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Red Cross experts put new Defender prototype to limit in Dubai test

Land Rover Defender

THE new Land Rover Defender has been put through its paces under the watchful eye of all-terrain experts from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, IFRC, in the latest stage of its global testing programme. 

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Most powerful Porsche Cayenne is a plug-in hybrid

Porsche continues to consistently focus on e-mobility, with the Cayenne range following the Panamera series in now featuring a plug-in hybrid as its new flagship model. The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé draw their system output of 680 hp (500 kW) from the intelligent interaction of a four-litre V8 engine (550 hp / 404 kW) and an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission (136 hp / 100 kW). The maximum system torque of 900 Nm is available from just above idle. Both models accelerate from a standing start to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 295 km/h. This exceptional performance is matched by a high level of efficiency. The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé can drive for up to 40 kilometres with zero local emissions. The average NEDC consumption is 3.9–3.7 l/100 km (fuel) and 19.6–18.7 kWh/100 km (electric).

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Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace redefines meaning of car

Jaguar is spearheading a campaign for the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and Oxford Dictionaries (Oxford to change their official online definitions of the word ‘car’. The I-PACE, Jaguar’s all-electric performance SUV, is the 2019 World Car of the Year and European Car of the Year. However, strictly speaking, the zero-emission vehicle isn’t defined as a car.

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Jaguar XE SV project 8 car again

THE Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations-developed XE SV Project 8 has demonstrated its breadth of performance capability by setting the fastest Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time for a four-door production car again: 7min 18.361sec. This new officially-verified time on the 20.6km lap is 2.9 seconds faster than Project 8’s previous benchmark set in November 2017 and seven seconds faster than any other four-door production car has achieved.

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Nigeria auto industry

Nigeria auto industry, goldmine, yet untapped — Hathiramani

THE Nigeria automotive industry has the potential for the diversification of the economy with value-driven supply chain and scalable backward integration for the economy. Automotive companies are looking towards the country not only for its burgeoning consumer market but also as an efficient supplier base. Rooted in advanced economies, the auto industry is a major driver for job creation. In the United States, the auto industry supports nearly eight million American jobs, pays $500 billion in annual compensation, and generating $70 billion in personal tax revenue. The auto industry sits atop the industries with the top 10 highest job multipliers in the States. It has also continued to remain a significant anchor of high-value innovation, growth, and inclusive prosperity for global economies.

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How low quality automobiles are imported into Nigeria – Ikechukwu D. Ogbonna, auto dealer

With 14 years of experience as an automobile dealer, Ikechukwu D. Ogbonna, the Chief Executive Officer of IVD Autos Limited knows the automobile industry like the back of his hands. In a recent interactive session with Vanguard, the Abia State-born businessman explained why there is huge influx of low quality automobiles into the country. He blames the importation of low quality automobiles on customer’s demand.

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