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FLAG FALL

A Ford F-450 Su­per Duty pick-up has set “The World’s Largest Flag Pulled by a Mov­ing Ve­hi­cle” record by do­ing four laps of a Mi­ami Speedway with a 13.7m by 28m Stars and Stripes.

SER­VICE TO THE MAX

Volvo’s pi­lot concierge pro­gram in San Francisco does re­fu­elling, main­te­nance and clean­ing — and even pick­ing up and re­turn­ing the car. Volvo’s Bjorn An­nwall says: “Peo­ple spend hours ev­ery week (on) small er­rands. We want to give that time back to Volvo driv­ers, so they can do some­thing more valu­able.”

THE FIX IS IN

VW says it’s “a lit­tle bit sur­prised” by the num­ber of US own­ers opt­ing to keep cars and have them fixed rather than hand them back post-Diesel­gate. Roughly 475,000 own­ers can opt for buy­backs, cash pay­ments, re­pairs or lease ter­mi­na­tions. The po­ten­tial cost: $13.5bn. VW Aus­tralia is fix­ing cars but rul­ing out com­pen­sa­tion.

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