Isuzu KB X-Rider 'offers great value' Based on KB250 Hi-Rider 4x2 Extended and Double cab Three colours, lots of touches to cabin Isuzu SA has added a "special value" model to its bakkie range - a KB X-Rider based on the 250 HO Hi-Rider 4x2 in extended and double cab body styles. The new model… Continue reading New KB X-Rider – but does it have 4×4?
TU-Automotive’s SUSAN KUCHINSKAS explores the hype around autonomous drive vehicles, an article particularly relevant this week as BMW announced a partnership stating that such vehicles would be on the roads by 2021. Autonomous vehicles are at the peak of a hype cycle, says Thilo Koslowski, vice-president, analyst and founder of the Automotive Practice Division at… Continue reading Autonomous cars: Beware the hype!
Fleets of fully autonomous cars in cities BMW, Intel and Mobileye to collaborate Three companies share a common vision and goal MUNICH, Germany - BMW Group, Intel, and Mobileye are joining forces to make self-driving vehicles and future mobility concepts reals. Scary? Read on... These three automotive, technology and computer vision and machine-learning industries say… Continue reading Big 3’s five-year vow: Full auto autonomy by 2021
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - New vehicle sales in South Africa in June 2016 continued to decline with aggregated sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA showing they're down by 10.6%, year-on-year. The tiotal: 44 939 – 5311 fewer than June 2015. Total industry sales are down 9.9%, year-to-date,10.4% and 8.9% respectiely… Continue reading Crashing car sales continue auto horror story
40 years of Golf GTI - anniversary of an icon Golf GTI Clubsport develops 213kW (briefly) 0-100km/h? Get there in 5.9 seconds Early in 2016 the VW Golf GTI - the 'hot-hatch' icon - celebrated 40 years of production. It all began in 1976 when only 5000 units of badged "GTI" were planned. Four decades… Continue reading Price at last! VW Golf GTI Clubsport arrives
'Grand Tourer' coupe from Lexus stable RC 200t, the most recent addition to the RC range Turbo engine has two running cycles The term 'GT', Lexus says, is often thrown around in motoring circles when referring to two-door coupés but what exactly, the automaker asks, does it mean? Its answer: The term originates from the Italian… Continue reading Gran Turismo Lexus style: The RC 200t launched
Two versions, three engines, lots of accessories Ladder-frame chassis, two or all-wheel drive Choice of auto or manual five-speed gearbox Fiat's Fullback bakkie (named, Fiat SA tells us, for the rugby or American football position) has arrived in South Africa in three models, three trim levels and with a choice of one petrol or two… Continue reading Fiat SA goes full-size with double-cab bakkie
The Volvo S90, the Swedish automaker's new flagship luxury sedan, will be launched in South Africa towards the end of 2016 and, the automaker says, "set benchmarks for comfort, luxury, technology, design, efficiency - and semi-autonomous driving." The sedans will build on a foundation laid by the XC90 (already in South Africa) and compete in… Continue reading New Volvo flagship: Models and prices (V)
Jaguar F-Pace makes two-wheel debut at Goodwood festival Gravity-defying drive up the Goodwood hill Stuntman Terry Grant drive, pal climbs out the window GOODWOOD, England - Jaguar's F-Pace has given a dramatic display of dynamic driving and control with stunt driver Terry Grant taking it up the Goodwood Hill. On two wheels. Professional freestyle motorcycle… Continue reading Jag F-Pace does Goodwood Hill – on two wheels (V)
Mercedes-AMG GT R 'developed in Green Hell' Front-mid-engine concept and transaxle 'Max dynamics' from forged-alloy rims 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT R Image: Mercedes-AMG AFFALTERBACH, Germany - From the world's most demanding racetrack directly to the road: Never before has Mercedes-AMG packed so much motorsport technology into a production vehicle than into the new AMG GT R.… Continue reading ‘Green Hell forged Merc’s new AMG GT R’