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Driving Performance on Land and on Water: Mercedes-AMG, Cigarette Racing Launch new Boat

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing on Thursday presented the “41’ AMG Carbon Edition” at the Miami International Boat Show. As the eleventh boat jointly developed in this longstanding partnership, this special edition sets new standards in terms of performance, handling and versatility. Its systematic lightweight construction and design are inspired by the current Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-door Coupe. Robust, lightweight ...

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BMW Launches First-Ever 2020 X3 M and X4 M

BMW on Tuesday introduced its newest vehicles to join the exclusive BMW M line-up; the first-ever 2020 BMW X3 M Sports Activity Vehicle and the first-ever 2020 BMW X4 M Sports Activity Coupe. Powered by the high-revving, 473 hp S58 3.0 liter 6-cylinder M TwinPower Turbo engine, the newest M SAV variants are built with more than 40 years of ...

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Hyundai Santa FE Ranked Most Dependable Mid-size SUV

Hyundai’s Santa Fe received the distinct honor of most dependable Midsize SUV in the J.D. Power 2019 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). Released on Wednesday, the annual Vehicle Dependability Study shows Santa Fe ranked highest in its class, beating out leading competitors in the 2016 model year. The Santa Fe delivers Hyundai’s recipe of bold design, high-output powertrains and a host ...

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Next Level for Range Rover Velar: Land Rover Rolls out SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition

Land Rover has given the world’s most beautiful mid-size SUV more performance, luxury and exclusivity with the introduction of the limited run Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition. Designed as the pinnacle of the Velar line-up, the new model has been developed by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations and is powered by a 405kW 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine with a ...

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Kia Signs Five-Year Sponsorship Deal with Lagos City Marathon

Kia Motors Nigeria has teamed up with Access Bank and Lagos State Government on the most averred athletic event in Nigeria, the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon to create a platform to inspire and engage athletes and sports lovers through the marathon. Over the years, Kia has partnered with organizers of global sporting events, and the sponsorship of the Marathon ...

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Apology to Our Esteemed Readers

You would have noticed that our website ( has not been accessible for the past few days. The unfortunate occurrence was due to consistent technical issues, which needed to be resolved once and for all to ensure improved readers’ access to Motoring World International.   We are sorry for the inconvenience the down period would have caused. And we seize this ...

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NURTW Boss to Be Hanged For Killing Policeman

An Ikeja High Court on Wednesday sentenced to death, Saheed Arogundade, Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Boundary/Aiyetoro Unit, Lagos State, for the murder of a 32-year-old policeman, Gbenga Oladipupo.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Olabisi Akinlade discharged and acquitted Arogundade’s five co-defendants – Mustapha Layeni, Adebayo Abdullahi, Seyi Pabiekun, Sikiru Rufai and ...

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Dilemma of Automotive Vertical Integration

It is a rule-of-thumb that manufacturers should vertically integrate only when products and markets mature, so they can confidently shave off the last pennies of cost.  One exception is when shortages loom: Tesla built its battery gigafactory fast using proven Panasonic technology. However, many suppliers now build battery gigafactories. The boom in electric vehicles land, water and air has put the battery and traction motor businesses back to rapid change so Tesla now sources many batteries, its Panasonic bond is weakening ...

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