Toyota US aiming to be Prime in fuel consumption data

2020 Toyota Prius Prime: solution to fuel prices Fifth seat now standard across range Lots of web connectivity in revised hybrids PLANO, Texas Toyota Prius Prime, here in the US, has been given a number of updates for 2020 and, its maker says ”remains the most efficient Toyota hybrid and one of the best options…

JLR researching ways to make your car pay its way

‘Smart Wallet’ tech to earn ‘crypto’ on the road Credits for traffic, pothole, parking problems Part of JLR ‘Destination Zero’ vision road checks WHITLEY, England – Jaguars and Land Rover drivers in the UK could be earning cryptocurrency and making payments on the move using the associated brands’ ”connected car” services. ‘Smart Wallet’ tech will…

Kia HabaNiro: Three cars in one – and each one brilliant

Spicy vision for future of electric vehicles Kia’s California design studio goes wild Presenting the future of vehicle interaction NEW YORK – Kia Motors America showed its vision of the future of electric vehicles at the 2019 New York auto show in insisted: ”It’s hot. And spicy” Figures, because the vehicle in question is a…

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…

Will Williams carbon-fibre update change how cars go?

LONDON, England – Williams Advanced Engineering has published a White Paper to showcase its proprietary, patent-pending, innovations in carbon composites and the benefits they offer not only to the automotive industry The company has developed two pieces of ”innovative” technology that, it says, ”promises a step change in the affordability of composites”. Known as 223…

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…