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Kia Reveals Image of First Global Small SUV

Kia Motors on Tuesday revealed first image of its new small SUV. Due to be revealed fully in the summer, the new vehicle possesses the space and capabilities of a traditional SUV in a compact package. With a modern and urbane design, inspired by the 2019 Kia SP Signature Concept, the SUV will stand apart from rivals by matching the ...

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McLaren Marks Building of 20,000th Car

McLaren Automotive, the luxury British sportscar and supercar company, has celebrated the 20,000th car to be hand-assembled at its McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey. The 20,000th car built was a right-hand drive 600LT Spider in Chicane Grey from the brand’s Sports Series line-up. Launched only last summer as the next chapter in the McLaren ‘Longtail’ story, all production slots ...

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Mercedes-Benz Sells Over 181,000 Vehicles Worldwide

Mercedes-Benz delivered 181,936 cars in April (-5.5%) and a total of 742,809 in the first four months of the year (-5.6%). The ongoing sales success of the new A-Class resulted in worldwide growth for the compact cars in April (+6.0%). A contribution to this sales success came from the new A-Class Saloon, a further model complementing the compact-car entry into ...

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Jaguar Classic Experts Restore 1954 Bespoke XK120 Sports Car

Jaguar Classic has completed a bespoke XK120 sports car restoration commissioned by renowned British male model and life-long Jaguar enthusiast David Gandy. The 11-month project, which was a close collaboration between David Gandy and Jaguar Classic’s experts at its Classic Works facility in Warwickshire, took 2,700 hours to complete. Following a brief to make it race-ready for classic motorsport events ...

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Audi Tops JD Power’s Customer Satisfaction Index

Audi has emerged as the highest ranking premium car brand in the UK for customer satisfaction with servicing and maintenance provision in its retailer and authorized repairer network, according to the 2019 JD Power Customer Service Index Study. Audi UK Service Development and Customer Quality Manager Harvey Robbins was presented with a trophy in recognition of this achievement at the ...

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2 Saudi Oil Tankers Damaged In UAE Waters

Two Saudi oil tankers were damaged in a “sabotage attack” off the United Arab Emirates coast, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday, quoting the Saudi energy minister. “Two Saudi oil tankers were subjected to a sabotage attack in the exclusive economic zone of the United Arab Emirates, off the coast of the Emirate of Fujairah, while on their ...

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Range Rover Rolls out Exclusive Car for Future Astronauts

Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has launched a special edition Range Rover which will be available exclusively to Future Astronauts signed up to fly to space with Virgin Galactic. The Astronaut Edition features distinctive exterior and interior design elements celebrating this once in a lifetime experience and Virgin Galactic’s unique community of Future Astronauts. It marks another important milestone in ...

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Venezuelan Security Agents Tow Congress Leader to Jail in His Car

Venezuela’s National Assembly Vice President Edgar Zambrano has been arrested by security forces as government began going after foes tied to the failed attempt to stir up a military uprising last week. Zambrano, a key opposition figure of President Nicolás Maduro was leaving his Democratic Action Party’s headquarters when he was surprised by a commando unit from the feared SEBIN ...

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