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Jan 17, 2014
OLL-OUT The investments at the New Brighton West plant will focus on increasing 4 × 4 tyre production capacity and run-flat tyre production capacity, as well as speciality tyre production
Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) will invest a three-figure sum – more than R100-million – in its local tyre manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth in 2014, says CTSA MD Dieter Horni. Horni is unwilling to disclose the full investment figure in the local arm...
Dec 02, 2013
Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) will invest a three-figure sum – more than R100-million – in its local tyre manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth in 2014, says CTSA MD Dieter Horni. Horni is unwilling to disclose the full investment figure in the local arm...
Aug 09, 2013
The FAW truck plant, currently under construction in the Eastern Cape, should start vehicle assembly in April or May next year, says FAW trucks and passenger cars Africa project leader Cheng Zhang. Construction of the plant, with an initial output of roughly 5 000...
Jul 09, 2013
The Sirius seven-seater
The FAW truck plant, currently under construction in the Eastern Cape, should start vehicle assembly in April or May next year, says FAW trucks and passenger cars Africa project leader Cheng Zhang. Construction of the plant, with an initial output of roughly 5 000...
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...
Jan 21, 2013
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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,...
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...
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)...
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...
Feb 03, 2012
Peugeot South Africa (PSA) has big plans to increase sales in South Africa, says PSA MD Francis Harnie, and these may include the semi-knockdown assembly of minibus taxis.
Jan 20, 2012
The only alternative-drive passenger car Mercedes-Benz has available in South Africa at the moment is the Smart micro hybrid drive, but this looks set to change from 2013 onwards, says Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) sales and marketing VP Eckart Mayer.
Jan 19, 2012
Peugeot South Africa (PSA) has big plans to increase sales in South Africa, says PSA MD Francis Harnie, and these may include the semi-knockdown assembly of minibus taxis. The French automaker hopes to increase its local market share to 1%, which will be 0.3% more...
Dec 06, 2011
The only alternative-drive passenger car Mercedes-Benz has available in South Africa at the moment is the Smart micro hybrid drive, but this looks set to change from 2013 onwards, says Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) sales and marketing VP Eckart Mayer. He says...
Aug 19, 2011
Volkswagen’s Golf 1.6 TDI BlueMotion model has set a new South African record for the longest distance travelled by a passenger car without refuelling, says Volkswagen of South Africa. BlueMotion refers to Volkswagen’s fuel-economy model range. The...
Jul 29, 2011
Renault has unveiled its newest electric concept car, the Frendzy, revealing the future direction of vehicles such as the Kangoo and Trafic.
Jul 15, 2011
June has proved to be a good month for new passenger car and heavy truck sales.
 
 
 
 
Jul 08, 2011
Renault has unveiled its newest electric concept car, the Frendzy, revealing the future direction of vehicles such as the Kangoo and Trafic. The French vehicle manufacturer’s latest concept car, to be produced under the leadership of senior VP Laurens van den...
Jul 04, 2011
June proved to be a good month for new passenger car and heavy truck sales. According to statistics released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) on Monday, overall new vehicle sales in June improved by 12.6% to 44 880...
May 27, 2011
Very few company bosses weigh their words as carefully as Dr Johan van Zyl, president and CEO of Toyota South Africa Motors (TSA). But, then again, such caution is probably only natural for the man tasked with being the custodian of what has been South Africa’s...
May 27, 2011
Renault South Africa’s (Renault SA’s) astounding comeback in the local market is not over, promises CEO MD Xavier Gobille. The local arm of the French car maker has tripled sales over the last three years to last year finally breach 10 000 units, which had been...
May 27, 2011
Very few company bosses weigh their words as carefully as Dr Johan van Zyl, president and CEO of Toyota South Africa Motors (TSA).
May 03, 2011
Renault South Africa’s (Renault SA’s) astounding comeback in the local market is not over, promises CEO MD Xavier Gobille. The local arm of the French car maker has tripled sales over the last three years to finally breach 10 000 units in 2010, which has been...
Mar 15, 2011
Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) manufacturing vice-president Rainer Ruess expected C-Class production at the East London plant to hit a new record this year, should Friday’s earthquake in Japan not disrupt parts supply significantly. He said on Tuesday that...
Mar 15, 2011
C-Class production at the Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) plant in East London could be affected by the earthquake in Japan, said MBSA manufacturing vice-president Rainer Ruess on Tuesday. However, he emphasised that it was difficult to predict what exactly would...
Mar 11, 2011
Trumpeting value for money, coupled with good looks and quality, Kia aims to sell more than 20 000 cars in South Africa this year.
Mar 04, 2011
Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) is in talks with its Korean supplier, Hyundai Motor Corporation (HMC), to develop a right-hand drive version of its H160/H170 truck, able to carry an eight- to ten-ton payload, for the South African market.
 
 
 
 
Feb 18, 2011
Automotive importer Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) recorded a 65% increase in sales last year, boosting the Hyundai Motor Company’s position as the fastest-growing automotive brand, not only in South Africa, but also globally, HASA marketing director...
Feb 18, 2011
The South African new vehicle market grew by 18,6%, reaching 45 135 units, in January over the same month last year, this according to statistics released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).
Feb 17, 2011
Trumpeting value for money, coupled with good looks and quality, Kia Motors South Africa (KMSA) aims to sell more than 20 000 cars in South Africa this year. “I am looking for 40% volume growth this year,” says KMSA CEO Ray Levin. Kia’s 2010 market share in...
Feb 11, 2011
Vehicle importer Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) wants to be the number-one selling brand in the South African passenger car market, says HASA CEO Alan Ross.
Feb 10, 2011
Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) is in talks with its Korean supplier, Hyundai Motor Corporation (HMC), to develop a right-hand drive version of its H160/H170 truck, able to carry an eight- to ten-ton payload, for the South African market. HMC manufactures a...
 
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