Not wearing a seat belt? Try taking a tumble…(V)

Don’t wear a vehicle seat belt? Stupid! See what happens if your vehicle rolls Even at 50km/h, you’re in peril of death LONDON, England – Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is keen to remind every vehicle occupant how important it is to wear a seatbelt on EVERY journey. It will used at the…

Renault TreZor ‘most beautiful’ at Villa d’Este concourse

All-electric concept special ‘hints at future models” Another jewel in the Renault corporate crown Villa d’Este – queen of world’s elegant auto events LAKE COMO, Italy – Renault’s TreZor has been named as Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year at Italy’s prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este It’s an all-electric concept car which’, its maker, says “embodies…

New super Suzuki GSX for 2017 Kyalami Bikes Show

First viewings since global launch Take bikes on track test rides New GSX has more power, drive modes JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Suzuki’s GSX-R1000A will have its first public viewing and be available for track test rides at the 2017 South African Bike Festival at Kylami from May 26-28. The machine will be on display in…

Junior Jag F-Type 2.0 still big on performance

Jaguar F-Type gains four-cylinder turbo Ingenium engine New two-litre 221kW most powerful four-cylinder Jaguar Sprint to 100km/h in 5.7sec, top speed 249km/h PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar has widened the appeal of its F-Type range with a four-cylinder Ingenium turbopetrol engine capable of 221kW/400Nm, 100km/h in 5.7sec, and howl on to 249km/h. “The car,” Jaguar SA…

2018 Golf: Another round, another update, in New York

Now with LED tail and daytime running lights 20cm infotainment screens on SE and SEL range ‘Digital Cockpit’ comes with performance Golf R NEW YORK – Volkswagen’s Golf family is showing new styling, technology and driver assistance updates at the 2017 New York auto show that will be ready for showrooms towards the end of…

Top-selling Mitsubishi for US launch

Next Outlander for New York auto show New exterior, diode running lights Showrooms in US before end of 2017 NEW YORK, New York – Mitsubishi will debut its 2018 Outlander Sport at the New York auto show. It claims to be the brand’s US’ top-selling model. The latest version will, the automaker says, have exterior…

Lexus F Sport: Next performance 500

Big Apple launch for latest Lexus Most engaging driving experience’ Target still the luxury auto market TORRANCE, California – Lexus, following the recent debut of its LS 500 in Detroit and LS 500h in Geneva, has announced an all-new LS F Sport thatl make its world debut in New York ahead of the upcoming 2017…

Next Jeep Compass on course for South Africa

MILAN, Italy – Fiat Chrysler will show off its next Jeep Compass  at the Fuori Salone and the 56th edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile here from April 4-9. The all-new Jeep Compass is due in South African in the second half of 2017. The Compass, Jeep says, is a  key addition to its portfolio and will…

Butterfly-wing Toyota all set for city-flitting

Three-wheeler for city folk Full autonomy for socialising Butterfly doors from windscreen GENEVA, Switzerland – Toyota has unveiled what it calls “a daring concept” (The Corner thinks it’s kinda cute and would love one!) intended to show how electric vehicles can be not only environment-friendly but also fun to drive. It’s the i-TRIL concept here…

Second-generation McLaren Super Series at Geneva

Super Series ‘core of McLaren business’ ‘Revolutionary leap’ for supercars Amazing 13 seconds for 0-200km/h-0 GENEVA, Switzerland – McLaren’s 720S has had its first public showing at the 2017 Geneva auto show as the second-generation of McLaren’s Super Series. It also, the automaker says, raises previous limits of performance in the supercar sector. The unveiling…

Flower power: 320km/h battery supercar buds at Geneva

Geneva debut for Singapore’s first supercar Striking design, auto roof and doors Performance targets 320km/h+, 0-100 in 2.7sec GENEVA, Switzerland – Unveiled today (March 7) at the 2017 Geneva auto show is Singapore’s first hypercar, the Dendrobium, from Vanda Electrics in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering. Dendrobium? Yep, it’s a genus of orchids native to…

Geneva Coty for Peugeot’s new 3008 SUV

Win for style, design, performance 3008 SUV means new experiences ‘It has seamless cellphone connectivity’ GENEVA, Switzerland – The 2017 Peugeot 3008 has been named 2017 Car of the Year by a panel of 58 European journalists with praise for its “style, interior design and performance”. This trophy joins the 20 prizes already won by…