‘More accessible’ Micra: 23% of sales for one-litre engine?

One-litre entry petrol model earns 23% of Euro sales Three-cylinder ‘makes Micra more accessible than ever’ One of three engines available – two petrol and one diesel PARIS, France – Customers are clearly impressed with its perfect balance of urban performance and low running costs. The highly efficient 54kW, three-cylinder, unit has accounted for 20%…

Load-focused Land Rover Commercial to launch in UK

‘Clever solutions’ to load carrying, any weather, any terrain Towing capacity 3.5 tonnes with Terrain Response Available with 2.0 litre Ingenium or  3.0 litre V6 diesel  WHITLEY, England – A “new and ultra-versatile” commercial version of the Land Rover Discovery has been released in the UK with 1860 litres of cargo volume instead of second…

TW&T aim to add fun to that holiday road trip

Have fun with the kids on your holiday trip Print out a game and quiz for the family …and go through the road-safety checklist MOST ADULTS love the soothing sound of tyres on tar, a panoramic view of the open road, knowing there’s a fun and relaxing holiday at the end of that road. Kids,…

Everybody out! Will F1 drivers strike if new owner disappoints?

LONDON, England – The international Grand Prix Driver’s Association has accumulated new strength by, for what is believed to be the first time, achieving 100% membership as concern for the sport’s future grows. Among them is former non-member Britain’s four-times World Drivers’ champion Lewis Hamilton. GPDA’s chairman Alex Wurz said on the BBC on Dec…

Driverless cars? See what REAL drivers think about prospect

Autonomous? Cool, but drivers still want to drive 71% of UK folk want to pilot cars themselves Connection of car/driver ‘the heart of all Mazdas’ LONDON, England – It seems the joy of driving is alive ‘n well in the UK with 71% of people surveyed saying they will still want to drive despite the…

It’s hijack season: It happens – prepare yourself and family

Don’t be a Christmas road-crime victim Teach your children what to do if threatened Tips to use for parking garage safety Previous research conducted over the festive season shows a clear spike in crime during December, including hijacking. The reason for this can only be assumed but you can to try protect yourself and your…

McLaren Senna: All about ‘the ultimate road-legal track car’

Four-litre twin-turbo V8 most powerful road McLaren yet Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive ‘the optimum configuration’ Priced 2017 at equivalent of R13.9-million in Britain LONDON, England The McLaren Senna, its maker says, has been designed, engineered and developed with single-minded purpose: to be the ultimate track-concentrated McLaren for the road. “It’s legal for road use,” the supercar…

Going autonomous: Real people, real roads, real cars

First two families heading out with Volvo Four years of Swedish testing with ordinary folk ‘Easy does it’ say Gothenburg test overseers GOTHENBURG, Sweden – On the road at last… with real, everyday, ordinary families. We’re talking fully autonomous Volvo cars which, from today (Dec 12 2017), will be used by Swedish families in real-life…

Mazda puts cherry on the top of MX-5 special edition

Powered by 120kW, two-litre, SkyActiv-G engine Cherry-coloured roof, BBS rims, leather seats Special version of fourth-generation convertible LONDON, England – Mazda UK says it will bring a burst of colour to the MX-5 sport-car range in March 2018 with the launch of a Z-Sport special edition. The cars will identify themselves with a deep-cherry red…

UK analysis shows new diesels mean big savings

8.2 million kg of NOx emissions could be avoided Diesel particulate matter reduced by 970 000kg 10-year-old diesels cover 48-billion km/h in Britain LONDON, England – A fresh analysis of vehicles Britain’s roads, just released by KwikFit, claims to have got a numeric handle on the potential benefit of scrapping the oldest diesel cars. Researchers,…

New engines, more power, for Gen IV Renault Scénic

Renault introduces petrol engine developed with Daimler Driving pleasure ‘significantly improved’, less fuel burn Ready for Scénic and Grand Scénic: three power outputs BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT – Automaker Renault has introduced a new direct-injection 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine co-developed with Daimler for initial introduction in the Renault Scénic and Grand Scénic. The engines will be added to…

Surviving Christmas: How to keep YOUR death off the road

How to survive the year-end holiday dash Driving know-it-alls, don’t bother reading Otherwise take this advice from experts JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Many people have already been killed on South African roads since the start of December 2017 – among them 10 in one taxi that hit a herd of cows – and the end-of-year holiday…