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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Celebrates Birthday And 80,000 Global Sales Milestone

A year after its introduction, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has passed the 80,000 global sales milestone. First launched in Europe, Japan and the US in early 2018, the Eclipse Cross has been a hit around the world, thanks to a fusion of SUV function and stylish coupe attractiveness. Cumulative sales volume as of December 31, 2018 Europe: 33,287 sales North ...

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World-first Multi-collision Airbag System Introduced

Designed to significantly improve airbag performance in multi-collision accidents, KIA Motors Corporation – as part of the Hyundai Motor Group – on Monday announced the development and future commercialisation of the world’s first multi-collision airbag system. Multi-collision accidents are those in which the primary impact is followed by collisions with secondary objects, such as other vehicles, trees, or electrical posts, ...

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Enhanced Ford Mondeo with New Hybrid Wagon Unveiled

The enhanced Ford Mondeo – introducing elegant new exterior and interior design details and a new Hybrid Wagon variant for the first time – was revealed at the Brussels Motor Show, Belgium, for delivery from March. The new Mondeo Hybrid is a unique offering in its segment and further significant Mondeo upgrades include: An even more refined petrol-electric driving experience ...

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World Premiere for New BMW 7 Series 

The BMW Group yesterday (Wednesday) celebrated the world premiere of the striking new BMW 7 Series in Shanghai, China. The choice of location for the event underlined the significance of the Chinese market for the company’s new flagship model: in 2018, 44% of global BMW 7 Series sales were made to customers in China (ca. 24,500 units). With the current ...

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Hyundai Recalls About 100,000 Sonata And Santa Fe Sport Vehicles

…Releases Knock Sensor Detection System Software Update To ensure the safety of its customers, and in addition to two previous engine recalls, Hyundai has issued a subsequent recall to inspect the fuel tube installation of approximately 100,000 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata and 2013-2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vehicles whose engines were replaced under the previous two recalls. The recall is being ...

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Volkswagen AG, Ford Motor Company Launch Global Alliance

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company today announced the first formal agreements in a broad alliance that positions the companies to boost competitiveness and better serve customers in an era of rapid change in the industry. Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett confirmed that the companies intend to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups for global ...

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Nissan IMs EV Sports Sedan Concept Makes World Debut

The Nissan IMs concept, with its revolutionary new proportions and stretched interior space – including a unique “Premier Seat” 2 + 1 + 2 seating architecture – is designed to create an entirely new vehicle segment, the elevated sports sedan. The pure electric all-wheel drive concept vehicle with full autonomous drive capability, made its world debut on Tuesday at the ...

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Mercedes-Benz Remains Best-Selling Premium Brand in Auto Industry

Mercedes-Benz continues to be the leading premium automobile brand in terms of unit sales. In a challenging year, the company with the three-pointed star increased its global car sales to 2,310,185 units in 2018, its eighth consecutive record year (+0.9%), making Mercedes-Benz the best-selling premium brand in the automotive industry for the third time in succession. The new sales record ...

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