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Price at last! VW Golf GTI Clubsport arrives

40 years of Golf GTI – anniversary of an icon Golf GTI Clubsport develops 213kW (briefly) 0-100km/h? Get there in 5.9 seconds Early in 2016 the VW Golf GTI – the ‘hot-hatch’ icon – celebrated 40 years of production. It all began in 1976 when only 5000 units of badged “GTI” were planned. Four decades… Continue reading Price at last! VW Golf GTI Clubsport arrives

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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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Good year for VWSA despite Covid – and rush of new models for 2021 –

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Despite the Covid pandemic severely hurting automotive sales in 2020 VWSA, which consists of Volkswagen passenger and commercial vehicles and Audi, the company ended 2020 as the car-market leader in South Africa. That’s according to Mike Glendinning, VWSA’s sales and marketing director, who told The Corner in a media communication: “2020… Continue reading Good year for VWSA despite Covid – and rush of new models for 2021 –

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VWSA counts the years – and 4-million vehicles

UITENHAGE, South Africa – Volkswagen Group SA is celebrating (Nov 2020) achieving a production total of four million vehicles since the plant opened way back in 1948 when the premises still belonged to South African Motor Assemblers and Distributors (SAMAD). The first VW assembled – August 1951 – was a Beetle. Since then VWSA has… Continue reading VWSA counts the years – and 4-million vehicles

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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

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Lockdown car clean-up: Top tips from experts

CHICAGO, Michigan – When shelter-in-place orders (Americanese for lockdown!) hit cities across the USA at the end of 2019 a hobby renaissance began with images of people comfort-baking, knitting and puzzling flooded social media. Car enthusiasts, however, began showing off their new DIY car-detailing projects. Jared Toops from E-Commerce at Car Supplies Warehouse, a subsidiary… Continue reading Lockdown car clean-up: Top tips from experts

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Everything you need to know before buying an EV

NEW YORK, USA – The electric revolution will be coming soon to a street near you. In a matter of weeks, Volkswagen will reveal the production version of the ID.4 electric SUV, part of a worldwide strategy to deliver millions of electric vehicles to help combat global climate change. Such owners know all about owning… Continue reading Everything you need to know before buying an EV

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Used-car prices twitch upward – VW leads

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – ”Cautiously optimistic.” That’s how George Mienie, CEO of AutoTrader, feels about the state of used-vehicle sales in South Africa in not only the middle of the South African winter but also of the Covid situation. “Prices have begun to increase – slightly – with cars selling faster than experienced earlier in… Continue reading Used-car prices twitch upward – VW leads