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Hyundai Motor Company Records Profit Decline in 2015

…Forecasts Better Performance in 2016 Hyundai Motor company, South Korea’s largest automaker, recorded a decline in its worldwide operating profit at the end of 2015, despite making a worldwide sale of 4.96 million vehicles in the year under review. As contained in a release posted on the company’s Global News website last week, the profit decline was due to weak ...

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Qashqai Named Businesscar Crossover Of The Year

One of the UK’s leading publications for company car drivers and operators – has named the Nissan Qashqai its Crossover of the Year. The British-built model took the title – the nation’s fifth best-selling car – took the title in the face of increased competition in the crossover segment. The award, announced this morning, is particularly significant as it was ...

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New Design, Advanced Technologies And Enhanced Interior For All-New Kia Sportage

The all-new Kia Sportage – the fourth-generation of Kia’s globally-popular compact SUV – features an attractive, all-new interior and exterior design, a host of advanced new technology features and greater quality. Having made its global debut at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show, the all-new Kia Sportage will go on sale across European markets during the first quarter of 2016. ...

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Eight Uk Cities Share £40 Million Government Fund To Boost Plug-In Car Uptake

Eight UK cities were yesterday (Monday) awarded a multi-million pound investment from Government to increase uptake of electric vehicles. Bristol, London, Milton Keynes and Nottingham were named as ’Go Ultra Low Cities’ and the main benefactors of the £40 million scheme, with Dundee, the North East, Oxford and York sharing seed funding for EV specific projects. Cities secured funding by ...

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Rafael Nadal unveils Kia’s newest X-Car at Australian Open 2016

Tennis superstar and Kia global brand ambassador Rafael Nadal recently lifted the cover off of Kia’s latest ‘X-Car’ in Melbourne, Australia during the official VIK handover ceremony for the Australian Open 2016. The one-of-a-kind Sportage CUV was created in collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox and modelled after the popular X-Men character Mystique. Boasting a unique design with special textured ‘tone-on-tone’ ...

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Ambassador Of France To The UK Takes Delivery Of A Top-Of-The-Range, Low CO2 Peugeot 508 RXH

Her Excellency, Sylvie Bermann, the Ambassador of France to the United Kingdom and Stéphane Le Guével, Director General for Peugeot Citroёn Automobiles UK were  re-acquainted at the weekend on the occasion of the arrival of the new official French Embassy car – a PEUGEOT 508 RXH. Both had met before when they had similar responsibilities working in China a couple of ...

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7,500 Motorists Driving ‘Illegally’ In The UK

An extraordinary number of motorists in the UK are driving with 12 points or more on their driving licenses. Motoring.co.uk has revealed via a Freedom of Information request from the DVLA and highlighted by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) that 7,621 people are still driving with 12 points or more on their licence. These motorists have reached the threshold ...

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Volkswagen Adds More Style And Value To 2016 Range

Volkswagen is enhancing the appeal of more of its core models with the debut this month of a number of eye-catching special editions. Available to order now the new cars share the attractive qualities of enhanced styling, a richer mix of equipment and keen value for money as the brand underlines the allure of some of its most charismatic creations. ...

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Audi Plans Mission to the Moon

Audi is taking on an entirely new type of challenge: a mission to the moon. The company is assisting the Berlin-based engineering group “Part-Time Scientists” in the “Google Lunar XPRIZE.” The space travel competition was organized for engineers and business enterprises worldwide, and it offers approximately $30 million in prize money. Audi is supporting the lunar expedition with its expert ...

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