WATCH: GM swings to quarterly loss

2020-02-08 13:09

A 40-day union strike and weakness in China hurt GM's bottom line in the latest quarter, and the automaker forecast flat profit for this year.

WATCH | Ford bets on electric trucks to head off Tesla

2019-09-14 17:11

Three years ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk declared he wanted to attack the heart of the Detroit automakers’ franchises with a Tesla electric pickup. But other carmakers are revving up for a fierce fight.

The world’s 5 most valuable car companies

2019-05-28 10:00

The news of FCA’s intention to merge with Renault has once again revealed the complicated nature of global car company structures, sales volumes, and values.

Fortuner, Hummer, Tribeca - South African SUV icons of the 2000s

2018-11-19 06:01

The 2000s saw Toyota redefine South African family motoring. Lance Branquinho takes a look at a few popular SUVs of the time.

Silicon Valley is winning the race to build the first driverless cars

2018-02-23 12:03

The race for supremacy in autonomous vehicles is concentrated among a few corporate giants. So who is set to dominate this time?

Toyota's December 2017 sales, Dakar 2018: Motoring wrap

2018-01-13 10:08

From the latest at Dakar 2018 to Toyota's vehicle sales for December 2017... here are five motoring stories you shouldn't miss.

Masterplan for car makers to transform quicker

2017-06-28 17:59

The leadership in the car manufacturing sector have openly embraced radical economic transformation, says ANC Treasury General Zweli Mkhize.

PE to feel the pain as GM exits

2017-05-28 06:00

‘This is going to affect me big time since I am the sole breadwinner’ – 54-year-old worker Mlamli Vellem.

Carmakers committed to SA despite GM's exit

2017-05-22 11:46

Despite General Motors’ decision to dis-invest from South Africa, remaining carmakers say they are still committed to the local market.

Job loss fears as GM pulls out of SA

2017-05-18 17:11

There are concerns over possible job losses that may result following car manufacturer and retailer GM’s decision to dis-invest from South Africa.


GM strike ripples across economy raising new recession fears

2019-10-05 12:22

Soon to enter its fourth week, the strike is rippling across the economy, from parts suppliers in Michigan and Canada to bars, restaurants and other businesses that serve employees who now find themselves tight on cash

No more punctures: Michelin, GM goes reveals airless tyres for passenger cars

2019-06-13 11:36

Michelin and General Motors have paired up and presented a new generation of airless wheel technology for passenger vehicles.

General Motors under investigation for faulty brake vacuum pumps

2018-11-23 17:06

The US government is investigating more than 100 complaints of poor brake performance on 2.7 million General Motors big pickups and SUVs.

GM ending shift at Ohio car plant amid sales slowdown

2018-04-14 17:48

General Motors says it will eliminate a production shift at its Chevy Cruze manufacturing plant in Ohio that could cost as many as 1500 jobs.

Honda, Volvo, Ford scoop awards at Detroit auto show

2018-01-17 09:17

The Detroit auto show handed out its self-proclaimed "Oscars of the auto industry" on Monday, rewarding Honda, Volvo and Ford amid a crowded slate of new truck, SUV and crossover unveilings.

Kobe steel crisis: What next for automakers?

2017-10-17 13:56

Kobe steel supplies eight of the world’s biggest car companies. And it’s been lying to them.

R11bn Coega investment in jeopardy

2017-06-11 06:00

The completion deadline for South Africa’s largest motor investment in 40 years will most likely be missed following disagreements between small local businesses and the main contractor over the allocation of work.

Labour Wrap: GM exit a wake-up call for all in SA

2017-05-25 06:42

We should regard the decision by General Motors to quit SA as a wake-up call and deal with it openly instead of falling back on the local blame game, says Terry Bell.

We're not leaving SA over junk status - GM

2017-05-19 14:52

Vehicle manufacturer General Motors says that the recent sovereign downgrade to junk status has not influenced its decision to disinvest from the country.

GM wheels out of SA after 90 years

2017-05-18 13:50

General Motors plans to sell its SA manufacturing plant to Japanese truckmaker Isuzu Motors, as part of a worldwide reorganisation to focus on more profitable businesses.

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