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Toyota Founder Inducted Into Automotive Hall Of Fame

Cited for his extraordinary vision and entrepreneurial spirit, Toyota Motor Corporation founder and former president Kiichiro Toyoda was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame Thursday in Detroit, United States.  Toyoda was one of five industry leaders named to this year’s Automotive Hall of Fame induction class. He is credited with expanding Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, a successful textile business ...

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All-electric Kia Niro EV Crossover Now On Sale

The new Kia Niro EV has gone on sale  in Korea, combining an all-electric, zero-emissions powertrain with crossover practicality, intelligent packaging and eye-catching design. A long-distance driving range of up to 385 kilometers makes it one of the most capable electric vehicles on sale anywhere in the world. The Niro EV occupies a unique position in the global market as ...

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Trump Trade Tension: Europe Vows to Retaliate US Tariffs On Car Imports

The European Union says it is already preparing measures to retaliate against the U.S. if President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on imported cars and auto parts. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Thursday that the 28-nation bloc would be forced to impose more “rebalancing measures” if Trump escalates trade tensions with the auto tariffs. They would come on top of ...

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Suzuki Reveals First Details Anno of 2019 RM-Z250

Suzuki has announced the first details of its 2019 RM-Z250, with the new MX2 machine boasting a brand new chassis and heavily revised engine.   Taking cues from the bigger RM-Z450 – which itself was new for 2018 – the 2019 RM-Z250 gets an all-new frame and swingarm, which further optimises rigidity and improves handling characteristics, along with a new ...

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Rolls-Royce Unveils Flying Taxi Prototype, To Be Ready 2020

British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the “flying taxi”, which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years. The London-listed aerospace giant, which is based in Derby in central England, showed off the plans at the Farnborough Airshow for the first time, as other players also rush ...

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Land Rover Smashes World Record

Land Rover and Terry Grant smashed a world record at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a two-wheel speed run in the new Range Rover Sport SVR. Terry’s 2:24.5 run up the famous hillclimb broke Terry’s old record for a mile travelled in a car on two wheels, set in 2011, by more than 30 seconds. Terry Grant flipped ...

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China Floods Wreak Havoc, Block Roads and Railways; More Rain Due

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are wreaking havoc across China, with floods along major rivers destroying bridges, blocking roads and railways and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate, state media reported on this morning(Saturday) Weather authorities are forecasting more downpours throughout the country on Saturday, with floods and landslides expected in the southwestern province of Sichuan. Heavy rain and flooding hits ...

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Exclusive Design Sketches of First Fully-Electric Mini – To Be Presented In 2019

MINI has released a pair of exclusive detail design sketches as an early preview of the brand’s first fully-electric production model, which is set to make its debut in 2019. The first sketches of the production model coincides with the MINI Electric Concept making its UK debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018. Following on from the MINI E pilot ...

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World’s Lightest Electric Folding Bike Launched

British bicycle manufacturer behind the world’s lightest folding bike, Hummingbird, has broken new ground with the launch of an electric edition. Weighing in at 10.3 kg, it is the lightest folding e-bike available on the market. Hummingbird, which launched its revolutionary 6.9kg folding bike in 2017 (the world’s lightest), has developed a similarly elegant model with a battery-powered motor to ...

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