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…

Suzuki Jimny in running for World Car title finals

LONDON, England – Suzuki ‘s big little guy, the 2019 Jimny, has made it to the semi-finals of three categories in the 2019 World Car awards. It’s sister, the Suzuki Ignis,, had successes for the Ignis in 2017 and the Swift in 2018 in the World Urban Car category. The Jimny has so far made…

Meet Batterybug: VW jump-starts chopped beach wheels

Concept vehicle based on 1960s and 70s fun cars Design ‘conveys simply getting behind the wheel World premièr at Geneva international auto show WOLFSBURG, Germany – Volkswagen will in early March 2019 revive a legend by revealing the first electric dune buggy based on its ”modular electric drive matrix” platform. Klaus Bischoff, VW’s design boss,…

Lexus LC 500 Inspiration: US launch for third in range

‘Limited-production coupe, awesome design’ US to get ‘Flare Yellow’ paint job in US. Unique interior, custom colours, upholstery CHICAGO, Illinois – Lexus says it will bring some heat to the 2019 Chicago auto show with the first public appearance of its 2019 LC 500 Inspiration Edition. It’s the third car in the Lexus Inspiration Series…

Hyundai Kona wins yet another top auto title

Launched in South Africa in 2018 Top US judges praise Kona with top award French judges chimed in with prestige Red Dot JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng -The Hyundai Kona and Kona Electric CUV have together won the 2019 North American ‘Utility Vehicle of the Year’ style title awarded by a US jury of senior American motoring journalists….

Ford, VW to work together on ‘next mobility”

DETROIT, Michigan -Volkswagen and Ford have announced formal agreements towards a broad alliance to boost competitiveness and better serve customers ”in an era of rapid change in the industry”. VW CEO Dr Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett confirmed at the 2019 Detroit auto show that the companies would develop commercial vans and medium-sized…

World premières for TWO SA-bound Mercedes-Benz

CES premières: Mercedes-Benz EQC and Vision Urbanetic Also on show the next Mercedes CLA – both for SA Cabin car tech set to go way upmarket for 2019 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa and /LAS VEGAS,Nevada – Daimler’s trade fair exhibition at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas running until Jan 11 will focus…

Ghosn top ally goes missing as Nissan scandal sizzles

Another Nissan exec off-map post Ghosn arrest ‘Concentrating on special tasks’, says autmaker Munoz won’t make it to 2019 Vegas tech expo TOKYO, Japan – A senior Nissan executive, Jose Munoz, has taken a leave-of-absence as part of what’s been described as ”a sudden management shake-up” that’s followed the arrest of former company chairman Carlos…

Beemer and Zon build one beaut of a custom creation

Japan and Germany build joint beaut bike First home for prototype BMW boxer Tradition and custom get creative YOKOHAMA, Japan – Japanese motorcycle customiser Custom Works Zen has created a ”spectacular” – and it sure is! – custom bike built around the prototype of a new BMW Motorrad boxer engine. The bike has just been…

Hyundai Palisade: Koreans betting BIG at the LA autoshow

Biggest Hyundai bruiser yet in the US Launch date some time in way-off 2020 Rugged wheels, ‘captain’s’ seats available LOS ANGELES, California – Hyundai has hoisted a new flagship SUV, the Palisade, into public view at the annual auto show here – a giant set of rugged wheels reported by Autocar India to be the…

Twice the power: Nissan’s new Nismo doesn’t need to growl

All-new, twice as powerful Nismo race car Motor on each axle doubles kW / torquepower New tech, new drivetrain for true race action TOKYO, Japan – The all-new Nissan Leaf Nismo race car, an electric race car with more than double the maximum power and torque output of its predecessor, was unveiled today (Nov 30…

Prius goes double-hybrid: Normal drive and 4×4 for snow

Next step in Toyota’s self-charging hybrid tech Styling, tech and performance improvements for 2019 Cleaner, more engaging, lines, revised front and tail LOS ANGELES, California – The 2019 Toyota Prius is on show at this city’s annual auto show today (Nov 28 2018) with, its maker says, advances in driving capability and appeal for the world’s…