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Suzuki Ignis Gets Nod as COTY Finalist

Suzuki Ignis is a finalist in the 2018 South African Motoring Journalists’ Car of the Year competition. The Ignis, and specifically the 1.2 GLX manual version, was selected from 21 semi-finalists, which in turn were chosen from every new model introduced in the South African market during the preceding 12 months. It will now compete for the crown as Car ...

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Buhari Aid Advocates Integration of Illegal Oil Refineries

…Cautions over Plans to jettison Petrol Cars Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate),Sen. Ita Enang, has said it was time Nigeria embraced modular refining of oil and develop local capacity in the sub-sector. Enang, who made this known when he featured on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja, said that rather than ...

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How Peugeot Put Italy on Wheels

The very first car to have been driven on Italian roads is one of the special entries in this year’s Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox.  It was owned by wealthy textile industrialist, Gaetano Rossi. He ordered the car in 1892 and it was delivered to his home in Schio, Vicenza, in the north of the ...

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Ford Supports American Center for Mobility with $5 Million

Ford Motor Company has contributed a sum of $5 million to the American Center for Mobility (ACM) to support connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technology development. In a statement on Friday, the auto maker said the investment designates Ford as a Founder-level sponsor and member of a government-industry team that supports ACM to create its automated vehicle proving ground in ...

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Toyota Hilux Returns to Japan after 13-year

…As Land Cruiser Prado Undergoes Partial Redesign Toyota Motor Corporation announces the reintroduction of the Hilux into the Japanese market after a 13-year hiatus, alongside the debut of the partially redesigned Land Cruiser Prado, both of which launch through Toyota dealerships1 across Japan early last week. The special specification FJ Cruiser model launches through Toyota dealerships across Japan on October ...

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Kia Supports Hurricane Victims with $300,000

Kia Motors America (KMA) has pledged up to $200,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts in communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in recent weeks. In addition, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) also pledged $100,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts. “Kia is dedicated to supporting both individuals and communities in ...

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, S-Class Win Businesscar Awards

Mercedes-Benz has won two awards at the first ever BusinessCar awards. The C-Class won the ‘Best Premium Car’ title, while S-Class was named as ‘Best Luxury Car’. Both models were praised for their comfort levels, technology and competitive monthly running costs. The S-Class in particular was singled out for its luxurious – and unrivaled – interior. Rob East, Head of ...

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Mercedes F1 driver, Hamilton is Going Vegan

Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he is trying to go vegan out of concern for the planet, love of animals and his own health. “It’s something I’ve kind of being going towards anyway. I stopped eating red meat two years ago,” the 32-year-old Mercedes driver told reporters ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix. “This year I stopped ...

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Ex BMW Designer to Head Styling At Kia Motors

Kia Motors has named Pierre Leclercq as its new Head of Styling. In a statement released on Thursday, the auto maker expressed a belief that Leclercq’s appointment will accelerate the establishment of what it described as a consistent design DNA across the expanding Kia model range. As the newly-established Head of Styling, Belgian-born Pierre Leclercq will be responsible for developing ...

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