Volkswagen has pulled the wraps off a new four-door fastback that will replace the flopped $78,000 Phaeton luxury sedan as its namesake brand’s flagship model in a bid to change the conversation about the company to cars from crisis.
The Arteon, featuring options for front-wheel and all-wheel drive, will be available first in Europe, with deliveries in Germany starting this month. The car, whose price has yet to be announced, targets buyers wanting the comfortable, upscale ride of models like Mercedes-Benz’s CLS coupe but at a lower cost.
VW ended production of the Phaeton almost a year ago and has been working ever since to introduce a vehicle that costs more than the mid-sized Passat sedan and station wagon but isn’t positioned too far above the brand’s usual mass-market segment. The Arteon is part of a general product overhaul to revive profit as the German automaker continues to wrestle with the fallout from the diesel-emissions cheating scandal that emerged in late 2015.
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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is delighted to support the ‘Read to Succeed’ campaign, fronted by Nick Gibb, MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton and Minister of State for School Standards. The significant donation by Rolls-Royce concludes the campaign target to provide a book to every year 4 pupil – over 1000 children – in Mr Gibb’s constituency, to enjoy over the summer holidays.
The books in the scheme have been specifically chosen by schools and libraries to appeal to year 4 students (8-9 years old), which is the age that most students start to read independently for the first time. The books selected cover a wide range of abilities and interests so all children can enjoy the magic of reading. Each book also includes a token for the child to take to their local library to sign up for the library’s Summer Reading Challenge, which runs across the country. Participants in the scheme will be having the chance to win exciting prizes for themselves and their classmates.
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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will this year once again serve as a gentle presence in the most celebrated Mediterranean playgrounds of the wealthy and influential. Working with an exclusive selection of partners across the beautiful Andalusian Coastline and the blissful Côte d’Azur in the South of France, the marque will present a collection of motor cars in locations entirely befitting the most discerning patrons of luxury in the world.
“Rolls-Royce’s presence in some of the world’s most glamorous summer enclaves speaks of the commitment to effortlessly gracing the lifestyles of its patrons. We are delighted to ensure those wishing to know more about the marque are never without the benefit of a Rolls-Royce,” says James Crichton, Regional Director Europe, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
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Today, as excitement builds towards the premiere of ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ Exhibition at Bonhams in Mayfair, London next week, Rolls-Royce has announced the final three great Phantoms that will join the event.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has graciously assented to her Phantom VI State Limousine being present for the public to see. Also joining the Exhibition are the Phantom IV that belonged to the Aga Khan III –one of 18 such Phantoms built only for Royalty and Heads of State; and the First Goodwood Phantom VII, which began the renaissance of Rolls-Royce on 1 January 2003.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Phantom VI State Limousine
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has graciously assented to her Phantom VI State Limousine being present at ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ – A Rolls-Royce Exhibition for the British public to see.
In 1977, to mark her Silver Jubilee, the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders gifted Her Majesty a new official State Limousine, a custom-built Phantom VI.
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How a car’s lover cannot be tempted when he can grab a Volvo V90 T6? H.Soukar takes a closer look…
I must be dreaming. Driving such luxurious yet powerful vehicle as the Volvo V90 is a real dream, to say the least! And if this sounds too fantastic to be true, then I am one of the lucky ones enjoying the ultimate driving adventure of this amazing wagon.
A 3-day-long drive across the UAE is a real treat. As each day passes, the roads become increasingly entertaining. A few laps of the track make it clear that the engine of this car is smooth and refined and has proper, rock-steady push once the big turbo is spooled up. After 15 minutes or so, my conclusion is pretty straightforward: this is a very impressive piece of engineering.
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Dubai Police’s Department of Maritime Rescue of the General Department of Transport and Rescue recovered a Mazda car that fell in the waters of Dubai Creek.
There were no injuries in the incident, which occurred because its driver didn’t take sufficient safety measures when it was parked, and subsequently failed to apply the manual brakes in time.
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With its appearance at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the South of England, Bugatti is more than doing justice to its status as the manufacturer of the ultimate super sports car.
With eight vehicles from its recent past, the French luxury brand is bringing as many as 9,404 horsepower onto the lawn at Goodwood House near Chichester (West Sussex) this weekend.
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Rolls-Royce has announced the Mayfair location for ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ – A Rolls-Royce Exhibition. The exhibition will take place at Bonhams on Bond Street, London, the heart of the luxury world. Rolls-Royce also announced that the third Great Phantom to join the exhibition will be Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Phantom II Continental.
Need for speed: Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Phantom II
At the height of his pursuit of a new land speed record in the 1930’s, Sir Malcolm Campbell began a relationship with Rolls-Royce that would take him to glory and help him celebrate it.
At the end of 1932 Campbell had won prestigious Grand Prix races, broken the land speed world record not once but six times, and had been knighted by King George V. He had nothing left to prove. He was the fastest man on land and yet, as restless as ever, he wanted to take a crack at the 300mph barrier, the automotive equivalent of the four-minute mile. He believed that the only engine that could power his Blue Bird to this speed was a 36.5L Rolls-Royce R aero engine, which generated a staggering 2,300 horsepower.
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Ford has jumped to No. 2 of all non-premium brands in J.D. Power’s 2017 Initial Quality Study – the brand’s best-ever ranking in the annual study now in its 31st year.
The brand improved to 86 problems per 100 vehicles from 102 in 2016. This improvement helped Ford tie for fourth among all brands from 11th in 2016.
“As Ford accelerates the pace of innovation, we believe this best-ever quality ranking demonstrates our new technologies are reliable and easy to use,” said Bennie Fowler, group vice president, Quality. “The rapid improvements rated by third-party quality experts such as J.D. Power motivate us to improve our fitness even more as quality is a race that’s never finished.”
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Valvoline, one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of premium quality branded automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, has announced the appointment of ZAFCO as its authorized distributor in the UAE.
The new partnership will combine Valvoline’s superior quality lubricant products, heritage and global know-how with ZAFCO’s strong retail distribution and local presence. Valvoline’s aim is to offer superior products with superior service standards to give better value and choice to customers.
The agreement between the two companies was signed by Mr. Craig Moughler, Valvoline’s Senior Vice President, International and Product Supply, and Mr. Azim Yusufzai, Chairman of ZAFCO, at ZAFCO’S global headquarters in Dubai.
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