Mercedes-Benz praised by readers in Auto Trophy 2015 World’s Best Cars

Stuttgart.  Mercedes-Benz has maintained its lead in the readers’ poll “Auto Trophy 2015 World’s Best Cars”: the brand with the star secured first place in four categories. Like last year, the C and S-Class won the categories “Best mid-size car” and “Best luxury saloon”. In addition, Mercedes-Benz was voted the world’s best brand and the brand…

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Embracing change enables fleets to be flexible and efficient

Dealing with the usual business-cycle and strategy fluctuations is difficult enough for any executive, but fleet managers have to stay upright while the entire foundation of the profession is shifting underneath their feet due to rapid and unrelenting technological advances. “Under such circumstances, only those who expect and prepare for change will survive,” says Dr…


Seasoned journalist joins Toyota’s PR Department

Toyota South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Mzolisi Witbooi to the position of Manager: Product Communications & Editorial, effective as from 16 November 2015. With over 15 years of journalistic experience, Mzo will certainly add value to the company’s editorial strategy, including providing editorial direction for Toyoto’s in-house magazine, Toyota Zone. Mzo…

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Allocation to SANRAL defeats e-tolls on two fronts says AA

Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy yesterday announced the allocation of R123 million to the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) as part of her medium-term policy statement. The Automobile Association (AA) said the allocation completely takes the users of the system out of the picture and places…


What constitutes a “convoy of vehicles” and do I need permission to travel with a convoy?

Question: Was wondering if you could help me with the following: We are an events/activation company One of our clients (vehicle brand) is wanting us to arrange a Convoy of 15x vehicles to drive through from Johannesburg to Durban during holiday time. Are there any rules, regulations or permissions we need to apply for or…

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New vehicle price inflation in SA slows as consumers continue shift to used cars

The latest Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI) report released by TransUnion today reveals that despite a significant depreciation in the Rand and a rising cost of living, new vehicle price inflation in South Africa continued to slow in the third quarter of 2015, as economic pressure weighed heavily on the pockets of both consumers and businesses.…

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Continental voted South Africa’s preferred replacement tyre

Continental has been voted South Africa’s top tyre brand for the fourth consecutive year at the 2016 Standard Bank People’s Wheels Awards in Sandton. The People’s Wheels Awards is run by the Future Group, in association with Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance. The annual nationwide survey of vehicle owners determines which automotive brands are…