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EVERY Nissan Leaf EV to be built with renewable energy as solar farm doubles

Nissan has received the green light to double the size of its solar energy farm at its giant Sunderland factory


Toyota promises to sell only zero-emissions cars in Europe by 2035


Polestar 3 electric SUV previewed with camouflaged prototype

Polestar is beginning a rollout of multiple models, and its first preview into the future was the Precept, a concept that will become the Polestar 5. That model is still a few years away, but next year we'll be getting the Polestar 3, the brand's first electric SUV. And the company has even provided a peek with a camouflaged prototype. Though the P...


Old School Bus Gets New Life As Cozy Tiny Home On Wheels

It's completely DIY, which makes this conversion even more awesome.


Audi’s new e-tron: When familiarity signals the remarkable

The sheer ordinariness of the e-tron, Audi’s new electric SUV, belies an extraordinary technological shift.


Lexus RZ battery electric crossover teased

Lexus has dropped a teaser video glimpsing the brand's first fully electric vehicle to be sold in the U.S. Called the Lexus RZ, it features the angular styling we've come to expect from Toyota's luxury marque, but underneath the sheetmetal we're probably getting a foundation we've seen quite a bit of in recent weeks. That's because the Lexus RZ is ...


New Opel Astra estate revealed, but will remain forbidden fruit for wagon-averse SA

Opel station wagons were once a common sight on South African roads, but sadly the new Astra Sports Tourer will remain forbidden fruit.


Jeep Gladiator 4xe reportedly won't go on sale until 2024

For a model that's only been on the market three years, Jeep engineers have done a ton of tinkering under the bodywork of the JL-series Wrangler. There's been the refresh for the 2021 model year and its increased tech options, the V8-powered 392, the fat-tired Willys Xtreme Recon, and the 4xe plug-in hybrid powertrain. We've read about more than on...


Facelifted Volkswagen Polo here soon, and we have pricing

The facelifted Volkswagen Polo arrives in Mzansi in early 2022. Here’s how much it costs:


Truck blockade: N3 closed in both directions between JHB and Durban

An early morning truck blockade on the N3 Toll Route between Johannesburg and Durban has disrupted traffic on Friday.


BMW M4 Competition M xDrive 2021 review

BMW adds all-wheel drive to its blisteringly powerful M3 and M4. Stand back, purists: we think it’s the pick of the range…


2022 Mazda 3 Adds Carbon Edition Appearance Package

It features a Polymetal Grey exterior combined with a red interior, starting at $27,415 for the sedan and $28,415 for the hatch.


Best new car values for the money

U.S. News and World Report puts together its list of Best Cars for the Money with a range of criteria. The magazine analyzes "every published, credible review of a given model" to establish consensus opinion, then it judges that against hard specs like cargo room, fuel economy, and reliability ratings. So instead of looking for the lowest price in ...


Nissan Ariya Single Seater Is a Wild EV Racing Concept

Nissan’s latest concept borrows an electric powertrain from the upcoming Ariya crossover and draws inspiration from Formula E.


2023 Lexus RZ, the Brand's First EV for the U.S., Starts to Take Shape

The RZ450e looks similar in size and shape to the Toyota bZ4X but will likely offer more horsepower from Lexus' Direct4 AWD setup.


Polestar Shows First Look at New 3 EV Crossover

Polestar's next electric model will arrive in 2022 in single- and dual-motor configurations and be followed by two other models.


Prototype Drive: Hyundai RM20e Teases the Future of N

A 799-hp mid-motor EV race car gives us a peek at the future of Hyundai's N performance subbrand.


Genesis GV80 To Get Range-Topping Four-Seat Variant For 2022

Fewer seats, more luxury.


The updated Q5 flies the Audi flag high, despite a global drought in computer chips

The luxury premium compact SUV segment has a new boost with Audi’s refreshed Q5, while the global motoring industry struggles through the semiconductor famine.


Toyota GR Yaris experimental vehicle shows hydrogen ICE engines could have a future

Toyota feels that the hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine could have a future, and this GR Yaris experimental car is here to prove a point.


2022 Lincoln Aviator gets a new blackout trim package

The trend of automakers offering trim packages that add black-painted trim is as strong as ever, with no signs of slowing down. Lincoln already had a black-out package for the Aviator called the Monochromatic Package. Now, it's adding even more black trim for something called the Jet Package, because of the Aviator name and the idea of jet black. A...


Toyota GR Yaris H2: hidrógeno para el motor de combustión

Este vehículo experimental genera unas emisiones casi nulas.


Así podría ser el hipotético SUV con siete plazas de Porsche

Se rumorea un modelo de este tipo para la marca alemana. ¿Te convence esta recreación?


Toyota GR Corolla Makes Stealthy Appearance In Hatchback Photo

Is that GR Four we see on the side?


SA’s cheapest auto double cab launched, as Mahindra Pik Up range expands

The Mahindra Pik Up S6 range has been expanded to include four new automatic models, including SA’s cheapest automatic double cab.


Bentley Bentayga Long Wheelbase Spied During Cold Weather Testing

The limousine SUV was caught in Sweden.


PRICING: Isuzu D-Max X-Rider Limited Edition hits the streets

Isuzu South Africa has launched a more exclusive version of its popular X-Rider double cab model.


Ford investing R600m in EC plant to produce engines for New-Generation Ranger

The Rangers will be built at Ford's Gauteng plant. The Money Show interviews Ockert Berry, Vice President of Operations at Ford SA


Save up to £300 by switching car insurance at the right time

Changes to car insurance rules may make switching policies in January 2022 more expensive. But renewing early could see you save.


Manhart CR700 Wagon is a 524kW final farewell to the V8-powered C63 AMG

Say hello to the Manhart CR700 wagon, which is the company’s final farewell to the V8-powered C63.


New Ford Ranger’s V6 diesel engine to be built in South Africa

Ford South Africa is investing R600-million in its Struandale engine plant for the introduction of the new 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel.


SASSA SHOOTOUT: Policeman shot during Post Office robbery

Armed robbers shot a policeman during a robbery of a SASSA pay-point at a Post Office on Wednesday. Photo: Envato Elements


All the weird ways you can shift an automatic

Transmission shifters have come in all shapes, sizes and locations since the beginning of time. Even manual transmissions could be had with shifters on the steering column ("three on the tree") in addition to the usual "stick shift" that grew out of the floor or center console, but it's obviously the automatic that has enjoyed the widest array of s...


1 in 5 motorists IGNORE dashboard warning lights

In the run-up to Christmas, new research estimates that 117 million car dashboard warning lights are illuminated in the UK right now.


Chery back in SA with hugely improved products, and 1 million km engine warranty

Pippa Hudson interviews motoring journalist Ciro de Siena.


Volkswagen Taigo SUV: SA details emerge ahead of 2022 launch

The Volkswagen Taigo is due to reach South Africa in early 2022. But where does it fit in? Here’s what we know so far:


This all-electric snow thrower is available at a hefty 36% off for a limited time

Winter is here, and for some of us the snow has already begun piling up. If you have even a moderately sized driveway, it can feel like backbreaking work to shovel the snow every time a few inches falls. Even if you've got a stronger back than most, who wants to take the time? A good snow thrower can make your life a lot easier. If you've ever cons...


Porsche Imagines World Full Of Pink Taycans Because Why Not?

Renowned photographer Tomek Makolski offers an interesting take on the Taycan.


Audi Q6 E-Tron Spied With Full-Body Camo, Fake Lights

Coming to market for the 2023 model year.


N3 Truck BLOCKADE: Instigators must be arrested, detained – RFA

The Road Freight Association has called for the swift arrest of instigators of the truck blockade on the N3 between Durban and Johannesburg.


Nissan lunar rover uses e-4ORCE AWD to avoid getting stuck

Say hello to the Nissan lunar rover prototype. Jointly developed with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, this rover is the result of nearly two years of work. It may look like a simple box on a frame with four wheels attached, but this simple box on a frame is designed to function in places like the moon. Nissan’s contribution to the project is it...


Watch: Gauteng driver narrowly avoids hijacking – thanks to quick reactions

An attempted hijacking was foiled on Wednesday in Kempton Park, Gauteng - and these mugs picked the wrong driver to mess with:


How We'd Spec It: 2022 Toyota Tundra from Base to Nearly $60,000

Most of us chose the Limited model with the TRD Off-Road package, but the sparsely equipped SR enticed one editor.


Mercedes Project Maybach Concept Memorializes Late Designer Virgil Abloh

The radical off-road coupe concept was a collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and fashion designer Virgil Abloh, who died last week.


2022 Hyundai Elantra N Costs $32,295, Undercuts Veloster N by $600

The Elantra also offers more power and torque than the Veloster N at that lower price.


Kia Files Trademarks For Rugged X-Pro Versions Of Sorento, Telluride

They would just the upcoming Sportage X-Pro.


SA vehicle market gaining momentum, these were the top-selling brands in November

Passenger car sales are surging, but bakkie sales remain flat. Here’s what the SA market looked like in November 2021:


'You can do better, Toyota - 60th anniversary ad generic, self-congratulatory'

'They've had 60 years to get it right!' Bruce Whitfield talks to branding expert Andy Rice about Toyota's anniversary campaign.


2022 BMW 128ti Is a Europe-Only VW GTI Rival

BMW's front-drive hot hatch proves more entertaining than some of its more powerful AWD cars.


December fuel price was miscalculated by six cents, department admits

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has apologised for miscalculating the December 2021 fuel price. But the adjustment will be of little consolation to motorists and commuters.