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'Right to Repair' rolled out in the US but will it work in SA?

2017-12-13 10:48

The 'Right to Repair' campaign aims to give local motorists the right to choose where their vehicles are serviced and repaired. Would this work in South Africa?

Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes - study

2017-08-23 08:40

Researchers say safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are significantly reducing crashes.

Mexico says existing Ford jobs safe

2017-06-22 08:40

A state official in western Mexico says more than 3400 jobs at a Ford assembly plant are safe following the company's announcement that it will shift planned production of its Focus to China.

Top 10 most-valuable car brands in 2017

2017-06-06 18:46

Toyota has retained its title as the World's Most Valuable Car Brand. Find out how the top automaker's fared in the 2017 BrandZ study.

Big news for bakkie fans: Ford SA expands Ranger line-up

2016-05-19 08:13

Exciting news for Ford Ranger bakkie fans! The Ranger will receive a trend-setting model expansion this July.

Toyota's Van Zyl to straddle Europe and Africa

2015-03-04 14:29

Toyota South Africa’s President and CEO, Dr Johan van Zyl, will assume the role of Toyota Europe's Chief Executive Officer while looking after the Africa region.

Ford’s frugal Fiesta goes auto

2013-11-19 11:47

Ford’s local Fiesta range will be bolstered with a PowerShift automatic transmission in combination with the company's acclaimed 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine.

65% of SA cars NOT insured

2013-04-03 10:51

The AA and a major insurance broker want the return of compulsory third-party insurance - including the 65% totally uninsured in South Africa. It could cost as little as R50 a month!

65% of SA cars NOT insured

2013-04-02 13:20

The AA and a major insurance broker want the return of compulsory third-party insurance - including the 65% totally uninsured in South Africa. It could cost as little as R50 a month!

Jeep 4x4 triple for Geneva

2013-02-27 08:04

Jeep will debut three models at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show - Grand Cherokee, Compass and Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary edition.

 

Mercedes pumps €1-billion into US electric-car factory

2017-09-21 19:47

German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz said on Thursday it would invest $1-billion in an Alabama factory as it prepares for electric vehicle production in the United States.

Review: 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman

2017-07-27 12:42

'The Countryman is the perfect example of a 'Boutique Crossover', writes Alan Rosenmeyer as he reviews the Mini Cooper Countryman.

New SA-bound XC60: Here's how pedestrian detection could save lives

2017-06-09 09:47

'Sometimes the moments that never happen, matter the most,' says Volvo as it highlights its pedestrian detection technology, fitted to its new SA-bound XC60, in this eye-opening clip.

China auto sales shrink in April as demand cools sharply

2017-05-12 07:45

China's auto sales shrank in April as demand slowed sharply in the world's biggest car market.

VW emissions scandal: What does it mean for SA?

2015-09-21 13:54

Volkswagen shares tumbled as the automaker is plunged into turmoil by accusations from US authorities that it falsified emissions data. Are SA vehicles affected?

5m cars re-sold before recall repairs

2015-02-25 12:55

Leaky brake lines, faulty crash bags... a study reveals millions of used cars affected by safety recalls were sold in 2014 without the recall fault(s) having been fixed.

Auto shutdown: Numsa on march

2013-08-21 07:51

SA’s auto industry strikers are planning nationwide marches to "take the battle to the automakers' doorsteps". They want 14% more pay.

Toyota tops in brand value

2013-04-02 13:51

Toyota remains on top of the international automotive world in terms of total brand value as the automaker rose 6% in 2012 from R225-billion to R239-billion.

Vauxhall's 30-98 turns 100

2013-03-26 11:07

The Vauxhall 30-98, Britain's first vehicle to reach 100mph (160km/h) in production form, marks its centenary in style in May 2013, when almost 50 surviving examples will attempt the Waddington Fell hillclimb.

Jeep 4x4 triple for Geneva

2013-02-26 09:07

Jeep will debut three models at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show - Grand Cherokee, Compass and Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary edition. Take a look ahead of the official reveal! GALLERIES

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