Ford says it will have a self-driving car by 2021

2016-08-17 07:18

Ford intends to have a fully driverless vehicle on the road within five years.

Canada to investigate fatality caused by defective airbag

2016-08-05 09:18

Canadian authorities launched a probe into faulty airbags after a ruptured inflator caused another death.

GM lifts 2016 forecast after strong earnings

2016-07-21 18:28

General Motors lifted its 2016 profit forecast on Thursday following strong second-quarter earnings as it again reaped rewards from booming sales of trucks and sport utility vehicles in its home market.

SHARE WATCH: Focus on international dealmakers

2016-06-21 15:53

Overberg Asset Management analyst Kirk Swart looks at shares which made interesting international movements in this week's five shares to watch.

Driven: Chevrolet Trailblazer - ageing but still in the SUV fight

2016-06-09 08:09

The Chevrolet Trailblazer has a tough battle against the likes of the new Toyota Fortuner and Ford Everest in South Africa. Is there any fight left in the big Chevy SUV?

GM to phase out cars without airbags

2016-04-16 08:16

General Motors says it's phasing out cars without air bags and other safety features after its Chevrolet Sail subcompact flunked a crash test in Latin America.

Record year for GM: Automaker plans huge bonus for workers

2016-02-04 08:56

Strong earnings in North America and China and a reversal of fortunes in Europe powered General Motors to a record net profit of $9.7 billion for 2015.

GM unites car-sharing services under one brand

2016-01-21 12:30

General Motors is putting all of its car-sharing ventures under a single brand called 'Maven'

GM catches new ignition switch problem early

2015-10-19 07:56

General Motors has saved itself from another dilemma with a new ignition switch problem caught early enough to prevent anyone from getting hurt.

Not just VW: 5 major car industry scandals

2015-09-23 09:06

The auto industry has seen its fair share of controversy, the latest being Volkswagen's emissions scandal. Here are five major scandals that have hit the car industry!


SA-built bakkie: How Isuzu’s KB is homegrown in PE

2016-08-12 09:13

The venerable KB has been built in Port Elizabeth for nearly 40 years. Ferdi de Vos finds out what it takes to produce Isuzu’s flagship bakkie in South Africa.

World's biggest automaker: Toyota in danger of losing crown

2016-08-01 14:32

Toyota is in danger of losing its crown as the world's biggest automaker in 2016 as sales fall behind those of Volkswagen, new figures showed.

GM sees self-driving cars as gradual rollout

2016-07-12 09:32

General Motors believes in autonomous vehicles as a safer mode of transport, and expects the technology to come more quickly than most people think.

GM: Steering wheels, pedals to stay in self-drive cars

2016-06-09 08:38

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra is pushing for auto regulations requiring the retention of steering wheels and pedals in self-driving cars.

Reader's 'trusty' Corsa Ute bakkie: 11 years, nearly 500 000km

2016-06-06 09:23

'11 years, 8 months and 481 484km, later my reliable workhorse is still going strong,' writes Wheels24 reader Mark Algra who pays tribute to his venerable Opel Corsa Utility bakkie.

GM recalls 6300 police cars for steering problem

2016-03-30 07:44

General Motors is recalling nearly 6300 police cars in the US because the electric power-assisted steering can fail.

Ready to wear: Designer makes gowns from car parts

2016-01-25 09:11

An automotive supplier commissioned a fashion designer to create four gowns from a material that also is used in the surface of the instrument panels of some General Motors cars and trucks.

GM to build fuel-cell bakkie for US military

2015-11-20 11:06

General Motors plans to build a hydrogen fuel-cell version of its Colorado bakkie for the US Army.

Beyond Volkswagen: 8 companies that have behaved badly

2015-09-28 07:16

Volkswagen's shocking admission that it rigged emissions tests in its vehicles is just the latest example of companies that have gotten into trouble.

GM to pay $900m, to settle case over ignition switches

2015-09-20 20:59

General Motors has agreed to pay $900m and sign a deferred-prosecution agreement to end a probe into its handling of an ignition-switch defect linked to 124 deaths.

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