Life: Motoring

Aston Martins have always been the car for dyed-in-the-wool, old-school petrolheads.
The South Korean automaker is planning to launch an electric sedan under its high-end Genesis brand in 2021 with a range of 500km per charge.
Because it is based on the X1, bar the sloping rear roofline, the X2 is pretty much an X1.
Esther Mahlangu’s uniquely South-African flavoured BMW 7 Series is back in South Africa and will be used to preserve the Ndebele cultural heritage of her people.
The motor company, which has yet to report a profit, logged a loss of $336 million attributable to shareholders, which was in line with expectations.
Ipsos measures the purchasing aspect of the customer experience through a telephonic interview that takes place 10 to 35 days after delivery of a new vehicle takes place.
The local sales success of the RS 6 Avant should make for a good case to import the new Avant to South Africa as well.
Germany has fallen behind in developing the cells that are at the heart of electric vehicles and has also been slow to build charging stations.
Tesla referred to the arrival of the Model 3 as a 'crucial step' in the company's mission to speed the transition to renewable energy.
Tesla aims to produce 5,000 units of the Model 3 a week this year, and 10,000 units a week in 2018.
California-based Tesla currently sells only two luxury models of its electric vehicles: the "Model S" sedan and the "Model X" SUV whose base price starts at around $80,000.
At present 88 percent of the affected Ford Kugas have had the phase 1 upgrade done.
Several European countries have announced plans to dramatically reduce the amount of polluting petrol and diesel cars on their roads.
As revelations about polluting exhaust continue to buffet Germany's all-important auto sector, BMW sought to distance itself from the "scandalisation of diesel motors."
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it was seeking information from both the government department responsible for vehicle safety, concerning the recall.
Car stocks tumbled after a report that VW, BMW, Audi and Porsche may have colluded to fix the prices of diesel emissions treatment systems.
The entire C-Class sedan range is now manufactured in East London.
Germany's three major carmakers have invested heavily in diesel technology, which offers more efficient fuel burn and lower carbon dioxide emissions.
Opel will also be testing the performance diesel market by introducing the GSi badge in a powerful diesel engine.
Vehicles with affected engines will receive a free software upgrade that 'will further improve their emissions in real driving conditions'.
The double cab, a first for the Mercedes-Benz brand, will go on sale in Mzansi in early 2018 with different engines, including a thumping V6 turbo diesel.
Land Rover launches the Disco 5 with two new engines, one petrol, the other a diesel. Both displace 3.0-litres in V6 format.
Takata air bag inflators have been linked to 17 deaths and more than 180 injuries worldwide.
In a dramatic race packed with incident, Vettel suffered a late puncture and finished seventh for Ferrari after his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen also pitted with a similar problem.
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