ARTICLES RELATING TO AUTO INDUSTRY

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.

Contractual issues resolved at BAIC plant in PE - Chinese management company

2018-09-13 22:34

An agreement has been reached between a Chinese construction management company and contractors at the manufacturing facility of Chinese automaker BAIC outside Port Elizabeth.

Tesla board evaluating CEO Elon Musk's $72- billion bid to take company private

2018-08-08 18:14

A group of Tesla board members says it is evaluating CEO and chairman Elon Musk's $72- billion proposal to take the Electric car and solar panel maker private

China's BAIC is ready for the car wars

2018-07-29 05:42

Chinese motor manufacturer BAIC is confident it will claim its fair share of the industry market, despite competing with well-known and established brands.

Infotainment technology is driving car owners crazy

2018-06-21 10:00

Infotainment systems continue to be the biggest negative in the first 90 days of ownership.

 

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.

Motor trade sales up 5% in June - Stats SA

2018-08-16 12:59

Motor trade sales increased by 5% year-on-year in June 2018 measured in current prices, according to Statistics SA.

Another good month for new car sales in SA, vehicle exports remain disappointing - Naamsa

2018-08-01 17:47

It's been another good month for SA car sales with 47 881 new vehicles sold in July 2018, reports Naamsa.

BMW i8 Roadster: Eco-friendly convertible supercar

2018-07-09 16:12

This hybrid electric vehicle delivers a combination of emission-free mobility and sports car performance.

Tesla sues ex-employee alleging data theft, leaks: Long list of organisations that "want Tesla to die" - Musk

2018-06-20 21:17

A former employee hacked into computers at Tesla's Nevada battery factory, stole confidential information and combined it with falsehoods in leaks to the media, the electric automaker alleged in a federal lawsuit.

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