They normally say the Toyota Land Cruiser is bulletproof meaning that it is utterly reliable. But now it is also literally bulletproof.
Dealers can play a significant role in the planned value-chain expansion of the auto industry across Africa, according to panellists the at Hypermobility 2020 Conference, organised by Messe Frankfurt and Naamsa earlier this week.
An open letter to the Honourable Minister Fikile Mbalula.
The South African economy is only in late 2024 or 2025 expected to get back to the same level it was in 2019, says Absa chief economist Jeff Gable.
The Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has commenced with the first phase of its Project Blue Oval renewable energy programme, which aims to make the plant 100% carbon neutral and energy self-sufficient by 2024.
The Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) has been highly critical of government proposals to amend the Road Traffic Act to reduce the legal alcohol limits to zero, claiming the proposals - if they become law - will criminalise innocent motorists and are unlikely to have the results authorities think they will.
The automotive industry has contributed to a much faster than expected recovery in manufacturing output in South Africa.
Motus, the vehicle business of Imperial Holdings that was unbundled and separately listed on the JSE, has launched its dedicated vehicle shopping website.
Mzansi’s parts guru, Malcolm Kinsey, has sound advice for dealers who inflate their parts and services prices but he says by and large, the perception that dealers charge exorbitant prices is misplaced.
The CEO of BMW Group South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, Tim Abbott, has quit after six years at the helm and will be replaced by South African born Peter van Binsbergen at the start of the new year.
New to South Africa but not new to Audi’s business in South Africa. Sascha Sauer is the new Head of Audi Africa and will lead the Four Rings locally taking over the reins from Trevor Hill.
Dealer principals were not surprised that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni did not even mention a call by the auto trade to lower taxes on new vehicles in his 2020 medium-Term Budget Policy Statement.
South African motorists can expect a further drop in the fuel price during November.