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Five-Star Safety Rating For Jaguar F-PACE

The Jaguar F-PACE performance SUV has added a five-star Euro NCAP rating to its 2017 World Car of the Year title.  The performance SUV, which also won 2017 World Car Design of the Year at the 2017 World Car Awards, scored 93% for adult occupant protection, 85% for child occupant ...

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Volvo Engages Swedish Families to Test Autonomous Drive Cars

  Volvo has started the development of  its autonomous drive cars with help from Swedish families who are currently testing the  cars on the public roads of Gothenburg . They are expected to  feed back their impressions to Volvo Cars engineers.  The first two families, the Hains and the Simonovskis ...

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Goodyear South Africa Unveils Upgraded Manufacturing Facility in Uitenhage

  Goodyear South Africa has officially unveiled its upgraded, state-of -the-art Uitenhage manufacturing facility at an event officiated by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Mayor, Cllr Athol Trollip. Goodyear has invested close to ZAR 1 Billion in the Uitenhage facility to improve the plant’s high technology consumer tyre production capacity. By ...

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Imperial, Hyundai Partner Bakwena Again for Safe Holiday Motoring

Imperial and Hyundai Automotive South Africa are, again, partnering with the Bakwena N1N4 concessionaire to drive and promote road safety awareness and provide additional patrol support on the N1 and N4 routes this holiday season. This partnership comes in the wake of calls by the Minister of Transport, Joe Maswanganyi, ...

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FG, Lagos Agree to Demolish Jibowu, Costain Bridges for New Lagos-Ibadan Rail Line

The Federal Government has finally reached an agreement with the Lagos State Government to pull down the popular Jibowu and Costain bridges in the mainland area of Lagos in order to make way for the new Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line scheduled to be completed in December 2018.  Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, ...

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VWSA Trainee , 45 Others Shine at Volkswagen Group’s “Best Trainee Awards 2017”

The annual Best Trainee Awards, which are presented by the Volkswagen Group, honour and promote young talent within the Volkswagen worldwide network. This year’s Best Trainee Award was the 17th of its kind presented by the Volkswagen Group. Since inception in 2001, a total of 477 trainees have been honoured. ...

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Honda Invests in Revolutionary Driving Simulator for Future R&D Activities

Honda is set become the world’s first car manufacturer to adopt new state-of-the-art driving simulator technology, based on a revolutionary architecture called DiM250 (Driver-in-Motion). Most driving simulators make use of motion technology derived from flight simulators, and typically use six actuators to deliver six ‘degrees of freedom’. However, to accurately ...

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Seven Hyundai Models Recognised for Safety in IIHS Awards

In one of the automotive industry’s most recognised and rigorous vehicle tests, the Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport have been awarded 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ recognition. In addition, Hyundai’s Ioniq Hybrid, Elantra, Elantra GT, Sonata and Tucson models were Top Safety Pick award winners “Hyundai was one of the leading brands for Top Safety Pick+ and Top ...

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Continental Partners Tour de France

      From 2018, Continental will be an official partner of the Tour de France, entrenching the pioneering German tyre manufacturer’s reputation for producing best-in-class tyres for the original equipment and replacement markets, covering everything from cars to trucks, motorcycles and, of course, bicycles. The sponsorship agreement was officially ...

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Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT wins Auto Bild Sports Cars Readers’ Choice Award

The high performance Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT has been honoured by readers of the influential German magazine Auto Bild Sports Cars. The powerful Jeep model scooped the readers’ choice award for best import in the Vans and SUV category. This is the first time the famously knowledgeable readers of the ...

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