Automotive Trends 2018

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Understanding the lifespan of vehicle parts: tyres
Understanding the lifespan of vehicle parts: tyres

Fleet and vehicle owners need to realise that many accidents on our roads are caused by worn and old tyres...

By Pieter Niemand 2 days ago

Rolls-Royce names new high-bodied vehicle Cullinan
Rolls-Royce names new high-bodied vehicle Cullinan

Rolls-Royce has announced that its all-new, high-bodied car "that will redefine luxury travel", will be called Cullinan...

2 days ago

Industry 4.0 at the heart of Manufacturing Indaba 2018
Industry 4.0 at the heart of Manufacturing Indaba 2018

This year's Manufacturing Indaba is set to explore the impact of Industry 4.0 and IoT on transformation in the manufacturing industry...

3 days ago

New Polo Vivo launched off the back of new Polo
New Polo Vivo launched off the back of new Polo

Many people might not be aware that the Polo Vivo hatchback has been the top-selling passenger model in South Africa for the past seven years. The new version is based on the fifth-generation Polo which has been enhanced both visually and technically...

14 Feb 2018

#CarTop12: Car Magazine's top 12 best buys
#CarTop12: Car Magazine's top 12 best buys

On Tuesday, 13 February 2018, Car Magazine, in association with Tracker, held its Top 12 Best Buys Awards event. Here are all the winners...

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Feb 2018

Toyota introduces all-new Yaris
Toyota introduces all-new Yaris

Toyota has launched an all-new Yaris, which has grown by 165mm lengthways and 5mm in width and has been reduced 45mm in height...

13 Feb 2018

New Jaguar E-Pace
Six defining design details on the new Jaguar E-Pace

The new Jaguar E-Pace performance SUV packs the design and performance of a Jaguar sports car into a spacious and practical all-wheel-drive vehicle...

13 Feb 2018

WEC dates change so Alonso can compete
WEC dates change so Alonso can compete

NEWSWATCH: The organisers of the World Endurance Championship has moved the event to enable McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso to compete for Toyota in every round...

13 Feb 2018

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

Built-in service plans - what are your options?
Built-in service plans - what are your options?

So, you've made the decision - you want to buy a car and you've decided which one. A big question you should be asking is how you want to service the car?

By Les Mc Master 12 Feb 2018

Jaguar F-Type thrills with topless fun
Jaguar F-Type thrills with topless fun

Okay, so the 221kW Jaguar F-Type convertible is the least powerful of the eight-model convertible range, but that certainly doesn't mean it is a slouch when it comes to generating a smile-on-your-dial adrenaline rush...

By Henrie Geyser 9 Feb 2018

Nissan slashes profit forecasts after inspection scandal
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

Image: Scania
Developing an urban transport generation

Following the introduction of trucks for long-haulage and construction in 2017, Scania recently revealed that it is extending its new truck generation design to other models, with the focus now on urban and additional low-carbon transport solutions...

9 Feb 2018

Peugeot introduces new flagship 208 GT-Line
Peugeot introduces new flagship 208 GT-Line

The new Peugeot 208 GT-Line is the revitalised new flagship for the range and comes with a host of premium, sporty equipment...

8 Feb 2018

German prosecutors raid Audi again in 'dieselgate' probe
German prosecutors raid Audi again in 'dieselgate' probe

FRANKFURT, Germany - German prosecutors said they had raided offices belonging to high-end carmaker Audi on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, the second sweep in a week related to diesel emissions cheating at the Volkswagen subsidiary...

7 Feb 2018

Bhasker Canagaradjou
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

2018 Knysna Motor Show promises 400 classic cars, motorcycles
2018 Knysna Motor Show promises 400 classic cars, motorcycles

The 2018 Knysna Motor Show, taking place on 29 April 2018, is aiming to showcase 400 classic cars and motorcycles.

7 Feb 2018

Untrained truck drivers placing strain on economy
Untrained truck drivers placing strain on economy

Arrive Alive figures suggest that 27.5% of accidents on our roads are caused by trucks and light delivery vehicles. Truck accidents accounted for 4.8%...

7 Feb 2018

VW to hold music festival for new Polo Vivo
VW to hold music festival for new Polo Vivo

Volkswagen will hold the #VIVOnation Festival in celebration of the launch of the new Polo Vivo.

6 Feb 2018

Fernando Alonso to compete in Le Mans 24 Hours, WEC
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

Porsche to double investment in electric cars
Porsche to double investment in electric cars

Porsche says it will double investments in electrifying its entire range by 2022...

6 Feb 2018

The manly beats version
#BewareTheConfidence: The new Polo is cool, confident, and classy

I recently had the chance to take the sixth generation Volkswagen Polo for a spin along the stunning Eastern Cape coastline...

By Ilse van den Berg 5 Feb 2018

Hyundai demonstrates self-driving fuel cell electric vehicles
Hyundai demonstrates self-driving fuel cell electric vehicles

A fleet of Hyundai Motor Company's next-generation fuel cell electric vehicles has completed a self-driven 190km journey from Seoul to Pyeongchang...

5 Feb 2018

Image: Airbus
Airbus tests self-flying taxi

Airbus has successfully held the first test flights of the Vahana, an electric, pilotless flying vehicle that it hopes will be able to ferry people around cities...

5 Feb 2018

Game-changing trends for the manufacturing industry in 2018
Game-changing trends for the manufacturing industry in 2018

When you think 'IoT', is your first thought newly affordable, available sensors being added to products after they've been manufactured? If it is, well I believe 2018 will change that...

By Antony Bourne 5 Feb 2018

Rental fleet market holds back new car market
Rental fleet market holds back new car market

South Africa's new vehicle sales dropped 8.9% year-on-year according to Naamsa's latest figures. A total of 45,888 new vehicles were sold in January 2018, compared with 50,386 units in the same period last year...

2 Feb 2018

Liz Segal
Women in the motoring industry

Manufacturers across the world are embarking on radical transformation in all areas of their business and automotive companies looking to develop a competitive advantage would do well to embrace diversity, taking advantage of the opportunity to foster disruption and innovation...

By Liz Segal 2 Feb 2018

Official Ferrari dealer announces 2018 internship programme
Official Ferrari dealer announces 2018 internship programme

Scuderia South Africa, the official Ferrari dealer is calling for applications for its second internship programme...

1 Feb 2018

Second petrol price drop may bring further relief
Second petrol price drop may bring further relief

For a second consecutive month, motorists can expect further relief at the pumps with the price of all grades of petrol and diesel expected to drop when the minister of energy announces the final petrol price changes on 7 February 2018... [Updated]

1 Feb 2018

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