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
Limited Beetle launching in SA
The New Beetle is one of the world’s best known, most loved and most individual cars. Volkswagen has refined the lifestyle icon’s design, engineering and technology. For the South African market, Volkswagen is launching a limited edition Beetle R-Line model with only 50 units being made available to participating... Read more
Peugeot releases its first SUV in SA
The SUV market is booming! All too often these days travelling is seen as a chore. Drivers are looking for time in their vehicles which is enriched by experiences, emotions and sharing. With the all new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV the brand is positioning itself in the C-SUV segment with... Read more
2018  South African Car Of The Year jurors announced
The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) today announced the jury and trainee jury members for the 2018 WesBank South African Car Of The Year. Following a vote by the Full membership of the SAGMJ, the following members of the Guild have been nominated and vetted as the... Read more