Project Wicked Stick: Something new from Ford Performance

Hot extras design for Ford Performance cars New range out designed by Ford Europe  Perhaps play with your ‘Wicked Stick  BRENTWOOD, England – Ford Europe is introducing a range of high-quality, tailor-made, Ford-approved Performance Parts to enhance the appearance, sound and driving attributes of its performance models. The parts were shown at an autoshow in…

US West Coast launch for Gen 3 Mercedes supercoupe

Choice of three engines – petrol or diesel Great connectivity through 34cm screen Global market launch set for March 2018. LOS ANGELES, California – Mercedes-Benz has chosen the 2017 auto show here to launch the third-generation CLS four-door supercoupe with a new design idiom The first generation, launched in 2004, was a mid-size but luxury four-door fastback…

Subaru US goes big: Ascent’s accent on three-row space

Only for US for now – but SA possible Subaru goes bigger for American families Includes Subaru’s excellent all-wheel drive TOKYO, Japan – Subaru has debuted a three-row SUV for the North American market (though Subaru SA says it might import RHD if made) at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show. It’s badged Subaru Ascent…

Special Ferrari FXX-K Evo to star in UK autoshow

XX car has 6.3 V12, battery boost, more downforce Ferrari FXX-K Evo joins the 488 Challenge On show at UK Autosport International Jan 11-14 LONDON, England – The new Ferrari FXX-K Evo is the third – and latest – Prancing Horse to be confirmed for the main feature at Europe’s biggest pre-season motorsport show, Autosport…

Here comes your Guardian Angel – a SEAT concept

Seat Leon ‘Cristobal’ safety car at Smart City Expo Named for the patron saint of travellers Five new systems packed into one ‘safety’ car BARCELONA, Spain – Spanish automaker SEAT has pulled the wraps off what it has called a Guardian Angel safety car at the Smart City Expo here in Barcelona. The Leon Cristobal…

Infiniti QX80 superSUV launched at Dubai auto show

Giant cross-country cruiser on stage Infniti just goes further and further Punters ‘fascinated’ at Dubai launch INFINITI, a wing of Nissan, has unveiled its all-new QX80 luxury SUV at the 2017 Dubai auto show despite not being available in Western European countries. Nevertheless, the giant vehicle – the one pictured is the the Monograph model…

GT-R grows up! Gazoo racing brand honoured by GR HV

GR HV to honour Toyota motorsport and sport cars Second show car for people who love work and play World premier will be at 2017 Tokyo auto show TOKYO, Japan – Toyota is about to unveil what it calls “a dramatic open-top sport car concept”, said to have been inspired by the company’s involvement in endurance…

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…

Hyundai gets serious about driving fun with i30 N

Hyundai shifts into top gear with sporty N Rally and racing experience gave direction 200+kW, track equipment, and 250km/h JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Hyundai, once a chuckled-at brand but now recognised as one of the best in the business, has come out with a product that simply takes it to the top of the pile in…

Going epic? Land Rover at Frankfurt with latest SVX

Production preview of 386kW five-litre Discovery SVX ‘Most extreme’ and highest-riding Land Rover yet First Landy to be hand-assembled at tech centre PRETORIA, Gauteng – Land Rover has revealed a new model at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show badged as the Discovery SVX and described as “the ultimate Discovery for off-road enthusiasts seeking epic adventures”….

News of special new Smart babies at Frankfurt

Convertible, two or four seats, engine choice Special Brabus edition – but only 150 units Fun city car goes ‘high tech and índividualilzed’ FRANKFURT, Germany – The Mercedes Smart stand at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show is showing a two-seat convertible and a four-seat sedan and, with the Smart Vision EQ ForTwo, is presenting a…

Kia Stonic: Compact crossover ‘best yet’ from Kia

‘Eye-catching and confident compact crossover’ ‘Agile handling, sporty ride, an exciting drive’ Powered by range of petrol or diesel engines FRANKFURT, Germany – Kia Motors says its new Stonic crossover, at the 2017 auto show here, is “an eye-catching and confident compact crossover and the most customisable Kia yet, inside and out”. The new range…