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McLaren to introduce 570S Coupe at NY show

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LONDON: McLaren has announced that the first model to be launched in its Sports Series family will be called the 570S Coupé. This V8 powered, carbon fibre structured two seater will show its beautiful yet aerodynamically optimised form for the first time in less than a week when it debuts at the 115th New York International Auto Show. With the launch of the first Sports Series derivative, the 570S Coupe, McLaren will be displaying its three tier model strategy together in New York for the first time globally. Every Sports Series model will share characteristics with the Super Series and…

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Volvo Trucks opens new Ipoh dealership

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IPOH: Volvo Trucks has opened a new Ipoh dealership and this cements another achievement in the company’s strategic Dealer Operating Standard (DOS) Enhancement Programme that was initiated three years ago. This programme aimed to raise the bar in customer care and to ensure that all dealership processes comply with the Volvo standards of quality products and services. These standards encompass elements such as good productivity, service quality, improved customer satisfaction and environmental care. “We recorded a healthy business growth last year and the upgrading of our dealerships is timely as we seek to expand and improve on our service and…

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Ford aims to triple exports from India with US$1bil plant

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AHMEDABAD: Ford has invested US$1bil in a new plant in western India which will help the automaker triple exports from the country, chief executive Mark Fields told reporters today. Ford plans to make India an export hub for compact cars such as the EcoSport, a sub-four metre sports utility vehicle, and the newly launched compact sedan, Ford Figo Aspire, the first car to be produced at the new facility. The Figo Aspire comes with a choice of a 1.5L TDCi diesel or 1.2L TiVCT petrol engine. The new plant in the western state of Gujarat will nearly double the company’s…

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Over half of teen driver crashes due to distraction

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WASHINGTON: Whether talking to passengers, checking their hairstyle or using a smartphone, driver distraction is a factor in six out of 10 car accidents involving young drivers. The AAA describes its findings as the result as the most comprehensive research to date on the subject based on analysis of video footage of car crashes involving teen drivers. The organization’s Foundation for Safety also claims that based on its results, driver distraction is being severely underestimated as a prevailing factor in accidents on US roads. Based on an analysis of almost 1,700 videos captured via in-vehicle event recorders – i.e. dash…

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BBC dumps Jeremy Clarkson after producer attack

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LONDON: The BBC said today it would not renew the contract of Jeremy Clarkson, the hugely-popular but divisive presenter of its motoring programme “Top Gear” after what it called an unprovoked physical attack on a producer. Clarkson, 54, who has generated both controversy and profits for Britain’s publicly funded broadcaster, was already on a final warning over accusations last year that he had used racist language while filming the show. “It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract,” Tony Hall, the BBC Director-General, said in a statement.…

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Bugatti Veyron ‘La Finale’ bids goodbye

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PARIS: The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse “La Finale” marks the company’s last instalment for its supercar – first seen in 2005 – and this will be example number 450. With 8.0-litres of displacement for its 16-cylinders in ‘W’ configuration and four turbochargers, the original managed to produce 987bhp and 1,250Nm of torque that shot it to 100kph from standstill in just 2.46sec. During its decade-long existence, we saw the emergence of the Grand Sport (2009), a Super Sport (2010) and the Grand Sport Vitesse (2012) with numerous special editions slotted between them. While it’s grown and matured over the…

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BMW gets role in new Mission Impossible movie

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MUNICH: It’s confirmed, BMW is now the exclusive worldwide automotive partner of the next instalment of Paramount Pictures’ legendary action film franchise, “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”. The movie is set to have its theatrical release from July 31 and this is the second time BMW has “accepted the mission” to lend its support to the film’s production crew to deliver some breathtaking automotive stunt scenes shot around the globe. BMW previously partnered with Paramount on the 2011 successful release of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”. The film’s official trailer was released worldwide yesterday, offering fans a first glimpse of…

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Jaguar XF high-wire act

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LONDON: The all-new 2016 Jaguar XF has been revealed through a dramatic ‘high-wire’ water crossing in the heart of London’s business district. Expert British stunt man Jim Dowdell, veteran of Hollywood movies including Bond, Bourne and Indiana Jones, drove the “new cat” 240m across a high-wire to highlight the lightweight aluminium-intensive architecture featured on the vehicle. The feat took place high over the Royal Dock in London’s Canary Wharf. “Over my 35 years in the industry I’ve driven Jaguar vehicles on many Hollywood movie sets. However, the biggest test for me on this stunt was the unpredictability of the elements.…

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Sneak peek at new Peugeot 308

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SHAH ALAM: Nasim Sdn Bhd hopes that the soon-to-be-launched all-new Peugeot 308 THP would give it a comeback boost in the C-segment category. In an exclusive sneak preview of the car before its launch next month, Nasim chief operating officer Datuk Samson Anand George said that the car would be the first of the three new car models planned for 2015. “We are confident that this car which will be priced indicatively from RM135,000 would make its mark in the Malaysian market. This is an award winning car in Europe and this will bring about renewed confidence and image for…

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2015 Bangkok motor show girls

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BANGKOK: The Bangkok International Motor Show is an iconic symbol of Thailand’s automotive industry. This year’s event marks the 36th edition, and the 12-day show is being held at Challenger Hall 1-3, Impact Muang Thong Thani from March 25 – April 5, 2015. It is renowned for its lovely auto show models, and once again, Automania.my brings you a gallery of beauties. Enjoy!

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