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Uptick in used car sales

2014-12-02 19:55

South Africa's major banks are reporting a rise in used car sales, but new car sales have dropped as rand weakness lifts prices.

Motor trade sales tick up

2014-10-16 13:50

Motor vehicle sales in nominal terms has increased by 1.8% year-on-year in August, according Statistics SA.

SA vehicle sales decline: Part of a larger trend?

2014-09-18 11:05

Automakers in South Africa are “struggling to move metal and therefore trying to hold prices as much as they can,” writes Keith Dye, chief executive of TransUnion Auto Information Solutions, as local vehicle sales continue to decline.

New vehicle sales drop by 1.3%

2014-09-01 17:25

New vehicle sales have dropped by 738 in August, compared to the same month last year, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA says.

New vehicle sales drop

2014-08-01 17:13

Naamsa says new vehicle sales has dropped by 1.5% in July, compared to July last year and said strikes had made a significant impact.

Dip in vehicle sales

2014-07-17 14:19

Annual motor trade sales fell by 1.1% year-on-year in May, with the biggest negative growth rates recorded for new vehicle sales and used vehicle sales.

New vehicles sales drop 2.3%

2014-07-01 13:58

South Africa's new vehicle sales have fallen to 52 837 units in June, according to data from the trade and industry department.

More bad news for SA economy

2014-06-03 05:00

The decline in vehicle sales by 9.2% is another sign that the economy is losing momentum, warns the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA.

New vehicle sales fall

2014-05-02 14:40

New vehicle sales fell year-on-year in April, data from the trade and industry department show.

SA vehicle sales on the up?

2014-04-02 13:02

New vehicle sales for March held up reasonably well and were virtually unchanged compared to 2013.

SA vehicle sales on the up?

2014-04-02 08:27

New vehicle sales for March held up reasonably well and were virtually unchanged compared to the same period in 2013, reports the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA.

Buyer? Get ready for repayment shocks

2014-02-25 13:57

"Car-buyers are more concerned about the weak rand," claims Bidvest Bank which believes it has the perfect tool.

VW scrapes in as global No.2

2014-01-31 14:15

Volkswagen has overtaken US rival General Motors to become the world's second-biggest auto maker after Toyota, last year;s sales figures showed on Friday. But it was tight...

Toyota still on top after 34 years

2014-01-08 08:23

Toyota ended a tough 2013 as - yet again - SA's best-selling brand with 9881 deals in December alone. Now the company says e-tolls will greatly affect types of vehicle sold.

Strike action chokes vehicle sales

2013-10-01 20:10

The drop in vehicle sales in September is largely attributed to the labour unrest in the motor industry, which also affected exports sales.

Strong uptick on vehicle sales

2013-08-01 18:13

The South African automotive industry recorded excellent new vehicle sales in July, showing an overall 7.5% increase year on year.

Toyota profit triples to $9.7bn

2013-05-08 10:18

Toyota's full-year net profit more than tripled to $9.7bn, with the world's largest automaker adding it was on track for another soaring profit in the current fiscal year.

Women, black middle class up car sales

2013-04-26 07:55

The emerging black middle class and women have become increasingly important drivers of new car sales, it was reported.

More Africans buying new cars

2013-04-11 15:07

Vehicle sales in Africa will rise nearly 20% in the next two years to hit the 2 million mark as the continent's burgeoning middle class trades up, General Motors says.

New car sales down 2.1%

2013-04-03 10:07

New car sales in SA totalled 54 946 units in March, a 2.1% drop from the same month last year partly due to sales losses over Easter, Naamsa says.

VW hits global sales record

2013-01-14 07:39

Volkswagen posted record-breaking global sales in 2012, up 11% at 9.07 million, but the ambitious German automaker continues to trail Japanese rival Toyota.

Peugeot worldwide sales plummet

2013-01-09 10:13

French auto giant PSA Peugeot Citroen's worldwide sales in 2012 dropped by 16.5% due to contracting demand in debt-crippled southern Europe.

Low rates spur new vehicle sales

2012-12-04 13:30

New vehicle sales increased by 7.3% in November as low interest rates and new models attracted consumers to buy vehicles, industry body Naamsa says.

New vehicle sales show modest growth

2012-10-02 12:20

New vehicle sales grew at a modest pace in September compared with the same period a year ago‚ according to Naamsa data.

 

Naamsa: New car sales decline in Nov

2014-12-02 12:57

'Subdued economic growth', high inflation and vehicle price increases resulted in a decline in car sales in November 2014, reports Naamsa.

Super September for SA car sales

2014-10-02 08:17

Vehicle sales in September 2014 "showed a substantial improvement", Naamsa reports, despite poor economic growth and high pressure on personal disposable income,

Rand treads narrow path

2014-09-01 19:13

The rand has traded largely flat against the dollar in a lacklustre session, with weak domestic economic fundamentals likely to keep the currency under pressure.

Naamsa: SA vehicle sales to bounce back?

2014-08-04 08:14

South Africa’s vehicle sales showed reliance despite ongoing economic pressure as vehicle sales dropped by 891 to 57 670 units compared to the same period in 2013, reports the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA.

New vehicle sales slightly lower

2014-08-01 16:00

Data from the trade and industry department shows new vehicle sales fell 1.5% to nearly 58 000 units in July.

Vehicle sales continue to decline - bank

2014-07-09 05:00

WesBank says consumers are looking at used cars for better value as the country's new vehicle market continues to decline.

SA vehicle sales decline in May

2014-06-03 07:34

Year-on-year South African new vehicle sales declined by 9.2% in May 2014, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA said on Monday. Although the trend is set to decline, there is some good news...

New vehicle sales fall

2014-06-02 15:31

South Africa's new vehicle sales have fallen year-on-year in May, data from the trade and industry department show.

Consumers shift focus to home buying

2014-04-20 13:46

One of the constraining factors for vehicle sales in SA may be a shift towards a greater focus on home buying by the household sector, says an expert.

SA vehicle sales on the up?

2014-04-02 12:00

New vehicle sales for March held up reasonably well and were virtually unchanged compared to the same period in 2013, reports the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA.

Vehicle sales unchanged

2014-04-01 17:38

Naamsa says new vehicle sales for March held up reasonably well and were virtually unchanged from March last year.

India luxury car market accelerates

2014-02-09 17:03

Mercedes admits it was "a little surprised" when Indian customers snapped up 125 of its new top-of-the-line S-Class luxury cars in just 16 days.

Toyota keeps world No 1 title

2014-01-23 14:32

Toyota has record 9.98 million vehicle sales, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen to maintain its title of world's biggest automaker.

How strikes affected vehicle sales

2013-11-01 18:20

The automotive industry strike affected vehicle export numbers, which recorded a year-on-year monthly decline in September, but showed some recovery in October.

Weak rand makes SA buy cars

2013-08-01 21:41

Experts say the surge in sales of vehicles in July may have been due to worries about possible price hikes looming.

VW profit halves as crisis bites

2013-04-29 14:38

First-quarter profit at Volkswagen's core brand almost halved, as manufacturers battle Europe's protracted slump in demand with ever deeper discounts.

Used car prices 'under pressure'

2013-04-15 11:08

Used car prices remain under enormous pressure in the first quarter‚ according to figures released by Transunion.

Toyota targets growing African market

2013-04-09 10:32

Toyota is increasing its focus on African consumers as private sector growth reduces its dependence on government business, Toyota Africa CEO Johan van Zyl says.

US auto sales could rise 8% in March

2013-03-21 16:02

US auto sales in March are expected to rise 8% and the annual sales pace should top 15 million for the fifth straight month.

January vehicle sales up 14.1%

2013-02-04 11:45

New vehicle sales rose to 55 007 units in January, in the same period a year ago‚ according to the latest data.

Vehicle sales end positive in 2012

2013-01-09 11:52

New vehicle sales ended 2012 on a positive note with a year-on-year increase of 1.8% in December, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers says.

SA loves bakkies

2012-12-04 22:20

The latest figures on new car sales have shown that South Africans do love bakkies, with Toyota selling over 3 000 Hiluxes last month.

Low interest rates jumpstart car sales

2012-11-02 11:12

New vehicle sales rose by 10.5% in October to 57 845 units, boosted by record low interest rates, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers says.

Industrial drama hits car sales

2012-10-02 12:13

Naamsa has announced that new vehicle sales for September 2012 reflected a slowdown in growth with the current level of industrial action being named as a cause for the dip in business confidence.

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