ARTICLES RELATING TO AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

Ramaphosa slams GM's short notice SA exit

2017-06-14 20:30

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says General Motors' sudden decision to leave South Africa does not sit well with government.

GM exit was fait accompli - Davies

2017-05-24 05:00

General Motors’ decision to exit South Africa was a fait accompli and there was nothing government could do to reverse the decision, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

The perils of using fake car parts

2017-05-09 12:38

Cash-strapped motorists risk falling prey to sellers of counterfeit and sub-standard car parts which, in the long run, could cost them dearly. So how do they trust that the part they are sold is the real deal? Having a broad understanding of the auto component industry is a starting point.

Transformation in automotive industry non-negotiable - Davies

2017-04-05 17:44

Trade and industry minister Rob Davies expressed concern over the surge in imports of automotive components and called for urgent transformation of the industry.

Cash for your car

2017-02-21 16:06

CarZar is an online platform where South Africans can sell their cars for cash, quickly and conveniently. finweek interviewed co-founder Fernando Azevedo Pinheiro.

Motoring: One cool customer

2016-11-24 12:23

The mesmerising Ford Mustang convertible rekindles the open-top driving adventure, writes finweek journalist Glenda Williams.

Chinese to invest R11bn in SA car industry

2016-08-19 11:26

A Chinese company will invest R11bn in a new plant in Port Elizabeth, giving a further boost to one of the country's fastest-growing industries.

Hyundai, Kia forecasts lowest sales in 10 years

2016-01-04 08:35

South Korea's largest automakers, Hyundai and Kia, has forecast their slowest sales growth in a decade for 2016, due to slumping demand in China.

US regulators slap BMW with R603-million fine

2015-12-22 08:38

BMW is facing a $40-million penalty from US safety regulators for moving too slowly to fix Mini cars that didn't pass federal crash tests.

Nissan to double SA output with new bakkie

2015-11-11 07:27

Nissan plans to build a new model of bakkie and will increase production from the facility as it seeks to capitalise on growing demand for new vehicles in Africa.

 

BMW to stop production in SA on supply shortage

2017-05-28 15:20

BMW is set to extend production halts in Germany to China and South Africa on Monday as the luxury-car maker grapples with a shortage of steering parts.

Turning around BMW’s Rosslyn plant for the X3

2017-05-15 12:24

Despite a deadline cut, upgrades for local production of the BMW X3 are on track.

The biggest Mini ever

2017-04-25 15:15

The not-so-mini second-generation MINI Countryman is longer, wider and higher. And more SUV-like.

Uber grounds self-driving cars after crash

2017-03-26 07:59

Uber has grounded its fleet of self-driving cars pending an investigation into the crash of an Uber vehicle in Arizona, a spokesperson for the car-hailing service said on Sunday.

Weak economy dampens new vehicle sales

2017-01-26 19:31

More consumers opt to buy used vehicles as prices for new vehicles more than doubled.

'Slow grower SA' still has a chance - report

2016-09-18 13:04

Although South Africa was grouped with Arab Spring countries as a "slow grower" the agri-processing and manufacturing sectors present opportunities for growth.

VW emissions cheating hits profit at biggest brand

2016-05-31 12:15

Profit at Volkswagen’s namesake brand crumbled 86% in the first quarter, highlighting the challenge the carmaker faces in emerging from the emissions cheating scandal.

SA fuel price rescued by oil weakness - AA

2015-12-31 08:45

Ongoing weakness in international petroleum prices has protected South Africans from rising exchange rates, reports the Automobile Association.

Toyota plans to sell more than 10 million vehicles in 2016

2015-12-16 14:50

Toyota is expecting to sell more than 10 million vehicles in 2016 but little changed from what it hopes to sell in 2015.

Carmakers back 'Europe-wide' probe after VW scandal

2015-09-22 15:13

French carmakers have backed a call for a European probe into the monitoring of vehicle emissions systems in the wake of the scandal rocking Volkswagen.

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