Vehicle servicing? Watch out, there are hackers about!

LONDON, England – The UK’s Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has already welcomed UK government guidelines to protect internet-connected from hackers – but is now urging a focus on the technicians who service such vehicles. It’s perhaps something the SA auto industry should also be investigating. Following the announcement earlier this week (Aug 8-12…

V-Strom 250: Fuel-frugal ‘adventurer’ from Suzuki

How does 3.2 litres/100km sound for commuting? Accessories include three-piece luggage set ‘Cross the city – or go continental’ LONDON, England – Suzuki UK has confirmed pricing for its V-Strom 250, the newest addition to the brand’s adventure range expected in October 2017 In the UK, it will be the equivalent of R78 000, including…

VW Arteon: Fresh ‘five-door’ flagship to sail to SA

Luxurious five-door fastback is new VW flagship ‘Fine design’, state-of-the-art tech, in Arteon Two high-spec trims, clever crash-protection MILTON KEYNES, England – Volkswagen’s new flagship, the Arteon, has reached retailers in the UK and is expected in South Africa towards the end of 2017. Prices in Europe might equate to about a half-million rands. The…

Demonising diesel: Shock/horror fades so interest returns

UK owners of diesel cars ban shock 10 months gone since govt ‘year 2040’ ban threat Ads interest slump over at Auto Trader LONDON, England – It’s been almost 10 months since “demonizing diesel” became the new “it” subject in the UK media, sparking speculation of a diesel scrappage scheme and the very future of…

Dacia gets ***** brand reliability rating

One of four five-star brands in Which? Car Guide 36 manufacturers rated in 44 000 survey More than 44 000 UK car owners surveyed LONDON, England – Dacia has been rated as one the most reliable car brands out of 36 manufacturers in the 2017 Which? Car Guide – out-performing many well-established and/or premium brands. Dacia was…

Money fears? Could autonomous become parlous on profit?

FRANKFURT, Germany / DETROIT, Michigan – BMW and Daimler, the world’s top luxury automakers, have announced alliances with suppliers with the aim of having more engineers to develop self-driving cars. But is there another motive behind these deals? Executives and industry experts are concerned that such cars might not be sufficiently profitable for keen investment….

VW SA puts exclusive shine on 50 Beetles

Get something special – one of 50 Beetles Turbo engine, 110kW of power on tap Want more? Then check the options list WANT TO own one (or perhaps a your/significant other’s pair?) of only 50 special VW Beetles? The limited run of 50 is being offered by VW SA through participating dealers across the country…

Kubica on F1 comeback trail with a test in Hungary?

HUNGARORING, Hungary – Robert Kubica has completed 142 laps of the Hungarian Grand Prix circuit during an endurance test that could lead to a Formula 1 racing comeback more than six years after the Polish driver’s career was cut short by a rally crash. READ THE full Reuters feature here. WATCH A VIDEO of an…

Marquez conquers Kitzbuhel snow slope – upwards (V)

KITZBUHEL, Austria – Spanish MotoGP champion Marc Marquez opted for an alternative way to tackle one of the toughest Alpine ski courses in Europe – charging up it on his Honda race bike, with a little help from some spiked ice tyres. Read the full story here. Watch the video here

Nissan Navara Trek-1°: 400-unit special Tekna for UK

All-new Nissan Navara Trek-1° special for UK market Only 400 units of the award winning pick-up available Based on double-cab Tekna with added styling features LONDON, England – Nissan UK has created a special version of the Nissan Navara (launched in South Africa earlier in 2017) with extra off-road stuff and badged it Navara Trek-1°….

First images: 2018 Suzuki Swift for Frankfurt

SUZUKI Motor Corporation will officially reveal its 2018 Swift Sport at the 67th Frankfurt auto show on September 12 but has, meanwhile, released some teaser images – and a video. The automaker also made available a brief teaser video of the new model together with some history of the Sport model since 2005. “Embodying the brand’s…

Budding Leaf: Aero shape, longer range and WOW looks!

YOKOHAMA, Japan – The upcoming new Nissan Leaf battery car will feature an improved aerodynamic design to make it more efficient and able to travel further with a tanked-up battery – the bane of electric cars so far. The new Leaf looks nothing like its rather podgy ancestor – indeed, The Corner thinks it gives…