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Honda America gets Wing and CRF updates for 2021

TORRANCE, California - Honda America's first new-model announcement of 2021 confirms a refreshed member of the Gold Wing family with a number of upgrades intended to deliver more long-distance comfort and convenience. One is a larger ''boot'' on the bikes to accommodate two full-face crash helmets. Honda America also announced upgrades to its smallest dual-sport… Continue reading Honda America gets Wing and CRF updates for 2021

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Spare-wheel locks: Get the best before you need them

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Grip-Tech, a manufacturer of mechanical anti-theft devices, has added Isuzu to its catalogue of locks for underslung spare wheels. The company now covers five vehicle brands in South Africa with Grip-Tech’s Auto-Grip spare-wheel locks: the other four are Ford, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Hyundai. Such locks are also supplied for Toyota and… Continue reading Spare-wheel locks: Get the best before you need them

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Nissan Sentra in top 3 for US ‘Car of the Year’ title

NEW YORK - Nissan's Sentra has been chosen as one of three finalists for the 2021 North American Car of the Year award as chosen by a ''jury'' of 50 independent American and Canadian automotive journalists. The final choices will be announced on January 11, 2021. ''Nissan America's Sentra,'' the automaker says, ''has refinement, technology,… Continue reading Nissan Sentra in top 3 for US ‘Car of the Year’ title

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Driving tips: How to deal with reckless road-users

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - While you were driving to your 2020 year-end holiday destination you probably encountered at least one reckless driver whose lousy road skills put you and your family in harm's way. Even when back on the roads for normal driving - work, social, sport - real drivers will be watching for… Continue reading Driving tips: How to deal with reckless road-users

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It’s 75 years since the Beetle was hatched by a Brit in Germany

Series production started just after Christmas 1945British Major Ivan Hirst enabled vehicle productionProject starts with considerable improvisation HERNDON, Virginia - Series production of the Volkswagen Limousine began on December 27 1945 in Wolfsburg, Germany, as a vehicle referred to in-house as 'Type 1' but soon to become world-famous as the VW Beetle. The vehicle’s unique… Continue reading It’s 75 years since the Beetle was hatched by a Brit in Germany

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Don’t look now, but a robot’s plugging into your car…

First glimpse of the prototype charging robotInfrastructure 'key to success of electric mobility'Charging and charging systems 'core issues' WOLFSBURG, Germany - VW Group Components has sent The Corner a first glimpse of the prototypes of its mobile charging robot, describd as ''one of the visionary charging concepts VW hopes will expand the charging infrastructure over… Continue reading Don’t look now, but a robot’s plugging into your car…

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Post-festive season driving tips: What to do after a crash?

SOME FAMILIES have not yet set off for their annual holiday - especially those catering for the end-of-the-year rush - but they too will be worried about the possibility of a road crash en route. The unfortunate truth, says MasterDrive's bossman Eugene Herbert, is that it can still happen so imagine a scene where you're… Continue reading Post-festive season driving tips: What to do after a crash?

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Jaguars ready not to roar into 2021 battery-car racing

PRETORIA, South Africa - Jaguar Racing has revealed its i-Type 5 battery=powered race car throughg a Covid-beating virtual launch before season seven of the ABB FIA Formula E world championship. And names the cars' drivers. The electric single-seaters will each have a new in-house power train scheduled to run for two consecutive seasons with engineers' focus… Continue reading Jaguars ready not to roar into 2021 battery-car racing

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Electric Fiat 500 gets French ‘green car’ award

FCA’s first full-electric car adds two more awards'Green Car' in France, UK's 'Car of Year'/'Best Small Electric'Red Dot award and Auto Motor und Sport 'Best Design' JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The latest Fiat 500 has scored a double win - one in France, the other in Britain - “Green Car” at the Automobile Awards 2020… Continue reading Electric Fiat 500 gets French ‘green car’ award

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Distracted driving: At last – an app to help cure phone temptation

JOHANNEBURG, South Africa - A rising challenge on global roads that's posing just as large a challenge, as inebriated driving is distracted driving. What's that, you might well ask... Well, many drivers don't literally drink and drive but the same cannot be said about driving with a cellphone in one hand. Whether, asks MasterDrive, this… Continue reading Distracted driving: At last – an app to help cure phone temptation