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Limited Run of Lister Jaguar Knobbly Stirling Moss Editions Launched

Lister Motor Company has launched a limited run of 10 special edition cars, the Lister Knobbly Jaguar Stirling Moss, with each car featuring a handmade magnesium body and special lightweight specification – just like the original ‘works’ racing Knobblys of the 1950s. These cars follow on from an initial run of 10 aluminum – bodied, continuations – now all sold ...

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UK Auto Sector Reacts to British Decision to Exit Europe

By:MATILDA FRANCES In reaction to  last week’s referendum, which signaled United Kingdom’s exit from European Union, the trade body for the country’s automotive sector, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), at the weekend called on the British government to secure with Europe a deal that will safeguard interests of the nation’s automotive industry. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, made the ...

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VW Emission Cheat:Affected Owners May Receive Up to $7000 Compensation Each

By: FRANCES MATILDA (London Bureau Chief) If ongoing negotiation with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) goes as planned, the amount of compensation that Volkswagen AG would be required to pay every owner of the company’s diesel vehicles installed with cheat devices will be limited to $7000. This payment, however, will be in addition to either repairing all affected vehicles ...

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Mercedes-Benz Boasts Worldwide Double-Digit Growth in May

Mercedes-Benz reported a remarkable increase in sales last month, May, with unit sales increasing by 12.9% to 170,625 vehicles. In the period of January through May, 818,175 vehicles with the three-pointed star were delivered to customers (+12.3%), more than ever before in the first five months of a year. This Stuttgart-based company achieved record unit sales in each of Europe ...

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GM, US Navy Collaborate On Fuel Cell-Powered Underwater Unmanned Vehicle

General Motors, the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory are cooperating to incorporate automotive hydrogen fuel cell systems into the next generation of Navy unmanned undersea vehicles(UUVs). Hydrogen fuel cells convert high-energy hydrogen efficiently into electricity, resulting in vehicles with greater range and endurance than those powered with batteries. Under the ONR’s Innovative Naval Prototype program ...

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Mileage Cheat Scandal: Mitsubishi to cough out $600m As Compensation

Mitsubishi Motors Corp is planning to pay compensation of around 600 million dollars to owners of four mini vehicles models where it overstated mileage readings, a report said on Friday.The company has promised each owner of receiving 100,000 yen ($960). Mitsubishi in April admitted to overstating the fuel economy for some 625,000 mini vehicles including two models produced for Nissan ...

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Kia Motors recognized as one of the highest quality brands in the US auto industry by Strategic Vision

Kia Motors’ hard-earned reputation for delivering world-class quality and reliability across its model line was reinforced today when Strategic Vision named Kia the highest quality brand under $26,000 (in a tie) in the research-based consultancy’s Total Quality Impact (TQI) study. Leading the way for Kia were the Sorento and Sedona (known as ‘Grand Carnival’ in some countries), which achieved the ...

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Classic Toyota Corolla Debuts in Coast-To-The-Heartland 2016 Great Race

An iconic first-generation 1970 Toyota Corolla sedan will be joining more than 130 vintage cars in the Great Race, a long-distance endurance competition, which will start from Northern California and end in Moline, Ill, in the United States. Toyota’s participation is part of the Corolla’s 50th anniversary celebration. Toyota’s first-ever entry in the collector-car endurance road rally, the vintage Corolla ...

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Clarkson Sack: Viewers Disert Topgear in Millions

By:FEMI OWOEYE All efforts made by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to keep Top Gear going as usual, following departure of Jeremy Clarkson has been rebuffed by more than 2 million viewers. Close to 6 million viewers watched the programme, when it was being anchored by Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond. But following their departure, BBC attempted to revamp ...

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