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

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

To see and be seen: are your headlights working?

August 18, 2023

After one of the coldest and often ‘darkest’ winters in South Africa, drivers are leaving for work in the dark and often returning when it is dark as well. In… Read More

Tips on what to look for when buying a used car

July 27, 2023

In the face of rising living costs, fluctuations in the interest rate and high fuel costs, WesBank recognises the increasing need for consumers to look at purchasing a cost-effective pre-owned… Read More

No, not tired. Actually, you are…

June 1, 2023

Driving while fatigued is difficult to measure as a cause of accidents. According to the National Safety Council in the USA, drowsy driving accounts for approximately 100 000 crashes, 71… Read More

UN Global Week of Road Safety (for the youth)

May 19, 2023

Each year in May, the United Nations (UN) dedicates a week to recognising and raising awareness for road safety. This year, the UN’s Global Week of Road Safety will take… Read More

Volkswagen tackles road safety with innovative IQ.DRIVE Blind Spot Monitoring campaign

Volkswagen tackles road safety with innovative IQ.DRIVE Blind Spot Monitoring campaign

May 5, 2023

In celebration of Motorcycle Awareness Month, Volkswagen is highlighting their commitment to ensuring safer roads in South Africa, a country with one of the highest road accident rates and road… Read More

Fuel savings for trucks – Part 2

July 5, 2022

Tonight, the price of 95 unleaded petrol will increase by R2.57, 93 unleaded by R2.37 and diesel will increase by R2.30 per litre. Now that the price per litre of… Read More

LCVs and Panel Vans

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 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

Hino - Dakar 2024 preview

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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