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.

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.

Vehicle sales down in November

2013-12-03 10:51

New vehicle sales slowed during November reflecting a slowing economy, strike-related supply problems and moderating consumer demand, says Naamsa.

European car sales sink to 20-yr low

2013-07-17 11:39

European car sales have slumped to their lowest in 20 years, with a 6.3% drop in June suggesting no let up for an industry battered by overcapacity and weak demand.

Toyota quadruples April-December profit

2013-02-05 09:17

Toyota says that its net profit has quadrupled for the nine months to December as the auto giant revised upward its full-year profit and sales forecast.

VW sales up, warns on debt crisis

2012-07-13 15:14

Despite an 8.9% increase in global vehicle, carmaker Volkswagen has warned of the risks posed by Europe's debt crisis.

BMW car sales break records

2012-04-11 13:03

BMW, the world's largest luxury carmaker, says first-quarter demand has broken all previous records.

Chevrolet hits sale record in 2011

2011-12-30 09:10

With its 100th birthday behind it, Chevrolet is on pace to set an all-time global sales record in 2011 with 4.8 million units sold by end-November.

Mahindra to launch SUV in SA

2011-09-02 08:26

Indian carmaker Mahindra & Mahindra plans to launch a new sport utility vehicle in South Africa by end-2011, its head of automotive equipment says.

Renault sales slide in Europe

2011-07-11 11:05

French carmaker Renault says its vehicle sales have fallen 7.4% in Europe, including France, in the first half of the year despite worldwide growth.


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.

Van Zyl re-elected Naamsa president

2013-12-09 13:41

Toyota SA CEO Johan van Zyl has been re-elected president of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA.

New vehicle sales down by 3.7%

2013-09-02 17:22

The number of new vehicles sold in August declined by 3.7% to 38 892 units, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA says.

Mercedes sales hit record high

2013-04-05 14:56

Solid volume growth in its new range of compact cars has helped push sales of Daimler's Mercedes-Benz to its highest monthly tally ever.

German car sales down

2013-02-04 15:20

New car registrations in Germany, a key measure of demand in one of the most crucial sectors of Europe's top economy, fell sharply in January, official data shows.

Automotive sector gears up for record

2012-04-15 16:30

Although the global economic crisis has left its mark, the local vehicle and component industry is still on track to test a record export level of R100bn.

Mercedes-Benz pulls out of Naamsa stats

2012-01-09 14:30

Naamsa says Mercedes-Benz SA has suspended participation in domestic new vehicle sales and export statistics for the time being because of an EU probe.

Toyota to make Prius in China

2011-09-04 15:10

Toyota will manufacture the Prius hybrid and its key parts in China in a bid to boost sales in the world's largest car market, a company spokesperson says.

Honda profit plunges, but lifts forecasts

2011-08-01 10:47

Honda says its net profit for the April-June quarter fell nearly 90% on the strong yen and the impact of the March disasters on production and sales.

New vehicle sales hit speedbump

2011-06-02 11:18

Component shortages after Japan's earthquake crippled local production, adding to lower vehicles sales in May, says Naamsa.

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