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Lexus LC 500 Inspiration: US launch for third in range

'Limited-production coupe, awesome design' US to get 'Flare Yellow' paint job in US. Unique interior, custom colours, upholstery CHICAGO, Illinois - Lexus says it will bring some heat to the 2019 Chicago auto show with the first public appearance of its 2019 LC 500 Inspiration Edition. It's the third car in the Lexus Inspiration Series… Continue reading Lexus LC 500 Inspiration: US launch for third in range

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Hyundai Kona wins yet another top auto title

Launched in South Africa in 2018 Top US judges praise Kona with top award French judges chimed in with prestige Red Dot JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng -The Hyundai Kona and Kona Electric CUV have together won the 2019 North American 'Utility Vehicle of the Year' style title awarded by a US jury of senior American motoring journalists.… Continue reading Hyundai Kona wins yet another top auto title

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Ford, VW to work together on ‘next mobility”

DETROIT, Michigan -Volkswagen and Ford have announced formal agreements towards a broad alliance to boost competitiveness and better serve customers ''in an era of rapid change in the industry''. VW CEO Dr Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett confirmed at the 2019 Detroit auto show that the companies would develop commercial vans and medium-sized… Continue reading Ford, VW to work together on ‘next mobility”

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World premières for TWO SA-bound Mercedes-Benz

CES premières: Mercedes-Benz EQC and Vision Urbanetic Also on show the next Mercedes CLA - both for SA Cabin car tech set to go way upmarket for 2019 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa and /LAS VEGAS,Nevada - Daimler's trade fair exhibition at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas running until Jan 11 will focus… Continue reading World premières for TWO SA-bound Mercedes-Benz

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Ghosn top ally goes missing as Nissan scandal sizzles

Another Nissan exec off-map post Ghosn arrest 'Concentrating on special tasks', says autmaker Munoz won't make it to 2019 Vegas tech expo TOKYO, Japan - A senior Nissan executive, Jose Munoz, has taken a leave-of-absence as part of what's been described as ''a sudden management shake-up'' that's followed the arrest of former company chairman Carlos… Continue reading Ghosn top ally goes missing as Nissan scandal sizzles

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Beemer and Zon build one beaut of a custom creation

Japan and Germany build joint beaut bike First home for prototype BMW boxer Tradition and custom get creative YOKOHAMA, Japan - Japanese motorcycle customiser Custom Works Zen has created a ''spectacular'' - and it sure is! - custom bike built around the prototype of a new BMW Motorrad boxer engine. The bike has just been… Continue reading Beemer and Zon build one beaut of a custom creation

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Hyundai Palisade: Koreans betting BIG at the LA autoshow

Biggest Hyundai bruiser yet in the US Launch date some time in way-off 2020 Rugged wheels, 'captain's' seats available LOS ANGELES, California - Hyundai has hoisted a new flagship SUV, the Palisade, into public view at the annual auto show here - a giant set of rugged wheels reported by Autocar India to be the… Continue reading Hyundai Palisade: Koreans betting BIG at the LA autoshow

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Twice the power: Nissan’s new Nismo doesn’t need to growl

All-new, twice as powerful Nismo race car Motor on each axle doubles kW / torquepower New tech, new drivetrain for true race action TOKYO, Japan - The all-new Nissan Leaf Nismo race car, an electric race car with more than double the maximum power and torque output of its predecessor, was unveiled today (Nov 30… Continue reading Twice the power: Nissan’s new Nismo doesn’t need to growl

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Prius goes double-hybrid: Normal drive and 4×4 for snow

Next step in Toyota's self-charging hybrid tech Styling, tech and performance improvements for 2019 Cleaner, more engaging, lines, revised front and tail LOS ANGELES, California - The 2019 Toyota Prius is on show at this city's annual auto show today (Nov 28 2018) with, its maker says, advances in driving capability and appeal for the world’s… Continue reading Prius goes double-hybrid: Normal drive and 4×4 for snow

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2019 Honda Passport: Honda shows off luxury SUV in LA

Unique blend of on- and off-road prowess / capability Sophisticated all-wheel drive, robust towing  Multiple accessory personalisation options LOS ANGELES, California - Honda has launched an all-new 2019 Honda Passport five-seat V6 SUV at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show ahead of global sales beginning in early 2019. The automaker describes the Passport as having… Continue reading 2019 Honda Passport: Honda shows off luxury SUV in LA