Colin on Cars

News, views and interviews all about cars, motorsport and the motor industry.

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Weekly English South Africa Automotive
53 Episodes
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#053 Adapt and save fuel

Change your driving style to save fuel By making some small changes to the way you drive, monthly fuel saving could mean Rands in the wallet.
20 May 2022 7 min

#051 How you can save fuel

Fuel saving means cents in your pocket Changing your driving style can go a long way to reducing your fuel use and saving you meaningful money at the fuel pump.
21 Apr 2022 6 min

#050 Coping under Putin pressure

Auto supply chain further disrupted by Russian invasion. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has already sent oil price soaring and further disruptions to global supply chains are likely. However, the auto industry is resilient.
23 Mar 2022 4 min

#049 Car sales and electrification

Positive outlook for car sales this year. Today's guest: Håkan Samuelsson (President & CEO Volvo Car Corporation) With economies opening up, last year was good for some and predictions show promise for improved activity this year.
11 Feb 2022 9 min

#048 AARTO declared unconstitutional

Today's Guest: Adv Stefanie Fick (Executive Director of the Accountability and Governance Divisions at OUTA) In a landmark ruling by the Pretoria High Court, the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act (AARTO) and its Amendments have been declared unconstitutional and invalid. The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) challenged the…
15 Jan 2022 11 min

#046 Big things moving

Daimler Trucks and Buses SA goes it alone. Guest: Michael Dietz (President and CEO Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa) A new dawn for Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa as it prepares to start life as a standalone company from December 01.
12 Nov 2021 7 min

#045 Toyota Corolla Cross launches

Smarter mobility and smart thinking Guest: Andrew Kirby (President and CEO Toyota South Africa Motors) The Toyota Corolla Cross is the first hybrid vehicle to be manufactured in South Africa and ushers in a new era for the company.
5 Nov 2021 9 min

#044 Smarter Mobility - is Africa ready?

Can Africa progress towards greener motoring? Guests: Hiten Parmar (Senior Engineer - Electric Vehicle Systems uYilo eMobility Programme) George Mienie (CEO AutoTrader) Kumail Rashid (E-mobility Division Lead (Asia Specific) ABB) Henry Botha (Head: Strategy and Business Analytics: ABSA) Africa needs to develop a single, cohesive plan for moving its car-buying…
7 Oct 2021 16 min

#043 Peugeot 2008 is SA Car of the Year

Car of the Year and auto parts pricing inexorably linked We look at the SA Car of the Year Competition and the Automobile Parts Pricing survey and how they are linked through winners from the Stellantis Group.
30 Sep 2021 11 min

#042 Renault has Kiger by the tail

Kiger bites into the small SUV market and Toyota adds hybrid options Guests: Jaco Oosthuizen (MD Renault South Africa) Wayne van der Merwe (GM Products Renault South Africa) We take a look at how the market is playing out and why Renault has elected to introduce its small SUV, the…
11 Sep 2021 13 min

#041 Hyundai Palisade launches

Palisade takes Hyundai to the R1-million price level Guests in this episode: Stanley Anderson (Sales and Operations Director, Hyundai SA) Oscar Makola (Marketing Director, Hyundai South Africa) The Palisade moves Hyundai into the big leagues in more ways than one and marks its first foray into the R1-million club. The…
3 Sep 2021 6 min

#040 Chery relaunches in South Africa

Stylish new versions of the Tiggo spearhead the revival Today's Guest: Kathy Bell (Transport Specialist, Standard Bank) Now as a wholly-owned subsidiary of its Chinese parent, Chery is looking to crack the local market as well as supply sub-Saharan Africa. Kathy Bell from Standard Bank offers some advice for entrepreneurs…
25 Aug 2021 8 min

#039 Cape Town confirmed as host for Formula E

Cape Town's iconic backdrop makes city ideal for Formula E Cape Town ticks all the right boxes to be a host city for a round of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E world series of racing.
29 Jul 2021 7 min

#038 Mazda BT-50 launched

All-new Mazda and demystifying electric vehicle terminology We take a quick look at the new Mazda BT-50 and set about demystifying some of terminology associated with electric vehicles.
22 Jul 2021 11 min

#037 Software and autonomy

Volkswagen unveils electric plans The Volkswagen Group is transforming into a software-driven electric and autonomous driving mobility company.
16 Jul 2021 9 min

#036 Repairing the main arterials

Pothole Project forges ahead with road repairs The private sector is picking up where national and municipal systems have failed to keep the main road free of potholes.
8 Jul 2021 6 min

#035 Electrification and connectivity

The new eActros truck and Volvo's own operating system. In this episode: Andreas von Wallfeld (Head Marketing Mercedes-Benz Trucks) Hakan Samuelsson (CEO Volvo Cars) Mickey Kataria (Android) Mercedes-Benz Trucks launches its first fully electric heavy duty truck and Volvo Cars takes connectivity to the next level.
1 Jul 2021 12 min

#034 Trying to make sense of AARTO

Things you need to know Even though much needs to be clarified the AARTO rollout is still set for July 1. This episode attempts to try and make some sense of the very cumbersome and onerous legislation.
24 Jun 2021 12 min
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