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#GIMS2018: What you need to know about the Audi e-tron prototype

Prior to the world premiere, the Audi e-tron prototypes were recently on display at the Geneva International Motor Show. The e-tron prototype offers a preview of the first all-electric model from the Audi brand...

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#GIMS2018: Goodyear moving tyres to the next level

The pace of technological change in the tyre industry is accelerating dramatically, largely focused on four core technology areas - fleets, autonomy, connectivity and electric vehicles. This is what Goodyear calls the new F.A.C.E of mobility...

16 Mar 2018

Tackling Tulbagh with tents and kids is child's play

About 30 minutes out of Cape Town en route to Tulbagh, I look in the rearview mirror and see my sister's face, happily stuck between my two nephews on either side of her. But, we all know these moments don't last very long...

By Ilse van den Berg 16 Mar 2018

Record results for AutoTrader, SA's leading online vehicle marketplace

Latest web traffic statistics from Effective Measure reveals that AutoTrader has retained its position as South Africa's favourite online marketplace for new and used vehicles...

Issued by AutoTrader 16 Mar 2018

The automotive sector has a bright future

As digital advancements transform the driving experience, they are also fundamentally changing how society engages with the vehicle in the retail environment...

By Trevor Hill 15 Mar 2018

#TriedAndTested: Jaguar E-Pace First Edition P250 and R-Dynamic HSE D240

With even the top performance and luxury brands like Jaguar, Porsche, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce verging into the SUV market, it's evident that the demand for SUVs and crossovers is growing...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 Mar 2018

Porsche Panamera scoops 2018 WesBank SA Car Of The Year title!

At the 2018 WesBank South African Car of the Year event, the Porsche Panamera took the top honours. Porsche is the only manufacturer to win the title for three consecutive years, and has won the competition four times...

14 Mar 2018

Namibia to build Peugeot and Opel vehicles

In a surprise announcement, Groupe PSA, the parent company of automotive brands Peugeot, Citroen and Opel, says it will begin assembling vehicles in Namibia...

14 Mar 2018

Factory output surges on higher consumption of food and drinks

Annual South African manufacturing output growth accelerated to 2.5% in January from December's figure, which was revised down to 1.8% from the 2% Statistics SA originally published...

By Sunita Menon 14 Mar 2018

Lexus F-Sport: Winning hearts and wallets

Lexus has been a determined soldier in the tough and highly-competitive battle for the hearts and wallets of South Africa's ever-growing army of SUV fans...

By Henrie Geyser 13 Mar 2018

German automakers biggest spenders on electric cars: study

FRANKFURT, Germany - Germany's massive car industry is the biggest investor worldwide in electric vehicles, a study found...

13 Mar 2018

Waymo self-driving trucks to start hauling cargo this week

Waymo has clocked up millions of self-driving miles since starting Google's autonomous vehicle project in 2009, celebrating five million of them by recently releasing a 360-degree video to demonstrate how its cars see the world around them...

By Paul Ridden 12 Mar 2018

Understanding the lifespan of vehicle parts: brake fluid

So how often should you change your brake fluid? This is a common question workshop mechanics get asked. The braking system of the vehicle remains one of the most overlooked systems in the vehicle and can be one of the most critical too...

By Dewald Ranft 12 Mar 2018

VWs using more diesel, failing pollution tests after recalls: study

SYDNEY - Volkswagen vehicles recalled and fixed after the worldwide "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal are using more fuel and still failing pollution tests, according to a study by Australia's peak motoring body...

12 Mar 2018

Now on! Don't miss South Africa's only virtual drag race

To take part in the annual AutoTrader virtual drag race, simply tweet your favourite semi-finalists in the South African Car Of The Year brought to you by WesBank competition...

Issued by AutoTrader 12 Mar 2018

Yamaha announces SX Sport Edition of its mega-seller TMAX maxi-scooter

Many years ago, I had the chance to interview Jeffry de Vries, an ex-World Superbike racer who, at the time, was the chief motorcycle tester for Yamaha Europe...

By Loz Blain 9 Mar 2018

#GIMS2018: Bentley's Bentayga V6 hybrid is its greenest vehicle yet

Bentley continues to build out the powertrain options for its Bentayga SUV, introducing a hybrid version at this week's Geneva International Motor Show. The Bentayga Hybrid signals Bentley's shift toward full electrification...

By Nick Lavars 9 Mar 2018

#GIMS2018: Concept Car of the Year goes to Mazda

This year's Geneva International Motor Show saw Mazda's Vision Coupe win the Concept Car of the Year title at the Car Design Night Geneva...

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Mar 2018

#GIMS2018: World Car of the Year finalists announced

The finalists of the 2018 World Car of the Year Award was announced at the Geneva International Motor Show...

8 Mar 2018

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Why car manufacturers need to change their outlook on the future

The world is changing. We are living in a new era and the new age calls for business re-invention, particularly for car manufacturers.

By Morne Bekker 5 Mar 2018

Infineon, SAIC set up electric car joint venture in China

FRANKFURT, Germany - German computer chip maker Infineon said on Friday it is teaming up with China's biggest carmaker, SAIC Motor Corporation, to produce power modules for the Chinese electric car market, the world's biggest.

5 Mar 2018

BMW plans electric Mini production in China

German auto giant BMW said on Friday it plans to build an electric version of its compact Mini in China, in a possible joint venture with local partner Great Wall.

26 Feb 2018

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