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Records galore on the export side of the motor industry

Dr. Norman Lamprecht, Executive Manager of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) as well as the Automotive Industry Export Council (AIEC) has released his 2019 Automotive Export Manual publication on 3 May 2019, which he produces annually on behalf of the AIEC. He highlighted that several new records on the industry’s export side compensated to a large extent for the decline in the domestic new vehicle market in 2018... more

Aftermarket Buzz

NAAMSA comment on the April 2019 industry new vehicle sales statistics

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa [NAAMSA] said that the latest vehicle sales reflected a welcome surprise on the upside with export sales continuing to perform exceptionally well. The declining trend in the new… more

Claims for vehicle repairs – tips to ease the process

The claim process for a vehicle repair can feel tedious and stressful at times, but this does not need to be the case, says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI). “Taking out a mechanical breakdown insurance policy is a… more

Women making tracks in the motor industry

In an industry traditionally seen as male-dominated, many women are making their mark in the motor industry - owning workshops, playing leading roles on the workshop floor, and running businesses. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry… more

Mobility Beat

Ford South Africa Gives the Springbots a boost to compete at the first roborics world championships

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) provides funding to get the Springbots team to the FIRST Robotics World Championships, taking place in Detroit from 24-27 April The Springbots are young South Africans who are passionate about the… more

Puma Energy and Phillip Kekana puts road safety back on the map

South Africans to raise their #BeRoadSafe flag and become local road safety heroes across the land. The #BeRoadSafe challenge forms part of the United Nations Road Safety Week which calls on leaders to come up with solutions to stop global road… more

Vehicle Security Upgrades Available

Ford takes vehicle security very seriously and continuously invests in security measures that are integrated into our vehicles to deter theft. We are aware of potential security risks to previous-generation ECOSPORT and FIESTA models, specifically… more


Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Sets SUV Speed record in ice of Lake Baikal

Vehicle achieved speed of 280 km/h. High-speed performance possible thanks to a 710hp 6.2-litre V8 engine. Grand Cherokee Trackhawk with Brembo brake system demonstrated unmatched grip on ice of Lake Baikal. Record set under rules of Fédération… more

The new face of the Q family: the Audi Q8

Introducing the halo and new top model to Audi’s Q range of SUV’s A luxuriously equipped SUV coupé suitable for business and pleasure An impressive representative of Audi’s new progressive design language The Audi Q8 brings together the best of both… more

New Ford Everest Delivers Enhanced Design, comfort and perfromance

2019 Ford Everest delivers refreshed design, more luxurious interior, improved comfort and luxury All-new 2.0 Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo engines matched to 10-speed automatic transmission for enhanced performance and fuel efficiency. Current 2.2 and… more


Falken Polo Cup battle expected to heat up as sweries reaches Killarney for round 3

Round 3 could prove pivotal in overall championship outcome Defending champion Jeffrey Kruger still the man to beat Bradley Liebenberg the leader of the chasing pack Volkswagen’s Jonathan Mogotsi eager to launch his attack from 8th on the points… more

Hyundai takes top spots on podium in Rally Argentina

Hyundai Motorsport has secured its second consecutive victory of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) on the weekend when Thierry Neuville triumphed in Rally Argentina ahead of team mate Andreas Mikkelsen. The Belgian and his co-driver,… more

Seventeen-year-old Oliver Solberg earns first US victory at Olympus Rally

Subaru Motorsports USA took the top two podium positions at this weekend’s DirtFish Olympus Rally, with Swedish rally prodigy Oliver Solberg securing his first American rally victory in a blue and gold Subaru WRX STI. Solberg was fast and consistent… more

Automotive Business Review March / April 2019

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