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Emissions scandal: VW to spend R15-billion to buy-back affected cars

2016-04-21 08:56

Underfire automaker Volkswagen has reportedly struck a deal with the US government and affected owners of cars they fitted with an emissions-cheating device.

US safety head: Takata recall won't make cars safer

2016-03-01 11:33

The US top auto safety regulator says an immediate recall of all airbags made by Takata Corp wouldn't provide any safety benefits and could exceed the government's legal authority.

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'

Volvo debuts SA-bound S90 at Detroit auto show

2016-01-13 11:44

Volvo has unveiled its new flagship sedan, the S90, at the 2016 Detroit auto show. It's set to arrive in South Africa later this year.

VW emissions scandal overshadows Detroit auto show

2016-01-12 08:40

The Volkswagen pollution-cheating scandal overshadowed an otherwise exuberant mood as the Detroit auto show opened amid record US sales.

Japanese cars tops insurance safety rankings

2015-12-11 07:29

Japanese brands dominate the insurance industry's rankings of the safest vehicles for the 2016 model year.

VW, Audi owners: Sell, sue or stay put?

2015-09-25 09:05

Sell, sue or stay put... are options for owners of diesel Volkswagen and Audi models affected by the automaker's emissions scandal. What would you do?

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.

SUV's, muscle cars, boost US auto sales

2015-07-02 10:33

The US auto market saw a significant rise in June, thanks to small crossover SUV's. Nissan gained 13% but General Motors took a dive.

Fiat's next roadster: 124 Spider spotted

2015-06-26 08:36

Fiat's new Mazda MX5-based roadster was spotted in testing. We have spy shots of the new 124 Spider!

 

Airbag danger: 85-million unrecalled Takata inflators

2016-04-14 08:05

About 85-million Takata airbag inflators that haven't been recalled are inside cars and trucks now being driven in the US and would have to be replaced if the company can't prove they are safe.

Takata airbag saga: VW, Audi, BMW recall 1.7m cars

2016-02-11 10:39

Volkswagen, Audi and BMW are recalling nearly 1.7 million vehicles with Takata airbag inflators that can rupture and hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers.

'Tesla is still doomed' - former GM executive

2016-01-14 10:24

Former GM executive Bob Lutz thinks Tesla, as it bleeds money, is a poor bet to win the race for the 'car of the future'. Tesla however continues to develop new luxury, electric cars.

Lexus' stunning LC 500 headed for SA

2016-01-13 11:37

Lexus showed off its stunning LC 500 at the 2016 Detroit auto show. The new luxury coupe is headed for South Africa.

Tesla software update allows self-parking

2016-01-11 08:26

Tesla's electric vehicles will soon be able to park themselves without a driver inside courtesy of a a software update beamed to customers.

Emissions scandal: VW chief 'knew' of problem

2015-10-08 08:16

Volkswagen US chief, Michael Horn, prepares to apologise for the automaker's pollution scandal as it emerged 'he knew of a potential problem' as early as 2014.

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.

Second company probed for defective crash-bags

2015-07-15 08:53

Looks like Takata is not alone in producing defective crash bags. The US has opened a probe into a second company for malfunctioning crash-bag inflators...

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!

Hyundai goes Android: What about SA?

2015-05-27 09:28

Hyundai is the first automaker to offer Google's 'Android Auto' dashboard system - it's available in the US but what about South Africa?

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