Britain gives green light for autonomous cars

Britain has become the latest country to announce trials for autonomous cars, following in the footsteps of the United States, Japan and Sweden. There will be three cities taking part in the testing, which have yet to be determined. That’s because there is a bid process to be followed, with the successful cities sharing in … Read more

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VW catching Toyota in global vehicle sales

Earlier this month we posted a story regarding VW’s spiralling costs and asthmatic profit margin. It’s not all doom and gloom however. Germany’s biggest automaker is closing in on Toyota as the leader in global vehicle sales thanks to rapid expansion in China. Meanwhile, over the in the East, Toyota has slowed things down in … Read more

PSA Peugeot Citroen posts first profit in 3 years

Ailing French automaker, PSA Peugeot Citroen, has made something of its turnaround plans as it posted a positive contribution from its core auto division for the first time in three years. The company’s plan to trim the model line-up, cut production, raise pricing and trim costs is well under way and producing results way ahead … Read more

Top Gear is “racist”, says Ofcom

This may come across like a bit of déjà vu – and that’s because the issue of Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘racist’ comments during the final episode of Top Gear’s two part piece in Burma has already been raised the world over. The episode aired on March 16 and shortly after Clarkson received criticism for allegedly using … Read more

Kyalami race track sold for R205 million

Kyalami Race Track went on auction yesterday – with much speculation going around that it would land up in the hands of a property developer, thereby destroying South African motorsport history in the process. But it was Toby Venter of Porsche SA who snapped up the track for a cool R205 million, just R5 million more … Read more

VW costs are out of control, says analyst

It’s not often that you hear that the German’s are letting things get out of control (well not since the late 30’s anyway). But it would seem that Germany’s biggest auto-maker, VW, has let its costs run out of control. So much so in fact that its profit margin was just 2.9% in 2013, compared with … Read more

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Driven: Chrysler 300C

There are two things which make a car imposing. Size and its colour. Provided it’s as big as an aircraft carrier and as black as Ozzie Osborn himself, you have the making of a car that’ll scare people into the slow lane quicker than you can say “Radovan Krejčíř”. So when the new Chrysler 300C … Read more

Mazda unveils the all-new Mazda 2

[flagallery gid=1] Mazda revealed the all-new Mazda 2 yesterday, the Japanese manufacturer’s competitor to cars like the Fiesta and Polo. And I’m sure you will concur, from the photos at least, it’s a neat looking thing. No doubt the design team will say that’s because of KODO, something that means ‘Soul of Motion’ in the … Read more

FIFA snub Rosberg’s helmet design

FIFA ‘fair play’ and all that sportsmanship stuff seems to have flown out the window as a recent announcement revealed that the football governing body snubbed Nico Rosberg’s plan to pay tribute to Germany’s world cup victory with a special helmet design. Pooh pooh FIFA. MD HOCKENHEIM Germany (Reuters) – Formula One championship leader Nico … Read more

Ford launches new models into “untapped” Africa

(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co announced 17 new vehicles for Sub-Saharan Africa on Thursday, as carmakers jostle for position in one of the last major markets where potential growth remains largely untapped. The models, among 25 to be introduced by 2016 in a broader product offensive across the Middle East and Africa, draw on the U.S. auto giant’s global vehicle … Read more