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World Speed Record Council Ratifies Hong Kong-London Sailing Record 

The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified the sailing record from Hong Kong to London established between January 18th and February 23rd 2018 by the trimaran Maserati Multi 70. The skipper Giovanni Soldini and his crew (Guido Broggi, Sébastien Audigane, Oliver Herrera Perez and Alex Pella) took 36 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 12 seconds to complete the ...

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Lexus Sport Yacht Concept Honored At Japan International Boat Show

The unique Lexus Sport Yacht concept was recognized with a special award by Japan’s “Boat of the Year” committee at the Japan International Boat Show in Yokohama today.  The one-of-a-kind Lexus Sport Yacht stunned the automotive and yachting worlds when it was revealed in January 2017 at an exclusive media event in Miami by Toyota Motor Corp. president Akio Toyoda ...

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BMW Group Reports Eighth Successive Record Year

…As Sales volume, revenues reach new record levels in 2017 …Pre-tax profit Climbs above € 10 billion for first time The BMW Group once again demonstrated its ability to generate sustained profitability in 2017, posting its eighth successive record year. Despite a significant increase in upfront expenditure for future mobility the company reported its best ever figures to date for ...

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KIA Releases First Sketch Of New Flagship Luxury Sedan

KIA Motors has revealed a rendering of the all-new KIA K900 flagship luxury sedan. The result of a collaborative effort by KIA’s global design headquarters in Namyang, Korea and the brand’s U.S. design studio in Irvine, California, the K900 combines beautifully balanced design with elegant, flowing lines and geometric details. Sophisticated and stately, the K900 introduces a modern air of ...

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Ford Recalls Select 2017-18 Taurus

Ford Motor Company has issued a safety compliance recall in North America for approximately 2,100 2017-18 Ford Taurus vehicles with a physical key and non-push button start for an issue, where the ignition key could be removed when the gear shift is not in the park position. In a statement released at the weekend, Ford said the recall became necessary, ...

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Trump’s Steel and Aluminium Tariff: US Risks Mass Job Losses

United States President Donald Trump’s newly announced tariffs on steel and aluminium won’t help the U.S. economy and may cause bigger job losses in sectors using steel, an EU economist has said. “Trump is really shooting himself in the foot,” said Fredrik Erixon, the director of the European Centre for International Political Economy, a Brussels-based think tank. “Trump’s new tariffs ...

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Peugeot Supports Meals on Wheels Extreme Ride for Hunger Cycle Tour

TODAY,  Sunday 04 March 2018, 20 cyclists will commence a grueling 1000-kilometre ‘Extreme Ride for Hunger’ cycle tour. The tour will start in the Northern Cape town of Kimberley at 05:00am and finish in Somerset West, Cape Town on 9 March at approximately 11:30. The ‘Extreme Ride for Hunger’ cycle tour was established by Meals on Wheels Community Services South ...

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Toyota Hilux Leads Sales Charts

Retailing 3 369 units, Hilux took overall honours in February as SA’s best-selling vehicle, boosting Toyota South Africa Motor’s (TSAM) total sales tally to 10 264 units.This means that Toyota has once again secured the title of most popular automotive brand in the country with a market share of 22.1%. According to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South ...

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Kia Motors Posts Global Sales of 195,962 Vehicles in February

Kia Motors Corporation announced its February 2018 global sales figures for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 195,962 units sold, decreasing 9.1% from 2017. In February, sales in Korea totaled 37,005 units, representing a decrease of 5.5% compared with the same month last year. The company’s overseas sales also dropped by 9.9% compared to ...

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Revealed: First Official Image and Video of the UX, First Urban Crossover From Lexus

The eagerly anticipated Lexus UX urban compact crossover has broken cover with the release of the first official image and video clip ahead of its world debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show on March 6th. These first visuals reveal the UX’s bold and stylish design that blends expressive bodywork with a compact size. Its crossover credentials are signaled by ...

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