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ROLLS-ROYCE ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO SOUTH AMERICA

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that it will enter the South American market for the first time in the company’s history. Rolls-Royce is working with future dealers in Brazil and Chile and the company’s CEO, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, is currently visiting the region to meet these future dealers as well as customers, prospects and members of […]

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GM Self-Driving Vehicles Could be Ready by End of Decade

Advanced safety technologies provide building blocks for autonomous driving DETROIT – Vehicles that partially drive themselves will be available by the middle of the decade with more sophisticated self-driving systems by the end of the decade, General Motors Vice President of Global Research and Development Alan Taub says.

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Carlos and Marco bring the curtain down in style

Portimao (Portugal), Sunday 16 October 2011 – Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) and Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) traded wins at the final round of the championship in Portugal in a day that promised and delivered close racing in hot weather conditions in front of an 86,000 crowd.

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Images: Alfa Romeo Johannesburg Motor Show 2011

The Johannesburg International Motor Show is by far the biggest motoring event in South Africa. The Johannesburg Motor Show also known as JIMS takes place in October every second year, and attracts the best automakers in South Africa to its showroom.

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Mercedes-Benz South Africa’s Technical Training Centre celebrates 30 years’ service to industry

East London.      “An investment … in and for its people,” this was the crux of a statement issued at the time of the inauguration of the East London-based Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) Technical Training Centre in 1981. The company’s progressive commitment at the time read: “…our employee practices are based on equal opportunity of employment; […]

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HINO CUTS OPERATING COSTS AND IMPROVES SERVICE LEVELS WITH HINOCARE

Hino SA has announced a number of important programmes to slash operating costs and provide even higher levels of peace of mind for owners of its trucks. The programme falls under an umbrella that is known as HinoCare. The lower operating costs are due mainly to the introduction of Hino Genuine Motor Oil which permits […]

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FIRE UP THE QUATTRO! GROUP B RALLY CARS TAKE TO THE TOP GEAR LIVE TRACK

Legendary rally cars go head-to-head at brand new live show Top Gear Live’s new indoor track will play host to a fascinating array of Group B Rally cars – including the Peugeot 205 T16, Audi Quattro, Lancia 037 and MG Metro 6R4 – in a series of ear-busting head to heads.

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SILVERTON ENGINEERING RALLY TEAM VICTORY THWARTED BY PUNCTURE

Tjaart Conradie and Kesevan Naidoo ended on the podium in the Two-Wheel Drive SA Rally Championship, enjoying their best outing of the season after briefly leading before a puncture put paid to their first win of the year.

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AS EARLY WINTER IS PREDICTED IS YOUR CURRENT CAR SNOW GOOD

We all remember driving through the unprecedented treacherous conditions during the last winter and with forecasters predicting an early start to the season and snow due to arrive as soon as October, it may be time to prepare by investing in a suitable car! The UK experienced up to 30 inches of snow and temperatures […]

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DIAVEL SCOOPS MCN’S MACHINE OF THE YEAR AND CRUISER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2011

The Ducati Diavel has been named as MCN’s Machine of the Year 2011 at a glittering awards ceremony attended by the heads of the Motorcycle Industry and the MCN team. The Diavel took the prestigious award despite stiff competition from other manufacturers, but it was its ‘rule-changing’ and ability to ‘redefine the cruiser class’ that […]

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MODULAR MICRO-MILD HYBRID TECHNOLOGY

MODULAR ‘MICRO-MILD’ HYBRID TECHNOLOGY OFFERS A COMPELLING COST-EFFECTIVE ROUTE TO REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS IN FAMILY CARS SAYS CONTROLLED POWER TECHNOLOGIES Incremental manufacturing cost is €50-60 for every 1 per cent reduction in CO2 missions compared with the €200-500 per cent typical for full hybrids.

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THE 150TH BIRTHDAY OF ROBERT BOSCH

“I would rather lose money than trust” Company founder shapes corporate culture to the present day From artisan to helmsman of a global company Breakthrough in 1902 with high-voltage magneto ignition system Decision to internationalize and diversify taken at an early stage London – September 23, 2011, marks the 150th birthday of Robert Bosch. “I […]

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COME ALONG AND ENJOY BOOT4BEN

BEN, the automotive industry charity in conjunction with the Heritage Motor Centre will be holding a car boot sale at Gaydon on Sunday 25 September to raise funds to support the vital welfare services the charity provides to people connected to the automotive industry.

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ANGRY MOTORISTS FIGHT BACK OVER BRITAINS THIRD-WORLD’ ROADS

Councils across the UK are shelling out every day to irate motorists. £200 is the average compensation for vehicles damaged by potholes. There were 22,000 successful claims last year alone. And it’s all taxpayers’ money.

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CPP TO BUILD THE NEW JENSEN INTERCEPTOR

An all-new Jensen Interceptor will be launched next year, after CPP Global Holdings was appointed to engineer, develop and build the new car by the brands’ owners, Healey Sports Cars Switzerland Ltd (HSCS).

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Gerald Ferreira

Hi There, My name is Gerald Ferreira and I am the founder of the 3D Car Shows site. The purpose of the 3D Car Shows site is to make it easy for everyone to have access to the latest information about the Motor Industry. We are brand focused and provide news on all the popular Motor Brands and […]

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GM Stays in Top Spot for Auto Innovation

Automaker again ranked No.1 in Patent Board’s quarterly industry scorecard DETROIT – General Motors remains the No. 1 innovator among 184 companies ranked by The Patent Board in its quarterly automotive and transportation industry scorecard. It is the third consecutive quarter that GM occupies the top spot.

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CITY SCHOOL GROUP BUYS NEW BUSES

The safety of bus travel in South Africa has been under the spotlight in recent times with a number of horrific crashes.  A concern for safety accelerated the decision by the SA Board of Jewish Education to replace the bus fleet used for transporting pupils of the King David schools in the Johannesburg area. The […]

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Smart Forvision: A look at the future of electric mobility

Smart has always been a pioneer in matters of urban mobility and with the smart fortwo electric drive the company is showing the direction of development in cities around the world. Together with BASF, the largest automotive supplier in the chemical industry, smart is demonstrating its leading role in the use of forward-looking technologies above […]

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TOP PERFORMING NEW PASSENGER VEHICLES July 2011

TOP PERFORMING NEW PASSENGER VEHICLES July 2011 VW Polo Vivo 2 207 VW Polo  1 684 MERCEDES C-Class 1 431 TOYOTA Corolla 1 291 FORD Figo 1 226 POLO Vivo Sedan 935 TOYOTA Fortuner 932 BMW 3-Series    924 RENAULT Sandero 759 VW Golf 6  739

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CHEVROLET TAKES CENTRE STAGE IN KOREA

Chevrolet replacing GM Daewoo to be GM’s primary brand in Korea GM Korea Co. to be new company name by end of Q1 Seoul – In a move designed to enhance its presence in Korea and to bolster its domestic sales operations, GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. (GM Daewoo) announced today that it is […]

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Fiat inclusion in Dow Jones Sustainability World and Dow Jones Sustainability Europe indexes confirmed

For the second consecutive year, Fiat S.p.A. has been recognized as a sustainability leader with its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Dow Jones Sustainability Europe indexes, receiving a score of 93/100 compared to an average of 70/100 for companies in the Automobiles sector evaluated by SAM, the investment group specialized in sustainability […]

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Why electromobility?

In this day and age we see our society, and with it the sphere of individual mobility, confronted by growing challenges. More and more factors are influencing the implications of individual and corporate action. The world is in a state of environmental, economic and social upheaval. But which changes should we be focusing our attention […]

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The Spirit of Optimism Reigns at the BMW Group Design Talk Villa d’Este 2010: “The Transition is Now!”

An international panel of experts joined to discuss the issues around “Sustainable Design: Fact or Fantasy?” Munich/Cernobbio. The BMW Group Design Talk has become an important feature of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d`Este at Lake Como over the past few years.  The luxurious Italian setting showcasing some of the world’s most beautiful and extraordinary classic […]

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Volvo Prepares For Long-Term Sustainable Growth With New Manufacturing Plant In Slovakia

Volvo Cars announces today it will establish a third manufacturing plant in Europe, positioning the company well to meet the continued demand from its customers for electric cars and to

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Wesbank - First half sales buoyed by June performance

South African new vehicle sales have returned to first quarter levels with June sales once again moving above the 40,000-unit threshold. The result will have brought some reassurance to the

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1 July, 2022

Mahindra XUV700

Centurion, July 1, 2022: The first units of the Mahindra XUV700, the company’s authentic flagship SUV, have arrived in South Africa. The vehicle was showcased alongside the Scorpio-N at a unique

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