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viernes, noviembre 27, 2015

Ford Europe // Ford Vignale ownership: a new experience for Michelin-starred chef

Range Rover 45 Years of Engineering Innovation - Across Paper Bridge

Range Rover Marks 45 Years of Engineering Innovation With Jaw Dropping Drive Across Paper Bridge

° Land Rover celebrates 45 years of Range Rover with creative collaboration
° Luxury SUV completes worldfirst drive across one off paper bridge
° Partnership with worldrenowned British artist Steve Messam and specialist British paper manufacturer James Cropper PLC to build unique installation
° Intelligent 4WD allterrain technology and lightweight aluminium construction of flagship model makes unique drive possible
° Oneoff art project kicks off Range Rover 45th Anniversary celebrations at Guangzhou Motor Show 

Guangzhou, China, November 2015 – Land Rover has driven its flagship Range Rover luxury SUV across a bridge made of paper. The freestanding structure in Suzhou, China, spanned five metres without glue or bolts to hold it in place.

Land Rover commissioned the unique bridge to mark the 45th anniversary of its Range Rover family and to highlight 45 years of Range Rover innovation ahead of the Guangzhou Motor Show in China.

The job of driving the Range Rover was entrusted to Land Rover Experience Chief Instructor, Chris Zhou, and the landmark crossing showcased the innovative lightweight body construction and allterrain capability of Land Rover’s flagship SUV.

In addition AllTerrain Progress Control (ATPC) allows drivers to concentrate purely on steering the vehicle when negotiating difficult or slippery terrain by maintaining a set crawl speed ranging from 1mph to 19mph without any pedal inputs.

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miércoles, noviembre 25, 2015

Bond Actress Naomie Harris - New Range Rover Evoque Convertible U.S.


-       Land Rover showcases new Range Rover Evoque Convertible in Santa Monica beachside shoot with Bond star Naomie Harris
-       Sneak preview of the brand’s first ever luxury compact convertible SUV ahead of its official world debut at Los Angeles Auto Show
-       Exclusive images from acclaimed fashion photographer Ben Watts
-       Newest member of Range Rover family
-       Combines bold design and refinement of the Range Rover Evoque with sophisticated folding roof to create a versatile, all-season convertible SUV
-       Range Rover further solidifies Los Angeles as top selling market with new vehicle launch

(LOS ANGELES, CA) – November, 2015 – Land Rover has unveiled its first luxury compact convertible SUV along the iconic coastline of Los Angeles in Santa Monica, CA. SPECTRE actress Naomie Harris was one of the first to view the newest member of the Range Rover family, as it was revealed for the first time ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Following the recent global release of SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, which features vehicles produced by the Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations division, Harris joined the brand to receive an exclusive first look at the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible as it debuted in the US. 

Marrying luxury with an elegant four-seat convertible design, versatile storage and unrivalled capability both on and off-road, the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible combines the bold design and refinement of the Range Rover Evoque with a sophisticated folding roof to create a versatile, all-season convertible SUV.

Harris, who in her role as Moneypenny has been paired with Land Rover vehicles including the iconic Defender (Skyfall) and more recently the Discovery Sport (SPECTRE) said “I was so impressed by the design of this car; it’s like nothing I’ve seen on the road before and is so sleek! I love the fact that it is just as much at home driving down the Pacific Coast Highway in LA, as it is off-road in the British Countryside”.

In celebration of the world debut of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, full-size wireframe sculptures of the newest Range Rover model will be on display in West Hollywood at Le Zinque from Nov 16-17 and on the Santa Monica Pier from Nov 18-20.

More than 450,000 units of the Range Rover Evoque have been produced globally since its introduction in 2011 making the premium compact SUV the fastest-selling Land Rover of all time. This sales success has been accompanied by critical acclaim, as the Range Rover Evoque has also won more than 165 international awards since launch.

The new Range Rover Evoque Convertible will go on sale from Spring 2016.  Pricing from $50,475*. For more information visit  www.LandRoverUSA.com   

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lunes, noviembre 23, 2015

Celebrating 45 years of Range Rover: Paper Bridge Challenge

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First Drug Driving Suit - Tailored by Ford

Most Young Drivers in Europe Have Driven Drunk or Seen Friends Drink and Drive; Ford ‘Drink Driving Suit’ Shows Risks

• A new Ford-sponsored survey shows that most young drivers in Europe report either have driven while drunk, or have seen friends drink and drive
• The survey of 5,000 drivers ages 18 to 24 also reveals one third have accepted a ride from someone under the influence of alcohol; two thirds admit they do not know the legal alcohol limit for driving
• Ford develops special “Drink Driving Suit” to demonstrate how much more difficult driving becomes after drinking alcohol 
• The Ford “Drink Driving Suit” impairs visibility, co-ordination, and balance, and will be incorporated into Ford Driving Skills for Life – the company’s award-winning young driver training program launched for Europe last year.

COLOGNE, Germany, More than half of young drivers in Europe report either driving while drunk or have seen friends drink and drive, according to a new survey commissioned by Ford Motor Company.

The survey of 5,000 drivers aged from 18 to 24 also showed that 32 per cent reported having accepted a ride from a driver who was under the influence of alcohol, and 66 per cent did not know the legal alcohol limit for driving in their country.*

Ford commissioned the poll to better understand the habits andattitudes of young drivers regarding drinking and driving. The survey of drivers from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K., showed that young men from Spain (74 per cent) were the most likely to have driven while drunk, or seen friends drink and drive, ahead of young men from Germany (65 per cent), and France (64 per cent).  Overall 26 per cent of those who admitted they had driven while drunk believed they could still drive safely.

“Drinking and driving is a potentially lethal combination and the results of this survey underline the importance of making drivers in particular aware of that message,” said Barb Samardzich, chief operating officer, Ford of Europe.

Ford last year introduced to Europe Ford Driving Skills for Life, the company’s award-winning free young driver training program, and has now developed a “Drink Driving Suit” that impairs visibility, coordination and balance.

Consisting of tunnel-vision glasses; ear muffs, wrist and ankle weights; and padding to elbows, neck, and knees; the “Drink Driving Suit” makes even simple tasks – such as walking a straight line – much harder; and demonstrates how much more difficult a more complex activity like driving becomes under the influence of alcohol.

According to the European Commission, 25 per cent of all road fatalities in Europe are alcohol related, and alcohol is a leading contributory factor in fatal road accidents involving young drivers.**

“Ford’s ‘Drink Driving Suit’ is a clever way of enabling people who are sober to safely experience first-hand how significantly their abilities can be affected by alcohol,” Samardzich said. “The suit means we can show people how much more difficult even simple activities become, as well as teaching them about the dangers of drinking and driving.”

Ford developed the “Drink Driving Suit” with scientists from the Meyer-Hentschel Institut in Germany, a company specialising in research into the effects of mobility impairment. Ford has also produced a “Third Age Suit” and a “Pregnancy Suit” to better understand the needs of older drivers and expectant mothers.

“People trying on the ‘Drink Driving Suit’ for the first time soon find that they struggle with everyday tasks they would usually take for granted – such as picking up a cup or dialling a telephone number,” said Gundolf Meyer-Hentschel, company founder and chief executive officer. “It provides a powerful way of reinforcing the serious message of what could happen when driving under the influence of excessive alcohol.”

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* Survey of 5,000 drivers ages 18 to 24 conducted on behalf of Ford Motor Company by TNS Global between Nov 12-20, 2013 across five markets - Spain, France, Italy, Germany and the U.K.

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Ford Europe
Ford has created a unique suit to teach young people about the dangers of driving under the influence of illegal drugs.

lunes, noviembre 16, 2015

Tokyo Motor Show 2015 Walk around // 東京モーターショー2015・4輪関連ブース速報 [4K QFHD]

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FHWA // U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration Policy - Highway Statistics Series Update

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martes, noviembre 10, 2015

Golden Steering Wheel awards for Audi A4 and Audi R8

Golden Steering Wheel awards for Audi A4 and Audi R8

* New Audi A4 Sedan victorious in the midsize car category *
* New Audi R8 dominates the sports car category *
* Audi is the most successful brand in the history of the award *

Ingolstadt/Berlin, November 10, 2015 – The new Audi A4 Sedan* and the new Audi R8* have won the Golden Steering Wheel 2015. The selection was made by readers of Auto Bild magazine and Bild am Sonntag newspaper together with an international panel of experts. The prize, among the most coveted honors in the automotive industry, was presented tonight at the Axel Springer headquarters in Berlin.

During the award ceremony, Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, emphasized: “We are delighted to once again finish so successful in this highly respected prize competition. The Golden Steering Wheel awards we have won provide even more incentive for us in the next phase of our model initiative.” The new Audi A4 Sedan beat out competitors in the midsize car category.

Dietmar Voggenreiter, AUDI AG Board Member for Marketing and Sales, accepted the Golden Steering Wheel for the A4: “The A4 is the most popular Audi ever. The victory in the Golden Steering Wheel competition confirms once more that this success story will continue with the new A4 family as well.”

In the sports car category, the new Audi R8 won over readers and jury members alike. The prize was accepted by Heinz Hollerweger, Managing Director of quattro GmbH: “The new Audi R8 is the most powerful and fastest series-production Audi of all time. It is the dynamic top of the line for Audi and is as close to a racing car as any of our cars.”

Audi's success was rounded out by the second-place finish of the new Audi Q7 in the luxury category. With a total of 25 awards, the Audi brand tops the statistics in the 40-year history of the Golden Steering Wheel.

In 2015 a total of 38 newly introduced cars were entered in the competition for the Golden Steering Wheel awards. Additional awards were presented in the subcompact, compact, midsize SUV and family car categories.

Fuel consumption of the models named above:

Audi A4 Sedan:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.3 – 3.7 (37.3 – 63.6 US mpg)**;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 144 – 95 (231.7 – 152.9 g/mi)**

Audi R8:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 12.3 – 11.4 (19.1 – 20.6 US mpg)**;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 287 – 272 (461.9 – 437.7 g/mi)**

**Fuel consumption, CO2 emission figures and efficiency classes given in ranges depend on the tires/wheels used.

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