SA vehicle sales take another year-on-year plunge in August, as Eskom hinders recovery

Johannesburg – While South African new vehicle market saw a modest improvement of 3.4%, with last month’s total sales figure of 33 515 units representing a 26.3% decline over August 2019. Passenger cars once again took the biggest plunge, falling by 32.6% to 19 545 units largely thanks to almost zero demand from the rental car industry, […]

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Tata Motors to cut $6.4billion debt ‘substantially’ over next 3 years

India’s Tata Motors Ltd will significantly reduce its group automotive debt of 480 billion rupees ($6.4 billion or roughly R107.38 billion) over the next three years, the company’s chairman said during its annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday. Tata Motors is “developing this business substantially” and has set targets to generate free cash flow, said Natarajan […]

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AA car-safety report is misleading: Hyundai and Suzuki

Johannesburg – The findings of the AA’s latest Entry-level Vehicle Safety (ELVS) Report are misleading, that is according to some car companies named in the study. The AA sampled 27 entry-level models priced under R200, 000 from 16 different manufacturers and categorised them on their safety ratings. The report was desktop research that rated the […]

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Turbocharged Mazda3 confirmed with 169kW and all-wheel drive

Mazda was only meant to reveal its new turbocharged Mazda3 on Wednesday, July 8, but the company’s Mexican division jumped the gun and posted it on their website and a video was uploaded on their YouTube channel on the weekend. The video shows that the turbocharged Mazda 3 will be fitted with a 2.5-litre turbo-petrol […]

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Toyota helps taxi industry curb Covid-19 with 65,000 litres of sanitiser

Johannesburg – Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is said to be spending over R10m to assist the local taxi industry in the fight against the spread of Covid-19. The help comes in the form of over 65,000 litres of sanitiser, 2,000 handwash dispensers and Covid-19-related marketing initiatives. “Toyota had already committed to these taxi support […]

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Audi to quit DTM after 2020 to focus shift to Formula E

Reports from various publications have confirmed that Audi will be bowing out of the German Touring car (DTM) series at the end of the 2020 season. It was reported on Monday that the Ingolstadt-based carmaker has been mulling over the decision to exit DTM before the coronavirus crisis. Audi wants to shift focus to return […]

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Uber unveils next-generation Volvo self-driving car

Uber Technologies Inc unveiled its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington on Wednesday as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions. Uber said the new production XC90 will be assembled by Volvo Cars in Sweden and have human controls like steering wheels and brake pedals, but also with factory-installed steering […]

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