Have You Got the Power? — Insuring Luxury Vehicles in the US and UAE

Luxury car and sport car owners have a hard time of it. Once you’ve bought your stylish automobile, you have to insure it. Unfortunately, purchasing car insurance for them is expensive wherever you go in the world.

Considering the turbulence in the international economy, even buying such a car is a risk. In the UAE, for instance, some nationals and expats have splashed out but become unable to pay for their works of art on wheels.

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Kia Motors Optima SX Limited launched in US

Kia Motors, headquartered in Seoul and the second largest South Korean automakers have released their new Optima SX in US markets. Optima SX sedan 2013 model is priced at $35,000. It was earlier seen at the 2012 Chicago Motor Show and went into production at the company’s US plant in West Point Georgia.

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US: 2012 Lexus LS 460 was launched

The new LS 460 with the Lexus badge on it has just been launched in the United States, and continues the LS line-up offering “incomparable comfort and performance in the flagship luxury sedan category”.

The newest LS comes in standard with a multi-information display, navigation, audio system and customers can choose from four leather and wood-trimmed interior combinations, while the Nebula Gray Pearl exterior color is replacing the Smoky Granite Mica.
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Saab 9-4X Crossover Arrives in the US

Saab’s all-new 9-4X crossover has landed in US dealer showrooms.  The greatly anticipated vehicle is Saab’s newest addition to the Saab product family.  Currently, over 100 orders have been placed for the vehicle.

“Our first vehicles are just hitting retailers and our first customer sale took place last weekend at Saab North Olmstead in Cleveland, Ohio,” said Tim Colbeck, President and COO SCNA.  “This is an exciting product, with a true Saab crossover that gives us entry into a new segment.”
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For the US NCAP crash test as well: 5 stars for the BMW 5 Series.

By launching the new BMW 5 Series Sedan, the German premium automobile manufacturer is setting new standards not only in aesthetics and driving pleasure, but also in safety. This exceptional position has now found renewed and impressive testimony in the US NCAP crash test. The BMW 5 Series Sedan is the first vehicle that was awarded straight away the highest number of points, 5 stars, in the new and considerably more stringent test procedure of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The same number of points had already been awarded previously to this four door model in the Euro NCAP crash test. Moreover, the BMW 5 Series Sedan ranks among the first winners in Europe that Euro NCAP experts have honoured in addition with a special award, in recognition of its Assist Advanced eCall, an advanced emergency call system with automatic localisation and accident severity detection. In the USA too, the new BMW 5 Series received yet another honour for outstanding passenger protection: the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) voted it the Top Safety Pick on the strength of its top grades in all test categories.

This double award of 5 stars and the additional honours all reflect the outstandingly high safety level of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan that will be meeting the complex requirements on the international autombile markets. As a global provider of premium cars, BMW develops for all of its models fully integrated safety concepts that are not optimised solely for specific test procedures, but whose safety scope and quality provide the basis for excellent results in all relevant crash tests throughout the world. This ensures the maximum of protection not only for the dummy in the laboratory, but also for the vehicle’s occupants in actual traffic conditions when a critical situation arises or a collision is unavoidable.
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