2018 Formula One Mexican Grand Prix – Race – Sunday
Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team advances to 8th position in Constructors’ Championship after double-points finish in Mexico City Weather: sunny/cloudy and dry, 19-22°C air, 33-39°C track Through great team effort, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team concluded the challenging Mexican Grand Prix weekend with a double-points finish, with Charles... Read more
First Ford Ranger Raptor Trial Units Produced in South Africa
The dream of producing the highly anticipated Ford Ranger Raptor has taken a big step closer to becoming a production reality with the first batch of trial units emerging from Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria. As the first Ranger model to be introduced as part of the Ford... Read more
Petrol prices: Consumers in for a shock at petrol pumps
Consumers are in for a shock at the pumps – as the petrol price is set to rise by between 99 cents and a Rand as of Wednesday. The Department of Energy (DoE) on Monday announced that a litre of petrol 93 (ULP and LRP) will rise by 99 cents... Read more
Volkswagen launches new customer app
The experience of owning a Volkswagen vehicle has just been made easier with the launch of the My VW Customer App. With the My VW App, owners will be able to have all their vehicle data and information available to them at the click of a button. “The My... Read more
New vehicle sales see 4th consecutive month of growth
The positive turnaround in South Africa’s new vehicle sales continued in September, according to the latest aggregate sales data from the National Automobile Association of South Africa. A total of 50 322 new vehicles were sold across all segments, last month, representing year-on-year sales growth of 6.3%. Data indicates that... Read more
Car of the Year finalists announced
 The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) is proud to announce the finalist vehicle ranges for the 2018 WesBank South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition. Announced by Master of Ceremonies, Derek Watts, during an interactive reveal event hosted by WesBank at the Bryanston Country Club, the... Read more
Jaguars born in new aluminum recycling scheme
Jaguar Land Rover Automotive plc, the UK’s largest vehicle manufacturer, is expanding the use of recycled aluminium in its car bodies to cut waste and reduce carbon emissions. The £2 million project, called REALITY, has found a way to enable the closed-loop recycling of aluminium from end-of-life vehicles back... Read more
Car of the Year semi-finalists announced
Following a vote by the full and fellow membership of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ), on new vehicle ranges introduced to the South African new car market within the COTY eligibility period, the SAGMJ is proud to announce the semi-finalist contenders for the 2018 WesBank South African Car... Read more
August vehicle sales reflect shift to new
Sales statistics for August reflect a continuing recovery in South Africa’s new vehicle market. Aggregated sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) show year-on-year growth of 6.7% for the past month, with total sales of 49 222 new vehicles. This growth was mainly driven... Read more
New vehicle sales trends show “local is lekker”
When it comes to buying new vehicles, South Africans have a growing preference for purchasing locally made cars, according to year-to-date sales data from WesBank and Naamsa. Sales records from January to July 2017 show that nine of the 10 top-selling cars and bakkies are models built in South... Read more