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Review: How Adventurous is All-new KIA Telluride?

It is large. It is bold. Designed at KIA’s design studio in Californa and assembled in Georgia, the midsize Kia Telluride SUV is all about big skies, desert roads, mountain passes, shady forests, smooth highways and long coastal drives. But the maker claims this particular SUV is made for adventure? How true is that? TILDA FRANCES  finds out.. Said to seat ...

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Nigeria’s NAIDP Bill: Investors’ Confidence Remains High

MESHACK IDEHEN Stakeholders and investors’ confidence in the Nigerian automotive sector remains high, despite the interval in the passage of The National Automotive Industry Development Programme (NAIDP) Bill currently awaiting presidential assent. This affirmation is coming following renewed commitment of global automotive companies and countries interested in entering into and investing in the automotive industry in Nigeria. It would be ...

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Autosport International Racing Car Show 2019: Stars To See (Watch video)

Autosport International will once again give fans the chance to meet and hear from a plethora of stars from some of motorsport’s most popular race series. At various points throughout the four days of the show, the drivers will be in attendance taking part in on-stage interviews, autograph sessions and meet and greets. Lando Norris Norris, who became the youngest winner ...

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Fate of Nigeria’s Automotive Policy under President Buhari

FEMI OWOEYE After the 2015 General election, which brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power in Nigeria, there were speculations that the nation’s auto policy handed in by the regime of the former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ) would either be jettisoned or made to undergo a complete redraft. But President Buhari, through the Minister of industries and Investments, Dr. Okechukwu ...

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Off Road Electric Vehicles Prosper While On-Road Hits Trouble

The on-road electric vehicle industry knows it is headed for a vicious fight to the death as the biggest category, private cars, collapses due to people moving to cities and nothing compensates for saturation of the Chinese electric bus market. In contrast, off-road EVs will be prosperous growth markets. In particular, dwarfing forklifts, the construction, agriculture and mining “CAM” vehicles are one business now.  The new 163 page IDTechEx report, “Electric Vehicles in Construction, ...

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70 Years On: Retired Land Rover Employee’s Emotional Reunion with Series I Land Rover 

Thanks to a chance encounter this summer, Land Rover has fulfilled a lifelong dream of retired employee Dorothy Peters to go off-road in the vehicle she worked with 70 years ago. Solihull-born Dorothy joined the service department at the Lode Lane factory in July 1946 at the age of 15, working alongside the first Series Land Rovers to be built ...

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(VIDEO REVIEW)Leon Camier: A Life behind the Bars

In ‘Leon Camier: A Life Behind The Bars’ the British WorldSBK star talks candidly about how his love affair with motorcycles began and how it sowed the seeds for a career as a World Championship racer. Shot on location in and around Camier’s home in Andorra, the video also provides insight into what drives the Honda World Superbike rider, his ...

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Autonomous Vehicles Could Shape the Future of Urban Tourism

In the first study of its kind, published in the Annals of Tourism Research, academics from the University of Surrey and the University of Oxford have examined how Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) may have a substantial impact on the future of urban tourism. When we think of automated vehicles it seems to be a topic that sits firmly in science fiction, from cars with character ...

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Driven By Electric Intelligence: Mercedes-Benz Launches Its New Technology and Product Brand, EQ

The world is rapidly changing as megatrends transform our lives. Consequently, business models are changing as disruptors break-down norms. “The great transformations that the automotive industry is currently undergoing pose great opportunities to shape the future in lasting ways. One thing is clear, the proven recipes for the success of yesterday, will not be the recipes for the success of ...

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