Introducing the tac-6, built by ARMORMAX defence

April 18, 2024

Armormax Defence introduces its TAC-6 to the world: a ground-breaking platform that sets new standards in technology and performance for this class of vehicle. So why the need for a 6-wheel drive Land Cruiser that can be lightly armoured, heavily armed and fill a number of operational roles? Simply because all other solutions available are… Read More

Own your journey: The new Kia Seltos

April 18, 2024

Kia South Africa this week introduces the new Seltos to the South African market with an updated exterior design, a significantly upgraded interior, and a pair of upgraded powertrains. The introduction also sees the Seltos range being revised and repositioned in the competitive crossover segment of the market, where its established quality and reliability is… Read More

Defenders of Tomorrow: Inspiring philanthropy in a new generation of South Africans

April 18, 2024

Two eleven-year-old boys selected to join the South African team as mascots as they walked out on the pitch at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France, have donated a total of R100 000 to good causes as part of the Defenders of Tomorrow programme. Abner Spannenberg from Cape Town, and Kellan Wild from Amanzimtoti,… Read More

Tiger Wheel & Tyre’s Testing of Worn Versus New Tyres Yields Sobering Results

April 17, 2024

Tiger Wheel & Tyre today released the results of four key tyre tests conducted by the company at the Gerotek testing facility in Pretoria, in March this year. Using identical VW Polos, one fitted with new and the other with worn 15” tyres, professional drivers put the tyres through their paces. Advanced driving instructor Daniel…

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Millennials and Gen-Zs still prefer private mobility, reveals WesBank data

April 15, 2024

Young South Africans, aged 35 and younger, have demonstrated a growing preference for private mobility. This can be seen in recent WesBank data that shows a consistent increase over the past three years in the number of vehicle finance applications for new and pre-owned cars by Millennials and Gen-Zs. The upward trajectory was tracked from… Read More

Volvo Cars uses biogas to achieve its first climate-neutral plant in China

April 15, 2024

Our Taizhou manufacturing plant has switched to biogas, making it our first plant in China to achieve climate-neutral status. The plant’s switch from natural gas will result in a reduction of more than 7,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. Despite being a small share of our total Scope 1-3 emissions of 43 million tons, securing… Read More

New JAECOO J7 officially launches in South Africa

April 15, 2024

The highly anticipated JAECOO J7 has officially launched in South Africa, hitting the market as the very first model from the newly established urban off-road SUV brand. Endowed with cutting-edge design and forward-thinking technologies, the J7 is poised to take the local market by storm, with the three-strong range priced from just R549 900. Tony… Read More

Distracted driving the new epidemic

April 12, 2024

April is the international month of awareness for driving while distracted (DWD). The importance of this month cannot be understated with statistics that reveal how easily people will drive distracted and with the lack of priority placed on reducing it. Far too many drivers are unaware that DWD is just as serious an offence as… Read More

Tiggo 7 Pro – a firm favourite in SA and across the world

April 12, 2024

The Chery Tiggo 7 family continues to woo the hearts of South African consumers. First this range conquered the world and in its current two local incarnations, the Tiggo 7 Pro and Tiggo 7 Pro MAX, it continues to be a firm favourite of local consumers. CHERY SA launched the Tiggo7 Pro Max in November… Read More

All-New Ford Tourneo Delivers Eight Seats of Configurable Space, Premium Tech and Enhanced Comfort

April 12, 2024

The all-new Ford Tourneo raises the bar in the multi-activity vehicle segment, featuring a new platform engineered for maximum versatility and comfort. It is designed to enhance the ownership experience for both personal use and business customers, offering spacious accommodation for up to eight occupants. Initially available in Trend specification and a long-wheelbase configuration, it… Read More

Local Industry

Introducing the tac-6, built by ARMORMAX defence

Introducing the tac-6, built by ARMORMAX defence

April 18, 2024

Armormax Defence introduces its TAC-6 to the world: a ground-breaking platform that sets new standards in technology and performance for… Read More

Own your journey: The new Kia Seltos

Own your journey: The new Kia Seltos

April 18, 2024

Kia South Africa this week introduces the new Seltos to the South African market with an updated exterior design, a… Read More

Defenders of Tomorrow: Inspiring philanthropy in a new generation of South Africans

Defenders of Tomorrow: Inspiring philanthropy in a new generation of South Africans

April 18, 2024

Two eleven-year-old boys selected to join the South African team as mascots as they walked out on the pitch at… Read More

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Tiger Wheel & Tyre’s Testing of Worn Versus New Tyres Yields Sobering Results

April 17, 2024

Tiger Wheel & Tyre today released the results of four key tyre tests conducted by the company at the Gerotek… Read More

Millennials and Gen-Zs still prefer private mobility

Millennials and Gen-Zs still prefer private mobility, reveals WesBank data

April 15, 2024

Young South Africans, aged 35 and younger, have demonstrated a growing preference for private mobility. This can be seen in… Read More

Volvo Cars uses biogas to achieve its first climate-neutral plant in China

Volvo Cars uses biogas to achieve its first climate-neutral plant in China

April 15, 2024

Our Taizhou manufacturing plant has switched to biogas, making it our first plant in China to achieve climate-neutral status. The… Read More

Editorial

Power shift

July 7, 2023

While the South African economic outlook remains dismal, evidence or resilience is amazingly being seen in the transport and related industries. Production figures in the mining and manufacturing sectors for… Read More

Automotive industry continues to outperform SA’s economy

June 9, 2023

The South African motor industry is in an extremely weird phase right now. The transport sector defied expectations of under-performance in the fourth quarter of 2022 to be the best… Read More

Trucking tips

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Tiger Wheel & Tyre’s Testing of Worn Versus New Tyres Yields Sobering Results

April 17, 2024

Tiger Wheel & Tyre today released the results of four key tyre tests conducted by the company at the Gerotek testing facility in Pretoria, in March this year. Using identical… Read More

Analysing Festive Season road fatalities – 2:3

Analysing Festive Season road fatalities – 2:3

February 5, 2024

The Road Safety Partnership South Africa (RSP-SA) has analysed the 2023/2024 Festive Season road fatality rates to provide perspective on whether the decrease in stats was truly dismal. In January,… Read More

Prepare for scorching temperatures

January 23, 2024

Weather advisories were issued for parts of the Northern and Western Cape advising of temperatures as high as 40°C. Temperatures this high create dangerous driving conditions. Not only does it… Read More

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Towing a trailer, boat or caravan this festive season – here’s what you need to know

December 14, 2023

As the December holidays approach, traffic officials across the country will be on high alert for increased traffic volumes as holidaymakers head off for a much needed December break which… Read More

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Budgeting adequately ahead of the new year

December 11, 2023

South African consumers have undoubtedly experienced financial strain over the past few years, facing repeated fuel price increases and rising living costs. As the holiday season approaches and people prepare… Read More

Tread tyre safety carefully

Tread tyre safety carefully

November 6, 2023

As drivers plan end of year breaks, tyre checks should be on their list of things to do before embarking on long trips. The importance of getting your tyres checked… Read More

LCVs and Panel Vans

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The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Experience Luxury through Peace of Mind this December

December 8, 2022

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter epitomises spaciousness, comfort and safety. Therefore, it’s no surprise that this vehicle has taken the South African tourism industry by storm. “When being transported to your holiday… Read More

Isuzu Maintains BBBEE level 1

September 1, 2021

Gqeberha – Isuzu Motors South Africa has maintained an automotive industry leading level one in their Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) audit for a second consecutive year. Billy Tom,… Read More

NGV Metrobus

The Spin behind NGVs

July 6, 2020

NGVs: The growth in popularity  Running a vehicle on Compressed Natural Gas is a novice concept for many South Africans. Although Natural Gas filling stations have been active since 2014,… Read More

Opel Van

Opel Moves People & Goods, Easily!

August 22, 2019

Rüsselsheim. Attractive, flexible and practical vans are named Zafira. The success story continues with the fourth generation Opel model! Newly developed fourth-generation model Twenty years after the success of the… Read More

Volkswagen launches Caddy 1.0 TSI

November 15, 2018

The second best-selling model in Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ range, the Caddy 1.0 TSI combines space efficiency with sleek Volkswagen design and affordable running costs. Currently in its fourth generation, the… Read More

New era for enhanced Isuzu bakkie range in South Africa

October 31, 2018

Isuzu Motors South Africa (Isuzu) has refreshed its bakkie range, giving it a new name along with higher levels of specification, quality and efficiency to make its popular light commercial… Read More

Trucks

Volvo Cars uses biogas to achieve its first climate-neutral plant in China

Volvo Cars uses biogas to achieve its first climate-neutral plant in China

April 15, 2024

Our Taizhou manufacturing plant has switched to biogas, making it our first plant in China to achieve climate-neutral status. The plant’s switch from natural gas will result in a reduction… Read More

Hino SA ends 2023 on high note in customer experience survey

Hino SA ends 2023 on high note in customer experience survey

March 8, 2024

Hino ended 2023 on a high note in terms of its customer experience ratings in the DataTrack survey for the fourth quarter of the year. Not only was Hino No…. Read More

SA’s best-selling PHEV and EV in 2023 were both Volvos

SA’s best-selling PHEV and EV in 2023 were both Volvos

February 15, 2024

Volvo Car South Africa recorded impressive sales growth in the new-energy vehicle space in 2023, again leading the charge in the local plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) segment, while also… Read More

Daimler Truck Southern Africa announces their new President and Group CEO: Maretha Gerber

Daimler Truck Southern Africa announces their new President and Group CEO: Maretha Gerber

February 5, 2024

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Maretha Gerber as the new President and Group CEO of Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA). Maretha, a born and… Read More

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Retains Market Leadership

Mercedes-Benz Trucks retains market leadership in strong heavy commercial vehicle market, expressing deep gratitude to its customers.

January 22, 2024

The automotive business council, NAAMSA, recently released the 2023 new vehicle statistics and for the fourth consecutive year, Mercedes-Benz Trucks claimed the market leader position for heavy commercial vehicles reaffirming… Read More

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Hino Aims for 33rd Consecutive Finish in 2024 Dakar Rally

December 6, 2023

Team Hino Sugawara is aiming for its 33rd consecutive finish in the gruelling 2024 Dakar Rally which takes place in Saudi Arabia from 5 – 19 January. Hino, the lone… Read More

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