April 23, 2017

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It has been a frantic week in the motoring world with some rather exciting events taking place, such as the car-smooching competition, Ford's new limited Ranger bakkie and a look at Michael Schumacher's tv ad filmed in SA in 1998...
Posted: April 22, 2017, 4:00 am
Did you know that the Hummer brand lasted only 18 years before it met its demise because of high fuel economy and safety concerns around its vehicles? We list 14 car brands that are no longer around.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 3:58 pm
Volkswagen has been ordered to pay a $2.8-billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 3:01 pm
The Automobile Association has slammed government's road safety and enforcement as 2017 Easter road death statistics showed a 51% increase compared to 2016.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 2:32 pm
'They live among us – the nuggets of brilliance that South African tyre-kickers keep ignoring,' writes Braam Peens as he lists 10 cars 'nobody buys' in SA.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 2:25 pm
'Until such time as road traffic law enforcement becomes about road safety and not generating revenue, nothing can be reasonably expected to change and denying accused persons police bail is not the answer, says JPSA's Howard Dembovsky about the Easter road death toll.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 12:53 pm
From a Dutch Formula 1 anchor's swearing tirade aimed at Max Verstappen to a naked man spotted riding on the bonnet of a car in Pretoria it's been crazy to say the least. Here are the 10 most viewed clips.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 12:46 pm
During a routine police traffic intervention, a driver is seen smashing into a vehicle despite having enough room to overtake the stationary vehicle.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 8:38 am
Flying cars might seem like the stuff of science fiction, but two prototypes were launched on the French Riviera, at an event showcasing 'supercars' in Monaco.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 7:01 am
Tesla is recalling 53 000 cars to address a manufacturing defect that could prevent parking brakes from releasing, reports the automaker.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 5:15 am
Dilini Jayasuriya has won a new sedan in an arduous, week-long competition. What did she have to do to win? Kiss a 2017 Kia Optima for 50 hours!
Posted: April 20, 2017, 2:38 pm
10 people are attempting to win a Kia Optima at a Texas dealer. The competition? To 'kiss' the South Korean sedan for the longest period, outlasting rivals for hours...
Posted: April 20, 2017, 12:48 pm
A court has banned the ride-sharing service Uber from operating in Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 8:33 am
Volvo Cars, the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker, has announced plans to manufacture an electric car in China for sale worldwide.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 8:33 am
'It’s difficult not to have a negative outlook for the medium- to long-term future, given our current economic reality,' says TransUnion as it examines the affect of SA's Junk Status on vehicle prices.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 7:57 am
The near-death of a woman in a US crash has exposed a hole in the government's efforts to get dangerous Takata airbag inflators off the road.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 6:18 am
In the late 1990s, Michael Schumacher drove a Ferrari 355 Spyder in TV commercial for a German jam brand in South Africa. Wheels24 reader Cindi Harding shares her awesome story and images!
Posted: April 19, 2017, 2:01 pm
Volkswagen plans to launch its first all-electric car in China in 2018 with a local partner as Beijing steps up pressure on automakers to reduce reliance on fuel.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 5:08 am
'I hope the change in name doesn’t mean a change in what Subaru delivers, because it’s something quite unique and precious,' writes Alexander Parker as Subaru changes it name.
Posted: April 18, 2017, 12:43 pm
Apple is joining the fiercely competitive race to design self-driving cars, raising the possibility that a company that has already re-shaped culture with its iPhone may try to transform transportation, too
Posted: April 18, 2017, 7:02 am

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