SA motor industry: 'Quality of workshops under scrutiny'

2019-07-16 13:59

“There is no longer a divide between what a dealership can offer you and what an independent workshop can,” says Dewald Ranft.

Payment disputes keep Baic SA closed

2018-09-16 09:25

The work stoppage over contractual and non-payment disputes entered its third week at the Baic SA car manufacturing project at the Coega special economic zone (SEZ) near Port Elizabeth.

Combined Motor Holdings survives 'severely pressured year' with 17% jump in profits

2018-04-17 11:48

The group's CEO Jebb McIntosh says the motor sales and car hire group has published a 'good set of results' despite a difficult economic environment in 2017.

#Right2Repair your car: What a motor 'Code of Conduct' could mean for SA

2017-08-07 07:42

The Right to Repair campaign says progress is being made on a 'Code of Conduct' for the SA auto industry that will bring about much-needed change.

General Motors exits SA

2017-05-18 13:18

General Motors’ restructuring of its international markets boils down to disinvesting in the country.

SA to see more electric vehicles

2016-12-11 06:16

South Africa could see more electric cars on the roads soon if a new industry body succeeds in its lobby for government to allow zero duties on imports.

'SA's car market will feel Brexit's effects'

2016-06-30 09:28

'The UK is one of our most important automotive trading partners and there will be an impact,' says Jeff Osborne as he analyses Brexit's effects on South Africa.

Peugeot simplifies car-buying with E-Sales in SA

2016-04-20 08:36

Peugeot Citroen SA is moving away from the traditional way of selling new vehicles with the introduction of the group's new E-Sales strategy.

Hyundai posts first monthly sales decline since July

2016-02-01 10:00

Hyundai’s sales have fallen for the first time in six months in January, dragged down by demand in emerging markets including China, Brazil and Russia.

SA new vehicle sales in free fall?

2015-06-02 10:14

Vehicle sales in South Africa saw a year-on-year decline of 3.2% in May, the second consecutive monthly fall. Should we be worried?


Local tech solution for cars of all seasons

2019-04-18 13:07

Rikatec’s vehicle information management system allows companies to monitor driving and improve maintenance decisions.

Toyota, BMW, Ford battle over SA support plan

2018-05-22 10:00

South Africa is proposing automakers including Toyota, Ford and BMW more than double production – in return for tax breaks so generous that the companies can ship the cars to Europe.

Local auto industry shifting gears

2017-08-22 08:53

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

R11bn Coega investment in jeopardy

2017-06-11 06:00

The completion deadline for South Africa’s largest motor investment in 40 years will most likely be missed following disagreements between small local businesses and the main contractor over the allocation of work.

Ford SA, Consumer Commission under fire over Kuga

2017-03-07 15:24

Ford South Africa and the National Consumer Commission have received a tongue-lashing from Parliament about the way in which the recall of the Kuga SUV was handled.

Hyundai employees stage first wage strike in 12 years

2016-09-27 11:22

Tens of thousands of unionised workers at South Korea's Hyundai Motor staged a full after negotiations over a wage increase stalled.

SA lucks out – motor industry fixed investment couldn’t be better timed

2016-06-08 08:26

Our Motor Industry Development Programme has attracted huge investment from multinationals into retooling the local motor sector at exactly the right time, says Alec Hogg.

A few common misconceptions when buying a car

2016-03-29 12:56

Car sales people are clever; before they offer you a deal on a car, they first have to understand a few things about you. Dean Gerber explains how this impacts the sale.

Year midway and still vehicle sales fall

2015-07-02 11:45

Vehicle sales continued to decline in 2015, with the latest figures showing a year-on-year fall of 4.8%. Are we in a sales crisis?

Was a fluke? No, Ranger tops Hilux again

2015-05-06 10:56

The Ford Ranger has shaken the SA bakkie market once again by outselling Toyota's Hilux - the country's usual top-seller.

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