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Mercedes-Benz Showcases Trucks, Safety at Commercial Vehicle Show

Mercedes-Benz Trucks stormed the UK Commercial Vehicle Show held last week at National Exhibition centre (NEC), Birmingham, UK, demonstrating a full range of vehicles from the 3.5 tonne FUSO Canter to the Flagship Actros and everything in-between, including Atego, Antos, Arocs, Econic and Unimog. Showcased on its main stand were seven Trucks, including  the special Econic 4×2 skip loader that ...

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Honda Named Most Reliable Car Manufacturer

Honda has once again retained its crown as the UK’s most reliable used car manufacturer, scooping top spot in research conducted by What Car? and Warranty Direct for the ninth consecutive year. The independent research analyzed 50,000 live Warranty Direct policies for cars between three and eight years old, to give a Reliability Index of 37 car manufacturers. The Index ...

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Bentley Mulsanne Speed ‘Blue Train’ By Mulliner Debuts At Techno-Classica

Bentley Motors has commemorated the historic ‘Blue Train’ race won by the Bentley Speed Six in 1930 with a Mulliner Limited Edition – the Mulsanne Speed ‘Blue Train’, which debuted at the Techno-Classica show held last week in Essen, Germany. Bentley said just four examples would be hand-crafted in Crewe for customers in continental Europe. 85 years ago, Captain Woolf ...

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Mother Watches Son Die during Police Chase

… As Son Calls Mum to Say “I Love You” Before Death A terrified mother, Wednesday, watched her son engaging the police on a high speed car chase until shot dead 20 minutes after. As reported by ABC, during the high speed chase incidence,  the victim, named Frank Shepherd, phoned his mother to say his last goodbye, shortly after which ...

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Margaret Thatcher’s Bomb-proof Vehicle For Sale

… Current Owner says It’s Ugly An armored coach used by ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher as her campaign ‘battle bus’ has been put up for sale as campaigning for next month’s General Election kicks into gear. The 18-tonne, bomb-proof vehicle was built in 1983 and is believed to have been used for the former British Prime Minister’s Northern Ireland tour. ...

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Toyota’s Red Nose Auris Hybrid Presented To Winner Of Comic Relief Prize Draw

Top prize in this year’s official Red Nose Day prize draw for Comic Relief, a Toyota Auris Hybrid, has been handed to its winner. Anne Meikle, from Edinburgh, was handed the keys to her brand-new car at her local Toyota dealership in Newbridge, United Kingdom. Built specially for the fund-raising draw at Toyota Manufacturing UK’s car plant in Derbyshire and ...

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Hyundai Rolls Out Enduro lifestyle urban CUV concept

Early this month, Hyundai Motor Company celebrated its presence at the 11th Seoul Motor Show with the world premiere of an all-new design concept, the ‘Enduro’ lifestyle urban crossover utility vehicle (CUV). The name ‘Enduro’ is derived from ‘Endurance.’ Also, Enduro visually combines SUV look with rally motorcycle which compete in the world’s toughest rally events. The Enduro is designed ...

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Part-Worn Tyre Seller Jailed

…Sentence Serves As Warning to Rest Of Industry-Judge Last week, a seller of substandard tyres was sentenced to nine months jail as well as a fine7th April Lincoln Crown Court passed sentence on Luke McKenzie on 16 counts of possessing and supplying dangerous products as well as one count of supplying an incorrectly-sized spare tyre and another of providing false information. ...

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New Bentley Suite Debuts At St. Regis Istanbul

By: MATILDA FRANCES Bentley is continuing its celebrated collaboration with St. Regis Hotels & Resorts with a new Bentley Suite making its debut today at The St. Regis Istanbul. Inspired by the Continental range of Bentley grand tourers, it is designed for the modern aficionado of unparalleled luxury and personalized service. As the latest modern interpretation of the partnership between ...

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BMWi8 Bags World’s Greenest Car Award

For the second time in succession BMW i clinched victory at the World Car Awards in the category World Green Car. Following the success of the purely electrically driven BMW i3 the previous year, the BMW i8 was awarded this prestigious award at the New York International Auto Show. The sports car’s combination of groundbreaking plug-in hybrid drive technology and ...

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