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

Taking away incentives will hit SA auto sector hard, industry body warns

2019-09-18 19:34

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa has raised concerns that reducing rebates on excise duties will negatively impact the competitiveness of the auto industry.

Sunday Read: A look at SA's auto manufacturing industry

2019-07-14 09:35

About a third of value addition within SA's domestic manufacturing sector is derived either directly or indirectly from vehicle assembly and automotive component manufacturing activity.

Renault-Fiat merger could become world's 3rd largest automaker: Here's 8 things you need to know

2019-05-28 11:49

The prospect of a 50-50 merger between French automaker Renault and Italian-US group Fiat Chrysler could create the world's 3rd largest automotive alliance. Here's all you need to know.

Ford slashing 7 000 jobs as disruption sweeps car industry

2019-05-20 17:55

Ford plans to eliminate about 7 000 salaried jobs as pressures mount on automakers to keep pace with massive technological shifts.

Tribunal postpones cartel case as key witness denied access to SA

2019-04-15 21:09

The Competition Tribunal has granted the Competition Commission a postponement in a panel beating cartel case, since a key witness was unable to travel to SA.

Ghosn denied bail yet again, trial still months away

2019-01-22 12:45

Carlos Ghosn's bail application was rejected again, even after the fallen car titan offered to wear an electronic tracker and be monitored by guards.

Why the Porsche Taycan is the most anticipated debut of 2019

2018-12-30 16:46

The year 2018 was very good for the car industry. According to Cox Automotive, US auto sales are expected to total 17.2 million units in this year, which is more than last year and the fourth year in a row to beat 17 million, finishing above the firm’s earlier forecasts.

Ford and Baidu partner up on testing self-driving cars in China

2018-10-31 19:35

Chinese search giant Baidu and Ford announced a joint project to test autonomous vehicles in China, as the latter suffers a steep drop in Chinese car sales.

Luxury carmakers are taking a hit as demand in China plummets

2018-10-10 07:11

Europe’s luxury car titans are bearing the brunt of a slump in Chinese auto demand, and investors in India are paying the price.


Toyota and Subaru join forces (again), this time to build electric vehicles

2019-09-30 12:46

Japanese automakers Toyota and Subaru will link up to develop new electrically-powered vehicles and confirmed the next generation 86 and BRZ sports cars will also be co-developed.

5 questions for Michael Mabasa, CEO of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA

2019-07-14 17:01

Michael Mabasa, CEO of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA, shares his views on the local auto manufacturing industry.

This R243 000 hatchback from Vietnam comes at a cost: No profit

2019-06-23 10:47

Vietnam’s foray into the car business with its own brand comes at a cost to its manufacturer: No initial profit.

Renault-Fiat merger a tempting match as challenges mount - experts

2019-05-27 14:42

The prospect of a merger between French automaker Renault and Italian-US auto giant Fiat Chrysler received a warm welcome.

April vehicle sales a beacon of hope - Wesbank

2019-05-05 10:38

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.

Production to start at Chinese auto plant in Eastern Cape 'before end of 2019'

2019-02-25 19:02

Production at Chinese automaker BAIC SA's vehicle plant in the Coega industrial development zone near Port Elizabeth will start "before the end of 2019".

Handcuffed and roped up, Ghosn to address court in person

2019-01-07 11:19

Former Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn will speak publicly for the first time since his arrest almost two months ago, when he appears in a Japanese court.

China car sales drop for fifth month to leave carmakers reeling

2018-11-08 12:25

Car sales in China have declined for a fifth consecutive month, bringing the world’s largest market closer to its first annual drop in at least two decades.

Daimler cuts 2018 profit forecast on diesel woes

2018-10-21 15:04

German luxury automaker Daimler has again cut its profit outlook for 2018, warning that costs related to polluting diesel engines would drag down earnings.

Japanese cars tops in SA for affordability, easy maintenance

2018-09-23 19:45

Japanese-made cars dominate the top five positions in the newly-released Car Maintenance Index.

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