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Limited-Run, 2020 JEEP Gladiator Launch Edition Sells Out In One Day(Watch video)

A limited-run version of the Jeep® brand’s return to the pickup truck market – the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition – has sold out in the limited pre-order opportunity. The unique Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition was offered for pre-order to the general public on Jeep 4×4 Day, April 4. The pre-order process, including selecting a Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition and connecting with ...

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Motorists “Horrified” By Idea of Driverless Cars- Research Findings

Motorists are less enthusiastic than ever about the idea of driverless cars – with more than half of drivers saying the idea “horrifies” them. Newly released figures show that motorists are now more fearful and skeptical about computer-controlled driving than they were just two years ago. An online motor retail specialist BuyaCar.co.uk has tracked consumer attitudes to the concept of ...

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Toyota Celebrates 28 Years of 4X4 Success

The 2019 edition of the Rust de Winter 4×4 Jamboree marked the 28th successive event in partnership with SA’s largest manufacturer Toyota. The now famous family-event and highlight on the off-road calendar also celebrated its 40th anniversary earlier in March when 150 participants along with their families and friends arrived at the Rust de Winter campsite to compete in the 2-day ...

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Uber to Increase Fares

Uber passengers will be charged an extra £1 for journeys in London’s congestion zone from this week. The popular taxi service said that the additional funds will contribute to the £11.50 daily fee its drivers must pay when entering the congestion zone in the city centre. From Monday, a £1 surcharge will be added to all trips that enter the ...

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Electric Vehicle: Land Rover Installs Most Remote Charging Point

Land Rover has installed the most remote electric vehicle charging point in the UK, ideally situated for Range Rover and Range Rover Sport P400e drivers that might need a mid-adventure top-up charge. Located around 15 miles from the nearest road, the new charging point – in Scotland’s picturesque Isle of Skye – is easily accessible under electric power, thanks to ...

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Daimler Trucks Agrees To Acquire Majority Stake in Torc Robotics

Daimler Trucks, a division in the Daimler Group, the inventor of the truck and world’s largest manufacturer of heavy and medium trucks, and Torc Robotics, a pioneer in autonomous driving solutions, are joining forces in a one-of-a-kind combination to commercialize highly automated trucks (SAE Level 4) on U.S. roads. Going beyond an OEM/supplier relationship, the companies signed an agreement today ...

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Reinsurance Firms in Trouble over Ethiopian Airline Crash

James Vickers, chairman of Willis Re International said liability claims related to the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft could be the largest non-war aviation reinsurance claim on record. He said the claims, that could total around a billion dollars would gravely hit reinsurers’ profitability. The crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 on ...

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Golf, Best-Selling Volkswagen in History, Turns 45

…Since 1974, A New Golf Has Been Ordered Every 41 Seconds The Golf, the most successful European car, is turning 45. On 29 March 1974, the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg officially started production of what would become its best-seller. Back then, nobody at Volkswagen had any idea that the successor to the legendary Beetle would end up selling more than ...

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Nissan City Hub Makes Its Worldwide Debut in France

Nissan has unveiled its first Nissan City Hub, a revolutionary new approach with the convergence between e-commerce and a concept store that is making its grand debut a stone’s throw from Paris in Vélizy 2, a bustling shopping centre. The Nissan City Hub will be fully dedicated to an exclusive and immersive experience that puts consumers at the heart of ...

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World’s Largest Lexus Debuts

World’s largest Lexus RC F GT3 made its world debut on Thursday on the hillside greeting visitors to Monterey County’s WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Lexus is the official luxury car of the legendary 2.238-mile road course, which maintains a fleet of more regularly-sized Lexus sedans, crossovers and sport utility vehicles at the race track. Making its international debut in conjunction ...

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