ARTICLES RELATING TO CAR SALES

Chinese auto slump hits industry fortunes

2015-07-31 12:11

The once-booming Chinese demand for automobiles seems to have hit a crisis - but there are plans to get things back on track...

Europe's auto sales surged 15% in June

2015-07-17 09:03

'The market's is still fragile even more so as a result of turmoil in Greece,' says vehicle industry analyst Carlos da Silva as European car sales surged in June.

June car sales down

2015-07-01 16:37

While June 2015 showed an increase in passenger vehicles sales by 4.1%, they declined by 6.6% compared to the same month last year.

New car sales have hit the ceiling

2015-06-01 21:15

Car sales have likely reached their ceiling in the current economic climate, a researcher said after trade results showed a further decline in new car sales in May.

UK snaps up 10 000 hybrid Outlanders

2015-03-10 10:03

Mitsubishi's Outlander Plug-in electric vehicle, The PHEV, is breaking records and more than 10,000 have been sold since its launch.

Still No.1: Toyota sells 10.2m cars

2015-01-21 14:27

Toyota still reigns as the world's most prolific automaker - it's just announced record sales of 10.23-million vehicles in 2014.

2014 car sales: Ford SA's best year yet

2015-01-09 08:51

Ford sold over sold 70 000 vehicles through 2014, 21% more than in 2013, brought on by high demand for its Ranger bakkie.

Big drop in SA car exports sales

2015-01-07 14:17

While SA's new vehicle sales have risen year-on-year in December, data shows a big drop in export sales.

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.'

Audi SA: Nearly 10 000 sold despite strikes

2014-07-15 12:33

Despite challenging market conditions, Audi has enjoyed a successful first six months of 2014, with nearly 10 000 vehicles sold in South Africa from January to June.

 

UK car production rising for exports

2015-07-24 09:45

Car production increased radically in the UK during June 2015 as export demands surged.

Rentals are stretching out the lifespan of cars

2015-07-01 20:03

Rental companies are hanging on to used cars as tourism numbers drop and firms stretch out the lifespan of their car fleets, according to WesBank.

May's most fuel-efficient cars in SA

2015-06-09 06:58

Fuel prices are still climbing but here are South Africa's most fuel-efficient cars for May 2015. Are you driving one?

Age of the consumer drives down car sales

2015-05-04 16:55

The age of the consumer “in terms of choices and options” is upon us, a banking expert said on Monday after results showed falling sales figures in the automobile industry.

Shy and sensitive used-car sales folk

2015-02-02 19:39

Are you a Pinocchio, grinder or screamer? DAVE FALL unpacks car-dealer jargon and highlights ways you can avoid being bamboozled into buying a lemon.

Increase in worldwide Volkswagen sales

2015-01-12 11:00

German automaker Volkswagen says it has sold 10.14 million vehicles worldwide in 2014, a 4.2% increase over 2013.

Bentley: New SUV to spur sales surge

2015-01-08 07:54

Bentley expects its first SUV to help almost double its sales by 2020 with the luxury automaker saying '3000 units; might be 'conservative'.

Car sales decelerating in Europe

2014-12-17 08:37

Europe, where the business economy is still fragile, saw only a 1.4% rise in car sales during November 2014 against 6% in the two previous months.

Forget water - it's Chinese headlight torture

2014-08-11 07:41

We've all heard of 'Chinese water torture' - mythical or not - but now a police force in that country has come up with 'flashing headlights' torture.

Auto brand loyalty under threat in SA

2014-07-10 10:30

Brand loyalty is not as strong as it used to be here in South Africa. Younger buyers are less likely to do a 'repeat buy' of the same brand, according to a survey.

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