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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

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Toyota SA CEO Kirkby paints sad picture for nation’s auto industry

Only 515 000 vehicles will sold in 2020 SA GDP will grow by only 0.6% in 2020 Still a lot of policy uncertainty JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Tough times are ahead through 2020 for what used to be a booming South African automotive industry and, worse, at least one expert says the trend is likely… Continue reading Toyota SA CEO Kirkby paints sad picture for nation’s auto industry

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Gautengers: Don’t sink cash into a flood-damaged vehicle

LONDON, England - HPI, part of global leader in risk and asset management data and software solutions for the insurance and automotive industries, is urging people to be aware of the dangers of buying flood- and water-damaged vehicles with temptingly low price tags. It's particularly apt given the deluge that has for the past week… Continue reading Gautengers: Don’t sink cash into a flood-damaged vehicle

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Suzuki Auto beats odds for October sales record

JOHANNESBURG, South AfricA - Suzuki Auto SA says it is riding a wave of popularity thanks to recording its best-yet sales month in October 2019. The Japanese brand sold 1629 vehicles that month, beating its best by 48 units or three percent  and ranking it in the nine top-selling OEMs in South Africa. Suzuki also… Continue reading Suzuki Auto beats odds for October sales record

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Buying a car? Watch out – and act on – these danger signs

BUYING a used vehicle is a dodgy business. ''Scammers'' abound and have no conscience about taking you money for a stolen, fraudulent or damaged set of wheels. So, take five to read this sensible advice - even though it is from the UK. HPI CHECK is a company that identifies that there is a one-in-three… Continue reading Buying a car? Watch out – and act on – these danger signs

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Uber Eats, Mr D, showing auto trade how to sell better

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - The South African motor industry has new competition... not from each others' products but from the likes of Google, Netflix, AirBnB, Amazon, Uber Eats and Mr D Food. That is, at least, the view of Ghana Msibi, CEO of WesBank Motor Division (pictured) and he expounded it while addressing an August 2019… Continue reading Uber Eats, Mr D, showing auto trade how to sell better

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Take an Audi test drive even without a driving licence

First introduction of Audi virtual reality experience Customer lounge open at Audi Centre Centurion VR headset allows digitally detailed 'demo drives' PRETORIA, Gauteng - Audi, in what claims to be a first for the South African motor industry, has launched a virtual reality-enabled lounge in the suburb of Centurion to house a digital retail operation… Continue reading Take an Audi test drive even without a driving licence

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Expert data: How to cut your petrol/diesel spend

How to choose best price, litres/100km Top-eight pick from an industry expert Prices based on late-model auctions JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - The petrol price is set to drop by 95c a litre during July (2019) and diesel by 75c but, say some folk, South Africans are still reeling from fuel prices. One way of dealing with this… Continue reading Expert data: How to cut your petrol/diesel spend