The automotive industry is not Covid-19 proof, and will have to evolve just like every other industry post the pandemic. What are the digital and online options for selling, purchasing, and delivering cars in the future? Geely have taken the first step to innovate on how they will deliver a brand new set of car keys. VW and Audi have shown a human side… their logos have provisionally been changed, a nice touch. A Mitsubishi Diamante was taken back to the future and underwent a very cool transformation. Is there a timeline for all of our vehicles to be electric all around the world? And can the Tesla Model X filter viruses? Powered by AutoTrader.

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AutoTrader are doing their bit by self-quarantining as a company, and taking their business digital. Website activity is stable – which shows that customers are loyal to a well-run business, even in times of distress. Suzuki launched their S-Presso digitally, how did the industry and consumers respond? BMW are shutting one of their plants. How will businesses in the motor industry survive the Covid crunch? Uber and Lyft have suspended their ride sharing feature in most markets, but not South Africa. And a Russian man decided to take an unusual spin on a Mustang! Powered by AutoTrader.

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How does digital advertising actually work in the motor industry? AutoTrader is now making the K53 learner’s book available on their website – for free. Jeremy Clarkson has had a career change, he’s an agricultural guy now. Fuel taxes are rising, the Budget Speech gave us little hope about this. What could R5 get you back in the day? Geely are releasing an intelligent air filter. Don’t go to Dallas if you fear bed bugs… having said that, at least your rideshare vehicle will be sparkling clean. There’s an exterminator who’s doing God’s work. And Batman might live in Russia. Powered by AutoTrader.

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George Mienie reports back on what he considers to have been his best trip to America in 7 years. Why is the USA so great, are they doing anything in particular in the automotive industry that separates them from the rest of the planet? Cindy Alter answers the question, “Would you allow an autonomous car to drive you around?” Her answer is amusing. South Africa’s mimicary of America is not just in music and culture, the motor industry follows suit… is this a good or a bad thing? Is it a good idea to buy a Nissan NP300 after the recent crash test results? OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and the Competition Commission are on a collision course in South Africa – this one could be interesting. And Elon Musk is not happy with Bill Gates after his comments regarding electric vehicles. Powered by AutoTrader.

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George Mienie is in Las Vegas and he’s living the dream. He busts the myth that January is a bad month for consumers in the motor industry – second hand car sales touched on R10.2 billion, and that’s not a typo! Polestar are now officially thinking about the planet, they are going to aim to reduce 80% of plastic in the cars which they produce moving forward. Ford has created an emoji jacket for cyclists, safety first people. And Ferrari have revealed their 2020 vehicles, the SF1000. Powered by AutoTrader.

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Boris Johnson is hoping to ban diesel and hybrid cars in the UK by 2031. The X-Class is being discontinued in South Africa. There are a few patents which sound like genius ideas, but haven’t made it to the real world. Toyota South Africa is investing billions into South Africa’s economy, George reveals the full amount. Exciting times… South Africa will now produce a hybrid Toyota for the first time – the future is here! Powered by AutoTrader.

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If you want part ownership of a Mini, your time may be now. We’re going ‘Back to The Future’ with the DeLorean being reproduced as a limited range coming out soon. The legal blood limit in South Africa is now absolutely zero, stay away from those hot cross buns. Skijoring… have you heard of it? If not, George Mienie tells all. He also tells a touching story about how Devi Sankaree Govender’s investigative journalism helped his business. Powered by AutoTrader.

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George tells us that cars should always be utilitarian and that’s how you should calculate their value. The most versatile vehicle to buy is revealed. Tesla is now worth $100 billion, which means it’s more valuable than General Motors and Ford, combined! Laffite’s X-Road is a sight to behold. South African women are blazing a new path at Dakar, how cool is that! Powered by AutoTrader.

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Believe it or not, January is the peak time for car shopping. Subaru has a four letter gaffe, you don’t want to miss this one. Hydrogen fuel cell cars… are they safe? Who needs friends when you can talk to your Tesla? Electric cars are a great idea, but how long does it take to get a full charge? Powered by AutoTrader.

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George Mienie is back with a bang for 2020 and he tells us how he learned something new about car rental policies, insurance, and acts of God while on holiday. Uber and Hyundai have released plans for a flying taxi. We know Toyota builds cars, but now they’re building futuristic cities as well. And Rivian’s new 360 turning truck is something to behold. Powered by AutoTrader.

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