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Three Design Awards for Kia in Automotive Brand Contest 2012

Kia has won three design awards in the Automotive Brand Contest 2012, the latest of a series of honours for the Korean brand’s design team headed by Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer. The new Kia cee’d – launched in June 2012  – triumphed in […]

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Details of New Abarth 500 and 595 Ranges Announced

Two new model names herald the UK arrival of the new high-performance Abarth 500 and 595 ranges. An overhaul of the original Abarth 500 line-up signifies a further step in the development of the Scorpion brand. Two new versions of the sporting hatchback and […]

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MG Benefits from £4.5 Billion Investment

MG’s parent company, SAIC Motor, is half way through a £4.5 billion investment in research and development as international sales boom. The massive investment, spread over five years, will further establish SAIC as the leading automotive R & D company in China – the […]

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Ford Plans Virtual Factory to Optimise Assembly Line Efficiency

Ford is developing a complete virtual factory to simulate the full assembly line production process. This will enable the company to improve quality and cut costs in real world manufacturing facilities by creating and analysing computer simulations of vehicle production procedures. “We have already […]

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Lexus Reveals the New LS

Lexus today reveals its new LS model range, comprising the LS 460, LS 600h and, for the first time in its history, an F Sport version of its flagship model. The new LS continues Lexus’s development of its model line-up, following on from the […]

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