--
 
Good debt vs bad debt: Get clued up!

A large percentage of South Africa is currently in debt and what is not always fully understood is that debt is not just debt.

SA's 7 worst in-car distractions

'When distracted, drivers’ reaction times are slower and they are much more prone to crash,' says the AA.

Vehicle sales still show growth

2013-06-03 19:40

MADE IN SA: Vehicle exports from South Africa to the rest of the world continued to rise during May 2013. Image: Mercedes SA

Johannesburg - New vehicle sales in May 2013, at 53 997, were 7.5% greater than in the same month a year earlier, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA has reported.

Dealer sales accounted for 49 113, or 91%, the vehicle rental industry four percent, industry corporate fleets four percent and the state only one percent.

EXPORTS UP, TOO

37 019 new cars were sold, 2192 (6.3%) up; light commercials, bakkies and minibuses reached 14 301, 1425 (11.1%) up, but the medium segment, at 961, was down by three but tempered by the heavy segment which, with 1716 sales, was up 136 units (8.6%).

New vehicle exports during May, at 26 325 were up by 3728 (16.5%) on May 2012.

Naamsa said: "Despite indications of a slowdown in economic growth in South Africa the automotive sector has continued to perform relatively well on a year-to-date basis, both in terms of domestic new vehicle sales and particularly in respect of new vehicle exports.”

Full details from the May 2013 Naamsa report.


 

Inside Wheels24

Top selling bakkies in SA: Hilux reclaims top spot in April

Toyota's new Hilux continues to dominate the local bakkie market. Check out the top 10 best-selling bakkies for April 2016.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.