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Oops!! 77-Year-old Driver Trashes Petrol station

A German pensioner had a lucky escape after losing control of his car and repeatedly crashing into a petrol station, causing nearly 50,000 euros ($60,000) of damage. Police said the 77-year-old driver, who smashed into the station shop four times and hit a van before coming to a stop by two refrigerators in store, probably confused the accelerator with the ...

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Peugeot Shows Off the 2008 And 3008 SUV at SA Motoring Experience

The weekend of the 1 – 3 September 2017 saw South African Motoring enthusiasts gearing up for South Africa’s ultimate motoring extravaganza and Peugeot Citroën South Africa was there! The SA Motoring Experience attracted over 57 600 visitors and car fanatics to the Kyalami Grand Prix Race Circuit, north of Johannesburg, over the three days. There was something for everyone as ...

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Ford China Sales Down; Big Gains For Lincoln, Ecosport, Others

Changan Ford Automobile (CAF) recorded a total sales of over 69,000 vehicles, down by eight percent year over year. Jiangling Motor Corporation (JMC) sold more than 22,000 vehicles in August, a 10 percent increase compared to August 2016. While Lincoln sold more than 5,200 vehicles in August, more than doubling sales with a 105 percent increase compared to August 2016. ...

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Fiat Introduces New 500x Urbana Edition

The FIAT brand announced on Thursday the addition of the Urbana Edition to its Italian-designed, fun-to-drive Fiat 500X lineup, offering customers yet another way to showcase their personality with their FIAT vehicle. “The Fiat 500X combines iconic Italian style with functionality, performance and all-wheel-drive confidence,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA ...

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Jaguar Land Rover Launches Surfboard Made From Recycled Plastic

For almost 70 years Land Rover has transported people across the world’s toughest terrain, but it is now making its first foray into the ocean with the ‘Waste to Wave’ surfboard, created using recycled plastic derived from early clay design models. With an estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic dumped in oceans every year, taking hundreds of years to decompose, ...

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Ford Transit Plug-In Hybrid Van Debuts Ahead Of ‘Cleaner Air For London’ Trial

Ford’s new plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Transit Custom van, designed to help improve local air quality by running solely on electric power for the majority of city journeys, has made its dynamic debut at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle 2017 event in Millbrook, UK. The vehicle makes its first appearance as Ford prepares 20 PHEV Transit vans for the 12-month ...

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Toyota Works with Health Centre to Improve Patient Safety and Quality of Care

Through a collaboration with Toyota, Children’s Health, the leading pediatric health system in North Texas, United States has successfully reduced rates of central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) by 75 percent with patients in the gastroenterology unit. Production System Support Center (TSSC) and Children’s Health teams, including system leadership, clinical managers and nurses, have been collaborating since June 2016 to ...

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KIA Recalls 2017 Rio

KIA Motors South Africa (Pty) Ltd has indicated plans to recall 1266 KIA Rio models (2017 model year) due to possible safety defect. In a statement on Tuesday, the company directed that affected cars’ rear door child locks operations be checked. . KIA Motors Corporation had earlier advised that there may be some Rio vehicles where the child locking function ...

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Ford Volunteers Mobilize To Improve Human Lives

… Embark On Over 325 Developmental Projects on Six Continents During Ford’s Global Caring Month in September, thousands of Ford employees in 38 countries will apply their skills and energy toward making people’s lives better through community improvement projects in cities, towns and villages around the world. As the signature annual event of the Ford Volunteer Corps, Ford employees will ...

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Jaguar Invents Automobile Technology for 2040

…When all you own will be Car steering only Jaguar Land Rover is revealing the intelligent and connected steering wheel of the future during the inaugural Tech Fest at Central St Martins art, design and technology college in London, UK. This steering wheel concept lives in your home and becomes your trusted companion. Sayer is the first voice-activated artificial intelligence ...

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