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With a zero to 62mph time of just five seconds, this is the fastest Golf yet. But does the 300PS (221kW), four-wheel drive R live up to the...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2015MY Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian

It might be about to enter its ninth year of production but the L200 pick-up remains competitive and has aided Mitsubishi Motors Europe's 23...

COMMENT: NUMSA rhetoric needs injection of hope

As sticking points go, South Africa's so-called 'peace clause' has proved exceptionally tricky to shift....


The sales target might be modest but there's no denying the ability of BMW's newest model, the Macan and Evoque-challenging X4....

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Anne Ruthmann, Citroën C4 Cactus PM 8 Jul 2014

Glenn Brooks

Citroën C4 Cactus Chef de Projet Anne Ruthmann answers questions on key suppliers, lightweight technology, sales prospects and other topics.

Q&A with David Lindley, SAIC's UK tech centre MD 16 Jun 2014

Dave Leggett

SAIC Motor technical Centre UK SMTC UK works on designing, developing and engineering advanced new vehicle and powertrain products for SAIC, one of the world's largest automotive manufacturers and owner of the MG brand. Dave Leggett interviewed SMTC UK's managing director David Lindley.

Latest News

SA war of words escalates as lock-out continues 1 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

Both sides in South Africa's latest industrial spat are ramping up the verbal vitriol, following a major employer body's decision to lock out formerly striking metalworkers.

SA Ministry defends employers' "right to strike" 1 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

South Africa's Labour Ministry says business owners also have the right to strike as the country reels under yet another manufacturing setback.

CHINA: SGMW Baojun 730 has new platform 1 Aug 14

Glenn Brooks

The Shanghai-GM-Wuling joint venture has launched a new minivan for its Baojun brand. SGMW says the 730 introduces a new vehicle architecture.

Daimler announces Singelfingen spend 31 Jul 14

Chris Wright

Daimler is to spend EUR1.5bn (US$2bn) to modernise the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant by 2020 and has also reached a multi-year agreement with the works council on cost reductions worth several million euros.

SA confrontations as NEASA members start lock-out 31 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

South African employer body, NEASA, says there have been "confrontations" as its requested lock-out by members continues following the ending of the country's damaging metalworking strike.

SA tyre-brandishing pictures 'unhelpful': MEIBC 31 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

South Africa's engineering bargaining council (MEIBC), says pictures of striking employees carrying tyres were 'not very helpful' as the country starts to recover from the near five-week walkout.

Latest blogs

Badge snobbery in China 30 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

Ah, the old chestnut of the promise of the automotive brand, the core brand values and what the brand says about the driver.

Toyota working on hover cars 11 Jun 14

Glenn Brooks

Speaking at a Bloomberg summit in San Francisco, a Toyota engineer has disclosed an advanced engineering project for cars which would hover just above roads.

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