December 31, 2011

2011 proves to be a good year for India Yamaha Motor, annual sales growth of 31.6 per cent

2011 proved to be a good year for India Yamaha Motor as it witnessed a brisk growth due to the increased sale of its deluxe segment bikes – FZ series as well as the SZ series. The company strengthened its position by clocking sales of 460,815 bikes in 2011 as compared to 350,274 in 2010

December 30, 2011

Delhi Metro Museum celebrates third anniversary, exhibitations at seven metro stations and quiz competition for homeless children

On the eve of its third anniversary, the Delhi Metro Museum, situated at Patel Chowk metro station, unveiled an exhibition on the history of the Delhi Metro at seven metro stations across the network and organised a quiz competition for the homeless children.

To commemorate the occasion, the DMRC

December 29, 2011

Experience the BMW Magazine app on your iPad

The BMW Magazine app – winner of multiple awards, including the renowned ‘red dot: best of the best’ is now available at Auto Expo 2012.

The BMW Magazine app opens up a comprehensive multimedia brand experience to readers, above and beyond the printed version. Photo series, videos and

BAJA SAEINDIA to showcase All-Terrain Vehicles at Delhi Auto Expo 2012

SAEINDIA, a professional society of automotive engineers with a vision to continuously enrich the knowledge base of Engineers and students, today announced that it will showcase All-Terrain Racing Vehicles (ATVs) at the upcoming Delhi Auto Expo 2012.
The 4-wheeled single-seater

Hyundai’s 'HND-7' to globally premiere at Delhi Auto Expo 2012

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country's largest exporter and the second-largest car manufacturer will Global Premiere its Concept Compact MPV, the HND-7 on  the opening day of the 11th Auto Expo starting January 5, 2012.

The other major attractions at the Auto Expo will be the

TVS Motor Company develops green technology which enhances fuel efficiency

TVS Motor Company announced the development of a new technology that will enhance fuel efficiency by as much as 20 per cent when compared to the conventional technology deployed today.

This new technology, termed 'TVS Automatic Transmission',

Mahindra to raise prices of XUV5OO

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), a part of the US$ 14.4 billion Mahindra Group, announced that it would be raising the price of the XUV5OO from January 1, 2012 .
This price rise has been necessitated as the launch price was an introductory invitation price and there

December 28, 2011

'AUTO TEST WINNERS in GREEN!' award goes to Mercedes-Benz S-Class and M-Class

The 'ÖkoTrend' institute has declared the S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and the ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC to be the most environmentally friendly cars in their class. This is what lay behind the professional journal AUTO TEST’s decision to present its 'Winners in Green'

Tata Motors upgrading old Nanos with new starter motor

Tata Motors is upgrading old Tata Nanos, produced up to mid-September 2011, with a new starter motor to enhance their performance. This is in line with the company's practice of upgrading its vehicles; on the Nano itself, the company had upgraded the

December 27, 2011

Daimler Trucks improves profitability, productivity and capabilities for innovation

Indications are good that the global truck sector will continue to grow in the future.The current level of incoming orders at Daimler AG confirm this view: The orders for 420,000 units that Daimler Trucks received between January and November 2011

People's choice has been chosen

Puzzle is solved. Indian consumers have voted for their favourite car, bike and commercial vehicle of the year 2011., has announced the results of its People's Choice Awards 2011, which recognises the best in the field of cars, bikes and commercial

December 24, 2011

Honda launches the stunning New City starting @ Rs. 6.99 lakh

Honda Siel Cars India Ltd., leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today launched the new Honda City with striking new looks and value added features.
The New Honda City juxtaposes Honda’s
superior design and enhanced premium styling. On the exterior,

December 23, 2011

Rapid marks Skoda's entry into the popular C segment

Skoda Auto India launched its much awaited C segment sedan Skoda Rapid in India. With superior quality design and exclusive features tailor made for the Indian market, the Rapid will be available at a price of Rs. 6.75 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.
Symbolising Skoda’s brand

Hyundai launches stylish and spacious EON

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country’s largest exporter and the second-largest car manufacturer, launched the all-new EON. The EON is built on a completely new platform made for the Indian market.

Hyundai’s new offering is a full-fledged package with blend of style,

Mahindra launches the XUV500, starting @ Rs. 10.80 lakh

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), India's leading manufacturer of utility vehicles has launched its new global sport utility vehicle XUV500 at a starting price of Rs. 10.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). M&M will position the XUV500

December 22, 2011

Kia Motors introduced Korea’s first electric vehicle, Kia Ray EV

Kia Motors introduced Korea’s first electric vehicle, with the launch of the new Kia Ray EV – a zero-emissions city car with lively performance and a range of up to 139 km (86 miles) on a single charge.

For supply exclusively to the domestic Korean market, the Kia Ray EV is a

December 21, 2011

Small is beautiful: The new Mercedes-Benz M-Class and B-Class miniatures

Following the market launch of their full-size counterparts, detailed miniatures of the new Mercedes M-Class and B-Class have become the latest additions to the Mercedes-Benz Collection. The efficient off-roader and the compact sports tourer are available with

Sikorsky completes production of the S-92 helicopter for Irish Coast Guard SAR Operations

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has completed production of an S-92® helicopter for operation by CHC Helicopter on behalf of the Irish Coast Guard. Equipped for dedicated search and rescue (SAR)

Suzuki confirm attendance at LAMMA 2012

Suzuki GB has just confirmed that they will be returning to LAMMA, the UK's leading farm machinery equipment & services show, in 2012 with their hard-working utility ATV range.

The range of Suzuki ATVs was a popular attraction at last years show, featuring

December 20, 2011

Mercedes-Benz launches hybrid offensive: The world's most economical luxury-class model

Mercedes-Benz is opening a new chapter in its brand's core segment and at the same time setting new standards for luxury-class business vehicles: the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, available as a Saloon and Estate, impresses with new record values when it comes

car2go enters new agreement with the City of Austin’s Car-Share Austin Program

car2go, the largest carsharing network in Austin, Texas, announced the completion of its two-year car2go North America Pilot Program with the City of Austin. Under a newly signed agreement with the City of Austin’s car-share program, car2go will continue operations

December 19, 2011

India’s Kingfisher Airlines to be part of oneworld from 10 February

Kingfisher Airlines will become part of oneworld® with effect from February 10, 2012, adding India’s leading carrier to the premier global airline alliance.

It will be the first carrier from the subcontinent to join any of the global airline groups – and the first of three airlines to join oneworld in its biggest

December 15, 2011

The new lightweight, athletic, luxurious Mercedes-Benz SL

With the completely redeveloped SL, Mercedes-Benz continues a tradition that began 60 years ago. The letters 'SL' have ever since been synonymous with a symbiosis of sportiness, style and comfort – and with groundbreaking innovations. The new SL has been produced for the first time almost

'MYVAN' is online: Mercedes-Benz launches the world's first Social TV platform for tradesmen and van enthusiasts

'MYVAN' goes online as the first international Social-TV website in English and German, which specifically caters to a target group of tradesmen and van enthusiasts. Initiator and operator of the website is the business division of

December 13, 2011

Sikorsky signs with Brunei Ministry of Defence for sale of S-70iTM BLACK HAWK Helicopters

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has formally signed a contract with the Brunei Ministry of Defence to provide 12 S-70iTM BLACK HAWK helicopters with associated spare

Start up of the production of the new Enduro 2012

Due to some complications in the development test final phase last September, Gas Gas opted to modify some especifications in the motorbike and postpone its launching.

After several months of intense work, finally Gas Gas inform about the imminent entry in

Sebastien Guillaume back as a Gas Gas official rider

The French Champion will take part in his National Championship and in the EWC riding a new EC 300.
Since this December Sebastien Guillaume is a new rider of the Gas Gas Enduro Team. By rejoining the Girona's brand, 'Seb' comes back to the team which lauched

Ivan takes a step ahead in Lodz but misses the podium

After finishing 3rd in one final, Cervantes fell twice and was finally deprived from the honor positions.
The Polish city of Lodz held last weekend the 2nd round of the Super Enduro World Championship. It was also the debut of the Atlas Arena as the

Figueras and Gas Gas renews their union for next season

The Girona's rider keeps linked to the brand for the Enduro 3 EWC and the Spanish Championship.
The Gas Gas Enduro Team and Jordi Figueras have decided this december to extend their contractual compromise for 2012. With this agreement, next season will be the

December 10, 2011

FAA proposes $777,000 civil penalty against Horizon Air

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $777,000 civil penalty against Horizon Air Industries for allegedly operating 32 Bombardier Dash-8-400 turboprop aircraft on 49,870 flights when the aircraft were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations.

The FAA alleged Horizon

December 09, 2011

Ten Mercedes-Benz Atego Hybrid trucks handed over to Deutsche Post DHL

Daimler AG handed over ten Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid vehicles to DP Fleet GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL, at the manufacturer's Wörth plant today. The vehicles will be deployed throughout Germany in the mail and freight segments.

Mercedes-Benz heading toward new production record

Following last year’s production record, Mercedes-Benz is again heading toward a new all-time high. The brand expects to produce more than 1.25 million units in 2011 - representing another record result in the company’s 125-year history. “Mercedes-Benz is

December 08, 2011

Delhi Metro wins award for Best Clean Development Mechanism Project

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has won the award for Best Clean Development Project at Urban Mobility Conference, 2011 held in New Delhi yesterday.

The prestigious award was presented by the Union Minister of Urban Development, Kamal Nath during the Conference organised by the

Production anniversary at Daimler in North America, 1,000th natural gas truck delivered

The delivery of the 1,000th Freightliner natural gas vehicle underlines the acceptance of green technologies by customers of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and makes the company the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to achieve such

December 07, 2011

Electric car unplugged, Daimler to test inductive charging in everyday trial

Charging electric cars without an electric cable – how does that work? Daimler AG is about to test inductive charging for the first time on a vehicle in everyday use in the form of a technically modified
Mercedes-Benz A-class E-CELL. With the inductive charging principle,

December 06, 2011

First Mercedes-Benz Sprinter City 77 delivered

The first Mercedes-Benz Sprinter City 77 was delivered to the customer on December 5, 2011. Roland Sabais, Head of Sales at Mercedes-Benz Buses and Coaches Western Region, Oliver Schlamp sales department at Mercedes-Benz Buses, Western Region and

Daimler Media Site app for iPhone and iPad

With the Daimler Media Site app, you can access current press material of Daimler AG at any time.
Press texts and press photos relating to all Daimler AG brands and business units are available. You can find corporate news and information from Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks,

December 05, 2011

Mercedes-Benz achieves record sales in november, sales up by 8.3 per cent

In November, Mercedes-Benz sold more cars than ever before in this month. With 113,859 units, the brand surpassed the previous record result, which was set last year, by 8.3 per cent. Mercedes-Benz has delivered a total of 1,136,525 (+7.3 per cent) units to customers since the beginning of the

Sikorsky S-92 'Legacy of Heroes' demo Helicopter on display in Malaysia

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s S-92® 'Legacy of Heroes' demonstration helicopter will be shown on static display at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition beginning December 6. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United

First locally produced Mercedes-Benz GLK Compact SUV rolls off the line in China

Marking another milestone for Mercedes-Benz in China, in early December the first locally produced Mercedes-Benz GLK compact SUV rolled off the line at the Beijing production plant of Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC). This follows the June

Silver Arrows works team to race as MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team

The Mercedes-Benz works Silver Arrows team will compete under the name ‘MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team’ from the 2012 season.

AMG is the performance brand of Mercedes-Benz, and has been synonymous with performance, sportiness, exciting driving

December 02, 2011

Cessna launches Single-Engine Aircraft Safety Education Initiative

Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has launched a safety initiative to educate 100- and 200-series single-engine piston aircraft owners around the world about new supplemental aircraft inspection procedures that will be added to Cessna service manuals.


December 01, 2011

The 2012 Abarth Trophies rally and track calendar

The promotional championships will be vied for in rallies and track races in 2012.

With regard to the rallies, the Trofeo Abarth 500 will take on an international flavour also in the upcoming season with a seven-race calendar that will be contended in Italy, France, Switzerland and Belgium: 1000

Mercedes-Benz Unimog wins red dot award design concept

The Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles division is delighted to have won an unusual award, the prestigious 'red dot award design concept' in Singapore went to the Unimog design concept. The 'Best of Best' award went to the study presented this

Mercedes miniatures win eight categories in readers' poll

Germany's leading magazine for model cars, have declared miniature versions of Mercedes-Benz vehicles the winners in no less than eight categories. Two awards went to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 1:12 scale model from model-car maker Premium Classixxs: The gullwing model from the

1500th Setra coach for Sweden

Landmark figure in Scandinavia for the Setra Bus and Coach Unit. The Ulm-based Daimler brand delivered its 1500th new vehicle to Sweden. Managing Directors Lena Persson and Lennart Robertsson received the milestone vehicle, a Setra ComfortClass

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