ARTICLES RELATING TO VEHICLE SALES

SA car sales: 'Dismal' Rand takes its toll

2015-09-02 08:27

New vehicle sales figures for August 2015 paints a grim picture for the South African automotive industry. We list the top 10 best-sellers...

Pocket pinch drives consumers to used cars

2015-07-16 14:10

The effect of continued economic pressure has created an increasing demand for used cars in South Africa, according to a report.

SA vehicle sales slump - yet again

2015-05-05 09:25

Vehicles sales in South Africa saw a year-on-year decline of 3,3% in April 2015 with LCV's the biggest loser seeing a 6% drop.

Ford recall because door could 'fly open'

2015-04-27 12:33

Ford has issued a safety recall for certain models due to a door latch issue that creates the potential for a door to unlatch while driving.

Rental market killing SA car sales

2015-04-02 11:24

'Consumer demand is holding steady and buyers are still visiting showrooms,' says WesBank despite vehicle sales in SA experiencing virtually no growth in March 2015.

Youth no longer view cars as status symbols

2015-03-17 16:36

There has been a significant shift in how consumers view cars and millennials do not feel the need to own a car the way their parents did, says an expert.

Vehicles sales up 1.1% yr-on-yr in February

2015-03-02 20:07

New vehicle sales have risen 1.1% year-on-year in February to 52 368 units, data from the trade department has showed.

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.

 

Rate hike, rand rout hit new car sales

2015-09-01 18:23

July’s interest rate hike and the rand’s dismal performance have taken a toll on the new vehicle market, says an industry leader.

Year midway and still vehicle sales fall

2015-07-02 11:45

Vehicle sales continued to decline in 2015, with the latest figures showing a year-on-year fall of 4.8%. Are we in a sales crisis?

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.

Jeep UK sales go into hyperdrive

2015-04-10 07:38

Jeep says its growing momentum in the UK continues as figures show it is outselling any other vehicle and is the fastest-growing car brand.

New vehicle sales will hit a ceiling in 2015

2015-03-25 13:30

Any increase from current levels will only be possible in an environment where SA's GDP expands at much higher levels, says Wesbank's Simphiwe Nghona.

New car sales show consumers under pressure

2015-03-16 15:40

The consumer driven new car market continues to experience pressure on a year-on-year basis, according to the latest industry review.

January car sales down after robust December

2015-02-02 15:58

South Africa's new vehicle sales fell 1.2% year-on-year in January to 52 306 units, driven down by about a 10% reduction in rental sales, data from the trade department shows.

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.

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