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KIA Motors continues to reel in awards for its outstanding design. Now the Kia Sorento, the brand’s flagship SUV, has received the prestigious ‘iF Design Award’ for the first time.
The jury of the globally-recognized design awards program honored the third generation of the Sorento, which goes on sale globally in Q1 2015, with an award in the ‘Product’ category. As well as awarding the car for the overall quality of its design, the jury rated the car on criteria such as finish, degree of innovation, environmental impact and safety.

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NISSAN is bringing the Goal of the Tournament competition to the 2015 Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) football tournament and giving fans and players the chance to win big. Goal of the Tournament gives fans across Africa the opportunity to vote on Orange AFCON 2015’s best and most exciting goals. By voting, they stand to win a Nissan Qashqai at the end of the tournament.

IN 2014, Porsche AG delivered 189,850 new cars to customers all over the world – an increase of 17 per cent over the previous year. In December 2014, the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer also broke the 20,000 unit barrier (+39 % compared to the same month the previous year) by delivering 20,644 cars for the first time in one month.

THE Volkswagen Group said that it achieved the first goal of its Strategy 2018 by last year.
In a statement made available to Daily Champion the Group said, “In 2014, it delivered over ten million vehicles in total to customers, ranging from the e-up city car to heavy commercial vehicles. That is an impressive confirmation of the fact that we are vigorously implementing our Strategy 2018 despite challenging market conditions.

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AS the world intensifies the fight against Ebola scourge, Hyundai Motor Group said that it will donate 21 Starex-based H1 ambulances to the United Nations (UN) in support of the Global Ebola Response activities in West Africa, particularly in Liberia.
The vehicles, equipped with respirators, oxygen tanks and other medical kits, will be delivered to the Liberian government through the UN to support medical activities.

There is no gain saying that the maritime community has continued to celebrate Mr. Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi’s re-appointment as the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for the second term of four years in office.
The news was more surprising for some reasons. The first being that he is the NIMASA helmsman to be so honoured in the history of the agency as those before him rarely complete their tenure in office before they were shown the way out. Secondly, his current tenure of four years still have two more months to its expiration as at the time of the renewal of term.

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Manchester City and Ivory Coast Midfielder, Yaya Toure has been named as the newest global  Brand Ambassador for the 2015 African Nations Cup (AFCON), holding in Equatorial Guinea early next year.
Toure who is a three-time African Footballer of the Year and UEFA Champions League winner has agreed to the deal which will see him work alongside Nissan’s global UEFA Champions League and Orange Cup of Nations 2015 partnerships.

Kia Motors Corporation announced today its global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles for November 2014, recording a total of 257,487 units sold. This figure represents a 8.1% year-on-year increase.
In November, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in China, Korea, General Markets* and Europe* of 16.2% (64,915 units sold), 14.2% (44,500 units sold), 7.7% (46,580 units sold) and 5.9% (52,096 units sold), respectively.

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The Porsche Cayenne continues to exude class-leading features in the luxury SUV segment 12 years after it made a debut on the automobile scene
Now in its second generation, the Cayenne offers better handling, comfort, and family-friendly size that made the original a hit in a lighter package with greater power and fuel efficiency.

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