Audi and Volkswagen win Gold in customer purchasing and servicing experience for passenger vehicles

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The Audi and Volkswagen brands have again taken top positions in the latest auto-motive customer care survey conducted by Ipsos in South Africa. This research, based on interviews with more than 20 000 customers in 2017, covered both the purchasing and servicing experiences. The research conducted by Ipsos is a valuable tool with which to measure customer service in the automotive market in South Africa. To support the credibility of the research, the sample of participating brands in the latest survey represented more than three out of every four new…

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Speedglas X3 Sets The Pace In Bronkhorstspruit

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Richard Leeke and Danie Stassen in the Speedglas Welding Helmets BMW put in a sterling effort in the Atlas Copco 400, fifth round of the South African Cross Country Series, which ended in Bronkhorstspruit on Saturday August 4. Their seventh place in class T was not a fair reflection of their pace though, but the crew has taken heart from their race time on the first loop, which shows they were right up with the very best in terms of outright speed. Unfortunately, an airlock in the cooling system –…

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Toyota C-HR, an all-new range topping model is introduced

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Grand Grade Offering more in the way of style, comfort, convenience and safety specification. The addition of the new aptly-named Luxury grade model, brings the derivative tally to four: Standard, Plus, Plus CVT and Luxury. Exterior Enhancements Distinguishing the Luxury model from the standard and Plus derivatives is an expressive bi-tone design. A black roof, roof-pillars and side-mirrors create the striking two-tone effect. The black upper section can be combined with four exterior colours to create a C-HR that suits the individual’s personality. The options are White Pearl, Cinnabar Red…

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Toyota Aygo Sharpened and Specced Up

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The second-generation Toyota Aygo debuted in 2015 with a highly-expressive design. For 2018, the bold ‘super-mini’ has gone under the proverbial surgeon’s knife and emerged with a fresh new design that simultaneously pays homage to the original “X”-motif and provides a rejuvenated appearance. Dashing Design The standout feature of the facelifted Aygo are the new larger projector headlamps, incorporating prominent LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) which utilise a light guide to trace the inner border of the headlamp housing. These stylised headlamps now form a point of parity with its…

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Top-10 best-selling passenger vehicles for July 2018

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South Africa’s total new vehicle sales were up by 2.6% year-on-year in July, with 47 881 units sold versus 46 671 in the corresponding month last year. According to data released today by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), the passenger vehicle segment, which contributed 67% of all new vehicle sales in July, was up 4.3% year-on-year with 32 108 units sold. * Sales figures are supplied by Naamsa and exclude non-reporting manufacturers.   The dealer channel which accounted for 80% of July’s sales, is up…

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