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NEWSWATCH: Ferrari ups production, Audi to keep Ducati

Ferrari has announced that it may raise its production output to 9,000 cars in 2018 and Audi has announced that it plans to keep Italian motorcycle brand, Ducati

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

The Volvo Ocean Race - a media machine
The Volvo Ocean Race - a media machine

Bizcommunity was privileged to receive an invitation to the Volvo Ocean 65 Practice Race, the in-port manoeuvres designed to give participants of the The Volvo Ocean Race a practice run

By Terry Levin 1 day ago

Sexy Aygo goes topless
Sexy Aygo goes topless

The funky Aygo range, which already brags with a Father Christmas bag full of way-out looks, has been given a further helping of chutzpah with the addition of the Aygo X-Cite which has a retractable black canvas roof

By Henrie Geyser 27 Nov 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
New to ridesharing? Here is what you need to know

The explosion of ridesharing services has occurred partially because of the prevalence of powerful smart phones being so prevalent, new technologies including next generation smart phone applications being developed, and a desire for those who utilise taxi-type services to have better, easier, and safer experiences

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 Nov 2017

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F1: here's what 2021 engine formula could look like

The current F1 engine formula is set to stay in place for a few more years, but the V6 turbo hybrid era is set for a significant change come 2021

By Hadlee Simons 6 Nov 2017

Audi RS 3 sedan takes the pole position
Audi RS 3 sedan takes the pole position

I drove 51 new cars this year and I could not decide which car to select as my personal Car of the Year for 2017 - until along came the Audi RS3 Quattro S Tronic sedan

By Henrie Geyser 3 Nov 2017

Electric vehicle benefits beyond skipping the pump
Electric vehicle benefits beyond skipping the pump

In the coming decades, it won't be a question of if the general public will adopt electric vehicles (EVs), but when. Naamsa noted that 2015 saw the adoption of 1.5 million EVs and plug-in hybrids worldwide

By Mike Whitfield 2 Nov 2017

NeXt-level adventure in the new Nissan X-Trail
NeXt-level adventure in the new Nissan X-Trail

The word 'SUV' it's definitely going to be on someone's "Most Popular Buzzwords for 2017" list at the end of the year. The thing with buzzwords though is, not everyone can get away with it. And 'SUV' is one word Nissan has gotten away with quite effortlessly

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Nov 2017

This is why Transport Month matters
This is why Transport Month matters

Since 2005, South Africa has been celebrating October as Transport Month and 12 years later, we may have forgotten just how vital the transportation sector is to our economy and our growing nation

By Mike Whitfield 30 Oct 2017

Audi Q5 is the new pace-setter
Audi Q5 is the new pace-setter

The second generation of Audi's Q5 has been given a generous helping of refinement and sporty looks which will further strengthen this popular people-hauler's grip on a highly competitive segment

By Henrie Geyser 30 Oct 2017

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New Code of Ethics for auto industry a "stop-gap solution"

Last month, the Department of Economic Development published a draft code of conduct for competition in the local automotive industry in order to address "anti-competitive behaviour" and promote "transformation to foster inclusive growth"

By Jeff Osborne 27 Oct 2017

Five quality Korean cars
Five quality Korean cars

As life in SA becomes more and more expensive, these five quality Korean cars are worthy of your attention, if you're thinking of foregoing the expensive German luxury brands

By Ané Theron 18 Oct 2017

Alan Knott-Craig
#EntrepreneurMonth: If you can sell your first startup, sell it

Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose

By Alan Knott-Craig 18 Oct 2017

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From survival to significance: the role of the SA automotive sector

One sector, in particular, has made a dramatic change in South Africa's short history as a democracy. Yet its growth is often overlooked

By Mike Whitfield 16 Oct 2017

Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report
Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report

YouKnow Digital in partnership with consumer insights platform Crimson Hexagon launched the South African Consumer Trends Report today, 12 October

By Jessica Tennant 12 Oct 2017

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Why the possibilities of connected cars are endless

With Gartner predicting that 64 million connected cars will be shipped globally in 2020, the question remains as to what the potentials of autonomous vehicles are

By Sven Hammar 9 Oct 2017

TransUnion releases Digital Dealers Guide
TransUnion releases Digital Dealers Guide

After 55 years of automotive dealers relying on a physical dealers guidebook for car valuation numbers, TransUnion has released its Digital Dealers Guide

By Ilse van den Berg 6 Oct 2017

The funky, #FunHunter Nissan Micra Active
The funky, #FunHunter Nissan Micra Active

We made our way to Jozi's oldest and one of the most fun playgrounds, Gold Reef City. Quite apt for the launch of the spruced-up Nissan Micra Active, otherwise known as the #FunHunter

By Ilse van den Berg 2 Oct 2017

The Ford Ranger FX4 is a foxy lady
The Ford Ranger FX4 is a foxy lady

She turns heads, that's for sure. Especially the little (or shall I rather say big) black number I had. Ford introduced its limited-edition Ford Ranger FX4, based on its 3.2 TDCi Double Cab 4x4 models earlier this year

By Ilse van den Berg 26 Sep 2017

Flagship Hyundai Elantra: Comfortable sedan with zippy performance
Flagship Hyundai Elantra: Comfortable sedan with zippy performance

The flagship 1.6 T-GDi of the Elantra range is a multi-talented family sedan with an appealingly naughty streak

By Henrie Geyser 22 Sep 2017

#Newsmaker: Brenwin Naidu on the Sunday Times' latest addition
#Newsmaker: Brenwin Naidu on the Sunday Times' latest addition

Tiso Blackstar Group's automotive standalone supplement, Sunday Times Motoring is going to be inserted into the Sunday Times Lifestyle magazine section, as Lifestyle Motoring

By Jessica Tennant 22 Sep 2017

McLaren to part ways with Honda, shifts to Renault
McLaren to part ways with Honda, shifts to Renault

NEWSWATCH: After months of speculation, the McLaren team has confirmed that it will split ways with Honda and has also announced that it has signed a three-year partnership with Renault

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Sep 2017

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Want to improve profits in the trucking industry? Focus on safety

Road freight's steady growth trajectory looks set to continue, but it is paralleled by a troubling rise in accidents involving trucks

By Morné Stoltz 13 Sep 2017

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#InnovationMonth: How AI will change the automotive game for the better

As the “fourth industrial revolution”, championed by the World Economic Forum's Klaus Schwab, gains momentum, it's thrilling to anticipate what this means for the automotive industry - and as a result, cities of the future

By Trevor Hill 11 Sep 2017

Tucson Sport ticks the right boxes
Tucson Sport ticks the right boxes

Dressed in go-faster sporty gear, the latest addition to Hyundai's popular Tucson range must rank as one of the sexiest-looking and best-equipped SUVs in its class

By Henrie Geyser 7 Sep 2017

Extra eye-candy for Renault Captur
Extra eye-candy for Renault Captur

Renault has face-lifted its popular compact cross-over Captur range with extra dabs of cosmetics, fancy techno-wizardry and the introduction of a R20,000-cheaper entry level Blaze model

By Henrie Geyser 5 Sep 2017

#RideRoundup: New Mercedes-AMG GTs, Volvo XC40, Pajero Sport
#RideRoundup: New Mercedes-AMG GTs, Volvo XC40, Pajero Sport

This week's #RideRoundup features the three new Mercedes-AMG GTs - the AMG GT Roadster, AMG GT C Roadster, and sporty AMG GT R, as well as the new Volvo XC40 and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Sep 2017

Suzuki Ignis - as sparky as its name suggests
Suzuki Ignis - as sparky as its name suggests

If you like your cars compact, manoeuvrable and blessed with the ability to leave the confines of tar every now and again, chances are you'll go for some sort of small crossover.

By Ané Theron 30 Aug 2017

Funky, multi-talented Fiat Panda
Funky, multi-talented Fiat Panda

The Fiat Panda is back on local shores with four models to choose from, ranging from two cute city slickers to two surprisingly capable bundu-bashers

By Henrie Geyser 28 Aug 2017

Honda adds more glam to CR-V
Honda adds more glam to CR-V

Honda has spruced up its fifth-generation CR-V soft-roader with pretty make-up, a more spacious interior, generous addition of techno wizardry and the introduction of a turbo-charged 1.5-litre model

By Henrie Geyser 21 Aug 2017

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