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Ford Responds To Earthquake in Mexico, Hurricane Maria in Caribbean

Ford Motor Company Fund is adding its support to the people of Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands following a week of deadly natural disasters. On September 7, a powerful earthquake struck southern Mexico and 12 days later a second earthquake hit central Mexico, 100 miles from Mexico City. In a statement released on Friday, Ford promised to contribute ...

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United Nations Lauds Volvo Cars Electrification Strategy

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has been recognized by the United Nations for its ground-breaking electrification strategy in the latest report from the UN’s Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The report, launched earlier this week at the Global Compact’s annual high-level meeting in New York, focuses on the progress that Global Compact members have made in ...

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2018 South African Car of the Year Finalists Revealed

…Toyota, Kia, BMW, Peugeot, Porsche, Others Make List The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) has announced the finalist vehicle ranges for the 2018 WesBank South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition. Announced by Master of Ceremonies, Derek Watts, during an interactive reveal event hosted by WesBank at the Bryanston Country Club, the finalists represent the robust relationship ...

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Land Rover Discovery Tows 110-Tonne Road Train

The Land Rover Discovery has taken on a 110-tonne road train and the Australian Outback… and won. The sight of a seven-trailer truck being pulled by an SUV sounds far-fetched – but that’s exactly what happened when Land Rover put the Discovery to the ultimate towing test. Land Rover completed the impressive display of towing capability by pulling a 100m ...

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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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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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