Jaguar Land Rover awarded as company of the year
The AutoBest award ceremony was recently held in Salzburg for the first time. The judging panel consisted of 31 journalists from 31 countries. Jaguar Land Rover was awarded as the company of the year by AutoBest, the biggest automotive expert jury in Europe. AutoBest’s international panel of experts honoured... Read more
Controlled blasting on the N2 between Dutywa and Mthatha
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that controlled blasting is scheduled to take place on the N2 between Dutywa and Mthatha on Thursday, 15 February 2018 at approximately 3 pm. The blast will take place at approximately 32 kilometres from Dutywa... Read more
Petrol price drops on Wednesday
Motorists can expect to pay 30 cents less for petrol, while diesel will be 17 cents cheaper per litre, at the pumps from Wednesday. Illuminating paraffin is also down by 19 cents, while LP gas will trade at 23 cents less per kilogram, Department of Energy announced on Sunday.... Read more
DESPITE CONSUMER DEMAND, 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
2017 vehicle sales end on positive note
The new vehicle industry ended 2017 on a positive note, according to the annual sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).  Despite December 2017’s year-on-year sales declining 2.4%, the year-to-date new car sales for 2017 still grew 1.8%. In total, 557 586 new vehicles were... Read more
CT recognised for economic growth, CSR
Continental Tyre SA has received the highest rating for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in South Africa within the tyre sector at the PMR Africa Excellence Awards. While all other major tyre manufacturers were rated in this category, CTSA stood head and shoulders above the rest, with a mean... Read more
Hyundai aims to set the pace in weekend’s Rally Poland
Hyundai Motorsport aims to continue its recent run of podium results as the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) moves to Poland for round eight of the 2017 season this weekend. Having secured top-three finishes at every gravel event so far this year, including victories at Tour de Corse and... Read more
Dti engaging GM on finding a new investor
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is currently engaging General Motors South Africa with a view to finding a new investor for part of its SA operations. This comes after the announcement by the multinational vehicle manufacturer in May of its intention to... Read more
Following the successful introduction of the all-new KIA Sportage to the South African market late in 2016, KIA Motors South Africa is now expanding the local Sportage model range with seven new and or enhanced derivatives. “Starting at a very competitive R369,995, we launched the all-new Sportage last year... Read more