Video: Did Porsche Macan fail 'Elk Test'?

A Porsche Macan has allegedly failed Sweden's so-called 'Elk Test', designed to simulate what might happen when a car swerves suddenly to avoid a moose or other road obstacle. Watch the video and decide for yourself!

Next-gen CLS coupe: 9-speed auto in SA

Mercedes-Benz SA has revised its four-door CLS Coupe with new exterior and interior style changes, upgraded tech and a nine-speed auto. We have gallery images, prices and full specifications!

Industry News

Wow! US petrol now cheaper than water

2014-10-31 13:51

Americans are rejoicing! The price of crude oil has dropped so far that petrol in the US is down to around $3/gallon - the equivalent of R8.60/litre and cheaper than water.

Fiat-Chrysler to spin-off Ferrari

2014-10-30 07:24

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to spin-off Ferrari into a separate company, a decision that follows an awkward management transition that saw long-time Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo resign.

Audi issues huge recall: SA A4 owners affected

2014-10-29 15:00

Audi will recall thousands of its A4 models, including its A4 Allroad, to repair an airbag software issue. More than 16 000 South African owners are affected.

Hyundai gets record-high safety score

2014-10-27 12:09

Hyundai's luxury sedan, Genesis, has scored an incredible 36.88 points out of 37, making it the highest-scoring car in the history of Australia's new car assessment programme.

Faulty-airbags: Maker Takata probed

2014-10-24 11:07

US justice officials are investigating Japanese autoparts-maker Takata as the government stepped up warnings about the danger of its faulty airbags, with recalls affecting 7.8-million vehicles.

Daimler ditches shares in Tesla

2014-10-23 09:58

Daimler has sold its stake in US battery-car company Tesla but will maintain its support and joint ventures between each other's products.

Deegan: New mud tyre from Mickey Thompson

2014-10-22 12:31

An updated range of Mickey Thompson 4x4 tyres in South Africa pays homage to truck-racing champion Brian Deegan – and the latest is the Deegan 38 mud rubber.

Top tips to prevent fuel-card fraud

2014-10-22 11:27

Depressing thought for fleet managers: Drivers pilfering from employers are responsible for 98% of fuel-card fraud. So says a report from Standard Bank - which says it has answers...

Automakers urged to repair 'exploding' air bags

2014-10-21 10:01

US authorities on Monday urged owners of vehicles with potentially deadly defective Takata air bags to seek repairs. The recall involves Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and General Motors.

Is govt going to play the Joule joke again?

2014-10-15 15:08

South Africa's first electric car, the Joule, has not been completely abandoned. According to local government, prototypes are being used to "support local component manufacturing associated with electric vehicles".

UPDATE: Toyota SA responds to global recall

2014-10-15 10:39

Toyota has issued a global recall of 1.75-million vehicles to correct brake and other problems that pose a fire risk. Find out which South African Toyota and Lexus cars are affected...

Infiniti Q50 turbo joins growing SA range

22/10/2014 06:55 Four months have slipped by since the Infiniti Q50 supersedan was launched in KZN for South African buyers. What might be called the baby of the family has now arrived: the Q50 2.0 turbopetrol.

TOPCAR

Update: Peugeot 3008

20/01/2012 08:41 Wayne takes his Peugoet 3008 on a journey to discover what more the pudgy Frenchie has to offer.

Style upgrade for rugged Pajero in SA

Mitsubishi SA has launched a spruced-up version of its Pajero 4x4 diesel range with a exterior and cabin enhancements, including a tech upgrade. We have a gallery, prices and specs.

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