Author Archives: Motoring World

Solar Cars at $15 billion – Just the Beginning

Solar vehicle bodywork has just progressed from curiosity to key enabling technology. The new 180 page IDTechEx report, “Solar Cars, Buses, Trucks, Trains 2020-2030” explains why and forecasts the next ten years with solar cars at $15 billion 2030 just a beginning.  The focus is mainly road vehicles: solar already provides significant car traction power. Learn why anyone now designing ...

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Crash Test Disaster:  Hyundai, Datsun Records Poor Outing, as Maruti Ertiga Scores 3 Stars

Most of the India-based automobiles crash-tested at the latest Global NCAP safety test programme, came out with woeful results. Results for the four models tested range from three stars to a single star for adult occupant protection. Datsun Redigo recorded the worst result, as it managed to score just 1 star. Hyundai followed from the bottom with only two stars. ...

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All-New Mazda3 Crowned 2019 Scottish Car of the Year

Mazda is celebrating a winning performance at the 2019 Scottish Car of the Year Awards, claiming both the coveted overall Car of the Year and the Family Car of the Year titles with the all-new Mazda3. The 28-model all-new Mazda3 range features hatchback and saloon body styles with a choice of two mild-hybrid equipped petrol engines. Matched exclusively to front-wheel ...

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BREXIT Fall-Out: UK Commercial Vehicle Production Falls

…As Production for Domestic Market Declines by over 40% UK commercial vehicle (CV) production declined -11.7% in September, with 7,320 units manufactured, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). According to SMMT, in a statement released on Thursday, although output for crucial overseas markets was up some 25.4%, production for the domestic market ...

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All-New Jeep Gladiator Named Best Off-Road Vehicle

The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator – the most capable midsize truck ever – was named the “Best Off-Road Vehicle” for 2019 by Sobre Ruedas, the leading Spanish-language automotive radio show in the United States. “The Jeep Gladiator is a midsize truck that truly dominates in both on- and off-road driving while providing a high level of versatility that today’s customers ...

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New Ford Edge: Defined By Modern Sophistication (View Nigerian Launch Photos)

New 2019 Ford Edge upscale sport utility vehicle (SUV) is defined by modern sophistication.  Athletic new front and rear styling reaches its ultimate expression – an exhilarating 250 horsepower of performance-enhanced pleasure. Launched into the Nigerian auto market on Wednesday at the venue of this year’s Abuja International Motor fair, the new Edge comes with plenty of smart new features, ...

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Road Maintenance Agency Begins Work on Anambra Bad Roads

The Anambra Road Maintenance Agency (ARMA) says it has fully commenced the repairs of dilapidated portions of the roads in the state, totalling two million square meters. The Managing Director of the agency, Mr Emeka Okoye, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, while supervising repair work at Ifite-Awka, near Awka, the state ...

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General Motors, Faurecia, Myant to open IDTechEx Show!

The IDTechEx Show! on November 20-21 at the Santa Clara Convention Center brings together key emerging technologies with end users who seek product differentiation and solutions to grow their businesses. The event covers key innovations in materials and manufacturing processes, from printed electronics to graphene, to end use sectors including IoT, electric vehicles and wearable technologies, focusing on the application and identification of the ...

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Lotus Engineering Returns To World-Class Track Cycling 

Lotus Engineering and Hope Technology have unveiled their exciting bicycle collaboration – an innovative new track bike designed to deliver medals for the Great Britain Cycling Team at next summer’s Olympic Games. The new bike will be on public display later this week at London’s Rouleur Classic event and make its competitive debut with the Great Britain Cycling Team this ...

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Thornley  Kelham Offers Rare Porsche 356A With A Difference(Also View photos)

Having purchased a rare, matching numbers RHD 356A, found, unusually, in the USA, Thornley Kelham is now offering buyers a unique decision: undertake a full structural and mechanical restoration and retain the eye-catching patina, or complete a full concours-standard restoration throughout. The car in question is a rare, end of production right-hand-drive Porsche 356A, chassis 107479, retaining its original factory ...

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