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XCeedingly Good?Eight New Cars Earn Five-Star safety Ratings

Euro NCAP has published safety ratings of eight new vehicles: the Volvo XC60 in the large off-road category; the VW T-Roc, Škoda Karoq and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross in the small off-road category; the Citroën C3 Aircross and Opel Crossland X small MPV category; and two superminis – the new VW Polo and the SEAT Ibiza’s partner, the Arona.  All cars achieve a maximum five-star rating. The new Volvo XC60 becomes the best all-round performer ...

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Range Rover Velar Storms Sub-Sahara Africa

The Range Rover Velar brings a new dimension of presence, modernity and minimalist design to the Range Rover family. Designed to fit between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport, the Velar offers levels of luxury, refinement and all-terrain capability never before seen in the mid-size SUV segment. This is a new type of Range Rover for a new ...

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Mercedes-Benz Embarks on Worldwide Test-Drive

With the “Intelligent World Drive”, Mercedes-Benz is testing automated driving functions on all five continents using a vehicle based on the S‑Class. At the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, President and CEO of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, fired the starting gun to send the test vehicle off on its worldwide test drive. The ...

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Cadillac Global Sales Soar

Cadillac sold 33,092 units globally in October 2017, maintaining a 17-month run of consecutive growth. Year-to-date sales are up 49,192 units compared to October 2016, totaling 289,705 units. “For the past 17 months, our global sales have continued to grow, further elevating our standing as a major luxury automaker,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “We are building a strong ...

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NAWA Technologies’ New Ultra Fast Carbon Batteries Appear At Business Booster 2017

NAWA Technologies, a pioneering France-based company that has developed the next generation of ultra-capacitor, the Ultra Fast Carbon Battery, has just returned from a successful appearance at The Business Booster in Amsterdam. Every year NAWA Technologies attends The Business Booster (TBB) conference organised by InnoEnergy. Since 2014 InnoEnergy has supported NAWA Technologies originally through grants and projects and ultimately as ...

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Land Rover Discovery Clinches Car of the Year Award

…As McLaren 720S Emerges Sportscar of the Year …Also See List of category Winners  LAND ROVER’s latest Discovery has been crowned 2017 Scottish Car of the Year. The all-new SUV triumphed in its segment to be named best-in-class by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW) and then fought off tough competition from other category winners to take the top ...

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2018 Honda Civic Type R Hits Showrooms

After a blazing but abbreviated first model year, the Civic Type R accelerates into 2018 on Thursday following the June launch of the limited production run 2017 model. With a peak output of 306 horsepower (SAE net) and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net) from its muscular 2.0-liter DOHC direct-injected VTEC Turbo® engine, the 2018 Type R is available in ...

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New Vehicle Sales Continue To Show Growth in South Africa

South Africa’s new vehicle market grew by an aggregate of 4.6% in October, year-on-year, according to the latest sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA). While this growth appears significant, and in contradiction to the general economic sentiment, it is important to note that the dealer channel, which is much more representative of the ...

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Aston Martin Unveils Special Edition Storck Bicycle

Aston Martin has collaborated with renowned bicycle manufacturer Storck to produce a limited edition run of road bikes. Just 107 examples of the exclusive Fascenario.3 Aston Martin Edition will be produced. The frame and forks are the result of the latest advances in carbon fibre and aerodynamics, while the componentry is of the highest quality, meaning that the Aston Martin ...

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VUHL Partners With Clayton Kingman as Brand Ambassador

Lightweight Mexican supercar maker, VUHL has announced Clayton Kingman as its Global Brand Ambassador as the company commits to increasing its global capacity. The on-going evolution of the popular 05 and 05RR models has continued as expansion into the American and European markets reflected demand for the bespoke, lightweight supercar. Sales of VUHL cars have grown throughout 2017 with first cars being delivered ...

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