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High-Rider leads Toyota push for new drive units

Three new models, each a unique vehicle Fuel-saving shells, electric drives Take your own generating on camping trips PARIS, France - Toyota's all-new Coupe High-Rider crossover SUV is the latest example of the what the automaker says is a drive towards greater stylistic freedom. Akio Toyoda’s determination "to allow greater stylistic freedom and promote creative engineering"… Continue reading High-Rider leads Toyota push for new drive units

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Debut at 2016 Paris auto show

Outlander's design overhauled, top to bottom More driver involvement thanks to uprated chassis Outlander PHEV under evaluation for SA market PARIS, France - Mitsubishi Motors is sending a strong statement about the company's future at the 2016 Paris auto show, its onslaught led by SUV contenders such as the refreshed Outlander and the Outlander Plug-In… Continue reading Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Debut at 2016 Paris auto show

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Electric mobility: Mercedes flips the switch

Two motors, 700Nm, five sec to 100km/h EQ concept for all Mercedes vehicles EQ? Means 'Electric Intelligence' PARIS, France - Mercedes-Benz is using its "Generation EQ" model at the Paris auto show to demonstrate how electric cars might soon move into the fast lane. It's not only the high-tech car's world premiere but the start of… Continue reading Electric mobility: Mercedes flips the switch

PURE ELECTRIC McLAREN: Image: Newspress/McLaren
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Special offer: Brand-new McLaren for R6560

Classic aspirational wheels by McLaren One car in which size matters No driving licence needed, just be little LONDON, England - Want a brand-new McLaren that you'll let the kids drive for less than R6600? Nope, not a joke... McLaren retailers worldwide are offering a pure electric McLaren P1 complete with central driving seat and… Continue reading Special offer: Brand-new McLaren for R6560

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Smart electric: Cleaning up on the tiny convertible

World premiere for Smart electric drive Electrification now for all Smart models Electric drive 'more sensible than ever' STUTTGART, Germany / PARIS, France - The new Smart Electric Drive, its maker is claiming at the Paris auto show," is making battery-car mobility more attractive than ever". Why? Because its maker says battery-powered electric drivet combines the… Continue reading Smart electric: Cleaning up on the tiny convertible

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Firefly: Hot news for sub-teen learner drivers!

Out of the pram and into the Firefly Driving tuition for pre-schoolers 'Mommy, can I drive myself to creche?' LONDON, England - What is believed to be the first battery-car especially for five- to 10-year-olds has been released. It's called Firefly and was birthed by a division of Young Driver in the UK. Young Driver… Continue reading Firefly: Hot news for sub-teen learner drivers!

POWER TO THE PEOPLE: Well, to BMW and Nissan owners in Cape Town as three battery-car charging stations open at the Waterfront. Image: Motorpress
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Nissan/BMW go plug-in at Cape’s Waterfront

Park and power-up at Cape's Waterfront BMW/Nissan team up for fuel efficiency More charging stations planned nationwide CAPE TOWN - Nissan and BMW have switched on the first of many planned coastal charging stations for electric vehicles at the Mother City's world-famous Waterfront. Nissan SA and BMW Group SA have added momentum to Cape Town’s… Continue reading Nissan/BMW go plug-in at Cape’s Waterfront

KIA GOES SUPERHYBRID: The 2016 Kia Optima PHEV has been launched in Europe. Image: Newspress/Kia Motors
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Kia launches luxury plug-in Optima battery-car

62km/litre listed after official road test 50km+ on battery power alone Combined power 151kW, 375Nm of torque Kia's stated mission to reduce the average CO2 emissions of its range by 25% before 2020 has been boosted by the launch in the UK of the company's first plug-in hybrid, the Optima PHEV. It's priced at the equivalent of (Aug 2016)… Continue reading Kia launches luxury plug-in Optima battery-car

Pebble Beach Maybach 6. Image: Mercedes
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Maybach 6: Fresh Vision on ‘the age of aero’

Study of ultra-stylish luxury-class coupé 'Ultimate in luxury' the Maybach 6 Homage to 'glorious age of aero' STUTTGART, Germany, PEBBLE BEACH, California - Every August classic car fans from around the world converge on Pebble Beach in California for a very special beauty contest, the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elégance. The 2016 gathering of magnificent classic… Continue reading Maybach 6: Fresh Vision on ‘the age of aero’

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Dumping diesel! UK buyers sliding back to petrol

Huge turnaround as UK buyers swing to petrol Environment now gets back seat in car deals Cost, performance and economy preferred LONDON, England - A swing from the popularity of economical diesel-powered to petrol vehicles shows a changing mood among buyers. That's how a UK What Car? intelligence survey pans out: it shows more than… Continue reading Dumping diesel! UK buyers sliding back to petrol