Nissan Signs Actor Margot Robbie As its First Electric Vehicle Ambassador

Actor Margot Robbie has been revealed as Nissan’s new electric vehicle (EV) ambassador by racing the carmaker’s radical all-electric BladeGlider sports car around the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit, at midnight.

The prototype 190km/h Nissan BladeGlider, which hits 100km/h in less than five seconds, challenges the conventional thinking of what an all-electric sports car could look like in the future. Showcasing all the fun and excitement of pure electric vehicles, the prototype is part of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision of how cars should be driven, powered and integrated into society.

Nissan signs actor Margot Robbie as its first electric vehicle ambassador

Nissan signs actor Margot Robbie as its first electric vehicle ambassador

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Hyundai Reveals Details of Next-generation Accent

The All-new Hyundai Accent has made its world premiere at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. Since its launch in 1994, the car has steadily gained popularity and built a firm foundation for the fifth-generation model.

The All-new Accent builds on the strengths of its predecessors, incorporating Hyundai’s modern engineering prowess and expertise in research and development. The All-new Accent boasts bold design, a sophisticated interior, a more efficient powertrain, noticeably reduced cabin noise, and significantly enhanced driving dynamics. Highlighting Hyundai Motor’s leadership in automotive innovation, the company’s newest subcompact car is equipped with the latest in safety technologies and convenience features.

The Accent four-door sedan will begin to arrive in markets globally from the third quarter this year, followed by the All-new Accent 5-door the next quarter.

“The Hyundai Accent has been enormously successful worldwide,” said Mike Song, Hyundai’s Head of Operations for Africa and the Middle East. “The model has firmly established our brand as a leader in the small car market, and this new generation will set new standards in its class.”

Driver-focused engineering and enhanced safety

The All-new Accent is set to raise the segment benchmarks for driving dynamics and safety while delivering outstanding fuel efficiency and maintaining Hyundai’s competitive position for unbeatable value. Defined by its solidity, the All-new Accent uses 54.5% Advanced High-Strength Steel – up from 41.5% in the fourth generation – from the company’s affiliate Hyundai Steel plant. In addition, the Accent’s chassis has improved torsional rigidity by 32% by using 98.5 meters of structural adhesives to enhance rigidity.

This new, rigid chassis improves quality perception, noise isolation, and driving dynamics. The application of Advanced High-Strength Steel improves collision performance without adding unnecessary weight, which helps reduce fuel consumption and deliver better driving feel.

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New PEUGEOT 3008 SUV Named “Car of the Year 2017”

The new PEUGEOT 3008 was named the 2017 Car of the Year on Monday 6 March in Geneva by a judging panel comprising 58 European journalists. The judging panel acclaimed its style, interior design and performance. This prestigious trophy joins the twenty other prizes the new PEUGEOT 3008 has already won. The vehicle is the fifth PEUGEOT to win Car of the Year and the first SUV honored in the history of the COTY prize.

Car of the Year 2017: the new Peugeot 3008 SUV arrived right on time! It appeals to choosy customers who want to stand out and have new experiences, aiming to become a major contender in the compact SUV category. The new PEUGEOT 3008 offers a unique blend of style, comfort and road handling. The spectacular PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® is state of the art and gives new meaning to being in the driver’s seat. It offers a more intuitive and intense driving experience, with a compact steering wheel, 12.3” head-up display and central capacitive touchscreen console with ergonomic piano keys to top it all off. The new PEUGEOT 3008 also offers a number of driving aids and other high-tech equipment, as well as seamless connectivity.

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Lexus Solidifies Its Commitment to Fashion by Returning as the Official Automotive Partner of NYFW

Lexus preserves its commitment to the fashion industry by returning as the Official Automotive Partner of NYFW: The Shows for the fourth consecutive season.

Continuing the highly successful #HowFashionTravels campaign, Lexus  provided a fleet of 50 courtesy transportation vehicles for designers, models, editors, retailers and industry professionals traveling from Skylight Clarkson Sq.

Lexus  collaborated with NYFW: The Shows designers Nicole Miller, Jeremy Scott, TOME and Zang Toi on exclusive vehicle exteriors as part of the courtesy transportation fleet. These 10 vehicles were wrapped in custom prints from each designer corresponding to their new Fall / Winter 2017 collections.
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F-150 Dependability Award Underscores Built Ford Tough

American truck owners who value Built Ford Tough pickups are taking in some more great news: Ford F-150 is J.D. Power’s 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study award recipient for large light duty pickup.

“All customers demand quality vehicles, and truck customers depend on toughness and reliability most of all,” said Bennie Fowler, Ford group vice president for quality. “That’s why Built Ford Tough is much more than a slogan. It’s how we develop the F-150 and how we deliver on our promise to customers to continuously improve America’s favorite pickup truck.”

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Amr – Taking Aston Martin to New Extremes

Aston Martin has chosen the 2017 Geneva Motor Show to launch AMR – an exciting new brand that brings a new dimension of race inspired dynamism and performance.

Reflecting Aston Martin’s racing pedigree, AMR takes technology and inspiration from motorsport to amplify the sporting prowess present across the model range. With enhanced performance, sharper dynamics and more powerful design language, AMR takes Aston Martin’s road cars to new and exciting extremes.

The AMR brand follows in the wheel-tracks of successive iconic Aston Martin road cars which boasted top-level racing pedigree. In the mid-1930s the success of Aston Martin’s Team Cars in the Ulster TT road race led the marque to build further examples of the lightweight two-seater for sale to the public. In 1951, Sir David Brown introduced uprated and highly desirable ‘Vantage’ specification models, and steered the marque to an historic outright win at Le Mans with the iconic DBR1 in 1959.

Since the formation of Aston Martin Racing (AMR) in 2004 Aston Martin has enjoyed success in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), winning the 2016 FIA WEC GT Drivers Championship, while also securing three class victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans over this period. Similarly, Aston Martin Racing’s GT3 and GT4 racers have secured countless victories and championship titles around the world.

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The Revived Nissan Patrol Super Safari to Tame the Deserts of the Region

Nissan today announced the rebirth of its legendary Patrol Super Safari in the Middle East, one of the most coveted off-road vehicles ever sold in the region. The Patrol Super Safari’s long standing heritage in the region has lasted with every passing generation, achieving iconic status among gulf nationals and expats alike.

The re-imagined Nissan Patrol Super Safari retains all the elements that have elevated the vehicle to iconic status such as the rugged design and the off road capability, while delivering a modern approach that is complimented by the special upgrades and enhancements that add to its usability and visual appeal. It marries legendary off-road capability with modern day comfort and innovation that truly excites. Designed to be a remarkable off-road vehicle while maintaining all the comforts of a road going full size SUV, the Patrol Super Safari incorporates some of the latest innovation and features that Nissan customers have come to expect.

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Aston Martin Hypercar’s New Name Unveiled

The revolutionary hypercar being co-developed by Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, formerly identified by its code name AM-RB 001, has now been officially named the Aston Martin Valkyrie.

The name continues a fine tradition of Aston Martin ‘V’ cars. This began back in 1951 with Vantage, which was selected as a name to distinguish high performance variants of the then current model, the DB2. Boasting 125bhp versus 105bhp for the standard engine, the Vantage represented a significant increase in performance and desirability. The first time the Vantage badge appeared was on the side of the DB5.

It remained a name reserved for the most potent model derivatives until 2005, when the Vantage became a model line in its own right. Twelve years later the acclaimed family of V8 and V12-powered models has made the Vantage the most successful model in Aston Martin’s history.

Virage, Vanquish and the Aston Martin Vulcan – Aston Martin’s very own God of fire – are more recent ‘V’ cars to continue this lineage. Now, seven decades after the Vantage name started it all, the Aston Martin Valkyrie propels this uniquely distinctive and lyrical family of model names to another level.

For Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Office, Marek Reichman, Valkyrie perfectly captures the drama of what is not only the ultimate Aston Martin, but the ultimate expression of hypercar design, engineering and performance: “Aston Martin model names have deep meaning. They need to inspire and excite. To tell a story and enrich a narrative that stretches back some 104-years. The Aston Martin Valkyrie is an incredibly special car that demands an equally remarkable name; an uncompromising car that leaves nothing in reserve. The connotations of power and honor, of being chosen by the Gods are so evocative, and so pertinent to a car that only a fortunate few will ever experience.”  

While it’s name is rooted in ancient mythology, the Aston Martin Valkyrie is a pure expression of modern technology. By bringing together Aston Martin, Red Bull Advanced Technologies, project partner AF Racing and some of the world’s leading technology partners, the Aston Martin Valkyrie promises otherworldly performance befitting of its name.

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Dubai Police adds NISMO power to its luxury fleet of cutting edge police vehicles

Dubai Police have added the recently launched Nissan Patrol NISMO to their fleet of luxury cars. With a 5.6 liter V8 engine producing a powerful 428 horsepower, the Nissan Patrol NISMO is the performance-inspired version of Nissan’s legendary Patrol.

The Patrol NISMO joins the Dubai Police fleet following a recent partnership between Dubai Police, Nissan Middle East and Arabian Automobiles / AW Rostamani Group, the exclusive distributor for Nissan in Dubai and Northern Emirates, that will see the implementation of a new, innovative road safety service called ‘Automated Collision Detection and Smart Response’. A first of its kind in the Middle East, the service sends an autonomously alert to Dubai Police’s General Department of Transport and Rescue in the event of a collision or accident that results in a rapid deceleration of the vehicle.

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Aston Martin To Showcase Its All-New DB11 At The Dubai International Boat Show

Aston Martin is present at the 2017 edition of the Dubai International Boat Show with the all-new DB11 – the first product launched under the company’s ‘Second Century’ plan and the bold new figurehead of the illustrious ‘DB’ bloodline.

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