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Free Ses'fikile service plan to boost safety in the taxi industry
Free Ses'fikile service plan to boost safety in the taxi industry

In further support of the SA taxi industry, Toyota South Africa has introduced a complimentary three-year/60,000km service plan for all new Ses'fikile taxis sold from 1 August 2017.

23 hours ago

Six nations compete at Rotax African Open
Six nations compete at Rotax African Open

The Rotax African Open karting championship will see six countries competing on 20 August 2017 at the Zwartkops Kart Raceway. Entries have been received from Angola, Kenya, Mozambique, the UAE and Zimbabwe

1 day ago

How safe are you when you take an Uber?
How safe are you when you take an Uber?

Uber has been in the news yet again in South Africa as another incident left an Uber driver burnt alive

By Melissa Cohen 1 day ago

Calling Cobra car collectors, join Concourse Day
Calling Cobra car collectors, join Concourse Day

The annual Cobra Club Concourse Day will be held on 20 August 2017 at The Red Roman Shed, near the main entrance to Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, where organisers hope to attract 100 car entries for the event

2 days ago

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Automotive industry Code of Conduct shows progress

According to Right to Repair SA (R2RSA), progress is being made on a Code of Conduct that will bring much-needed change to the automotive industry

11 Aug 2017

Limited edition Beetle launched
Limited edition Beetle launched

Volkswagen has refined the new Beetle's design, engineering, and technology. For the South African market, the car manufacturer is launching a limited edition Beetle R-Line model with only 50 units available

11 Aug 2017

International showcase for commercial vehicle sector
International showcase for commercial vehicle sector

Organisers of Automechanika 2017 say that trucks, vans, buses, the transport and logistics industries, as well as materials handling will feature strongly at the show

10 Aug 2017

SA Endurance drivers head for Dezzi
SA Endurance drivers head for Dezzi

KwaZulu-Natal motorsport fans are in for some action when the Mopar SA Endurance Series heads to Dezzi Raceway outside Port Shepstone

10 Aug 2017

The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles
The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles

The ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 is perhaps the most significant policy announcement made by the UK government in the past decade (with the possible exception of Brexit)

By John Bryson and Tasos Kitsos 10 Aug 2017

Renault signs €660m deal with Iran
Renault signs €660m deal with Iran

TEHRAN, Iran: French automaker Renault this week signed a long-awaited joint venture deal with Iran worth €660-million ($779-million) to build up to 300,000 cars per year

By Siavosh Ghazi 10 Aug 2017

Electric car startup Faraday Future signs factory deal
Electric car startup Faraday Future signs factory deal

WASHINGTON, US: Electric car startup Faraday Future has signed a lease for a new assembly plant in California and reaffirmed its intention to start deliveries in 2018

8 Aug 2017

How did the VW camper turn into a £90,000 icon?
How did the VW camper turn into a £90,000 icon?

Only a handful of cars have ever managed to be considered both cute and cool at the same time. Fewer still acquire the kind of status that makes them sought-after collectors' pieces in old age

8 Aug 2017

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Tesla begins to deliver model for the masses

FREMONT, California: Tesla began delivering on a dream to make an electric car for the masses, rolling out the first of its keenly-awaited "Model 3" cars

7 Aug 2017

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The role of cities in the next automotive revolution

Ever-increasing urbanisation and the subsequent demand for development of cities is the catalyst needed to bridge both the greatest challenges and most creative solutions for a future of the automotive sector

By Trevor Hill 7 Aug 2017

Aston Martin: an unlikely ambassador for electric cars
Aston Martin: an unlikely ambassador for electric cars

Aston Martin has historically been Britain's number one stronghold of virile, automotive traditionalism, always offering vehicles with a robust core of well-proven, rather conventional technology

By Chris Ebbert 7 Aug 2017

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Nigeria signs oil financing deals with Shell, Chevron

Nigeria has signed financing deals with oil majors Shell and Chevron to develop projects that would boost reserves and revenue, the state-run oil firm said this week

4 Aug 2017

Toyota discussing stronger alliance with Mazda
Toyota discussing stronger alliance with Mazda

TOKYO, Japan: Toyota has announced that it would discuss strengthening its partnership with Mazda as reports said they were close to a deal on a capital tie-up and building a $1.6bn factory in the US

4 Aug 2017

#RideRoundup: Volvo S90 gets sporty, new Range Rover Velar, Peugeot 3008 SUV
#RideRoundup: Volvo S90 gets sporty, new Range Rover Velar, Peugeot 3008 SUV

In our #RideRoundup this week, we take a quick look at the sporty Volvo S90 R-Design, the new Range Rover Velar, as well as the Peugeot 3008 SUV

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Aug 2017

Diesel at cross-roads as Germany's car bosses, politicians meet
Diesel at cross-roads as Germany's car bosses, politicians meet

BERLIN, Germany: Bosses of Germany's powerful car industry and top politicians have met on the fate of diesel engines, as the sector faces an existential threat after a colossal pollution cheating scandal

2 Aug 2017

New-vehicle sales rise 4.1% to 46,719 units
New-vehicle sales rise 4.1% to 46,719 units

New-vehicle sales rose 4.1% in July, compared to July 2016, from 44,870 to 46,719 (video)

By David Furlonger 2 Aug 2017

Call for motorcycle dealers to stock Vermont Sales products
Call for motorcycle dealers to stock Vermont Sales products

Tool and accessory company, Vermont Sales, is looking for selected motorcycle dealers to stock a range of its products

1 Aug 2017

Autonomous vehicles to reshape the global economy
Autonomous vehicles to reshape the global economy

Forrester, in collaboration with Christian Austin and Sal Schiano, has researched the downstream impact of widespread automation in transportation

1 Aug 2017

Ford celebrates 100 years of making bakkies
Ford celebrates 100 years of making bakkies

Last week saw the 100th anniversary of Ford Motor Company's Model TT, a small truck based on the Model T car and launched on 27 July 1917

31 Jul 2017

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Los Angeles to have fully electric bus fleet by 2030

LOS ANGELES, US: Known for its bouts of heavy smog , the city of Los Angeles has announced plans to have a fleet of fully electric, zero-emissions buses by 2030

31 Jul 2017

New Rolls-Royce Phantom revealed
New Rolls-Royce Phantom revealed

As the next chapter in the Rolls-Royce story opens, the New Rolls-Royce Phantom points the way forward for the global luxury industry

31 Jul 2017

Ipsos survey shows Audi, VW top customer pleasers
Ipsos survey shows Audi, VW top customer pleasers

Audi and Volkswagen have won Gold awards for customer purchasing satisfaction for the fifth consecutive year in the prestigious Annual Ipsos Survey

By Henrie Geyser 29 Jul 2017

Working together to keep oil away from the environment
Working together to keep oil away from the environment

There has been a fair amount of news about recycling in automotive-related industries. Most of it has been about the demise of Redisa, the tyre recycling agency. But what about waste oil?

28 Jul 2017

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Pressure is on for South African motor dealers

At the recent Business of the Year roadshow, the director of the National Automobile Dealers' Association, noted that motor dealers in South Africa are under increasing pressure

28 Jul 2017

Duster with automatic appeal
Duster with automatic appeal

Renault has enhanced its popular Duster range with the introduction of a new EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) model which is guaranteed to further boost the popularity of this ruggedly cute SUV range

By Henrie Geyser 28 Jul 2017

Free tyre and road safety workshops in August
Free tyre and road safety workshops in August

In honour of Women's Month, Tiger Wheel & Tyre will host free tyre and road safety workshops for women at selected stores nationwide

27 Jul 2017

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