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Mini SUVs going big in family choices for new wheels

PRETORIA, South Africa - With the launch of the Ford Figo Freestyle and EcoSport Ambiente a/t so far during 2020 Ford continues to respond to the undeniable change in buying patterns that has seen volumes of sport utility vehicles and small crossovers grow.Demand for such vehicles, given with their passenger-oriented body style - has been… Continue reading Mini SUVs going big in family choices for new wheels

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Leisure Wheels joins stampede from waiting rooms

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Leisure Wheels magazine has joined the migration from time-honoured, full-colour, print to digital screens and so sided with many of its ilk in the charge to cut costs, save cash.One has, however, to wonder what it and other shiny magazines, full of great images of cars and caravans, of boats and… Continue reading Leisure Wheels joins stampede from waiting rooms

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Suzuki hits record sales despite Covid shutdown crisis

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Suzuki Auto SA  believes its sales for June 2020 have surprised the local market with  sales back at pre-lockdown levels and its dealer network breaking records. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Naamsa) reports that Suzuki Auto SA has leapt up the sales chart with 1433 unit sales, all but one… Continue reading Suzuki hits record sales despite Covid shutdown crisis

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Vehicle sales look brighter – but beware rising prices for ‘used’

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The new vehicle market returned to its first full month of sales in June 2020 since the Covid lockdown started but the market remains under ''immense pressure''. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) told The Corner new vehicle sales were down by 38% down on June 2019 by… Continue reading Vehicle sales look brighter – but beware rising prices for ‘used’

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Motomatch: Beating the virus through power of the net

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - A new product called Motomatch claims to be ''an exceptionally beneficial'' tool to drive the sustainability of the auto industry and dealer networks during the Covid-19 lockdown. So, what is it...? Well, the media information sent to The Corner says it's an ''innovative virtual marketplace and lead generator that connects… Continue reading Motomatch: Beating the virus through power of the net

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WesBank refutes fake vehicle repossession claims

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Banking finance house WesBank has refuted May 20 2020 claims that it was planning to repossess 45 000 vehicles. WesBank’s head of marketing and communication Lebogang Gaoaketse told The Corner: ''These claims are false and unfounded.'' “Repossessions are always the very last resort for WesBank,'' he add. "The bank would rather… Continue reading WesBank refutes fake vehicle repossession claims

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Auto industry gets back on the road again

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition has (May 12) published a Government Gazette, which details precise directions regarding the sale of road vehicles and emergency automobile repairs during Level 4 of the Covid-19 invasion.The changes are valid immediately (May 13) to allow the motor industry to start selling vehicles once… Continue reading Auto industry gets back on the road again

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Buying down: Cash-strapped buyers desperate for dealers to open

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The financial well-being of a 65% of vehicle-buying people in South Africa has been hurt by the nationwide Covid lockdown with perhaps 30% under pressure to replace their vehicle within the next four weeks.This is, The Corner was told, compelling evidence in favour of allowing all vehicle dealers - independent and… Continue reading Buying down: Cash-strapped buyers desperate for dealers to open

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Mustang Day: Ford celebrates sales records for Pony Cars

PRETORIA, South Africa - The Ford brand celebrated April 17 2020 as Mustang Day - the icon-of-motoring's 56th birthday - with two global sales titles, one for becoming the world's best-selling sport car, the other for a fifth consecutive year of being the best-selling sport coupé title. The Mustang has also become America's best-selling sports… Continue reading Mustang Day: Ford celebrates sales records for Pony Cars

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Suzuki SA vehicle sales sizzle as 2020 fizzes in

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Suzuki SA sold a record number of cars, commercials and SUV units through January 2020. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers reported 1632 of its vehicles sold  through the first month of the new decade to show 61.4% sales growth over a year earlier. André Venter, divisional sales manager for Suzuki… Continue reading Suzuki SA vehicle sales sizzle as 2020 fizzes in