Baby driver? Here’s a new and super-hot tot on the block

New model opens ‘world of driving performance’ AMG thinks even smaller for bigger performance Turbo engine, 225kW / 400Nm at your command AFFALTERBACH, Germany – Mercedes-AMG says it has created a new entry-level A35 AMG built for driving performance yet based on the new Mercedes front-wheel drive platform. It’s powered by a new two-litre, four-cylinder,…

Holy graphics! Look what your windscreen could be showing by 2020

Holographics ‘to help enhance in-car experience’ Technology application beyond navigation system Display capable of filling your whole windscreen SEOUL, South Korea –  Hyundai Motor has announced what it calls ”a strategic investment” into Swiss deep-tech start-up WayRay AG to expedite the development of holographic augmented reality (AR) navigation system. The images show what it might…

Volvo just took ‘autonomous’ to a whole new level. Want one?

Volvo Cars’ new 360c autonomous concept. Re-imagining work/life balance and future Door-to-door continental travel envisaged WHERE WOULD would you choose live if you could commute each workday in an autonomous-driving, fully functional, connected, comfortable, mobile office? What if the service was provided through an on-demand subscription? Or step alone into a car in Johannesburg, snuggled…

Blower problems? Go direct to, well, TurboDirect SA

Turbo problems – work with the experts OE equipment direct from manufacturers Turbo repairs, parts – even complete units JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Having trouble with or worried about the performance of the turbocharger on your vehicle or other industrial power sources or – worse –  the quality and  provenance of replacements? There is a solution……

Cobra Jet Mustang: Ford gives Pony Car even more kick

Ford US reveals limited-edition Mustang Cobra Jet Cars pay homage to the original from 1968 Production limited to 68 cars to honour 1968 debut DEARBORN, Michigan  – Ford Performance in the US has revealed what it says is the quickest drag-racing Mustang yet… and who’s to argue given its potential of covering the quarter-mile in…

BAC, Poseideon partner for ‘climate positive’ sport car

LIVERPOOL, England – Briggs Automotive has become the world’s first automaker to go ”climate positive” by removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it emits. The maker of the Mono supercar has partnered with the Poseidon Foundation that gives individuals, organisations and governments a chance to rebalance their carbon footprint by supporting forestry conservation projects…

Big Bentley Bentayga blasts Pikes Peak SUV record

Near-production spec Bentley takes Pikes record Limited edition will celebrate awesome record run Run of 10 limited-edition units to be created CREWE, England – Bentley’s Bentayga has, its maker says, again demonstrated its outstanding performance credentials by claiming the time record for a production SUV at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Driven by double…

Ford attacking global pothole crisis – head-on

New Ford Focus road-hole detection system Instant data modifies suspension response Test track has replicas of world’s worst potholes WARLEY, England – Drivers in the UK are in a pothole crisis that’s been made worse through 2018 by the “Beast from the East” air-mass which delivered Arctic conditions to the British Isles. Ford decided to…

Amazing Waze – Fiat Panda flaunts its connections

Stay in touch with everything on road Your Waze will do it all for you Supersmart babycar goes all spaceage JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – When the most popular model in the Fiat range meets what is believed to be the world’s most social navigation system the result is the Panda Waze – described by the…

Remember milk deliveries? Well, they’re going high-tech in UK

UK company goes all-electric for milk deliveries 200 Milk&More floats heading for British homes Fresh produce and fruit juices on board, too LONDON,England – Britain’s largest milk delivery service,  Milk & More, is to pour 200 electric milk delivery vehicles from StreetScooters on to city streets across the country. Not that electric milk floats are…

BMW M3 CS comes 30 years on from E30 BMW M3 Evolution

Special edition, limited run, for M3 special Tuned sport exhaust blows through four tailpipes Road-legal, semi-slick, tyres can be specified MUNICH, Germany – BMW is presenting another exclusive, limited-run, special-edition model – a BMW M3 CS with accentuated sporting presence but continuing the now decades-long tradition of M special editions which began in 1988 with the E30 BMW M3 Evolution….

New smartphone app lets you interrogate your wheels

Škoda Connect joins Amazon Alexa technology Owners can ask Alexa to report vehicle’status Škoda Connect available on four current models MILTON KEYNES, England – Škoda owners in the UK can now check the status of their car with a voice request through Škoda Connect and Amazon’s Alexa virtual personal assistant, no matter what device is…