So, are you a stupid, selfish, incompetent driver – or not?

Why our road deaths are among world’s highest Factory bosses, give walking workers reflective gear  Dear reader, before going further please jot down what you think was the (recorded) TOTAL South African road death-toll through the decade 2008 to the end of 2017 – OK? JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The annual road-deaths statistics for South Africa…

20 Jaguar i-Pace sedans all ready to race

I-Pace racecar shakedown, tyre tests, done World’s first production e-cars on way Jaguar Racing to work with M-Sport’s techies PRETORIA, Gauteng – The Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy will have its global public debut on the streets of Berlin on May 19 ahead of the FIA Formula E-Prix there. The standard version of the Jaguar I-Pace was…

SuperVolvo for China: Lights, audio, action – for one

Ultra-luxury limo for the exec with everything Designed for one passenger – or two at a squeeze Lights, perfume – and perhaps a little action? JOHANNSBURG, Gauteng – Vovo has revealed its S90 Ambience concept, an ”industry-first sensory experience that synchronises video, sound and scent to define car luxury”, ahead of its public debut at…

New Isuzu diesel 7-seat SUV in pipeline for SA

Isuzu SA to join markets for luxury 4×4 Read an early review from the launch Seven-seater, power from Isuzu diesel PORT ELIZABETH, Eastern Cape – Coming soon from Isuzu in the second half of 2018… the brand’s new mu-X sport utility vehicle into the South African and Sub-Saharan Africa markets in the second half of…

Meet Renault’s new social Climber: top entry model here

Bright and cheery newcomer from Renault There’s only be 200, so get moving! Distinctive details, special wheels, orange touches JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Renault believes its new Kwid is about to become even more attractive within the addition of the Limited Edition Kwid Climber. Limited to 200 units, the Renault Kwid Climber costs R148 900, including…

UK still wants diesels – new OR used. Will SA listen?

Used diesel-car prices robust in March despite challenges Alternatively-fuelled vehicles a record 5% of all searches Average price used car increased 6% year-on-year LONDON, England – According to the latest (April 2018) results from the Auto Trader Retail Price Index the average price of a used car continued to rise on a year-on-year basis through…

JLR delves into seeing-cars tech for blind spots

R75-million project to ‘see’ around corners JLR leading AutopleX autonomous driving Connected, automated and live-mapping tech used LONDON, England – Jaguar Land Rover says it is leading a £4.7-million project to develop self-driving cars that can ‘see’ at blind junctions and through obstacles. The project, AutopleX, is intended to combine connected, automated and live mapping to…

Saturday shops? Put a new Beemer in your shopping trolley

Arrange a test drive in-store from latest Beemers Buy on-line using an interactive display. Problem? A BMW Genius will be on call to help LONDON, England – BMW UK has announced the opening of its first UK-based Urban Store at the Bluewater shopping centre in southern England. Following the template of BMW Urban Stores around…

Motorcycle filtering: Take some tips from the experts

By RICHARD GLADMAN LONDON, England – IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards in the UK discusses how to filter through traffic on a motorcycle. New rider or experienced, take  few minutes to check on YOUR way of doing it… Only filter when the surrounding traffic is moving at less than 30km/h and exceed…

Infiniti going to China: Five models to be built there

Five new models to be assembled there New styling lines to be introduced Tripling current sales is the target BEIJING, China – The Infiniti auto brand has announced that it will assemble five new / replacement vehicles in China over the next five years, starting with a replacment QX50 SUV. The announcement, handily, comes just before…

Volvo XC40: Vanguard of all-4×4 ‘small’ Swedish SUV in SA

Two versions now, more later in 2018 Latest design ‘expressive and unique’ Go green – carpeting made from recycled stuff JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The XC40, Volvo’s first premium compact SUV, is now available in South Africa direct from winning the 2018 European Car of the Year and revving to join the Volvo XC90, S90 and…

Nose-and-tail radar on way from Ducati

Ducati brings forward 2025 motorcycle safety tech Phase 1 started: ABS Cornering on all Ducatis Radar systems soon for production machines BOLOGNA, Italy – Ducati sees itself as a leader in motor-cycle crash avoidance and was the first in the industry to equip a heritage/classic model, the Ducati Scrambler 1100, with Cornering ABS. This level…