Jaguar i-Pace clean-sweeps three World Car awards

World Car, World Car Design, and World Green Car Third success announced at New York auto show Jaguar SA taking orders – configure your car here CAR AWARDS TREBLE FOR JAGUAR: Image: Jaguar Land RoverNEW YORK – The all-electric Jaguar I-Pace has completed an historic treble at the 2019 World Car Awards: not only has it…

Pioneer Prius hybrid pimped: Sharper body, two chargers

Restyled front and tail lengthens ‘dynamic design’ New Bi-LED headlights and diode storm lights Wireless charger added on centre console Exterior design tweaks create supersmart car JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Toyota has refreshed its pioneering Prius hybrid car with, its maker says, ”a new sense of style and a simplified design with cleaner and more engaging…

Electric Range Rovers in SA: Super luxury hybrids – got R2.2-million?

Plug-in hybrid Range Rover / Range Rover Sport at last Each has 297kW/640Nm along with 50km battery-only range Range Rover Sport PHEV or ultra-lux Range Rover PHEV PRETORIA, Gauteng – The 2019 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport in South Africa have each been joined by high-tech sisters bearing the credentials of a plug-in hybrid…

Baby Bugatti II: Century-old race replicas – see how much!

GENEVA, Switzerland – The car that took Automobiles Ettore Bugatti to fame in the 1920s, the Bugatti Type 35, is seen by many as the most successful racing car of all time with about 2000 professional and amateur races – sometimes 14 in one week. In 1926 Ettore and his son Jean decided to build…

Electric avalanche: VW plans 70 battery models, plant clean-ups

Almost 70 new electric models by 2028 – 50 were planned Comprehensive decarbonization program for the Volkswagen Group signed off Volkswagen aiming for fully CO2-neutral balance by 2050 WOLFSBURG, Germany – The VW Group says it is forging ahead with fundamental change to individual mobility and will ”systematically align” with electric drives. To achieve this…

All-new Kia Imagine: Think of a different four-door battery car

Kia’s first pure-electric four-door car Shows ‘a desire to move into electrification’ Features a bold new illuminated ‘tiger mask GENEVA, Switzerland – Kia Motors has revealed an all-electric concept car, perhaps rather over-badged as the ‘Imagine by Kia’, at the 2019 Geneva auto show. Gregory Guillaume, Design VP with Kia Motors Europe, told The Corner…

Honda E – a cute new answer to your city commuting problems

Honda E Prototype all ready for Geneva Clean exterior design, minimalist interior Rear-wheel-drive platform, wide stance GENEVA, Switzerland – Honda’s new urban electric car will be previewed at the 2019 Geneva international auto show,  the Honda E prototype and successor to the 2017 Honda Urban EV concept. Each is vital to Honda’s Electric Vision strategy…

Kia tweaks its tiger tale: New nose for startling concept at Geneva

Unorthodox approach via ‘collective imagination” Electric Kia set for debut at 2019 Geneva auto show One-piece glass windscreen and sun roof GENEVA, Switzerland – Kia Motors Europe has released images of an all-electric concept car to be shown at the March 2019 Geneva auto show. Gregory Guillaume, design boss with Kia Europe, told The Corner: “Automotive…

More electrifying Kia Souls all ready for Geneva ’19

GENEVA, Switzerland – An all-new Kia Soul EV (battery car) will, the automaker says, will bring long-range, zero-tailpipe emissions, power to the urban crossover class. This the the third globally-sold Kia electric vehicle will have its European debut at the March 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Kia says its pioneering urban crossover, now in its…

Hot Peugeot Sport Engineered concept for Geneva 2019

High-performance electrified 508 Sport for show Evolution of the 2018 Peugeot 508 Hybrid Hybrid power train capable of startling performance GENEVA, Switzerland – Peugeot will unveil a high-performance 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered concept at the 2019 Geneva auto show in support of its growing electrification strategy. Peugeot Sport team confirmed in 2018 plans for a…

Tesla ‘sentry’ alarm calls owner, plays loud music

NEW YORK – Elon Musk’s Tesla battery-car company has launched a Sentry Mode anti-theft system  to freshen the attraction of its vehicles. The feature will go into US Model 3 vehicles dating back to August 2017. Known auto thefts in the US through 2017 totalled 773 139 – the most since 2009 – according to…

Nissan Leaf e+ to widen top-seller’s market appeal

New Nissan battery-car trembling on the brink More power, quicker acceleration from bigger battery Bigger engine, more road-driving range YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan has unveiled an addition to its model fleet badged as the Nissan Leaf e+, to, the automaker says, ”broaden the appeal of the world’s best-selling electric car”. The units have a new…