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

Buyers' advice, industry, Motoring News, Vehicle sales

Auto industry gets back on the road again

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition has (May 12) published a Government Gazette, which details precise directions regarding the sale of road vehicles and emergency automobile repairs during Level 4 of the Covid-19 invasion.The changes are valid immediately (May 13) to allow the motor industry to start selling vehicles once… Continue reading Auto industry gets back on the road again

Buyers' advice, industry, Motoring News, VW

Good news for VW owners: New-vehicle warranties extended

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - VW SA has extended the period of its warranty claims because of the virus emergency and consequent closing of its dealer operations countrywide.Mike Glendinning, VW SA's sales and marketing boss, told The Corner: “We want to ease the burden placed owners of VW products by the Covid shutdown.''''Many of our customers… Continue reading Good news for VW owners: New-vehicle warranties extended

Ford, industry, Motoring News, new models, sport cars, Vehicle sales

Mustang Day: Ford celebrates sales records for Pony Cars

PRETORIA, South Africa - The Ford brand celebrated April 17 2020 as Mustang Day - the icon-of-motoring's 56th birthday - with two global sales titles, one for becoming the world's best-selling sport car, the other for a fifth consecutive year of being the best-selling sport coupé title. The Mustang has also become America's best-selling sports… Continue reading Mustang Day: Ford celebrates sales records for Pony Cars

commercials, industry, Motoring News, toyota, vehicle technology

Toyota and Hino switching to electric to keep on truckin’

DURBAN, South Africa - There's a swing towards electrification for many forms of transport but Toyota is developing hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles while also bringing Toyota Group electric vehicles to market. A major project to develop a heavy duty fuel cell truck is a joint venture by Toyota and its wholly-owned, truck subsidiary, Hino. There's an… Continue reading Toyota and Hino switching to electric to keep on truckin’

industry, motoring, Motoring News, road offences

Lockdown! How well did your area comply on SA’s roads?

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Following the directive issued by South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa entered a 21-day national lockdown from midnight on March 26 2020 - but has everybody heeded his clarion call?Traffic data from Tracker shows yes - and,, really, no... Here;s how well the roads lockdown is (or isn't) working thanks to… Continue reading Lockdown! How well did your area comply on SA’s roads?

Bakkies, industry, Isuzu, Motoring News, trucks

Isuzu commits to keeping trucks on the road during Covid-19

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - Isuzu Motors SA has acknowledged that essential services to keep the country Africa moving goods during the Covid-19 crisis need support so Chris Jonck, Isuzu SA's after-sales services boss. has committed to keeping its commercial vehicles on the roads. "Our after-sales team is on standby,'' he said, ''and customers can… Continue reading Isuzu commits to keeping trucks on the road during Covid-19

formula 1, industry, Motoring News

No Aussie F1 so top drivers switch to virtual racing

LONDON, England - Formula 1 drivers Max Verstappen and McLaren driver Lando Norris are reported to have plans to race in a CV19-free virtual world on Sunday seeing as how the 2020 season-opening Australian GP.Norris, whose McLaren team pulled out of the Melbourne race weekend before it was cancelled after a team member tested positive… Continue reading No Aussie F1 so top drivers switch to virtual racing