All-wheel steering for all-new Renault Megane Sport (V)

Mégane Renault Sport offers Sport or Cup chassis Manual or efficient dual-clutch auto available Hülkenberg tests the 4Control system on track PARIS, France – The new Mégane Renault Sport will, the automaker claims, be the first hot hatch to have all-wheel steering and will offer customers a choice two chassis set-ups. Renault’s 4Control steering tech…

Datsun vows affordable motoring for young workers

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The importance of mobility and easy commuting is vital to help young people in South Africa to find their places in the job market. Des Fenner, general manager of Datsun South Africa sees affordable motoring as vital in this respect. “We’re wrestling with the provision of integrated public transport,” he said. “The long…

Ducati Multistrada 1200: Shrink the globe on a bulletproof bike

New colours, tyres for road and off-road travel Accessories designed for the less-beaten track Cutting-edge performance, active safety BORGO PANIGALE, Bologna – Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 Enduro, the bikemaker says, is now even more of a globetrotter thanks to the introduction of a Pro version. “The trail-blazing spirit of this the most venturesome Multistrada,” Ducati says, “now reaches…

Stonic: Is this the best-looking Kia yet? We think so…

Powered by a range of light and compact engines Smart packaging for ‘spacious and versatile’ cabin Strong but light body, new driving technologies KIA’S ALL-NEW Stonic is an eye-catching and confident compact crossover set to become an important conquest model for Kia in one of Europe’s newest and fastest-growing vehicle segments. The B-SUV segment currently…

New super-safe Subaru Impreza launched in SA

New generation of Subarus on the brand’s global platform Award-winning safety, smart technologies Impreza as 2016/17 Japanese Car of the Year JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The first Subaru Impreza. complete with a then awesome all-wheel drive and a two-litre Boxer engine, reached South Africa in the same year as did the brand – 1992 Now, a quarter-century later, comes…

Mulgari – is this the ultimate conversion crew?

Signature Vehicle programme for ‘bespoke new models’ Improved performance for current production units First bespoke production car, Mulgari F56 SV, launched BRACKNELL, England – Mulgari Automotive, a UK specialist design, styling and tuning house, has launched a “bespoke vehicle” ownership programme described as ”providing an unrivalled ownership experience… new vehicles tailored and built to personal…

Smart Electric: Prices revealed in UK – ready for a shock?

New Smart Electric to spark interest in UK? Three body styles and as much as 160km range First European customer deliveries expected in July LONDON, England – The smart electric drive range is now on sale, with prices starting from £16 420* for the smart ForTwo electric drive (including OLEV grant of £4 500; total price £20…

Oh boy! How about 300km/h, topless, in McLaren’s V8 supercar

All the exhilaration of open-air high-speed driving Third bodystyle in McLaren’s Sport Series product family Retractable hard-top tech proven in other McLaren Spiders WOKING, England – The just-launched 2017 McLaren 570S Spider has all the dynamism and refinement of the 570S Coupé but with the extra exhilaration of open-air motoring. The cars are hand-assembled in Woking, England, and the 570S…

GM boss Barra wheels out more self-driving Chev Bolts

First company to use mass-produced autonomous cars Test Bolt EV’s have latest self-driving technology GM’s autonomous test fleet has now reached 180 DETROIT, Michigan – General Motors has announced the completion of 130 Chevrolet Bolt EV test vehicles equipped with its “next generation” of self-driving technology at its Orion Assembly Plant in Michigan. The car will join more…

Opel vows SA future after GM pull-out

Brand to expand and strengthen its portfolio Crossland X soon, Grandland X early 2018 Dedicated distributor Williams Hunt from  2018 JOHANNESBURG. Opel says it has cemented its commitment to South Africa with plans to strengthen the brand and grow its market here through a new distributor and fresh vehicles. The Williams Hunt group will be…

Lexus LC 500 Coupe: Cape Town launch for Japan’s finest

Flagship joins global grand-touring coupes 351kW V8 and 10-speed auto transmission New multimedia and safety technology CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Lexus, a sub-brand of the giant Toyota organisation and now generally recognised as builder of some of the world’s most superb automobiles’, has brought a concept car to life. It’s now simply the supercar,…

Audi’s new A8 flagship will sail only as a luxury V8 hybrid

Range-wide adoption of 48V circuitry for big Audis Luxury sedans to have electric drive on all models Flagship model’s world debut July 11 at Barcelona Audi summit   INGOLSTADT, Germany – The next Audi A8 range, due for global debut in July 2017, is to be the brand’s first with an electrified drivetrain as standard as, the automaker…