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Opel Adam supermini arrives in SA

2014-12-12 14:41

Opel intends to enter the luxury supermini arena with this cheeky little contender. Will buyers get value for money? JANINE-LEE GORDON gets in a clinch with Adam.

Automakers urged to repair 'exploding' air bags

2014-10-21 10:01

US authorities on Monday urged owners of vehicles with potentially deadly defective Takata air bags to seek repairs. The recall involves Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and General Motors.

Museum to fill Corvette-ruining sinkhole

2014-09-01 09:14

A huge sinkhole, that swallowed eight classic sports cars at the National Corvette Museum, will finally be filled. Sadly, five of the classic Corvette's could not be saved and will be on show in all their dented and wrecked glory.

GM plans to put Brazil workers on paid leave

2014-07-25 10:30

General Motors is planning to put nearly a fifth of its workers at a factory in Brazil on paid leave, amid falling output in Latin America's largest economy.

GM ignition switch recall: What went wrong?

2014-07-09 08:21

General Motors' attempts in redesigning its "cheap-feeling" switches resulted in 13 deaths, 50 crashes and millions of its cars being recalled. What went wrong with its ignition switch redesign?

GM recall: Families offered R10-million

2014-07-01 09:37

General Motors said it will pay at least R10-million in compensation to the families of each person killed in crashes caused by defective ignition switches in its cars.

GM top brass cleared in recall probe?

2014-06-05 15:37

General Motors is sighing some relief as senior management is about to be cleared in an internal probe of the automaker's recall crisis to which 13 deaths have been linked, according to reports.

US automakers see big gains in May

2014-06-04 08:34

Car sales have been rather gloomy in the US during the past few years and while South African sales have started to decline, the US is finally seeing a market boost.

Tycoon has high praise for GM's boss

2014-05-06 11:18

Business magnate Warren Buffett has praised General Motors’ new CEO Mary Barra rather highly, especially after she was thrown in the deep end of the automaker's recall mess.

Tycoon has high praise for GM's boss

2014-05-06 08:17

Business magnate Warren Buffett has praised General Motors’ new CEO Mary Barra rather highly, especially after she was thrown in the deep end of the automaker's recall mess.

China gears up for massive auto show

2014-04-17 14:01

As automakers will flock to Bejing for the 2014 Chinese auto show to showcase all the latest concepts and new models.

GM engineers 'on leave' in recall case

2014-04-10 14:56

GM has reportedly placed two of its engineers on paid leave while a lawyer has been hired to determine why the automaker was so slow in recalling 1.6-million cars in the US that have been tied to 13 deaths.

Hilux, Yaris in giant Toyota recall

2014-04-09 11:19

Toyota will recall 6.39-million vehicles for faults ranging from steering issues to seats in the automaker's second-largest recall yet. South Africa is affected!

GM's Barra 'apologises' for 13 deaths

2014-04-02 13:00

General Motors’ Mary Barra apologised to the families of 13 victims, who were killed due to allegedly faulty ignition switches in their vehicles, and said the automaker had a "civic responsibility to make things right”.

GM's Barra 'apologises' for 13 deaths

2014-04-02 08:47

General Motors’ Mary Barra apologised to the families of 13 victims, who were killed due to allegedly faulty ignition switches in their vehicles, and said the automaker had a "civic responsibility to make things right”.

GM sued over fatal teen crash

2014-03-25 11:45

General Motors has been hit with what is believed to be its first wrongful death lawsuit over ignition problems since it recalled 1.6-million vehicles in February. Two girls were killed and another severely injured during a crash in 2006 involving one of the vehicles GM recalled!

Tiny engines on way from giant GM

2014-03-20 15:22

General Motors is the latest automaker to announce engine downsizing - the company says it will roll out 11 smaller engines.

GM under fire to compensate victims

2014-03-14 14:42

General Motors is facing increasing pressure to compensate victims for an ignition defect that prompted the recall of 1.6 million vehicles.

Opel's hottest hatch yet revealed

2014-02-26 11:27

The Astra VXR Extreme, with more than 225kW, will be the most powerful front-wheel drive Opel yet . We have the specs - and take a look at the GALLERY.

Massive sinkhole swallows classic cars

2014-02-13 14:15

A gaping sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, USA and swallowed eight iconic cars. What's more, security footage captured the moment the classic cars tumble into the massive hole!

Massive sinkhole swallows classic cars

2014-02-13 08:04

A gaping sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, USA and swallowed eight iconic cars. What's more, security footage captured the moment the classic cars tumble into the massive hole!

Toyota ends 50 years in Oz

2014-02-10 10:22

Toyota is to close its vehicle production plant in Australia despite appeals by prime minister Tony Abbott - a move that will leave the country with no auto manufacturing .

Want to bid for first Camaros?

2014-01-18 10:00

Chevrolet will auction its first 2014 Camaro Z/28 and COPO Camaro, a race version with a serial number 1 of 69, to the public. Proceeds will be donated to charities.

Detroit show highlights: Day 1

2014-01-14 11:51

GM won the Car and Truck of the Year titles but Ford using aluminum in its F150 caused a bigger stir at the 2014 Detroit auto show. Dig through the avalanche of new models. Check out new models launched at the show!

 

Opel Adam drops fig leaf in SA

2014-12-03 13:49

Opel is gearing up to launch its 'ultimate lifestyle accessory' in a collaboration with SA's Leaders in Science of Fashion. Meet the Opel Adam... in advance of its SA launch.

GM steps into autonomous driving

2014-09-08 12:58

Under-fire new General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the company will introduce autonomous driving technology into its Cadillac models by 2017.

GM sales surge ahead: 7 new models for SA

2014-08-20 14:51

"Within our Africa Operations we sold around 107 000 vehicles during the first seven months of 2014,” reports Mario Spangenberg, president of GM Africa, as the automaker announces seven new models will be launched in South Africa.

BMW, VW still going as strike hits GM, Ford

2014-07-14 11:20

A two-week pay strike by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA is taking a toll on companies supplying components to the automobile sector.

Govt intervenes to end Numsa strike

2014-07-04 12:02

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant will meet with striking metalworkers and industry employers in an attempt to end a wage dispute that has turned violent.

GM top executives spared in internal report

2014-06-06 10:26

General Motors has issued a report detailing how for 11 years it turned a blind eye to an ignition-switch problem linked to at least 13 deaths.

GM recall probe to clear senior execs

2014-06-05 13:15

An internal probe of a delay in recalling cars with defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths is expected to clear management of blame, a report says.

GM recall: 'More than 13 lives lost'

2014-05-24 11:17

US safety regulators said that it is likely that more than 13 people died in General Motors cars recalled earlier in 2014 for defective ignition switches.

Tycoon has high praise for GM's boss

2014-05-06 08:45

Business magnate Warren Buffett has praised General Motors’ new CEO Mary Barra rather highly. Here's why...

China gears up for massive auto show

2014-04-17 14:42

As automakers will flock to Bejing for the 2014 Chinese auto show, environmental concerns and the slowing Chinese economic growth mean the road ahead could be bumpy.

China gears up for massive auto show

2014-04-17 11:15

As automakers will flock to Bejing for the 2014 Chinese auto show, environmental concerns and the slowing Chinese economic growth mean the road ahead could be bumpy.

Hilux, Yaris in giant Toyota recall

2014-04-09 15:26

Toyota will recall 6.39-million vehicles for faults ranging from steering issues to seats in the automaker's second-largest recall yet.

Angry families want GM prosecuted

2014-04-08 08:19

Families of those killed in General Motors' cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after those responsible but, legally, it's unlikely anybody will be charged.

GM's Barra 'apologises' for 13 deaths

2014-04-02 12:59

General Motors’ Mary Barra apologised to the families of 13 victims, who were killed due to allegedly faulty ignition switches.

GM sued over fatal teen crash

2014-03-25 14:27

General Motors has been hit with what is believed to be its first wrongful death lawsuit over ignition problems.

GM sued over fatal teen crash

2014-03-25 08:32

General Motors has been hit with what is believed to be its first wrongful death lawsuit over ignition problems since it recalled 1.6-million vehicles in February. Two girls were killed and another severely injured during a crash in 2006 involving one of the vehicles GM recalled!

Tiny engines on way from giant GM

2014-03-20 12:24

General Motors is the latest automaker to announce engine downsizing - the company says it will roll out 11 smaller engines from now through 2017. Now that's shrinkage...

GM facing billions payout for crashes

2014-03-12 08:56

General Motors new CEO Mary Barra is having her first crisis - answering why it's taken nearly a decade to recall 1.6-million defective vehicles that have been tied to 13 deaths.

Chev Sonic leaps into record books

2014-02-17 17:49

TV star Rob Dyrdek launched himself and a Chevrolet Sonic into the Guinness Book of World Records... and he did so going backwards.

Massive sinkhole swallows classic cars

2014-02-13 10:57

A gaping sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, USA and swallowed eight iconic cars. What's more, security footage captured the moment the classic cars tumble into the massive hole!

Oz crisis: 50 000 jobs to be axed?

2014-02-11 15:09

Ford, Mitsubishi, Holden, Toyota... Australia could be facing an economic crisis the likes of which haven't been seen 'since the Great Depression' with 50 000 jobs on the line.

Australia's last car maker calls it quits

2014-02-10 10:24

Toyota says it will stop making cars in Australia in 2017, as the car maker presses on with a R1bn investment at its Prospecton plant in Durban.

Toyota keeps world No 1 title

2014-01-23 14:32

Toyota has record 9.98 million vehicle sales, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen to maintain its title of world's biggest automaker.

Want to bid for first Camaros?

2014-01-17 10:52

Chevrolet will auction its first 2014 Camaro Z/28 and COPO Camaro, a race version with a serial number 1 of 69, to the public. Proceeds will be donated to charities.

GM: Refinement lures bakkie-buyers

2014-01-13 14:47

General Motors is banking on refinement to win back buyers of its bakkies as the it launches a new Canyon at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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