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.

Ignition switch case: GM to forfeit R12-billion

2015-09-17 15:37

Federal authorities and General Motors reached a deal to resolve a criminal probe against the automaker. GM will forfeit billions...

Watch: GM's new 'active safety' facility

2015-07-28 11:43

Auto braking, all-round cameras... GM's doing its bit to cut the 37 000-a-year death toll in the US. Watch the new test centre at work.

GM ignition problem 'killed 124 people'

2015-07-21 07:41

General Motors' nightmare caused by faulty ignition switches could leave a huge hole in its bank balance through compensation.

Bigger 'n bolder: The new SA-bound Cruze

2015-06-26 10:09

Chevrolet has unveiled its new larger-but-lighter Cruze. We have details, specs and gallery of the new SA-bound sedan and hatchback!

GM thanks buyers for 500-million deals

2015-05-05 10:25

General Motors is celebrating more than 500-million vehicles in its 106-year history - even to a loyal customer who was born in a Chevrolet!

Ignition switch recall: Lawsuits still haunt GM

2015-04-24 11:11

Recall lawsuits, high costs... General Motors' recall of 36 million vehicles in 2014 continue to haunt the company. The company is facing more than 100 lawsuits...

Heads up! 50 years of HUD tech

2015-03-13 10:30

Head-up displays have come a long way since General Motors' concept way back in 1965. We look at the 50-year history of HUD units.

Exploding crash-bags: Rocket science?

2015-02-27 07:59

Ten automakers whose vehicles have been recalled due to exploding crash bags have hired a rocket science company to investigate.


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!

Spruced KB bakkie in SA: More punch for workhorses

2015-09-18 10:37

Isuzu has upgraded its KB in South Africa with the addition of three new bakkies to the range.

SA female engineer makes African auto history

2015-09-14 09:24

A South African automotive worker soared to the top of her field when she became the first certified female calibrator on the African continent, reports General Motors.

GM earnings double on US truck demand

2015-07-24 09:46

Growing demand in the US for GM trucks (bakkies) and better-than-expected sales in China have doubled first-quarter net income..

New Mexican plant shadow over US pay talks

2015-07-09 09:50

General Motors is set for tough contract talks with R240/hour US workers - prefaced by announcing a new Cruze plant. In Mexico...

Jewish cemetery lives on in GM factory

2015-05-13 13:55

Assorted tombstones, brick walls... the Beth Olem Cemetery in Michigan is like many final resting places - except it's in an auto factory.

Toyota beats VW, GM for No.1 automaker spot

2015-04-24 11:32

Toyota remains at the top in global vehicles sales after the first quarter in 2015, outpacing Volkswagen and General Motors.

Nicholls gets top post at GM Sub-Sahara

2015-04-07 16:38

General Motors calls Africa the 'next frontier for growth in automotive industry'. To help secure its future, it has appointed Ian Nicholls as president and managing director of GM South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Chev shows off its fastest 'Vette yet

2015-03-11 12:53

Chevrolet says its Corvette Z06 is its most track-capable vehicle yet and the most powerful production car so far produced by GM.

New Corsa: Let the engine tell the story

2015-02-19 21:07

Opel SA chose the mountainous Western Cape to launch its 2015 Opel Corsa range - pretty ballsy to punt a car with a one-litre, three-cylinder engine. You think...?

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