NISSAN SETS RECORD SALES FOR SECOND SUCCESSIVE YEAR

According to SMMT figures, Nissan Motor (GB) Limited registered a record 153,937 passenger cars in the UK in 2015 further strengthening its position as the nation’s number one Asian automotive brand. The figure represents an 11% increase on the 138,328 passenger cars sold in 2014 and sees Nissan’s share of …

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KIA HITS NEW RECORD IN 2015

Kia Motors (UK) Limited has recorded a new annual sales record of 78,489 in 2015 in the face of increasing competition in the new car market. During what President and Chief Executive Paul Philpott described as a “tumultuous year” in the marketplace, Kia saw its overall sales volume grow thanks …

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Nissan to produce new crossover based on Kicks Concept

Carlos Ghosn, president and chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., today announced that the brand will produce a new crossover that will be sold globally, starting with Latin American markets from 2016. The new model was inspired by the Kicks Concept car presented at the 2014 Sao Paulo …

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KIA MOTORS INTRODUCES NEW ‘DRIVE WISE’ SUB-BRAND

Kia Motors has today introduced the launch of a new sub-brand, ‘DRIVE WISE’, to encompass its future Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). DRIVE WISE embodies Kia’s philosophy to realise intelligently safe vehicles featuring Kia’s latest and forthcoming ADAS technologies. Kia recently announced plans to manufacture partially-autonomous cars by 2020, and …

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FORD TRIPLES AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT FLEET

Ford is tripling its fleet of fully autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid test vehicles – making it the largest in the automotive industry – and will use a new-generation sensor technology as the company further accelerates its autonomous vehicle development plans. This year, Ford will add 20 Fusion Hybrid autonomous vehicles …

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SUPERMARKET DIESEL CUTS

Supermarket chain Morrisons cut diesel to below £1 a litre on Sunday – its cheapest since 2009 – and Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s followed on Monday. The price of petrol, typically cheaper than diesel, fell below £1 a litre in the weeks before Christmas. The RAC said the move was …

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THE PERFORMANCE CAR SHOW

Excitement levels are building in the run-up to the Performance Car Show presented by Landsail Tyres in association with Autocar and PistonHeads.com, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham between 14-17 January, 2016. An incredible collection of ultra exclusive hypercars and newly launched lightweight sportscars will grace the halls …

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RENAULT COMPLETES THE ACQUISITION OF LOTUS F1 TEAM

On Friday 18 December 2015, Groupe Renault and Gravity Motorsport S.a.rl, an affiliate of Genii Capital SA, formally and successfully completed the acquisition by Groupe Renault of a controlling shareholding of Lotus F1 Team Limited. The new team name, full management structure, team partners and other details will be announced …

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