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Suzuki Releases Full Technical Details of 2019 RM-Z250

Suzuki has released full technical details of its 2019 RM-Z250, with the MX2 machine getting a new frame, swingarm and suspension, plus a new engine that produces more power and torque than its predecessor. The new RM-Z250 also gets the latest version of Suzuki’s Holeshot Assist Control and traction management systems, further improving its performance, while more angular new styling sharpens the ...

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Jaguar Land Rover Brings Modern Infotainment to Classic Cars

Jaguar Land Rover Classic has introduced a new infotainment system to its growing range of genuine parts and accessories, bringing modern functionality to classic vehicles in an authentic-looking, classically-styled, head unit. Designed to suit most classic vehicles running on negative earth electrics, single DIN-sized Classic Infotainment System units incorporate customisable satellite navigation in up to 32 languages, smartphone integration, Bluetooth ...

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Ford Ranger Production Hits 500 000 Milestone in South Africa

Ford Motor Company’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria has reached a significant milestone with the assembly of the 500 000th current generation Ford Ranger. The half-millionth unit, a Wildtrak 3.2 Double Cab, was fittingly painted in the range-topping model’s distinctive and exclusive Pride Orange, and signifies the Ranger’s segment-defining legacy since production commenced in 2011. “The current Ford Ranger has been a ...

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More Torque for Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles-Research Report

A multibillion dollar market by 2029, fuel cells can be a complementary technology in all those EV applications where batteries are too costly, too slow, or just not the right fit, a UK-based research company, IDTechEx Research, has concluded in a new report titled: ‘Fuel Cell Vehicles 2019-2029’.  Fuel cells are commercially successful in stationary applications but commercially unsuccessful in vehicles, ...

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Review:Mercedes-Benz Vito, the People Carrier Van

Since its introduction in 2014, the current Mercedes-Benz Vito has continued to position itself as a pacesetter in the mid-size van segment and in the transport industry. The mid-size van, born from Mercedes-Benz’s boldest genes has become an active part of the ‘Mercedes-Benz vans goes global’ business unit strategy which was in response to the needs of worldwide customers for ...

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Guinness Nigeria Partners FRSC to Deepen Safety Culture among Drivers

In further demonstration of its avowed commitment to promote road safety and sustainable transport systems in the country, Guinness Nigeria Plc, a subsidiary of Diageo Plc, has partnered with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to drive advocacy for a heightened safety culture on the roads during the Benin leg of the Guinness Nigeria 2018 Transport and Safety Week. With ...

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All-New EQC: Mercedes-Benz among Electric Vehicles

It was at the 2016 Paris Motor Show that Mercedes‑Benz first presented its new product and technology brand for electromobility. The EQC (combined power consumption: 22.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km, provisional figures)1 is the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle to be launched under the EQ brand. With its seamless, clear design and colour highlights typical of the brand, it is ...

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South Africa’s Economy Slumps into Recession

South Africa’s economy contracted by 0.7 percent in the second quarter in quarter-on-quarter terms, pushing the country into recession after a revised 2.6 percent contraction in the first quarter, data from Statistics South Africa showed on Tuesday. The second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) reading was much worse than the 0.6 percent expansion analysts had predicted. The decline came from agriculture, ...

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Global Caring Month: Ford Set to Touch Lives in 40 Countries

…Deploys Thousands of Volunteers into Communities Worldwide Ford Global Caring Month is underway with more than 10,000 Ford Motor Company employees signed up so far to make people’s lives better in 40 countries during September – and registrations are still ongoing in to the Ford Volunteer Corps. Ford volunteers in Brazil are building a new kitchen for families at a ...

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Hazard Perception Test Isn’t Fit For Purpose – Research

New research from LV= General Insurance, the UK’s third largest car insurer, has found that over half (53%*) of newly qualified drivers – almost two million people – say the current hazard perception test is out of date and is in need of modernization. The current test contains hazards such as cyclists, cars turning ahead and horse riders, but new drivers ...

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