Tesla overtakes GM in market value as US stocks rise

2017-04-10 20:00

Tesla Motors has overtaken US automaker General Motors in market capitalisation.

Peugeot buys Opel: How does a German automaker become French?

2017-03-07 08:06

As the automotive industry goes about its latest show and tell meet at the Geneva motor show, the European car industry’s greatest change in decades has been inked.

GM pushing self-driving car rules that undercut competitors

2017-02-24 09:34

General Motors is trying to persuade state lawmakers to approve self-driving car rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road.

Not just Ford: 10 major car industry scandals

2017-01-19 12:12

Fords on fire, exploding airbags, cheating emissions tests... The motoring industry has seen its fair share of controversy. Here are 10 major scandals to hit the auto industry!

GM CEO: No change in production plans despite Trump tweet

2017-01-09 17:25

General Motors CEO Mary Barra says her company has no plans to make production changes due to criticism from President-elect Donald Trump

Trump's latest Twitter target: General Motors under fire

2017-01-04 07:11

In another tweet targeting a US company, President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to slap a tax on General Motors for importing compact cars to the US from Mexico

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.


Tesla rises above Ford as Wall Street snubs Detroit

2017-04-06 07:29

Tesla Motors has moved to within striking distance of becoming the largest US automaker by market capitalisation, a testament to Wall Street's growing ardor for Silicon Valley at Detroit's expense.

PSA said to be close to deal to buy GM's Opel unit

2017-03-05 12:49

PSA Group is closing in on a deal to acquire General Motor’s Opel unit to create Europe’s second-largest automaker.

US closes probe into fatal Tesla autopilot crash, no defect found

2017-01-20 08:25

The US Transportation Department its investigation into a fatal crash involving a Tesla car on autopilot, saying no defects were found in the system, including the emergency braking feature.

6 things we learned at the Detroit motor show

2017-01-13 11:42

The 2017 North American International Auto Show reflects an industry that's flush with cash but uncertain about the future. Here's 6 things we learned the show.

US car sales set new record in 2016

2017-01-05 08:27

The US consumer buoyed automakers to a big finish in 2016, with strong December figures, putting total sales for the year over the top to beat the 2015 record.

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?

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