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Illegal used car imports: Costing the country and consumer dearly

Each year, around 30,000 illegally imported used cars find their way into SA

 28 May 2024 Read more

AutoTrader Convention inspires dealers to see things differently
Dealers need to see things differently and view the industry through a fresh lens. That was the key message at this year’s AutoTrader Dealer Convention. Held recently in Sandton, the theme of the convention was #RethinkAuto – and the dealers present at this key industry event were encouraged to rethink strategy, technology and connection. 23 May 2024 Read more

AutoTrader joins global conversation on emissions reduction
AutoTrader CEO leads panel discussion on scaling zero emissions within the delivery sectors at COP28’s World Climate Summit. 20 Dec 2023 Read more

Do EVs make sense in SA?
South Africans are particularly polarised when it comes to the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in South Africa. Some believe that they have a bright future. Others have concerns – citing load shedding, a lack of charging infrastructure, and an unstable grid as overwhelming challenges. But what is the reality in South Africa – and what is the future likely to hold? 14 Dec 2023 Read more

AutoTrader partners with 2023 FIA World Rallycross
The FIA World Rallycross Championship returned to Cape Town's Killarney International Raceway this past weekend - and we are proud to reveal that AutoTrader was an official race partner. 13 Oct 2023 Read more

AutoTrader powers the e-mobility revolution
In its boldest e-mobility initiative yet, AutoTrader - a long-standing proponent of new energy vehicles - has announced that it will participate in E-Fest Cape Town. The event offers special events, festivities, and entertainment created to celebrate sustainability, alternative e-mobility, and renewable energy solutions. 18 Jan 2023 Read more

A comical take on electric vehicle misconceptions
Comedy goes a long way when it comes to educating people around misconceptions. And when it comes to the electric vehicle (EV), there are many. 14 Dec 2022 Read more

What to expect when you own and drive an EV. AutoTrader spells it out
There aren't many electric cars on our roads. Most South Africans have never even seen an electric vehicle (EV), never mind driven one. Understandably, little is known about them. And that leads to misconceptions. But those in the know can tell a very different story. 12 Dec 2022 Read more

AutoTrader's Annual #ElectricCarChallenge: EV results are in!
The second annual South African #ElectricCarChallenge, charged by AutoTrader has just taken place. Electric vehicle (EV) expert and AutoTrader CEO George Mienie - who participated in the event - says it served to highlight (and also resolve) some issues relating to new energy vehicles in the country. 8 Dec 2022 Read more

How far can my EV go? AutoTrader's #ElectricCarChallenge reveals all
AutoTrader's second annual SA #ElectricCarChallenge has yielded interesting results - most notably the fact that electric vehicles (EVs) typically have an approximate range of 272-307km when driven at a constant speed from 100 to 10% battery charge. 6 Dec 2022 Read more

Over R20.6m saved on AutoTrader's Black Friday car deals
A considerable saving on a big ticket item is not something to be sniffed at. And car shoppers took full advantage of the price cuts offered during AutoTrader's four day Black Friday sale. South Africa's largest automotive sale that includes cars, bikes and commercial vehicles, yielded total savings of over R20.6m for car buyers. 30 Nov 2022 Read more

AutoTrader announces significant enterprise development programme during SA Auto Week
AutoTrader - a headline partner of the inaugural SA Auto Week - is about to lift the lid on significant enterprise development and learnership programmes as well as products and services to assist small majority black-owned car dealerships. 31 Oct 2022 Read more

AutoTrader partners with SA Auto Week
South African Auto Week - organised by naamsa | the Automotive Business Council of South Africa (naamsa) - is taking place for the first time from 24 to 30 October 2022. AutoTrader is a headline partner of the event, which will see industry experts and stakeholders from around Africa and the world coming together at the Kyalami International Convention Centre. The event will also host the International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) General Assembly and its Council meeting. 21 Oct 2022 Read more

AutoTrader's new Instant Offer plans to compete with car buying services
AutoTrader has launched a unique service offering called Instant Offer, whereby motorists wishing to sell their cars can get a unique, market-driven valuation within minutes and a solid cash offer within hours. 8 Mar 2022 Read more

AutoTrader's inaugural electric car test sets vital benchmark for SA
With local interest in electric cars growing fast, you've no doubt wondered just how far such a vehicle is capable of travelling on a single charge in real-world South African conditions at a steady 120 km/h. Well, thanks to AutoTrader's new Annual South African Electric Car Test, we have insightful answers to this very question. 22 Feb 2022 Read more

EVs and BMW soar in popularity in South Africa, reveals Car Industry Report
Searches for electric vehicles (EVs) surged by 110% to half a million in 2021. BMW received a whopping eight million more Consumer Advert Views last year. And over 637 million online vehicle searches were conducted last year. These are just some of the trends to emerge in the latest AutoTrader Car Industry Report. 28 Jan 2022 Read more

Electric cars discounted this Black Friday on AutoTrader
It's Black Friday and the motor industry is, once again, offering unprecedented deals on used cars. This year, even an electric vehicle (EV) appears on the list in the form of a low mileage 2021 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 AWD SE with R90,000 shaved off its price. 26 Nov 2021 Read more

AutoTrader launches 360° virtual car viewing feature
In line with their continued pursuit of providing SA with its most trusted motoring marketplace, AutoTrader South Africa has launched AutoTrader 360Spin, a new feature for in-market car shoppers that allows a real world 360° view of a vehicle, from the comfort and safety of their own homes. 3 Jun 2021 Read more

AutoTrader CEO George Mienie commits to electric vehicles
"South Africa is at a tipping point: We must embrace electric vehicles (EVs) - not just because of the environmental impact, but also because of the economic benefits. This is something I've said time and again, but now I've put my money where my mouth is - by investing in an EV," said AutoTrader's CEO, George Mienie. 20 May 2021 Read more

Online vehicle searches climb
BMW is the most searched for car brand in South Africa, the Toyota Hilux is the most desired car model and online vehicle searches have grown by an impressive 54.1%. These are just some of the interesting findings contained within the latest bi-annual AutoTrader Car Industry Report, titled #ReBound. 5 Mar 2021 Read more

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