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THE partnership between BMW
Motorsport and Rahal Letterman
Lanigan R enters its ninth year
The IMSA WaeatherTech
SportsCar Championship com-
bines magnificent cars, iconic
racetracks, quality drivers and
passionate fans. In doing so,
it continues a long tradition of
sports car racing in the USA
and Canada, in which BMW has
always played a major role.
Last year, BMW Motorsport
embarked on a new chapter in
American motor racing, with the
launch of the BMW M6 GTLM.
The new car replaced the
successful BMW Z4 GTLM and
demonstrated its huge potential
with three podium finishes.
The team and drivers are
looking to back up those results
and achieve more success for
BMW Motorsport in North
America in the 2017 season.
In addition to BMW Team
RLL, Turner Motorsport will
field a BMW M6 GT3 in the
GTD class of the IWSC.
The 2017 season kicked off
on January 28 and 29 with a
24-hour race at Daytona.
BMW’s American invasion
BMW and Rahal Letterman
Lanigan will partner in
American motorsport for the
ninth straight year.
Nissan crossover turns 10
FEBRUARY marks 10 years since the
first Nissan Qashqai crossover went
on sale, and the car manufacturer is
celebrating in style.
Nissan is the first car manufactur-
er to reach the 10-year milestone as
Qashqai is the model that pioneered
the crossover segment as the automo-
tive industry know it today.
A decade ago, no vehicle success-
fully mixed the practicality and desir-
ability of an SUV with the size, effi-
ciency and dynamic performance of a
The Qashqai’s innovative design
and versatile packaging started life in
2002, during the development process
for what was originally intended to be
the new Nissan Almera.
The creative team decided to go
back to the drawing board and con-
ceived a car that truly reflected
what buyers were looking for, and
delivered on Nissan’s brand prom-
ise – Innovation & Excitement for
The first generation of the Nissan
Qashqai went on sale in February 2007
and was an instant success. Close to
100,000 examples were sold across
Europe before the end of the year, and
Nissan has never looked back.
In 10 years of the Qashqai, more
than 2.3 million examples have been
sold in Europe, which makes it the
region’s best-selling crossover. The
car has won more than 80 awards,
including 19 recognising it as the Car
of the Year.
Chairman of Nissan Europe Paul
Wilcox said the crossover market
place was unique when the Qashqai
was first released.
“It has remained as the number one
crossover because it has stayed true
to its original ideals, and because we
have innovated and consistently added
technology through the life of the
car,” he said.
In 2016, Nissan sold 261,429
Qashqai in Europe. This is a 10 per-
cent market share, and represents 5.2
per cent growth over the previous 12
SA leading the way in road safety innovation
AUSTRALIAN road safety
experts tested the latest
road safety innovations at
Automotive Safety Engineering
(ASE) in Adelaide last week.
Energy absorbing products
such as bollards, crash cushions
and pole buffers offer improved
safety for drivers and pedestri-
ASE is the only company in
the world producing rated and
crash-tested energy products
such as these.
Minister for Road Safety
and Police Peter Malinauskas
said representatives from VIC
Roads, the South Australia
Local Government Supervisory
Officers’ Association and the
RAA attended the trials.
“Last year, we were pleased
to see a reduction in SA’s road
toll to a record low of 86 fatali-
ties,” he said.
“However every death is one
death too many, and innovations
that reduce the severity of crash
impacts and improve protection
for pedestrians are fantastic to
see, and especially so when
they are being produced by a
The first Nissan Qashqai crossover went on sale in February 2007 after designers
began developing the model five years earlier.
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