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Global Auto Sales Set to Hit Record in 2018

Despite sluggish sales in the U.S. and China, global auto sales are expected to set a new record in 2018. Global auto sales are expected to hit an all-time record in 2018 of 97.3 million vehicles, according to a new forecast by LMC Automotive. That 2.1% jump over 2017 would come despite a weak market in North America, as well as softening growth in what is now the world’s largest automotive market, China, LMC researchers said during a media conference…

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First Look at the Triumph-Powered Kalex Moto2 Race Bike

The 2018 season will be the last year that Honda powers the Moto2 World Championship, with the intermediate grand prix series set to use Triumph’s 765cc three-cylinder engine from 2019 onward. This should be cause for quite a shakeup in Moto2, with the British brand making a stronger effort in recent time to be part of the racing scene. That effort will be ancillary though, because the real magic in the Moto2 class comes from the various chassis-builders. As such…

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Vacuum Maker Dyson Is Planning Three Electric Cars

Dyson is known for its high quality vacuums and other household appliances, but it will also be the maker of electric cars in the not-so-distant future. Early in 2017, we reported that the company planned to introduce an electric car of all things by 2020, and now the Financial Times is reporting that it may […] The post Vacuum Maker Dyson Is Planning Three Electric Cars appeared first on AutoTribute. Source link

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Should I Buy an ex-PCP or ex-Hire Car?

We hear plenty about the advantages of PCP deals as far as new car buyers are concerned, but such schemes can also be of benefit to the used car buyer. That’s because they provide dealers with a steady stream of used car stock as buyers move from one PCP deal to the next.  Pay to drive, not pay to own “The popularity and growth of PCP represents a ‘pay to drive’ rather than ‘pay to own’ model,” says Andrew Mee, senior forecasting…

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2018 Toyota Yaris TRD Sportivo (facelift) brochure leaked

The 2018 Toyota Yaris TRD Sportivo’s brochure has leaked online, courtesy AutonetMagz. The Indonesian market will get the facelifted model first. The 2018 Toyota Yaris TRD Sportivo features a stylish aero kit and TRD red accents. The 2018 Toyota Yaris TRD Sportivo looks notably more aggressive, thanks to the Toyota Corolla-inspired design changes brought in by the facelift. Its exterior is differentiated with features like TRD red ring accent in the projector headlamps, LED DRLs, unique bumpers, underbody spoilers, black…

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What’s Your Car Made From? Survey Says A Lot of Things!

Material composition always fascinates me as it relates to the automotive industry  – “material composition” being the overly academic way to say “this vehicle is made from that.” There are some materials that show up regularly in automotive manufacturing, like high-strength steel and aluminum. These materials are like marquee movies at the theater in the sense they get billed first, and are often highlighted most in an automaker’s press and marketing releases. Trucks & Tool Boxes A good example is…

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