Aston Martin DB11 Volante: ‘It’s truly magnificent’

Latest evolution of Aston Martin’s iconic convertible New four-litre twin-turbo V8: ‘Exceptional performance’ Extensive interior options and personalisation NEW YORK – Aston Martin’s “most elegant of convertibles” begins a new chapter with the introduction of the DB11 Volante. to join the coupe version of the same car, the latter launched in 2916 with “new standards…

2017 Pajero: New transmission reaches new heights

Car-like driving dynamics from Dakar king Pajero New eight-speed auto transmission ‘goes anywhere’ Super Select 4-II 4WD now with electronic assistance CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Venture into the desert (or in this case as close as you can get to it in Cape Town, the awesome Atlantis inland sand dunes) in a four-wheeled vehicle…

Getting safer: BMW Motorrad and the R1200 RS Connected

Striving towards better protection for bikers Connected Drive will ‘talk’ across many brands Meet the R1200 RS Connected Ride prototype MUNICH, Germany – BMW Motorrad claims to be regarded as a front-runner when it comes to motorcycle safety, a trailblazer with anti-lock brakes, anti-slip control, dynamic traction control  and riding equipment. BMW Motorrad adds that it…

So you thought autonomous cars would be safe…?

Autonomous cars: More questions than answers? All is not so safe – humans will have to be alert Easier settlement of vehicle insurance claims LONDON, England – Driverless cars could create a highway to confusion unless training and coaching catches up with the fast pace of change and helps drivers to cope with a whole…

10 things to think of when buying your first new car

ROSSLYN, South Africa (October 12, 2017) Buying your first car can be a terrifying experience but fun if you know what to do and what to look for so Nissan SA has compiled a 10-step guide to the whole operation. And passed it on to Carman’s Corner for you to read… “Follow these suggestions,” the…

GT-R grows up! Gazoo racing brand honoured by GR HV

GR HV to honour Toyota motorsport and sport cars Second show car for people who love work and play World premier will be at 2017 Tokyo auto show TOKYO, Japan – Toyota is about to unveil what it calls “a dramatic open-top sport car concept”, said to have been inspired by the company’s involvement in endurance…

Toyota’s Guardian takes autonomy into new universe

Toyota US shows of latest in autonomy System can even handle tumbling hay bales Driver dozing off? Not a problem for Plano PLANO, Texas – The Toyota Research Institute has released a video showing the first demonstration of its Guardian and Chauffeur autonomous vehicles platform. Dr Gill Pratt, CEO of TRI, introduced the video: “Today, you’re…

Keen to race? Entries open for 2018 Knysna Simola Hillclimb

Next Jaguar Simola Hillclimb dates; May 4-6 2017 Find your entry applications here Invitational events again Classic Car Friday  KNYSNA, South Africa – Entry lists have opened for the ninth 2018 Simola Hillclimb which in 2017 drew 15 000 spectators to the high ground adjacent to one of the most beautiful river estuaries in the…

Skip the trolley – just go to the mall for luxury DS E-Tense(V)

Formula E ace plays midnight mall cowboy Super-luxury DS launched with night drive Closed mall becomes test track for superlimo LONDON, England – DS? It’s a French brand born in Paris in June 2014 to revive a tradition of assembling premium vehicles in the French automotive industry and inspired by the innovation and distinction inherited…

Model updates coming for Fiat 500X Urban and Cross

Fiat 500X Urban and Cross get new look and tech Green and Bronze available for whole 2018 range More personalisation with equipment packs MILAN, Italy – Fiat’s 500X has had a facelift, been issued with new technology, and its sales staff given new strategies “to keep them among the top-five best-sellers across Europe”. And, presumably, here…

‘Season not over yet’ says Ferrari’s optimistic boss

LONDON, England – Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne has saluted his Formula 1 team’s progress with the belief that the 2017 season “is not lost” despite a string of setbacks. Sebastian Vettel, championship leader Lewis Hamilton’s main title rival, is 59 points behind the latter and was a retiree from the October 2017 Japanese GP Prix…

Audi impresses in Formula E track tests at Valencia

  Team AudiSport puts in most laps of all teams Positive assessments by drivers Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi Getting set for next season of quiet auto competition VALENCIA, Spain – The new Audi e-tron FE04 has left a strong impression at the official pre-season testing of the Formula E electric racing series at…