Toyota’s ‘Simple and Slim’ strategy could radically optimise the way future car factories are built. Here are the key stats: Factories can be 25% smaller, require 40% less start-up investment and emit 55% less Co2. It’s safe to say this goes far beyond recycling waste and water, lashing a few solar panels on the […]

Toyota to make more efficient factories

Next up in our Deputy Editor’s Assetto Corsa coverage is a video pitting two giants against each other. Since Top Gear was unable to pull it off, we will do it in the virtual world.   The McLaren P1 was added to the racing sim with the Dream Pack DLC, however, LaFerrari has been in the […]

BMW X6M We can agree that BMW didn’t pioneer the performance SUV concept that debuted nearly 20 years ago. This honour belongs to Mercedes-Benz with its ML55 AMG. When BMW finally joined the SUV craze with the X5 those who were tuned into the battle that was brewing at the time knew that in no […]


Following a leak, Mercedes-Benz has officially taken the wraps off its new 2016 GLE. The 2016 GLE is set to debut at the New York Auto Show in early April and is essentially a facelifted M-Class, adopting the firm’s new nomenclature. As such, it features a familiar design but has changes to the front end, […]

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Jaguar has just released the first official images and information about its all-new XF mid-size sedan. Looking somewhat like an enlarged XE, the new XF is 7mm shorter than its predecessor, 3mm lower but with a wheelbase that it 51mm longer, giving it a total of 2960mm. This has, according to Jaguar, created class-leading space […]

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Mere hours after revealing the Ford Ranger in Bangkok comes the Ford Everest ready to contest the premium SUV segment. Already it looks to be much better than the previous version with its chiselled rugged design, off-road Terrain Management System and latest Ford technology that we saw in the Ranger. This could cause the Toyota […]

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Our very own Deputy Editor, aka Preditor458, recently started his own YouTube channel. One of the games he is covering at the moment is Assetto Corsa, something you may have heard him mention in his magazine column from time to time. Assetto Corsa is a realistic racing simulator created by Italian developers Kunos.   Below […]

  New bumper, grille, lights? A lot more than that. The new 2015 Ford Ranger looks more like the American F150 than a typical South African workhorse. To say it’s bold and aggressive is an understatement. “When we set out to improve upon the Ford Ranger, we knew we had our work cut out for […]

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  New bumper, lights, grille? The fifth-generation Subaru Outback has been enhanced across three models and is currently available in Subaru dealerships. The plan with the 2015 Subaru Outback was to make it more upmarket while retaining that versatile package. Subaru have altered the grille, fitted some bigger alloys and by moving the windscreen forward […]

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So we know the Honda Civic Type R is already the fastest front-wheel drive hatch around the Nurburgring and this must be taken as a good sign for the future as the company confirms its entry into British Touring Cars. Pictured here without any branding,  the Civic Type R has begun its shakedown tests at […]