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SA New Vehicle Sales Data: July 2012

SA New Vehicle Sales Data: July 2012

The new vehicle sales statistics for the month of July, 2012, were released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) last week on the 2nd of August. The Association commented that the July new vehicle sales reflected another encouraging performance with sales in all the major segments registering solid gains compared to […]

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SA New Vehicle Sales Data: May 2012

SA New Vehicle Sales Data: May 2012

  In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of May, 2012 – released today by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) – the Association commented that domestic new car and commercial vehicle sales for the month had registered strong gains compared to the corresponding month last year. […]

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2012 Ipsos Quality Awards for Sales and Service Experience

2012 Ipsos Quality Awards for Sales and Service Experience

  The Ipsos Quality Awards, formerly known as the Synovate Quality Awards, for Sales and Service Experience in the automotive industry were announced last week on the 25th of May. The Ipsos Quality Awards are divided into four categories; Passenger Vehicle (PC) Purchasing Experience, PC Servicing Experience, Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) Purchasing Experience and LCV […]

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SA New Vehicle Sales Data: April 2012

SA New Vehicle Sales Data: April 2012

  New car vehicle sales for the month of April registered a 10.5% improvement compared to corresponding month last year with exports showing an 11% decline. Aggregate Industry sales had improved by 4 034 units or 10.5% to 42 617 vehicles from 38 583 units in April last year well above the growth rate in […]

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SA New Vehicle Sales Data: March 2012

SA New Vehicle Sales Data: March 2012

DSWP3TDRCDWF NAAMSA commented that overall new car and commercial vehicle sales for the month had registered modest gains compared to the corresponding month last year. Aggregate Industry sales had improved by 2 552 units or 4.8% to 56 110 vehicles from 53 558 units in March last year. Total aggregate Industry new car sales during […]

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Travel Safe This Easter Weekend

Travel Safe This Easter Weekend

Odds are that a large number of South African motorists will be on the road this coming Easter weekend. I have to admit that as part of these holidays some remote part of my brain always waits to hear about road incidences and fatalities which is actually quite sad. I believe we can all do […]

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The Resurrection of Datsun

The Resurrection of Datsun

I’m filled with nostalgic feelings every time I think about Datsun, especially since many of those memories are of speeding on the freeway with my uncle behind the wheel trying to get to our destination as swiftly as possible. So when I heard that Carlos-Ghosn had made an announcement that Nissan would resurrect the Datsun […]

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New Vehicle Manufacturing Industry: Capital Expenditure 2005 - 2012

New Vehicle Manufacturing Industry: Capital Expenditure 2005 – 2012

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) on the 8th of February released figures on the Capital Expenditure within the automotive industry for the years 2005 – 2012. These figures represent aggregated data from the seven major vehicle manufacturers and one separate Truck and Bus manufacturer. As can be seen from the graph below the 2012 […]

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Supreme Springs at the Dakar Rally

Supreme Springs at the Dakar Rally

  Toyota South Africa made history this year by achieving 3rd place at the 2012 Dakar rally. The Dakar Rally is regarded as the toughest rally in the world. The Rally started off in the Argentine coastal resort city of Mar del Plata on January the 1st and finished in Lima, the capital city of […]

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2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The new A-Class was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show today . Mercedes hopes the car’s sporty styling will make it a strong competitor against the BMW 1 series and Audi A3.  The unveiling of the Volvo V40 should also add some competition to this luxury hatchback segment. According to an article written by Automotive News, […]

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