing director of Nissan South Africa
[Mike Whitfield] 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...

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Ricardo Coetzee
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2017: Key challenges for OEMs to tackle in 2017

#BizTrends2017: Key challenges for OEMs to tackle in 2017[Ricardo Coetzee] 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...

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Mike Whitfield
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2017: Carmakers primed to tackle new year challenges

#BizTrends2017: Carmakers primed to tackle new year challenges[Mike Whitfield] Despite another difficult year for the automotive industry, car manufacturers are on top of the challenges and ready for 2017's expected trends...

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David Sieff
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2017: Five steps to improve your lead conversion

#BizTrends2017: Five steps to improve your lead conversion[David Sieff] 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...

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Michael Frans
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2017: Tech trends transforming the automotive sector

#BizTrends2017: Tech trends transforming the automotive sector[Michael Frans] 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...

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Des Fenner
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2017: Practical, efficient and affordable cars are here to stay

#BizTrends2017: Practical, efficient and affordable cars are here to stay[Des Fenner] In many ways 2016 was a watershed year for the global automotive industry and technology. Discussion swirled around mega-trends involving digital showrooms...

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Jeff Osborne
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2017: The auto industry will face its biggest disruption yet

#BizTrends2017: The auto industry will face its biggest disruption yet[Jeff Osborne] The auto industry has always faced massive disruption. The heart of the industry has always been engineering, and advances have shifted the balance...

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Mike Whitfield
SOUTH AFRICA
[BizTrends 2016] Movements in motoring

[BizTrends 2016] Movements in motoring[Mike Whitfield] Despite a challenging year for the automotive industry, car manufacturers remain upbeat and eager to embrace the trends set to dominate...

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Jeff Nemeth
SOUTH AFRICA
[BizTrends 2016] Paving the way for auto innovation

[BizTrends 2016] Paving the way for auto innovation[Jeff Nemeth] 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...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
[BizTrends 2016] Trends hitting the road in 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Trends hitting the road in 2016
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[Nicci Botha] 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...

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