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HAPPY ENDING: New car for carjacking victim

It was a happy ending for Myrtle Dittberner (77) who received a new but second-hand car thanks to her former students after her car was stolen. Dittberner’s car was stolen on 8 July at a shopping centre in Emmarentia. The Northcliff Melville Times later published an article about the incident which lead to her former German School students starting a ... Read More »

New Hyundai Verna vs rivals: Specifications comparison

Hyundai is gearing up to launch its all-new Verna in India on August 22, 2017. The new Verna will replace the previous-gen car (Codename: RB) that was launched in India way back in 2011. As the upcoming 2017 Verna goes up against the Maruti Ciaz, Honda City and Volkswagen Vento in the mid-size sedan segment, we’ve done an on-paper comparison ... Read More »

The UK government has issued new cybersecurity guidelines for smart cars

The British government today issued a new set of guidelines designed to encourage automakers to make vehicles cybersecurity a priority. UK Transport Minister Lord Callanan says that as autonomous and connected vehicles are increasingly used on British roadways, minimum protections should be established to protect consumers from cyber attacks, whether it’s controlling personal data, or taking control of the vehicle remotely. The goal ... Read More »

Pia Wurtzbach shows off ‘first brand new car that’s all my own’

Pia Wurtzbach via Instagram Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is truly one beautiful example that dreams do come true. Most of the things she only once dreamt of having now came to life for her—from becoming a beauty queen to having her own brand new car. In a recent Instagram post, 27-year-old former beauty queen comfortably sat on the driver’s ... Read More »

Carwow, a UK startup that helps you buy a new car, raises $39M Series C

Carwow, a platform that helps you buy a new car, has closed $39 million in Series C funding. The round was led by new investor Vitruvian Partners, with existing investors Accel Partners and Balderton Capital also participating. At today’s exchange rate it brings total funding to approximately $62.6 million. Founded in late 2010, Carwow originally launched as a car review ... Read More »

Ferrari owner’s $260K disaster: New car goes ‘airborne,’ bursts into flames within 1 hour

The proud British owner of a Ferrari 430 Scuderia had one hour to enjoy his $260,000 luxury vehicle this week before it was turned into a flaming pile of twisted metal. South Yorkshire Police responding to an accident on Thursday found themselves staring at the charred remains of a black Ferrari and the owner — miraculously alive with a few cuts ... Read More »

Thinner new-car margins drag down Sonic Q2 earnings

Sonic Automotive Inc.’s net income tumbled 47 percent to $12.1 million in the second quarter, the publicly traded dealership group said Friday. Squeezed new-vehicle margins were largely to blame, executives said, due to competitive pricing pressure, automakers’ trying to limit incentives and a glut of nearly new off-lease cars. An ongoing economic slump in the oil patch states, such as ... Read More »

Posting photos of new car, fancy dinner on Facebook? Income Tax dept is now watching

Tax evasion is a big problem in India. So now government is not only hoping to monitor how much money people get into their bank accounts and how much they take out but also wants to monitor the Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites to see what people are buying. By keeping a note of the Facebook posts that ... Read More »

Diesel and petrol car ban: Plan for 2040 unravels as 10 new power stations needed to cope with electric revolution

Plans to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2040 in a bid to encourage people to buy electric vehicles are a “tall order” and will place unprecedented strain on the National Grid, motoring experts have warned. Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, has warned that Britain “can’t carry on” with petrol and diesel cars because of the ... Read More »

Roadster Return: 2019 BMW Z5 Spied

What It Is: A new roadster that replaces the departed BMW Z4. The Z4, which itself replaced the Z3, ran for 14 seasons but was dropped from the brand’s U.S. lineup after 2016. With worldwide sales of roadsters weak, BMW has partnered with Toyota in order to reduce development costs of this successor, the Z5 (which may in fact retain the ... Read More »