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Jaguar Develops World’s Fastest Four-Door Car

Jaguar’s SVO-developed XE SV Project 8 is now the world’s fastest four-door car, following a production-intent prototype’s record lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The incredible time of 7min 21.2sec is nearly 11 seconds quicker than the previous fastest sedan around the legendary 20.76km German circuit and puts the 441kW Project 8 ahead of some of the world’s fastest two-door coupés ...

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EURO NCAP Test: Mercedes-Benz X-Class Awarded Five Stars for Safety

With five stars, the new X-Class has been awarded the highest possible score in the independent safety test “Euro NCAP Test”. The Mercedes-Benz pickup impressed in the categories of occupant safety, child safety, pedestrian protection and assistance systems. The X-Class owes this result above all to its especially sturdy body with high-strength passenger cell and a structure with front and ...

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South African Technician Crowned Global Technician of the Year

Jaguar Land Rover South Africa’s Technician of the Year winner, Jan Olivier, has been crowned the best Jaguar Land Rover technician in the world. Jan won the coveted award at Jaguar Land Rover’s global Technician of the Year competition, when top technicians from the company’s global markets gathered at the company’s Learning Academy in the UK to put their skills ...

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Volkswagen, JAC Explore Joint Venture for Multi Functional Vehicles

Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Volkswagen Group China and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. (JAC) plan to undertake research and development on multi functional vehicles together. The three parties today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore potential joint venture models. The new cooperation will be another milestone in the companies’ relationship, after they agreed to set up a joint venture to manufacture ...

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Fuel Price Hike Looms in Algeria

Algeria’s lower house of parliament on Sunday approved increases in subsidised gasoline and diesel prices for the third straight year as part of the 2018 budget, amid government attempts to compensate for a sharp fall in oil and gas revenues. The budget also includes higher and new taxes on some imported and local products in a bid to diversify funding ...

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Youngsters To Show Off Skills At Volkswagen’s Junior Soccer Tournament

“Sport has the power to create a positive impact in the lives of the youth and that is why investment in sport and youth development is an important pillar of Volkswagen’s CSI initiatives, especially the Junior Masters Tournament” said Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director: Volkswagen Group South Africa. This annual tournament which will take place at the University of ...

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AMAROK Wins International Pick-Up Award 2018

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Amarok has won the ‘International Pick-up Award 2018’ (IPUA 2018). Like its predecessor in 2010, the new Amarok, now with high-torque V6 engines, has also succeeded in winning over the jury of transport journalists. “We are very grateful to have received the IPUA 2018 and feel honoured by the decision of the international expert jury. With the ...

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