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WATCH: Most powerful SUV yet - the 522kW Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk for SA is not to be messed with

2019-01-24 08:33

Equipped with a supercharged V8 engine producing 522kW, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has been transformed into the most powerful, quickest SUV yet.

Driverless cars are already here but are our roads ready for them?

2018-04-05 14:00

Driverless vehicles are closer than you may realize to moving out of testing mode and into service on roads throughout the world. Are are our roads ready to handle autonomous cars?

Ford pledges to revamp ageing product line, add SUVs, by 2020

2018-03-16 09:31

Ford, with a sagging US market share and one of the oldest vehicle lineups in the industry, is promising to revamp three-quarters of its models in the next two years.

Think our potholes are bad?

2018-02-09 11:20

Potholes... especially after winter can be troublesome to deal with. Heavy-duty trucks can amplify the problem with their heavy loads.

Ford to invest $350-million in Michigan factory

2017-05-22 11:30

Ford is pumping $350-million into a suburban Detroit plant where a new transmission will be built for fuel-efficient vehicles.

Honda worst affected by Takata air-bag recall

2015-11-20 08:57

Honda has the most models on the US government's high-risk list in Takata's air-bag inflator recall.

Bakkies buy-back to cost FCA 'billions'

2015-07-28 09:15

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could pay billions to buy back 193 000 defective trucks, part of a record fine for lapses in recalls of its vehicles.

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.

Auto firms: Keep your hands off our data

2015-07-10 10:14

Some auto companies are saying 'no' to the amount of data supplied to Apple and Google that link smart phones to in-vehicle infotainment systems.

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.

 

Ford slashes profit forecast on weakness in Europe, Asia

2018-07-26 07:36

Ford reported a sharp drop in second-quarter earnings Wednesday and cut its full-year profit forecast, citing weakness in Europe and Asia Pacific.

Hybrid muscle: Ford to build battery Mustang

2018-03-20 08:53

Ford says it's going all-in with hybrids, offering customers more performance and capability yet serving as a hedge against higher fuel prices - one of its new models will be a hybrid-powered Mustang.

WATCH: Huge potholes shred the tyres of 19 cars

2018-02-26 08:32

Drivers in the city of Warren, Michigan were left stranded after driving on a pothole-stricken street.

Volkswagen promises two new models for US.... every year

2017-10-02 09:28

Volkswagen plans to offer two new US models every year for the foreseeable future and double the length of its warranties as it tries to recover from a 2015 emissions-cheating scandal.

So a Google Street View car crashed...

2016-10-05 14:18

A Google Street View car has been involved in a crash whilst doing mandatory filming.

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.

'MCity' school opens for autonomous cars

2015-07-21 08:16

Moveable building facades and pedestrian dummies - just two hazards autonomous cars must navigate at Michigan Uni's Sim City.

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...

Ford to send US Focus build to Mexico?

2015-07-10 10:14

Ford has announced a cost-cutting plan which would from 2018 halt production of two of its smaller vehicles in the US..

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!

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