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Mercedes-Benz Gelandewagen: hardcore off-roader, now with all the frills

The legendary Gelandewagen started life as a rough, tough military machine before Mercedes-Benz and AMG evolved it into an incredibly profitable premium off-roader...

23 hours ago

Smooth sailing over tough terrain in the new Nissan Patrol

With 66 years of the Patrol brand history, the fact that it knows no boundaries, and is apparently known as the "king of the off-road", it is understandable that the Patrol has an almost cult-like following. Believe me, I've met a couple of them...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

E² Elevator: Accelerating entrepreneurial success for small businesses

Impact investment company E² continues to play a leading role in empowering and upskilling responsible entrepreneurs to unleash

2 days ago

#RideRoundup: Nissan Patrol, McLaren Senna, Lamborghini Urus

In this week's #RideRoundup, we look at Nissan's Intelligent Mobility premium flagship, the new Nissan Patrol, which has arrived in South Africa, the McLaren Senna, and the Lamborghini Urus... (video)

3 days ago

MIWA, Bidvest McCarthy address artisan skills shortage

Through an initiative of Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) and Bidvest McCarthy, 31 companies and 88 apprentices have applied for funding to address the artisan skills shortage in our country in the last year...

11 Dec 2017

Ex-VW exec sentenced to seven years for 'dieselgate'

A US court on Wednesday sentenced former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt to seven years in prison for his role in the German automaker's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal...

By Douglas Gillison 8 Dec 2017

London's iconic black cabs go electric

London's first electric-powered black cabs hit the streets on Tuesday, the British capital's iconic taxis getting a facelift for the modern age that should help cut pollution in the city...

7 Dec 2017

Sharp, new vantage point for British icon

Aston Martin is on the comeback trail. After years of being in a rut when it came to design and technology, the brand is going through a regeneration that started with the new DB11...

4 Dec 2017

New heavy truck, trailer factory in Ethiopia

A factory that produces trailers, semi-trailers and Sinotrucks and fuel tankers was inaugurated recently in Ethiopia...

30 Nov 2017

Hino 500 Wide Cab trucks now in local production

The new Hino 500 Wide Cab truck range is now in local production at Hino South Africa's assembly plant in Prospecton, near Durban, which involved an investment of more than R20m by Hino SA...

28 Nov 2017

Manufacturing Circle unveils plan to create a million jobs in a decade

The Manufacturing Circle has launched a plan containing constructive and actionable steps to create an environment in which manufacturing in South Africa can thrive...

27 Nov 2017

Nismo Heritage programme offers parts for heritage performance cars

Nissan has announced that its Nismo Heritage programme in Japan will make new replacement parts available for some heritage Nissan performance cars...

27 Nov 2017

Can platinum make a comeback in vehicles?

There are hopes that platinum could once again be used to make autocatalytic converters for petrol-powered engines, creating fresh demand for the metal amid a deepening supply deficit.

By Allan Seccombe 22 Nov 2017

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International

Norway puts brakes on plans for 'Tesla tax'

OSLO, Norway: Norway, a world leader of zero-emission vehicles, has abandoned plans for a proposed "Tesla tax", a controversial measure that would have cut a tax rebate granted to heavy electric cars.

24 Nov 2017

Car-sharing firm zips across to petrol vans in bid to cut diesel use

We have all heard of car-sharing schemes. Perhaps you have even used one while visiting other parts of the world, or the Locomute service in SA. Until now they have been about cars and the ability to jump into a vehicle in various cities around the world, drive to your destination and then park it for someone else to use.

23 Nov 2017

Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving cars

Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars said Monday it has signed an agreement to supply "tens of thousands" of self-driving cars to Uber, as the ride-sharing company battles a number of different controversies.

21 Nov 2017

Honda recalls 800,000 minivans over faulty seats

TOKYO - Honda is recalling about 800,000 of its Odyssey minivans in the United States over faulty parts blamed for 46 minor injuries, the company said, just a month after settling a huge lawsuit on other defects.

21 Nov 2017

New to ridesharing? Here is what you need to know

The explosion of ridesharing services has occurred partially because of the prevalence of powerful smart phones being so prevalent, new technologies including next generation smart phone applications being developed, and a desire for those who utilise taxi-type services to have better, easier, and safer experiences. The convergence of these factors has created some of the most dynamic new businesses, provided tens of thousands with additional incomes as drivers and given passengers better options when they need a lift.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 Nov 2017

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