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Kia Records Best-Ever Monthly sales

Kia Motors is making significant headway in redefining its brand value as well as in achieving continued sales growth. Along with increased global sales, Kia Motors America announced its best-ever September sales of 52,468 vehicles, marked by the highest September sales total in company history for the Forte nameplate (also known as ‘Cerato’ in some markets). Meanwhile in Europe, Kia Motors Europe posted record third quarter sales performance with ...

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Driverless Technology :Toyota Partners Gomentum Station

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has signed an agreement with GoMentum Station to test autonomous vehicle technology at the 5,000 acre autonomous vehicle proving grounds located in Concord, California. Managed by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), this partnership enables TRI to expand closed course testing of its two-prong approach to vehicle automation – Guardian and Chauffeur. Established in 2015, TRI ...

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Bloodhound SSC Makes First Ever Public Run Reaching 322km/h

…Aims to break current world land speed record and reach 1600km/h The BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car (BLOODHOUND SSC), which aims to break the current world land speed record and reach 1600km/h, reached a significant milestone on Thursday as it successfully completed its first test runs at Cornwall Airport Newquay in the UK. BLOODHOUND SSC, driven by current record holder Wing Commander ...

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Suzuki V-Strom Range Gets GT Treatment

Suzuki has given its V-Strom range the GT treatment, with new versions of the V-Strom 650 and V-Strom 1000 now available from authorised dealerships. Available for £1,000 more than their comparative standard models, the GT variants of Suzuki’s popular adventure machines come with three piece luggage as standard; the top box and panniers boasting a combined capacity of 64L. For ...

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Robot Taught To Mimic Motion of Human Bottom

A robot has been created to move like a human bottom and perfectly simulate how drivers and passengers get in and out of their car seats. Engineers used pressure maps to establish a “perch pattern”, the data enabling them to test the wear and tear of materials using the robotic bottom – or “Robutt” – to mimic the most common ...

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BMW HP4 Race Named World’s Best Superbike

…All-New Limited-Edition Available To Only 750 Racing Enthusiasts Worldwide The BMW HP4 Race – BMW Motorrad’s all-new racetrack-only, limited-edition superbike – has earned top honors among Cycle World’s “Ten Best Bikes for 2017”. Named “Best Superbike,” the 215 hp masterpiece of engineering prowess represents the most exclusive motorcycle ever offered by BMW. It is the first motorcycle in the world ...

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Porsche Set to Unleash Lightest 911 Carrera Ever

Porsche is reinvigorating the concept of the puristic 911 T model from 1968 with the new 2018 911 Carrera T. With less weight, a manual transmission with a shorter constant transaxle ratio, and a standard mechanical rear differential lock, performance and driving pleasure are heightened. The 911 Carrera T (“T” stands for Touring) is also equipped with several performance-enhancing features ...

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