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Designers have given the new Audi R8 a more edgy look.  Picture: AUDI AG

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH: A master class in evolution

Motor News travelled to Faro, Portugal to sample the second generation Audi R8

FUTURE MODELS: Growth spurt for luxury SUV

Hidden behind a fence at BMW’s prototyping workshop lies the new X7 in disguise.  Picture: MICHAEL TAYLOR

Where would the Bavarians hide their new X7? Inside an X5 of course, says Michael Taylor

ROAD TEST: Notable first impressions

The Evoque inspiration is evident in the design.  Picture: NEWSPRESS

The Land Rover Discovery Sport delivers on its early promises, writes Mark Smyth

FUTURE MODELS: Design is key to active compact

The new Infiniti Q30 will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.  Picture: NEWSPRESS

Infiniti is aiming to take on some serious hatchback competitors with its new Q30

FLEET NEWS: Making (better) use of trade’s tools

It is important for managers to capitalise on the data available to reduce the impact of the rising costs.  Picture: THINKSTOCK

Mark Smyth found that fleet managers approach their role very differently

The connected infotainment system in Jeeps and other Fiat Chrysler products in the US has provided the hacking vulnerability. Picture: BMW

INDUSTRY NEWS: Move to downplay hacking concerns

Jeep hack shows all connected cars are vulnerable? Not so fast, say Audi and Mercedes-Benz, writes Michael Taylor

AutoTrader’s innovation in new and used car market

Selling and buying cars — AutoTrader’s trailblazing new car online shopping format lets you compare makes and models while looking for the motorcar of your dreams

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Chevrolet’s future line-up (clockwise from lower right). The 2016 Cruze joins Malibu, Camaro, Spark and Volt.  Picture: GENERAL MOTORS

INTERVIEW: Moving with the times

Lerato Matebese spoke with some of Chevrolet’s design team in Detroit

INDUSTRY NEWS: Smart way to store info

A screenshot of the new Santam accident reporting app.  Picture: SANTAM

There is now an app to make vehicle crash insurance claims easier

INDUSTRY NEWS: The colour of paint scratches


The colour of your car could contribute to it being prone to scratches

LONG-TERM FLEET: Putting a stop to bad genes

The VW Touareg has been getting around Gauteng.  Pictures: NEWSPRESS, MARK SMYTH

The autonomous emergency braking system on the Volkswagen Touareg is working quite well in Joburg, writes Mark Smyth

LOCAL MOTORSPORT: Rising from the pits

Construction of the new international standard main building will commence next month.  Picture: KYALAMI GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT

The rebirth of the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit is well underway but new projects are likely to only see it open in 2016

AUCTION NEWS: Icons under the hammer

This rare 1958 Mercedes-Benz W189 300d series Adenauer once belonged to Aga Khan.  Picture: STEPHAN WELZ AND CO.

A rare Mercedes and an iconic Jaguar will go under the hammer at the next Stephan Welz and Co auction

INDUSTRY NEWS: Programme aims to put customers first

AA roadside assistance can help change a flat tyre.  Picture: QUICKPIC

General Motors SA has implemented a new Complete Care after-sales package

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