ARTICLES RELATING TO AUTOMAKER

Ford facing criminal investigation over emissions testing

2019-04-26 16:37

The US Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into Ford’s emissions certification process, the automaker disclosed two months after fessing up to an issue with its testing.

'Our plan is to make South Africa our second home' - Mahindra SA

2019-02-18 09:49

Mahindra South Africa shares its journey in the local market and what the Indian automaker has planned for the future.

Tesla cuts 7% of jobs, predicts 'very difficult' road ahead

2019-01-18 13:14

Tesla will cut its full-time employee headcount by 7%, the company just managed to eke out a profit in the fourth quarter.

Toyota wants world to use its tech that keeps cars from crashing

2019-01-09 06:00

Carmaker Toyota has decided to share with rivals an automated safety system that uses self-driving technology to keep cars from crashing.

WATCH: Mercedes AMG - All you need to know

2018-03-26 09:17

From the legendary 'Red Pig' to the latest performance 'Project One', AMG is one of the most iconic names in motorsport. Here's all you need to know about the performance arm of Mercedes-Benz.

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.

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?

 

Nissan: Our multi-billion rand investment means 1 200 new jobs in SA

2019-04-10 12:58

Nissan says its multi-billion rand investment in its SA plant for the production of the latest version of the Navara pickup will result in the creation of about 1 200 full time jobs.

Ghosn makes another bid for bail while his peers jet for Davos

2019-01-21 09:08

At this time of year, Carlos Ghosn would normally be hobnobbing with the global elite at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Instead, he’s languishing in a Tokyo prison.

Ghosn's fresh indictment pulls him deeper into legal quagmire

2019-01-11 15:58

Carlos Ghosn’s chances of getting out of jail anytime soon took a serious blow on Friday after he was indicted for a second time by Japanese prosecutors building their case against the fallen car executive, who was detained almost two months ago

Trade war: Could Chinese threats end Tesla?

2018-04-05 13:16

"Elon Musk’s celebrity can’t undo the realities of an automotive trade war between China and the US," says Lance Branquinho.

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".

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.

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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