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LOS ANGELES, November 28, 2018 – The new Niro EV opens a world of new possibilities for consumers who love crossover characteristics but also want all the benefits electric vehicles have to offer. Not only can they have all the functionality of a traditional crossover, but they can have it while happily driving past filling stations.
When Kia designed and created the Niro, it was engineered to accommodate many different advanced electrified powertrains. First to arrive in 2016 was the hybrid, then in 2017 the Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), and now a fully-electric powertrain. Continue reading →
LOS ANGELES, November 28, 2018 – Kia Motors America (KMA) introduced the 2020 Soul, a completely new version of Kia’s beloved, award-winning and unconventional compact utility vehicle. In conjunction with that world-debut, the all-electric, battery-powered Soul EV was also unveiled. Just as quirky, fun-loving and crowd-pleasing, the Soul EV provides the opportunity for lovers of the Soul to drive without ever stopping for gas. Continue reading →
~ The announcement was made with little fanfare as it was tucked away in the company’s first quarter financial results. Buried underneath various statistics is a rather blunt statement that the company will “not invest in next generations of traditional Ford sedans for North America.” Models (already long-in-the-tooth) such as the Fusion, Fiesta and Taurus will be phased out over the next few years. The company will keep the Mustang and confirmed plans to launch the all-new Focus Active in North America next year.
[Rendering bird´s eye view Porsche Experience Centre Hockenheim]
Stuttgart.~ Another Porsche Experience Centre has been given the green light: The world’s seventh customer experience centre from the sports car manufacturer is due to be built at the Hockenheimring.
Over the next two years, a 176,000-square-metre area at the heart of the historic circuit will see the construction of a state-of-the-art building complex, a handling course, several driving dynamics areas and an off-road course. The work is due to start towards the middle of 2018, with the experience centre expected to be operational by the end of 2019. Porsche is implementing this project in collaboration with emodrom-group, the company responsible for the strategic development of the Hockenheimring. Continue reading →
While you’re in the North Building, take the escalators down to see AutoExotica – a collection of more than $100m worth of exotic cars, by far the most exotic and valuable collection of cars showcased anywhere in the country. Marques include: Lamborghini, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, McLaren, Bugatti and Pagani to name just a few…
Take a look back at some interesting historical autos in the Art & The Automobile exhibit located in the South Building. This gallery-inspired display features some of the most iconic automotive brands from motoring’s most glorious eras presented in conjunction with Cobble Beach Concours D’Elegance.
Among the timeless classics are: Thomas Flyer, Packard, Bentley Winged-B, 1953 Jaguar Growler, 1938 Alfa Romeo, 1939 Delahaye, 1956 Cadillac, 1965 Shelby Cobra and the 1971 Ferrari 365.
Ryton-on-Dunsmore, UK – 17 January 2018 – Land Rover today announces a limited-edition high-performance version of the iconic Defender, with a Limited run of up to 150 Collector’s Edition badged V8-powered examples, re-engineered to celebrate the Land Rover marque’s 70th anniversary in 2018.
The Defender Works V8 pays homage to the early high-powered engines in both the Series III Stage 1 V8 from 1979 and subsequent Defenders including the 50th Anniversary Edition, which are highly sought after by enthusiasts and collectors today. Continue reading →