‘Tyres are not a commodity’: Goodyear addresses drivers’ informed purchase decisions

February 21, 2024

It is a common misconception that drivers treat tyres as a commodity and do not differentiate among different types and brands on the market. Research conducted by Ipsos demonstrates a slightly different picture. Nearly four out of 10 drivers remain focused on a specific brand during tyre replacement process. This translates to a growing number… Read More

Defender 130 helps Afrika Odyssey Expedition distribute 7600 mosquito nets in 13 countries

February 21, 2024

The Kingsley Holgate Foundation has completed leg two of its Afrika Odyssey Expedition, travelling across 13 African countries in a pair of Defender 130s to distribute 7,643 long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets. Benefiting mainly pregnant women and children under the age of five, it is projected that each mosquito net protects at least three children. This… Read More

Quarterly review of business conditions: new motor vehicle manufacturing industry / automotive sector: 4th quarter 2023

February 20, 2024

Attached is a copy of naamsa’s quarterly review of business conditions for the South African motor vehicle manufacturing industry, during the fourth quarter of 2023, as submitted to the Director-General, Department of Trade, Industry and Competition. Industry vehicle sales, export, and import statistics for 2015 through 2023, together with current projections for 2024 and 2025,… Read More

Volkswagen builds 1,5-millionth export vehicle

February 20, 2024

During the night shift on Monday 19 February, the production team of Volkswagen Group Africa celebrated a milestone when the 1,5-millionth vehicle built for export in Kariega rolled off the line. The milestone vehicle, a Polo GTI destined for the United Kingdom, also marked the 21 165th vehicle built for export this year alone. The Kariega…

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The point of no return

February 19, 2024

A study conducted by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) says that 9.4% of all fatal traffic accidents on South African roads involve heavy load vehicles. Additionally, statistics attribute between 80 and 85% of truck crashes to human error. Added to this, 73% of the people killed in truck crashes are occupants from other vehicles…. Read More

Hino SA completes home affairs’ order for 33 mobile offices

February 19, 2024

Hino South Africa has completed an order for 33 mobile offices for the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Home Affairs. The last units were shipped in mid-February. Unique bodies were built by SA Van Conversions/Bubhezi and mounted on Hino 300 816 chassis/cabs. A group of KZN Home Affairs officials involved in the project visited the Hino assembly… Read More

Webinar gives insight into AARTO

February 16, 2024

MasterDrive hosted their ‘Insights into AARTO Power Chat’ yesterday with almost 700 registrations. The webinar not only provided crucial insights into the AARTO Act but also highlighted the positive impact it could have on individuals and organisations when approached with the correct mindset. Alta Swanepoel, from Alta Swanepoel and Associates, was the keynote speaker and demonstrated… Read More

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 boasting the best-selling fully electric vehicle (EV) in the country. As was the case in 2022, the XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid took the crown as… Read More

Ford Family Guarantee Brings Customer Experience to Life

February 14, 2024

Ford South Africa is dedicated to enhancing the customer experience and striving to deliver unparalleled convenience and expert guidance throughout every interaction with its dealer network. As Ford prepares to launch exciting new products, the Ford Family Guarantee focuses on every extension of Ford’s dedicated after-sales service teams. This holistic strategy embraces a customer-centric philosophy… Read More

WesBank outlines key factors to consider when seeking the best vehicle finance deal

February 12, 2024

The automotive sector has endured sustained pressure for several months now, exacerbated by the relatively high cost of vehicle ownership as a result of increased fuel prices, high inflation and high lending rates, among other factors. The impact has been felt across the board, including the budget and premium segments. “At times like this,” says… Read More

Local Industry

‘Tyres are not a commodity’: Goodyear addresses drivers’ informed purchase decisions

‘Tyres are not a commodity’: Goodyear addresses drivers’ informed purchase decisions

February 21, 2024

It is a common misconception that drivers treat tyres as a commodity and do not differentiate among different types and… Read More

KHF Afrika Odyssey

Defender 130 helps Afrika Odyssey Expedition distribute 7600 mosquito nets in 13 countries

February 21, 2024

The Kingsley Holgate Foundation has completed leg two of its Afrika Odyssey Expedition, travelling across 13 African countries in a… Read More

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Quarterly review of business conditions: new motor vehicle manufacturing industry / automotive sector: 4th quarter 2023

February 20, 2024

Attached is a copy of naamsa’s quarterly review of business conditions for the South African motor vehicle manufacturing industry, during… Read More

Volkswagen builds 1,5-millionth export vehicle

Volkswagen builds 1,5-millionth export vehicle

February 20, 2024

During the night shift on Monday 19 February, the production team of Volkswagen Group Africa celebrated a milestone when the… Read More

The point of no return

The point of no return

February 19, 2024

A study conducted by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) says that 9.4% of all fatal traffic accidents on South… Read More

Hino SA completes home affairs’ order for 33 mobile offices

Hino SA completes home affairs’ order for 33 mobile offices

February 19, 2024

Hino South Africa has completed an order for 33 mobile offices for the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Home Affairs. The last… 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

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

Imperial Cargo boosts fleet with sixty MAN trucks

January 29, 2015

60 MAN TGS 26.440 long-haul units have been added to the Imperial Cargo fleet.   Imperial Cargo has procured 60 MAN TGS 26.440 truck-tractors to service its line-haul operations in southern… Read More

Only one truck works for Africa – that’s the FAW 28.380FT truck tractor, says BHL

May 29, 2014

What more can a truck manufacturer wish for than a customer who not only sings the praises of its brand and its after sales support, but also claims that for… Read More

JMC

All aboard the torquey JMC Boarding

March 18, 2014

While it won’t set its rear-wheels on fire when it comes to performance, the JMC Boarding 2.8 is blessed with 84kW of power at 3 600rpm and a gutsy 235N.m… Read More

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Transit joins Ranger in Ford’s expanding line-up

March 18, 2014

Ford’s local Ranger line-up, which is produced on a high-tech assembly line in Silverton, Pretoria, already enjoys an envious reputation for its successes – constantly giving the leaders in the… Read More

FAW

FAW strengthens line-up with the Sirius

March 18, 2014

FAW is one of China’s leading automotive brands and apart from producing its own vehicles it’s involved in joint venture partnerships with Audi, General Motors, Mazda, Toyota and Volkswagen Chinese… Read More

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