Motoring

Toyota to add electric, plug-in hybrid vehicles next year

A Toyota corporate logo appears on a screen as a visitor watches a video showing the assembly line procedures of a Toyota Motor Corp.’s plant at the automaker’s exhibition hall in Toyota, central Japan, Thursday, March 4, 2010. Toyota says it will roll out two new battery-electric vehicles and one plug-in gas-electric hybrid in the

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Tesla to recall 134,951 U.S. vehicles under pressure from auto safety regulators

A Tesla Model S electric car is seen at its dealership in Seoul, South Korea July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tesla Inc has agreed to recall 134,951 Model S and Model X vehicles with touchscreen displays that could fail after U.S. auto safety regulators sought the recall last month, according to a

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Kenyan dealer loses Porsche franchise

Porsche Centre Nairobi at Sameer Business Park. By VICTOR JUMA Porsche Centre Nairobi, the Kenyan dealer which has been selling the high-performance German sports cars, has had its contract terminated effective the end of this month. The franchise owner, Stuttgart-based Porsche AG, is expected to transfer the dealership to a new entrant or one of

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Wealthy Kenyans sell luxury vehicles as Covid hits incomes

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (Land Cruiser 150. Wealthy Kenyans have been racing to dispose of their high-end cars in the wake of Covid-19 economic hardships, online listing of vehicle sales shows. Findings of a Tifa Research survey released on Wednesday show that 34.4 per cent of the 151,000 cars listed for sale on Cheki —

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Sh2m fine for fake used vehicle mileage records

Car dealers face a Sh2 million fine and five-year jail term for misleading online advertising and declaring false mileages on imported vehicles under a proposed law meant to protect consumers from dishonest business practices. The Bill, sponsored by the Leader of the Majority Party in the National Assembly Amos Kimunya, seeks to update the current

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Turkey successfully tests its 1st flying car

Cezeri ascends to 32.8 ft in prototype flight tests, says Istanbul-based manufacturer Turkey’s first indigenous flying car, called Cezeri, was successfully tested in Istanbul, its manufacturer said on Tuesday. Designed and manufactured by Turkish engineers, Cezeri ascended to 10 meters (32.8 feet) in its 230 kilograms (507 pounds) prototype flight tests, manufacturer Baykar said in

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Japan’s ‘flying car’ gets off ground, with a person aboard

This photo taken at the beginning of August, 2020 and released by ©SkyDrive/CARTIVATOR 2020, shows a test flight of a manned ‘”flying car” at Toyota Test Field in Toyota, central Japan. Japan’s SkyDrive Inc., among the myriads of “flying car” projects around the world, has carried out a successful though modest test flight with one

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Rolls-royce bespoke collective reveal illuminated fascia

The Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex, is a global centre of luxury manufacturing excellence. The Bespoke Collective of designers, engineers and craftspeople who operate from this world-renowned facility restlessly create innovative and sophisticated means for Rolls-Royce clients to bring their Bespoke visions to life. Illuminated nameplate and star cluster revealed as first Bespoke

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Nissan rolls out new electric crossover, aims to boost image

Nissan Motor Co.’s new electric crossover Ariya is displayed at Nissan Pavilion in Yokohama near Tokyo Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The Ariya is the Japanese automaker’s first major all-new model since getting embroiled in the scandal surrounding former Chairman Carlos Ghosn. The vehicle, set to go on sale in Japan by the middle of next

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Bentley motors confirms all retailers in China now open as first deliveries of all-new flying spur start

Photo: Credit Bentley Bentley Motors has announced that its 40-strong retail network in China is now fully open, as the country gradually returns to work following the COVID-19 outbreak. Simultaneously, the luxury. Bentley Motors has announced that its 40-strong retail network in China is now fully open, as the country gradually returns to work following

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