December 5, 2016

Mobility as a service

How the automotive industry is gearing itself for the next step in transport options based on sustainability, safety, low pollution levels and congestion-free roads. Siegfried Mortkowitz […]
December 5, 2016

Ford introduces the gremlin test

Ford employees are tasked with secretly planting wrong and faulty parts onto the assembly line as part of a process to ensure all new vehicles built […]
December 5, 2016

Measuring fuel consumption

How much fuel does a vehicle really use? Getting the same answer twice is not easy, says Jake Venter A great deal of automotive research is […]
December 2, 2016

2016 in review

Half full or half empty? Are the contents of the motor industry glass rising or disappearing inexorably through a hole in the bottom? David Furlonger investigates […]
December 1, 2016

Next step in tech convenience

Volvo is testing a smartphone app that aims to make the lives of its customers easier Volvo has announced the roll-out of a pilot concierge service […]
November 30, 2016

Alcantara’s popularity on the rise

As a luxury material for car interiors, the popularity of Alcantara appears to be on the rise. The synthetic, Italian-made product, which resembles suede leather in […]
November 30, 2016

Little big heart

Suzuki has added the streamlined Baleno hatchback to its range of compact cars. The model is aimed at enhancing the brand’s reputation for selling some of […]
November 29, 2016

Electrifying news!

Rival automakers team up to promote the sale of electrically powered vehicles across Europe. Wynter Murdoch reports Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Porsche and Volkswagen have joined […]
November 29, 2016

Volkswagen’s new fastback

Three months ahead of its scheduled world premiere, Volkswagen has released a sketch of the Arteon, a new model that will reportedly replace the CC in […]
November 29, 2016

Hilux and Fortuner updated

Since introduction of the new Toyota Hilux in February this year, the model has sold over 30 000 units – keeping it at the top end of […]
November 25, 2016

Tyres by the numbers

Tyres are safety critical components on a vehicle, so understanding the meaning of codes moulded into their sidewalls is helpful in interpreting specific characteristics, including speed […]
November 22, 2016

Final fight for the Engen Volkswagen Cup championship at Zwartkops

One round, two races and the Engen Volkswagen Cup championship will be settled for 2016. Settled once four competitors have sorted out their finishing positions after the […]
November 11, 2016

718: The right sized Porsche

In the late 1990s, Porsche was under severe financial pressure. To avoid bankruptcy, the iconic sports car manufacturer needed a new, affordable model to replace its […]
November 9, 2016

Toyota Gazoo racing SA announces two-car line-up

With the final pre-Dakar 2017 test session now done and dusted, Toyota Gazoo Racing SA have announced a two-car line-up for the iconic race, which takes […]
November 9, 2016

Mini announces driver line-up for 2017 Dakar rally

Participation in the Dakar Rally involves months of planning by the teams, the very best of drivers, co-drivers and support crews and, of course, their weapons […]
November 9, 2016

BMW announces R nineT Urban G/S

When BMW Motorrad launched the R nineT in 2013, it was clearly more than just a roadster based on a classic role model. From the outset, the […]
November 8, 2016

New road for Merc engines

From next year, Mercedes-Benz plans to introduce a new family of engines across its passenger car line-up – among them four- and six-cylinder units that incorporate […]
November 8, 2016

Lego Technic announces BMW GS model

A detailed model of the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure developed by BMW Motorrad and Lego Technic will go on sale early in 2017. The model […]