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Ford Reveals Industry’s First Police Pursuit-Rated Truck

Ford has revealed the industry’s first pursuit-rated pickup, the 2018 F-150 Police Responder, giving law enforcement agencies a more versatile and capable patrol vehicle. Capable of speeds up to 100 mph, the all-new F-150 Police Responder features a powerful and efficient 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and Ford SelectShift® 10-speed transmission, plus four-wheel drive for all-terrain police performance. The truck offers 375 ...

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Toyota Unveils Completely Redesigned Camry

Toyota Motor Corporation has launched a completely redesigned Camry in Japan and commenced its sales at all nationwide Toyopet, Toyota Corolla and Netz dealers (including Tokyo Toyota dealerships). The original Camry debuted in 1980 as the rear-wheel drive Celica Camry. Initially sold exclusively in Japan, it was renamed Camry in 1982 and was redesigned as a front-wheel drive sedan for ...

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EuroNCAP Elects New President

EuroNCAP has elected a new President and Chairman, Board of Directors to pilot its affairs for another two years. The new President, Pierre Castaing succeeded Andrew Miller, retired Chief Technical Officer at Thatcham Research, who resigned from the post last month. Originally an aeronautical engineer, Castaing  has worked in the field of personal protection and vehicle safety for over three ...

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Ford Recalls 2017 Edge, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ

MATILDA FRANCES Ford has issued a safety recall for approximately 6,000 Ford Edge, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ 2.0-liter gas engine-equipped vehicles with 6F35 transmissions that may have torque converters with inadequately welded studs. As explained by the auto maker in a statement released on Tuesday, the recall became necessary, because in the affected vehicles, if the welded studs detach, the ...

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BREXIT: Logistics Sector Can Prove Barnier Wrong

As David Davis met with leading British businesses at the weekend to discuss the trading implications of Brexit, the country’s leading membership association for the logistics industry has urged all parties to heed the words of EU negotiator Michel Barnier to ensure a focus on how to retain frictionless trade relationships with the EU following Brexit. “Mr Barnier’s speech yesterday predicted full inspection of ...

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Toyota C-HR Leads the Pack as Top-Selling New SUV

Toyota Motor Corporation has revealed strong first-half results for its C-HR model, with sales topping 79,303 units1, earning the top spot among all automakers in the number of new SUVs sold in Japan during the first half of 2017. In addition, C-HR sales peaked at 13,168 units in April 2017, making the C-HR the most purchased vehicle in Japanese market ...

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Mercedes-Benz Posts Strongest Half-Year Unit Sales Ever

…Records Strongest Growth from China, South Korea In the first six months of 2017, Mercedes-Benz was more successful than ever before in a half-year. 209,309 cars were delivered to customers in June (+11.1%) and 1,144,274 in the first six months of the year (+13.7%). The Stuttgart-based company with the three-pointed star thus set new sales records, significantly surpassing its prior-year ...

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Cadillac Global Sales Rise 7.2 Percent

Cadillac globally sold 27,636 units in June 2017, an increase of 7.2 percent. Growth in Asia helped to fuel global sales. China sales were up by 34.9 percent, accompanied by gains in South Korea and Japan. For the year to date, Cadillac sales in China are up 75.4 percent. Cadillac sales have increased 27.1 percent globally year to date. The ...

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