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'Personal flying machine' maker plans deliveries this year
'Personal flying machine' maker plans deliveries this year

A Silicon Valley "flying car" startup, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video of its Kitty Hawk prototype [video]

8 hours ago

Racers ready for #SCBF Dezzi Festival of Speed
Racers ready for #SCBF Dezzi Festival of Speed

Forming part of the #SCBF2017 programme, the Dezzi Festival of Speed on 29 April 2017 comprises a number of fast-paced biking events

1 day ago

Competition Commission hosts workshop on automotive aftermarket
Competition Commission hosts workshop on automotive aftermarket

The Competition Commission has received numerous complaints from industry participants across the automotive aftermarket sector over a number of years. Therefore, in mid-March, through its advocacy programme, it hosted a consultative workshop

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 1 day ago

AutoTrader, first issue and last issue
AutoTrader moves to fully digital magazine, drops print

After 25 years AutoTrader is closing the print version of the magazine and will only be producing a digital version

1 day ago

China's quota threat charges up electric car market
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

2 days ago

Clio GT-Line: Richly furnished and fun to drive
Clio GT-Line: Richly furnished and fun to drive

Renault South Africa has enhanced its award-winning Clio five-door hatchback range with a stepped-up GT-Line model and it is a real show-stealer, both in looks and performance

By Henrie Geyser 2 days ago

Two flying car prototypes launched on French Riviera
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]

21 Apr 2017

TransUnion releases Vehicle Price Index report
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

Mike Whitfield
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

China to build Volvo's first all-electric car
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

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

You may soon be sentenced to rehab for bad driving
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

Engen Volkswagen Cup round two to take place at Kyalami
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

Rolls-Royce, Nanyang Polytechnic create VR experience
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

The need for skilled individuals in the tyre industry
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
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

Tesla investor group seeks to limit Musk sway on board
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

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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

New car? Things to avoid for engine longevity
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

What junk status means for car owners
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

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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
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

An employee at the Shell Agbada 2 flow station looks at the station from behind a gate in Port Harcourt on September 30, 2015.
Watchdogs allege Shell knew about Nigeria oil kickbacks

LAGOS, Nigeria: Corruption watchdogs alleged on Monday that Shell executives knew that money earmarked for a controversial oil deal was being used to bribe senior Nigerian officials, a claim rebuffed by the petroleum giant

12 Apr 2017

Digital transformation to affect entire automotive industry
Digital transformation to affect entire automotive industry

The automotive industry is facing unprecedented disruption. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 suppliers continue to see the importance of software investment in their growth strategies

12 Apr 2017

Hyundai Creta brand ambassadors Ayanda-Allie Paine and Leanne Dlamini with Hyundai South Africa marketing director, Oscar Makola.
How Hyundai is driving female brand ambassadorship

Another week, another car ad, but the new #CretaLightTheWay campaign by Joe Public for Hyundai is really gaining traction for putting female influencers behind the wheel

By Leigh Andrews 11 Apr 2017

Cape 2 Kyalami five-day motorcycle tour
Cape 2 Kyalami five-day motorcycle tour

Join South Africa Bike Festival for a “long way up” adventure from Cape Town to the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 22-27 May 2017

11 Apr 2017

Fire It Up makes Ducati an entirely different beast
Fire It Up makes Ducati an entirely different beast

I am always looking for any aid or performance part to try and move my way up the grid in the Bridgestone Thunderbike racing series. So, it wasn't long until my Ducati was loaded onto the trailer

By Clifford Ogle 11 Apr 2017

Maxus Global's 'From Zica to Tiago' campaign wins Grand Prix at 2017 World Media Awards
Maxus Global's 'From Zica to Tiago' campaign wins Grand Prix at 2017 World Media Awards

The 2017 World Media Awards, which celebrate the effectiveness of cross-platform, cross-border, content-driven advertising, have awarded the Grand Prix to Maxus Global for its ‘From Zica to Tiago' campaign for Tata Motors and the World Media Award for the 'automotive' category

10 Apr 2017

Precision driving experience for petrolheads
Precision driving experience for petrolheads

At the Rand Show, taking place from 14-23 April 2017, there'll be a new motoring experience awaiting car enthusiasts: 5,000sqm have been converted into a gymkhana track for precision driving sessions

10 Apr 2017

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