electric cars, Fiat, industry, Motoring News, new models

Latest Fiat 500 curtsies to Italian politicos for electric launch

ROME, Italy - The 2020 version of the now venerable Fiat 500 has had its institutional debut at the Palazzo del Quirinale where the battery buggy was shown to Italian president Sergio Mattarella then to Palazzo Chigi, to be shown to Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte. The little car is the third generation of the… Continue reading Latest Fiat 500 curtsies to Italian politicos for electric launch

driver training, Ford, industry, Motoring News, road safety

Driving skills for life: Take some advice from Ford

PRETORIA, South Africa - Ford’s Driving Skills For Life programme has refused to stop reminding young drivers about the importance of safe road-use despite now being a not particularly active part of the year for training.Think Covid-19 and the ANC's restrictions on road-travel...DSFL, using new products such as the Ford Figo Freestyle and EcoSport Ambiente… Continue reading Driving skills for life: Take some advice from Ford

4x4, Buyers' advice, industry, Motoring News, new models, off-road

Ineos Auto reveals upcoming super-tough Grenadier 4×4

LONDON, England - Ineos Automotive has revealed the exterior design of the Grenadier, a future no-nonsense 4x4 vehicle for the world for which steps have been taken on the road towards production. And there is no doubt about where the inspiration for what is intended to be the toughest, go-anywhere, last forever, on- and off-roader… Continue reading Ineos Auto reveals upcoming super-tough Grenadier 4×4

driver training, driving tips, industry, Motoring News, road safety, trucks

Beaten the ‘flu bug? Time to take on your fuel bill…

WHAT GOES DOWN MUST GO UP! That's the First Law of the Fuel Price around the world and South Africa is no exception with stiff increases already in place to add to the misery of the Covid plague. Before June 2020's hefty fuel price increase South Africa saw large decreases in the fuel price. Which… Continue reading Beaten the ‘flu bug? Time to take on your fuel bill…

Buyers' advice, industry, lexus, Motoring News, toyota

Toyota back into high gear with parts warehouse build

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Toyota SA has moved into high gear with a R365-million project to double the size of its East Rand parts distribution warehouse to 80 000m² to create the largest such building in the southern hemisphere. Toyota SA's president and CEO Andrew Kirkby told The Corner in a media release: “This investment will… Continue reading Toyota back into high gear with parts warehouse build

industry, Isuzu, Motoring News

Jobs for youth: Isuzu SA takes on 72 industry trainees

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - Isuzu Motors SA is supporting the country's Youth Employment Service (YES) programme by placing 72 candidates for the first time in 2020. The programme was launched by the country's president, Cyril Ramaphosa, in 2018 to give young South Africans paid work experience. Wayne Osborne, Isuzu SA's training manager, said the… Continue reading Jobs for youth: Isuzu SA takes on 72 industry trainees

Buyers' advice, industry, Motoring News, Vehicle sales

Motomatch: Beating the virus through power of the net

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - A new product called Motomatch claims to be ''an exceptionally beneficial'' tool to drive the sustainability of the auto industry and dealer networks during the Covid-19 lockdown. So, what is it...? Well, the media information sent to The Corner says it's an ''innovative virtual marketplace and lead generator that connects… Continue reading Motomatch: Beating the virus through power of the net

Battery Cars, conversions, electric cars, industry, Motoring News, vehicle technology

Small, but mighty: Electric conversions for many vehicles

LONDON, England - Customers in the UK can now order Swindon Powertrain’s High Power Density (HPD) 80kW 'crate' EV system that, its maker says, is smaller and lighter than the concept. It's punted as being ideal for classic-car conversions, sport, recreation, and light commercial applications with deliveries to start in August 2020 (more details on… Continue reading Small, but mighty: Electric conversions for many vehicles

Buyers' advice, industry, Motoring News

Selling? Trading-in? Expert tips on getting the right price

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Most cars are depreciating assets. This means the value of your car is likely to decrease the longer you own it and further you drive it. However, there are ways to avoid its value decreasing more than absolutely necessary. In this article, WesBank highlights some of the key factors that… Continue reading Selling? Trading-in? Expert tips on getting the right price

industry, lexus, Motoring News, toyota

Japanese culture on wheels: Sink into a Lexus dreamworld

Enjoy Japanese Studio Ghibli’s anime films Unleash the chef in you – DIY sushi Lexus LFA on Toyota museum collection JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Lexus has added sushi tutorials to its Studio Ghibli on Netflix as a way to fill homebound lockdown days by learning Japanese culture from books, films, and technology. Here are nine ways… Continue reading Japanese culture on wheels: Sink into a Lexus dreamworld