Motus Nissan is part of the Motus Retail & Rental Division, previously known as Imperial Auto, and remains Southern Africa’s largest vehicle group.
The Motus story dates back to 1946 with the opening of a motor dealership known as Barney’s Super Service Station, in downtown Johannesburg. After the successful growth of the business, the name was changed in 1964, to Imperial Motors. This original dealership laid the foundation for the Imperial Automotive retail division, which for years has been known as Imperial Auto.
In 1987 Imperial listed on the JSE as Imperial Holdings and grew into one of South Africa’s largest diversified conglomerates.<br><br>
In 2017, after a strategic portfolio realignment the then familiar business Associated Motor Holdings and Imperial’s vehicle divisions merged into one brand, Motus.