Author Archives: Motoring World

U.S. Regulators Slam $105 million Fine on Fiat Chrysler

The U.S. auto safety watchdog, toughening its stance against manufacturer defects, has fined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles a whopping sum of $105 million against over lapses in safety recalls involving millions of vehicles. According to Reuters, the Italian-U.S. automaker’s consent agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contains an unprecedented buyback option covering hundreds of thousands of vehicles, including more ...

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SPA 2015: Luck Runs Against Bentley

Despite showing potentially race-winning pace at the TOTAL 24 Hours of Spa this weekend, the two Continental GT3s of Bentley Team M-Sport were both forced to retire from the endurance marathon. However, the #84 car of Bentley Team HTP successfully completed the race, placing P5 in class. The opening hours of the race were run in extremely wet conditions, with ...

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Need to Spy the Road Guards

By: FEMI OWOEYE   Given the daily maiming and bombing of human beings in Northern Nigeria, one would be too reluctant to blame President Buhari’s regime or Inspector General of Police for approving return of police roadblocks across the nation, albeit if I had been in a position to advise the IG, mounting of police road blocks would not have been ...

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Dynamic, Efficient Mercedes-Benz. C-Class

Sales of the preceding model of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class that was launched globally in 2007 had a total of over 2.4 million. It is, therefore, no surprise that the Mercedes-Benz C-Class delivers impressive driving dynamics and takes aesthetic motion to a new level, thereby setting standards for the medium size category on many fronts. Its great load capacity, sensuously clear ...

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Divinely Conceived: Divine DS Concept Car

Its ultra-modern design represents a vision of the future. It’s a car that features a range of sleek, powerful styling cues and state-of-the-art technologies that symbolize the ‘spirit of avant-garde’. Created in Paris as a showcase for the design language of future models from DS Automobiles, Divine DS provides a glimpse of the future as DS Automobiles prepares for the ...

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B-Segment Hyundai Grand Xcent Budget Car Excites

Nigeria-assembled Hyundai Grand Xcent passenger car is continuing to excite and attract patrons with penchant for budget car with efficiency and practicalities of a mid-size sedan, Hyundai Nigeria has revealed. Introduced into the Nigerian market in February, the Hyundai Grand Xcent has demonstrated that a comfortable and spacious car doesn’t have to be cumbersome but rather, cultured and practical to ...

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Toyota Recalls Prius V Hybrid

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. is conducting a safety recall of approximately 109,000 Model Year 2012-2014 Prius v hybrid vehicles. In the involved vehicles, the current software settings for the motor/generator control ECU and hybrid control ECU could result in higher thermal stress in certain transistors, potentially causing them to become damaged. If this happens, various warning lights will illuminate ...

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