Which cars have the best resale value?

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Do you want to buy a car with an outstanding resale value? You will be very surprised to see which cars perform best in the resale stakes in South Africa… The best car in the country – in terms of resale value – is the Renault Kwid! This has been revealed by Darryl Jacobson, managing director of True Price, who adds that many of the cars with terrific resale values may well come as a surprise. True Price has data pertaining to thousands of vehicles sold on auction on its…

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Suzuki takes home two accolades at SA COTY

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Suzuki beat all comers in the Lifestyle Utility and Urban Compact categories at last night’s 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year Awards (COTY), held in Johannesburg. The Swift was picked as the winner in the Urban Compact category against the Nissan Micra and was called to the stage to collect the category prize. This category considered COTY finalists that offer exceptional value-for-money, good fuel consumption and the type of ease-of-operation that is preferred for city driving. “We are very proud to have received the prize as the best…

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500 000th Mercedes-Benz C-Class rolls off the line at the East London Plant

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Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA)’s builds on its rich heritage of 71 years of manufacturing in South Africa with the 500 000th Mercedes-Benz W205 C-Class rolling off the line at the company’s East London Plant. The milestone was achieved this Saturday, 16 March 2019. The East London Plant is one of four C-Class plants in the world that manufacture the luxury sedan. The 500 000th W205 unit milestone follows the mid-cycle facelift of the W205 model and coincides with the celebration of 25 years of manufacturing the C-Class sedan as well…

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Nissan LEAF is the best-selling car in Norway and the top-selling EV in Europe

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Sales of the award-winning, all-electric Nissan LEAF are surging throughout Europe as consumer appetite for electric vehicles (EVs) continues to grow. Norway has emerged as a standout market for the LEAF, with more car buyers opting for the EV over any other car on sale. More than 12,000* LEAFs found homes in the country in 2018, with the nation’s strong focus on sustainability cited for its sales success. This success is mirrored locally as the Nissan LEAF continues to be the bestselling electric vehicle in the UK**. Owing to consistent…

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Brand officially part of the 1 000+ unit club

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After a decade in South Africa and with the success of models such as the Jimny, Ignis and Swift, Suzuki is now officially part of the 1 000-unit club and a Top 10 brand to boot. Following the release of the official sales figures for December 2018 and a final calculation of the full-year sales for last year, the National Association for Automobile Manufacturers’ statistics confirmed that Suzuki sold 12 123 units in the last calendar year and grew by well over 30% in a year that the general market declined…

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