Following more than 200 reported cases of faulty window switches on certain Toyota models in the USA, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has announced that… Read more →
It was a very good year for the industry in 2010, with growth of 24,7 per cent in total volume when the non-reporters are included. This lifted the total to 492 956 units, compared to the 395 186 vehicles sold in 2009. The value of total vehicle sales for 2010 is estimated at R130 billion – up 20 per cent over 2009.
A collection of some of the most newsworthy motor industry developments that took place during the fourth quarter of 2010 and start of 2011.
A summary of the most significant appointments in the motor industry during the fourth quarter of 2010 and the beginning of 2011.
A summary of the most significant appointments in the motor industry during the second quarter of 2010.
I had previously driven the Impreza WRX and absolutely loved it, with that in mind though the luke-warm RS just leaves you wanting more, it’s like getting used to Woolies food and then being told that in the future you have to buy everything from Shoprite.
Toyota South Africa has announced a recall service campaign to correct potentially-faulty accelerator pedal mechanisms in 52 546 cars, including Corolla, Auris and Verso models. However, CAR technical editor Jake Venter stresses that consumers need not be alarmed by the recall, because the number of claimed “sticking throttle incidents” in North America are, although not insignificant, relatively minor compared the number of vehicles sold in that massive market.
Toyota has announced that the recall regarding accelerator pedal issues would officially be expanded to other geographies, including South Africa.
Fuel has been a crisis many times in the history of South Africa and now there are multiple crises!
The performance of the new vehicle market at the end of the first half of the year indicates a degree of stability in the market, albeit at a new level from which to grow, says Toyota SA president Johan van Zyl.