VWSA appointsas new Sales & Marketing Director
Mike Glendinning has been appointed as the new Sales and Marketing Director for Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) effective from 1 December 2018. Mike Glendinning holds an Honours degree in Marketing from UNISA. He joined Volkswagen Group South Africa as a Graduate Trainee in 1985. He has had a... Read more
Local content to move automotive industry forward
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has unpacked the details of the approved extension of the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) from 2021 to 2035. Briefing reporters at the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) head office in Tshwane on Friday, Davies said Cabinet has approved the extension... Read more
Honda Civic Type R: 2019 AutoTrader Car of the Year Finalist
The Honda Civic Type R has been announced as a finalist in the 2019 AutoTrader Car of the Year (COTY) competition. The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) revealed the 12 finalists competing for the coveted competition at an event held in Johannesburg on Tuesday November 20, 2018.... Read more
Ford GT Carbon Series 2019 attacks tracks, and the drive home
The Ford GT Carbon Series will be shredding tracks soon as the lightest of the road-going Ford supercars – and unlike its sibling racer, will want to be driven home after time sheets are collected. The new limited-edition model drops approximately 18 kg with a host of lightweighting innovations... Read more
Ford investment in SA Reaches R11-billion over past decade
Ford Motor Company has invested R11-billion in its South African operations over the past decade, culminating in its highest-ever installed production capacity for the Ford Ranger pick-up and the Everest seven-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV). “The past 10 years have seen a complete transformation of Ford’s manufacturing operations in... Read more
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
Audi South Africa employee is driving progress in her career
·   First Audi South Africa employee selected for annual exchange programme between Volkswagen Group South Africa and Volkswagen Group in Germany ·  Keamogetswe Pitsi is the selected employee who will participate in the 2018 Wanderjahre Exchange Programme The Wanderjahre Programme is an annual exchange initiative between Volkswagen Group South... 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