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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?

SA in global Harley-D clutch recall

2015-04-30 08:50

Harley-Davidson has recalled 55 000 motorcycles globally because of defective clutches - and South Africa is involved. Find out how....

Will self-driving cars curb road deaths?

2015-04-23 09:23

Self-driving vehicles hold the key to reducing traffic fatalities and will transform the automobile industry, says a top Google executive.

Tesla boosts power of low-end Model S

2015-04-09 07:38

Tesla is going after BMW and Mercedes buyers by boosting the range of its Model S. It claims it new all-wheel-drive, electric car can travel 335km on a single charge.

Jeep fire, faulty Nissan air bag, probed

2015-01-19 13:23

Jeep and Nissan, after several major vehicle recalls through 2014, face a safety probe due to engine fires and slow-deploying air bags.

Scrabble is on for Mirai fuel-cell car

2015-01-16 05:16

Toyota has received hunreds of orders for its first mass-market hydrogen fuel-cell car. It planned on selling 400 in Japan over a year but now...

Hot-shot GS F joins Lexus hyper-range

2015-01-14 21:50

Lexus has debuted its latest sports car in its ever-expanding high-performance 'F' range with the GS F. The 350kW luxury sedan was unveiled at the 2015 Detroit show.

 

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!

Fastest Viper yet - and check that wing!

2015-05-14 08:26

Prepare your senses for Dodge Viper's beastly ACR (American Club Racer), packing 480kW and a wing that will make a Boeing cringe.

SPIED: Hyundai's next Elantra

2015-04-28 12:59

Hyundai's next Elantra has been designed to follow the automaker's new-century 'fluidic sculpture' look. Check our spyguys' images!

Drivers want cheaper safety tech - study

2015-04-23 07:47

Safety features rank high in a study of drivers' preferred technology but costs are still high and there is a limit to how much drivers will pay.

Vehicle tech in spotlight for 2015

2015-01-26 08:06

Gesture-recognition, virtual HUD, self driving-car... Two major US global tech shows debuted vehicle tech that could be launched.

3-D printed electric car ready to ride

2015-01-16 08:24

The world's first3-D printed car is ready for production and could be in your driveway as soon as later in 2015. Well, if you live in the US...

Porsche boss: VW still chilly about F1

2015-01-15 07:54

Porsche chief Matthias Mueller has ruled out the VW group entering F1. His reason: 'We don't have the money.'

Cute Hyundai bakkie: Santa Cruz concept

2015-01-14 12:45

Hyundai has unveiled its funky crossover bakkie concept, the Santa Cruz. Not only is it a looker, but its uber practical. Everything today's younger buyers would need.

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