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Nissan updates Pathfinder range

Nissan updates Pathfinder range

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Nissan has announced a range of updates to freshen up its seven-seat SUV range for 2019. So far, it’s seen the most significant percentage decrease in new car sales for 2019, but the Japanese brand has added a new variant and more safety across the Pathfinder range in hopes of bumping it back up the sales charts. Starting at $43,390 (plus on-roads), more safety is packed into the entry grade ST, including emergency braking with forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and adaptive cruise control as standard. Second row passengers also get a Type C USB point in the back seat. A new ST+ variant sits above the base ST gaining a 360-degree around-view monitor with moving object detection and navigation. The ST+ range is priced from $44,590 (plus on-roads
2020 Renault Megane Is Up For A Facelift And It’s coming back To Frankfurt Show

2020 Renault Megane Is Up For A Facelift And It’s coming back To Frankfurt Show

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It has been a decent week up to now for searching Renault Megane check prototypes. Following yesterday’s initial observance of the hardcore Megane RS Trophy-R at the Nürburgring, we will currently show you the primary photos of the regular Megane hatchback in facelifted colour. Renault is preparing to use a mid-cycle makeover to its fashionable C-segment model, that has solely been around since 2016 in current fourth-generation type. Our photographers noticed a check model undergoing weather trials in southern Europe and, as you'll see, we’re certain a typical mid-life nip and tuck. The 2020 Megane seems to solely get styling updates at the front and stern, with the perimeters remaining untouched — bar from that black tape on the front fenders that seemingly hides a replacement o
SA’s 2019 Car of the Year: What’s it like to drive?

SA’s 2019 Car of the Year: What’s it like to drive?

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  The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has scooped South Africa’s 2019 Car of the Year title, as voted for by the Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ). It is only the second Mercedes victory in the 34-year history of the competition, after the Mercedes 260 won it in 1987. The winner was announced at a Johannesburg gala event on Thursday night after being selected from 11 other finalists in the AutoTrader-sponsored competition. We recently road-tested the Mercedes A200 and found that the new fourth-generation premium compact hatch ticks all the boxes by growing in size and offering better practicality, but it’s the Star Trek factor that is likely to hook customers. The technology inside brings science fiction to life with its high-tech toys and artificial intelligence, which a
Ford sales fall 1.6% due to unpopular cars, but truck, vans and SUVs gain

Ford sales fall 1.6% due to unpopular cars, but truck, vans and SUVs gain

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  Ford’s first-quarter sales fell 1.6% from a year earlier, but sales of trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles grew, the company said Thursday. A 24.1% decline in sales of ever less-popular passenger cars dragged down what was otherwise a positive quarter for the nation’s second-largest automaker. Ford’s premium Lincoln brand grew sales 11.2%, making it Lincoln’s best first quarter in ten years. Ford brand SUV sales set a first-quarter record. It’s more evidence that vehicle sales in the world’s second-largest auto market are sliding from the record levels they had achieved in the years following the financial crisis. U.S. retail auto sales, which exclude sales to rental car companies and other commercial businesses, are expected to drop by about 5%during the firs
What Are The Best SUV Cars To Buy At The Moment?

What Are The Best SUV Cars To Buy At The Moment?

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2019 has been all about new SUVs arriving on the road with epic features that can tempt any automobile fan. From Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Ford to Mahindra, every company has jumped on the SUV bandwagon launching a new car in the market. Over the year, the market and demand for SUVs have expanded. So it is obvious that companies like Nissan, Kia and many more are all trying their best to get the best piece of the cake and capture the SUV segment. So with so many options available, we have picked the best five for your reference:One of the most talked cars of this year, Tata Harrier is grabbing all the eyeballs. Based on the Tata H5X Concept showcased at the Auto Expo, this car is an amazing piece and has retained its design from the aforesaid model. The car has a huge inf...
German new car registrations fell by 0.5 percent in March: source

German new car registrations fell by 0.5 percent in March: source

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HAMBURG, Germany (Reuters) - German new car registrations fell by 0.5 percent to around 345,500 in March, a person familiar with the numbers told Reuters on Tuesday, adding that order levels were however better than those figures showed. The source said the drop - which comes after new car registrations rose by almost 3 percent in February - was probably due to several thousand fewer cars being sold due to carnival celebrations at the beginning of the month. The source said new car registrations had risen by 0.2 percent to 880,000 during the first quarter. Official registrations data from Germany's car authority KBA are due to be released on Wednesday. (Reporting by Jan Schwartz; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Riham Alkousaa)
More than half of new cars in Norway are electric

More than half of new cars in Norway are electric

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  (MENAFN - AFP) Electric cars for the first time accounted for more than half of new cars in Norway in March, official data showed on Monday, as deliveries of pre-ordered Tesla Model 3s started rolling in. Of the 18,375 new vehicles registered in March in the country 10,728, or 58.4 percent were electric cars, according to the OFV Advisory Council for Road Traffic in Norway. Electric cars have been popular in the Nordic country for years, but the March numbers indicated a sharp increase compared to the previous month, when the share of electric cars was about 40 percent. The surge was attributed to previously placed orders for electric car maker Tesla's Model 3 that had started being filled. "People have been ordering the Model 3 for many years here and now they ca...
New-vehicle ‘sticker shock’ expected to fuel used market

New-vehicle ‘sticker shock’ expected to fuel used market

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  Higher new-vehicle prices and rising interest rates this year will drive more buyers to used vehicles or hang on to their old cars longer, industry experts believe. The average new vehicle sold for more than $36,000 in February, according to industry analysis company Edmunds.com. That's a 29 percent increase from the $28,000 sale price a decade ago, and far outstripped the 6 percent rise in median household income during roughly that same period. Meanwhile, the average annual percentage rate for new-car loans climbed to 6.26 percent in February after spending most of the last decade below 5 percent, according to Edmunds. That could hurt both automakers and consumers if borrowing costs continue to rise and make cars even less affordable. Rising prices and higher borro...
Chevrolet’s most significant Cars and Trucks

Chevrolet’s most significant Cars and Trucks

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Over a hundred years of a automobile for each purse and purpose... The name Chevrolet reaches out from America and into the deepest elements of the globe. automobile enthusiast or not, nark has had enough picture automobiles that have perforate on the far side car culture and into in style culture that almost everyone is aware of that name. It hasn’t been a swish road for nark since Swiss racing car driver and applied scientist Joe Louis Chevrolet and General Motors founder William C. historian started the corporate in 1911. However, the whole survived Chevrolet and historian breach with one another then merging with weight unit before AElfred Sloan set nark on track to become GM’s whole with "a automobile for each purse and purpose.” nark has stayed faithful that for over a hund
2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive review: More than just a pretty face

2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive review: More than just a pretty face

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Ever since the first photos of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata dropped earlier this year, I've found it impossible to have a conversation about this car without first and foremost discussing its design. I'll cut right to the chase: The new Sonata is absolutely stunning. You'll be able to see for yourself when the 2020 Sonata makes its debut at the New York Auto Show in April. But after a day of testing Hyundai's new midsizer in and around Seoul, South Korea, I'm here to tell you the Sonata is more than just a pretty face.The shape of things to come Despite being sold in the US since 1988, the Hyundai Sonata was long a wallflower of the midsize sedan segment. That all changed when the sixth-generation model arrived in 2010, its "Fluidic Sculpture" styling and solid value quickly escalating ...