2018 Haval Outreach Expedition a huge success
The 2018 Haval Outreach Expedition, which concluded in Cape Town on 4 October, was a resounding success. The journey, which stretched nearly 4 500km along the east coast of South Africa was completed by a convoy of two Haval H9’s, two Haval H6C’s, a Haval H2 and a GWM... Read more
The Millionth Engine rolls of the assembly line at Volkswagen Group South Africa’s Engine Plant
Volkswagen Group South Africa’s Engine Plant continues to produce 450 EA111 engines a day for both local and export customers Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) reached a historical milestone on Monday, 11 June 2018 when it produced its one millionth EA111 engine. Production of the EA111 engine started back... Read more
Strong growth predicted for the  second-hand car market
Recent trends have shown that pre-owned car sales are far outweighing new car sales. In TransUnion’s latest quarterly report, the Vehicle Price Index (VPI), which analyses monthly data it receives from dealers, vehicle financiers and banks throughout the country, it states that vehicle financiers are financing 2.22 used vehicles... Read more
Volkswagen Group South Africa announces senior appointments
Mark Handley to Head up Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ryan Searle appointed as Volkswagen’s National Sales Manager Volkswagen Group South Africa has announced two senior appointments in two of its Brands. Mark Handley has been appointed as Head of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, which is one of the three brands currently operating... Read more
Land Rover announces 70th anniversary celebration
Giant 250m wide Defender outline drawn in the snow at 2,700m in the French Alps to mark Land Rover’s 70th anniversary Tribute to the Wilks brothers’ first sketch of the original Land Rover shape in the sand of Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey, UK Land Rover announces World Land Rover... Read more
VWSA continues to sponsor Africa’s largest surfing tournament
Volkswagen South Africa is continuing the headline sponsorship of the City Surf Series. “For us, getting involved with the City Surf Series was a no-brainer as the Volkswagen brand has been associated with surfing for many years with surfers using their camper vans and Kombi’s to go on surfing... Read more
VWSA launches second literacy centre
Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA) commitment to ensuring that Grade 3 learners in the Uitenhage area are functionally literate received another boost this week with the opening of a second Literacy Centre in Uitenhage. The Literacy Centre was opened at the Mngcunube Primary School in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage. In attendance were... Read more
Volkswagen Group South Africa completes major investment programme and launches new Polo
Volkswagen launched its new Polo and showcased the R6.1 billion investment in its plant and new products, in the presence of Eastern Cape Phumulo Masualle, the honourable Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe of the DTI, media representatives and key stakeholders. In August 2015, VWSA Chairman and Managing Director, Thomas Schaefer... Read more
Rental fleet sales hold back new car market
South Africa’s new vehicle industry had a less-than-ideal start to the year, with an 8.9% year-on-year decline in new vehicle sales. A total of 45 888 new vehicles were sold in January 2018, compared with 50 386 units in the same period last year. However, this decline in sales attributed almost... Read more
Volkswagen establishes in Rwanda
The next milestone in Volkswagen Sub Saharan Africa strategy becomes reality with the registration of the company Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda. The stage is set for the commencement of the roll out of Volkswagen’s integrated automotive mobility solution, a first for the Volkswagen Group, under the auspices of Volkswagen... Read more