ARTICLES RELATING TO CAR MANUFACTURERS

VW dismissed 'wrong guy' in Diesel scandal, says fired engineer

2018-10-29 21:51

A top Volkswagen engineer who was interviewed by US authorities about the diesel emissions-rigging scandal has no idea why the carmaker fired him, his attorney told a German judge.

Job losses rise on GMSA exit

2017-10-29 06:00

A Numsa study has found that almost a thousand workers could lose their jobs in the Eastern Cape after GM’s disinvestment.

Baic’s R11bn Coega project is bleeding millions

2017-10-01 06:00

A key contractor involved in Chinese car maker Baic’s R11 billion Coega project has appealed for no more disruptions, as it is already several months behind schedule.

Toyota creates R42m empowerment fund

2017-08-09 10:52

Toyota has announced the creation of an empowerment fund with start-up funding worth R42m, to help promote transformation in the automotive industry.

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.

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.

Citroen South Africa: No more new sales

2016-12-08 12:02

Citroen South Africa says it will no longer be selling any new cars for the Citroen brand as part of a renewed focus on Peugeot in 2017. Local owners of Citroen cars will continue to be supported.

VW agrees to record $15bn diesel-cheating deal

2016-06-29 06:15

Volkswagen’s $15.3bn deal to get 500 000 emissions-cheating cars off US roads is an industry record that will only go up with criminal probes and lawsuits on three continents.

Diesel car boom about to bust

2015-11-19 15:25

Conventionally fuelled vehicles are under the spotlight for emissions cheating, but ‘clean’ fuel diesel has drawn the most criticism. Will green cars gain the upper hand?

 

Tesla plans China plant with 500 000 vehicle capacity

2018-07-11 05:15

Tesla has reached a preliminary agreement with the Shanghai government to build a factory that’ll rival production from its lone US assembly plant.

BMW to further increase local production capacity

2017-10-02 12:13

Automanufacturer BMW Group South Africa has invested an additional R160m into its Rosslyn plant to increase production capacity of the BMW X3.

Local auto industry shifting gears

2017-08-22 08:53

The motor industry is banking on Africa and ‘Afrilennials’ for growth.

Auto supplier headed for liquidation after GMSA exit

2017-08-06 06:00

The pullout of General Motors from South Africa has claimed its first casualty, with a supplier to the car maker being placed into provisional liquidation.

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.

Turning around BMW’s Rosslyn plant for the X3

2017-05-15 12:24

Despite a deadline cut, upgrades for local production of the BMW X3 are on track.

VW overcomes scandal with sales boost

2016-10-16 07:40

Volkswagen posted its biggest monthly sales gain this year as a surge in China offset a drop in Brazil and eroding market share in Europe in a sign that the car maker is overcoming the emissions-cheating scandal.

Ford’s R2.5bn investment pick-me-up for SA

2016-04-14 12:19

Ford’s investment to produce the all-new Everest SUV locally and expand Ranger production is a vote of confidence in the country. It also makes a lot of sense.

VW, Peugeot hunting in Iran car market

2015-07-16 12:04

Peugeot and VW are poised to battle Chinese automakers as the Euro duo try to start a sales offensive in Iran after a rise in Western trade.

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