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April 23, 2020

The 2020 South African Car of the Year is…

Johannesburg - For the first time ever, an electric vehicle has won the AutoTrader South African Car of the Year award, with the Jaguar I-Pace EV400 AWD SE taking top…
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April 7, 2020

Auto industry uses lessons from 2008 recession to survive corona chaos

In the spring of 2008, Renault executives in France started receiving alerts from colleagues at Nissan North America about the health of the U.S. auto market. Auction prices for used…
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March 23, 2020

Why these BMW engines won’t survive the new era

For decades BMW has traded on the marketability of an unrivalled portfolio of engines. Despite some of the most iconic designs of the last 50 years, when you think of…
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March 20, 2020

Toyoda urges Japan’s auto industry to stay calm amid crisis

TOKYO -- Akio Toyoda, in his role as head of Japan's automotive lobby, said the global pandemic is taking a big bite out of worldwide sales and production, but he…
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March 18, 2020

Ford weighing shift reductions as UAW presses Big 3 automakers to close factories

The United Auto Workers union has asked the Big Three Detroit automakers to shut down production for two weeks to safeguard its members from the coronavirus outbreak.
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March 18, 2020

2022 Volkswagen Amarok Teased For The First Time, Ford Is Involved

The Nivus small crossover wasn’t the only new model teased by Volkswagen during the Annual Media Conference as a design sketch of the second-generation Amarok also made a brief appearance.
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February 28, 2020

Motus increases its presence in China

Motus, the vehicle business of Imperial Holdings that was unbundled and separately listed on the JSE, has set up a distribution centre in Shanghai in China and is planning to…
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February 20, 2020

This is how South Africa’s planned car regulations will impact your insurance

The Competition Commission has gazetted draft guidelines for the automotive aftermarket industry in South Africa, promising a big shake-up for car service and warranty plans in South Africa.
Industry News
February 19, 2020

Good news! SA is a step closer to servicing your new car at an independent workshop

The Competition Commission announced it will put a plan into action that aims to level the playing field between OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and independent service providers (ISPs).
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February 18, 2020

WATCH | NSX, F40, MX-5 – car name acronyms you probably didn’t know the meaning of

Cars all over the world are badged with different model names. Some have historical and a deeper meaning behind it while others are simply letter bunched together.
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October 15, 2019

Nissan celebrates Godzilla with GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition

In a few weeks time, South Africans will celebrate Heritage Day (September 24). The aim is to celebrate our different cultures and traditions and in that process learn more about…
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July 2, 2019

Lee Iacocca, Mustang mastermind and tireless Chrysler savior, dies at 94

Lee Iacocca, the mastermind behind the Ford Mustang and the straight-talking captain of Chrysler’s historic U.S. rescue and 1980s turnaround that brought him acclaim as America’s most famous CEO and…
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July 1, 2019

BMW X6 adds more powerful engines for 2020

BMW's X6 is getting redesigned for 2020 with beefier engines and, for the first time, an optional illuminated kidney grille. The 2020 X6 will start at $65,295, including shipping, and…