KIA XCeed and Imagine by Kia concept acclaimed in latest iF Design Awards.

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The Kia XCeed urban crossover and the Imagine by KIA concept have been awarded with prestigious 2020 iF Design Awards. Both vehicles demonstrate KIA Motors Corporations design-led approach to product development and the brand’s evolution in an age of electrified mobility. KIA’s desire to champion and popularise exciting electric cars has led to the “Imagine by KIA concept winning a prize in the “Professional Concept” category. The XCeed was awarded in the “Product category” following the successful introduction of the new urban crossover to the European new car market in 2019. Kia won its first…

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South Africa’s most Expensive all electric car starts at R1.6 Million

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Jaguar has revealed pricing for the upcoming I-PACE in South Africa. The all-electric SUV will be available in three trim grades including S, SE and HSE, while a limited run of First Edition models will act as range-toppers for one year only. All variants come with identical powertrains comprising a 90kWh battery positioned in the floor for a low centre of gravity, and two axle-mounted synchronous electric motors paired with concentric single speed transmissions. Its 294kW/696Nm peak power is enough to launch the all-wheel drive SUV from 0-100km/h in 4.8…

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Next-generation sound system allows each passenger to listen to different music

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KIA Motors revealed for the first time its next-generation Separated Sound Zone (SSZ) technology that allows each passenger of a vehicle to experience an audio stream tailored to their individual needs, including music, hands-free phone calls, and vehicle alerts, whilst maintaining a headphone-free social space where passengers can converse freely. SSZ technology creates and controls the acoustic fields of the car, allowing the driver and each passenger to hear isolated sounds. The many speakers installed in the vehicle feature technology that uses scientific principles to reduce or increase audio levels…

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Speedglas X3 Sets The Pace In Bronkhorstspruit

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Richard Leeke and Danie Stassen in the Speedglas Welding Helmets BMW put in a sterling effort in the Atlas Copco 400, fifth round of the South African Cross Country Series, which ended in Bronkhorstspruit on Saturday August 4. Their seventh place in class T was not a fair reflection of their pace though, but the crew has taken heart from their race time on the first loop, which shows they were right up with the very best in terms of outright speed. Unfortunately, an airlock in the cooling system –…

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Inside Mercedes-AMG’s F1-powered supercar

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New machine to feature more than 736kW of hybrid power The new $3.4 million Mercedes-AMG hypercar, known under the internal working name Project One, will be powered by an advanced petrol-electric plug in hybrid drivetrain based around an Formula One derived petrol engine that operates in combination with four electric motors to deliver an overall output of over 736kW in most performance orientated driving mode, AMG boss Tobias Moers has confirmed. The hi-tech driveline, unveiled at a media event at the Nurburgring 24 Hour race in Germany, uses a heavily…

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