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The Most Serious Threat Facing the Auto Industry? Carpooling

In under two years, app-powered carpooling has become mainstream. UberPOOL rides now account for 20 percent of all Uber rides worldwide, according to Mary Meeker’s latest Internet Trends report, which came out this morning. That figure would appear to justify the anxiety plaguing so many automakers today: people don’t want to …

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Meet the pinnacle of Mercedes SUVs

New networked control systems enhances the superior driving experience. More power, better dynamics, more equipment features – with a rated output of 430kW, a discrete suspension and a revised AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic transmission, the new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC marks the pinnacle of Mercedes SUVs. With the change of model designation, Mercedes-AMG is emphasising the proximity to the S-Class. A look …

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Motor industry driving Tshwane economy: Mayor

Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa on Tuesday paid tribute to the automotive sector for driving the capital city’s economy during the current challenging global economic conditions. “I assume all of us have seen in the recent months investments made in the automotive sector of the our economy which currently accounts for …

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Behind the Scenes of the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

jaguar Simola Hillclimb

The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb originated as a mere dream shared by a couple of motorsport enthusiasts, but since the very first edition came to fruition in 2009, it has set the benchmark for the most enthralling and accessible form of racing in the country. Now in its seventh year, and …

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VW Will Buy Back Your Cheating, Polluting Diesel

VW Will Buy Back Your Cheating, Polluting Diesel

Volkswagen wants to buy back the 500,000 or so diesel cars that it programmed to cheat on US emissions test, or repair them and compensate owners for their trouble. Under a plan that Reuters says VW is expected to present to a federal judge on Thursday, the German automaker will offer a …

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Navigation market for self-driving cars heats up

From cartographers on foot to gathering data from vehicles equipped with sensors, a Japanese company that started out making guides listing public hot spring baths is taking a leap into the world of autonomous driving. Zenrin, Japan’s biggest mapmaker which counts Google and Toyota among its clients, intends to build …

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New home for Bentley SA

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Bentley has entered a new era for luxury and performance motoring, following the announcement that Toby Venter (CEO – LSM Distributors) has secured the distribution and dealer rights for this luxury vehicle brand in South Africa. “We were inspired by Bentley’s rich heritage, from their numerous racing triumphs, to the …

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Watch: Meet the Bugatti Chiron

bugatti chiron

How much do you really know about the new Bugatti Chiron? The 1,500-hp car will reach 60 mph in a manufacturer-estimated 2.4 seconds and cost nearly R40 million, but do you know how many Bugatti can make in a year? Or how many cars the average Chiron buyer owns? The …

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Ferrari shares turbo-charged by Soros stake announcement

Ferrari shares closed 10.4 percent higher at 34.45 euros. In a statement filed with US Securities and Exchange Commission, Soros said his fund owned 850,000 Ferrari shares at the end of last year, representing 0.45 percent in the car maker and worth $40.8 million. Legendary carmaker Ferrari completed its spinoff …

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