Nissan taking South Korea to court over emission claims
Nissan taking South Korea to court over emission claims

Japanese automaker Nissan said on Monday it is taking South Korea to court in response to Seoul's claims that it manipulated emissions data on a popular sports utility vehicle. Nissan noted that it has invested heavily in green car technology - particularly electric vehicles - and would continue to "strongly deny" South Korea's claims.

13 hours ago

Tiger Wheel & Tyre's emergency in-car must-have list
Tiger Wheel & Tyre's emergency in-car must-have list

Anyone who has ever endured a flat tyre while driving will know that at the very least it is necessary to keep a well-maintained spare tyre, a jack and a tyre lever in the boot of your car. However, Tiger Wheel & Tyre cautions that there are other potential emergencies that motorists should plan for.

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 14 hours ago

Exoskin: the programmable material
Exoskin: the programmable material

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institutes of Technology (MIT) have created programmable materials that bring otherwise stationary objects to life. Exoskin is a series of membrane-backed, rigid materials that can become broader and more versatile. The changing texture can introduce fluidity and the ability to sense into a variety of products.

By Jamie Matroos 14 hours ago

Semi-autonomous Volvo S90 SA-bound
Semi-autonomous Volvo S90 SA-bound

Volvo's flagship luxury sedan, the new Volvo S90, will be making its way to South Africa towards the end of 2016. As the winner of the 2016 WesBank/ SAGMJ Car of the Year title, new Volvo S90 is built on the company's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, and builds on the strengths of the all-new XC90 and reimagines them for the large sedan segment.

17 hours ago

18 drivers selected for MSA Motorsport Development Academy
18 drivers selected for MSA Motorsport Development Academy

Motorsport South Africa has confirmed that eighteen young South African race drivers will participate in the inaugural MSA Motorsport Development Academy running from 3-5 July.

19 hours ago

Mitsubishi Pajero Legend makes a return
Mitsubishi Pajero Legend makes a return

Mitsubishi SA has announced the introduction of the Pajero Legend II in both long- and short-wheel base variants. The limited special edition models will be available at dealers from the end of June.

1 day ago

Carmakers' wage talks 'robust'
Carmakers' wage talks 'robust'

The battle lines have been drawn across South Africa's car industry as employers began squaring up to labour for what are expected to be hard-nosed wage talks.

1 day ago

Toyota's crash-test dummy family expands
Toyota's crash-test dummy family expands

Toyota has expanded its family of virtual crash-test dummies by adding three new models to replicate the physical characteristics of children aged ten, six and three. The software, known as Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS), maps and simulates the injuries sustained by human bodies in vehicle crashes.

1 day ago

Jumia to become Africa's one stop online destination
Jumia to become Africa's one stop online destination

With a new vision, the Africa Internet Group is connecting its companies into Jumia's ecosystem which will give access to products and services from its e-commerce platforms.

24 Jun 2016

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VW to pay $10bn in US over emissions scandal

Volkswagen has agreed to pay $10 billion to settle a huge US civil case over its diesel emissions-cheating scandal, a person familiar with the negotiations told AFP on Thursday. As part of the settlement, Volkswagen would compensate owners of around 480,000 2.0-liter diesel cars up to $7,000 in cash each, and would also fund a programme to fight air pollution, the person said.

24 Jun 2016

New Caltex fuel formula with Clean and Glide Tech
New Caltex fuel formula with Clean and Glide Tech

The Caltex brand has reformulated its signature additive package with the addition of new Clean & Glide Technology. The new active ingredients are designed to clean and protect metal surfaces within the engine. Reducing friction - and thus wear and tear - between key engine components, the technology is said to help deliver enhanced engine protection and improved fuel economy with continued use over time.

24 Jun 2016

Fortuner is a capable good-looker
Fortuner is a capable good-looker

The much improved new Toyota Fortuner is destined to strengthen its position as South Africa's favourite family SUV with predicted sales of more than 1,000 a month.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 24 Jun 2016

Rolls-Royce's luxury vision of the future tells us more about ourselves
Rolls-Royce's luxury vision of the future tells us more about ourselves

Rolls Royce Motor Cars has unveiled a concept car that showcases what the firm thinks luxury vehicles might look like in 100 years' time. The "Vision Next 100" is a 5.9 metre-long zero-emission, self-driving car complete with an artificial intelligence virtual assistant and a silk sofa - but no steering wheel.

By Chris Ebbert 24 Jun 2016