Exports of built-up vehicles and automotive components from South Africa boomed in 2010, with vehicle exports up an encouraging 36,9 per cent from 174 947… Read more →
One bright spot for SA motor manufacturers was the jump in exports of built-up units in the first half of 2010, compared to the same period a year ago.
According to the 11th annual KPMG survey, global automotive executives see a stabilised industry, new investment and growth over the next five years, although they also remain cautious as profitability is still a concern.
Is BMW pulling a fast one, or is it onto something?
More than two years ago, we announced that Sealy, Texas-based Hennessey Performance was underway with an exciting project that combined American muscle and a high-tech lightweight chassis called the Venom GT. After we’ve had to make do with several grainy renderings, the firm has finally released official images of its latest brute.
VWSA will grow its export programmes for the new Polo and CrossPolo models, while new Vivo fronts local lineup…
An undoubted staple of the South African new car market for well over a decade, the Volkswagen Polo is now in its fifth generation (third generation in SA) and judging by the success of its predecessors and improved quality, looks set to take over the reigns as a bestseller once again.
At the opening of the Nelson Mandela Bay Logistics Park in Uitenhage yesterday, Volkswagen of South Africa announced the commencement of a major worldwide right-hand drive export contract for the all-new Volkswagen Polo.
There’s nothing wrong with the Honda Civic Type R, but if you ever felt that it needed an extra bit of poke to truly challenge its hot hatch brethren, be glad that its time has finally come courtesy of the engineering wizards from Mugen.
The global slowdown in sales has already taken a heavy toll on the export of built-up vehicles from SA. The volume has tumbled by more than 21% year-on-year for the first quarter of 2009 and the drop was share equally by car and light commercial vehicle shipments.