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Lotus Elise turns 25 – and its launch turned heads at Frankfurt

LONDON, England - The Lotus Elise was unveiled in September 25 years ago ( September 1995) and was acknowledged, Lotus says, as ''a once-in-a-generation car so instilled with motor industry culture that it became a legend and an icon in its lifetime''.The technology under the skin, how it was named after the grand-daughter of the… Continue reading Lotus Elise turns 25 – and its launch turned heads at Frankfurt

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Wireless battery management for GM’s next-gen EVs

OSHAWA, Ontario - General Motors is about to become the first automaker to use an almost completely wireless battery management system for production battery cars. GM told The Corner the system would become a primary driver of GM’s ability to, evebtually, power many types of electric vehicles from a common set of battery components. It's… Continue reading Wireless battery management for GM’s next-gen EVs

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Maserati MC20: Trident-sharpened and carbon fibre to its core

MODENA, Italy - Maserati's MC20, a corporately-proclaimed 'masterpiece' from the Italian sport car brand, is scheduled for launch in South Africa in early 2021 and for sure the wealthy and the tenderpreneurs for which South Africa is becoming world-famous will be interested in such a brilliant status symbol. It is, quite simply, a stunningly beautiful… Continue reading Maserati MC20: Trident-sharpened and carbon fibre to its core

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Nissan, Renault, Uber allies in anti-carbon war

LONDON, England - Automotive alliance partners Renault and Nissan have signed a 'memorandum of understanding' with taxi group Uber to switch completely to electric vehicles across Europe. The European markets include Britain, France, the Netherlands, and Portugal and will follow an ''already successful'' trial between Nissan and Uber in the UK. The memo was announced… Continue reading Nissan, Renault, Uber allies in anti-carbon war

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VW’s Amarok – ‘the Wolf’ – now bites with a new V6

• VW launching its most powerful Amarok yet • 190kW three-litre V6 turbodiesel superbakkie • Big luxury truck 'a best-selling derivative' JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - When the last quarter of 2020 arrives (and the Christmas sleigh is nigh!) Volkswagen's automobile showrooms will have a big new brute on its showroom floor - its most powerful… Continue reading VW’s Amarok – ‘the Wolf’ – now bites with a new V6

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Project Gelandewagen: Hands off the world’s best off-roader!

STUTTGART, Germany - Meet Project Geländewagen - the first outcome of a Mercedes-Benz and chief creative director and founder of Off-White and men’s artistic director with Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh. It was, given the Chinese 'flu epidemic, revealed through a digital launch. The project - led by Mercedes-Benz chief designer Gorden Wagener, and Abloh, took… Continue reading Project Gelandewagen: Hands off the world’s best off-roader!

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Trading in? Don’t forget to de-data before handing the keys

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Modern cars come with a number of features intended to make driving easier and to keep you in contact with family and friends, and entertained.Think infotainment, connectivity for a no-hands phone, satellite navigation, music while you drive - and no CDs cluttering the cubby.On the other hand, being ''connected'' means the… Continue reading Trading in? Don’t forget to de-data before handing the keys

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Bugatti Chiron: Going in big circles at R70 000 000 a pop

Bugatti's Chiron Pur Sport1 and Chiron Super Sport 300+1 are two extreme hyper sport-cars. They came come together for the first time for development test drives at the Nardo Technical Centre. NARDO, Italy and MOLSHEIM, France - A 12.6km circular track whose outer edge tilts towards the centre by more than 12 degrees is ideal… Continue reading Bugatti Chiron: Going in big circles at R70 000 000 a pop

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Meet Prince Xpander – son of Dakar rally’s King Pajero

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Mitsubishi Motors Indonesia has been working with XRT to prepare the automaker's Xpander AP4 for its first off-road rally trials and Naoya Nakamura, president of MM Indonesia, told The Corner in a media release:“Our collaboration with the XRT team in realising the first modified seven-seater MPV crossover and joining the AP4 Rally… Continue reading Meet Prince Xpander – son of Dakar rally’s King Pajero

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Tesla the Goliath in US battery-car sales: 82% market share

DATA PRESENTED by Buy Shares indicates that Tesla accounted for 82% of all-electric vehicles sold in the United States during the first half of 2020 - a total of 87 398 units.This, news media report, dwarfs all other battery cars with 71 375 sales with the Tesla Model 3 moving the most - 38 314.The… Continue reading Tesla the Goliath in US battery-car sales: 82% market share