Who is Imperial Auto?

About Us


Imperial Auto is the well-known retail brand within the Motus group, formerly known as Imperial Holdings and represents all the major automotive brands in this dealer network. Motus Corporation, Southern Africa’s largest leading automotive retail organisation, has a story that dates back to 1946 with the opening of a humble motor dealership in downtown Johannesburg, Barney’s Super Service Station. In 1964 the business adopted the Imperial name, which laid the foundation for the Imperial Automotive retail division.

In 1987 Imperial listed on the JSE as Imperial Holdings, and grew into one of South Africa’s largest diversified conglomerates. Following a strategic portfolio realignment in 2017, the then familiar business Associated Motor Holdings and Imperial’s vehicle divisions merged into one brand, Motus, which was later listed on the JSE on 22 November 2018.

Today Motus is renowned for its long-standing importer and retail partnerships with leading automotive manufacturers. We represent 22 OEMs through 321 vehicle dealerships, which includes 77 pre-owned dealerships, 226 passenger vehicle and 18 commercial vehicle dealerships. Read more on Motus

Our Brands

Abarth
Alfa Romeo
Audi
BMW
Hyundai
Kia
Lexus
Mazda
Mercedes
Mini
Mitsubishi
Nissan
Opel
Renault
Subaru
toyota
Volkswagen
Volvo
Smart

The Imperial Auto Promise

Guaranteed Quality

Guaranteed Quality

Our used cars are GUARANTEED NOT STOLEN OR REBUILT so you can shop your next car with ultimate PEACE OF MIND

 

Trust and Simplicity

Trust and Simplicity

Browse and compare TRUSTED DEALER cars, specials and exclusive deals all on one site. We are home to SA’s MOST POPULAR BRANDS including renowned dealer groups from Lindsay Saker and Motus Toyota to Cargo Motors and Motus Ford.

 

Large Variety

Large Variety

Browse 22 of SA’s most popular VEHICLE BRANDS across 70+ DEALERSHIPS nationwide

 

Why Shop Imperial Auto

Shop our certified used cars with total transparency, so that you know as much about your selected car as we do.

We show you all the angles, features and vehicle inspection report allowing you to be in the know of every detail on your chosen car, before you buy it.

This industry-first vehicle inspection report is available under the “Be in the know” section of each used car. Let our team of dealer experts take you on a virtual tour of your car’s overall condition, service history and what to expect under the hood – all from the comfort of your couch! Here are the overall categories:

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Quick Response

Quick Response

Our dealers and chat agents are on stand-by and ready to help you on your next car enquiry within minutes. Pop us your number and we’ll call you back!

Virtual Showroom

Virtual Showroom

We try our best to provide you with high-resolution images of all our used cars from every angle – inside and out. Equipping you to get an up-close view on your favourite car – no blind spots.

Test Drive Booking

Test Drive Booking

We always recommend a test drive when buying a car - new or used. With our quick and easy online booking, you can take that special car you’ve had your eye on for a spin.

Chat To Us

Chat To Us

We want to make it as easy as possible for you get your next car. Whether it's chatting on Facebook, email or WhatsApp we have 6 methods of contact available to you.

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Why South African Consumers Love Imperial Auto Dealers
"Good service. Workers are actually friendly and helpful. I actually bought my car at Mastercars at a very affordable price and it's in great conditions. I recommend Johan for good service, especially for 1st time car buyers."

Nikita Letsie

Motus Renault Menlyn

Value and Vision

Value

Value

To be fair, accountable, driven and ensure that we operate in an environmentally friendly and responsible manner. This includes complying with rules and regulations, dealing at the highest levels of integrity and ethics, and ensuring business practices are non-discriminatory.

Vision

Vision

To improve people’s lives by envisioning, innovating and creating new avenues of access to leading edge mobility solutions (products and services) at competitive prices through our strong relationships with suppliers and principals, while ensuring sustainable value creation for all stakeholders. We aim to exceed employees’ and client expectations and become OEM’s trusted partner of choice in the geographies in which we operate.

Support Initiatives

Motus is a proud national sponsor of Nomads Golfers. This is a sponsorship that generously gives back to the community in a way that advances the great game of golf. Motus has been a loyal supporter to Nomads since 2014 and is particularly encouraged by the great work done through the Furtherance of Golf Nomads Foundation.

Nomads is held in high esteem by the main amateur bodies in South Africa, being Golf RSA (the unified body of the South African Golf Association and Women’s Golf South Africa), the South African Disabled Golf Association and the South African Golf Development Board. Read more.

 

In addition, Motus has Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programmes that support basic education, youth development and road safety. Please read more about these initiatives that bring hope, care and advancement to the communities we serve.

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Careers

Motus employs close to 18,000 people and every single one of them is an essential cog in a well-oiled machine. If you want to join this winning team please visit our Careers Portal to search for available opportunities.

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