Make Your Own Ranger Load Box Dividers to Create Multiple Storage Zones

July 17, 2024

The Ford Ranger has been built to help you get more out of life, whether you’re on the worksite, the campsite, or the school run. It’s full of smart features and ingenious design, like a drop-in bedliner1 on selected Ford Ranger variants that allows you to create partitions in the load box. “Specially moulded slots… Read More

All eyes turn to the cradle of modern civilisation as Daring Africa 2024 prepares for Egypt

July 12, 2024

Daring Africa 2024, Nissan’s overland adventure across eight countries with four Nissan Navara pick-ups and an X-Trail SUV, is preparing for the eighth and final leg of the odyssey, joining Nissan’s LCV manufacturing hub in South Africa and the company’s PV assembly plant in Egypt. To date, Daring Africa has covered 7 000kms across seven… Read More

Continental Survey Shows: Farmers Want A Sustainable Transformation

July 10, 2024

Farmers want to work on sustainable farms and are committed to using resource-saving solutions. These are the findings of the “Agriculture in Transition” study conducted by Continental together with the market research institute Innofact AG in the fall of 2023. 503 farmers from five countries were asked about their daily work, their concerns and challenges…. Read More

Stellantis Extends Benchmark Hybrid Powertrain to More Nameplates to Satisfy European Customer Demand

July 9, 2024

Leveraging its unique multi-energy approach, Stellantis is swiftly reacting to the quick ramp-up of customer orders in Europe for hybrid models, especially those with the newest eDCT advanced hybrid technology. The Company will offer 30 hybrid models this year and plans to introduce six more through 2026. Hybrid variants deliver exceptional driving experience while ensuring…

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Value-added products help protect your prized vehicle, but might impact interest and monthly payments

July 9, 2024

The number of registered cars in South Africa has been on a steady increase for as long as the records show. According to the National Traffic Information System (NaTIS) data, South Africa had 11 760 886 registered self-propelled vehicles in January 2023. This is a sizable increase from the 9 600 412 vehicles recorded at… Read More

Fresh new Hyundai i20 hits the road in South Africa

July 8, 2024

Hyundai’s new i20 has hit the road in South Africa with a refreshed, stylish design that is part of a well-rounded motoring package in the segment for hatchback cars, where it occupies a sizeable 10% share of this competitive part of the local car market. The new i20 announces itself in three specification and trim… Read More

Don’t freeze behind the wheel!

July 8, 2024

Early reports indicate certain areas across South Africa may experience snowfall this weekend. Warnings were issued that drivers may encounter difficulty particularly when driving through mountain passes. Areas expecting snowfall include the Western Cape, southern parts of Northern Cape, central and northern parts of Eastern Cape, the Free State and Lesotho as well. Drivers in… Read More

Suzuki Dealers give the brand a Platinum stamp of approval

July 5, 2024

Suzuki has become only the second vehicle manufacturer (OEM) and fourth brand to earn Platinum status in the annual NADA DSI Awards. The Platinum Award means that Suzuki has maintained a benchmark score of over 85% in the past year. The industry average is 76%. The National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA) Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI)… Read More

NADA 2024 Dealer Satisfaction Index results celebrate excellence in automotive sector

July 5, 2024

The National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) is proud to announce the results of the 2024 Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey. Now in its 28th year (with a pause in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic) the DSI survey continues to be a crucial benchmark for measuring dealer satisfaction across various automotive brands in South Africa…. Read More

Hino Continues Its Domination of Customer Service Survey

July 4, 2024

Hino South Africa has continued its dominance of the quarterly DataTrack customer service survey filling top positions in all aspects of the research for each of the first two quarters of 2024. “Not only was Hino top in the combined score for each quarter, but also headed the tables for the various segments, being sales,… Read More

Local Industry

Make Your Own Ranger Load Box Dividers to Create Multiple Storage Zones

Make Your Own Ranger Load Box Dividers to Create Multiple Storage Zones

July 17, 2024

The Ford Ranger has been built to help you get more out of life, whether you’re on the worksite, the… Read More

All eyes turn to the cradle of modern civilisation as Daring Africa 2024 prepares for Egypt

All eyes turn to the cradle of modern civilisation as Daring Africa 2024 prepares for Egypt

July 12, 2024

Daring Africa 2024, Nissan’s overland adventure across eight countries with four Nissan Navara pick-ups and an X-Trail SUV, is preparing… Read More

Continental Survey Shows: Farmers Want A Sustainable Transformation

Continental Survey Shows: Farmers Want A Sustainable Transformation

July 10, 2024

Farmers want to work on sustainable farms and are committed to using resource-saving solutions. These are the findings of the… Read More

Stellantis Extends Benchmark Hybrid Powertrain to More Nameplates to Satisfy European Customer Demand

Stellantis Extends Benchmark Hybrid Powertrain to More Nameplates to Satisfy European Customer Demand

July 9, 2024

Leveraging its unique multi-energy approach, Stellantis is swiftly reacting to the quick ramp-up of customer orders in Europe for hybrid… Read More

Value-added products help protect your prized vehicle, but might impact interest and monthly payments

Value-added products help protect your prized vehicle, but might impact interest and monthly payments

July 9, 2024

The number of registered cars in South Africa has been on a steady increase for as long as the records… Read More

Fresh new Hyundai i20 hits the road in South Africa

Fresh new Hyundai i20 hits the road in South Africa

July 8, 2024

Hyundai’s new i20 has hit the road in South Africa with a refreshed, stylish design that is part of a… 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

WesBank fortifies data security with transition to secure digital document access

WesBank fortifies data security with transition to secure digital document access

April 25, 2024

In response to the evolving landscape of data security and privacy concerns, the WesBank Service Centre (WSC) has taken proactive steps to enhance customer data protection. Effective immediately, the WSC… Read More

Auction Scams Article (#27248)

Safeguarding against rising scams at live and online auctions

April 22, 2024

In today’s challenging economic landscape, where consumers increasingly prioritise affordability in their car buying endeavours, the allure of snagging a great deal often leads them to auctions. It’s easy to… Read More

A tonne of driving skills

A tonne of driving skills

April 18, 2024

The Sunday Times published an article this weekend on the increasing purchase of armoured vehicles by South Africans. Buying one of these vehicles is a valid decision for many according… 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 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

LCVs and Panel Vans

Opel Unveils Stunning Next Generation Grandland SUV

Opel Unveils Stunning Next Generation Grandland SUV

April 23, 2024

Rüsselsheim.  Stylish and dynamic, spacious and versatile with a fully electrified drivetrain portfolio – this the new Opel Grandland unveiled by the Rüsselsheim-based carmaker today. The newcomer brings many design… Read More

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Tourer 1

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

Trucks

New EX30 leads Volvo to 46% share of South Africa’s EV market

New EX30 leads Volvo to 46% share of South Africa’s EV market

June 25, 2024

Volvo Car South Africa is pleased to report that the new Volvo EX30 is already proving exceptionally popular with local buyers, having accounted for almost a third of total electric… Read More

Empowering Learning: Daimler Truck Southern Africa donates computer lab to Phelindaba Maths, Science, and ICT School of Specialisation

Daimler Truck Southern Africa donates computer lab to Phelindaba Maths, Science and ICT School of Specialisation

June 18, 2024

Daimler Truck Southern Africa officially opened The Computer Lab at Phelindaba MSI SOS in Atteridgeville. The computer lab is now equipped with computers, screens as well as a projector and… Read More

New Volvo EX30: first ‘Moss Yellow’ models touch down in SA

New Volvo EX30: first ‘Moss Yellow’ models touch down in SA

May 8, 2024

Volvo Car South Africa is excited to announce that the first Moss Yellow examples of the new EX30 have made local landfall, bringing an expressive new hue to this game-changing… 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 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

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