UK drivers steering away from High Street parking high prices

Big savings on street and parkade slot rentals Extra income for inner-city homeowners More than a million commuters have signed-up LONDON, England – The popularity i the UK of renting space on private driveways has soared in recent years as commuters seek to save cash on expensive inner-city parking. YourParkingSpace.co.uk reports that bookings more than…

Nissan ups hatchback game with new Micra Tech

Snappy looks and cool communications Crash avoidance systems, daytime lights Plug in your mobile and, well, get mobile ROSSLYN, South Africa – Nissan SA has added a mouthful of a new, fifth-generation, model to its range – the Micra Acenta Plus Tech hatchback The car is, Nissan SA says, ”packed to the hilt with tech…

Honda UK to shutter: What’s going on here?

AUTOMAKER Honda has announced a global ”restructuring” of its plants caused in large part by the advance of battery-cars and causing upheaval in the UK, a key employer. The company is also blaming ”unprecedented changes in the global automotive industry” but Honda’s European HQ will continue to be located in the UK to focus on…

Ian Callum honoured with London Classic Car show Icon Award

PRETORIA. Gauteng – One of the international greats of automotive design, Ian Callum, (64) has been awarded the 2019 London Classic Car Show‘s Icon Award. The design director with Jaguar is acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost automotive design talents and has, it was said at the presentation ”also had an enormous effect on…

Datsun Go! – or public transport? Datsun checks the data…

YOUNG South Africans – and indeed older, perhaps retired, people – struggle every day due to lack of mobility. The causes: the cost and unreliability of public transport and the prices of personal vehicles. But perhaps the main one is home-to-work-to recreation… The new Datsun GO!, the automaker says, allows aspirational youth (and the older…

10-speed auto gives extra clout to Chevy’s Camaro

Extra gears ‘mean faster lap times’ Uprated suspenson for greater grip Extra luxury goodies for the Camaro cabin DETROIT, Michigan – The 2019 Camaro ZL1 1LE, said to be the fastest, most track-capable, Camaro yet, will from late in February be offered in the US with an industry-leading 10-speed auto transmission. Chevrolet’s engineers are said…

Suzuki soars in wide UK customer satisfaction survey

Suzuki makes best-yet 15th from 2018 44th 45 000 customers surveyed across Britain ‘Barometer of sentiment across the UK’ LONDON, England – Suzuki Britain has been ranked as the best car brand in the Institute of Customer Service’s UK Customer Satisfaction Index for January 2019. A national measure of sentiment across the country, asked 45…

Aston Martin Valkyrie going to war in new battle armour

Aston Martin’s most extreme hypercar Track pack gives road cars racing performance New racing liveries among ”options galore”   GAYDON, England – Owners of the awesome Valkyrie – Aston Martin’s ”ultimate expression of hypercar design, engineering and performance” – already know they have a truly exceptional car but ‘Q by Aston Martin’ personalisation can realise further…

JLR autopods out to make pals with pedestrians

System projects images onto the road Pedestrians warned where vehicle going Object is to gain pedestrians’ trust PRETORIA, Gauteng –Jaguar Land Rover says there’s a possibility that it will introduce a system to project a self-driving vehicle’s direction of travel onto the road to inform other road-users. ”The intelligent technology,” JLR explained, ”beams a 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…

Toyota Supra: A legend set to return to world market

First global GR model from Toyota Gazoo Racing Modern design ‘evokes Toyota’s sports car heritage’ 250kW, 500Nm, straight-six turbo engine DETROIT, Michigan – An all-new Toyota GR Supra, the fifth generation of Toyota’s legendary sport car and the first global GR model to be produced by Toyota Gazoo Racing, has debuted at the North American international…