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Volkswagen CEO Resigns Over Emission Test Scandal

Volkswagen AG’s Chief Executive, Martin Winterkorn has resigned today(Wednesday), following his company’s alleged involvement in deceit over emission test of a number of its car models, an incidence that has kept the company’s reputation in bad light since last Friday. After four days of wallowing in the scandal, the company’s core shareholders and labour representatives held a marathon meeting, lasting ...

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Kia Carnival Beats Toyota Sienna, Others in Ultimate Minivan Contest

…To Be Assembled In Nigeria from the End Of 2015 The all-new 2015 Kia Carnival, also known as Sedona, has been declared winner of Ultimate Minivan Challenge contest, following a multi-day comparison test that brought together experts from Cars.com and PBS’ MotorWeek to conduct a detailed analysis on a competitive set of fully-loaded minivans. The results combined professional assessments with ...

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Toyota Recalls RAV4 Thrice in Eight Months!

By: MATILDA FRANCES It seems to be a year of unending problem for Toyota’s RAV4 model, as the Japanese auto maker has once again recalled more than 400,000 of the SUV model rolled out and sold worldwide from 2012 to 2014. Toyota Motor Sales, USA, which made the announcement last Thursday, attributed the latest recall to discovery of wiper blade ...

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Volvo XC90 Awarded Highest Safety Rating

Volvo XC90 has been awarded the highest possible safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), underscoring its position as one of the safest cars on the road today. The seven seat SUV was awarded a Top Safety Pick+ rating, which is only given to cars that achieve full scores in all crashworthiness and front crash prevention tests and ...

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Rolls-Royce Celebrates Record 2015 Goodwood Revival

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrated a record Goodwood Revival over the weekend. The manufacturer of super-luxury motor cars hosted customers, prospects and VIPs and also entertained the tens of thousands of visitors to the world’s most popular historic motor race meeting in true Rolls-Royce style. The Rolls-Royce Radford building at the March Motor Works – this year titled ‘March Mews SW1’ ...

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FIAT-Chrysler Marks One Year of Making Jeep Renegade

FIAT Chrysler Automobiles is celebrating the first year of Jeep Renegade production with a new virtual factory visit tool, accessible via Google Maps. Launched last year, the Jeep Renegade was a ground-breaking vehicle for the brand in that it was the brand’s first ever compact SUV and also the first Jeep vehicle built in Europe. Just a year after, more than ...

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Chevrolet Restores Damaged One Millionth Corvette

After more than four months and 1,200 man-hours of painstaking craftsmanship, restoration of the milestone one millionth Corvette – a white 1992 convertible – is complete. The car, which was unveiled last Friday at the National Corvette Museum, where it returned as part of the permanent exhibit, was damaged on Feb. 12, 2014, when it and seven other rare Corvettes ...

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Volkswagen Group Inaugurates Engine Plant in Russia

Following three years of construction, the Volkswagen Group last Friday inaugurated its new engine plant at Kaluga in the presence of the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Thomas Schmall, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand responsible for Components, and the Governor of Kaluga Region Anatoly Artamonov. In future, the plant will produce the newly ...

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Shell Partners with Ferrari

Shell has become Innovation Partner of Scuderia Ferrari for the next five years as part of a new agreement that will see the pair work closer together than ever before – not only at the top of Formula 1, but across a number of different projects. Announced ahead of the FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO D’ITALIA 2015, this arrangement marks a ...

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