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JLR engineers research on solution to musculoskeletal disorder

By Theodore Opara ENGINEERS from Jaguar Land Rover are working on the next generation of protective workplace clothing – a lightweight 3D-printed glove which could help better protect employees from the threat of a musculoskeletal disorder. The 3D glove is designed for people working on the production line, for example those required to fit clips
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Porsche

New chapter for Porsche, as it opens facility for Taycan

AFTER a construction period of fewer than 48 months, Porsche officially opened the new production facility for its first all-electric sports car at its Zuffenhausen site, commencing the next chapter in the company’s history. “The zero-emissions Taycan is a new Porsche icon,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “It is different to our previous vehicles, yet is still a typical Porsche – innovative, sporty and emotive.”

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Coscharis takes large SUV segment by storm

BMW has taken the Sports Utility Vehicle segment to the next level with the introduction of the all new BMW X7. The large SUV from BMW which it choses to address as Sports Activity Vehicle would give the Range Rover Autobiography a good run in the premium luxury sports utility vehicle segment. Incidentally the two large SUVs are represented in Nigeria by Coscharis Motors Nigeria Plc.

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Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz continues double-digits sales growth

WITH sales of 177,819 cars in August, Mercedes-Benz posted double-digit growth (+14.0%) for the second time in succession. At the same time, a new record was set for the month of August. Double-digit sales growth in all three regions – Europe, Asia-Pacific and NAFTA – and in those regions’ core markets was achieved last month. The continuing popularity of compact cars had a positive impact on the development of unit sales (+28.6%). Deliveries of SUVs increased in August for the first time this year due to sales stimulus from the new models (+8.7%). Furthermore, worldwide deliveries increased once again last month of saloon cars of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (+6.7%) and E-Class (+14.7%). Sales of 1,501,405 units in the first eight months of the year by the Stuttgart-based company with the three-pointed star are approaching the high prior-year level (-0.7%).

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