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146 Days on the Road: Landrover Defender Completes Trans-continental Trip

After nearly 17,000km, 146 days and 10 countries, Kingsley Holgate and his fleet of Land Rovers have successfully reached Nepal and completed their arduous, trans-continental Cape Town to Kathmandu expedition. Shortly after conquering the precarious mountain passes of the Karakoram Highway, Holgate and crew exited Pakistan and crossed India for the final leg of their journey. The expedition team drove ...

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Incredible: Volkswagen Delivers Over 9 Million Vehicles In 2018

From January to November, the Volkswagen Group boosted worldwide deliveries by 1.8 percent to 9.92 million vehicles. Despite a tense market environment with stagnating overall markets, a deliveries record for 2018 as a whole is therefore within reach. In November, the Volkswagen Group delivered a total of 940,900 vehicles throughout the world, corresponding to a fall of 5.4 percent compared ...

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Driving Skills for Life: Ford Trains Over 1 600 Motorists in Africa and Middle East

…Focuses on hazard recognition, vehicle handling, speed management, others Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) has wrapped up 2018 having enjoyed its most successful year yet with over 1 600 motorists having benefitted from the programme across the Middle East and Africa region, including South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Providing free training and instilling safe driving practices, the DSFL programme ...

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Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Spices Up London’s Brick Lane In New Range Rover Evoque

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver became one of the first people to drive the new Range Rover Evoque, visiting some of his favourite London foodie spots for ingredients to create the city’s best veggie burger. As part of the global reveal of the new Range Rover Evoque, Jamie navigated London’s busy streets to pick up everything he needed to make his ...

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Next 6-Speed Automatic Transmission of KIA Rio

KIA Motors South Africa this week introduces a new 6-speed automatic transmission to its Rio compact hatchback range, replacing KIA’s well-known and reliable 4-speed automatic transmission that has served in the fourth-generation KIA Rio range since its local introduction in June 2017. The new transmission not only endows Rio with a smoother driving experience, but also results in increased performance. ...

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World’s Oldest Bentley Showroom Hosts All-New Bentley Continental GT Convertible

The flagship Jack Barclay Bentley showroom, the world’s oldest and largest Bentley retailer, hosted the showroom debut of the new Bentley Continental GT Convertible last week. The cutting-edge Continental GT Convertible is the latest and most technologically advanced vehicle in a lineage of luxurious Bentley models that stretches back to 1919. Steeped in history, it’s only fitting that the car ...

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Nissan Recalls 150,000 Vehicles

Nissan Motor Company is to recall 150,000 vehicles in addition to the more than one million recalled since October in Japan. The recall of the vehicles is due to improper final inspections before they were shipped from two Japanese manufacturing plants. “Nissan has newly found several non-conformity that may have caused inaccurate pass and fail judgments,” the carmaker said in ...

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80,000 Hyundai Workers Revolt over Low Wage Factory

Motor company Hyundai’s plans for a low-wage factory in the South Korean city of Gwangju was met with employee protests on Thursday. According to the Korean Metal Workers Union (KMWU), about 80,000 workers from Hyundai Motor and sister company Kia went on strike for four hours as a warning. “They wanted to protest the Gwangju Jobs Model Project,’’ KMWU’s automotive ...

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Norwegian Police Station Receives Letter Bomb

Norwegian police said Thursday they had defused a potentially devastating letter bomb that had been sent to a police station, a rare incident in the tranquil Scandinavian country. The Ski police station, located southeast of Oslo, was evacuated early Wednesday after an employee alerted superiors to a suspicious package. It turned out to contain a homemade bomb primed to explode ...

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