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Ford's plans for drone-to-vehicle technology

Ford wants to unlock the full potential of drone-to-vehicle technology, to see the use of commercial drones as companion tools to vehicles...

2 days ago

#RideRoundup: New Ford Fiesta, Datsun Go Special Version
#RideRoundup: New Ford Fiesta, Datsun Go Special Version

Our #RideRoundup today features the new Ford Fiesta as well as the Datsun Go Special Version, which is particularly aimed at young customers in South Africa...

1 day ago

Public vs private transport

Cost, location, safety and lifestyle - these are the primary factors to consider when selecting the best mode of transport, and whether to buy a car or sell the one you have...

Issued by We Buy Cars 1 day ago

Volkswagen recalls new Polo hatchback

NEWSWATCH: Volkswagen has announced that it will recall an estimated 8,367 new Polo hatchbacks because of a potential 'technical issue' with the lock fixtures of the car's rear seatbelt...

3 days ago

TransUnion SA issues vehicle pricing report

TransUnion SA's Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI) reports that new cars were back in vogue during the first quarter of the year as competitive prices increased consumer demand...

3 days ago

#RideRoundup: Mercedes X-Class, Isuzu mu-X

In this week's #RideRoundup, we take a look at the recently launched Mercedes X-Class, as well as the Isuzu mu-X which is set to launch soon...

15 May 2018

Tesla announces plans for new Model Y

Elon Musk has officially announced the next model in Tesla's S3XY lineup. The forthcoming electric crossover, the Model Y, is scheduled to go into production early 2020...

By Jason Snyman 14 May 2018

Smart navigation tech knows when cars are on overpasses

When a motorist enters an overpass that runs parallel to a ground-level road, it's possible that their GPS navigation system will think that they're still on the lower road. As a result, the system will issue incorrect instructions...

By Ben Coxworth 11 May 2018

Theft on the move: how to safeguard goods and personnel in transit

With a spike in thefts from delivery vehicles causing havoc across the country, fleet owners and operators are looking for solutions to safeguard life and property...

By Morné Stoltz 10 May 2018

Rolls-Royce's first SUV finally makes its debut

Rolls-Royce launched its first SUV today. The Cullinan is named after the world-famous Cullinan diamond which was found in South Africa in 1905...

10 May 2018

Importing that dream car is easier said than done - but possible

One can import just about anything to South Africa, including cars, but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy...

By Jeff Osborne 9 May 2018

Understanding the lifespan of vehicle parts: car coolant

Coolant (or antifreeze and summer coolant) protects your engine from freezing and/or over-heating while defending components against corrosion. It also plays a critical role in sustaining overall engine heat balance by removing heat...

9 May 2018

Legendary Brabham name returns with BT62 racer

After some fits and starts, the Brabham name is back in business as a race car manufacturer with the debut of the awesome little BT62. The track-focused BT62 features a phenomenal power to weight ratio...

By Aaron Turpen 9 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Tech in the African automotive market

The African continent is the last frontier for the global car sales industry. According to the 2015 International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers' report Vehicles in Use, an estimated 44.8 million cars were in use across the continent that year...

By Michael Zahariev 8 May 2018

AutoTrader SA Bike Fest adds smoking new features

On the weekend of 25-27 May, AutoTrader, one of South Africa's largest online automotive marketplaces, brings the AutoTrader SA Bike Festival back to the Kyalami Raceway, with a pack of red-hot new features...

Issued by AutoTrader 8 May 2018

Tesla's problem: overestimating automation, underestimating humans

Tesla was hoping to produce 5,000 new Model 3 electric cars each week in 2018. So far, it has failed...

By Bettina Büchel and Dario Floreano 4 May 2018

New vehicle sales numbers contribute to market uncertainty

According to WesBank, the irregularity in new vehicle sales numbers continues to contribute to market uncertainty...

4 May 2018

Musk cuts off questions about Tesla's first quarter losses

NEWSWATCH: On Wednesday's quarterly conference call with analysts, Elon Musk didn't seem too keen to talk about Tesla burning through about $1bn during the first quarter as the Model 3 sedan production struggles continue...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 May 2018

2018 Mercedes-Benz S450 is "affordable" cake that you can eat

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a luxury favourite in the large sedan market, competing with finesse and ease against some competent and strong rivals. For 2018, the S-Class gets a bit of a refresh...

By Aaron Turpen 2 May 2018

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