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South African automotive industry buying cycle

The South African automotive industry buying cycle relies on leading/lagging indicators. Every report AutoTrader SA has published gives car buyers and sellers data on consumer consideration, consumer demand, and consumer intent which answer car buyer questions like: Is now a good time to buy a used car in 2021? Buying a used car in 2021 means you have to take into consideration price and given that used car prices are increasing, perhaps you should buy a used car now! On the other hand, if a car buyer thinks the market will settle and prices will come down, then holding off [...]

AutoTrader Car Industry Report includes electric car (EV) data statistics

The AutoTrader SA Mid-Year Car Industry Report includes a brand new electric car (EV) data statistics section.  What types of electric vehicles are available in South Africa? Below are the 5 electric cars available in South Africa: BMW i3 Porsche Taycan  Jaguar I-Pace  Mini Cooper SE Nissan Leaf (discontinued) The Nissan Leaf is unfortunately no longer available in South Africa but a car buyer can buy the Nissan Leaf electric car second hand.  AutoTrader SA has updated the 2020 AutoTrader EV Buyer Survey to understand the psychology of the EV buying South African consumer. We have now updated the study [...]

#ChargedUp – 6th Edition AutoTrader SA Market Industry Report

#ChargedUp is the 6th Edition of the AutoTrader SA market industry report. The first market industry report was released in August 2019. Whenever we release something like this we take the view of testing the data in the market. There's no point putting something out if it's not going to be consumed.  Traffic to AutoTrader SA was moderately impacted by the looting recently. However, the positive news is once again, South African car shopping consumers are resilient. They have bounced back to the search level before the looting in South Africa. 3 key important areas addressed by the AutoTrader SA [...]

AutoTrader SA Mid-Year Car Industry Report

I'm proud to announce the launch of our 2021 AutoTrader SA Mid-Year Car Industry Report covering the period January to June 2021. This is the fastest we've ever released the car industry report after the end of a period. I'm very proud of the team - they have done a really stunning job on this report, By using AutoTrader SA ocean of data that we collect and compile on a daily basis. Following the recovery of a disrupted South African auto industry during the last year, auto businesses and everybody in our industry had to focus on paths towards a [...]