Ford Transit looking ahead with fuel-saving satnav

Tech and satnav combine to cut fuel burn 2019 Ford vans – heavier loads, less cost ‘Technical first for a commercial vehicle’ LONDON, England – A fuel-saving guide from Ford UK – titled ‘Ford EcoGuide’ – claims to be able to help drivers succeed at saving fuel by showing them when to slow down and…

Special RAM at Chicago show: Catalogue of 170 accessories

Catalogue of more than 170 Mopar accessories Modified Ram 2500 Heavy Duty has off-road lights Concept products include beadlock wheel rims CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The Mopar and Ram Truck brands unveiled at the February 2019 Chicago auto show included a modified Ram 2500 Heavy Duty truck to highlight some of more than 170 products Mopar has for…

Smart new battery-charger: It knows when to stop…

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – CTEK’s CT5 Time to Go battery charger brings timing to a chore: it provides a reading for roughly how long it will be before the recharge is complete. The clue is in the charger’s branding – a ‘Try’ function in the progressive series of lights will show when the battery is sufficiently…

Jeep wins best 4×4 – again! – at 2018 Nevada Sema awards

Yet another award for the iconic 4×4 ‘Most accessory-friendly in its class’ Dodge Challenger also highly regarded LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Jeep’s Wrangler has for a ninth consecutive year won the ‘4×4/SUV of the Year’ title at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association show here. The announcement of the 2018 winner was made outside of…

Bentley creates luxury mobile office and entertainment space

Bentley claims world’s fastest car WiFi ‘Future-proof’ with multiple simultaneous services Viasat to deliver new high-powered system CREWE, England – Luxury automobile builder Bentley has announced its ‘Advanced Connectivity’ system while claiming it’s ”the world’s first super-fast, reliable and secure in-car WiFi system”. Bentley says its customers will be able to benefit from uninterrupted mobile network…

Firemen and hot cars: Get to the Cape’s Killarney auto show

Flameboyant firemen for Killarney extravaganza Get to the annual motor show on November 4 Test a car, take a ride,  listen to the bands, chill CAPE TOWN, Western Cape – Which youngster hasn’t wanted to get up close to firefighters and their tenders? Here’s a chance: get to the 2018 Killarney Motor Show at Cape…

New home charging box brings DC to the garage

MUNICH, Germany – Wallbox, a German electric-vehicle charging equipment manufacturer, is to introduce what is claimed to be the first direct-current home charger. The company says its also unveiling speech-recognition and artificial intelligence software to simplify management of vehicle charging. The new DC charger puts energy created and stored in the home straight into the…

Thule canoe racks: Not inside, they’re on top

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Thule, as a rule, is pretty cool with its wide selection of personal travel luggage. Perhaps less well-known is its clever-design vehicle attachments, the modern versions of what used to be called roof-racks. The hitchless alternative to a trailer, in fact. Such racks, back in the day, were basically a metal frame…