Well, that didn’t take long. Here’s Volkswagen AG’s fun celebration of the German football team’s 1-0 win over Argentina in last night’s World Cup final.
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.
Despite this year’s major disruptions due to industry strike actions, dealers are faring much better in 2010 than 2009 in terms of their share of retail sales. On a year-to-date basis the dealers have improved their share of the total market by 29,1 per cent, reports industry expert Roger Houghton.
CAR’s used vehicle expert predicts a bumper August for new car sales as consumers look to make the most of the break before the introduction of the CO2 emissions tax on September 1.
Now that the euphoria of the long anticipated Football World Cup is something of the past what lies ahead for the South African economy, which was artificially-boosted when the country prepared for and hosted the world’s biggest sporting event? asks automotive industry expert Roger Houghton.
The July 2010 Naamsa sales report shows that while new vehicle sales have shown some growth, there are signs of weakening in the usually buoyant commercial vehicle segment.
South African Adrian Zaugg put on his best performance yet in GP2 by qualifying fifth and finishing seventh in Sunday’s GP2 feature race, and going on to finish second in the sprint race – the Italian Trident Racing team’s first podium in two seasons.
Cape Town to Johannesburg in a motoring Blue Train. What better way to do “the trek” than in Lexus’ latest grand saloon, which boasts hybrid power and Shiatsu ‘on the go’? Mike Monk takes a family road trip to show off our country
June 2010 has generally been a strong month for new car sales, but our modest rate of recovery from last year’s economic depression and the distraction, albeit a welcome one, of the Soccer World Cup.
Are Fernando Alonso and Ferrari justified in complaining about the way officialdom handled issues around the Safety Car at the European Grand Prix?