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Merc's X-Class bakkie gets axed

Mercedes-Benz will soon cease production of its double-cab bakkie.

SEE | Here's the bakkie of the decade

'Our choice for bakkie of the decade is slow, date and indispensable,' writes Lance Branquinho.

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General Motors scraps Aussie car brand Holden

2020-02-17 06:47

General Motors announced it would scrap struggling Australian car brand Holden, with engineering, design and sales operations to be wound down in the coming months.

Volkswagen offered €830-million settlement for German diesel cases

2020-02-14 14:59

Car giant Volkswagen said it had offered €830-million to settle a mass lawsuit from German customers over its "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal.

Here are three major reasons why the Mercedes-Benz X-Class failed

2020-02-02 06:00

Following reports that Mercedes-Benz will seize production of its X-Class, we list possible reasons why the German automaker made that decision.

Elon Musk hands over made-in-China Teslas to early buyers in Shanghai

2020-01-07 16:00

Tesla CEO Elon Musk presented the first batch of made-in-China cars to ordinary buyers in a milestone for the company's new Shanghai 'giga-factory'.

OPINION | South African motor dealers’ road to recovery needs clear lanes

2019-10-17 14:30

The South African franchised motor dealer environment is under huge pressure at the moment as a potential loss of jobs remains a possibility. Mark Dommisse of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA), discusses the topic.

Harley-Davidson puts electric bike on hold

2019-10-16 10:12

Harley-Davidson announced that it had suspended production and delivery of its LiveWire electric motorcycle, which the brand had rolled out as part of a diversification push.

OPINION | Volvo aces in-car tech as it readies to launch an Android-powered Volvo XC40 EV

2019-10-13 09:45

'Society has finally reached a point where a car manufacturer understands that users are deeply rooted into the apps that we use on our mobile devices and it’s silly to try and break those habits', writes Lindsey Schutters.

General Motors workers struggle with daily expenses as long strike continues

2019-10-12 11:37

Betty Johnson, who has worked on General Motors assembly lines in Michigan and Tennessee for more than 34 years, said she knew a strike by the United Auto Workers would mean personal sacrifice.

Renault ousts CEO Bollore, hoping to close out Ghosn era

2019-10-11 14:35

French carmaker Renault sacked its chief executive Thierry Bollore, the latest turbulence to rock the company since the arrest of his ex-boss Carlos Ghosn on financial misconduct charges in 2018.

Nissan celebrates Godzilla with GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition

04/09/2019 04:30 Nissan has launched the latest edition of its iconic GT-R to celebrate 50 years of the firm's iconic Skyline GT-R. Sean Parker drove the 408kW Japanese performance car in Gauteng.
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