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The most searched-for car brands in South Africa
The most searched-for car brands in South Africa

Here is a list of the most-searched-for car brands in South Africa, including the most searched-for models...

20 Jul 2021

VW Golf 8 GTI details revealed
VW Golf 8 GTI details revealed

Volkswagen South Africa has announced pricing for the eighth-generation Golf GTI. The car will retail for R669,300 and will be available in South Africa from September 2021.

20 Jul 2021

Driven: The limited-edition Golf GTI TCR
Driven: The limited-edition Golf GTI TCR

I spent some time with this 'racy speedster' and was thoroughly impressed all around. It has a six-speed DSG and reaches 100km/h after just 5.6 seconds...

Naresh Maharaj 19 Jul 2021

Volkswagen Group's electromobility future
Volkswagen Group's electromobility future

The future is CO2-neutral and software-driven, that is the underlying message from a press conference held by the Volkswagen Group...

14 Jul 2021

Xpeng G3 is the Chinese crossover to worry Volkswagen
Xpeng G3 is the Chinese crossover to worry Volkswagen

Xpeng is unusual amongst Chinese car companies, and its G3 is a very convincing battery-powered crossover...

13 Jul 2021

Bugatti and Rimac have merged
Bugatti and Rimac have merged

Bugatti is no longer an independent sub-brand of Volkswagen. It has become a joint-venture constituent of Bugatti-Rimac...

8 Jul 2021

Ogilvy Cape Town and Volkswagen SA release "Family Never Looked This Good" to launch VW Tiguan
Ogilvy Cape Town and Volkswagen SA release "Family Never Looked This Good" to launch VW Tiguan

To launch the new VW Tiguan, Volkswagen SA and agency partner Ogilvy Cape Town have released a campaign centered on the authenticity of family relationships.

8 Jul 2021

Ogilvy Cape Town and Volkswagen SA release "Family Never Looked This Good" to launch VW Tiguan
Ogilvy Cape Town and Volkswagen SA release "Family Never Looked This Good" to launch VW Tiguan

To launch the new VW Tiguan, Volkswagen SA and agency partner Ogilvy Cape Town have released a campaign centered on the authenticity of family relationships...

Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 8 Jul 2021

Volkswagen to produce petrol engines for Africa until 2050
Volkswagen to produce petrol engines for Africa until 2050

Africa could be one of the last places Volkswagen sells petrol engines...

29 Jun 2021

Smile 90.4FM launches "Xmas in July"... And you could win a car
Smile 90.4FM launches "Xmas in July"... And you could win a car

Smile 90.4FM has decided to warm things up by bringing the Christmas spirit to Cape Town's chilly winter weather once again...

Issued by Smile 90.4FM 28 Jun 2021

Volkswagen Polo reaches another milestone in South Africa - 400,000 units produced
Volkswagen Polo reaches another milestone in South Africa - 400,000 units produced

By the time the 400,000th Polo rolled off the production line on Monday morning, the plant had produced a total of 61,635 Polos and 10,373 Polo Vivos this year...

24 Jun 2021

#Bookmarks2021: All the finalists
#Bookmarks2021: All the finalists

Finalists for the 2021 IAB Bookmark Awards have been revealed...

Issued by IAB South Africa 21 Jun 2021

Zanele Kabane, copywriter at M&C Saatchi Abel
#YouthMatters: Zanele Kabane talks writing, media and the future

Zanele Kabane, copywriter at M&C Saatchi Abel, shares more about her work and her goals...

Emily Stander 14 Jun 2021

Wolk retakes GTC Championship points lead as Mogotsi celebrates victory at the home of Volkswagen South Africa
Wolk retakes GTC Championship points lead as Mogotsi celebrates victory at the home of Volkswagen South Africa

Robert Wolk surpassed Michael van Rooyen on the GTC Championship points table while Jonathan Mogotsi celebrated his maiden GTC SupaCup win this past weekend (28-29 May 2021) at Aldo Scribante Racetrack in Gqeberha, on the Volkswagen Race Day...

Issued by Sumitomo Dunlop 3 Jun 2021

#D&AD21: D&AD awards 3 Black Pencils, 231 Culture, Design and Impact winners
#D&AD21: D&AD awards 3 Black Pencils, 231 Culture, Design and Impact winners

In the second virtual ceremony, on 27 May at 7pm, D&AD announced 3 Black Pencil winners, alongside the President's Award and the remaining Pencil winners across the Culture, Design and Impact categories...

27 May 2021

#D&AD21: D&AD awards 430 Pencils across Craft, Next, Advertising, Side Hustle and Collaborative
#D&AD21: D&AD awards 430 Pencils across Craft, Next, Advertising, Side Hustle and Collaborative

D&AD announced the Pencil winners across the Craft, Next, Advertising, Side Hustle and Collaborative categories...

26 May 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Looking good, family...
#OrchidsandOnions: Looking good, family...

People's cars: VW's advert continues the brand's fine tradition; This is your typical South African story; race and language are irrelevant...

Brendan Seery 24 May 2021

Electric Ford F-150 Lightning revealed
Electric Ford F-150 Lightning revealed

The new Ford F-150 Lightning is a 420kW electric bakkie that will go from zero to 100kph in about 4.5 seconds...

Gero Lilleike 21 May 2021

Volkswagen reveals a 'Golf R' EV
Volkswagen reveals a 'Golf R' EV

VW is beginning to flex its muscles in the performance sector of its electric car lineup. Its GTX concept sheds weight and increases power to Golf R rivalling numbers...

20 May 2021

Volkswagen produces first-ever TV and digital ads in isiZulu
Volkswagen produces first-ever TV and digital ads in isiZulu

Volkswagen has produced its first-ever television and digital advertisements in isiZulu for the upcoming launch of the new Tiguan SUV...

18 May 2021

Artisanal miners work at a cobalt mine-pit in Tulwizembe, Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo, November 25, 2015. Picture taken November 25, 2015. Reuters/Kenny Katombe/File Photo
Cobalt, Congo and a mass artisanal mining experiment

Cobalt epitomises the minerals conundrum at the heart of the green technology revolution....

Andy Home 14 May 2021

Driven: Volkswagen's special edition Polo Vivo Mswenko
Driven: Volkswagen's special edition Polo Vivo Mswenko

Volkswagen has now updated its Polo Vivo range by adding a special edition called the Mswenko. This derivative is the first-ever Volkswagen with a SA name...

Imran Salie 5 May 2021

First VW Golf 8 GTI lands in SA, but launch will be delayed
First VW Golf 8 GTI lands in SA, but launch will be delayed

Sad news for SA's petrolheads as the all-new Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI launch has been pushed back...

David Taylor 28 Apr 2021

Review: VW Transporter Kombi 6.1 remains a comfortable people-mover
Review: VW Transporter Kombi 6.1 remains a comfortable people-mover

The eight-seater Kombi 6.1 has been revamped and the VW Transporter makes for a comfortable people-mover...

Naresh Maharaj 26 Apr 2021

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

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

205kW Hyundai double-cab bakkie coming?
205kW Hyundai double-cab bakkie coming?

Hyundai could be on the verge of unleashing a double-cab bakkie that will overpower all of its rivals, including the mighty 190kW Volkswagen Amarok V6...

Gero Lilleike 20 Apr 2021

Volkswagen teases an updated version of its popular Polo
Volkswagen teases an updated version of its popular Polo

Volkswagen has teased an updated version of its popular Polo. Here's what is known so far...

David Taylor 19 Apr 2021

FoxP2 welcomes Sello Leshope as strategic planning director
FoxP2 welcomes Sello Leshope as strategic planning director

FoxP2 has brought Sello Leshop into its fold as strategic planning director effective from 1 April...

Issued by Dentsu 8 Apr 2021

Volkswagen Taigo to land in SA next year
Volkswagen Taigo to land in SA next year

Volkswagen South Africa has confirmed that the VW Taigo will be available in South Africa in 2022. The Taigo will be Volkswagen's sixth T-named vehicle in SA...

30 Mar 2021

Ten years of rocking with the amazing Amarok 190kW
Ten years of rocking with the amazing Amarok 190kW

Since its introduction to the SA market, the Amarok has sold over 37,500 units. The range now consists of the 2.0BiTDI 132kW and the all-powerful 3.0 V6 TDI 190kW...

Naresh Maharaj 30 Mar 2021

Online vehicle searches climb
Online vehicle searches climb

BMW is the most searched for car brand in South Africa, the Toyota Hilux is the most desired car model and online vehicle searches have grown by an impressive 54.1%, according to the latest bi-annual AutoTrader Car Industry Report...

Issued by AutoTrader 5 Mar 2021

Competition between various car brands remains extraordinarily strong
Competition between various car brands remains extraordinarily strong

Passenger car sales of 23,742 units in January 2021 were 18.4% lower than the 29,073 cars sold in January a year ago. But competition remains strong...

Corné Vente 5 Mar 2021

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Many African countries had a surprise manufacturing surge in 2010s - it bodes well for the years ahead

Until the 2000s, Sub-Saharan Africa was de-industrialising: the mood was gloomy as the little manufacturing activity that did exist was disappearing. But the trend has reversed...

Gaaitzen de Vries, Emmanuel B Mensah, Hagen Kruse and Kunal Sen 2 Mar 2021

Which countries are winning the great electric vehicle race?
Which countries are winning the great electric vehicle race?

With the world's automotive industry shifting inexorably to electrified powertrains, which countries are best positioned to adapt to an influx of new electric vehicles?

Ashley Oldfield 26 Feb 2021

VWSA certified as Top Employer for 10th year in a row
VWSA certified as Top Employer for 10th year in a row

The accolade is awarded in recognition of employers around the world that provide excellent conditions for their employees...

18 Feb 2021

Cars.co.za Consumer Awards 2020/21 winners announced
Cars.co.za Consumer Awards 2020/21 winners announced

The 13 category winners and the recipient of the Brand of the Year title of the 2020/21 programme were announced during the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards TV presentation, which was broadcast on DStv's Motorsport HD channel...

18 Feb 2021

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

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

Protest against dismissal of Volkswagen shop stewards
Protest against dismissal of Volkswagen shop stewards

About 30 members of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) protested outside Volkswagen South Africa's main plant in Uitenhage on Wednesday morning...

Thamsanqa Mbovane 4 Feb 2021

Ford invests $1bn in SA's automotive manufacturing operations
Ford invests $1bn in SA's automotive manufacturing operations

Ford Motor Company has invested $1bn (R15.8bn) in the country's automotive manufacturing operations. This was announced during a media briefing that was attended by President Cyril Ramaphosa and several key government leaders...

2 Feb 2021

False Bay TVET College; ensuring a pipeline of new facilitators for the green sector
False Bay TVET College; ensuring a pipeline of new facilitators for the green sector

As part of the its strategic goals, False Bay TVET College recognises that more must be done to address climate change and global warming...

Issued by False Bay College 29 Jan 2021

OxERA oxygen supply device
Innovation bridges oxygen supply gap for Covid-19 patients

A portable and cost-effective device that delivers consistently high levels of oxygen to Covid-19 patients and helps keep their lungs from collapsing has been approved by the Sahpra...

12 Jan 2021

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...

17 Dec 2020

Local NPO looks to niche skills development to help address employment crisis
Local NPO looks to niche skills development to help address employment crisis

In 2021, Salesian Institute Youth Projects is set to launch a NEETs programme that aims to help marginalised youth off the streets and into training that will ensure their employability through skills development and internships.

4 Dec 2020

The new VW T-Roc is finally here
The new VW T-Roc is finally here

The VW T-Roc has finally made its way to South Africa, thus completing the SUV range for the German marque...

1 Dec 2020

Hypermobility 2020: Vehicle dealerships still have important role to play in mobility environment
Hypermobility 2020: Vehicle dealerships still have important role to play in mobility environment

Vehicle dealerships will still have important roles to play in the rapidly changing global mobility environment. This is the conclusion of a panel discussion at the recent Hypermobility 2020 virtual conference...

24 Nov 2020

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