News: Five-star failure from ‘premium’ Haval

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havalblingPremium-pitched Chinese SUV brand Haval has taken a big hit to its reputation, failing to meet crash test expectations.

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAO, has given a four-star safety rating to the Haval H9.

The H9 is the largest of the three SUVs being sold by Haval, which is the premium nameplate of China’s Great Wall Motors. Continue reading “Five-star failure from ‘premium’ Haval” »

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News: Hyundai sub-brand gets torture test

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Hyundai is giving the development car that will become one of its motorsport-inspired ’N’ models an epic torture test this weekend.

The Korean manufacturer has chosen a very public forum as part of the development of the i30 2.OL Turbo N – the epic Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race.

The key part of this in-competition testing regime is the trial-by-fire of its performance powertrain. Continue reading “Hyundai sub-brand gets torture test” »

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News: Lixtor chases TradeMe with used Lambo

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TradeMe-chasing auction site lixtor.co.nz will put a $1 reserve Lamborghini Gallardo on the block – but only if it gets 50,000 members signed up, with $25 in their Lixtor accounts.

“The auction is a fun way to raise awareness about Lixtor and show Kiwis that they have a choice when it comes to online auctions,” says Lixtor founder and CEO Henry Aung.

“Our auction platform has several attractive features, including the fact we don’t charge success fees. However, we need more members to reach ‘critical mass’ and ensure a great experience for everyone buying and selling on Lixtor.co.nz.” Continue reading “Lixtor chases TradeMe with used Lambo” »

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News: Plug ‘n’ play frenzy – EVs up 120%

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UK government data shows that the Britain is on an EV fast track, with the number of plug-in vehicles more than doubling since last year.

There were 45,326 plug-in and hybrid cars registered at the end of 2015, according official data. Just 20,522 were on the books 12 months before.

Compare that to 2010, and just 134 electric vehicles were registered according to Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) data. Continue reading “Plug ‘n’ play frenzy – EVs up 120%” »

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News: Japan officials put the wind up Suzuki

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A storm is brewing over claims that Suzuki skirted Japanese regulations around some of its fuel economy tests, using imported data from wind tunnel tests to complete tests that it is legally obligated to run outside.

The company, which had already admitted to that it had collected tunnel data, denies using it to augment results.

Japanese regulations require manufacturers to use a method known as a ‘coasting test’ to gather data on rolling and air resistance. Continue reading “Japan officials put the wind up Suzuki” »

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News: MG takes on ‘dog fog’

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Chinese-owned British brand MG is taking on one of a dog owners’ least-favourite things – dog fog.

MG’s new GS SUV has gone to extremes during the 1.2m kilometres of testing – literally.

From -30 in Sweden to a sweltering 46 degrees in Alice Springs – the testers have included a relatable-yet-weird new one – the wet dog test. Continue reading “MG takes on ‘dog fog’” »

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