Automotive Trends 2021

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Spending too much on fuel? Here's how you can save

Here's how someone with a 60-litre tank in their vehicle, who fills up four times a month, can save around R17,000 a year by driving right...

1 day ago

Growth ahead for e-hailing services

Regulation could help e-hailing services grow and reduce their operating risks...

By Jason Mellow 1 day ago

SA's top-selling luxury car brand in 2020 revealed

2020 was a year that saw a considerable overall decline in the market due to Covid-19. The decline, however, doesn't change the fact that there was a top-selling luxury brand...

22 Jan 2021

Driven: The all-new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed 4x4

If you are a person that prefers their vehicles bigger than normal, then the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will be right up your alley. It's just difficult not to notice it's 'largeness' and you know almost immediately that the ride is going to be a smooth one...

By Naresh Maharaj 21 Jan 2021

Peugeot Citroen SA becomes official distributor of Opel vehicles

Other than PCSA becoming the official distributor of Opel vehicles, the highly-anticipated sixth-generation Opel Corsa has been introduced...

20 Jan 2021

'Movement that inspires' - Kia presents its new brand purpose and future strategy

Kia has announced new details of its new brand purpose and ambitions for the future during a digital showcase event. Supported by a new brand slogan, 'Movement that inspires', Kia revealed new details of a strategy...

Issued by Kia Motors South Africa 20 Jan 2021

Kaspersky makes threat intelligence reports available for auto industry

Cybersecurity company Kaspersky recently announced that it has launched its tailored threat intelligence (TI) reporting tool for organisations working in the automotive industry...

20 Jan 2021

Added braking power, a challenge to the vehicle manufacturing industry

Werner Botha from AnimMate feels the visual creative industry can inspire and plant the seeds for more inventive thought...

Issued by AnimMate 19 Jan 2021

BMW M reaches sales record in 2020, ousts AMG

BMW's performance arm has posted an impressive sales record in 2020, making it the current leader in the performance and high-performance car market. BMW M increased its sales by 6% in 2020 totalling 144,218 units sold...

By Gero Lilleike 19 Jan 2021

Safety tips for motorists during loadshedding

If you are still making your way to the office every day or spend time on the roads throughout the day, this is what you can do to ensure you stay safe on the roads despite congestion and traffic lights that do not work...

19 Jan 2021

Renault enters memorandum of cooperation with Lotus

To many purist driving enthusiasts, the lack of a compelling lightweight battery-powered sportscar has a been a disappointing feature of the current transition to greater electrification. But now the company that enabled Tesla to produce its first product, is partnering with Renault...

18 Jan 2021

Huge fuel price increase predicted for February 2021

The Automobile Association (AA) is predicting a steep increase in the prices of petrol, diesel and paraffin for February 2021...

By David Taylor 15 Jan 2021

New competition and service guidelines for the Automotive Aftermarket

In December 2020, the Competition Commission issued the final Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket effective as of 1 July 2021. The Guidelines seek to address the constraints to competition in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry...

By Bobedi Seleke 15 Jan 2021

Safety tips for back to work driving

As South Africa battles a second wave of the coronavirus and returns to level three lockdown, back to work driving is going to be somewhat different from years...

14 Jan 2021

Manufacturing production down 3.5% in November

Manufacturing production decreased by 3.5% in November 2020 compared with November 2019, according to data from Statistics South Africa...

13 Jan 2021

Toyota SA updates Quantum, adds driver guard to Ses'fikile

Toyota South Africa introduced an upgraded driver guard to the Ses'fikile commuter in response to the prevailing Covid-19 operating conditions and has implemented a few updates to the Quantum...

13 Jan 2021

Driven: The all-new Honda Ballade

They say that you have to continually re-invent yourself, or something for that matter. So with that in mind, it's no real wonder that the Honda Ballade has reached its eighth generation of production...

By Naresh Maharaj 12 Jan 2021

Tesla achieved meteoric growth in market value and stock price in 2020

According to research data analysed and published by Stock Apps, Tesla achieved substantial growth in market value and stock price in 2020. Over the 12-month period, its market cap increased by over $500bn year-to-date (YTD)...

12 Jan 2021

Toyota SA achieves its highest LCV market share ever

In 2020, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) recorded 41.9% in light commercial vehicle (LCV) market share, which is its highest ever...

11 Jan 2021



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