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New Ford Fusion Challenges German Sedans

Ford is adding serious EcoBoost® muscle to its Fusion sedan in an all-out assault on more expensive German sport sedans. Following on the success of Explorer Sport, which has seen one in five buyers come over from recent Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz experiences, Ford has its eyes not only on owners of V6-equipped Toyota Camrys and Honda Accords, but some ...

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KIA MOTORS RANKS HIGHEST AMONG ALL POPULAR BRANDS IN 2016 AUTOPACIFIC VEHICLE SATISFACTION AWARDS

Kia Motors ranked highest among all popular brands in the 2016 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) and placed fifth overall in the industry – ahead of luxury brands such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. In addition, three of Kia’s world-class vehicles – the 2016 Soul, Optima and Sedona – were named segment winners in the VSAs, which identify the ...

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Kia Motors Posts 3.4% rise in Global Sales in May

…Sportage, Rio Recorded Highest Sales Kia Motors Corporation recorded a total global sales figure of 261,269 units in May. This figure represents a 3.4% year-on-year increase compared to the same month of 2015. The figure covers export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles. During the month under review, the ...

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Cerys Matthews Records Music Video inside Electric Cars

Cerys Matthews’ new song, Float On Down To Monte Carlo, has been recorded entirely within a collection of electric cars, in an experiment designed to highlight the quiet, relaxing ride of pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. In a collaboration with the Government and automotive industry-backed Go Ultra Low campaign, the Welsh icon and her band recorded the Bossa Nova-inspired ...

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First Maserati SUV, Levante, Unveiled in London

Maserati on Thursday night, officially unveiled its hotly anticipated Levante SUV to a star-studded crowd at the renowned Royal Horticultural Halls in London. The event was hosted by TV and radio presenter Lisa Snowdon alongside Giulio Pastore, Maserati Europe’s General Manager and was attended by a host of celebrities and VIPs, including Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Alex James, Olivia Grant and Leigh-Anne ...

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Car Crime Up As Police Stolen Vehicle Units Are Cut

…IAATI UK conference to address loss of specialist officers The International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) UK conference, on 8-9 June 2016 at Holywell Park in Loughborough, will focus on reversing the worrying recent increase in car crime and mitigating the loss of specialist police Stolen Vehicle Units (SVUs). Justin Powell, IAATI UK President, said: “Vehicle thefts are already ...

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Do You Know Takata Also Supplied Its Killer Airbags To Mercedes-Benz? Almost One Million Are Being Recalled

By: MATILDA FRANCES Mercedes-Benz is joining other affected auto makers around the world to remove virus-like Takata-made airbags from close to one million units of its vehicles. Just as a nation would declare immunization or urgent treatment, when health disaster calls, the German auto maker is on the move to ensure Takata Airbags bullets do not find their ways into ...

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