New Polo launched at upgraded Uitenhage plant

2018-01-30 14:57

An upgrade to Volkswagen's plant at its Uitenhage facility will allow the company to produce both the new Polo and the new Polo Vivo on the same production line.

Diesel Iceni tops 300km/h and 3200km!

2014-04-30 09:30

British luxury automaker Trident has launched its Iceni flagship, claiming its bespoke sports car is capable of 300km/h and more than 3200km on a tank of mineral or bio-diesel!

False fuel claims: Hyundai to pay R4.1bn

2013-12-30 07:54

Hyundai and Kia have agreed to pay a total of R4.1-billion to settle lawsuits filed by drivers claiming the automakers overstated fuel economy ratings. What's more, owners can opt for a one-time payment or a "lifetime reimbursement".

Nissan to roll-out self-driving cars

2013-08-28 10:12

Nissan said it will be launching self-driving vehicles by 2020. The automaker claims its autonomous cars will be sold "at realistic prices for consumers."

Out of India: Ford EcoSport

2013-05-13 08:01

Ford has taken on the urban SUV market with its SA-bound EcoSport. A Fiesta on steroids or high-riding Figo? SERGIO DAVIDS reports from Goa, India.

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.

Volkswagen shamed in China

2013-03-17 07:56

Chinese TV show "3:15" called for a recall of Volkswagen's direct shift gearbox (DSG) in its annual corporate malpractice exposé.

Reader's test: Daihatsu Charade

2013-03-06 09:15

Doors as thin as Kate Moss and "capable of getting out of tight spots better than Schabir Shaik", reader RICHARD FITZPATRICK reviews his wife’s 2005 Daihatsu Charade.

Should you drive a 'green' car?

2013-01-17 08:07

The green car market is hobbling along in the US due to high prices and limited choice but automakers are confident their time will come. Do you think eco-freindly battery and hybrid cars are the future?


French unite to continue SA investment

2014-11-14 11:37

Peugeot Citroen South Africa has reshuffled its corporate structure to streamline its organisation.

Groovy! Goodyear's tyres go radical

2014-03-10 11:30

Goodyear unveiled a radical SUV concept tyre at the 2014 Geneva auto show, claiming 'SUV efficiency without sacrificing capability’. And it has two inner tubes...

Oz gov: 'Holden in or out?'

2013-12-10 11:31

The Australian government has ordered struggling automaker GM Holden to reveal whether it plans to quit the country.

Niche is nice, says Subaru

2013-08-13 10:01

Subaru is on a roll with sales of more than 724 000 units since 2012. Experts, however, believe the Japanese automaker is still "a niche product".

VIDEO: Clio’s sexy test drive

2013-04-04 09:55

Baguettes, kissing in front of the Eiffel Tower and a sexy burlesque show… experience French automaker Renault’s va-va-voom in all its glory with a cheeky test drive. Ooh-la-la indeed!

Audi celebrates 5m quattros

2013-03-22 10:27

Audi celebrates its five millionth quattro all-wheel-drive-equipped model with the launch of its A6 allroad.

Top Euro eco-automaker named

2013-03-08 09:25

Fiat, for the sixth consecutive year, has been confirmed as the automaker with Europe' lowest average CO2 emissions - 119.8g/km.

Kia Pro_ceed(s) to wow rivals

2013-01-30 08:39

The Kia Pro_cee'd GT and cee'd GT, the Korean automaker's most performance-focused cars yet, will launch at the 2013 Geneva auto show. Will they take on the Golf GTI?

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