industry News

February 13, 2017

Turbo’s golden age?

Honeywell’s recently released Transportation Systems Forecast for 2017 sees automakers continuing to adopt turbocharging technology to the tune of 48% of annual global sales by 2021, […]
February 13, 2017

Volkswagen settles US claims

Volkswagen has agreed to pay a total of $4,3-billion (about R59-billion) in fines and penalties after reaching a settlement with the United States government regarding the […]
February 13, 2017

Accolade for Brink SA’s Gutridge

Mark Gutridge, managing director of Brink Towing Systems South Africa, has added a similar role at Brink Towing Systems United Kingdom to his portfolio and is […]
February 13, 2017

Bridgestone plant shuttered

Electricity to tyre maker Bridgestone’s Brits plant was unlawfully disconnected last month by the Madibeng Municipality, shutting the plant for four days. The facility employs more […]
January 17, 2017

Ford recalls fire plagued Kuga

Ford South Africa has announced a recall of 4 556 units of its 1,6-litre Kuga model, sold between December 2012 and February 2014. Affected cars require […]
January 13, 2017

Uber partners with Manchester United

British football club Manchester United and Uber have announced a global partnership that’s designed to enhance the match day experiences of fans as well as facilitating […]
January 4, 2017

Volkswagen plans integrated mobility concept in Rwanda

Volkswagen is taking a further step to develop market potentials in Africa. On Wednesday evening, Hon. Francis Gatare, Director of the Rwanda Development Board, and Thomas […]
December 14, 2016

Kenyan car maker boosts production

Kenyan vehicle manufacturer Mobius Motors – which pioneered production of a robust passenger car designed for Africa’s roads – plans to boost production next year with […]
December 5, 2016

Mobility as a service

How the automotive industry is gearing itself for the next step in transport options based on sustainability, safety, low pollution levels and congestion-free roads. Siegfried Mortkowitz […]
December 5, 2016

Ford introduces the gremlin test

Ford employees are tasked with secretly planting wrong and faulty parts onto the assembly line as part of a process to ensure all new vehicles built […]
December 2, 2016

2016 in review

Half full or half empty? Are the contents of the motor industry glass rising or disappearing inexorably through a hole in the bottom? David Furlonger investigates […]
November 8, 2016

New road for Merc engines

From next year, Mercedes-Benz plans to introduce a new family of engines across its passenger car line-up – among them four- and six-cylinder units that incorporate […]
November 4, 2016

Mobility according to BMW

The BMW Group has revealed its plan for motoring’s future – autonomous, electric, fully connected and shared. The vision is outlined in statement issued today by […]
November 1, 2016

Getting it right!

Partinform aims to ensure that learners in the motor industry are well versed regarding the use and correct fitment of good quality replacement parts. Reuben van […]
October 31, 2016

Components in the spotlight

Organisers of the NAACAM Show, scheduled to take place in April next year in Durban, say the event will showcase the capabilities of South Africa’s automotive […]
October 31, 2016

Adapting to change

Efficiencies in the after-sales department are crucial for dealership viability and sustainability Efficiencies in all aspects of the after-sales operation are now more crucial than ever […]
October 31, 2016

Why the APDP is necessary

South Africa, as a succession of motor industry executives have attested, has precious few investment advantages beyond the APDP – which is why it is vital […]
October 31, 2016

Automechanika heralds aftermarket changes

Connected cars take centre stage at the world’s leading trade fair The central theme at this year’s Automechanika Frankfurt – billed as the world’s largest showcase […]