--
 
What you should know about Turbodiesels

South African motorists were rather late to arrive at the performance/economy party that is the modern turbodiesel engine.

What does your car say about you?

The vehicle you drive could have a direct baring on your personality. Take a look...

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.


 
NEXT ON WHEELS24X

Inside Wheels24

'The world has gone mad' - Would a ban on new petrol, diesel cars work in SA?

'The cost would be prohibitive', 'The world has gone mad', 'Government can't even get the Toyota Hi-Ace off our roads'... We asked readers whether a proposed ban on new petrol and diesel cars would work in SA.

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