ARTICLES RELATING TO AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

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.

Cyber threat: 15 ways your car can be hacked

2015-09-15 10:20

From your air bags to engine and transmission, electronics giant Intel reveals 15 ways your car can be hacked.

FCA to pay record R1.1bn for recall lapses

2015-07-27 13:15

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will pay a record R1.1-billion for lapses in recalls of its vehicles. The fine relates to legal violations involving 11-million vehicles.

Car sales decline in November

2014-12-02 11:38

Naamsa says new car sales in November have declined by 2.5% compared to the same period last year following strong sales the previous month.

Price turnaround for SA used-car market?

2014-10-01 13:38

The South African used-car industry could be in for a boost, at least according to the latest TransUnion Vehicle Pricing Index. Both used and new sales could, however, remain 'muted.'

GM recall: 'More than 13 lives lost'

2014-05-24 11:17

US safety regulators said that it is likely that more than 13 people died in General Motors cars recalled earlier in 2014 for defective ignition switches.

End of an era: Ford's Mulally retires

2014-05-02 11:29

Ford has announced the departure of CEO Alan Mulally sixth months ahead of his proposed retirement date. The automaker also named Mulally's successor...

Tough times ahead for auto industry

2012-11-13 16:03

The relatively good times of 2012 for the local automotive industry are unlikely to continue next year, warns credit information company TransUnion.

 

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.

Auto Q&A: VW chairman speaks on 'reinvention'

2015-09-15 10:07

Despite the economic slowdown in China, Volkswagen chairman Martin Winterkorn believes the automaker can master the pending 'digital revolution'.

Google's self-driving car for public roads

2015-05-15 15:21

Google's latest self-driving car will make its debut on public roads in the US. The quirky pod-shaped vehicle has no accelerator pedal or steering wheel...

Reader response: SA's online car platforms

2014-10-06 10:02

Wheels24 reader HILTON CARROL responds to Gumtree head Jeff Osborne's recent column on Wheels24 - and shares his views on SA's online vehicle sales platforms.

Automaker Google: No-driver cars roll out

2014-05-28 09:12

Google can add 'automaker' to its portfolio as the first of 100 prototype cars that drive themselves roll out to be summoned by passengers via a smartphone.

Win for SA: C-Class production begins

2014-05-16 09:24

Mercedes-Benz is hailing its new C-Class as "the pride of East London" as local production of the automaker's popular sedan begins. It also says more than 550 jobs were created.

Unions wary of Fiat, Chrysler deal

2014-01-03 10:08

Shares in Fiat soared following the news that the Italian automaker will take full ownership of Chrysler. Some Italian unions are worried what the deal will mean for jobs and investments in the country...

New state plan won't make cars cheaper

2012-10-15 08:42

Government's new Automotive Production and Development Programme for the car industry will probably not mean more affordable vehicles, says an industry expert.

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