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China's quota threat charges up electric car market

SHANGHAI, China: China's electric-car market is already the world's biggest, but a government proposal to introduce "new energy" vehicle quotas for automakers is further charging it up

12 hours ago

Two flying car prototypes launched on French Riviera

MONACO: Two flying car prototypes were launched on Thursday on the French Riviera, at an event showcasing "supercars" in Monaco [video]

3 days ago

Want to become a winning auto company in Africa? Here's how

Almost four years after Nissan ventured into auto assembly in Nigeria, it fills me with pride when I comment on our success as an auto company operating in Africa

By Mike Whitfield 20 Apr 2017

TransUnion releases Vehicle Price Index report

TransUnion released Q1 of the Vehicle Price Index 2017 today. The VPI report examines the link between the year-on-year increase in vehicle pricing for new and used vehicles

20 Apr 2017

China to build Volvo's first all-electric car

SHANGHAI, China: Volvo Cars' first fully-electric car will be built in China and will be based on on the company's new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) for smaller cars

20 Apr 2017

You may soon be sentenced to rehab for bad driving

Parliament has heard about a proposed rehabilitation programme to be launched at the same time as the new demerit system

By Sherryn de Vos 19 Apr 2017

World Car Awards names Jaguar F-Pace Car of the Year

The Jaguar F-Pace has officially been named Car of the Year at the 2017 World Car Awards. In addition, it also scooped the World Car Design of the Year title

19 Apr 2017

Engen Volkswagen Cup round two to take place at Kyalami

The second round of the 2017 Engen Volkswagen Cup will take place at the Kyalami circuit from 21-22 April 2017

19 Apr 2017

The need for skilled individuals in the tyre industry

The South African job market is becoming ever more competitive with the emergence of new industries requiring us to keep moving, be proactive, and not be the inactive spare wheel that sits in the boot

By Nobuzwe Mangcu 18 Apr 2017

D20 hatchback leads Chinese onslaught

Chinese automaker, BAIC, has begun its onslaught on the local car market with the introduction of a new D20 hatchback and sedan

By Henrie Geyser 18 Apr 2017

Tiger Wheel & Tyre launches 'Book A Bay' service for online purchases

The Book A Bay service on Tiger Wheel & Tyre's new e-commerce website allows shoppers to schedule a date and time to have the tyres or wheels they purchase online fitted to their vehicle

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 18 Apr 2017

Rolls-Royce, Nanyang Polytechnic create VR experience

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has partnered with Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) students to create a virtual reality (VR) experience for its Bespoke programme

18 Apr 2017

Tesla investor group seeks to limit Musk sway on board

NEW YORK, US: A group of Tesla shareholders has urged the electric car maker to recruit two independent directors to add to the company's board to limit the influence of Elon Musk

14 Apr 2017

What junk status means for car owners

South Africa has been downgraded to junk status by Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings. The long-term effects of being downgraded will lead to higher interest rates

13 Apr 2017

New car? Things to avoid for engine longevity

So, you've made the big decision, put down your deposit, and you finally get to drive that brand-new car home. But did you know that even the slightest early ‘mistreatment' can lead to engine problems

By Ané Theron 13 Apr 2017

Manufacturing growth down

Growth in the manufacturing sector fell again in February with signs that the sector will not make much of a contribution to GDP in the first quarter

By Sunita Menon 13 Apr 2017

Easter holiday: keeping your eye on the important things

While no one situation is the same, Cartrack shares some basic tips and things to consider when traveling this holiday, whether long distance or around the area where you stay

Issued by Grey 13 Apr 2017

Turkish F1 to return? Turkish president, F1 CEO meet

NEWSWATCH: Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met with Formula One CEO, Chase Carey, as the country plans to bring Formula One races back to Istanbul Park

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Apr 2017

Isuzu expands model range with X-Rider

Originally introduced in 2016 as a limited run of just over 700 units, the Isuzu model range has been expanded with the X-Rider model

12 Apr 2017

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Comedy defensive driving courses offer great experience

Who says that all driving courses are just boring lectures? Not all of them are like that, so you should take advantage of some of the online courses where you will sit back and enjoy the fun lectures. With the appearance of comedy defensive driving courses, things are now a lot more appealing and entertaining. Driving students can now learn everything there is about driving safety by listening to popular comedians. Although lectures are expressed in a funny way, the main message and content should always be taken seriously.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

Fuji Heavy Industries changes name to Subaru Corporation

TOKYO, Japan: Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has changed its name to Subaru Corporation with effect from 1 April 2017.

3 Apr 2017

Hyundai i30 N passes Arctic Circle test

As part of its final development programme, the high-performance model Hyundai i30 N has been tested on a frozen lake in temperatures as low as minus 30°C at Arjeplog, Sweden, by FIA World Rally Championship driver Thierry Neuville.

3 Apr 2017

Jaguar Classic to debut first ‘Reborn' E-type

Next week will see Jaguar Classic debut its first ‘Reborn' Jaguar E-type at the Techno-Classica Essen show in Germany.

31 Mar 2017

Ford SA CEO recalled to US

Embattled Ford SA CEO, Jeffrey Nemeth, who was forced to announce the recall of 4556 of its Kuga SUVs because of critical safety flaws in January, has been recalled to the US.

29 Mar 2017

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