'Google, Netflix, Mr D Food are the motor industry’s new competition' - major disruptors affecting the SA car industry

2019-08-26 12:59

"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.

Need a new ride? Here are SA's top 10 best-selling cars

2018-12-03 21:00

Volkswagen continues to top the South African best-sellers list with the automaker selling more than 3000 units of popular Polo in November 2018.

New Ranger Raptor, Ranger and Everest to be built in SA: Ford preps for performance bakkies, transforms Silverton factory

2018-11-15 12:35

Ford’s Silverton Assembly in Pretoria has undergone an extensive transformation in preparation for the start of production of its 2019 vehicle range, comprising the highly anticipated new Ranger Raptor, Ranger and Everest.

Trade war is giving BMW, Ford and Tesla a whiplash in China

2018-07-02 06:45

Trump’s tit-for-tat trade squabble with China threatens to undo years of lobbying by carmakers for easier access to the Chinese market.

GM pull-out: 6 car brands which left SA

2017-05-23 07:40

'Every time we refuel, we’ll remember them. The six that left us in this last decade...' writes Lance Branquinho as he lists 6 car brands which left South Africa.

The perils of using fake car parts

2017-05-09 12:38

Cash-strapped motorists risk falling prey to sellers of counterfeit and sub-standard car parts which, in the long run, could cost them dearly. So how do they trust that the part they are sold is the real deal? Having a broad understanding of the auto component industry is a starting point.

SA vehicle trading start-up goes live

2016-10-10 13:05

A new tech start-up venture, that is backed by Silvertree Capital – the investment firm behind PriceCheck – has gone live, aiming to help sellers and buyers of pre-owned vehicles in South Africa to transact and meet on a digital market platform.

Auto-park project: Merc with built-in valet?

2015-06-10 07:59

In the future, your car could seek out parking spots and return when summoned, at least that's the goal of a new project by Daimler, Bosch and car2go.

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.

Toyota invests R1bn in SA plant for new Corolla

2014-02-05 07:45

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government is teaming up with Toyota SA to strengthen the automobile sector in South Africa.


SEE: Load-shedding, fuel hikes, weak Rand... Here's what's hurting car sales in SA

2019-04-30 06:00

"The car industry in general is still in decline, and is taking strain from several quarters right now," says TransUnion Auto as it reveals problems facing local car sales.

SEE: SA's Automotive Masterplan - 7 things you should know

2018-11-23 13:45

The department of trade and industry has finalised its SA Automotive Masterplan. Here are seven things you should know.

EU prepares to retaliate over car tariffs before Trump talks

2018-07-19 14:25

The European Union is preparing a new list of American goods to hit with protective measures, according to a person familiar with the move.

VR6 Sound, New Range Rover Velar: 5 motoring stories you shouldn't miss

2017-10-20 14:39

In case you missed it, we look at five motoring stories you should not miss, including a driving impression of BMW's new M4 CS and remembering the iconic Volkswagen VR6.

GM’s exit won’t spark more divestment

2017-05-21 08:27

The withdrawal of General Motors (GM) from South Africa is unlikely to be the harbinger of a larger divestment from the heavily incentivised automotive sector.

European car sales suffer major slump

2016-11-17 10:05

European car sales have contracted for the first time since rebounding from the industry's longest-ever slump, albeit it only slightly.

INFOGRAPHIC: SA car sales slump in February

2016-03-02 08:58

New vehicle sales in February continued the decline started in January 2016, with 48 148 units sold. Fortunately, vehicle exports are expected to rise with the launch of the new Toyota Hilux in SA.

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.

21 things to check when buying a car!

2015-01-29 12:37

Knowing what to check during a test drive could mean the difference between a great car and buying a lemon. 21 things to look for...!

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