December 4, 2013 |
That's the suggestion buried within this item from Reuters. The item reports that Peugeot closed its assembly plant in Nigeria some years ago, and that " Africa's growing middle-class" has shifted out of Peugeot sedans and into Toyota Land Cruisers as status symbols. If this is so, it's proper to mark the end of an era. To old hands in East, South and West Africa, the Peugeot 504 was a familiar sight on highways, byways, dirt roads and mud flats. Our family acquired one shortly after arriving in Nairobi in 1988, and it served us for nearly five years, surviving indescribably potholed roads and one broadsiding by a couple of joyriders from Kenya President Moi's personal motor escort.
November 26, 2013 |
Kia is recalling nearly 80,000 Sedona minivans to fix a part of the suspension that can corrode over time and may break. The recall affects 79,867 Sedona models from the 2006 to 2012 model years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. After prolonged exposure to road salt used to melt snow and ice, the front lower control arm of the suspension can corrode and possibly break, the agency said in a statement. “A broken control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash,” the NHTSA said.
November 21, 2013 |
Claudia Deutsch looked out over the main lawn of her sprawling Beverly Hills mansion. To her left was Berenice Marlohe, the actress who played Bond girl Severine in "Skyfall. " To her right, Goran Visnjic of "E.R. " chatted with a couple of well-dressed gentlemen snacking on hor d'oeuvres prepared by chef Josef Centeno of Baco Mercat. And directly in front of her -- in gleaming Valloire white paint -- sat the evening's $200,000 raison d'etre, the 2014 Range Rover Autobiography Black.
November 4, 2013 |
Honda Motor Co. has announced it is voluntarily recalling more than 344,000 Odyssey minivans to correct a problem with the vehicles' stability control software. The recall affects 344,187 Odyssey vans from the 2007 and 2008 model years. In certain circumstances, an error in the software can prevent the system from calibrating correctly, leading to pressure building up in the braking system, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. If pressure builds to a certain point, “the vehicle may suddenly and unexpectedly brake hard, and without illuminating the brake lights, increasing the risk of a crash from behind,” the NHTSA said.
October 31, 2013 |
When a company like Land Rover says it's planning the most exclusive vehicle in the company's history, count on it coming with a heavy price tag. Count on a captive audience in Los Angeles too. With a nod to the Range Rover's status as the unofficial family wagon for the wealthy pockets of L.A., the British automaker will be introducing a pair of high-zoot Range Rover models at the L.A. Auto Show in November. PHOTOS: Range Rover long-wheelbase and Autobiography Black The first, and more pedestrian of the two is a long-wheelbase version of the Range Rover.
October 9, 2013 |
An undercover New York police officer was arraigned Wednesday on charges including gang assault in connection with an attack on an SUV by a group of motorcyclists, one of seven bikers to be arrested in the road rage attack that has shocked the city and drawn national headlines. Wojciech Braszczok, 32, was an “active participant” in the attack on Alexian Lien's Range Rover on Sept. 29, prosecutors allege. He was charged with gang assault, assault and criminal mischief. He posted a $150,000 bail bond and was released.