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Toyota, JAXA join forces to develop Lunar Rover for space exploration

THE Japan Aerospace Ex-ploration Agency, JAXA, and Toyota Motor Corporation have agreed to consider the possibility of collaborating on international space exploration. As a first step, JAXA and Toyota have reached agreement to further cooperate on and accelerate their ongoing joint study of a manned, pressurised rover that employs fuel cell electric vehicle technologies. Such
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Porsche launches new front, rear and mid-engine models

A HIGHLIGHT in its own right, the new 911 Cabriolet is one of three new sports cars Porsche intends to launch at the 89th Geneva Motor Show. “With each new generation of the 911, we face the challenge of enhancing our iconic car carefully and yet consistently to meet the needs of the future,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. Alongside the rear-engine 911 Cabriolet, Porsche also unveils the mid-engine 718 T, a 300 hp (220 kW) driving machine available in the Boxster and Cayman variants. The Macan S, with a new V6 turbocharged front engine, completes the debuting trio as a bestseller in the brand’s model range.

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Mercedes-Benz tempts Nigerian customers with transformed G-Class

AFTER its production officially kicked off in Graz in May, the new G-Class has become one of the most demanded passenger cars of 2018. This new model has been hailed as the “biggest transformation” in the G’s 39 years-old history, as it raises the bar in all relevant areas while maintaining familiar and popular features from its design icon. This is just as Weststar Associates Limited, the authorized general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria said it is proud to welcome the new “G” to customers and enthusiasts of Mercedes-Benz in the country.

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Rolls-Royce at Geneva Motor Show

By Theodore Opara ROLLS-Royce Motor Cars has returned to the Geneva Motor Show and debut its full current product portfolio for the first time on an international stage. Representing the near-infinite Bespoke possibilities at the heart of its record-breaking success in 2018, the marque is presenting one of an extraordinary collection of 25 Phantoms alongside
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Kia appoints Kamlik Motors in Kaduna

Kia Motors Nigeria, the fastest grow-ing automobile company in Nigeria, offering the public the very best in cutting edge automotive technology, has announced a new partnership with Kamlik Motors Limited. To further expand its market reach and ease of access to teeming customers in the country, this dealership agreement will facilitate bringing KIA closer to the people in Kaduna and its environs.

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Mercedes-Benz predicts challenging year for industry

Mercedes-Benz delivered 180,539 vehicles to its customers all over the world in January (-6.7%). The second-best start to a year for sales was influenced by important model changes in the high-volume SUV and compact-car segments. In particular, the model change of the B-Class, CLA and GLE, each with a double-digit sales decrease, had a negative impact on total unit sales worldwide despite the ongoing high demand for the cars with the star. From today’s perspective, the company expects the model changes to affect deliveries in the first quarter. With a high degree of probability, the full year will be affected also by exogenous challenges and geopolitical risks

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Hyundai innovates world’s first multi-collision airbag system

HYUNDAI Motors Group hasannounced the development and future commercialization of the world’s first multi-collision airbag system that significantly improves airbag performance in multi-collision accidents. Multi-collision accidents are those in which the primary impact is followed by collisions with secondary objects, such as trees, electrical posts or other vehicles, which occurs in three out of every 10 accidents.

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PAN Learning Centre graduates 78 UNDP TSAP trainees

DETERMINED to give adequate  backup to Peugeot products and develop the auto industry in Nigeria, the PAN Learning Centre (PLC), graduated 78 trainees of United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, Technical Skill Acquisition Programme, TSAP, Batch B, in an elaborated ceremony attended by UNDP Country Rep. Ms Khardiata Lo Ndiaye at the PAN Learning Centre Body Works (BW) facility.

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