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Jaguar E-Type Found Under a Hedge Sells For £58,000

A 1963 Jaguar E-Type found under a hedge in the village of Bisley in Surrey. United Kingdom sold for £58,000 at COYS Spring Classics auction in London. Chris Routledge, CEO of international auctioneers COYS, said: “We were encouraged by strong results achieved across the board and the number of registered bidders joining us and bidding in the room – it’s ...

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Ford Builds Anti-Armor-Piercing Ammunition Police Car

Ford plans to offer ballistic panels on their Police Interceptor sedan and utility with protection from armor-piercing rifle ammunition. Raj Sarkar, General Marketing Manager, Ford North American Fleet, Lease and Remarketing operations made the announcement on Thursday. According to Sarkar, factory-equipped vehicles are the first pursuit-rated police vehicles in the United States to offer ballistic protection up to Department of ...

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Getaway Driver Sentenced to 121 Years

A ringleader and getaway driver for a robbery involving multiple banks and commercial establishments in Las Vegas and nearby Henderson, Nevada in United States has been sentenced to 121 years imprisonment by a US district judge. The culprit, named Sesley Williams, was found guilty of helping criminals to escape with a car. As contained in an FBI webpage report, William ...

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BMW AG Reveals Car of Next Century

…Marks 100 Years Anniversary The German luxury auto maker, BMW AG, yesterday celebrated its 100 years of making cars in commercial quantity. The Centenary event, which held inside Munich Olympic Hall, attracted about 2,000 guests from industry, politics, research, society and the media will be present, as well as selected dealers, suppliers and employees. In his address at the occasion, ...

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Nissan S/A Boss, Whitefield, Elected NAAMSA President

Nissan South Africa’s Managing Director Mike Whitfield has been elected President of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) for 2016. A 38 member association, NAAMSA, is the umbrella body of new vehicle manufacturers, importers and distributors in South Africa. NAAMSA also compiles data on auto industry activity, most importantly monthly new car sales, which are considered ...

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Kia Posts Global Sales of 214,219 Vehicles in February

…As Rio, Sportage Remain Bestselling Models South Korean leading auto maker, Kia Motors started this year on a successful note, as it within February alone, recorded global sales of over 200,000 vehicles. As announced by the company in a release made available to Motoring World on Monday (today), the figure covers export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants. ...

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Ford Offers Windshield Wiper De-ICER in US

Ford Escape models can now be equipped to help drivers eliminate the winter headache of maintaining a clear windshield. Ford Escape has become the first Ford Motor Company SUV in the United States to offer the windshield wiper de-icer, as part of a Cold Weather Package that is standard on Titanium models and an option on SE models. The 2017 ...

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Audi Consigns Turbo Lag to History

Tapping into extra accelerative power becomes as quick and easy as flicking a light switch last week, as the new 435PS Audi SQ7 TDI joins the range as the world’s first series production car combining turbocharging with an electrically powered compressor. Consigning ‘turbo lag’ to history, the boundary-stretching technology underscores the newcomer’s eligibility for the ‘S’ badge that denotes extraordinary ...

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Hyundai Santa Fe Wins Automotive Science Group Award

All new Hyundai Santa Fe Sport was honoured as BEST 5 All-Around Performance from Automotive Science Group (ASG) for achieving the highest combined social, environmental and economic performance scores. “ASG recognizes Hyundai’s continued leadership on corporate social responsibility, producing vehicles that consumers can be proud to own,” said Colby Self, managing director of ASG. “The top-rated 2016 Santa Fe Sport ...

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VW Golf Family Models Receive 5-Star Safety Ratings

2016 Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R and Golf SportWagen four-door models have earned a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which runs the government’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP),  and has provided consumers with vehicle safety information since 1978. As announced on Friday by Volkswagen of America, Inc., these Golf family models join the ...

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