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What Do Soybeans, Tequila, and Pantyhose Have in Common? They’re all recycled and used for seats, insulation, and plastic components in Ford cars!

From an early age, it was drilled into all of us that recycling is good for the environment. Who hasn’t been through a newspaper drive, collected used cans or set aside water bottles? To celebrate Global Recycling Day on 18 March 2018, Ford Motor Company sheds light on some of the surprising materials that make their way into the manufacture ...

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Cheeky Side of BMW X2 Media Launch

FEMI OWOEYE (Reporting from Cape Town, South Africa) The very first ever BMW X2 has made its official appearance to the African media and so ready to roll into showrooms of the sub-Sahara Africa. As we prepare to test-drive the bold and audacious-looking machine today, one experience that journalists present at the launch would not likely forget so soon is ...

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JAGUAR E-PACE, Only Car in its Class with Wearable Activity Key

The Jaguar E-PACE, a five-seat compact SUV that packs the design and performance of a Jaguar sports car into a spacious, practical and connected all-wheel-drive vehicle, is now in sub-Saharan Africa, reports FEMI OWOEYE Newest member of Jaguar’s SUV family following the F-PACE performance SUV and I-PACE Concept all-electric SUV, Jaguar E-PACE takes design inspiration from the F-TYPE sports car. ...

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Rolls-Royce 103EX Continues To Set Agenda For The Future Of Luxury Mobility Two Years After

Two years ago in 2016, Rolls-Royce rewrote the rulebook for the future of true luxury mobility by presenting the Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 – code-named 103EX – a radical vision of effortless, autonomous, connected, spacious and beautiful luxury mobility, as personal as each individual customer. “When we revealed 103EX to the world in 2016, Rolls-Royce set the agenda for the future ...

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“WE ARE RETHINKING ALL FACETS OF URBAN MOBILITY WITH FUTURES OF MOBILITY”- Matthias Müller, Volkswagen Group CEO

For the Volkswagen Group, e- mobility, autonomous driving, digital networking of all road users and new mobility services are key levers for making mobility in cities more efficient, cleaner and more livable. The Group will be investing more than €34 billion in these future technologies by 2022. “We want to redefine urban mobility, and to that end we are systematically ...

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New BMW M2 Coupe Edition Black Shadow

With worldwide sales of more than 12,000 units, the BMW M2 was the most successful model from the BMW M GmbH in 2017 – Huge popularity prompts the development of an edition model once more underscoring the compact high-performance sports car’s dynamics. Racing technology and an expressive, high performance-oriented design help the BMW M2 (combined fuel consumption: 8.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 ...

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Book Review: The Good, The Mad And The Ugly … Not To Mention Jeremy Clarkson – The Golden Years Of Motoring Journalism?

This book takes a light-hearted look at what the author considers to have been the golden age of motoring journalism – the last two decades of the 20th century. As a writer and tester for Motor magazine, founding Editor of Fast Lane magazine, and a freelance journalist with a weekly column in The Daily Telegraph, Peter Dron has many tales ...

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2018’s Lessons from a Tough 2017

The past year – 2017 – once again demonstrated the resilience of the South African automotive market and its consumers. The automotive segment is often considered a lead indicator of impending uncertain economic times yet, despite tough trading conditions, new vehicle sales in 2017 still ended the year up by 1.8%, according to NAAMSA. WesBank’s Ghana Msibi, Executive Head of ...

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New EBOOK Explains Auto Parts and Systems from A TO Z

A new auto parts guide promises to teach vehicle owners all they ever need to know about vital auto parts and automotive systems. Published by Olathe Toyota Parts Center, the guide is intended to be a resource for enthusiasts and beginners alike. The book’s conversational tone and clear diagrams guide the reader through the inner workings of their vehicle. Free to download, ...

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