What women want! Impala is top, Mustang is hot

Lady drivers muscling in on muscle cars Animals favourite: Impalas and Mustangs ‘Supernatural’ fans  PHOENIX, Arizona – The 1967 Chevrolet Impala is the most searched-for collectors car among á growing audience of female American enthusiasts, according to a report from ClassicCars.com. The Impala, revered among classic-car aficionados, has traditionally been a top-searched vehicle on ClassicCars.com….

Cyber protection: What about your local garage?

UK research highlights car cyber attacks Regulation needed for automakers, techies Survey shows huge ignorance on cyber theft LONDON, England – The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has welcomed government guidelines to reduce the hacking risk of internet-connected cars but urges focus on the technicians that work on the vehicles, too. The same type…

New high-tech car-theft warning issued

LONDON, England – As the UK’s September registration plate change looms a reminder is served that more cars are stolen without keys as criminals exploit weaknesses in security technology Today’s car criminals are far more likely to be computer-savvy than be able to hot-wire a car warns vehicle security company Tracker. “Recent reports in the…

V-Strom 250: Fuel-frugal ‘adventurer’ from Suzuki

How does 3.2 litres/100km sound for commuting? Accessories include three-piece luggage set ‘Cross the city – or go continental’ LONDON, England – Suzuki UK has confirmed pricing for its V-Strom 250, the newest addition to the brand’s adventure range expected in October 2017 In the UK, it will be the equivalent of R78 000, including…

VW Arteon: Fresh ‘five-door’ flagship to sail to SA

Luxurious five-door fastback is new VW flagship ‘Fine design’, state-of-the-art tech, in Arteon Two high-spec trims, clever crash-protection MILTON KEYNES, England – Volkswagen’s new flagship, the Arteon, has reached retailers in the UK and is expected in South Africa towards the end of 2017. Prices in Europe might equate to about a half-million rands. The…

Demonising diesel: Shock/horror fades so interest returns

UK owners of diesel cars ban shock 10 months gone since govt ‘year 2040’ ban threat Ads interest slump over at Auto Trader LONDON, England – It’s been almost 10 months since “demonizing diesel” became the new “it” subject in the UK media, sparking speculation of a diesel scrappage scheme and the very future of…

Dacia gets ***** brand reliability rating

One of four five-star brands in Which? Car Guide 36 manufacturers rated in 44 000 survey More than 44 000 UK car owners surveyed LONDON, England – Dacia has been rated as one the most reliable car brands out of 36 manufacturers in the 2017 Which? Car Guide – out-performing many well-established and/or premium brands. Dacia was…

VW SA puts exclusive shine on 50 Beetles

Get something special – one of 50 Beetles Turbo engine, 110kW of power on tap Want more? Then check the options list WANT TO own one (or perhaps a your/significant other’s pair?) of only 50 special VW Beetles? The limited run of 50 is being offered by VW SA through participating dealers across the country…

First images: 2018 Suzuki Swift for Frankfurt

SUZUKI Motor Corporation will officially reveal its 2018 Swift Sport at the 67th Frankfurt auto show on September 12 but has, meanwhile, released some teaser images – and a video. The automaker also made available a brief teaser video of the new model together with some history of the Sport model since 2005. “Embodying the brand’s…

Budding Leaf: Aero shape, longer range and WOW looks!

YOKOHAMA, Japan – The upcoming new Nissan Leaf battery car will feature an improved aerodynamic design to make it more efficient and able to travel further with a tanked-up battery – the bane of electric cars so far. The new Leaf looks nothing like its rather podgy ancestor – indeed, The Corner thinks it gives…

Top tips to find a tip-top used vehicle

Rule 1: Be prepared to walk away Rule 2: Do more than just drive around the block Rule 3: Read the rest of the tips below FIRST-time car-buyer or just want some new wheels? Then look through these tips from experts about what to look for – and what to avoid! – as you stroll…

End-of-road for fossil cars – what will it mean?

Banning fossil-fuel engines – what does it mean? Could SA may benefit from foreign lessons? Will pollution move from petrol to power stations? JOHANNESBURG, Cape Town – The Automobile Association in South Africa says it’s received questions about Britain’s proposal to ban sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles… with some implications for South Africa….