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Jan 30, 2015
Bakkies and more affordable cars dominated South Africa’s new vehicle market in 2014. Unaudited data from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) shows that South Africa’s most popular vehicle in 2014 was the Toyota Hilux, selling 37 562 units.
Jan 08, 2015
Toyota's Hilux proved to be the king of the road in 2014
Bakkies and more affordable cars dominated South Africa’s new vehicle market in 2014. Unaudited data from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) shows that South Africa’s most popular vehicle in 2014 was the Toyota Hilux, selling 37 562 units.
Oct 10, 2014
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been crowned the best-quality passenger car in South Africa, followed by the C-Class Coupé and the C-Class petrol model. This title has been awarded by research house Ipsos, based on telephonic interviews conducted with new vehicle...
Aug 22, 2014
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been crowned the best-quality passenger car in South Africa, followed by the C-Class Coupé and the C-Class petrol model. This title has been awarded by research house Ipsos, based on telephonic interviews conducted with new vehicle...
Aug 08, 2014
Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) is investing between R300-million and R320-million in its Port Elizabeth facility this year, says CTSA marketing and sales GM Shaun Uys. The investment will focus on increasing energy efficiency, as the electricity price in Port...
Jul 25, 2014
MORE POWER WITH LESS CAPACITY The new Polo hatchback’s fuel economy has been improved by as much as 20% with the reduction in engine capacity and the addition of a turbocharger
The continual development and enhancement of turbochargers installed on small-capacity engines is set to become the future staple for A-segment cars, or entry-level vehicles, reports German vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) South Africa (SA).
Jul 21, 2014
General Tyre production at the Port Elizabeth plant
Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) is investing between R300-million and R320-million in its Port Elizabeth facility this year, says CTSA marketing and sales GM Shaun Uys. The investment will focus on increasing energy efficiency, as the electricity price in Port...
Apr 23, 2014
New car prices should, on average, increase between 8% and 11% this year, compared with 3% last year, predicted Combined Motor Holdings (CMH) group CEO Jebb McIntosh on Wednesday. He said in Johannesburg that some some importers had already upped the price tags on...
Jan 17, 2014
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Jun 28, 2013
Audi has taken top honours in the 2013 Ipsos passenger car (PC) purchase and service experience awards, with Isuzu in pole position in the light commercial vehicle (LCV) purchase category. The top LCV service experience award goes to Volkswagen.
Jun 07, 2013
Audi on Friday took top honours in the 2013 Ipsos passenger car (PC) purchase and service awards, with Isuzu in pole position in the light commercial vehicle (LCV) purchase category. The top LCV service experience award went to Volkswagen. The awards were given...
Mar 01, 2013
South Africa’s best-selling passenger car in 2012, the Uitenhage made Polo Vivo, has been expanded with the addition of the sized-up derivative named Maxx. Volkswagen of South Africa sold 34 873 of its entry-level Polo Vivos in 2012.
Feb 08, 2013
Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) CEO Jeff Osborne warns that South Africans should not wait too long before they “start thinking of buying a new car”. He notes that the RMI, representing 14 sectors in the local automotive industry, believes new vehicle sales...
Jan 21, 2013
Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) CEO Jeff Osborne on Monday warned that South Africans should not wait too long before they “start thinking of buying a new car”. He noted that the RMI, representing 14 sectors in the local automotive industry, believed new...
Oct 19, 2012
A truck pretty much looks like a box, right? Not necessarily, says German truck maker MAN. The company has unveiled an aerodynamic road train it says can cut fuel consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 25%. The design study, launched at the IAA Commercial...
Sep 26, 2012
A truck pretty much looks like a box, right? Not necessarily, says German truck maker MAN. The company has unveiled an aerodynamic road train it says can cut fuel consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 25%. The design study, launched at the IAA Commercial...
Sep 21, 2012
Great Wall Motors South Africa (GWM SA) chairperson Tony Pinfold wants to sell 200 units a month of the company’s new passenger car offering, the C10. With GWM SA moving around 700 vehicles a month in 2012, another 200 would push the Chinese importer ever closer to...
Sep 03, 2012
The near-century old history of Isuzu reveals its founding fathers as being pioneers in the Japanese motor industry
Aug 31, 2012
Mazda has unveiled its new, long-awaited BT-50 bakkie to the local market, after first showing the one-tonner at the Australian International Motor Show in October 2010. The bakkie is assembled at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s (FMCSA’s) Silverton plant, in...
 
 
 
 
Aug 31, 2012
Tyre manufacturer Continental Tyre South Africa (SA) has installed a new R109-million mixer at its Port Elizabeth tyre plant.
Aug 23, 2012
Great Wall Motors South Africa (GWM SA) chairperson Tony Pinfold wants to sell 200 units a month of the company’s new passenger car offering, the C10. With GWM SA moving around 700 vehicles a month in 2012, another 200 would push the Chinese importer ever closer to...
Aug 06, 2012
Mazda on Monday unveiled its new, long-awaited BT-50 bakkie to the local market, after having first shown the one-tonner at the Australian International Motor Show in October 2010. The bakkie is assembled at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s (FMCSA’s) Silverton...
Jul 30, 2012
SKF reported that the SKF Low Friction Engine Seal is part of the BeyondZero Portfolio. The seal reduces friction by up to 55%, which provides a CO2 savings of over 1 g per kilometre.
Jul 20, 2012
New vehicle sales in June improved by 15.6% to 51 891 vehicles, compared with the 44 876 units sold in the same month last year, says the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).
Jul 06, 2012
Following the recent price reduction on the now locally manufactured Chevrolet Spark, General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has announced similar revisions to other models in its entry-level range.
Jul 03, 2012
New vehicle sales in June improved by 15.6% to 51 891 vehicles, compared with the 44 876 units sold in the same month last year, said the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) on Tuesday. Sales for the first half of the year...
Jun 15, 2012
South African consumers are happiest when buying an Audi passenger car, or an Isuzu bakkie, and most delighted with service on their Chevrolet bakkies and cars.
Jun 12, 2012
Following the recent price reduction on the now locally manufactured Chevrolet Spark, General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has announced similar revisions to other models in its entry-level range. Both the Chevrolet Spark Lite and the Chevrolet Aveo are now the...
May 25, 2012
South African consumers are happiest when buying an Audi passenger car, or an Isuzu pickup, and most delighted with service on their Chevrolet bakkies and cars. These are the results of the 2012 Ipsos Quality Awards for Sales and Service experience in the local...
Apr 20, 2012
South Africa's developer of the Joule electric vehicle, Optimal Energy, said it would shift its focus to the development of electric buses after it failed to secure funding for its passenger car. Marketing director Diana Blake said the company had secured a...
 
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