SAMBRA supports opening motor body repair sector

The South African Motor Body Repairers' Association (SAMBRA) has actively displayed its support of the Competition Commissions' new guidelines for the automotive aftermarket industry and the opportunity to open up the motor body repair sector to allow clients a wider choice of service...

26 Feb 2021

Goodyear to partner with British Touring Car Championship until 2026

British Touring Car Championship has announced the extension of its partnership with Goodyear Tyres until the end of 2026. The partnership has been extended by another five years, making it the long-lasting partnership reaching 24 years in 2025.

25 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: WesBank is committed in assisting customers

As South Africa and the international community continue to intensify efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19, WesBank has reaffirmed its commitment to help customers whose financial position is adversely impacted by Covid-19. The bank continues to work with the Banking Association of South Africa...

30 Mar 2020

Volkswagen opens new dealership in Nambia

Volkswagen South Africa has opened a new dealership in Nambia, which brings its total number of dealerships to 109 across South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. The dealership is situated in Ongwediva, north of Namibia, and is a fully-fledged Volkswagen dealership with an art showroom, workshop and...

17 Feb 2020

Ferrari claims "world's strongest brand" title again

Brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance Global 500 has awarded "the world's strongest brand" title to Ferrari, making it the second consecutive year the car manufacturer is awarded the title. Ferrari, with a Brand Strength Index (BSI) score of 94.1 out of 100, tops the rankings of...

23 Jan 2020

Liqui Moly announces distribution partnership

Marine and motorbike enthusiasts can now find specialised Liqui Moly products on the shelves at more outlets in South Africa through a new distribution partnership signed with After Market Products (AMP), a distribution arm of Tuning Fork trading as Yamaha SA, announced in October. AMP will...

4 Nov 2019

TomTom Telematics renamed Webfleet Solutions

The company previously known as TomTom Telematics is now operating under the new name, Webfleet Solutions. While no longer a business unit of the TomTom Group, having been acquired by Bridgestone EMEA in April 2019, Webfleet Solutions will remain a key business partner of TomTom providing exactly...

3 Oct 2019

Car magazine, Caxton launch new multi-function automotive website

Together with Caxton, automotive magazine Car has launched its new multifunction online platform, With the additional resources from Caxton Automotive, the new website will consist of a range of offerings to its users. These include professional editorial content produced by the...

28 Mar 2019

Taxify rebrands to 'Bolt'

Taxify, the ride-hailing platform, has rebranded with a name change and logo. This update brings the brand identity in line with the company's broader vision of transportation that has already expanded from ride-hailing with cars to motorbikes and scooter sharing. "Our new name 'Bolt' stands for...

8 Mar 2019

Volkswagen has a new lead creative agency in U.S

According to a report by Adweek, automaker company Volkswagen has named has named Johannes Leonardo as the lead brand agency in the United States. A Johannes Leonardo spokesperson confirms the decision followed a competitive pitch but declined to elaborate. The review also allegedly involved...

18 Feb 2019

Peugeot SA launches mobile app

Peugeot South Africa has launched a mobile app designed to enhance customer experience and engagement. The mobile app, called 'MYPEUGEOT', allows Peugeot owners to extend their driving experience and all related connected services within the app accessible anywhere, anytime, to make the most of...

27 Aug 2018

BBM, Planet Sport Publishing adds PlanetF1 to Discover menu

BBM Messenger and Planet Sport Publishing have furthered its partnership by adding PlanetF1 to the BBM Discover menu. PlanetF1 allows motorsport fans to follow live grand prix action every race weekend and fans in more than 100 countries can browse races by date, check on grid positions, get...

23 Jul 2018

Southern Guild enters partnership with BMW

Southern Guild announced at a media conference that it has formed a partnership with BMW South Africa. The partnership is set to lead to a year-round programme of design-led events and initiatives. Southern Guild will conceptualise and drive this programme, which includes interactive...

29 May 2018

Volvo looks to Belgium, China for XC40 production

Due to an increased demand for its XC40 SUV, Volvo will be expanding its production to Belgium and China in the first half of next year. The car manufacturer will be looking to its Ghent manufacturing plant in Belguim and its Luqiao plant in China to assist in meeting the demand for nearly...

28 May 2018

Uber, BBM launch on-demand service

Creative Media Works and Uber have entered a partnership to launch the Uber ride-on-demand service within BBM Messenger. Global users will have access to this new service, including Indonesia, Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East. BBM Messenger users - on both Android and iOS...

18 Dec 2017

Mitsubishi launches new brand strategy

Mitsubishi launched a new brand strategy, global tagline and initiative at the Tokyo Motor Show in Japan. The 'Drive for Growth' initiative is a three-year strategic plan for sustained and profitable growth, targeting an increase of more than 30% in annual unit sales to 1.3 million vehicles...

3 Nov 2017

Kaalfontein gets new taxi rank, Engen fuel station

The new Engen Kaalfontein Convenience Centre, located on the corner of Angelfish and Archerfish Drive in Midrand, offers customer's quality fuels and 24-hour convenience alongside a new R5-million taxi rank which can serve approximately 260 travelling taxis. Despite being operational for the past...

23 Oct 2017

VBox Africa to distribute dataloggers

VBox Africa has become the sole African distributor of VBox dataloggers for the automotive and mining industries. Products of VBox are also going to be continually sold directly to motorsport customers, giving the company three separate channels to service. VBox Africa is a division of...

19 Oct 2017

Pierre Leclercq to lead Kia's styling

Pierre Leclercq has been appointed as Kia Motors' new head of styling. Based at Kia's headquarters in Korea, Leclercq will be responsible for developing the vehicle manufacturer's long-term design strategy, and lead design innovation for exteriors, interiors, materials and textiles. Leclercq...

14 Sep 2017

Avis Rent a Car wins best car rental company award

Avis Rent a Car has been awarded the Best Car Rental Company Award at the 2017 Business Traveller Africa Conference and Awards, 1 September 2017. The awards ceremony acknowledges local travel trade and rewards excellence in the South African business travel industry. Avis has won the awards...

5 Sep 2017

Tiger Wheel & Tyre opens new store

Tiger Wheel & Tyre has recently opened a new store in Limpopo, Mokopane. The store is managed by Kamogelo Joubert Mothoa and is assisted by a team of sales and fitment personnel.

8 Aug 2017

Marius Roberts leads discovery into Goodyear

TV personality and motoring journalist Marius Roberts will be leading viewers on a discovery into the Goodyear Innovation Centre in Luxembourg in his new show, Goodyear: A true test of tyre. Roberts will also be showing off his time on the track and share his visit to the Goodyear Tyre Testing...

7 Aug 2017

AutoTrader Marketplace: safe way to buy, sell cars online

AutoTrader SA and its partners have created a solution to combat scams, dishonest trading, and vehicle trading site robbery with the introduction of its AutoTrader Marketplace. The marketplace has been established to create a safe space to conduct business and provides a full inspection report...

31 May 2017

New investment in the Eastern Cape inspires confidence

The development of the R40m Fort Gale Motors service station and Fort Gale Junction shopping centre was launched on 25 May 2017. Caltex Eastern Cape Marketer chief executive Clive Berlyn has dubbed the complex as a key part of business strategy investment as it represents a vote of confidence in...

31 May 2017

Jaguar Classic Genuine Parts to launch in SA

Classic Jaguar vehicle owners will soon have access to genuine parts to service and maintain their vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover South Africa will have the more than 30,000 parts for models E-Type, XJ, XJS, XK8, XJ6, and XJ12 available for retail. The Jaguar Classic Genuine Parts will be launched...

18 May 2017

Tiger Wheel & Tyre opens fifth store in Zimbabwe

Atish Naran and Rishi Magecha have opened Tiger Wheel & Tyre's fifth store in Zimbabwe, this time at 414 Clarke Road in Victoria Falls. The store stocks a wide range of tyres from brands that include Continental, Goodyear, GT Radial, Yokohama, Hankook, Michelin, Pirelli, BFGoodrich and Tiger...

8 May 2017

Anthony Joshua MBE takes delivery of SVO Range Rover

IBF Heavyweight World Champion, Anthony Joshua MBE has taken delivery of the tailor-made version of the high-performance Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic. Joshua worked with Land Rover designers and specialist to curate numerous interior and exterior features, at the SVO Technical Centre, near...

4 May 2017

Online shopping option now available to Tiger Wheel & Tyre customers

Tiger Wheel & Tyre has launched a new e-commerce website, which offers customers all brands models and sizes, of all the same wheels and tyres that are available at the company's stores. The website also boasts a new design and hosts information and advice relating to the company's products and...

7 Apr 2017

Land Rover reveals all-new Dicovery at Cape Epic

Land Rover revealed its all-new Discovery, due to launch in South Africa in June 2017, at the recent Absa Cape Epic. Fans were able to get up close and personal with the three-row and seven-seat model at the Absa Cape Epic Prologue, and again at the Grand Finale at Val de Vie Estate.

4 Apr 2017

Serco wins tender to build two step deck flatbed trailers

Serco has been given the opportunity to build two step deck flatbed trailers for the South African Police Services. Serco has designed special features for the trailers as per SAPS request, by making use of steel fabrication and 3D modelling equipment. The trailer features a 10-tonne winch to...

17 Mar 2017

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