New names for next-gen electric Volvos
New names for next-gen electric Volvos

Electric Volvos of the future will be named differently than their outgoing combustion-engined stablemates. Volvo's shift into the electric age will reportedly be marked by a distinct change in the Swedish firm's model naming conventions.

By Gero Lilleike 23 hours ago

Audi RS Q E-tron Dakar racer revealed
Audi RS Q E-tron Dakar racer revealed

A few months ago Audi announced that it would be tackling the 2022 Dakar Rally. After success on the world rally stages, and more recent dominance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the German automaker has decided to combine the off-road and endurance disciplines for a new challenge. The Audi Dakar RS Q E-Tron has been revealed to the world.

2 days ago

The new BMW 4 Series Coupé: The next chapter
The new BMW 4 Series Coupé: The next chapter

It was Henry Ford who said that you can have any colour you want, as long as it is black. On the flip side of that, there is a myriad of pop and rock songs with 'black' in the title that comes to mind. AC/DC's Back in Black, The Rolling Stones' Paint it Black, Pearl Jam's Black and Metallica's Fade to Black are just some of the chart-toppers that come to mind. But back to cars. Some of the world's best sports cars are best suited in the colour black, and the recently launched BMW 420d Coupe is no exception. Even when it stands still, it looks fast. And the colour just suits the coupe version of the 420 series.

Naresh MaharajBy Naresh Maharaj 2 days ago

Mercedes-Benz plans to be all-electric by 2030
Mercedes-Benz plans to be all-electric by 2030

As electrification becomes a primary focus for car manufacturers in the long term, Mercedes-Benz is aiming to be all-electric by the end of the decade, market conditions permitting.

23 Jul 2021

Good news about South Africa's automotive retail sector
Good news about South Africa's automotive retail sector

South Africa's automotive market appears to have regained momentum and activity is matching or exceeding pre-Covid-19 levels, according to data from Lightstone Auto's vehicle analysis and pricing platform Live.

23 Jul 2021

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Global spark plug supplier accused of price fixing

The Competition Commission has accused the Japanese NGK Spark Plug Company Limited (NGK Limited), together with its South African subsidiary - NGK SA, of price fixing and collusion in respect of spark plugs.

22 Jul 2021

Isuzu's X-Rider marks the spot
Isuzu's X-Rider marks the spot

It's war out there, and Isuzu is taking on the enemy with a battle-hardened warrior in shiny new armour. Meet the D-Max 300 Double Cab X-Rider, a lifestyle-workhorse combo that blends a pretty face with rugged reliability. You may not care either way, but it's worth noting that this bakkie attracts attention.

By Alan Duggan 22 Jul 2021




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