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Mazda CX-5 to shed the pounds with new weight-reducing body resin

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When the material is used for both front and rear bumpers, it contributes to weight reduction of approximately 20%. In the bumper production process, this reduced thickness allows for a shorter cooling period for …

His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco inaugurates Renault Nissan plant in Tangier

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Renault's presence in Morocco dates back more than 80 years. Today, its geographical location is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea at the heart of the Tangier Med Port area which …

Hyundai introduces sport coupe variant to Elantra line-up

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This two-door coupe model of the Elantra sedan, available this spring, will attract even more buyers to the Elantra line-up, further expanding its appeal to savvy consumers. It offers many of the same attributes that …

Mitsubishi to showcase super-economical Outlander at Geneva Motor Show

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This all-new mid-size crossover is meant to better comply with the times – a strategic and innovative premium vehicle of substance developed around a versatile global platform and borne of a harmonious balancing of: …

Nissan Leaf available for short-term rental at London and Paris Europcar branches

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From February, the 2011 World and European Car of The Year will be available for hire bringing the LEAF to a wider audience. 'There are two distinct reasons for joining forces with Europcar to …

MG and SAIC report strong start to 2012

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SAIC Motor became the first automotive company in China to see annual sales top the 4m mark. This firmly underpins SAIC as the number one positioned vehicle manufacturer in China. The record 4.01 million …

All-New Chevrolet Cruze Wagon to feature at Geneva Motor Show

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Chevrolet has really pumped up the volume (to almost 1,500 litres of load space) with the latest body style of its most popular model, which complements the saloon and hatchback versions. Together, these have …

TomTom Business Solutions announces innovative partnership with insurance firm

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TomTom has teamed up with insurance broker Motaquote for the launch of "Fair Pay Insurance" – a product that rewards "good" drivers with lower premiums. Thomas Schmidt, managing director TomTom Business Solutions, said: 'Our …

New Honda Civic Review

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SECTOR Lower Medium PRICE €16,950 – €30,250 FUEL 5.1 – 8.7l/100km CO2 110 – 148g/km Whether it’s a design you love or hate,the outgoing Civic was a revolution forHonda’s styling when it was released in2006. Still made to the carmarker’s highstandards, …

New Kia Optima Review

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The Optima has been on sale in North America since 2010 and it seems that US buyers just can’t get enough of it. Sales arerunning at around 12,000 a month there,out of global monthly …

Residual value confidence eases after an upbeat year

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Having reported a +5.3% increase in its forecasted RVs for the 12 months, Germany showed only a +0.3% rise between October and December, with the UK swinging from +4.0% for the previous year to a …

International Credentials

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Born in Ireland and raised in Scotland, Liam Donnelly has had a varied international career. As well as roles in the offshore, airport and food service industries, he also has 16 years’ experience within …

Nissan sales for Europe hike 15% in January

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In a flat market, Nissan increased its monthly share by 0.6% to 4.2% overall in January, with locally-produced models accounting for nearly 80% of sales. The Sunderland-built Qashqai crossover continues to dominate the segment it helped …

Leaseplan Corporation N.V. appoints new member to supervisory board

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As Supervisory Board member, Mr Möhle will join the Credit Committee. The appointment has been approved by both the shareholders of LeasePlan Corporation N.V. and the Dutch Central Bank. Mr Möhle succeeds Mr L.H. Santelmann. Mr Möhle …

An electric future…

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That said, the Volt is actually a hybrid car using a small petrol engine to power the drive motor once the stored energy in the batteries has been used up, but offers a more …

An empowered approach to powertrain choices – Part 2

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If we look at the European company car fleet in general diesel is the predominant fuel type, followed by petrol. In countries such as the US, Australia or New Zealand however, petrol is still predominant although it …

An empowered approach to powertrain choices – Part 1

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Ask any leet operator about the main challenges that they’re facing at the moment and the chances are that going greener would be in the top ive, along with cost control and road risk management. But as individual markets …

Carmakers to face €10bn fine for missing EU carbon targets

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So said the European Environment Agency (EEA) in a recent report that also showed a number of manufacturers will also be subjected to fines adding up to €10bn if they don’t become more CO2-efficient to meet 2012 targets. …

New Ford Fusion shows future Mondeo

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Looking similar to the Evos concept car unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September, the Fusion features Ford’s latest family styling and goes on sale in North America later this year. Engine options in its …

The all-new i40: Style meets practicality

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Not only does the i40 offer a package of powertrains, equipment and technology tailored for European tastes but by taking a new approach to the medium family car market, Hyundai has created a new …

Vodafone deploys DriveSafe to help reduce text/phone-related road accidents

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Now, SMS services and infrastructure vendor Telsis is first in the world with an all-phones service, DriveSafe, that can lessen the temptation many people feel to text while they are behind the wheel. While …

Steering in the right direction: wheel and tyre choice cuts C02 emissions

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The revelation in November that a new international treaty on climate change will be delayed until 2020 at the earliest means that the actions of individual people and companies to reduce their carbon emissions …

Avis Budget UK appoints new managing director, effective March 1 2012

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Kaye started her career in the car rental business in 1997 with Budget Rent a Car, successfully leading both car and truck rental sales organisations.  In 2003, Kaye joined the Avis Budget team in …

Renault-Nissan alliance record 10.3% global sales increase on 2010

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Sales rose for the third consecutive year. Renault sold 2,722,062 units worldwide, up 3.6% from 2010, whereas Nissan sold 4,669,981 units, up 14.4%.  As a result, the Renault-Nissan Alliance captured 10.7%* of the global …

Ford set challenging target to reduce European waste and slash water bills

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The company said it will significantly increase the proportion of waste recycled and reused while cutting landfill waste by 70%. That means a reduction in the average landfill waste generated per vehicle to 1.5kg …

EURO NCAP publishes "Best in Class" vehicles 2011

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Last year, Euro NCAP published the results for 53 new car models available on the European market, among which were the first commercially available Electric Vehicles. Eleven cars achieved four stars whilst Euro NCAP’s poorest result was …

2013 Range Rover to debut carmaker’s new technology

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Land Rover began testing hybrid technology at the end of 2010 with the Range_e prototype. Based on the Range Rover Sport, this adds an electric motor and mains-rechargable battery to the conventional TDV6 engine. …

Innovative HIRIKO EV to launch in Spain next year

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The HIRIKO is a compact electric vehicle, approximately the same size as a modern-day SMART, however, distinguishes itself amongst its competitors by its ability to fold itself to fit the tightest of parking space …

Ford Focus range to get "EcoBoost" as new efficient engine to go on sale

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The industry-first EcoBoost engine delivers performance to rival a traditional 1.6-litre engine with significantly improved fuel efficiency and class-leading ultra-low CO2 emissions. The 1.0-litre, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine is available with two power levels – …

Audi chairman: 'There is no alternative to the Euro'

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Representatives from business, politics and science met for the 42nd time in the Swiss winter resort to discuss a better and more environmental future.  Stadler said: 'From a global perspective, only a united Europe …