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2022 AutoTrader survey: On-line top for searches

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Globally, 22 online car searches are made every second – 349-million in the first half of 2022 – according to the South African version of Auto Trader. The data is in the 2022 AutoTrader Mid-Year Industry Report and shows a shift in car-shoppers’ preferences and greater interest in electric vehicles… Continue reading 2022 AutoTrader survey: On-line top for searches

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Tesla takes top spot for ‘satisfied customers’

GLOBAL electric vehicle company Tesla has topped the list of “most satisfied customers” in the entire auto industry with its Model 3 taking the top spot for for all cars globally. Zutobi released a report tracking four car-owner rating reports – Parkers, HonestJohn, Autotrader, and Edmunds – to put together what it calls its “global… Continue reading Tesla takes top spot for ‘satisfied customers’

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‘No time like now to sell a car in no time at all’

CAPE TOWN, South AfrIca – AutoTrader has launched a service called Instant Offer through which vehicles owners can generate a ”unique and market-driven” valuation within minutes and produce a solid offer. Hmmm…. anyway, this is what The Corner has been told: Anyway, according to AutoTrader CEO George Mienie, this ”unparalleled” service will make private selling possible… Continue reading ‘No time like now to sell a car in no time at all’

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Results released: South Africa’s first open-road EV range test

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – How far will a particular battery car travel in comparison to two others from competing brands on a single charge in real-world South African conditions at a steady 120km/h? Well, a benchmarking evaluation has answered that question by pitting three SA-available electric vehicles – a Jaguar I-Pace, a BMW i3s, and… Continue reading Results released: South Africa’s first open-road EV range test

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Get with it, dealers! Digital the way to deal in 2022

EVs and BMW soar in popularity in South Africa, reveals Car Industry Report JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Searches for electric vehicles (EVs) surged by 110% to a half-million through 2021 with BMW deceiving a mighty eight-million more Consumer Advert Views. And more than 637-million online vehicle searches were conducted – just some of the trends… Continue reading Get with it, dealers! Digital the way to deal in 2022

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Fresh perception: Are battery cars on a charge in SA?

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – With the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) fast increasing in leading markets across the world there is growing pressure on the motoring media to expand on how Saffers feel about there arrival. Well, The Corner recently received a breakdown on what folk in South Africa think – perhaps even hope!… Continue reading Fresh perception: Are battery cars on a charge in SA?

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Changing times for SA motor dealers – and their customers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – A new dawn is lurking just below the automotive corporate horizon (from July 1, 2021) that could affect every vehicle owner (corporate or private) in South Africa when seeking to buy, repair – even service – a car. The changes are coming thanks to guidelines published by the Competition Commission. According… Continue reading Changing times for SA motor dealers – and their customers

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What South African motorists want: Yep, it’s a Hilux

What South African motorists want: a Hilux The Toyota Hilux is South Africa’s most desired used car in the land! This much has emerged from an analysis of AutoTrader search data during the 2020 calendar year. The Hilux – the most searched for bakkie on AutoTrader in 2020, the most sold new bakkie in the… Continue reading What South African motorists want: Yep, it’s a Hilux

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Nissan Sentra in top 3 for US ‘Car of the Year’ title

NEW YORK – Nissan’s Sentra has been chosen as one of three finalists for the 2021 North American Car of the Year award as chosen by a ”jury” of 50 independent American and Canadian automotive journalists. The final choices will be announced on January 11, 2021. ”Nissan America’s Sentra,” the automaker says, ”has refinement, technology,… Continue reading Nissan Sentra in top 3 for US ‘Car of the Year’ title