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Gone in 44 seconds: New Jaguar XJR575 hosts 186mp interview

Jaguar has launched the new XJR575 with a high-speed interview starring designer Wayne Burgess being questioned by TV presenter and race driver Amanda Stretton as the performance saloon accelerates from 0-186mph. Lasting just 44 seconds – the time it takes Jaguar’s fastest-ever XJ saloon to reach its top speed – ...

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Hitachi Automotive Systems’ lightweight, compact and highly reliable lithium-ion battery module has been chosen for Suzuki’s new “Swift” vehicles with hybrid technology

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Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. today announced that its lightweight, compact and highly reliable lithium-ion battery module has been chosen for Suzuki Motor Corporation’s new Swift HYBRID SG and Swift HYBRID SL, fitted with hybrid technology. The new models were launched on July 12, 2017. The lithium-ion battery module features high ...

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BMW Group statement concerning current media reports condemning diesel.

Due to current media reports, the BMW Group considers it has become necessary to make its position regarding recent allegations clear. As a matter of principle: BMW Group vehicles are not manipulated and comply with respective legal requirements. Of course this also applies to diesel vehicles. Confirmation of this is ...

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FCA Statement: Software Update

FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 7,802 cars in the U.S. to update their transmission software. The update will resolve a condition in which drivers may erroneously believe their vehicles are in “park” because their shifters and instrumentation may so indicate. Should drivers then exit their vehicles without ...

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GM gives app developers industry-first in-vehicle testing

General Motors has launched GM Dev Client, an industry-first app that gives approved developers who have created in-vehicle applications the ability to test them in a real GM vehicle. In-vehicle app testing is the next step for app developers who have already created a proof of concept using GM’s next-generation ...

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Brose aims for further growth

Stakeholder: Brose

The Brose Group increased its business volume by 150 percent over the past ten years to more than 6.1 billion euros. The family-owned company is continuing its successful course, as Chairman of the Brose Group Michael Stoschek reported at a press talk in Munich: “We see an opportunity to achieve ...

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Mitsubishi Motors partners the UK’s first multi brand EV show room

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Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has been announced as one of the founding partners of the UK’s first multi-brand EV showroom. Located in a 4,000 sq ft state-of-the-art showroom at Milton Keynes’ centre:mk, the Electric Vehicle Experience Centre (EVEC) will open its doors to the public on Saturday 22 July. ...

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Geotab, Panasonic Automotive and Sumitomo Electric join Auto-ISAC

The Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) welcomes Geotab, Panasonic Automotive and Sumitomo Electric as new members. The inclusion of these companies exemplifies the Auto-ISAC’s continued efforts to promote collaboration between Tier 1 suppliers and automobile manufacturers around vehicle cybersecurity. The Auto-ISAC was formed by automakers in August 2015 ...

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Hybrids and compact cars drive record half-year sales for Kia in Europe

Kia Motors has recorded its best-ever six-month sales period, with European* half-year sales surpassing 250,000 for the first time in the company’s history, with UK sales representing 20 per cent of sales at 50,000 units. The latest data released today by ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association) shows that Kia sold ...

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