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Kia Wins iF Design Awards Seventh Year in Succession

Kia Motors has clinched two new awards to add to its growing collection of prestigious prizes for the outstanding design of its cars. Both of the Korean brand’s newest models – the Kia Sportage compact crossover and Kia Optima saloon – have received prestigious iF Design Awards, making 2016 the seventh year in succession that Kia has won this coveted ...

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Nissan Builds World’s First Seven-Seater Bobsleigh

Nissan has challenged convention with the launch of the world’s first seven-seater bobsleigh in Innsbruck, Austria. The X-Trail Bobsleigh was inspired by the design of the Nissan X-Trail and undertook its inaugural run at the historic Olympic track in Igls, piloted by British Olympic medalist Sean Olsson. Nissan worked with bobsleigh experts to transform a traditional four-man sled into an ...

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Hyundai Motor Company Records Profit Decline in 2015

…Forecasts Better Performance in 2016 Hyundai Motor company, South Korea’s largest automaker, recorded a decline in its worldwide operating profit at the end of 2015, despite making a worldwide sale of 4.96 million vehicles in the year under review. As contained in a release posted on the company’s Global News website last week, the profit decline was due to weak ...

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Qashqai Named Businesscar Crossover Of The Year

One of the UK’s leading publications for company car drivers and operators – has named the Nissan Qashqai its Crossover of the Year. The British-built model took the title – the nation’s fifth best-selling car – took the title in the face of increased competition in the crossover segment. The award, announced this morning, is particularly significant as it was ...

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New Design, Advanced Technologies And Enhanced Interior For All-New Kia Sportage

The all-new Kia Sportage – the fourth-generation of Kia’s globally-popular compact SUV – features an attractive, all-new interior and exterior design, a host of advanced new technology features and greater quality. Having made its global debut at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show, the all-new Kia Sportage will go on sale across European markets during the first quarter of 2016. ...

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Eight Uk Cities Share £40 Million Government Fund To Boost Plug-In Car Uptake

Eight UK cities were yesterday (Monday) awarded a multi-million pound investment from Government to increase uptake of electric vehicles. Bristol, London, Milton Keynes and Nottingham were named as ’Go Ultra Low Cities’ and the main benefactors of the £40 million scheme, with Dundee, the North East, Oxford and York sharing seed funding for EV specific projects. Cities secured funding by ...

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Rafael Nadal unveils Kia’s newest X-Car at Australian Open 2016

Tennis superstar and Kia global brand ambassador Rafael Nadal recently lifted the cover off of Kia’s latest ‘X-Car’ in Melbourne, Australia during the official VIK handover ceremony for the Australian Open 2016. The one-of-a-kind Sportage CUV was created in collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox and modelled after the popular X-Men character Mystique. Boasting a unique design with special textured ‘tone-on-tone’ ...

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Ambassador Of France To The UK Takes Delivery Of A Top-Of-The-Range, Low CO2 Peugeot 508 RXH

Her Excellency, Sylvie Bermann, the Ambassador of France to the United Kingdom and Stéphane Le Guével, Director General for Peugeot Citroёn Automobiles UK were  re-acquainted at the weekend on the occasion of the arrival of the new official French Embassy car – a PEUGEOT 508 RXH. Both had met before when they had similar responsibilities working in China a couple of ...

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