Nissan questions alliance with Renault after Geely merger announcement

The alliance might be put under even more strain. Last week, Nissan and Geely announced that they would be joining forces to tackle key markets in the Asian sector with an array of electrified products. It seems this news ...

Nissan Z uses twin-turbo V6 because customers didn’t want electrification

With the Z, Nissan was adamant on listening to the fans. With the arrival of the all-new Nissan Z, the brand has come out to explain that it makes use of an unassisted internal combustion engine because fans and ...

Honda may be planning another crossover based on the Ballade platform

Another Honda crossover may be on the way. A new rumour suggests that Honda may be planning on expanding its budget crossover offering to tackle the likes of the new Volkswagen Taigun, Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. It’s understood that ...

Next-generation BMW M5 to keep twin-turbo V8 with 560 kW?

The next-gen M5 will embrace electrification… While some performance manufacturers are dropping their eight-cylinder cars, it looks like the next-generation BMW M5 could retain its one. A new report suggests that the Bavarian brand’s halo sedan may keep this ...

Hyundai micro-crossover planned to tackle Suzuki Ignis

We may see the new product within the coming weeks. A Hyundai micro-crossover is confirmed to be on the timeline for the South Korean manufacturer in an attempt to tackle the likes of the competitive Suzuki Ignis and Renault ...

Toyota Japan explains why it still makes the HiAce after 17 years

Here’s why the HiAce production is still going strong across the globe. The current-generation of the Toyota HiAce, which was initially sold in South Africa as the Quantum, has been in production for the last 17 years which makes ...

Next-generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado to be revealed next year?

Our first official look of the next-gen Prado could take place next year. The Next-generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is rumoured to be making an official appearance in the middle of next year. It’s understood that the next generation ...

Aston Martin DBX family could expand into six model variations

Expect a plethora of new DBX models within the coming years. With the rising success of the Aston Martin DBX, company CEO Tobias Moers has revealed that there may be plans to expand this range into a six model ...

Suzuki Baleno major update coming early next year with new design cues

Some significant cosmetic changes are being made to the Suzuki Baleno. Another facelift for the Suzuki Baleno may be coming early next year. Based on a rumour straight out of India, the update is expected to bring with it ...

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We may have to wait a bit longer for the next-generation LX… Production of the next-generation Lexus LX, which will be using the underpinnings of the current Toyota Land Cruiser 300, has been delayed due to the ongoing semiconductor ...

New details regarding upcoming all-electric Range Rover SUV detailed

Here’s what we know about the upcoming EV Range Rover. An all-electric Range Rover SUV is scheduled to be revealed for a 2024 global market release as part of JRL’s rapid push towards electrification. The upcoming model will be ...

Next-generation GLC to be a core product for Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz will be placing a lot of focus on the next GLC. The next-generation GLC is expected to be officially launched next year by Mercedes-Benz and given the success of the model that is now being phased out, the ...

Volkswagen could phase-out the manual gearbox by the end of this decade

The days of manual VWs could be coming to an end soon. A new report from Germany suggests that Volkswagen may be putting an end to its manual gearbox by the end of this decade as the manufacturer pushes ...

Nissan performance bakkie under consideration for the Nismo brand

A bakkie from the Nissan stable may soon be given the Nismo treatment. As utility vehicles become more popular in the global automotive market, a Nissan performance bakkie is rumoured to be under consideration for the Japanese manufacturer’s Nismo ...

Mercedes-AMG to cut-down future line-up to maintain exclusivity

We may be seeing fewer AMG products as the brand heads towards electrification… As of right now, there are more than 30 different Mercedes-AMG products that consumers can choose from, if you include the performance models that are not ...

Mercedes-Benz coupe models future uncertain amid push to electrification

It looks like Daimler’s niche body styles may be facing extinction. As Mercedes-Benz pushes towards an electrified future, it’s apparent that its coupe models may not make the cut for its future line-up. The station wagon and cabriolet are ...

Next-generation Asian-spec Toyota Yaris to debut next year

We could be getting a look at the next-generation Yaris by next year. The Asian-spec Toyota Yaris that was introduced to the South African market in 2018 will soon be due for a replacement which we may see by ...

Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1 no longer profitable due to strict regulations

It looks like the 108 and C1 will be facing the chopping block… As we know, the Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1 will not be sharing a platform with the upcoming all-new Aygo X. In fact, it’s apparent that ...

Range Rover Defender luxury flagship model planned for 2025

The Defender may soon adopt a more premium Range Rover offering. It looks like a new Range Rover Defender model is on the cards for the SUV that has proven to be a massive success for the British manufacturer. ...

Mitsubishi to stop developing passenger car platforms by 2026?

All future Mitsubishi passenger cars may make use of Nissan platforms by 2026. Mitsubishi may soon be securing its affiliation with Nissan even more with a new strategy that’ll see it using its ally’s platforms for a series of ...

Volkswagen and JAC strengthening partnership sparks tensions in China

Volkswagen’s movements in China is creating a bit of a stir with some of its partners… Volkswagen and JAC are currently planning to strengthen their relations for development of products in the Chinese market. It seems as if this ...

Mercedes-Benz and BMW to keep high prices after semiconductor crisis

It looks like the two German giants will be shifting to a high-price strategy after the semiconductor crisis. Due to the ongoing semiconductor crisis, manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW have had to restrategise their product line-up to meet ...

GWM is planning a tribute to the 1968 Nissan Skyline

Key design elements are reminiscent of the third-generation Skyline. Sporty characteristics are applied to the rear. The sedan boasts long overhangs at the front and rear. GWM is furthering its tribute models through its premium WEY brand, a new ...

V12-powered Aston Martin DBX S rumoured for 2023 release

Aston Martin could be introducing a V12 to the DBX… A flagship Aston Martin DBX S has been rumoured to adopt the firm’s V12 mill as a source of power. This rumour comes after a test unit sporting this ...

Mahindra XUV300 turbocharged petrol option to get more power

Expect more power from the petrol XUV300 fairly soon. Currently, the Mahindra XUV300 is available with a turbopetrol 1,2-litre three-cylinder engine which offers a power output of 81 kW and 200 N.m of torque. A new rumour suggests that ...

Mazda’s rear-wheel drive straight-six CX-5 could arrive next year

A rear-wheel drive CX-5 could come sooner than we expect. Mazda’s upcoming rear-wheel drive straight-six SUV could be making its official appearance as soon as next year according to an international report. It’s not yet clear whether this will ...

Next-generation BMW 7 Series to introduce new version of the B58

The next-generation BMW 7 Series that has been spotted testing on several occasions may be introducing a new variation of the B58. It’s also understood that an all-new V8 powertrain could be introduced with the new model. As BMW ...

Ford wants to revive some historic badges for new car models

Cars such as the Cortina, Capri and Granada could be making a return. After the success of the Ford Puma, the American manufacturer is looking to revive some more iconic names from its archives. The brand states that this ...

Next-generation Toyota Hilux and Tacoma to become one bakkie offering?

Toyota could be consolidating its two bakkie offerings. In an attempt to consolidate production and development costs, a new report out of the USA suggests that the next-generation Toyota Hilux and Tacoma could become one in the same product. ...

Volkswagen to rival the Ford Bronco with International Scout revival?

The Scout lineage could be revived under the watchful eye of VW With the success of the new Ford Bronco, Volkswagen may be considering a revival of the International Harvester Scout. The new product, which will also square-off against ...

2024 Renault Duster to go hybrid but retain competitive pricing

Dacia hopes to retain the affordability aspect as the Duster heads towards electrification. The next update for the Renault Duster, which could be due in 2024, is set to embrace the future of electrification with a hybrid electric powertrain. ...

Porsche Macan to come to an end in 2024 due to emission laws?

The end of the ICE Porsche Macan may be coming sooner than we expected. The Porsche Macan, which was recently updated, may be reaching the end of the road due to the stringent emissions laws being placed on manufacturers ...

BMW says EVs don’t need more than 600 km range between charges

It looks like BMW may not be chasing big range figures for its EVs. A big topic of conversation when it comes to electric cars is the range, of which the benchmark at the moment seems to be 600 ...

Mercedes-Benz V8 supply suspended due to “quality issue” boss confirms

The V8 supply chain continues to be a struggle for AMG. Last month it was revealed that the Mercedes-Benz V8 supply would be suspended largely because of the semiconductor crisis. AMG boss Philipp Schiemer has now come out to ...

Next-generation Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster will go electric in 2024

Porsche’s EV sportscar will be heading to production fairly soon. The next-generation Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster may be going full electric in 2024 as the German manufacturer further displays its dedication to electrification. This decision may be executed ...

GWM P Series 6×6 bakkie on the cards as extreme off-road offering

The product presentation details a new extreme 6×6 product… An internal product presentation detailing a desire to build a GWM P Series 6×6 bakkie has been uncovered. The Chinese manufacturer has been enjoying success with its new utilitarian product ...

Next-generation Suzuki Celerio to grow in size and gain new engine option

The next-generation Suzuki Celerio is right around the corner with an official reveal expected to take place next month. New patent images suggest that the new model will be a bit bigger than the current offering. As reported by ...

BMW X8 rendered based on recent spy pics and insider information

As we’ve know, the BMW X8 has been in the pipeline by the Bavarian manufacturer since it was first rumoured in 2017 when the X7 concept broke cover. Since then, a number of spy shots of the camouflaged car ...

Road-going Toyota GR hypercar cancellation not official but still likely

Last month, a rumour suggested that the road-going Toyota GR hypercar had been cancelled due to a severe crash at Fuji Speedway. A publication reported that the prototype went up in flames after losing control on the circuit. A ...

GWM to take over operations at Nissan production plant in Spain

GWM has stepped to take over operations at one of Nissan’s Spanish plants which is due to cease operations by the end of this year. National and regional authorities, together with Nissan, also identified Spanish electric motorcycle manufacturer Silence ...

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