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The New Rolls-Royce Phantom

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“From its debut in 1925, a Rolls-Royce Phantom has been the choice of the world’s most influential and powerful men and women, and as a result, a constant presence at history’s most defining moments” – Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars today unveiled the eighth generation Phantom at a gala reception in London.  Flanked by seven great Phantoms representing the first seven generations of the car, Phantom VIII is the 21st Century incarnation of the world’s longest running automotive nameplate and what is inarguably the “best car in the world.”

This wholly new contemporary design of Rolls-Royce Phantom DNA offers an all-new aluminium ‘Architecture of Luxury’ which underpins the Phantom and ensures the architectural and proportional lineage of Rolls-Royce while delivering a new level of ‘Magic Carpet Ride:’ lighter, stiffer, quieter than ever.

The most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce ever with a central nervous system that connects and controls all the advanced intelligence systems of the New Phantom.

As the patron settles into the car, an assistant or valet steps forward and lightly touches the sensor on the door handle so it whispers closed of its own accord, enveloping the occupant in ‘The Embrace,’ enhancing the sense of occasion and effortlessness of entry into the New Phantom.

At the heart of the New Phantom’s modern design is a wholly contemporary reinterpretation of a motor car’s dashboard, ‘The Gallery, behind a single pane of the glass. ‘The Gallery’ houses the analogue clock – a nod to the fact that  “the loudest sound you can hear in a Rolls-Royce…is the tick of the clock.”

An all-new 6.75 litre twin-turbo V12 engine is the silently beating heart of the New Phantom debuting the next chapter of Rolls-Royce’s existence.

“Phantom is the epitome of effortless style, a historical nameplate that occupies a rarefied space in the luxury constellation and conjures a rare magic all of its own. The New Phantom raises a glass to an illustrious design legacy whilst forging a modern and revitalised presence for the next era of Royce-Royce design.” — Giles Taylor, Director of Design, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

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The design of the New Phantom DNA offers an aluminum ‘Architecture of Luxury’ which underpins the Phantom delivers a new level of ‘Magic Carpet Ride:’ lighter, stiffer, quieter than ever.


Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, sits within the New Phantom.


The New Phantom is the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce ever with a central nervous system that connects and controls all the advanced intelligence systems of the New Phantom.


As the patron settles into the car, an assistant may step forward and lightly touches the sensor on the door handle so it whispers closed of its own accord, enveloping the occupant in ‘The Embrace.’


The Phantom V previously owned by John Lennon celebrated its return to London to join ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ A Rolls-Royce Exhibition at Bonhams on New Bond Street.


Global Winter Tire Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2021

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NEW YORK, March 7, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Winter tires or snow tires are designed for use in cold weather, snow and ice. They have a tread design with bigger gaps than those on summer tires, which increases the traction on snow and mud. Some have metal studs to increase traction on ice. Tires designed for winter conditions are optimized to drive at temperatures below 7°C (45°F). In some of the European and North American countries, the government has mandated the use winter tires for all the vehicle segments due to extreme winter climatic conditions. Implementation of winter tire laws and increasing purchasing power of consumers is expected to aid global winter tire market. Moreover, growing safety concerns and increasing awareness regarding the benefits of using winter tires among consumers is forecast to boost the demand for winter tires across the world in the next five years. In order to sustain in highly competitive global winter tire market, market players are investing heavily in product innovations. For instance, Goodyear innovated tires with AMT, a self-inflating tire system, which can remain inflated at the optimum pressure, without the need for any external pumps, electronics, or driver intervention. All these factors are expected to positively influence global winter tire market over the during forecast period.

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According to “Global Winter Tire Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2021”, the global market of winter tire is anticipated to cross $23 Billion by 2021. In terms of vehicle type, the global winter tire market has been broadly segmented into Passenger Car (PC), Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV), and Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicle (M&HCV). Among these categories, passenger car segment dominated the global market of winter tire in 2015, followed by LCV and M&HCV segments. Europe was the largest demand generating region for winter tire across the world in 2015, and the same trend is expected to continue over the next five years as well. “Global Winter Tire Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2021” discusses the following aspects of global winter tire market: Keep Reading

All-New Zero-Emissions-Capable London Taxi Tested to Extremes in Arctic Circle

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COVENTRY, England, March 6, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — New pictures from London Taxi Company (LTC) demonstrate part of the extreme testing programme the all-new electric black cab is undergoing.

Under way now in the lower reaches of the Arctic Circle, the regime to check the vehicle performance in even the harshest conditions will only get more stringent over the coming weeks, with the taxi set to be cooled down in giant fridges to -49°C.

These checks seek to guarantee that the vehicle will always start, perform and enjoy class-leading electric battery powered range in the harshest of temperatures. The new range extended electric taxi will also undergo similar endurance testing in extreme heat environments before it is deemed ready for sale.

Quality Director Wolfram Liedtke explains: “Our new taxi is being developed with two key engineering principles – quality and endurance, to meet the needs of the demanding taxi duty cycle.  We soon commit the product to series production at our all-new manufacturing facility in Ansty, near Coventry.  It will be, without doubt, the highest quality and resilient product in London Taxi’s 98 year history.”

The testing programme also serves to check the quality of driver and passenger experience in extreme conditions. This means checking that cab heating and ventilation continue to perform to the highest standards – no matter how bitter or oppressive the temperature outside.

Driving experience is also checked – with the impact of grip, drivability and visibility tested to extremes.  LTC engineers can then make adjustments to ensure that passengers and drivers have the best and most comfortable experience, regardless of the conditions outside.

Steve McNamara, General Secretary at the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, says: “This new clean, modern, 21st century vehicle will ensure that the world’s best cab drivers now have the best tool for the job.”

London Taxi Company CEO, Chris Gubbey, says: “Given these extremes of testing – we are demonstrating that our vehicle will be a taxi for London and the world over, capable and at home in any city.”

LTC is due to open its new facility on the 22nd March 2017 thanks to a £300 million-pound investment from parent company Geely.

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Kia Motors America Announces February Sales

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Best-Ever February Sales for the Forte Family of Compact Cars

IRVINE, Calif., March 1, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Kia Motors America today announced February sales of 42,673 units, led by the Optima midsize sedan with 8,892 units sold. The month also saw the best February sales performance in company history for the Forte family of compact cars, and 2,143 units of the all-new Niro crossover1 sold in its first full month of availability.

About Kia Motors America

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. Recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand, Kia proudly serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and LPGA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and crossovers built at North American manufacturing plants in West Point, Georgia* and the municipality of Pesqueria in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

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* The Sorento and Optima GDI (EX, SX & Limited and certain LX Trims only) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.

1 Quantities are limited. LX and EX trims expected to arrive at dealerships Spring 2017.

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Hyundai Motor Company’s Washington, DC Office Names David Kim Vice President Of Government Affairs

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Hyundai Motor Company today announced that David S. Kim will join the Washington, D.C. office as Vice President of Government Affairs.  In this role, Kim will lead Hyundai’s U.S. government affairs program at the federal and state level.

“We are all very pleased to welcome David to the Hyundai team.  His expertise in transportation policy and his demonstrated leadership will help guide Hyundai as we continue to expand our work in Washington and the states,” said Charlie Kim, Vice President of Hyundai Motor Company.  “David’s familiarity with the auto industry’s issues, his keen understanding of government affairs, and his strategic vision will make him an incredible asset to our company.”

Kim officially began his role at Hyundai on February 21.  Kim most recently served as Deputy Administrator at the Federal Highway Administration, where he had previously served as Associate Administrator of Policy and Governmental Affairs.  Kim also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary, Governmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation and as Deputy Assistant for Congressional Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.  Kim previously served as the Head of the Government Relations Department for the Los Angeles County Metro Transportation Authority in Washington, DC as well.  Earlier in his career, Kim spent time working in the offices of several lawmakers, including U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra and California State Senator David Roberti. Keep Reading

Pre-owned car sale gives Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, drivers a way to use their tax refund

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The Holiday Budget Center is highlighting its Tax Refund Sale Event on affordable pre-owned models

FOND DU LAC, Wis., Feb. 21, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — There may be many ways consumers can use their tax refund, but one of the most useful is by putting the money toward automotive needs. Whether it be the need for vehicle repairs or the need for a completely different vehicle, Holiday Automotive is available to help. One way the dealership is doing so is by hosting a Tax Refund Sale Event on pre-owned vehicles at the Holiday Budget Center.

The Holiday Budget Center has a large selection of vehicles for drivers to choose from. On top of that, all of these models are priced to be affordable to drivers simply looking for a budget-friendly vehicle that they can rely upon. Therefore, all pre-owned models at the Holiday Budget Center are priced below $12,000.

During the Tax Refund Sale Event, Ford Fusion and Chevy Malibu family sedans from the 2009 to 2013 model year are being highlighted. Other vehicles being highlighted during this sale include 2010 to 2014 model year Ford Escape, Ford Edge and Chevy Equinox models, with potential payments as low as $189 per month for qualified buyers.

Those interested in purchasing a vehicle from the Holiday Budget Center are also encouraged to ask about guaranteed credit approval. Regardless of credit health or history, the Holiday Budget Center is willing to work with drivers in need of a reliable vehicle.

More can be learned about the Tax Refund Sale Event by visiting the Holiday Budget center website at or by calling the dealership at 920-921-8898.

Media Contact: Arthur Bratton, Holiday Automotive, 866-875-3224, [email protected]

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Southeastern Wisconsin Nissan dealership offers low prices on 2016 models

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Kenosha Nissan’s February 2017 specials include the 2016 Rogue, Altima and Sentra

KENOSHA, Wis., Feb. 17, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Car shoppers in Southeastern Wisconsin can get affordable prices on Nissan models throughout the year at Kenosha Nissan. However, with the dealership’s incredible specials during February 2017, the savings are even greater, especially with 2016 models like the Rogue, Altima and Sentra.

The Nissan Rogue is a crossover SUV that boasts a sleek design, high-level of versatility and utility, advanced technology and safety features and excellent performance. At Kenosha Nissan, consumers can get the 2016 Rogue S for only $17,995, or lease it for $149/month.*

With the Nissan Altima, consumers get a comfortable and spacious family sedan that also delivers excellent performance and high fuel economy. The 2016 Altima received a major redesign with revised styling, enhanced performance and new safety features. At Kenosha Nissan, consumers can get the 2016 Altima S for only $16,995, or lease it for $139/month.*

The Nissan Sentra is an excellent choice for a compact car with its high-level practicality, quiet and comfortable interior, high fuel economy and an abundance of desirable features. At Kenosha Nissan, consumers can get the 2016 Nissan S for only $11,998, or lease it for $79/month.* Keep Reading

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