Global accolade for Kia’s Korean exhibition space

Beat 360 wins global design excellence award Show space brings a unique Kia brand experience Latest win grows list of global design accolades SEOUL, South Korea – Kia Motors has taken honours in International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for its unique Beat 360 brand experience space in Seoul which topped the Environments and Design strategy…

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…

Handsome new Kia Ceeds ready for European auto show

Powerful 1.6-litre T-GDi engine for Ceed update GT with seven-speed double clutch transmission Six months of development and fine-tuning SEOUL, South Korea – More accomplished,  more fun to drive… an all-new Kia Ceed GT will have its public debut at the October 2018 Paris auto show. With it will be a hot new ProCeed GT….

Globetrotting KB bakkie wins free factory restoration

Half-a-million kays later – a full restore Africa and Europe covered by Fanie’s KB bakkie Meet winner of ‘Living Legends’ competition PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – Isuzu’s revered, trusted and built-in-SA one-ton bakkies have been a firm South African favourite for 40 years – and now there is another chapter… An 18-year-old model that’s covered…

UK’s oldest automaker about to launch fastest SUV

SuperSUV coming from UK’s oldest sport-car company  Fastest? Yep, with 500kW packed under the bonnet Next to come – a hotted-up Jaguar F-Type LONDON, England – Lister Motor Company, a specialist, 65-year old, all-British specialist sport-car maker, has confirmed that it will launch what is claimed to be he world’s fastest SUV. Meet the Lister LFP…

Mini marketeers target students with cut-price cars

Mini US focuses on student supplies Case of ‘catch them while they’re young?’ ‘Rear doors? Another 1000 bucks, please’ WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey – Mini USA is offering a ”well-equipped, low-cost” two-door Mini Oxford Edition to, it says, ”help students along the road to success” for $20 000 – including that $6900 worth of otherwise…

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…

Scammers and lease deals: fraudsters on the loose

No-deposit scammers ‘targeting the vulnerable” Look out for ‘convincing’ but dodgy advertising Experts say ‘watch out for authenticity’ LONDON, England – A spate of fraudulent activity involving scammers advertising bogus vehicle leasing deals on social media is stealing money from unsuspecting folk in the UK. The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) says social…

Dancing in the ceiling: Ford drones buzzy checking safety

Ford’s high-flyers cut inspection time Drones of their own cover maintenance 12 hours’ work covered in 12 minutes COLOGNE, Germany – Imagine if a simple innovation suddenly allowed you to carry out an arduous – but essential – chore in a fraction of the time it would normally take and without the risks of working at…

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……

Toyota’s 86 sportster range drops to one model

Hotshot coupe gets motorsport tweaks Bigger brakes from House of Brembo New touchscreen; performance shocks JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – It was conceptualised as a driver’s car from the onset but believes its Toyota 86 is still singular in its combination of handling prowess, driver-focused dynamics and analogue drive feel. However, the the 86’s dynamic competencies have…

MasterTips: Is current autocruise too dangerous?

Some írksome, others called ‘dangerous’ No consistency between tested vehicles Some models failed to respond to parked vehicle Just when many road safety ‘experts’ are beginning to feel that autonomous vehicles will address this issue ”once and for all” others are questioning it. Insurers in the US believe adaptive cruise control is unsafe. – SA…