Hybrid

Update: Volvo XC40 Compact SUV to be Shown this Year

Volvo 40 1 Concept 2016 1280 01 Volvo will unveil its new XC40 compact SUV later this year to claim a share in the booming SUV/crossover market! Last year, Swedish car manufacturer, Volvo, announced two concept vehicles that showed a new design direction for the brand. Volvo is entering the global compact car market and it [...]

735 kW Mercedes-AMG Hypercar Coming Soon

Mercedes Amg Hypercar Teaser Mercedes-AMG’s much-anticipated hypercar will bring F1 technology to the road and it's expected to make its debut later this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2017. You’ll want to save the date for this ‘One’! Mercedes-Benz is planning on showing its la [...]

Not all parking bays are created equal

Parking2 Cars have got a lot bigger over the years, yet parking bays have stayed the same (at best) and, in some cases, they've shrunk. Therefore, if you are considering renting a space for your vehicle, make sure the "parking bay" is adequately sized and practically positioned. Just cons [...]

SA Ratings Downgrade: What It Would Mean for the Motor Industry

CarWarehouse The dreaded credit rating downgrades of South Africa by the influential ratings agencies may, or may not, happen... but suffice to say the motor industry will adapt and prevail. Whereas economic factors preclude a recovery in the new vehicle market in the short term, used car sales are exp [...]

Mercedes-Benz S 500 e Introduced to SA

14c685 023 1800x1800 The plug-in hybrid version of Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class has arrived in SA. It’s not just about efficiency, however: there’s a swift turn of speed to this hybrid as well. Mercedes-Benz SA has introduced the S500e plug-in hybrid in tandem with the launch of the C300e. The S500e co [...]

Mercedes-Benz C350e (2016) First Drive

MercC350Launch We visited the Mercedes-Benz Plant in East London this week to welcome the locally-made C350e plug-in hybrid to South Africa. Get all the details here! The new Mercedes-Benz C350e is the first petrol-electric hybrid passenger car to be built in South Africa (for the local and export market). To [...]

Lexus CT, RX and LX get Specification Update

LexusLX Lexus has updated the specification offered on its CT, RX and LX models. Take a quick look at what’s changed… Lexus CT200h A CT200h with the new Mercury Grey bi-tone paint finish. The Lexus CT200h hybrid now offers 4 new bi-tone colour schemes where the roof and [...]

Opinion: Ferrari & Tesla, which will survive the future?

FerrariVStesla In terms of the development of electric and/or hybrid vehicles, the respective chiefs of Ferrari and Tesla hold very traditionalist and futurist views on the future of the automotive market. Will the proliferation of EVs depend solely on market forces, or will the persistence of forward-thinking man [...]

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine AWD Inscription (2016) Review

IMG 8354 We get behind the wheel of Volvo’s flagship premium SUV. It offers plug-in petrol-electric hybrid technology, top-of-the-range safety features and serious performance potential, but does it have what it takes to be a class leader? We like: hybrid technology, fuel economy, s [...]

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars in SA (2016)

20review Fuel efficiency and a desire to save money usually go hand in hand, but judging by the top 10 list of most fuel-efficient cars available in South Africa, ultimate fuel-saving technology appears to be the preserve of the wealthy... Tight budgets and rising fuel prices are putting consumers under [...]