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Volkswagen will be showing its new electric car strategy.   Picture: NEWSPRESS UK

Paris Motor Show: Car makers band together against Silicon Valley

It is clear the big names are worried by the threat posed by autonomous driving systems, as they start co-operating where before they would have competed

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH: Winding it up in the Caymans

The Cayman is a sharper looking weapon in its new guise.   Picture: PORSCHE

Motor News travelled to Germany to sample the Porsche 718 Cayman and Cayman S

SA CAR OF THE YEAR: Top 10 vie to be country’s best drive

The 10 finalists for this year’s competition were announced during a reveal  at The Country Club Johannesburg in Woodmead.  Picture: SA GUILD OF MOTORING JOURNALISTS

The Wesbank/South African Guild of Motoring Journalists has announced its finalists for the 2017 Car of the Year competition

FUTURE MODELS: Land Rover Discovery 5 — a design to expand the fan base

The Discovery 5 echoes some of the styling of the Disco Sport but with a whole lot more.  Picture: LAND ROVER

Land Rover finally unveiled its new Discovery this week and there is lots to look forward to, writes Michael Taylor

THE MOTORSPORT LAP: The champ and the championship

The World Rallycross Championship will come to South Africa in 2017 at the Killarney circuit in Cape Town.    Picture: WESTERN PROVINCE MOTOR CLUB

SA’s Brad Binder wins the Moto3 world championship and Cape Town will host the World RX 2017 finale

LAUNCH NEWS: Cats with attitude

The 322km/h F-Type SVR was the star of the show. Picture: JAGUAR LAND ROVER SA

Mark Smyth put the new F-Type SVR and other Jags through their paces at the Kyalami circuit

INTERNATIONAL MOTORSPORT: Evolution’s test run impresses the team

The Toyota Hilux Evo underwent testing on various terrains at its first test outing.  Picture: QUICKPIC

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s new Hilux entry for the Dakar Rally is faster over the rough stuff

Expect the new BMW 5 Series to feature carbon fibre elements similar to those in the Carbon Core of the 7 Series.   Picture: BMW

RUMOUR HAS IT... Calling time on MG; honours for Dieselgate

The owner of MG announces it will cease production of MG vehicles in the UK, and VW has won the Ig Nobel award for chemistry

INDUSTRY NEWS: Helping to move the nation

Nissan has developed a wheelchair-friendly version of its NV350 Impendulo minibus.   Picture: QUICKPIC

Transport for physically disabled people is often a problem, but one which Nissan is trying to address

BLOODHOUND PROJECT: Project back on track

The Geely name is now proudly emblazoned on the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC).   Picture: BLOODHOUND/STEFAN MARJORAM

Chinese car maker Geely is now prime sponsor of the Bloodhound world land speed record attempt

INTERNATIONAL REVEAL: Mercedes-Benz delivering a vision of van automation

The Mercedes Vision Van could well give hints to the design of the future Sprinter.  Picture: DAIMLER COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

Motor News travelled to Germany to experience the future of Mercedes-Benz Vans, writes Lerato Matebese

LAUNCH NEWS: Ford Ranger automatically positioned to ride

The Ranger line-up makes an even stronger case for itself with the availability of a six-speed automatic in the 2.2l.  Picture: QUICKPIC

Ford has added an automatic variant to its Ranger model line-up, writes Lerato Matebese

Mercedes has introduced a 5.5 ton version of its Sprinter in various van, bus and classic cab forms.  Picture: MERCEDES-BENZ SA

FOCUS ON MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER: Sprinter ups the pace

Mercedes-Benz has added a 5.5 tonne derivative to its popular Sprinter range

RUMOUR HAS IT... Alfa changes plan again; BMW gives away 5

Alfa Romeo has changed its model plans again, including dropping the MiTo.  Picture: NEWSPRESS UK

Leaked document shows yet another upgrade to Alfa Romeo’s new model roll-out plan, while BMW will outsource production of its next 5 Series to the Austrian plant of Magna

NEW MODELS: Foton’s special edition Tunland is hard as a rock

Foton SA has given a rock-hard appearance to its Tunland Granite.   Picture: QUICKPIC

Foton has introduced a special edition version of its Tunland bakkie

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VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Key that we keep our car makers and staff happy

Union wage deal is an important step in restoring SA’s reputation as a quality manufacturer and reliable partner

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