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And the Kuga reputation once more goes up in flames...
And the Kuga reputation once more goes up in flames...

NEWSWATCH: The N3 south, near the London Road off-ramp near Sandton, saw some fireworks yesterday as another Ford Kuga burst into flames...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

Petrol price: How South Africa compares with rest of world
Petrol price: How South Africa compares with rest of world

Fuel prices in South Africa continue to climb on the back of a weaker Rand and higher international fuel prices, but how does the cost of petroleum in South Africa compare with the rest of the world? Let's take a look...

By Juliet McGuire 1 day ago

#TriedAndTested: The all-new Suzuki Swift
#TriedAndTested: The all-new Suzuki Swift

Suzuki is targeting millennials with its all-new Suzuki Swift model which it hopes will give them "all the right feels"...

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

Learn all there is to know about cars with Quickademy
Learn all there is to know about cars with Quickademy

A new online resource of how-to videos and blogs designed to provide consumers with vital information about tyres, shock absorbers, batteries, exhausts and brakes is now available...

2 days ago

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Uber yet to make car ownership obsolete

Millennials think Uber has removed the need for car ownership and that owning a car in the near future will be irrational. However, new research indicates that the complete takeover is yet to happen...

2 days ago

How traffic signals favour cars and discourage walking
How traffic signals favour cars and discourage walking

Traffic signals give priority to motor vehicles over pedestrians. This inequality undermines many of the stated goals of transport, health and environment policy...

By David Levinson 14 Jun 2018

Mazda MX-5 updated for 2019
Mazda MX-5 updated for 2019

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 has been substantially improved over the current model and boasts more power, more safety and upgraded technology...

By David Taylor 14 Jun 2018

Most fuel efficient petrol cars in SA (2018)
Most fuel efficient petrol cars in SA (2018)

The recent fuel price increases have South African motorists cringing at the pumps but if you are in the market for a new car, you'd be wise to choose a car that will consume as little fuel as possible...

By Gero Lilleike 13 Jun 2018

How the Ford F-150 became king of cars
How the Ford F-150 became king of cars

In April, Ford announced that it will be phasing out nearly all of its passenger cars in the United States...

By M. Berk Talay 12 Jun 2018

Land Rover is developing autonomous cars that can handle a wide range of off-road conditions (Credit: Land Rover)
Land Rover looks to take autonomous driving off-road

It's probably fair to say that off-road driving is more fun than the road bits. When the self-driving car revolution begins, people will mainly use autonomy for the boring bits like commuting and highway miles, and will likely handle the off-road portions themselves...

By Loz Blain 11 Jun 2018

What you need to know about the new Polo GTI and Polo Vivo Maxx
What you need to know about the new Polo GTI and Polo Vivo Maxx

Volkswagen has introduced the new Polo GTI as well as the new Polo Vivo Maxx. Here's what you need to know about these two new models...

8 Jun 2018

Ferrari wins best engine in the world, again
Ferrari wins best engine in the world, again

Ferrari's 3.9-litre V8 has taken the International Engine of the Year Award for the third year running...

8 Jun 2018

#TriedAndTested: VW Tiguan Allspace 2.0TDI 4Motion Comfortline
#TriedAndTested: VW Tiguan Allspace 2.0TDI 4Motion Comfortline

Volkswagen's new Tiguan Allspace model is spacious, elegant, and smooth. The main highlight of the Allspace is the fact that it has an extra row of seats, making it a large and versatile seven-seater SUV...

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Jun 2018

Most fuel efficient diesel cars in SA (2018)
Most fuel efficient diesel cars in SA (2018)

Here are the five most fuel efficient diesel cars currently available in South Africa...

By Gero Lilleike 8 Jun 2018

#RoadTest: Renault's self-shifting Kwid 1.0 Dynamique AMT
#RoadTest: Renault's self-shifting Kwid 1.0 Dynamique AMT

The French are an ingenious bunch. Responsible for modern marvels such as the Eiffel Tower and gastronomic delights like Coq au Vin, they've certainly made their mark in the automotive world as well...

By Ané Theron 7 Jun 2018

Flagship Audi Q8 revealed
Flagship Audi Q8 revealed

Audi has revealed its flagship Q8 SUV. Take a look at what the sporty-looking newcomer has to offer...

By Gero Lilleike 5 Jun 2018

Get to the pump! Official petrol price for June
Get to the pump! Official petrol price for June

NEWSWATCH: South Africans face yet another tight month as fuel prices soar to a record high this June. The department of energy has announced a heavy increase in petrol and diesel prices as of tomorrow, Wednesday, 6 June 2018...

By Ilse van den Berg 5 Jun 2018

How the fuel hike will put more pressure on SA agriculture
How the fuel hike will put more pressure on SA agriculture

It is estimated that a R1/litre increase in fuel costs equates to a R1bn increase in input costs per year to the agriculture sector. These costs manifest differently across the various industries from planting, harvesting, distribution and packaging...

By Paul Makube 5 Jun 2018

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Porsche Panamera 4S Sport Turismo: the best of both worlds?

It's more than 5m long, weighs in at around 1.9tons, yet dashes from standstill to 160km/h in 10sec. Plus it has plush seating for four, a huge boot, and the road manners of a sports car. Meet the Porsche Panamera 4S Sport Turismo...

By Deon Schoeman 4 Jun 2018

#TriedAndTested: Renault Clio R.S. 18 F1
#TriedAndTested: Renault Clio R.S. 18 F1

We recently had the opportunity to test Renault's new collector's edition, the Clio R.S. 18 F1, at Zwartkops Raceway in Gauteng...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Jun 2018

Hardcore Volkswagen Golf R coming
Hardcore Volkswagen Golf R coming

Volkswagen is developing the next-generation Golf 8, which is due to go into production in mid-2019 and can be expected to reach South Africa in 2020. The pinnacle offering, the Golf R, is expected to be more hardcore than ever...

By David Taylor 4 Jun 2018

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A long golden run for used vehicle sales is slowing down

The second-hand market has been a "buy-at-any-price" space for quite some time due to macro-economic pressures on consumers, over-priced new cars and online trading sites developing an increasingly accessible marketplace for used vehicles...

By Jeff Osborne 1 Jun 2018

Do self-driving cars eliminate the number of road fatalities?
Do self-driving cars eliminate the number of road fatalities?

A report by the International Transport Forum says that claims of self-driving cars avoiding 90% of road deaths are untested and that automated vehicles do not in fact promise more safety by eliminating crashes linked to human error...

1 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: How Africa's auto industry is faring on the digitisation front
#AfricaMonth: How Africa's auto industry is faring on the digitisation front

Digital transformation is affecting and reshaping the entire automotive business model - from design and production to distribution and retail. We find out more from Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Jun 2018

Could this be the end of Chrysler?
Could this be the end of Chrysler?

NEWSWATCH: Rumours have been circulating this week that Sergio Machionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), could announce the closure of one of America's oldest remaining automakers...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Jun 2018

#NewCampaign: Mercedes-Benz returns to Chapman's Peak w/ Net#work BBDO
#NewCampaign: Mercedes-Benz returns to Chapman's Peak w/ Net#work BBDO

Mercedes-Benz and Net#work BBDO today released the S-Class content piece that returns to the famous Chapman's Peak accident that Christopher White survived 30 years ago...

By Jessica Tennant 30 May 2018

Why Tanzania asked a Kenyan firm to build BRT buses
Why Tanzania asked a Kenyan firm to build BRT buses

Bus body builder Labh Singh Harnam Singh (LSHS) has been hired to build high-capacity buses for Tanzania government's bus rapid transit (BRT) services...

By James Kariuki 30 May 2018

BMW has built five prototypes of its Personal Mover Concept so far.
BMW's 'personal mover concept' takes factory workers for a ride

Automotive factories can be big spaces requiring workers to cover serious miles as they go about their business. In the case of BMW, some employees can walk up to 12km a day, often carting around parts with them...

By Nick Lavars 30 May 2018

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What you need to know about the upcoming fuel price increase

Another fuel price increase is expected for June with mid-month estimates reflecting an increase of 74c per litre for petrol and 81c per litre for diesel...

30 May 2018

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