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Renault introduces limited edition Kwid Climber
Renault introduces limited edition Kwid Climber

Renault has announced the addition of the funky limited edition Kwid Climber to its range. To mark its exclusivity, the Climber will be limited to 200 units...

26 Apr 2018

Volvo reveals S90 'ambience' concept
Volvo reveals S90 'ambience' concept

Volvo has unveiled the 'ambience' concept; an idea that focuses on the sensory experience of chauffeured passengers in the car manufacturer's Excellence three-seater executive sedan...

26 Apr 2018

New report gives insights into global automotive parts, accessories market
New report gives insights into global automotive parts, accessories market

IndexBox shares some key findings from its newly released report called World: Parts and accessories of motor vehicles - market report. Analysis and forecast to 2025...

25 Apr 2018

Ferrari tests electric supercar
Ferrari tests electric supercar

NEWSWATCH: Ferrari CEO, Sergio Marchionne, says the supercar manufacturer has been quietly - very quietly - testing a gasoline-electric hybrid car "you could run silently"...

24 Apr 2018

Just like the VW Golf entered in the race in 1987, the I.D. R Pikes Peak will be powered by twin engines.
VW reveals first all-electric race car built to conquer Pikes Peak

After teasing us with series of silhouettes and flashy renders, Volkswagen has finally whipped the covers off its first all-electric race car, the I.D. R Pikes Peak...

By Nick Lavars 23 Apr 2018

Data shows Ford Mustang best-selling sports coupe
Data shows Ford Mustang best-selling sports coupe

The Ford Mustang is the world's best-selling sports coupe for a third consecutive year, according to IHS Markit light vehicle registration data...

20 Apr 2018

Lexus ES
Teaser reveals sharper, sportier Lexus ES

Lexus has released some teaser visuals ahead of its ES sedan's global debut next week Wednesday, 25 April 2018, at the Beijing international motor show, Auto China 2018...

19 Apr 2018

#TriedAndTested: Volvo XC40 T5 Geartronic Momentum
#TriedAndTested: Volvo XC40 T5 Geartronic Momentum

Earlier this week, I headed up to Johannesburg for the local launch of Volvo's first premium compact SUV, the XC40 which was also recently named the 2018 European Car of the Year...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Apr 2018

N3 Toll Route sees drastic reduction in road fatalities
N3 Toll Route sees drastic reduction in road fatalities

Data recorded by N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) shows a 40,63% reduction in fatalities between January to March 2018 on the N3 Toll Route...

19 Apr 2018

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VW to set up software development centre in Lisbon

Volkswagen Group is creating a software development centre for Volkswagen Group IT and Mand Truck and Bus AG in Lisbon, Portugal...

18 Apr 2018

Kia Stinger to debut in SA in August
Kia Stinger to debut in SA in August

Kia Motors South Africa has announced that a limited number of the Stinger is set to arrive on South African shores in August 2018...

18 Apr 2018

This is how AI will change the way you drive
This is how AI will change the way you drive

While there have been some recent setbacks (and there will doubtless be more) it appears that, with the massive investments in R&D, driverless cars will one day become a reality...

By Sherry Zameer 18 Apr 2018

Feisty Ford Fiesta ST200 for optimal fun
Feisty Ford Fiesta ST200 for optimal fun

As I went for my first spin out towards Cape Point after they dropped off the limited edition Ford Fiesta ST200, I immediately understood what they meant when they said "be careful when you put your foot on the gas"...

By Ilse van den Berg 18 Apr 2018

'RobotQuartz IV' for Total Quartz engine oil
'RobotQuartz IV' for Total Quartz engine oil

Total's car engine oil brand, Total Quartz, returns with a new international campaign...

Issued by Total 17 Apr 2018

A South African roadmap to premium electric mobility
A South African roadmap to premium electric mobility

South Africa can do more to create market access and deliver on an operating environment which makes for good business...

By Trevor Hill 16 Apr 2018

AutoTrader surges ahead after migrating print
AutoTrader surges ahead after migrating print

In April of 2017 AutoTrader took a leap forward, saying #ByeByePrint to the AutoTrader classifieds magazine that had been the staple of the South African auto industry for 25 years...

Issued by AutoTrader 13 Apr 2018

#RideRoundup: New VW Tiguan Allspace, new Audi A6 Avant
#RideRoundup: New VW Tiguan Allspace, new Audi A6 Avant

In this week's #RideRoundup, we take a look at the new VW Tiguan Allspace as well as the new Audi A6 Avant...

13 Apr 2018

The carbon frame from 2017's BMW HP4 Race - hopefully new production techniques will bring lots more of these lightweight carbon chassis components (Credit: BMW)
BMW develops process for fast, cheap carbon composite chassis manufacture

If there's one thing motorcyclists want more of in their lives, it's carbon fibre. Such is our fascination with the lightness of carbon that people will unironically bolt non-functional bits of it onto their bikes in order to make them look lighter...

By Loz Blain 13 Apr 2018

Ford's New Focus ST, Active, Titanium and Vignale represent the first fruits of a new design philosophy (Credit: Ford)
Ford throws the kitchen sink at new Focus, claiming it's "the best car in our 114-year history"

Ford isn't mincing words at the launch of its all-new Focus lineup, claiming it's "quite simply, the best car in our 114-year history."

By Loz Blain 12 Apr 2018

Rajesh Gupta
Rajesh Gupta new CEO of Mahindra South Africa

Rajesh Gupta has been appointed as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Mahindra South Africa...

11 Apr 2018

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All about the first Cape Automotive Forum

The first Cape Automotive Forum exhibition and conference will be taking place from 17-18 October 2018 at the Cape Town Convention Centre...

10 Apr 2018

Formal skills certification now available for taxi rank technicians
Formal skills certification now available for taxi rank technicians

Independent financer of minibus taxis, SA Taxi, has announced that it will be providing training for unqualified technicians currently repairing vehicles at taxi ranks...

9 Apr 2018

After nearly a decade, why are electric cars still an anomaly?
After nearly a decade, why are electric cars still an anomaly?

Tesla unveiled the world's first mass-produced electric car nine years ago - why aren't more people driving them?

By Jeff Osborne 6 Apr 2018

New vehicle industry sees upward swing
New vehicle industry sees upward swing

The new vehicle industry made an upward swing, with a total of 49,233 new vehicles sold reflecting a growth of 1.1% year-on-year...

4 Apr 2018

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Higher VAT challenges car buyers

Cyril Zhungu, head: dealer automotive retail at Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance (VAF) says while the increased VAT rate will have an impact on pricing, it will vary depending on purchase value...

4 Apr 2018

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All the World Car of the Year winners!

The Volvo XC60 has been crowned the 2018 World Car of the Year at the New York International Auto Show...

4 Apr 2018

Ronél Fester
South African fuel franchising sector continues to grow

According to the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA), the fuel retail sector contributes 8.5% to the South African Gross Domestic Product (GDP)...

3 Apr 2018

The Volvo V90 Cross Country - when an SUV just won't do
The Volvo V90 Cross Country - when an SUV just won't do

If ever there was a car that I put at the top if my "What I would buy if I won the lottery"- list, it's Volvo's V90 Cross Country - the sexiest wagon I've ever driven...

By Ané Theron 3 Apr 2018

Race to robot cars continues after fatal crash
Race to robot cars continues after fatal crash

SAN FRANCISCO, US - The race to perfect robot cars continues despite fears kindled by the death of a woman hit by a self-driving Uber vehicle while pushing a bicycle across an Arizona street...

3 Apr 2018

Self-driving truck startup co-founder leaving Uber
Self-driving truck startup co-founder leaving Uber

SAN FRANCISCO, US - A co-founder of a self-driving truck startup Uber bought to rev up its autonomous vehicle efforts is leaving the ride-share company, CNBC reports...

3 Apr 2018

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