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Enhanced Ford Mondeo with New Hybrid Wagon Unveiled

The enhanced Ford Mondeo – introducing elegant new exterior and interior design details and a new Hybrid Wagon variant for the first time – was revealed at the Brussels Motor Show, Belgium, for delivery from March. The new Mondeo Hybrid is a unique offering in its segment and further significant Mondeo upgrades include: An even more refined petrol-electric driving experience ...

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World Premiere for New BMW 7 Series 

The BMW Group yesterday (Wednesday) celebrated the world premiere of the striking new BMW 7 Series in Shanghai, China. The choice of location for the event underlined the significance of the Chinese market for the company’s new flagship model: in 2018, 44% of global BMW 7 Series sales were made to customers in China (ca. 24,500 units). With the current ...

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Hyundai Recalls About 100,000 Sonata And Santa Fe Sport Vehicles

…Releases Knock Sensor Detection System Software Update To ensure the safety of its customers, and in addition to two previous engine recalls, Hyundai has issued a subsequent recall to inspect the fuel tube installation of approximately 100,000 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata and 2013-2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vehicles whose engines were replaced under the previous two recalls. The recall is being ...

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Volkswagen AG, Ford Motor Company Launch Global Alliance

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company today announced the first formal agreements in a broad alliance that positions the companies to boost competitiveness and better serve customers in an era of rapid change in the industry. Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett confirmed that the companies intend to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups for global ...

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Nissan IMs EV Sports Sedan Concept Makes World Debut

The Nissan IMs concept, with its revolutionary new proportions and stretched interior space – including a unique “Premier Seat” 2 + 1 + 2 seating architecture – is designed to create an entirely new vehicle segment, the elevated sports sedan. The pure electric all-wheel drive concept vehicle with full autonomous drive capability, made its world debut on Tuesday at the ...

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Mercedes-Benz Remains Best-Selling Premium Brand in Auto Industry

Mercedes-Benz continues to be the leading premium automobile brand in terms of unit sales. In a challenging year, the company with the three-pointed star increased its global car sales to 2,310,185 units in 2018, its eighth consecutive record year (+0.9%), making Mercedes-Benz the best-selling premium brand in the automotive industry for the third time in succession. The new sales record ...

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Hyundai Walking Car will Rescue Tsunami, Earthquake Victims (photos and video)

ROTIMI ASHER Imagine a driverless car capable of rescuing victims of Tsunami, Earthquake and similar disasters. A car capable of walking and changing to driving mode, that is drive on the road like any other usual car; that’s what Hyundai’s walking car concept, the ELEVATE, is about. Starring at the ongoing CES 2019 event holding at Las Vegas , Hyundai ...

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95 % Electric Car Drivers Vow Never to Drive Conventional Car Again – Survey

Not more than 5% of Electric Vehicle drivers would ever go back to driving a conventional car, says audience of YouTube channel, in most comprehensive Clean Energy & Electric Vehicle survey ever conducted. The UK’s largest ever survey of Electric Vehicle drivers and Cleantech enthusiasts (7,723 respondents) has found overwhelmingly, that around nine out of ten plug-in car drivers would ...

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Best Sales Result In the Past Decade: Daimler Sells Over 0.5 Million Trucks

Daimler Trucks, the world’s leading truck manufacturer, has achieved one of the best sales years in its history in 2018: Based on initial data, unit sales of the Mercedes-Benz, FUSO, Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses and BharatBenz brands increased to well over 500,000 vehicles in 2018 (2017: 470,700). In a generally positive market environment, the Daimler Group’s trucks division ...

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Toyota Rolls-out P4 Automated Driving Test Vehicle

This week, the bright lights of Las Vegas will once again shine on the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) when it introduces the TRI-P4 automated driving test vehicle today (Monday) at CES. As Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC)revealed in a media statement on Friday, the P4 is based on the all-new fifth-generation Lexus LS flagship sedan and will be used in TRI’s ...

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