industry News

April 4, 2017

Paving the autonomous path

Carmaker chooses hi-tech communications conference to showcase its autonomous sports car and personal assistant. TU-Automotive’s Paul Myles and Andrew Tolve report French manufacturer Peugeot chose last […]
April 4, 2017

Mahle open offices in Gauteng

Mahle has expanded its footprint in South Africa with the opening of an office and warehouse in Midrand, Gauteng. The decision to expand from the Port […]
April 4, 2017

Tyre of the future

Goodyear claims it 360 concept tyre is the first to be powered by Artificial Intelligence – which makes it capable of sensing, deciding, transforming and interacting […]
April 4, 2017

Volkswagen’s African experiment

With Volkswagen’s sights set on developing the nameplate across sub-Saharan Africa, the managing director of the company’s South African operation, Thomas Schäfer, outlines the brand’s strategy […]
April 4, 2017

Understanding disruption

The motor industry is set to undergo radical change, according to South African futurist Dr Graeme Codrington, who advises all players to embrace new guidelines to […]
April 4, 2017

Ford tests 3D printing system

Ford has begun to test 3D printing of large scale car parts – the first automotive manufacturer to trial the system. The company has joined forces […]
April 4, 2017

New Cape dealership for JLR

Jaguar Land Rover has opened a new, state-of-the-art dealership in Cape Town. Based in the city’s southern suburbs, Jaguar Land Rover Constantiaberg has been designed to […]
April 4, 2017

Toyota celebrates leading dealers

Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Centurion has been recognised for its exemplary sales and service performance and awarded the title of 2016 Toyota Dealer of the Year at […]
April 4, 2017

More consolidation expected

Following last month’s acquisition of General Motors’ Opel and Vauxhall brands by France’s PSA Group – owners of Peugeot and Citroën – motor industry leaders expect […]
April 4, 2017

VW sets up sub-Saharan division

Volkswagen has established a sub-Saharan regional division to develop and strengthen the African market. The new entity joins existing regions of North America, South America and […]
March 8, 2017

Volkswagen Uitenhage produces its 1 250 000th Polo

Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) together with employees and management of vehicle assembly gave a thumbs up to welcome […]
February 13, 2017

Advancing vehicle lighting

  Holographic technology becomes a hot concept in vehicle lighting Hella claims a new design for holographic lighting – developed in conjunction with Covestro, one of […]
February 13, 2017

Assessing the African market

Africa is trying hard to place itself on the automotive roadmap, says Ryan Bax, Industry Analyst for Mobility at Frost & Sullivan Africa Despite wide-spread importation […]
February 13, 2017

Petronas launched in SA

Engen Petroleum has rebranded its lubricants distribution business as Engen Oil Centre – marking its official launch of the Petronas Lubricants International (PLI) range in the […]
February 13, 2017

Getting serious about tyre repair standards

Representatives of seven of South Africa’s leading tyre repair specialists and TDAFA director Hedley Judd met recently to develop a new approach to uplifting the industry’s […]
February 13, 2017

Looking to the future

Some leaders of South Africa’s motor industry believe that an increasingly positive economic outlook will translate into market improvements in the second half of 2017. David […]
February 13, 2017

The Brexit Effect

Developments generated by the UK’s severing of ties with the European Union’s single market have wide implications for South Africa’s automotive industry The United Kingdom’s referendum […]
February 13, 2017

Peugeot to open African bakkie plant

The PSA Group and STAFIM, the company’s long-term partner in Tunisia, have signed a letter of intent to assemble and market a Peugeot bakkie in that […]