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Kia Motors donates 6 vehicles to SANZAF in support of food relief and welfare services
Kia Motors donates 6 vehicles to SANZAF in support of food relief and welfare servicesArticle

Kia Motors South Africa, a subsidiary of Motus Corporation, this week donated three Kia K2700 light commercial vehicles and three Kia Picanto STARTs to SANZAF to assist the organisation in delivering food and other welfare support services to vulnerable communities during the Covid-19 Lockdown...

Issued by Kia Motors South Africa 8 May 2020

Kia Soul EV and Telluride win 2020 World Car Awards
Kia Soul EV and Telluride win 2020 World Car AwardsArticle

Kia Motors Corporation has won big at the 2020 World Car Awards with the Telluride named 'World Car of the Year' and the Soul EV 'World Urban Car'...

Issued by Kia Motors South Africa 14 Apr 2020

Care for your car during lockdown
Care for your car during lockdownArticle

How does one care for your motor vehicle in the time of this lockdown period?

Naresh Maharaj 14 Apr 2020

Mixed start to commercial vehicle sales in 2020
Mixed start to commercial vehicle sales in 2020Article

The South African commercial vehicle market got off to a mixed start in 2020, recording a 4.4% year-on-year decline...

18 Feb 2020

#SOMI2020: The state of SA's motoring industry
#SOMI2020: The state of SA's motoring industryArticle

Representatives of the motoring industry gathered at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Centre to attend the third annual SOMI address, hosted by Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM)...

Evan-Lee Courie 4 Feb 2020

Leadership changes at Audi South Africa
Leadership changes at Audi South AfricaArticle

Audi South Africa has announced changes within its local management team...

16 Jan 2020

Haval and other compact SUVs in demand by SA car buyers in November 2019
Haval and other compact SUVs in demand by SA car buyers in November 2019Article

The Beat The Price New Car Demand Index shows the car models most in demand by South African car buyers in November 2019...

13 Dec 2019

Best sales month of 2019
Best sales month of 2019Article

While the South African economy fails to meet its Gross Domestic Product forecast this year, new vehicle sales look equally unlikely to reach the softer levels of slowdown...

5 Nov 2019

Motor dealers' road to recovery needs clear lanes
Motor dealers' road to recovery needs clear lanesArticle

The South African franchised motor dealer environment is under huge pressure...

Mark Dommisse 21 Oct 2019

Patel, auto industry talk job creation
Patel, auto industry talk job creationArticle

New technologies and the impact of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement on the auto sector formed part of discussions...

13 Aug 2019

Test your 4x4 driving skills in the Spirit of Africa
Test your 4x4 driving skills in the Spirit of AfricaArticle

Amateur 4x4 drivers in Southern Africa have an opportunity to prove their precision driving skills in the local leg of the Spirit of Africa competition.

29 Apr 2019

Pressure builds in compressed vehicle market
Pressure builds in compressed vehicle marketArticle

New vehicle sales continued their consistent slide downward as the first quarter drew to a close...

3 Apr 2019

Truck sales off to a good start in 2019
Truck sales off to a good start in 2019Article

The South African commercial vehicle market got off to a flying start in 2019...

18 Feb 2019

Local vehicle manufacturers expected to expand exports
Local vehicle manufacturers expected to expand exportsArticle

South African vehicle manufacturers are likely to switch their focus to the export market...

7 Dec 2018

Interest rate impacts new vehicle sales
Interest rate impacts new vehicle salesArticle

New vehicle sales continued to decline during November, noticeably impacted by the interest rate increase in the third week of the month...

6 Dec 2018

Local content to move automotive industry forward
Local content to move automotive industry forwardArticle

Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies has unpacked the details of the approved extension of the Automotive Production and Development Programme...

26 Nov 2018

RAW Industries en route to a greener future
RAW Industries en route to a greener futureArticle

Real African Works (RAW) has launched in Johannesburg as South Africa's first 100% black-owned Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Company in the automotive industry...

23 Nov 2018

VW launches 1.0 TSI Caddy
VW launches 1.0 TSI CaddyArticle

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a 1.0 TSI model derivative of the hugely popular Caddy in South Africa...

14 Nov 2018

Dangote Sinotruk Automobile expands to increase local input
Dangote Sinotruk Automobile expands to increase local inputArticle

Dangote Sinotruk West Africa Limited entered another phase in its expansion drive...

6 Nov 2018

There's demand for Hino trucks with automoatic transmission
There's demand for Hino trucks with automoatic transmissionArticle

The fully automatic transmissions available as an option on Hino trucks in South Africa are proving very popular with customers...

23 Oct 2018

Agriculture to bridge Tanzania - Sweden trade imbalance
Agriculture to bridge Tanzania - Sweden trade imbalanceArticle

Tanzania could penetrate the new markets with ease thanks to its potential and the demand for its agricultural produce...

11 Oct 2018

All-new Opel Combo to hit SA in March 2019
All-new Opel Combo to hit SA in March 2019Article

Opel has announced that their range of Combo commercial vehicles will be brought to South Africa in early 2019...

1 Oct 2018

NAAMSA: The SA motor industry can overcome challenges
NAAMSA: The SA motor industry can overcome challengesArticle

Andrew Kirby says the local motor industry will overcome its major challenges...

20 Sep 2018

Volvo Trucks presents its future transport solution
Volvo Trucks presents its future transport solutionArticle

Volvo Trucks presented a new transport solution consisting of autonomous electric commercial vehicles...

14 Sep 2018

4,000th FAW rolls off Coega production line
4,000th FAW rolls off Coega production lineArticle

FAW South Africa's Coega assembly plant recently celebrated the assembly of the 4,000th FAW in South Africa...

12 Sep 2018

Dealers show resilience in tough new vehicle market
Dealers show resilience in tough new vehicle marketArticle

While new vehicle sales in August showed a decline of 2.5% year-on-year, the performance of the industry has remained relatively flat...

4 Sep 2018

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Audi, Volkswagen recognised for customer serviceArticle

In the latest automotive customer care survey conducted by Ipsos in South Africa, the Audi and Volkswagen brands have once again taken top positions...

8 Aug 2018

New vehicle sales show growth
New vehicle sales show growthArticle

Data released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa reveals that new vehicle sales were up by 2.6% year-on-year in July...

2 Aug 2018

Most improved commercial vehicle brand revealed
Most improved commercial vehicle brand revealedArticle

The annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey reveals FAW as the most improved commercial vehicle brand for 2018...

1 Aug 2018

How the Ford F-150 became king of cars
How the Ford F-150 became king of carsArticle

In April, Ford announced that it will be phasing out nearly all of its passenger cars in the United States...

M. Berk Talay 12 Jun 2018

New vehicle sales numbers contribute to market uncertainty
New vehicle sales numbers contribute to market uncertaintyArticle

According to WesBank, the irregularity in new vehicle sales numbers continues to contribute to market uncertainty...

4 May 2018

This is how AI will change the way you drive
This is how AI will change the way you driveArticle

While there have been some recent setbacks (and there will doubtless be more) it appears that, with the massive investments in R&D, driverless cars will one day become a reality...

Sherry Zameer 17 Apr 2018

Why Rura set new public transport fares
Why Rura set new public transport faresArticle

Effective 2 April 2018, public transport fares increased by 5% from Rwf20 to Rwf22 per kilometre in the City of Kigali while passengers travelling from one town to another will part away with Rwf21 per kilometre, a 7% increase...

Joseph Mudingu 5 Apr 2018

Geely buys $9bn stake in Daimler, now biggest investor
Geely buys $9bn stake in Daimler, now biggest investorArticle

Chinese manufacturer, Geely, is buying a $9.2bn stake in German automaker, Daimler - which will effectively make it Daimler's biggest shareholder...

Ilse van den Berg 28 Feb 2018

Untrained truck drivers placing strain on economy
Untrained truck drivers placing strain on economyArticle

Arrive Alive figures suggest that 27.5% of accidents on our roads are caused by trucks and light delivery vehicles. Truck accidents accounted for 4.8%...

7 Feb 2018

Rental fleet market holds back new car market
Rental fleet market holds back new car marketArticle

South Africa's new vehicle sales dropped 8.9% year-on-year according to Naamsa's latest figures. A total of 45,888 new vehicles were sold in January 2018, compared with 50,386 units in the same period last year...

30 Jan 2018

Autosport International to showcase cutting-edge motorsport technology
Autosport International to showcase cutting-edge motorsport technologyArticle

The 2018 World Rally Championship is set to launch at Autosport International next week. It is the first time a top-tier FIA World Championship has launched at the show in its 27-year history...

4 Jan 2018

China's Geely takes €2.7bn stake in Swedish truckmaker Volvo
China's Geely takes €2.7bn stake in Swedish truckmaker VolvoArticle

China's Geely, which already owns the Swedish car brand Volvo, has now become the biggest shareholder in AB Volvo, the world's second-largest truck manufacturer in a transaction worth around 2.7 billion euros ($3.2 billion)...

28 Dec 2017

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Engineered for tough conditions in the commuter bus sectorArticle

Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles has bolstered its commuter bus offering with the launch of its OF 1723 bus chassis...

Mark Smyth 15 Dec 2017

Motor industry confident of full-year, new-vehicle sales improvement
Motor industry confident of full-year, new-vehicle sales improvementArticle

After six successive months of year-on-year growth, the motor industry is confidently forecasting that full-year, new-vehicle sales for 2017 will improve by 2% compared to 2016...

2 Dec 2017

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Delivering an electric transport solutionArticle

Daimler brought its alternative drivetrain roadshow to SA which enabled us to experience its electric, hybrid and other solutions on home soil...

23 Nov 2017

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Car-sharing firm zips across to petrol vans in bid to cut diesel useArticle

We have all heard of car-sharing schemes. Until now they have been about cars and the ability to jump into a vehicle, drive to your destination and then park it for someone else to use. But what if you could borrow a van?

23 Nov 2017

Ever Star adds light and medium stars to its range
Ever Star adds light and medium stars to its rangeArticle

Ever Star Industries has introduced two special editions to its Powerstar brand, the new V3 ET AMT (automated manual transmission), as well as a joint venture with Foton on the new FT range of light and medium commercial vehicles...

10 Nov 2017

New car purchases may rise
New car purchases may riseArticle

Trends recorded in the latest vehicle price index (VPI) are suggestive of an about-turn that may see new car purchases regaining some of their lost popularity...

1 Nov 2017

Mahindra latest car group to invest in SA plant
Mahindra latest car group to invest in SA plantArticle

Indian company Mahindra, which has 34 plants around the world for its passenger vehicles, bakkies, trucks, tractors, and agricultural machinery, will start assembling products in SA in 2018...

17 Oct 2017

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September tractor sales drop 11.4% year on year to 552 unitsArticle

Tractor sales fell 11.4% year on year (y/y) in September to 552 units, according to the South African Agricultural Machinery Association (Saama)...

Dominic Preuss 9 Oct 2017

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Epic world solar car race begins in AustraliaArticle

SYDNEY, Australia: An epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across the desert heart of Australia showcasing new technology that could one day help develop commercial vehicles, got underway Sunday...

9 Oct 2017

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