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Future of automotive technologies: Insights for South Africa

According to the recently released Deloitte's Global Automotive Consumer Study, South African consumers are more likely to desire advanced automation technology when choosing cars...

2 days ago

#BizTrends2017: Key challenges for OEMs to tackle in 2017

I'm sure that everyone would agree that 2016 was a tough year as a result of our slow economic growth. Although we saw a definite decline in vehicle sales...

By Ricardo Coetzee 11 Jan 2017

Mazda to produce new CX-5 crossover at Hofu Plant

Starting from November 2017, Mazda will produce the all-new CX-5 crossover SUV at its Hofu Plant in Yamaguchi prefecture in addition to the Hiroshima Plant where it is currently produced...

20 Mar 2017

Tata Motors to enter long-term partnership with VW, Skoda

Tata Motors has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a long-term partnership with Volkswagen Group and Skoda to explore strategic alliance opportunity...

20 Mar 2017

Conference to provide advice on investing in classic cars

There are thousands of books, websites and experts when it comes to investing. Whether it is in stocks, fine art or even wine. But what about classic cars?

By Mark Smyth 20 Mar 2017

Opel Astra wins 2017 WesBank South African Car Of The Year

The Opel Astra is the Wesbank South African Guild of Motoring Journalists' 2017 Car of the Year, on the back of a multitude of awards both in South Africa and abroad for the 11th-generation Astra...

18 Mar 2017

Renault-Nissan Alliance introduces LCV business unit

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is creating a light commercial vehicle business unit in an aim to grow sales worldwide...

17 Mar 2017

Renault shares shift down after pollution report

PARIS, France: Renault shares skidded on Wednesday following a newspaper report that French investigators believe it had sought to dupe pollution tests...

16 Mar 2017

Intel, Mobileye deal to make Israel autonomous tech hub

NEWSWATCH: Intel is buying Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye for an estimated $15 billion...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 Mar 2017

Global startup vows autonomous car in US by 2020

WASHINGTON: A "global startup" which makes electric racing vehicles unveiled plans on Friday to sell a fully autonomous electric car in the US market by 2020...

13 Mar 2017

New smart tyre for future urban fleets

Goodyear has introduced the IntelliGrip Urban - a concept tyre designed for future-generation autonomous electric ride-sharing vehicles in urban areas...

8 Mar 2017

Ford tests 3D printing of large scale car parts

Ford Motor Company is testing 3D printing of large scale car parts using the Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer...

7 Mar 2017

Mitsubishi issues preventative recall on 7449 Pajeros

Mitsubishi Motors SA (MMSA) has issued a preventative recall on 7449 Pajeros for safety inspections and replacement of driver airbags...

6 Mar 2017

Fullback faces tough challenges

There is something incongruous about a Fiat bakkie but then the same applies to Mercedes-Benz bakkie, Renault bakkie and even more so, Maserati bakkie...

By Henrie Geyser 6 Mar 2017

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