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SMMT: Uk used car sales fall in Q3 but 2017 market holding steady

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The UK’s used car market declined for a second consecutive quarter in Q3, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) but overall 2017 remains level. 2,102,078 second hand cars changed hands from July to September, representing a fall of -2.1%. Year-to-date, the market ...

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Suzuki Swift Compact Car wins 2018 RJC Car of the Year Award

Stakeholder: Suzuki Motor

Suzuki Motor Corporation’s Swift compact car has won 2018 RJC Car of the Year award, promoted by the Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC). The award-winning Swift is the third-generation model since its launch in 2004 as a world strategic model, and the third consecutive generation to win ...

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The BMW i8 Roadster is coming: time for the next look

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BMW i is looking forward to welcoming the third member of the BMW i family. In 2018 the BMW i8 Roadster will unlock the door to a whole new dimension in pioneering open-top driving pleasure – virtually silent and with zero local emissions. Here’s the next look in Plant Leipzig: ...

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BorgWarner’s Four-Fold R2S® System takes boosting to the next level

Stakeholder: BorgWarner

BorgWarner’s new, world’s first regulated two-stage (R2S®) turbocharging system with four turbochargers for passenger cars debuts in the BMW Group’s latest TwinPower Turbo diesel engine, available for different high-performance models. While a conventional R2S system features one turbocharger for the low- and high-pressure stage respectively, this unique application utilizes two ...

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SMMT: Heavy goods vehicle registrations

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The new heavy goods vehicle (HGV) market declined -5.7% in the third quarter of 2017, with 10,597 units registered, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The fall mirrors similar recent declines in the new van and car markets, as ongoing political and ...

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