- Dealer News
- 14 January 2021
Since their launch in 2017, rent-to-own company Planet42 (which started out as CarGet), has quietly grown into one of the single biggest clients for used car dealers in South Africa, having bought well over 2,000 cars from over 300 dealers.
Maemo Motors in Rustenburg is now a fully fledged four-brand dealership with Mercedes-Benz, Jeep, Mitsubishi and the recently acquired Kia, all under one roof.
“You can describe me as a no-cost-to-company salesman,” Alec Harris told Dealerfloor.
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The German automotive industry has recognised the potential of Africa by strengthening its ties to the continent through a cooperative partnership between the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM).
A total of 38 Barloworld Automotive motor franchise dealerships in South Africa and Botswana are part of the discussions between the JSE-listed group and its equal joint venture partner NMI Durban South Motors about the proposed disposal of these dealerships as a going concern.
Kia has launched a brand-new logo, slogan and brand identity.