Automotive Trends 2018

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Fernando Alonso to compete in Le Mans 24 Hours, WEC

McLaren F1 driver Fernando Alonso, fresh from racing at the Daytona 24 Hours, will be competing in the World Endurance Championship (WEC), including the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours...

By Hadlee Simons 6 Feb 2018

Engen Polo Cup racing car is the sixth-generation Polo GTI

This year, for the first time in the Engen Polo Cup's 22 year history, the 24 competitors will compete for the championship in the sixth-generation Polo GTI...

29 Jan 2018

Autosport International to showcase cutting-edge motorsport technology

The 2018 World Rally Championship is set to launch at Autosport International next week. It is the first time a top-tier FIA World Championship has launched at the show in its 27-year history...

4 Jan 2018

Dakar legend enters 28th consecutive Dakar Rally

Cooper Tire 4x4 ambassador, Xavi Foj, who was honoured with Dakar legend status earlier this year, is preparing to enter his 28th consecutive Dakar Rally...

22 Dec 2017

The Volvo Ocean Race - a media machine

We attended to the Volvo Ocean 65 Practice Race, the in-port manoeuvres designed to give participants of the The Volvo Ocean Race a practice run...

By Terry Levin 12 Dec 2017

Highlights of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East

At the 100th race of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East at the Dubai Autodrome as part of the UAE National Day series, South Africa's Saul Hack finished second rookie and tenth overall...

12 Dec 2017

#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)

12 Dec 2017

Alfa Romeo to join Formula 1 again in 2018

After more than 30 years' absence from Formula 1, Alfa Romeo is returning to the sport in 2018...

5 Dec 2017

SA Bike Festival, AutoTrader join forces

International media and exhibitions company, Clarion Events UK, has secured a three-year commercial headline sponsorship from online automotive marketplace, AutoTrader...

30 Nov 2017

Engen Xtreme team shines

The Port Elizabeth-based Engen Xtreme / Terry Moss Racing team was honoured with the national Sasol GTC Africa title and the GTC Manufacturer's title for Audi on Saturday, 25 November 2017 at Zwartkops Raceway...

27 Nov 2017

Ducati launches Panigale V4, creates film to capture sound

Ducati has finally unveiled the much-anticipated Panigale V4 superbike. This is the first production Ducati with a four-cylinder engine, which is said to be "a delight to the ears" of any superbike fan... (video)

8 Nov 2017

F1: here's what 2021 engine formula could look like

The current F1 engine formula is set to stay in place for a few more years, but the V6 turbo hybrid era is set for a significant change come 2021...

By Hadlee Simons 6 Nov 2017

First Japanese auto brand to join Formula E electric racing

Nissan has announced that it will be joining Formula E electric racing from the 2018-2019 season...

2 Nov 2017

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International

Alfa Romeo Giulia, Abarth 595, Stelvio come out on top in polls

Recent surveys in various automotive magazines asked readers to give their opinion on what they think the best cars are for specific categories. Car manufacturer Alfa Romeo had three of its cars voted as the best.

12 Feb 2018

Nissan slashes profit forecasts after inspection scandal

TOKYO, Japan - Japanese car giant Nissan has slashed its forecast for full-year operating profit after admitting that a damaging inspection scandal last year had "adversely impacted" the firm's performance.

9 Feb 2018

Plotting a course for autonomous vehicles in India

With the rise of electric vehicles and the imminent arrival of self-driving cars in Western countries, relatively little has been said about the Indian automotive industry's initiative to develop similar technology.

7 Feb 2018

Porsche to double investment in electric cars

German sports car maker Porsche said on Monday it would double investments in electrifying its entire range by 2022, as parent company Volkswagen reacts to environmental scandals and new challenges from abroad.

6 Feb 2018

Driverless cars might follow the rules of the road, but what about the language of driving?

Recently, while on my way to the University of Pittsburgh's campus, I made a quick "Pittsburgh left" - taking a left turn just as the light turns green - while facing a driverless car.

By Abdesalam Soudi 26 Jan 2018

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