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Ford is only brand to top 2-million sales in the US for 2012

The Ford brand is on track to top 2-million US vehicle sales in 2012 for the second straight year - the only auto brand to do so in America this year.

In addition, the Ford Focus is on track to become this year's best-selling global nameplate, while the Ford Fiesta is on

December 28, 2012

Peter Schreyer appointed first non-Korean President at Kia

Peter Schreyer, Chief Design Officer at Kia Motors and the man who has led the company's design transformation has been appointed President - the first non-Korean to hold that title in the company's history.

Schreyer, 59, joined Kia in 2006 from the Volkswagen Group

Boeing, Aeromexico finalise 787 Dreamliner Order

Boeing and Aeromexico finalised an order for six 787-9 Dreamliners, with reconfirmation rights for four additional Dreamliners. The order by Mexico's largest airline, which was first announced as a commitment in July, is valued at more than $1.46-billion at published list prices.

Volkswagen has created about 100,000 new jobs since 2007, including 30,000 in Germany

Since 2007, the workforce of the Volkswagen Group has grown by about 225,000 employees, representing a rise of 70 per cent. This increase includes 100,000 new jobs created throughout the world and 125,000 employees of companies newly integrated into

Boeing to provide 2 more C-40A transport aircraft to US Navy

Boeing has received a $145-million order from the U.S. Navy for two additional C-40A Clipper transport aircraft, increasing the service's ability to move military personnel and cargo around the world. The modified Next-Generation 737-700 aircraft will be the 13th and 14th

December 27, 2012

Audi announces details of the price increase on its model range in India

Audi announced the details of increase in prices of its model range available in India. The price increase would range between INR 59,000 to INR 369,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) across the model range from January 1, 2013.

"As we have stated earlier, the overall market

Ford is investing more than $773-million across southeast Michigan manufacturing facilities

Ford Motor Company is spending more than $773-million on new equipment and capacity expansions across six manufacturing facilities in southeast Michigan as it delivers on a commitment to invest $6.2-billion in US plants by 2015.

The investments in Michigan will create

Sona Group initiates Global Scholar Programme

The Sona Group announced the commencement of the pilot project of their Global Scholar Programme. The Global Scholar Programme is a part of the new initiatives of the company to bridge the gap between industry and academia by offering internship opportunities to

December 24, 2012

Toyota Furia Concept to make global debut at 2013 North American International Auto Show

Toyota announced that the Furia Concept will make its world debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This exciting new sedan concept will be revealed in the Toyota display at Cobo Hall on January 14, 2013 with a presentation by Bill Fay, Group

Subaru named only manufacturer with IIHS Top Safety Picks for all models four years running

Subaru Canada, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has recognised Subaru as the only automaker earning a 2013 Top Safety Pick award for every model it builds. This is the fourth consecutive year Subaru has earned

December 23, 2012

JCB engineers a unique fashion shoot to create the perfect date

In an imaginative use of its signature yellow, JCB has teamed up with George Bamford Photography to present a unique twist on the world of the fashion shoot.

The 2013 JCB calendar features some of the UK's top models on a fashion shoot, with JCB's factories as the

McLaren Automotive launches bespoke merchandise inspired by the groundbreaking 12C

McLaren Automotive has designed and developed a range of products inspired by, and focused on, the passion of driving. The products are all available from the recently launched McLaren eStore and the range includes a variety of stylish accessories, clothing

Peugeot introduces 'Gary's cat' this Christmas

Especially over the winter period, when days are darker and colder, pet owners across the country worry about their furry friends going missing.

In Peugeot's latest TV commercial to be unveiled on Christmas Day, we are introduced to Gary who has lost his

Seat collaborates with Red Cross to help neediest families at Christmas

Seat employees in Spain have collaborated in a Red Cross Solidarity campaign of food and toy collection targeted at preventing social exclusion and poverty.

Under the slogan 'We are Seat, we show Solidarity', the brand encouraged the 14,000 staff comprising

Audi takes a seat and turns it into the R18 Ultra Chair

The seemingly humble household chair has just undergone a Vorsprung durch Technik makeover inspired by the Audi sports prototype that competed in the Le Mans 24-hour race this year, resulting in a tremendous 1-2-3 finish.

New Honda CR-V receives '4x4 of the Year'

The British built sports utility vehicle (SUV) has scooped the prestigious '4x4 of the Year' honour from Total 4x4 Magazine. It's the new CR-V's first award win since arriving in dealerships only two months ago.

The competition was fierce and the magazine's test team

Global sales of Lexus hybrids pass half-million milestone

Since the first RX 400h took to the road in 2005, through to the end of November this year, Lexus has sold more than 506,000 vehicles equipped with its Lexus Hybrid Drive system. There has been a steady increase in sales, with expansion of the hybrid range taking the

Melfi plant to produce two new vehicles

Chairman John Elkann and CEO Sergio Marchionne - with Prime Minister Monti in attendance - presented at the Fiat plant in Melfi, plans for the production of a new Jeep brand vehicle and a new Fiat brand vehicle beginning in 2014.

Following an investment

British Ambassador chooses Ampera-feel for Christmas

Britain's Ambassador in Berlin, this Christmas, will be able to slide silently through town in his new electric vehicle, the Ampera.

Sir Simon McDonald received the keys to his new Ampera in a hand-over ceremony from Steve Girsky, Vice-Chairman General Motors

Seat UK appoints Neil Williamson as new Director

On February 1, Neil Williamson will take his place as Director of Seat UK, reporting to Volkswagen Group UK Managing Director Simon Thomas.

At the same time, the current Seat UK Director, Peter Wyhinny, will begin a new role as Director of Seat Italy.

Neil joins Seat UK from

Hartwell opens MG dealership in Grimsby

One of Britain's biggest and best known motor groups is about to open an MG dealership.

Hartwell will operate an MG dealership in Grimsby and becomes the eighth new MG dealership to open this year. The Hartwell group is 30th on the AM100 list of Britain's biggest

December 22, 2012

Volvo Trucks' global deliveries in November 2012 decreased by 17 per cent

Deliveries of Volvo branded trucks in November decreased by 17 per cent to 9,446 vehicles compared with the same month last year.

In Europe, deliveries decreased by 13 per cent to 3,835 trucks in total compared to November last year. The current slowdown in economic

New Generation i30 shortlisted for Europe's premier award

The New Generation i30 has won a place on the shortlist for the 'Car of the Year 2013' award, becoming the first Hyundai model to make the final round of voting in Europe's premier award for new cars.

The 58 Car of the Year jury members, representing 22 European countries,

Boeing, China Airlines announce order for Six 777s

Boeing and China Airlines announced an order for six 777-300ERs (Extended Range) airplanes. The order is valued at approximately $2-billion at list prices. The new airplanes will become the first 777s to join China Airlines' fleet.

"The introduction of the

Suzuki GB employees succeed in skills development through NVQ programme

Skills learning and career development are an important part of Suzuki GB PLC's operations and the company is pleased to celebrate the success of 23 employees who have recently gained National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs). Their achievements fall

New Kia Sorento wins special award from Total 4x4

The new Kia Sorento has picked up its third Total 4x4 magazine award in a row with a special award for being the 'Most Improved' contender.

Launched in the UK and Europe in September, the Sorento has a long list of improvements including a new platform, revised engines,

New addition to Jaguar UK PR team

Effective January 2, 2013, Conor Twomey joins the Jaguar UK PR Team as Senior Press Officer; on maternity cover for Faye Hatton, and reporting to UK PR Manager Juliet Fairbairn.

Since 2010, Conor has been managing Public Relations activities for Fiat Group Automobiles

December 21, 2012

2013 marks major milestone at Mini Plant Oxford

In 2013 Mini UK and its parent company BMW Group will celebrate 100 years of car-making at the site of Mini Plant Oxford. The focus point for the celebrations will be March 28, which is 100 years to the day when the first Bullnose Morris Oxford rolled-off the line.


Mercedes-Benz emergency call system: Faster help at the crash scene

In June 2012, three years ahead of the planned obligatory date set by the European Commission, Mercedes-Benz eCall, the vehicle emergency call system, was launched. In the event of a serious accident, the emergency services can be notified automatically

2013 Mitsubishi Lancer and Outlander Sport models named IIHS 'Top Safety Picks'

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) has seen a pair of its 2013 vehicle offerings - the versatile and stylish Lancer compact sport sedan and the dynamic Outlander Sport compact crossover - named by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as 'Top Safety Picks'.

BMW Brand Management under new leadership

Steven F. Althaus will become the new Director Brand Management BMW and Marketing Services BMW Group. The 44-year-old will assume his new position in Munich in January 2013. Althaus holds a Doctorate in Business Administration and was most recently Chairman and CEO of

2013 Nissan Altima earns 'Top Safety Pick Plus' from IIHS

The 2013 Nissan Altima added another award to its trophy case with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 'Top Safety Pick Plus' designation, which recognises passenger vehicles for excellent performance in five passenger safety tests.

Starting with

North American International Auto Show announces 2013 poster contest winners

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced the winners of its annual high school poster contest held in conjunction with the upcoming 2013 show, which takes place January 14-27, 2013 at Cobo Center in Detroit. The grand prize, the Chairmens' Award

BMW Motorrad sends five riders on an exciting around-the-world tour

The motorbike riders who will take part in the BMW Motorrad 'Ride of Your Life' tour have now been confirmed. For five people, the dream of a lifetime is about to come true. The lucky winners were selected by judging panel, made up of Adrien Brody, Rick Yune,

Subscription opens for highly anticipated Ducati Riding Experience 2013

Ten years after its initial introduction, Ducati Riding Experience (DRE) is again preparing its motorcycles and riding school staff to teach riders of all levels in 2013, from absolute beginners to experienced race track specialists.

Subscription for the tenth edition of DRE is now

The new BMW Z4 - A roadster with character and sporting flair

The interplay of classical proportions and state-of-the-art technology defines the unmistakable character of the BMW Z4 - and now an updated version of the Roadster is ready for action, armed with a raft of additional powertrain and equipment innovations. The new

Sieke KG renews their Setra fleet

Touring and transport company Sieke continues the modernisation of their fleet by purchasing five S 415 UL vehicles. After having received six ComfortClass 400 touring coaches in December last year and a double-decker S 431 DT from the TopClass 400 model series in

Toyota's 2013 Avalon to offer world's first application of Qi wireless in-car charging

The 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited will be the first vehicle available in the world that offers in-console Qi wireless charging for Qi-enabled mobile phones and devices as part of a technology package, available for both the gasoline and hybrid version of the new Avalon Limited,

Boeing, FedEx Express announce order for four 767 Freighters

Boeing and FedEx Express announced an order for four 767 Freighters. The order is part of FedEx's initiative to modernise its fleet.

"These additional 767 orders will help accelerate our fleet modernisation program as we replace our aging MD-10

BMW Group joins Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

The BMW Group is underscoring its leadership as a sustainable company by joining the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative. The aim of this non-profit initiative is to create sustainable standards throughout the aluminium value chain - from responsible business management

Global stage is set as 50+ vehicle unveilings are prepared for Detroit

Global automakers have saved their best for the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), and with less than one month to go before the curtain rises, the industry remains focused on one of the top automotive events in the world.

"This show is a reflection of the positive

Ford Ranger grabs another 2013 'Pickup of the Year' award

The Ford Ranger has won 4x4 Magazine Pickup of the Year 2013, making it a record-breaking seventh award in 12 months for the vehicle.

The UK pickup market has grown by more than 25 per cent since 2009, with eight models currently competing in the segment. The

Boeing delivers 1st P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to the Indian Navy

Boeing made an on-site delivery of the first P-8I aircraft to the Indian Navy in Seattle, in accordance with the contract.

India will receive this aircraft and two more of its eight contracted P-8Is in 2013. The program is progressing on schedule as Boeing assembles

Renault launches industrial development project in Algeria

Renault, SNVI (Societe Nationale de Vehicules Industriels, Algeria's National Company of Industrial Vehicles) and the country's National Investment Fund (FNI) signed a shareholders' agreement in Algiers for the creation of a joint-venture (owned 51 per cent

Scion FR-S wins first ever Car of the Year Award judges have bestowed the consumer resource website's first Car of the Year Award to the Scion FR-S. All new vehicles were evaluated against their competitors, new class benchmarks set and their importance to the automaker, consumers

Volvo S60 chosen as IIHS 'Top Safety Pick +'

The Volvo S60 sport sedan can add another award to its list of accolades after the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced the winners of their new Top Safety Pick+ awards. The new S60 has been a Top Safety Pick since its re-introduction into the Canadian

December 20, 2012

Navistar names Dennis 'Denny' Mooney to lead Integrated Product Development

Navistar International Corporation announced the appointment of Dennis 'Denny' Mooney as Group Vice-President, Global Product Development. Mooney succeeds Ramin Younessi, who is leaving Navistar to pursue other opportunities.


Mini arrives in Hyderabad

Mini India announced the opening of KUN Exclusive, its exclusive dealership in Hyderabad.

The new Mini KUN Exclusive dealership in Hyderabad is located Opposite RTA, Khairtabad and will display the Mini Hatch, Mini Convertible and Mini Countryman. The new

December 19, 2012

BMW Group sets new standards in 'auto'-mobile internet technology

The newly launched BMW Car Hotspot LTE is now bringing LTE high-speed mobile internet access to the road. Just like a router in the home, the BMW Car Hotspot LTE provides internet access for mobile client devices. Passengers can enjoy high-speed internet

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