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2020 Ford Explorer: Knockout styling caches all-new engineering

Debuting a RWD global architecture and new hybrid system, the 2020 Explorer brings a host of new tech along with stunning styling. Already America’s all-time best-selling SUV, the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer is cast on an entirely new global rear-wheel-drive (RWD) architecture and boasts the first Ford application of it new modular hybrid transmission (MHT). The lighter and stronger architecture underpins the broadest Explorer lineup yet, featuring a new hybrid, an ST model, more powerful EcoBoost powertrains, all-10-speed gearboxes and a host of new safety/convenience tech. With new styling that is razor sharp, consumers would have likely flocked to it […]

Outsides Of Cars Now Can Power ‘The Inside’

A new carbon composite, which is the material used in recent car trunks, is now capable of running LED lights and this can help electric vehicles on a dual front. This new composite material can at the same time withstand mechanical loads and stock electrical energy, scientists in UK and Belgium have mentioned who are the creators of this technology. Being based on activated carbon fibres, the structural supercapacitor is formed into a car boot lid that is capable of powering LEDs. This composite can be viewed as a substitute to assembling two separate components that could aid electric vehicles […]

Trending Automotive Electronics

What runs in your mind when you hear about Automotive Electronics? A musical system that connects to your mobile, airbags and an electronically controlled steering? You are on the right track but it has a lot more electronics than you probably realize. Automotive Electronics includes everything right from the headlight and LED brake light to the seat belt alarm inside your car. If you give it a thought, every module in your car is a high tech electronic gadget. Know more about your vehicle and be updated with the latest technology and trends. The electronic components in a car include […]

What makes certain car accessories unsafe (or even illegal)?

From cuts and bruises to more serious injuries, many bad things can happen to the human body, and unfortunately, many of these can take place in a car. It’s the job of manufacturers, governments and consumers’ common sense to ensure that they don’t. Along these lines, the following three factors can make seemingly benign car accessories into deadly weapons. First, projectiles: While Mythbusters debunked the myth of the killer Kleenex box projectile, there are plenty of other accessories that can, will and do fly around the car, wreaking havoc during crashes. Ask yourself — will your dash attachment or mini […]

How to Remove Odors from Your Car

Nobody likes a smelly car. It’s unpleasant to sit in your car and smell a bad aroma, and you may feel embarrassed if you’re giving friends a ride. Fortunately, in most cases, it’s relatively simple to remove a bad smell from your car. Start with taking out trash from the car, then vacuuming the interior and wiping away any stains. If the smells linger, you may need to shampoo the interior surfaces or reach out to professional car cleaners. Method 1 Removing Smells with Specific Causes 1. Wipe interior surfaces with water and vinegar to remove cigarette smell. Mix a […]

How to Remove Paint From a Leather Auto Seat

Removing paint from leather is a task that must be approached with care, taking into consideration the grade of leather and type of paint involved. Exposure to chemicals and water can degrade the quality of the leather. If you are not sure of the type of paint that was used, start with the least abrasive treatment and then progress to the more abrasive treatments. Treating wet paint is the easiest, followed by water based paint, and oil based paint. Method 1 Removing Wet Paint 1. Act as quickly as possible. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that the […]

The Future of In-Car Technology

Compared with the electronic wizardry found in our homes and offices, even the most advanced cars built today seem stuck in the Stone Age. Like a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, spending time in the car means abandoning modern advances like Wi-Fi and iTunes for comparatively ancient technologies like satellite radio, in-dash CD players, and tiny nav screens suction-cupped to the windshield. It won’t stay that way. In the very near future, your dashboard may soon become as versatile as your laptop. Ford’s Sync, an option starting at $395, is an already available, multifaceted platform made by Ford and Microsoft. And […]

Nigeria’s Automobile Industry: A shadow of Itself

In the last couple of years, notably since the global economic downturn in 2008, patronage of the grey import market has grown due to its relatively affordable options. The grey market goods are relatively affordable due to the sharp practices of the grey market dealers who act with near impunity. Practices such as an under declaration of goods and other methods to pay lower import duty, have created distortions in the market. The Nigerian automobile market is mainly divided into two categories “New” and “Used”. Used cars form a sizable portion of total imports. The new car segment’s profit margin […]

Nigeria automobile industry and local content policy

Automobiles are used to transport people and items from one location to another location. If I have to give credit to one inventor, it would probably be Karl Benz from Germany. Many suggested that he created the first true or licensed automobile in 1885/1886. The first automobile (1885-1886) that is to say the first stationary gasoline engine developed by Carl Benz was a one-cylinder two-stroke unit which ran for the first time on New Year’s Eve in 1879.Thus, the idea of automobile in Nigeria started long before the country had her independence. The Federal government of Nigeria in collaboration with […]

Mercedes-Benz unveils Maybach S-Class in Abuja

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its latest 2016 Maybach S-Class in Abuja, the seat of the nation’s power, apparently to attract senators, members of the House of Representatives, other top government officials and chief executive officers of blue-chip companies in the Federal Capital Territory. The super luxury car was introduced in Abuja by Barbedos Cars Limited, one of Weststar Associates’ authorised dealers for Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria. According to the Barbedos, the Maybach S-Class is a stylish car with trend-setting exclusivity and features built with distinctive characteristics that set the Maybach apart from its standard production model, which include more space, special seats, […]


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