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naamsa | The Automotive Business Council Reports


February 2022

The South African new vehicle market started the year off on a positive note, continuing its gradual recovery towards pre-COVID 19 levels. Aggregate domestic new vehilce sales in January 2022...

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25 finalists for South African car of the year 2022


January 2022

...the final round of scoring will commence shortly and continue until early April. This round also includes data from Lightstone, which is used for automated scoring based on segment sales volumes and spec-adjusted competitor pricing…

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Total scans in 2021 60% up on 2020


January 2022

Scans on LIVE are an indicator of “intention to sell”. Increased scans can be interpreted as increased activity from owners looking to sell and purchase vehicles. Pieter Wessels, Managing Director of Lightstone Auto, highlights a positive increase in scans…

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Most powerful automatic SUVs you can buy for under R400,000

January 2022

SUVs are hugely popular in South Africa, with the SUV segment gaining large market share in the country over the past 10 years. In fact, according to data from Lightstone the SUV/Crossover body type was the most popular vehicle category in the country in 2021. This body type combined with...

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2021 South African car of the year winners announced

January 2022

The South African Car of the Year trophy, awarded since 1986, is South Africa’s most respected and sought-after motoring accolade celebrating automotive excellence.

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Used cars are holding their value for longer in South Africa

December 2021

Used vehicles are holding their value for longer in South Africa, according to the Lightstone Used Vehicle Value Retention Index...

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Here’s how many Hilux, Ranger and D-Max units have been sold in SA this year

December 2021

With 2021 drawing close to an end, we now have final figures of how many Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max and Mahindra Scorpio Pik-Up units have been sold in South Africa. The sales figures supplied by Lightstone Auto account for single-cab, extra-cab and double-cab body styles.

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Hilux vs Ranger: here’s which bakkie sold the most in October ’21

Novemeber 2021

Yes, we are already at the end of November but we finally have results for the double-cab bakkie race in South Africa with regards to the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux specifically, for October 2021. The information is based on what has been reported by Lightstone Auto.

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Lightstone Auto commit to Kinsey Report legacy


October 2021

Lightstone Auto, which provides data-driven insight, online market intelligence, and new vehicle sales data to the South African motor industry will, from November 2021, compile and distribute the Kinsey Report …

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Technology will change the game


September 2021

At this year’s InsurTech conference, Theuns Botha, Head of Design & Innovation at Lightstone was invited to present on the topic, ‘Is technology killing insurance?’.

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These are the best cars in south africa across every major category

September 2021

The automated scoring information was provided by Lightstone Auto, which provides data-driven insight, online market intelligence and new vehicle sales data to the South African automotive industry...

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Toyota Hilux vs Ford Ranger: here’s which bakkie sold the most in august ’21

September 2021

The month of August came to a conclusion three weeks ago but we finally have results for the double-cab bakkie race in South Africa with regards to the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux specifically. The information is based on what has been reported by Lightstone Auto.

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Hyundai scores best in 2021 NADA dealer satisfaction index

September 2021

It is most satisfying to see that the work and investment that we put into our dealer network pays off. Lightstone, which conducts the research in the survey, has included various in-depth analyses including problem area analysis...

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SUVS and Crossovers: vehicle of choice for women over the last decade

September 2021

Pieter Wessels, Managing Director of Lightstone Auto says, “The ever-increasing spending power of women is driving their purchasing decisions, along with the option of safety and convenience. Buying preference has shifted from the small hatchback and sedan towards the bigger vehicles.”

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