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Record Half-Year Sales for Mercedes-Benz

With 898,425 vehicles delivered to customers in the first six months of 2015 (+14.7%), Mercedes-Benz recorded the highest half-year sales figures in the company’s history. The second quarter of the year also exceeded all previous quarters in terms of sales figures. In June, the brand with the star handed over 169,616 vehicles to customers (+19.3%). The sales success is due ...

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Saloon Sets Record Driving Range for Any Zero-Emissions Car on the Market

The new Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle has proved it can go the distance, achieving 67 miles per gallon in official US combined city/highway driving calculations, and an estimated driving range of 312 miles on a single tank – a distance further than for any other zero-emissions car on the market. Jim Lentz, Toyota North America CEO, announced the ...

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Rolls-Royce Celebrates Successful 2015 Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Rolls-Royce celebrated a successful Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend. Highlights included: Wraith.The most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history,Wraith effortlessly ascended the famous Goodwood Hillclimb during the Supercar Run. Wraith completed the 1.16-mile course in 57.21 seconds, placing it ahead of the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale Centennial Edition (59.00), the Bentley Continental GT (60.65), the Maserati GranCabrio MC ...

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THE Smart Forrail: SMARTER WAY TO GET FROM A TO B

The new smart forfour is a pretty effective point-to-point machine. It can drive from London to Aberdeen non-stop for as little as £39. Its four occupants will be comfy on the 540-mile journey too, even if they’re significantly taller than the car is wide. The smart forfour is tiny on the outside, yet clever engineering means its interior is vast ...

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Uplifted Kia Cee’d Coming

Newly Kia Cee’d, which goes on sale later this year comes with major updates, which, according the car’s manufacturer, will make it a better-value alternatives to its rivals. As contained in a release by Kia Motor Corporations last week, changes will apply to all the three models in Cee’d’s family. And the updates will include a new engine, higher interior ...

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Goodwood Festival Of Speed – By The Numbers

With the opening yesterday of the Goodwood Moving Motor Show, the most eagerly-anticipated motoring event of the year – the Festival of Speed – is underway. Lord March opened the Moving Motor Show Thursday  morning by driving the new Mazda MX-5 up the Goodwood Estate’s famous, 1.16-mile Hillclimb course. Mazda is being honoured with the iconic Central Feature situated outside Goodwood House and ...

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Gs1000s Added To Suzuki’s Vintage Parts Programme

Suzuki’s GS1000S is the latest model to be added to the firm’s popular Vintage Parts programme, with nearly 1,000 parts still available for the iconic machine. The GS1000 reached cult status in the hotly contested, high capacity, four-stroke arena, with Suzuki’s previous motorcycle production dominated by two-strokes. The GS series set the foundations for not only subsequent production bikes, but ...

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