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The top-selling passenger cars in March
The top-selling passenger cars in MarchArticle

The recovery of the South African new-vehicle market remains largely subdued, due to continued stock shortages, but there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel...

20 Apr 2021

Suzuki sets a new sales month record
Suzuki sets a new sales month recordArticle

Suzuki Auto South Africa has just ended its best dealer and overall sales month on record...

7 Apr 2021

South Africa's top-selling cars of 2020
South Africa's top-selling cars of 2020Article

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...

Hannes Oosthuizen 12 Feb 2021

Toyota SA achieves its highest LCV market share ever
Toyota SA achieves its highest LCV market share everArticle

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 depressedArticle

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...

Gero Lilleike 8 Jan 2021

2021/21 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards finalists announced
2021/21 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards finalists announcedArticle

Cars.co.za have announced the finalists of the 2020/21 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards - powered by WesBank...

19 Oct 2020

All the winners of 2019/20 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards
All the winners of 2019/20 Cars.co.za Consumer AwardsArticle

The Cars.co.za Consumer Awards - powered by WesBank - celebrated its five-year landmark when the programme's 13 category winners and the recipient of the Brand of the Year title were announced...

10 Feb 2020

Chevrolet sales plunge 38% as GM leaves SA
Chevrolet sales plunge 38% as GM leaves SAArticle

Sales of new Chevrolet cars plunged by 38% in May from a month earlier, following the announcement that the brand will leave the market at the end of this year...

David Furlonger 2 Jun 2017

Fiat Chrysler's local boss wants car maker to claim central place in SA market
Fiat Chrysler's local boss wants car maker to claim central place in SA marketArticle

As a leading global motor company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could no longer afford to remain a peripheral player in the South African new-vehicle market...

27 Jan 2017

Feast and famine for SA motor industry
Feast and famine for SA motor industryArticle

There's a recovery out there... somewhere. But no-one knows exactly where to find it. SA motor companies are confidently forecasting steady growth...

David Furlonger 23 Jan 2017

New vehicle sales drop 9.6% year-on-year in November to 46,413 units
New vehicle sales drop 9.6% year-on-year in November to 46,413 unitsArticle

Another month, another nightmare. If there is one thing to be said for the new-vehicle market in 2016, it is that it has been consistently depressing...

David Furlonger 2 Dec 2016

SA still best bet for car makers
SA still best bet for car makersArticle

Foreign motor companies planning to build vehicles in sub-Saharan Africa would be taking huge risks looking beyond SA...

David Furlonger 16 Aug 2016

Nigeria's auto plans can help us
Nigeria's auto plans can help usArticle

Nigeria will have its own motor industry whether South Africa likes it or not, says Nissan SA MD Mike Whitfield...

David Furlonger 7 Aug 2015

Forecast for vehicles sales revised down
Forecast for vehicles sales revised downArticle

Motor companies have lowered their short-term vehicle sales expectations in the face of slow economic growth and eroding consumer confidence...

David Furlonger 18 May 2015

Car sales decline cushioned by seasonal buying
Car sales decline cushioned by seasonal buyingArticle

Strong seasonal buying by car-rental companies helped minimise the drop in new-car sales in July.

David Furlonger 5 Aug 2014

Bumper 2012 for vehicle sales
Bumper 2012 for vehicle salesArticle

Motor vehicle manufacturers, retailers, sales and marketing executives in South Africa will look back on 2012 with some satisfaction after sales levels recorded about 10% growth this year.

Alexander Parker 3 Jan 2013

Labour and logistics put a damper on SA's auto competitivenessArticle

Global cost competitiveness affecting South Africa's automotive industry remains problematic for the local industry, especially in terms of labour and logistics, said National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) president and Volkswagen Group South Africa MD David Powels.

10 Oct 2011

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