Use the FORCES to prep for winter

May 24, 2024

While many provinces may still be experiencing four seasons in one day, the definite cold weather that comes with June is just weeks away. Use this time wisely and get your vehicle ready for winter. The CEO of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says a useful acronym was created by the RAC in the UK to help… Read More

JLR signs deal with Fortescue for advanced EV battery intelligence technologies in luxury vehicles

May 23, 2024

JLR has signed a multi-year deal to use Fortescue’s advanced battery intelligence software, Elysia, in its next-generation electric vehicles. The software will help enhance JLR’s luxury vehicles with improved battery longevity, safety, and performance. Starting with the new Range Rover Electric, launching later this year, Fortescue’s Elysia software will monitor all future JLR EVs. This… Read More

Hot Hyundai IONIQ 5 N bags 2 more coveted awards

May 21, 2024

The multiple award-winning Hyundai IONIQ 5 N has added two more coveted honours to its expanding trophy cabinet by being named Best EV Hot Hatch at the 2024 Electric Awards, and being named the best electric performance car in the world by CAR Magazine. Now in their fifth year, the annual Electric Awards… Read More

The updated Mercedes-Benz GLB: The most spacious compact SUV with even more attractive equipment

May 20, 2024

Numerous innovations and more extensive standard equipment – Mercedes-Benz is making the spacious GLB compact SUV even more attractive for customers. The redesigned front bumper with visual underbody protection points to its off-road genes. The SUV radiator grille with four horizontal louvres and central star underlines this impression. The athletic shoulder shape, with coherently modelled…

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Stellantis Announces Changes in Leadership Team

May 20, 2024

Stellantis today announced the following organizational changes, effective June 1, 2024. Chris Feuell is appointed Ram brand CEO in addition to her current responsibility as Chrysler brand CEO, replacing Timothy Kuniskis who has decided to retire after nearly 32 years with the Company. Chris will continue to lead the electric transformation of the Chrysler brand… Read More

Toyota South Africa Motors Thrills at Nampo 2024

May 17, 2024

NAMPO Park, Bothaville: The maize jewel of the country is the backdrop for Toyota South Africa Motors’ (TSAM) showcase at the prestigious annual event. TSAM’s interpretation of the theme “Agriculture in a Digital Age”, was more of an outdoor/agricultural take incorporating plant life in the form of hay bales and natural timber finishes on the… Read More

BAIC South Africa invites dealer representatives to visit BAIC Group

May 16, 2024

On April 24-26, 2024, at the invitation and organization of BAIC South Africa, representatives of BAIC South Africa dealer network partners ventured to bustling Beijing, the capital of China. They successfully visited the headquarter of BAIC Group along with BAIC Off road Vehicles Company as well as BAIC New Energy Company. They also partook in… Read More

Mahindra celebrates milestones with largest-ever Nampo exhibit

May 16, 2024

Mahindra South Africa is registering record numbers of visitors at this year’s Nampo Harvest Day show near Bothaville. This year, the group has moved to the centre of the Grain SA exhibition grounds where it has set up a larger-than-ever display of its full line-up of vehicles and agricultural equipment. One of the newly paved… Read More

Building the Ford Ranger Locally: Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video at the Silverton Manufacturing Plant

May 15, 2024

Ford’s Silverton Manufacturing Plant, based in Pretoria, is one of five manufacturing hubs of the Ranger pickup around the world. The Ranger nameplate has quickly become one of the leading contenders in its segment and established a solid foundation for the current Ranger to continue a reputation for quality, reliability and durability. This unique video… Read More

New Quadrifoglio Super Sport: the special limited series, a tribute to the first victory in the Mille Miglia

May 15, 2024

Alfa Romeo presents the new Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport limited special series, a new chapter in the memorable history of the symbol of noble Italian sportiness that since its inception in 1923 has represented a constant quest for technical excellence applied to competitions and production cars.   Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport are… Read More

Local Industry

Bus #1000 from MAN to GABS

MAN Truck & Bus delivers Bus #1000

November 11, 2016

The room was floodlight with the branded MAN Bus nr 1000 which represented a culmination of 15 years of unique… Read More

New car sales LCV numbers

New car sales decline continues

November 2, 2016

01 November 2016 – South Africa’s new car sales market continued deteriorating in October 2016. The latest aggregated sales data… Read More

Gerrit van de Wetering

Prominent Family Business Founder Passes Away

October 28, 2016

Gerrit van de Wetering, the founder and co-owner of “van de Wetering Engineering” (presently known as Afrit), sadly passed away… Read More

women in trucking

Women with drive!

October 24, 2016

The male-dominated trucking environment is changing as women are given the necessary skills, opportunities and encouragement to enter this exciting… Read More

Volkswagen’s Constellation

Volkswagen Group South Africa Top Employer

October 18, 2016

Volkswagen Group South Africa has again qualified as one of the Top Employers in South Africa. This accolade has been… Read More


Truck and bus market, some gains, some losses

September 27, 2016

Hino has overtaken its long-term Japanese rival, Isuzu, in retail truck and bus sales in South Africa for the first… Read More


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


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

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