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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

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Electric vehicles: Next threat to SA’s automakers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South Africa’s built-up vehicle export programme is under threat from two major fronts according to Messe Frankfurt SA’s recent Hypermobility virtual conference. The problem was also mentioned by several speakers at the conference. Hypermobility was fully supported by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) and had AutoTrader… Continue reading Electric vehicles: Next threat to SA’s automakers

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Which is the most-driven vehicle in South Africa?

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Many road users have been clocking far fewer kilometres through 2020 as ”lockdown” limited movement and working from home became more popular. So, AutoTrader checked its data and found some vehicles are still lots of kilometres. Data pertaining to cars listed on AutoTrader during October 2020 , showed the most-travelled vehicles… Continue reading Which is the most-driven vehicle in South Africa?

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Daylight robbery! Play safe when selling privately

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Lockdown has had a major effect on the finances of many South African households… to such an extent that some families must to sell the family car. Particularly if it is a little-used second vehicle. Often the option of selling a car privately is more appealing to avoid paying a showroom… Continue reading Daylight robbery! Play safe when selling privately

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Thinking of going electric? Here’s the SA situation…

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Is the country ready for electric vehicles? A study released in October (2020) has highlighted some fascinating insight into the future of these vehicles in the country. AutoTrader – the biggest digital automotive marketplace in South Africa – and Generation.e – partnered to provide insights into consumer perception, expectation, purchase intent,… Continue reading Thinking of going electric? Here’s the SA situation…

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Lockdown! How it changed the way we buy vehicles!

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Covid ”lockdown” has affected every South African on so many levels – and that includes car-buying patterns. This has shown up in analysing search and sales data through AutoTrader before and during the various lockdowns. AutoTrader explains that, as SA’s largest digital automotive market, it has insight into car-buying patterns.CEO… Continue reading Lockdown! How it changed the way we buy vehicles!

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Did you choose right? SA’s most searched-for hatchbacks

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – VW’s Polo is South Africa’s current (Aug/Sept 2020) most-searched-for hatchback and the brand is dominating that segment of the motor market. And most folk in South Africa are seeking a hatch that costs less than R250 000. A search on AutoTrader during a given month is always good for insight into… Continue reading Did you choose right? SA’s most searched-for hatchbacks