Kia Motors SA to attempt world's longest test drive relay
Kia Motors SA to attempt world's longest test drive relay

Kia Motors South Africa is embarking on what will be the world's longest test drive, for the launch of the new Kia Sportage, in South Africa during the week of 14 to 20 October. The test drive will kick off in Durban and end off at Cape Point, conquering six of the nine provinces over the seven-day record attempt.

2 days ago

The Iron Knight has beat two world speed records
The Iron Knight has beat two world speed records

Volvo Trucks' The Iron Knight, driven by Boije Ovebrink, now holds the official speed records for the 500- and-1,000 metre distances. With an average speed of 169 km/h and a time of 21.29 seconds, The Iron Knight beat the international speed record for 1,000 metres from a standing start. It also beat the corresponding record for the 500-metre distance, at 131.29 km/h and 13.71 seconds. The record run was carried out at a closed-off test track in northern Sweden.

2 days ago

Toyota voted SA's favourite car brand
Toyota voted SA's favourite car brand

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has scooped the Sunday Times Top Brand award as the best regarded car brand in the Consumer category in 2016. The 2016 survey results were announced at a glittering gathering in Sandton on Tuesday, identifying top brands in the business and consumer spheres based on thousands of interviews.

2 days ago

Auto, aerospace industries warm to 3D printing
Auto, aerospace industries warm to 3D printing

New 3D printing technology unveiled recently sharply increases the size of objects that can be produced, offering new possibilities to remake manufacturing in the auto, aerospace and other major industries.

2 days ago

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'Mad Mike' Whiddett drifts to local shores

'Mad Mike' Whiddett has drifted a car up a mountain range in his native New Zealand and powerslid across a frozen lake in Japan, and now he's set to excite South Africa's drifting enthusiasts as he heads to local shores in September.

3 days ago

Catch an autonomous flying drone to work
Catch an autonomous flying drone to work

International aerodynamics corporation Airbus is at the forefront of the air and space travel industry. While currently focused on setting up a drone delivery system in Singapore, the company is also looking into the development of a self-flying taxi service in a new venture called project Vahana.

By Kate Walker 3 days ago

Car makers flag SA as base for drive into Africa
Car makers flag SA as base for drive into Africa

The global automotive industry produced more than 91-million vehicles in 2015, 1.1% up from 2014. Of that number, Africa accounted for 960,527 units, with SA producing the bulk of these at 615,658.

By Mark Smyth 3 days ago

AAAM to unlock Africa's automotive development potential
AAAM to unlock Africa's automotive development potential

The development and promotion of a cohesive automotive strategy for the African continent is gaining new impetus due to the strategic vision and guidance of the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM)

24 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Blazing a trail for women in production
#WomensMonth: Blazing a trail for women in production

Meet Faith Lelaka, unit head of VWSA's paint shop, and the first black woman to be appointed at this level in the production environment. She has worked her way from a technician in the process lab to the production line and into leadership. Outside of work, she's a wife and proud mother of four.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Aug 2016

Volvo and Uber partner for autonomous car development
Volvo and Uber partner for autonomous car development

Volvo Cars and Uber are to join forces to develop next generation autonomous driving (AD) cars. The two companies have signed an agreement to establish a joint project that will develop new base vehicles that will be able to incorporate the latest developments in AD technologies, up to and including fully autonomous driverless cars.

23 Aug 2016

Vehicle recalls and the repair shortfall
Vehicle recalls and the repair shortfall

The number of vehicle recalls over the last decade has increased significantly. Unfortunately the number of vehicle owners bringing in their vehicles for the necessary repairs is nowhere near where it should be for the number of recalls, says Vishal Premlall, director of Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA). "This means that there are potentially millions of dangerous vehicles on our roads."

23 Aug 2016

Hyundai Tucson, the WOW car of the year
Hyundai Tucson, the WOW car of the year

It's no secret that when new cars are bought, women are in the driver's seat when it comes to the selection process. Contrary to popular belief, women tend to be a lot less emotional and more sensible about buying cars than men. Studies have shown that not only do women research more intensively online, but they also take more time to think things through before making their final choice. We also deem things such as value-for-money, efficiency, safety, reliability, and practicality a lot more important than the brand name, or how much of a status symbol the car in question is.

By Ané Theron 22 Aug 2016

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Toyota voted SA top car by Gumtree users

Gumtree South Africa conducted a survey on the differences between women and men when purchasing a car and found that Toyota was the preferred car brand for both men and women.

22 Aug 2016