ARTICLES RELATING TO CAR SALES

AutoTrader turns the last page on print magazine, goes fully digital

2017-04-21 12:17

'The internet was developing so fast, and the possibilities of what could be done online were so vast,' says Autotrader CEO George Mienie about the start of its digital era.

Long, hard road ahead for car owners, report warns

2017-04-20 14:26

Consumers will be holding onto their vehicles for longer, given the recent downgrade to junk status, says an industry expert.

Jaguar Land Rover – ‘Europe’s fastest growing car brand’

2017-04-11 14:37

Jaguar Land Rover reported record sales of 604 009 vehicles in the 2016/17 financial year, up 16% compared to 2016, exceeding 600 000 for the first time in the company’s history.

MISA supports peaceful protest action but won't down tools

2017-04-05 16:52

'The President's unilateral actions are directly impacting the livelihood of millions of South Africans, and as a nation we need to stand up to save country but we need to do this in a responsible manner,' says the Motor Industry Staff Association.

Here's your guide for buying a used car

2017-03-24 09:32

Searching for a used vehicle can be overwhelming. Here's what you should you know before buying a second hand car.

Positive outlook for new vehicle sales in 2017 - Wesbank

2017-03-16 13:24

WesBank forecasts that 2017 will see minor growth in the new vehicle sales industry compared to 2016.

Corolla, Golf, X-Trail... 50 best-selling cars, bakkies in the world

2017-02-17 12:16

The global automotive industry showed its resilience in 2016 with 84.24 million vehicles sold in 2016. We list the best-selling cars globally as well as SA sales figures.

Mercedes claims luxury pole position over BMW

2017-01-09 16:52

Mercedes-Benz reports it has overtaken homegrown rival BMW to deliver the most luxury vehicles of any manufacturer in 2016.

2016 saw the best German car sales this decade

2017-01-05 08:39

Automakers sold more vehicles in Germany in 2016 than in any year since 2009, figures released by the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) reveal.

Norway revs electric cars to 100 000 units

2016-12-14 08:03

Norway, which boasts the world's highest number of electric cars per capita, now has 100 000 such vehicles on the road.

 

Beyond China, carmakers seek new drivers of Asian growth

2017-04-20 14:51

Southeast Asia's potential beckons as global automakers look beyond China's massive market to extend their sales boom in the region, but executives say they face a struggle to match the explosive Chinese growth.

SA Vehicle Price Index: The effect of nation's Junk Status on cars

2017-04-20 09:41

'It’s difficult not to have a negative outlook for the medium- to long-term future, given our current economic reality,' says TransUnion as it examines the affect of SA's Junk Status on vehicle prices.

#Zumaconsequences for SA motorists

2017-04-10 10:50

'While the dust has far from settled from President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle, the following credit downgrade means the costs to you the motorist can be clearly laid out,' writes Alexander Parker.

You'll never guess how many vehicles are registered in SA

2017-03-28 13:00

Do you know how many registered vehicles there are in South Africa? The latest eNatis figures might surprise you.

BMW expects higher profits, more electric cars

2017-03-22 07:03

German automaker BMW is forecasting increased sales and profits this year as it begins the rollout of some 40 new models and aims to sell 100 000 electric cars.

'Positive' SA vehicle sales for February 2017 - Naamsa

2017-03-02 07:06

New vehicle sales in South Africa showed a 'positive trend' with 48 113 units sold in February 2017, reports Naamsa.

SA car sales to 'remain flat' in 2017 - Naamsa

2017-01-10 08:26

Will 2017 see the local auto industry recover? Will car prices drop or rise? What about vehicle exports? Naamsa answers these auto questions and more.

SA car sales: 2016 ends on 'a weak note'

2017-01-09 15:10

Vehicles sales ended 2016 on a weak note with a huge decline in figures in December 2016, reports Naamsa.

US car sales set new record in 2016

2017-01-05 08:27

The US consumer buoyed automakers to a big finish in 2016, with strong December figures, putting total sales for the year over the top to beat the 2015 record.

China auto sales rise 17.2% in November

2016-12-12 12:50

Auto sales in China rose 17.2% in November over a year ago, driven by explosive demand for SUVs, as automakers prepared for the end of a key tax break and a potential slump in demand.

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