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Range Rover Helps Unveil New Virgin Galactic Spaceship

Land Rover on Friday helped Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson unveil Virgin Galactic’s new SpaceShipTwo at a special reveal and naming ceremony at their Mojave Air and Space Port base in California, USA. A Range Rover Autobiography took center stage at the global reveal, towing out the new SpaceShipTwo – officially christened VSS Unity – in front of the ...

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Toyota Ranked ‘Most Admired’ Motor Vehicle Company in Fortune’s Study

Toyota has, once again, been named top motor vehicle company in Fortune Magazine’s annual list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.” Toyota is also ranked No. 28 overall out of all companies surveyed and was in the top ten in both talent and running a global business. The “World’s Most Admired Companies” survey measures nine attributes considered critical to a ...

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Ford Moves to Help Motorists Cope with Rough Roads

Ford Motor Company has created a diabolical 1.9-kilometre (1.2‑mile) road that consists of precise replicas of some of the worst potholes and road hazards from around the world to help engineers create more robust chassis systems and develop innovations to ensure Ford vehicles can better withstand the world’s increasingly choppy roads. Last year in the U.K. alone, the Royal Automobile ...

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Toyota Recalls Certain RAV4 and RAV4 EV Vehicles

Toyota USA has conducting a safety recall of approximately 1,124,000 Model Year 2006-2012 RAV4 and Model Year 2012-2014 RAV4 EV vehicles. As announced in a statement released by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., at the weekend, affected vehicles are equipped with lap-shoulder seatbelts in both second-row outboard seats.  According to the statement, there is a possibility that, in the event ...

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Hyundai Vehicles Win Automotive ‘Best Buy’ Awards

Hyundai Motor’s Genesis Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport have earned the ‘Best Buy’ awards from Consumer Guide Automotive in their respective segments. Genesis was recognized in Large Cars segment, and Santa Fe/Santa Fe Sport won in Midsize Crossover/SUVs category. Consumer Guide Automotive’s editorial team evaluated vehicles based on features that consumers highly value: price, features, performance, accommodations, fuel economy, ...

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2015: JAC Exceeds 300,000 Sales Projection

…As S3 Leads Compact SUV Sales in China Chinese indigenous auto maker, JAC, in 2015, sold 351, 900 units of vehicle, surpassing a figure of 300,000 units it had projected for the year. As contained in a statement released by the company and made available to Motoring World recently, sales of JAC SUVs broke through 250,000 units, up by 254% ...

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Diesel Future Begins in Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The new four-cylinder diesel unit OM 654 marks the debut of a ground-breaking family of engines from Mercedes-Benz. Exemplary efficiency and emissions ensure that the premium diesel is future-proof  while underlining the key role to be played by the diesel engine in achieving the challenging global climate targets. The first all-aluminum four-cylinder diesel engine from Mercedes-Benz celebrates its world premiere ...

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Kia Sportage Wins Coveted Used Car AM Award

Just as the All-new Kia Sportage hits showrooms, the outgoing version has been named as the winner of the Used Car of the Year category at the AM Awards, held in Birmingham on February 11. Beating off stiff competition, the magazine’s judges said: “In its third generation, this car benefits from strong residuals, appealing styling, good equipment levels and a ...

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Last ‘True’ Lamborghini For Auction

A special 1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV, believed to be the very last Lamborghini to leave the Sant’Agata factory before Volkswagen took full ownership, will be auctioned at Silverstone Auctions’ sale at the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show. An important piece of Lamborghini history, the car is also believed to be the last Diablo imported into the UK as ...

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