ARTICLES RELATING TO CAR SALES

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.

SA vehicles sales: Top locally-built cars, bakkies

2016-10-04 09:04

South Africa has a long and proud motoring tradition of manufacturing vehicles for local conditions and exports. We list the best-selling cars and bakkies for September 2016.

SA car industry: Demand for new vehicles plummet

2016-08-02 08:02

South Africa’s new vehicle industry saw sales plummet 17% in July for a total of 44 883 new vehicles sold in July 2016, a decline of 9222 vehicles compared to the same period in 2015.

What a Tweet idea: Nissan sells X-Trail on Twitter

2016-07-08 10:57

A potential customer challenged car brands to assist him in purchasing a car using social networks. Nissan took up the challenge via Twitter.

Tesla EV vehicle sales drop

2016-07-04 08:24

Tesla Motors shipped fewer cars to customers in the past three months, making it unlikely to meet prior expectations for delivering 80 000 to 90 000 vehicles in 2016.

Top selling bakkies in SA: Hilux still No.1 in May

2016-06-06 11:13

The new Hilux topped the vehicle sales charts in May 2016, assisting Toyota in gaining a 22.5% market share. We list the top selling bakkies in SA.

Consumers hit brakes on new car sales

2016-06-01 18:45

The new vehicle market has continued its downward trend in May, highlighting the pressure on consumer budgets.

 

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.

Nissan's worldwide sales up 4.9%

2016-10-04 13:06

Nissan says its September sales rose 4.9%, defying analyst expectations of a US sales decline as demand for cars and trucks has peaked.

SA new vehicle sales: Best-selling locally built cars, bakkies

2016-09-06 07:00

Price increases, exchange rate weakness and vehicle production inflation resulted in a substantial drop in vehicle sales during August, reports Naamsa.

Major slump in new car sales in July

2016-08-01 14:40

New vehicle sales have slumped dramatically in July, reflecting the current difficult economic conditions in South Africa.

Top-selling cars in SA - June 2016

2016-07-04 09:33

Volkswagen and Toyota continue to produce South Africa's best-selling cars.We list the most popular passenger cars in June 2016.

Used car sales soar as consumer budgets take knock

2016-06-15 12:17

Despite shrinking consumer spending in the past couple of months, total motor trade sales climbed by 9% year-on-year in April 2016, according to StatsSA.

SA car sales: Slowdown continues in May 2016

2016-06-02 08:39

Weak Rand, shift to pre-owned space... new vehicle sales in South Africa during May 2016 continued to decline with total industry sales of only 42 907 new vehicles sold – a 10.3% fall.

Ipsos 2015 results: Bakkies vs. passenger cars in SA

2016-06-01 08:21

With the 2015 Ipsos awards done and dusted, we take a look at buyers' trends and predict what the future holds for South African car buyers.

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