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#BizTrends2017: The auto industry will face its biggest disruption yet

The auto industry has always faced massive disruption. The heart of the industry has always been engineering, and advances have shifted the balance...

By Jeff Osborne 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Carmakers primed to tackle new year challenges

Despite another difficult year for the automotive industry, car manufacturers are on top of the challenges and ready for 2017's expected trends...

By Mike Whitfield 10 Jan 2017

New Advantage Plus offers maximum benefits to Tiger Wheel & Tyre shoppers

Tiger Wheel & Tyre's new programme to reward customers, Advantage Plus, gives exclusive access to members-only special offers, great deals and the means to quickly and securely access the brand's online store...

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 2 Aug 2017

Free tyre and road safety workshops in August

In honour of Women's Month, Tiger Wheel & Tyre will host free tyre and road safety workshops for women at selected stores nationwide...

27 Jul 2017

How to keep your fleet safe on the road in foggy conditions

Knowing how to drive safely in dangerous weather conditions is imperative for preserving lives and keeping fleets and goods protected on the road...

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Jul 2017

Motor Industry Workshop Association appoints new director

Pieter Niemand has been appointed to head up the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)...

26 Jul 2017

Uber jacks up security in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya

Uber has begun the African roll out of its Real-Time ID in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya, in a bid to further improve passenger security...

26 Jul 2017

BMW denies collusion on diesel emissions

BERLIN, Germany: German luxury carmaker BMW has denied any collusion with industry rivals on emissions from its diesel engines...

24 Jul 2017

Daimler announces recall of three million diesel cars in Europe

BERLIN, Germany: German luxury car maker Daimler, which is being investigated for alleged emissions cheating, has announced a voluntary recall of more than three million Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles...

21 Jul 2017

Mazda extends recall linked to faulty airbags

Mazda South Africa on Monday extended its recall of some models, as it scrambled to fix defective airbags that could affect 19,000 cars in South Africa...

18 Jul 2017

MasterDrive, ProActive SA make vehicle recovery easier

MasterDrive has partnered with ProActive South Africa, an intelligence sharing database, in an aim to recover stolen vehicles faster...

10 Jul 2017

Rolls-Royce to provide Ethiopian Airlines with 20 Trent XWB engines

Rolls-Royce has won a $1.5bn order from Ethiopian Airlines to provide Trent XWB engines for ten new Airbus A350-900 aircraft...

28 Jun 2017

2017 motor dealer labour rate report

Lightstone Consumer has conducted an independent study among the dealerships of all major automotive manufacturers in South Africa to determine the current labour rates charged at dealership level...

22 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: The power of mentorship in skills development

In light of #YouthMonth, we had a chat with Engen's Paul Leask and Savtec's Hennie Richter about the Engen Engine Restoration Challenge 2017 and how it impacts the youth of South Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Jun 2017

Public protector to probe death-trap taxis

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has teamed up with the Special Investigating Unit on an investigation into the illegal conversion of panel vans so that they can be sold as minibus taxis to unsuspecting taxi owners...

By Sipho Mabena 19 Jun 2017

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International

The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles

The ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 is perhaps the most significant policy announcement made by the UK government in the past decade (with the possible exception of Brexit).

By John Bryson and Tasos Kitsos 10 Aug 2017

Renault signs €660m deal with Iran

TEHRAN, Iran: French automaker Renault this week signed a long-awaited joint venture deal with Iran worth €660-million ($779-million) to build up to 300,000 cars per year.

By Siavosh Ghazi 10 Aug 2017

How did the VW camper turn into a £90,000 icon?

Only a handful of cars have ever managed to be considered both cute and cool at the same time. Fewer still acquire the kind of status that makes them sought-after collectors' pieces in old age.

8 Aug 2017

Tesla begins to deliver model for the masses

FREMONT, California: Tesla began delivering on a dream to make an electric car for the masses, rolling out the first of its keenly-awaited "Model 3" cars, aiming to disrupt a world accustomed to automobiles powered by pollution-spewing fossil fuel.

7 Aug 2017

Aston Martin: an unlikely ambassador for electric cars

Aston Martin has historically been Britain's number one stronghold of virile, automotive traditionalism, always offering vehicles with a robust core of well-proven, rather conventional technology, endorsed usually by characters such as James Bond and Jeremy Clarkson. Aston Martins have always been the car for dyed-in-the-wool, old-school petrolheads.

By Chris Ebbert 7 Aug 2017

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