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Festival of Motoring returns in August 2019
Festival of Motoring returns in August 2019Article

The Festival of Motoring makes its annual return to the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 22-25 August 2019...

17 May 2019

Motor dealers face choices in changing times
Motor dealers face choices in changing timesArticle

Motoring industry thought leaders presented some interesting insight and advice to dealer principals and key operational staff...

4 Apr 2019

The radically transforming car buying experience
The radically transforming car buying experienceArticle

With the number of online shoppers expected to approach 25 million by 2021 (up from 18 million in 2017), e-commerce is experiencing a boom time in SA...

13 Mar 2019

AutoTrader puts the spotlight on South African motor journalism
AutoTrader puts the spotlight on South African motor journalismArticle

This year AutoTrader has taken title sponsorship role of the SA Car of the Year competition, and in doing so directed attention to the globally respected journalists who judge the competition and are the reason for its success...

Issued by AutoTrader 21 Feb 2019

Trading down for lower car repayments isn't always good
Trading down for lower car repayments isn't always goodArticle

Many South African motorists who are feeling the burden of inflation are considering moving into more cost-effective cars...

10 Jan 2019

Have your say in the 2019 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards
Have your say in the 2019 Cars.co.za Consumer AwardsArticle

WesBank encourages consumers to have their say in the 2019 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards...

27 Nov 2018

The disruption of the new-car sales market
The disruption of the new-car sales marketArticle

Digital disruption in the automotive market is transforming the dealership model into a more customer-centered model...

Marius du Toit 22 Aug 2018

'E-volve' says AutoTrader
'E-volve' says AutoTraderArticle

The annual AutoTrader Dealer Master Class, was held at Radisson Blu Hotel Gautrain on 19 June. Hosted by Cliff Central's founder Gareth Cliff, and featuring four panellists, including AutoTrader CEO George Mienie, the event gathered over 100 dealerships from across the country together, to be inspired by the latest thought trends in online motor marketing...

Issued by AutoTrader 24 Jul 2018

Mercedes-Benz pop-up shop. Image source: Mercedes-Benz press
Why you might just buy your next car in a shopping centreArticle

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...

George Mienie 24 Jul 2018

Image: FirstCheck
Want to do a vehicle check before purchase? There's an app for thatArticle

A new consumer-focused vehicle checking app, launched by TransUnion and FirstCheck, allows consumers to access information on vehicles that were traditionally only available to dealers.

2 Jul 2018

Online selling is a growing market for car dealers
Online selling is a growing market for car dealersArticle

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...

Marius du Toit 20 Jun 2018

The automotive sector has a bright future
The automotive sector has a bright futureArticle

As digital advancements transform the driving experience, they are also fundamentally changing how society engages with the vehicle in the retail environment...

Trevor Hill 15 Mar 2018

Ford unveils new Kuga
Ford unveils new KugaArticle

The new Ford Kuga has arrived in South Africa and is said to build on the car manufacturer's global SUV expertise and heritage. It also claims to offer five-star safety and improved fuel efficiency...

19 Sep 2017

Introducing Pre-owned Car Awards by Gumtree
Introducing Pre-owned Car Awards by GumtreeArticle

Gumtree South Africa is to launch the country's first Pre-Owned Car Awards in November 2017, judging them on criteria unique to pre-owned cars...

17 Aug 2017

Carfind.co.za introduces 360° interior views
Carfind.co.za introduces 360° interior viewsArticle

Carfind.co.za, an online car buying and selling platform, has introduced a 360° interior view feature...

17 May 2017

Nasdaq-listed $725m investor backs SA startup
Nasdaq-listed $725m investor backs SA startupArticle

South African tech-startup, CarZar.co.za, is now being backed by Vostok New Ventures a Sweden-listed investment firm...

5 May 2017

Francesca Berta
#BrandManagerMonth: Francesca Berta on CarZar disrupting the auto-trade industryArticle

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...

Ilse van den Berg 28 Mar 2017

Value-for-money motoring entrenched in 2017
Value-for-money motoring entrenched in 2017Article

Looking at the changes taking place in the local car buying circles, the 2017 motoring year will mark the entrenchment of value-added, stylish cars in the South African market...

Des Fenner 14 Feb 2017

New SA app is the Tinder for car buying
New SA app is the Tinder for car buyingArticle

Carter, a South African developed smartphone app aims to help users find the perfect new car for their needs, and connect them to accredited dealers...

25 Jan 2017

#CARconferenceSA: Digital change grips the motor industry
#CARconferenceSA: Digital change grips the motor industryArticle

The global automotive industry and many related facets of the business are changing rapidly as the digital revolution...

6 Sep 2016

Global reports find car buying is a woman's thing
Global reports find car buying is a woman's thingArticle

South African men, despite desperately trying to persuade their wives about the benefits of a sports car, know that when it comes to buying a car, it will ultimately be their better halves making the decision...

18 Aug 2016

George Mienie
#CommerceMonth: The rise of the 24-hour digital showroomArticle

From a 24-page magazine in 1992 to a trusted digital showroom with a loyal online community, AutoTrader...

Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Apr 2016

Dealer conference focuses on digital age of car sales
Dealer conference focuses on digital age of car salesArticle

Trust was an overarching theme at the inaugural CAR Magazine Digital Dealer Conference which was recently held...

18 Nov 2015

Analyst briefing will focus on female vehicle ownership
Analyst briefing will focus on female vehicle ownershipArticle

Research has indicated that 50% of women globally are dissatisfied with their vehicles, while 74% of women feel they are misunderstood by car manufacturers.

21 Oct 2014

Women account for more than 50% of new car purchases
Women account for more than 50% of new car purchasesArticle

A recent international survey on autoremarketing.com found that women car buyers are the fastest growing segment of car buyers - they account for over an estimated 50% of new car purchases and influence 80% of them.

12 May 2014

Geely reports sales growth
Geely reports sales growthArticle

Sales of Geely South Africa's parent company in China, the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, are expanding at a rapid rate - mirroring a similar trend on local soil. Geely sold 55,785 vehicles of its own brands in China last month - up 15% from a year earlier.

28 Nov 2013

Auto dealers get virtual showroom on Gumtree
Auto dealers get virtual showroom on GumtreeArticle

Gumtree has launched a virtual showroom facility for automotive dealers, recruiting motor industry doyen, Jeff Osborne, credited with turning around the Retail Motor Industry Organisation.

17 Oct 2013

Renault "Free in 3"
Renault "Free in 3"Article

Renault South Africa has broken the mould of traditional vehicle financing with the launch of it's innovative Free in 3 finance option - a first to market, revolutionary finance offer that is sure to turn heads.

Issued by Renault SA 3 Jun 2013

Used car buying patterns change
Used car buying patterns changeArticle

There has been a major shift in buying patterns in the used car market in South Africa. Whereas auctions have traditionally played a huge role, with many buyers bidding for their dream wheels, more and more motorists are now switching to buying off the retail floor.

17 Sep 2010

UK's first in-car tai chi guide launched to beat driving stress
UK's first in-car tai chi guide launched to beat driving stressArticle

LONDON, UK: Leading used car website motors.co.uk has launched the UK's first in-car tai chi guide to help car buyers keep calm behind the wheel after new research revealed that more than one in three motorists and almost half of all men, find buying a car stressful.

18 Aug 2010

Rising fuel prices could influence UK car marketArticle

Not surprisingly, South Africa is not alone when it comes to the influence of higher fuel costs on car sales.

7 Jul 2008

Consumer considerations for buying cars onlineArticle

An exclusive BuyingAdvice.com survey found that just over half of online new car buyers said that the length of the auto manufacturer's warranty was a factor in their decision to buy a particular vehicle.

31 Jul 2007

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