ARTICLES RELATING TO CAR SALES

'Chevrolet is leaving SA, now what?' - SA car questions answered

2017-06-25 00:00

City Press motor expert Justus Visagie, with some help from car engineer Martin Pretorius, provides useful answers to your automotive questions.

Infographic: How the new vehicle market stacked up in May 2017

2017-06-13 06:18

Following a number of months in which new vehicle sales dropped drastically, May 2017 sees some much needed stability brought to the market.

Future of mobility: 9 ways car brands are investing in change

2017-06-09 10:33

Self-driving cars, concierge services, ride-sharing... car brands and automotive companies are changing the way they do business.

Top 10 best-selling cars: Vivo remains top-seller in May

2017-06-02 14:37

The Volkswagen Polo Vivo retained its spot as South Africa’s best-selling passenger car. We list the best-selling passenger cars in May 2017.

What! This dog in a suit looks like a car salesman

2017-05-24 13:32

A used-car sales company named Brus Griffin's Motor World posted a hilarious video online saying that the company is owned a dog in a suit.

General Motors to stop sales in India by 2017 year end

2017-05-19 09:23

US auto giant General Motors will stop selling cars in India by year end, it said Thursday, putting the brakes on efforts to penetrate one of the world's fastest growing markets.

UK car sales plunge after tax change

2017-05-09 12:47

New car sales in Britain dived in April from a record high as motorists reacted to a tax overhaul that has ramped up prices, industry data showed.

Germans hit brakes on car-buying in April

2017-05-03 19:01

Sales of new cars to German consumers and businesses fell sharply in April compared with the same month in 2016, official figures showed Wednesday.

Ford, Nissan, GM, Toyota report April US sales declines

2017-05-03 08:44

Ford, Nissan, General Motors and Toyota all reported US sales declines in April, strong signs that demand for cars, trucks and SUVs is starting to slow.

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.

 

INFOGRAPHIC: The car buying divide

2017-06-21 10:36

Performance, price, design... men and women have vastly different car-buying behaviours. An infographic illustrates the gender car-buying divide. You agree?

SA's best-selling cars: Bakkies, sports cars & luxury SUVs

2017-06-12 08:42

Need a new car? We list the top 10 best-selling cars, bakkies, sports cars and luxury SUVs in SA.

Balancing cars and wealth: The cost of a vehicle over time

2017-06-09 09:59

Owning a vehicle is costly, but with a different approach, it could make a huge difference to one's wealth over a lifetime.

A safer way to buy, sell cars online

2017-05-25 09:35

'We’ve not only made it safer to buy and sell cars privately, but we’ve also made the process simple and easy,' says Autrotrader SA CEO George Mienie as the company rolls out its new AutoTrader Marketplace.

Junk status and your car: Buy, sell or repair?

2017-05-24 08:26

'The reality is that the shine of a new car fades when the bills come in and you are overextended,' says the Motor Industry Workshop Association as it highlights the pitfalls of purchasing a new car in SA.

China auto sales shrink in April as demand cools sharply

2017-05-12 07:45

China's auto sales shrank in April as demand slowed sharply in the world's biggest car market.

Suzuki SA's value beats the market as year-to-date sales increase

2017-05-04 10:21

Suzuki South Africa celebrates a stellar 19.7% year-to-date increase in sales.

Volkswagen profit jumps 44% on cost controls, new models

2017-05-03 10:08

German automaker Volkswagen is reporting first-quarter profit jumped 44% as the company works past its scandal over diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests.

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.

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