BMW reveals all-new and innovative 2019 X5 model

Following the market launch of the first BMW X2, and the new BMW X4, a new edition of the BMW X5 has been launched for the ‘year of the BMW X model’. The all-new fourth generation BMW X5 is longer, taller, wider and impresses with its wealth of innovations. It re-equips to continue fighting large rival SUV’s to the likes of the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90. The new X5 builds on the success of the previously sold 2.2 million units, since its debut in 2000. NEW BMW X5 DESIGN The new X5 takes on a mild styling evolution. Most [...]

By |2018-06-19T20:32:25+00:00June 15th, 2018|ICE Cars, News|

2019 Ford Shelby F-150 coming to SA!

Shelby South Africa announced this week that it will be taking orders for a limited amount of 2019 Ford Shelby F-150 trucks. The announcement mentioned that these will be arriving from the end of 2019 has been met with massive interest. The Shelby F-150s will have a right-hand drive (RHD) conversion and “represents a rare opportunity to acquire a bit of real bakkie history. But we urge prospective buyers to contact Shelby South Africa as soon as possible to avoid disappointment." - Shelby South Africa CEO Peter Lindenberg said. Trim The Shelby F-150 is powered by a 565kW Shelby engineered supercharged [...]

By |2018-06-19T20:26:06+00:00June 8th, 2018|ICE Cars, News|

Global NCAP introduces ‘Safer Choice Africa’ Award

Automotive safety is of a bigger concern in European, American and German markets. Because of this, Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) launched the 'Safer Choice' awards. This was done to encourage automakers in developing countries/markets to achieve the highest levels of safety performance for cars. The Safer Choice India Award was announced at the Delhi motor show in February. This was followed by announcing the 'Safer Choice Africa' Award in May. Last November, at a conference held in Cape Town by Global NCAP and the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA), the first-ever independent crash test results for cars [...]

By |2018-06-19T20:11:38+00:00May 31st, 2018|News|

Introducing the Ferrari SP38

A Ferrari SP38 was unveiled a few days ago and spawns from the Ferrari One-Off programme. The unique project was commissioned by one of the Italian automaker’s most devoted customers. Who, aside from the apparent exquisite taste, remains a mystery. The Ferrari SP38 makes use of underpinnings (chassis and running gear) from the 488 GTB. It was designed by the Ferrari Design Centre with a purpose to create a car for the road and track because the client has a “deep passion for racing”. As a result, the client worked with Ferrari on the car from conception. Together they combined [...]

By |2018-05-30T21:41:53+00:00May 29th, 2018|ICE Cars, News, Sports Cars|

Nissan Takata Airbag Recall

Nissan South Africa has issued a safety recall on several local models due to a defect with the front Takata airbag inflators. This affects both the driver and passenger airbags. Nissan has been advertising their recall over social media and in local newspapers. The automaker said that customer safety has always been their first priority. As a result, they are replacing airbags in Nissan vehicles built between 2001 and 2013 at no extra cost. Moreover, Nissan SA has given this link to check whether your vehicle is affected. Simply enter your VIN number or alternatively you could make a stop at [...]

By |2018-05-24T11:06:09+00:00May 23rd, 2018|News|

Roadside shootings: What should you do?

In a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to worry about the threat of violence and shootings when out and about shopping, or going to work, or taking the kids to school, or travelling with public transport. We could go about our lives mindlessly and content. Unfortunately, we don't live in that picture-perfect world. So, for that reason, we need to share tips and offer practical guidance that could help save your life. Read tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of road rage This may be a grim topic for an advice article, but motorists being caught up in [...]

By |2018-05-23T07:21:07+00:00May 18th, 2018|News|

Tips to Avoid becoming a Victim of Road Rage

Road rage is becoming an increasing concern in South Africa, in addition to ‘aggressive driving and other hazardous driving behaviours’. On a monthly basis, you will find a video making its rounds on social media of an attack on another driver. But there are plenty incidents that are taking place on a daily basis that are not going viral. Internationally, road rage and aggressive driving are perceived to be a massive problem. Road rage embodies an assortment of aggressive behaviours such as screaming/yelling/ shouting, and also using items and/or weapons to inflict harm to another driver of a vehicle. Tense [...]

By |2018-05-07T11:33:21+00:00May 7th, 2018|News|

Mercedes-Benz X-Class – South Africa prices

Pricing for the Mercedes-Benz X-Class bakkie has been released in South Africa, which has been in effect as of the 1st of April 2018. Mercedes-Benz X-Class Equipment lines MBSA also confirmed two design and equipment lines:  The first is the Mercedes-Benz X-Class Progressive. This gives the rugged bakkie some extra styling and comfort functions making it prestigious for private or dual use. The second is the high-end line X-Class Power. This is for buyers who find styling, performance and comfort equally important. This variant is suitable for urban environments as well as for sports and leisure activities that go off-road. Also, it has [...]

By |2018-05-03T11:48:29+00:00April 24th, 2018|ICE Cars, News|

Motorists can learn from the Facebook hack

Last week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced two days of questioning by the US Congress on user security and privacy invasions and he has since been summoned to testify to EU lawmakers. With the acceleration of connected vehicles and the data they will collect, here's what motorists can learn from this unfolding story. Connectivity has revolutionised the world and the automotive industry has happily joined the party. A host of benefits are associated with this trend including better, tailor-made product offerings for drivers such as streaming digital radio and enhanced navigation systems with improved ways of avoiding congestion. Connected-car technologies will [...]

By |2018-04-18T17:39:23+00:00April 17th, 2018|Car Technology, News|

Waymo Self-Driving Tech Not to Blame

Following a recent fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X, John Krafcik, the CEO of Waymo says their technology is not to blame. (Image above: Emergency personnel work at the scene where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, California [KTVU via Associated Press]) According to Bloomberg, who cited Krafcik as saying, that self-driving technology isn't to blame for the fatal crash of a Tesla (TSLA) Model X as Tesla's autopilot system requires a human driver to remain alert and regularly handle the wheel, while fully autonomous technology requires no human input. [...]

By |2018-04-11T14:27:43+00:00April 10th, 2018|Car Technology, EV's, News, Self Driving|