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20 Mar 2015
NEXT month’s New York International Auto Show will see Scion hosting the world premiere of the production iM and the newly announced iA.
19 Mar 2015
BMW may surrender its position as the No. 1 global premium brand by unit sales to rival Audi, although it will retain the title if sales of Mini are included, CEO Norbert Reithofer said. “We would like to remain leading premium automaker, also in terms of volume,” Reithofer told journalists today at the company’s annual results conference in Munich.
19 Mar 2015
MERCEDES-Benz has laid out its plug-in hybrid model strategy, which includes the presentation of 10 new cars with this technology by 2017, or one every four months on average. Under the firm’s new nomenclature, an “e” replaces the words “PLUG-IN HYBRID” for these models, including on the currently available S500 Plug-in Hybrid that pairs a 328hp 3.0-liter turbo V6 with a 107hp electric motor for a total system output of 436hp and a manufacturer estimated fuel consumption of 3l/100 kilometres (78.4 US mpg / 94.2 UK mpg) and CO2 emissions of 69 g/km.
13 Mar 2015
Volkswagen will invest around $1 billion to expand its Puebla, Mexico, plant to produce a larger, redesigned Tiguan compact crossover, the company has said. The investment is focused on installing new high-technology assembly lines and will generate some 2,000 jobs, Andreas Hinrichs, CEO of Volkswagen Mexico, said while unveiling the plan
13 Mar 2015
General Motors released a teaser video of the redesigned, yet-to-be-unveiled 2016 Chevrolet Malibu on Wednesday, showing the midsize sedan being put through the paces at GM’s test facilities. The video shows a camouflaged Malibu barreling through deep water, jostling over rumble strips and being blasted at GM’s wind tunnel.
13 Mar 2015
Automotive executives are taking seriously the prospect that Apple Inc. and Google Inc. will emerge as competitors even as they consider partnering with the two.
5 Mar 2015
THE Infiniti QX70, which was until last year called the FX37, or just FX, is one of the most driver-focused crossovers available—although it makes some deliberate sacrifices to be able to make that claim.      It’s not a trail-ready or rugged crossover by any stretch of the imagination, and it’s not space-efficient either. Instead…
5 Mar 2015
HAVE you seen the new Nissan Murano? How about the Maxima that debuted during the Super Bowl? Those are pretty darn sharp-looking vehicles, and the company’s creased and wavy future is continuing at the Geneva Motor Show with this Sway Concept, a mini that will likely be the replacement for the Euro Micra.    The…
5 Mar 2015
THE Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded Nissan Sentra a “Top Safety Pick” vehicle safety rating. The Institute’s “Top Safety Pick” award recognizes passenger vehicles that excel in protecting passengers in moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests and also achieve a “Good” or “Acceptable” rating in the small overlap…
5 Mar 2015
UBER, the technology company that connects riders with drivers through a smartphone application has launched its low cost option, uberX as a safe, reliable and flexible alternative to urban transportation in Lagos.     Explaining the functionalities in Lagos, at media briefing on Wednesday, the General Manager, Uber Lagos, Ebi Atawodi said to book an Uber…
26 Feb 2015
THE Jaguar XF is certainly the model that redefined the Jaguar range. This fact is made obvious with the design direction and details of the new XE model which mirrors the XF DNA.    According to Aregbeshola Cletus, the Jaguar Landrover Brand Manager for Coscharis, it all makes sense especially as the XF is the…
26 Feb 2015
HYUNDAI Motors Nigeria Limited has introduced another affordable B-segment , the Xcent saloon car in its recently announced sales offer – “Hyundai Xtra Savings Festival” that promises free maintenance package, comprehensive insurance and registration within the first year of purchase.    The  sales promotion  which  is  aimed at appropriating initial costs of procuring some select…


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