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Showers late. Morning clouds. Mild.
Getting out of debt is difficult, but not impossible, however, you need a strategy,” according to Ghana Msibi, WesBank's executive head of the motor division.
Financial powerhouses WesBank and First National Bank (FNB) are joining forces to to conduct a Fuel Economy Tour of South Africa that they say "will provide motorists with definitive fuel consumption figures."
As load-shedding rocked consumer and business confidence in February, new vehicle sales continued to shed volume.
New vehicle sales stumbled into 2019 with industry sales down 7.4% to 42 374 units year-on-year, according to Naamsa figures.
'Vehicles, especially those which are less than a year and half old, often depreciate at a faster rate than their owners have made repayments,' says WesBank.
All roads lead to Killarney International Raceway this weekend as Deon Joubert will take part in the 8th round of the Wingfield Motors Pink Power Series.
The Dealer Satisfaction Index forms a vital link between dealers and manufacturers and this year's event highlighted a consensus on "industry disruptors".
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April will see a number of number of budgetary pronouncements hit SA motorists, including increases in the fuel levy and VAT pushing up car prices.
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"Google, Netflix, Airbnb, Amazon, Uber Eats and Mr D Food are the motor industry’s new competition," says Ghana Msibi, CEO of WesBank Motor Division at the 2019 SA Festival of Motoring.
April vehicle sales offers a beacon of hope for the South African new car industry as sales rose 0.7% compared to April 2018, says Wesbank.
Due to three years of increased growth, the 4th annual Festival of Motoring has moved from three days of motoring passion to a four-day event.
Motorists should keep in mind that significant losses can be made by trading in a car at the wrong time, cautions a Wesbank expert.
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“The average costs of motoring has increased by approximately R940, or 14% in the last year, and 31% since 2013,” according to the latest data from WesBank.
Despite fewer selling days in March, 49 233 new cars were sold. What's more, SA new vehicle sales are expected to improve in 2018, says Naamsa.
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'It is rather embarrassing to have had four Porsche victories in the last six years but the problem lies not with the Panamera,' says Egmont Sippel.
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