Mexico quake: 2017 F1 GP will go ahead

LONDON, England – Mexico F1 GP organisers say October’s race in the country’s capital has not been affected by the devastating earthquake which hit the city this week. The track and its facilities were unaffected. Marketing head Rodrigo Sanchez told Reuters reporters the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit was undamaged. “It’s been inspected twice – the track…

Nissan survey exposes secret car-colour conundrum

About 80% of drivers chose the wrong colour Forget conservative colours such as black, silver, grey More than 50% of drivers play it safe with neutral shades PARIS, France – You’re probably one of the majority of people driving a car whose colour, well, just ain’t you. At least that’s what’s was exposed by a…

All-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross set for launch in UK

Fastback SUV from Mitsubishi UK Three versions – Eclipse Cross 2, 3 and 4 Manual and auto – and a special launch version CIRENCESTER, England – An all-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be available in Britain with stickers reading from the equivalent of R372 000 when it goes on sale in January 2018. The SUV, Mitsubushi…

First images: Volvo announces new ‘small’ SUV for SA

First of a kind on way from Volvo Europe Will take to 3 number of globally available SUV’s Infotainment tech from the brand’s 90 and 60 series MILAN, Italy – Volvo has expanded its range of sport utility vehicles with the international launch in this historic northern Italy city of its small, but premium, XC40….

Power list puts Kia tops for reliability (with Volvo)

LONDON, England – Owners of premium vehicles generally have higher intended loyalty than volume buyers but also put a more importance on a problem-free ownership experience. That’s according to the J.D. Power 2017 UK Vehicle Dependability Study,SM released today (Sept 20). The study, now in its third year, measures problems experienced during the previous 12…

Nissan Micra Active: Small package, big on cabin stuff

Exterior and interior upgrades already added ‘Few cars in segment offer such features’ – Nissan First units sold will include touchscreen satnav/infotainment ROSSLYN, Gauteng – Nissan SA has added a Micra ‘Active’ model to its minicar range with, the company says, “important enhancements that contribute to the car’s spirited personality”. The upgrades, Nissan says, have…

Tough choice ahead for SA Car of Year title judges

Here we go again – Coty finalists named Two days of judging set for January 2018 Only one winner from 10 finalists JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The finalists for the 2018 South African Car of the Year contest have been announced and for sure the motoring journalists involved will have a tough time not only in…

Single Landy tows Aussie road train for 16km

Discovery tows 100m, 110-metric tonne, road train in Aussie 16km of Lasseter Highway closed for towing demo Big load on all-wheel drive and four-cylinder engine NORTHERN TERRITORY Australia – A Land Rover Discovery has taken a 110-metric tonne – that’s 110 000kg – road train, including the tractor unit, and hauled it for 16km along…

Diesel debate: Misleading info as diesel deals increase

Diesel car prices continue to increase despite debate Diesel still UK’s most searched-for fuel type (55% share) 47% of diesel sellers intend to buy another one LONDON, England – The Big Diesel Debate continues. Auto Trader, a print and digital market for new and used cars, has published a market report containing findings in stark…

Will Aston Martin charge into F1 with Red Bull?

LONDON, England – British sport-car maker Aston Martin apparently wants to get its technology into Formula 1 with speculation hinting at an Aston-Red Bull connection. Aston Martin’s top guy Andy Palmer told Britain’s Channel 4 TV at the September 17 2017 Singapore F1 GP: “We want to be more involved in the sport. “We’re studying…

Singapore mayhem: Playing the blame game again

LONDON, England – Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel’s temper has come into focus again after his hopes of regaining the Formula 1 title lead disappeared in the debris of mayhem at the Singapore GP on Sunday. Vettel, his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen collided violently heading into the first corner but who was…

Hyundai reveals ‘Smart Stream’ engine at Frankfurt ’17

Smart Stream’ tech at heart of matter Turbo engine comes with eight-speed auto Electric fine, but petrol won’t disappear yet FRANKFURT, Germany – Hyundai Motors has unveiled its next-generation drive train technology here alongside the public debut of the high-performance i30 N and the sub-compact, Kona SUV. The Korean automaker revealed the first in its…