“What Toyota and sports have in common…” – Long-distance runner, Yuma Hattori

Long-distance runner Yuma Hattori, 25, works in Toyota Motor Corporation’s Tahara Plant/Tahara Plant Administration Division. It was September, and we were waiting in the lobby of the office building at the Toyota Tahara plant for a young man, Yuma Hattori, that we expected would be donning the familiar Toyota work uniform. Hattori, a long-distance runner, had just finished working from ...

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Secrets to All-New Mustang Shelby GT500 Performance

When the 2020 Shelby GT500 goes on sale later this year, it will be the quickest-accelerating, most aerodynamically advanced street-legal Mustang ever, thanks to virtual testing in supercomputers and 3D printing. Borrowing best practices from more than a century of racing, Ford Performance designers, powertrain and aerodynamics engineers functioned as a virtual racing team to test hundreds of designs both ...

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Mercedes-Benz G-Class Defies Gravity, Goes Lateral (Watch video)

Since 1979 the G-Class has thrilled its fans with its outstanding driving characteristics and impressive off-road capabilities. Even 40 years later, this iconic off-roader from Mercedes-Benz can do more than other vehicles. The G-Class has now demonstrated this yet again, with a stunt never before performed. On the 101-metre high wall of the Punta Negra dam in Argentina, the new ...

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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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Review:Mercedes-Benz Vito, the People Carrier Van

Since its introduction in 2014, the current Mercedes-Benz Vito has continued to position itself as a pacesetter in the mid-size van segment and in the transport industry. The mid-size van, born from Mercedes-Benz’s boldest genes has become an active part of the ‘Mercedes-Benz vans goes global’ business unit strategy which was in response to the needs of worldwide customers for ...

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Decisive Aerodynamics Smooth the Way for the Audi E-Tron Prototype

The better an electric car’s aerodynamics, the further it travels, which is why the Audi e-tron prototype has already recorded more than 1,000 hours on the test rig in the Ingolstadt-based Audi Wind Tunnel Centre. In what is notable as the world’s quietest vehicle wind tunnel, Audi engineers have been harnessing the 186mph wind speed capability of its 2.6-megawatt fan ...

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Self-Driving Car That Can ‘See’ Around Corners

Jaguar Land Rover is leading a £4.7 million (approximately R79 million) project to develop self-driving cars that can ‘see’ at blind junctions and through obstacles. Britain’s biggest carmaker is leading a project called AutopleX to combine connected, automated and live mapping tech so more information is provided earlier to the self-driving car. This enables automated cars to communicate with all ...

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MINI at Auto China Beijing 2018

Asian premiere of the new MINI 3 door, MINI 5 door and MINI Convertible – the traditional British brand presents its portfolio of models for premium mobility at the international motor show in the Chinese capital. A unique combination of driving fun, premium quality and individual style, characterise the models with which MINI continues to increase its popularity on the ...

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