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

7th Edition of Festival of Motoring at Kyalami this August!

April 11, 2024

Step into the heart of automotive excellence at the Festival of Motoring, where we Celebrate Car Culture in full force! Returning to the legendary Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 30 August to 1 September, this year’s festival is set to ignite your passion for all things automotive. Get ready for a high-octane showcase featuring the latest…

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Continental Celebrates One Million Trips on Its Unique, Fully Automated Tyre Braking Test Facility

April 11, 2024

Continental has carried out more than a million trips on its fully automated tyre braking test facility known as the AIBA (Automated Indoor Braking Analyzer) since 2012. The facility, which is unique worldwide, enables precisely reproducible test processes to check the performance of new car and van tyres on different road surfaces – dry and… Read More

Nissan Daring Africa 2024 rolls in to Mozambique

April 11, 2024

Daring Africa 2024, an expedition of five Nissan Navara pick-ups and an X-Trail SUV, arrived in the capital of Mozambique in the second leg of the Japanese car maker’s odyssey up Africa. “This is a celebration of the vehicles we build in Africa, especially the Navara, and the hands that build them,” explains Nissan Managing… Read More

Ford Revolutionises One-Ton Van Productivity with the New Transit Custom

April 11, 2024

Ford South Africa has commenced the introduction of the new Transit Custom commercial vehicle range with the launch of the Base Long Wheelbase Van initially, with additional derivatives to follow later this year. The next generation of Europe’s best-selling one-ton van is designed to help small and medium businesses reduce cost of ownership, work more… Read More

50K not out for Suzuki Auto South Africa

April 10, 2024

Suzuki Auto South Africa has broken through the 50 000 barrier for the first time in its history. The brand this week received its final sales figures for the financial year from April 2023 to March 2024. It shows that 51 969 new Suzuki models were sold in the 12-month period, setting a new all-time… Read More

Chery to unveil New Energy, New Eco, New Era at Beijing Auto Show

April 5, 2024

China’s biggest vehicle exporter and a global technology leader, Chery – will unveil the next phase of its rapidly advancing technology at this year’s Beijing Auto Show. The Beijing Auto Show is scheduled for 25 to 30 April at the Beijing International Exhibition Centre in China’s capital city. The show has evolved from humble roots… Read More

Dark, dramatic and astonishingly dynamic. introducing… The Range Rover Sport Stealth Pack

April 4, 2024

The visceral, sporting performance of Range Rover Sport is unmistakable in the new Range Rover Sport with optional Stealth Pack – a dark and dramatic theme. Meticulously designed to enhance the stealthy exterior, an inky, sophisticated Carpathian Grey premium metallic paint with a satin protective wrap contrasts against an extended black pack, featuring Narvik Black… Read More

Local Industry

Distracted driving the new epidemic

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

Accelerating Excitement: 7th Edition of Festival of Motoring powered by WesBank speeds into Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit this August!

7th Edition of Festival of Motoring at Kyalami this August!

April 11, 2024

Step into the heart of automotive excellence at the Festival of Motoring, where we Celebrate Car Culture in full force! Returning… Read More

Continental Celebrates One Million Trips on Its Unique, Fully Automated Tyre Braking Test Facility

Continental Celebrates One Million Trips on Its Unique, Fully Automated Tyre Braking Test Facility

April 11, 2024

Continental has carried out more than a million trips on its fully automated tyre braking test facility known as the… Read More

Nissan Daring Africa 2024 rolls in to Mozambique

Nissan Daring Africa 2024 rolls in to Mozambique

April 11, 2024

Daring Africa 2024, an expedition of five Nissan Navara pick-ups and an X-Trail SUV, arrived in the capital of Mozambique… Read More

Editorial

One death is too many

May 12, 2023

This year’s Easter weekend road fatalities paint a grim picture. There was a nearly 40% increase in road fatalities compared to the same four-day weekend last year, with 185 fatal… Read More

Adapt or die

April 12, 2023

The transport sector defied expectations of under-performance in the fourth quarter of 2022 to be the best sectoral performer, admittedly amongst multiple laggards. The negative impact of the prolonged Transnet… Read More

Trucking tips

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

Expert Tips for Maximising Fuel Efficiency and Easing the Impact of Rising Fuel Costs this September

August 22, 2023

As September approaches, the convergence of oil prices and the rand/dollar exchange rate assumes paramount significance in shaping local fuel prices. With both factors aligned against motorists, the impending month… 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

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

Mercedes-Benz Trucks concludes the Actros’ Silver Jubilee in South Africa with the launch of twenty-five, 25th Limited Edition trucks

November 22, 2023

In conclusion of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Mercedes-Benz Actros in South Africa and to recognise the significant role loyal customers played in the success of the product locally,… Read More

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