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Japan adds 7 million cars to the Takata recall

Japan adds 7 million cars to the Takata recall

The Transport Ministry in Japan announced this Friday that carmakers will recall an added 7 million cars that are equipped with Takata air bag inflators by March 2019. This makes the total number of recalled cars worldwide reach 19.6 million vehicles. Japan’s move to increase the number of cars in the […]

Daimler to invest $3.3 billion in clean diesel technology

Daimler to invest $3.3 billion in clean diesel technology

The German auto group will invest $3.35 billion to reduce diesel exhaust pollution by transforming its engines and exhaust treatment systems with a software update for some of its Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. The total investment also contains the $2.9 billion announced in February. Back then, the German corporation stated it would […]

Subaru upgrades the BRZ sports-coupe

Subaru upgrades the BRZ sports-coupe

To keep the interest as high as possible for its affordable and fun-to-drive BRZ coupe, Subaru is bringing new features and styling clues for the 2017 model. Subaru’s focus on this refresher treatment has evidently been around the handling area, so that BRZ could be able to give to its […]

Car production in South Africa could double by 2020

Car production in South Africa could double by 2020

According to a local producers’s group, the carmaking industry in South Africa could increase by as much as 50% to 900,000 cars by 2020. That is to happen if the government continues to promote stable and supportive policies and the car sector does not encounter any labor interruptions. Nico Vermeulen, […]

Maserati Levante introduced in the UK

Maserati Levante introduced in the UK

The first ever Maserati SUV has started its global conquest, for now to be launched in the UK starting from 54,335 British pounds (79,634 dollars). The UK sales will kick off in June, when for 54,335 pounds the Italian SUV will first be offered only with a diesel powerplant, namely […]

Research shows drivers uninformed about car tech

Research shows drivers uninformed about car tech

While numerous carmakers are investing billions of dollars in plug-in vehicles and self-driving car systems, potential buyers and drivers out there seem to not be very aware of all the benefits that come with new technology as new study has it. In a poll conducted by the market research firm […]

Ford Fusion Energi can travel up to 610 miles

Ford Fusion Energi can travel up to 610 miles

Ford boasts that its new Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid has been rated with an EPA-estimated range of 610 miles, the highest combined mileage in the segment. Ford has brought some changes to the 2017 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid’s powertrain software and regenerative braking system that have significantly improved the mileage […]

The new Bentley Continental GT Speed arrives in the US

The new Bentley Continental GT Speed arrives in the US

The fastest production Bentley has made its North American debut during an exclusive event in New York City. Bentley dealers across the US are now more than happy to take orders for the new Continental GT Speed line, but they do not accept less than 240,300 dollars. With deliveries starting […]

The next-gen VW Polo to land next year

The next-gen VW Polo to land next year

Volkswagen’s Polo supermini is reportedly going to move up one generation in 2017, sitting on a new technical platform. The current mini Polo is on the market since 2009 and it only has one year left until the sixth generation will arrive. According to L’Automobile Magazine, the forthcoming model will […]

Volkswagen envisions mobile robots for assembly lines

Volkswagen envisions mobile robots for assembly lines

Volkswagen AG has a futuristic vision for its manufacturing that involves mobile machinery and robots working and making decisions independently in their factories. At a conference that took place last month in Shanghai, a senior VW executive that handles implementing Industry 4.0 (integration of big data with traditional manufacturing) explained […]

The Renault Megane Estate gets priced in France

The Renault Megane Estate gets priced in France

The newest Estate version of the compact Megane is close to arrive in French showroom with a price tag starting from 19,900 euros. Renault had two world premieres during the Geneva Motor Show this year, one of them being a new model to replace the previous generation Megane Sport Tourer. […]

Hyundai offers free download for CarPlay

Hyundai offers free download for CarPlay

Hyundai Sonata owners, who have been waiting for more than a year for the AppleCarPlay feature, can now rejoice. At MyHyundai.com there is now available a free downloadable update for the 2015 and 2016 Sonata models that are properly equipped. If you don’t know yet what CarPlay is, we’re telling […]