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Volkswagen Boosts Market Shares, Delivers Over 700,000 Vehicles in 28 Days

In February, the Volkswagen Group handed 724,400 vehicles over to customers throughout the world, corresponding to a fall of 1.8 percent compared with February 2018. Volkswagen developed better than the overall world market, which continues to shrink, and the Group once again won market shares. This was the case in the regions of Western Europe, South America and Asia-Pacific. In ...

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Toyota Plans Space Exploration, Targets Lunar Mobility

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota)  has, in conjunction with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), concluded plans to embark on international space exploration. Upon signing an agreement on Tuesday, the two organizations took a first and essential step accelerating their ongoing joint study*1 of a manned, pressurized rover*2 that employs fuel cell electric vehicle technologies. Such a form of mobility is deemed necessary ...

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Opel Returns to Russia, Kick-starts with 3 Models

Opel is pressing forward with its export offensive: The brand with the ‘Blitz’ will revive its tradition on the Russian market this year. Opel will initially make three models available at selected Russian dealers – the Grandland X from Eisenach as well as the new Zafira Life and the Vivaro from Russian production. The people carrier and the transporter units ...

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Mercedes-Benz Sells Over 150,000 Cars in 28 Days

In the first two months of this year, Mercedes-Benz delivered 333,229 cars worldwide (-6.7%). However, in the month of February alone,  the three-pointed star auto maker sold 152,690 vehicles worldwide (-6.7%). The model changes in the highest-volume segments SUVs and compact cars had an impact on sales in all regions also last month. The worldwide decrease in unit sales compared ...

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Auto tourism: Masterplan for First Ever UK Automotive Resort Revealed

Bicester Heritage has unveiled ‘Bicester Motion’, its masterplan for the creation of the UK’s first automotive resort, with an ambition to become one of the country’s top 20 tourist and leisure destinations. Having successfully developed the concept of a Centre for Excellence, experience and community for the historic automotive sector, Bicester Heritage (which occupies just 5% of the site) will ...

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Aston Martin DBX Tested to the Extreme near Arctic Circle(Watch video)

Aston Martin DBX – the British luxury marque’s first SUV – continued its intensive development programme last week at Pirelli’s official test facility, close to the Arctic Circle in Sweden. Pirelli’s R&D Sottozero Centre at the Flurheden Proving Ground provides a range of extreme environments, from snowy roads to ice handling courses, allowing Aston Martin’s vehicle dynamics specialists – led ...

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New Limited Edition Supercar Turns Heads at Geneva Motorshow

Ginetta supercar on Tuesday made its world debut at the Geneva International Motorshow where company Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson confirmed the name, pricing and further ownership details of its all-new supercar. The combination of aerodynamically optimized design and potent performance found in the new supercar required a fitting name, and given the car’s formidable presence Akula was chosen. Being the Russian word ...

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Volvo to Impose Speed Limit on All Cars

Volvo Cars, as a worldwide leader in safety, is sending a strong signal about the dangers of speeding and will limit the top speed on all its cars to 112 mph (180 kph) from 2020, beginning with model year 2021. The company’s Vision 2020, which aims for no one to be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by ...

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