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History Made, as Audi  Rolls Out Eight Millionth Quattro

Audi is quattro and quattro is Audi – the famous all-wheel-drive system has been a defining feature of the Vorsprung durch Technik brand for over 35 years, and proof of that enduring appeal was provided last week by the eight millionth quattro-equipped model to leave the production line. Fittingly, the worthy recipient of this particularly momentous example of the all-weather ...

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First TV Spots for Kia Motors’ All-New Niro Crossover Hits Airwave

Fresh off receiving a Guinness World Record title for the lowest fuel consumption driving across the USA from coast to coast (hybrid car), the all-new 2017 Kia Niro makes its television debut this week with two 15-second spots narrated by Melissa McCarthy. The spots are the first broadcast components of a multi-channel marketing campaign that will expand in the coming weeks, ...

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Singapore’s First-Ever Hypercar, Dendrobium, Debuts at Geneva Motor Show

A fully electric revolution is heading to this year’s Geneva Motor Show in the shape of the Dendrobium, Singapore’s first-ever hypercar. Making its global debut on March 7th, the high performance two-seater concept is the brainchild of Singapore electric mobility experts Vanda Electrics and mixes striking design with the latest in e-powertrain development. Dendrobium’s high-tech componentry will be clothed in ...

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KIA and Rafael Nadal Back at Australian Open 2017

As the major sponsor of Australian Open 2017, KIA Motors handed over a fleet of 110 official tournament vehicles to Tennis Australia during a ceremony in Melbourne attended by executives from KIA Motors Australia and Tennis Australia, as well as KIA’s global brand ambassador and former Australian Open champion, Rafael Nadal. This year celebrates KIA’s 16th consecutive sponsorship of the ...

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Toyota Expands Takata Air Bag Safety Recall

Toyota Motor North America has recalled more of its vehicles installed with Takata front passenger air bag inflators.  The auto maker made the announcement on Thursday, following recent information from Takata as required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The involved vehicles are equipped with a particular type of Takata inflator. According to Takata, a safety defect may arise ...

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Killer Airbag Company fined $1bn For Error

Three former executives of Japanese airbag maker Takata have agreed to pay a fine of $1 billion after they were indicted over the company’s exploding airbags. The company agreed to pay the fine having pleaded guilty to corporate criminal charges, the United States’Justice Department said. The company’s airbags have exploded and sent shrapnel into drivers and passengers. So far there ...

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2018 Kia Stinger Receives Eyeson Design Award For Production Car Design Excellence

Kia Motors’ all-new 2018 Stinger fastback sedan has been honored with an EyesOn Design award for Production Car Design Excellence at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.  At an event typically dominated by introductions from American auto companies, Kia’s stinger stole the spotlight.  “We’ve made a lot of great cars and I’m proud of all of them, ...

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New Jaguar F-Type Debuts with World-First Gopro Technology

Already recognized as the most dynamically capable, performance-focused Jaguar, the F-TYPE sports car continues to evolve, with a fresh look, state-of-the-art infotainment system and world-first ReRun app that combines vehicle data with GoPro video to enhance the driving experience. Since launch in 2012, Jaguar’s all-aluminium two-seater has firmly established itself as the best-selling sports car in its segment in its ...

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FBI Arrests Volkswagen Executive

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a Volkswagen AG  executive on charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S., the New York Times reported on Monday. Oliver Schmidt, who headed the company’s regulatory compliance office in the U.S. from 2014 to march 2015, was arrested on Saturday by federal investigators in Florida, the newspaper said, citing people familiar with the matter. ...

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