ARTICLES RELATING TO AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

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.

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.

 

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.

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.'

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