Engineering News | Passenger Cars, Bakkies & Vans https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/passenger-vehicles Fri, 17 Sep 2021 06:16:56 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Merc aims to go all-electric ‘where markets allow’, South African EV launch slated for 2022 https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/merc-aims-to-go-all-electric-where-markets-allow-first-ev-to-launch-in-sa-in-2022-2021-09-17 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 594601 1631598971 1631829600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Volkswagen celebrates seven decades of manufacturing in South Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/volkswagen-celebrates-70-years-of-manufacturing-in-south-africa-2021-09-17 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 594606 1631598972 1631829600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 New-vehicle supply constraints could ease towards year-end – Motus https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-vehicle-supply-constraints-could-ease-towards-year-end-motus-2021-09-17 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 594603 1631598971 1631829600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 New-vehicle market could reach 485 000 units, if supply holds – Hill https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-vehicle-market-could-reach-485000-units-if-supply-holds-hill-2021-09-16 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:25:00 +0200 595423 1631804321 1631795100 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000962890_resized_fordrangerexports202131022.jpg 511 287 Hyundai, Mini and Hino come out tops in NADA dealership survey https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/hyundai-mini-and-hino-come-out-tops-in-nada-dealership-survey-2021-09-15 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:55:00 +0200 595294 1631720469 1631710500 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000962672_resized_hinoworkshopmidrand1022.jpg 511 287 Record month and top-five ranking for Suzuki Auto in August https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/record-month-and-top-five-ranking-for-suzuki-auto-in-august-2021-09-14 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Tue, 14 Sep 2021 14:23:00 +0200 595166 1631622294 1631622180 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000962437_resized_suzukiswiftmc20211022.jpg 511 287 Solar-powered 4x4s are totally transforming safaris https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solar-powered-4x4s-are-totally-transforming-safaris-2021-09-14 Bloomberg ELECTRIC VEHICLES Tue, 14 Sep 2021 09:40:00 +0200 595095 1631605422 1631605200 99999999999 Bloomberg 0 0 Ford SA exports 500 000th Ranger https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ford-sa-exports-500000thranger-2021-09-13 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Mon, 13 Sep 2021 14:20:00 +0200 595018 1631541642 1631535600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000962138_resized_fordrangerexports202121022.jpg 511 287 Fritz to depart Mercedes-Benz SA, Raine announced as successor https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/fritz-to-depart-mercedes-benz-sa-raine-announced-as-successor-2021-09-10 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Fri, 10 Sep 2021 15:08:00 +0200 594889 1631286081 1631279280 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000961862_resized_mbsanewcoceomarkraine20211022.jpg Mark Raine 511 287 Developments in SA's automotive industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/developments-in-sas-automotive-industry-2021-09-10 Creamer Media Reporter Passenger Cars, Bakkies & Vans Fri, 10 Sep 2021 10:05:00 +0200 594843 1631270495 1631261100 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000961826_resized_1022x575secondtakeen.jpg 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/86305_2021-09-10_secondtake_en_-_2.mp447700353Developments in SA's automotive industry Developments in SA's automotive industry Eleksa to launch R200 000 CityBug electric car in South Africa this month https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/eleksa-to-launch-r200000-citybug-electric-car-in-south-africa-2021-09-10 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Fri, 10 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 593836 1630995696 1631224800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 No jobs lost as FCA SA and PCSA merge into single entity following their overseas parents’ tie-up https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/fca-sa-pcsa-merge-into-stellantis-sa-no-impact-on-employment-numbers-2021-09-10 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Fri, 10 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 593839 1630995696 1631224800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Production at BMW Rosslyn plant prioritised amid semi-conductor shortage  https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/production-at-bmw-rosslyn-plant-prioritised-amid-semi-conductor-shortage-2021-09-09 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Thu, 09 Sep 2021 09:26:00 +0200 594644 1631199612 1631172360 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000961297_resized_bmwx3exportsrail408211022.jpg 511 287 Ford creates 1 200 jobs as it unveils modernised Ranger line https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ford-creates-1200-jobs-as-it-unveils-modernised-ranger-line-2021-09-08 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Wed, 08 Sep 2021 14:50:00 +0200 594586 1631796544 1631105400 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000961159_resized_fordsilvertonassemblyline120211022.jpg 511 287 The money is there, Volkswagen CEO says of planned battery cell push https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/the-money-is-there-volkswagen-ceo-says-of-planned-battery-cell-push-2021-09-07 Reuters ELECTRIC VEHICLES/BATTERIES Tue, 07 Sep 2021 14:38:00 +0200 594463 1631018403 1631018280 99999999999 Reuters 0 0 Toyota spending $13.7bn to secure EV battery supplies https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/toyota-spending-137bnto-secure-ev-battery-supplies-2021-09-07 Bloomberg ELECTRIC VEHICLES/BATTERIES Tue, 07 Sep 2021 13:17:00 +0200 594452 1631013621 1631013420 99999999999 Bloomberg 0 0 How will solid-state batteries make electric vehicles better? https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/how-will-solid-state-batteries-make-electric-vehicles-better-2021-09-07 Reuters ELECTRIC VEHICLES/BATTERIES Tue, 07 Sep 2021 13:13:00 +0200 594451 1631013391 1631013180 99999999999 Reuters 0 0 Promotion of electromobility in SA key to battery production participation https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/promotion-of-electromobility-in-sa-key-to-battery-production-participation-2021-09-06 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Mon, 06 Sep 2021 15:01:00 +0200 594331 1630992987 1630933260 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000960686_resized_mercedesbenzeqbfamilycar202121022.jpg The Mercedes-Benz EQB electric vehicle 511 287 Chery South Africa, WesBank sign financial services agreement https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/chery-south-africawesbanksign-financial-services-agreement-2021-09-06 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Mon, 06 Sep 2021 13:13:00 +0200 594320 1630926921 1630926780 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000960664_resized_cherysawesbankagreement20211022.jpg 511 287 BMW orders up $24bn worth of batteries as EV demand grows https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bmw-orders-up-24bn-worth-of-batteries-as-ev-demand-grows-2021-09-06 Bloomberg ELECTRIC VEHICLES Mon, 06 Sep 2021 09:29:00 +0200 594266 1630984361 1630913340 99999999999 Bloomberg 0 0 Nissan develops technology to halve recycling cost of rare earths https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/nissan-develops-technology-to-halve-recycling-cost-of-rare-earths-2021-09-03 Reuters ELECTRIC VEHICLES/BATTERIES Fri, 03 Sep 2021 13:17:00 +0200 594197 1630667965 1630667820 99999999999 Reuters 0 0 Internal combustion engine car sales in permanent decline – BloombergNEF  https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/internal-combustion-engine-car-sales-in-permanent-decline-bloombergnef-2021-09-03 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Fri, 03 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 593170 1630391594 1630620000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Plan to split Metair into two to be revisited, following return to profitability https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/metair-to-revisit-plan-to-split-in-two-as-it-returns-to-profit-2021-09-03 Irma Venter AUTOMOTIVE & ENERGY STORAGE Fri, 03 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 593172 1630391594 1630620000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 New intervention aims to improve engineering skills pipeline in Eastern Cape https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/tvet-intervention-aims-to-boost-engineering-skills-pipeline-in-eastern-cape-2021-09-03 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Fri, 03 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 593165 1630391594 1630620000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Audi to launch six EV models in South Africa next year https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/audi-to-launch-six-ev-models-in-south-africa-next-year-2021-09-03 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Fri, 03 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 593166 1630391595 1630620000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Chery returns to local market with former Haval boss at helm https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/chery-returns-to-local-market-with-former-haval-boss-at-helm-2021-09-03 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Fri, 03 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 593167 1630397468 1630620000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Durban Car Terminal sets new record in August https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/durban-car-terminal-sets-new-record-in-august-2021-09-02 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Thu, 02 Sep 2021 15:16:00 +0200 594097 1630589373 1630588560 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000960171_resized_durbanroroshipattheport202102091022.jpg 511 287 New-vehicle sales jump by 25% in August, exports down 16% https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-vehicle-sales-jump-by-25-in-august-exports-down-16-2021-09-01 Irma Venter NEW-VEHICLE SALES Wed, 01 Sep 2021 15:08:00 +0200 593932 1630509318 1630501680 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000959817_resized_bmwsaexports21022.jpg 511 287 Volkswagen celebrates 70 years of manufacturing in South Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/volkswagen-celebrates-70-years-of-manufacturing-in-south-africa-2021-09-01 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Wed, 01 Sep 2021 11:11:00 +0200 593881 1630488308 1630487460 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000959721_resized_vwsa19510831firstvwmadeinuitenhage1022.jpg The first Beetle manufactured at the Uitenhage plant in 1951 511 287 New-vehicle supply constraints could ease towards the end of the year – Motus https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-vehicle-supply-to-ease-towards-the-end-of-the-year-motus-2021-08-31 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Tue, 31 Aug 2021 14:47:00 +0200 593788 1630479236 1630414020 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000959581_resized_motuscars1022.jpg 511 287 Lockdown, recent civil unrest could stunt auto-sector green shoots – TransUnion https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/latest-lockdown-and-civil-unrest-could-stunt-auto-industrys-green-shoots-says-transunion-2021-08-27 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY – 1 Fri, 27 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0200 592578 1629714590 1630015200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 BMW SA loses R200m in sales owing to unrest, Transnet hacking https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/unrest-transnet-cyberattack-cost-bmw-sa-r200m-in-lost-sales-2021-08-27 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY – 2 Fri, 27 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0200 592577 1629714590 1630015200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Used-car market continues to surge, prices set to rise further https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/used-car-market-continues-to-surge-prices-set-to-rise-even-further-autotrader-2021-08-27 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Fri, 27 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0200 592576 1629714590 1630015200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Festival of Motoring postponed to next year https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/festival-of-motoring-postponed-to-next-year-2021-08-23 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Mon, 23 Aug 2021 14:33:00 +0200 592971 1629722122 1629721980 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000957941_resized_festivalofmotoringaug20221022.jpg 511 287 Audi unveils electric car that will compete in 2022 Dakar Rally https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/audi-unveils-electric-rally-car-to-compete-in-dakar-2022-2021-08-20 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Fri, 20 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0200 591954 1629184305 1629410400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Daimler split into trucks as well as cars and vans units gets board nod https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/board-gives-go-ahead-for-daimler-split-sa-to-follow-2021-08-20 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Fri, 20 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0200 591949 1629184306 1629410400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Metair to revisit plan to split in two as it returns to profit https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/metair-to-revisit-plan-to-split-in-two-as-it-returns-to-profit-2021-08-19 Irma Venter AUTOMOTIVE AND ENERGY STORAGE Thu, 19 Aug 2021 15:47:00 +0200 592750 1629386145 1629380820 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000957520_resized_mrriazhaffejeeincomingceoofmetair1022.jpg Riaz Haffejee 511 287