February 29, 2012

Honda launches new sporty tri-colour in CBR 250R

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd (HMSI) entered the high performance 250 cc segment with its affordable global sports bike - CBR 250R in March 2011. Since its introduction, the model has received  overwhelming  acceptance among customers and critics

Fiat ‘Strada by Lumberjack’, world preview in Milan

The new Fiat 'Strada by Lumberjack', which will be available starting from the month of March in Italy and on the main markets of Europe, is making is debut. The stage chosen for the world preview is 'Micam Shoevent', the top international footwear show which will be

New Golf GTI Cabriolet GTI among convertibles: The most powerful Golf Cabriolet ever is here!

Exactly one year ago, Volkswagen presented the new Golf Cabriolet at the Geneva International Motor Show. Now, at the same venue, the top version of the bestseller is making its world debut - the first GTI Cabriolet in the history of the Golf! The GTI engine crowns

Delphi and Sbarro to unveil 'F1for3' Connected Show Car

A new approach to in-car infotainment will be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show. Working with Italian designer Franco Sbarro, systems integrator and vehicle electronics specialist Delphi Automotive has developed an interactive in-car

Nissan is the first indian auto company to cross 500,000 Facebook brand fans

Nissan India assumed leadership of the online space by becoming the first international automobile company in India to cross the 500,000 community fan base on its Facebook brand page.

The social media success has come in about four
months of the

David Coulthard to drive new DTM Mercedes AMG C Coupe in 2012

Former Formula One driver David Coulthard retains his place in the Mercedes-Benz line-up for the 2012 DTM season. The 40-year-old Scot is about to start his third year in the DTM as a member of Team Mucke Motorsport. Coulthard was Formula One

Boeing receives official certificates for 787 world records

Jonathan Gaffney, President and CEO of the National Aeronautic Association, presented Boeing (NYSE: BA) with two certificates confirming the official status of the two world records earned by the 787 Dreamliner in late 2011.

The airplane earned records

Tata Sumo Gold wins the Desert Storm 2012 (Xplore category)

Tata Motors Full Throttle rallied home to victory in the 10th edition of India’s longest and one of the toughest off-roading events, the Desert Storm 2012 rally. Tata Motors took the honours with the new Tata Sumo Gold bagging

Cessna expands sales leadership to market its family of products

Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company has announced that it is expanding the structure of its sales leadership team to better position the company to serve the needs of customers in emerging and established markets.

"As the worldwide financial and economic

Nebula Automotive showcases its range of off-road vehicles

Nebula Automotive Pvt Ltd formally showcased its range of ATVs, catering to the niche Indian market of off-road vehicles in India. This segment which has very few players, positions Nebula Automotive as a brand that caters to high-end off-road vehicles at an

French Police reduce crime rate by 12 per cent during T3 vehicle trials

As part of a nationwide campaign to reduce crime, T3 Motion ESVs were recently tested by various police departments and municipalities throughout France to determine their viability as an alternative and enhancement to foot patrols. The trial, which

Boeing delivers first 747-8 Intercontinental VIP airplane

Boeing (NYSE: BA) celebrated a major achievement in the effort to create a Queen of the Skies for the 21st Century, delivering the first 747-8 Intercontinental VIP airplane to an undisclosed customer. The airplane, which was delivered with a minimal interior, will enter

Porsche Centre Solihull moves to impressive new showroom location

A new Porsche Centre serving the West Midlands has opened this month. Porsche Centre Solihull is one of the largest Porsche Centres in the UK, and represents a significant investment in both the Porsche business and the local area.

The new location for the

Kia reveals all-new K9 flagship sedan for Korean market

Kia revealed the first official photographs of its all-new flagship sedan to be launched during the first half of this year in the Korean market. Referred to by its codename ‘KH’ until now, the company also confirmed that the Korean market name will be ‘K9’ – while the name for

Climate week sponsorship driven by Nissan

Nissan is to sponsor the most important fixture in the eco calendar, Climate Week.

Running from 12-18 March, Climate Week is the biggest climate change campaign in the UK and is backed by the Prime Minister and Sir Paul McCartney.

The sponsorship sees

Finance offers from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

There’s still time to take advantage of the finance offers from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles for a new 12-plate van or people carrier, plus zero per cent finance on selected used vans, available until March 31, 2012.

For example, new Volkswagen vans are available from

China Southern Airlines agree to buy 10 Boeing 777-300ERs

Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced that China Southern Airlines has agreed to buy 10 Boeing 777-300ERs, as the airline plans to expand its capacity to meet growing demand in Asia-Pacific and China.

“We’re very pleased that China Southern, which has been a staunch 777 supporter from the very

Rare, unrestored 1972 Porsche 911S is unearthed in Southern Ireland

An unrestored right-hand drive matching numbers Porsche 911S recently unearthed in Ireland is set to be sympathetically restored by Autofarm. Crucially, the low mileage ’72 specification Signal Yellow car, an early example registered in

Fiat 500 America: 'number one' on Twitter

Fiat is opening TwitBid to launch the 500 America, the exclusive limited edition run of 500 cars inspired by US style. TwitBid is an unprecedented online promotion through which it is possible to win the 'number one' car (distinguished by a badge on the
external pillar

Volvo Car Corporation presents the all-new Volvo V40

Volvo Car Corporation will reveal the all-new Volvo V40 at a press conference at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show on March 6.

The all-new V40 is ready to overtake the competition in the Premium Hatchback class with sharpened features and

DTNA leads industry by certifying complete vehicle lineup GHG14 compliant

The American Daimler subsidiary Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as fully compliant with the new 'Greenhouse Gas 2014' (GHG14) regulation for its complete product portfolio of

Hyundai Elantra named 'Best Car Under $20,000' by AOL Autos

The Hyundai Elantra, winner of the 2012 North American Car of The Year, topped the list of 'Best Car Under $20,000' by AOL Autos. Elantra’s unmatched fuel economy and innovative styling helped beat out its competitors Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, Ford

Volkswagen Polo is the No. 1 in Western Europe

With 11-million cars sold up to now, the Volkswagen Polo has been benchmark in the supermini segment for 37 years. This track record has been carried forward in 2011 - Throughout Europe, the compact Volkswagen is winning the pole position in

Porsche at the Geneva Motor Show 2012: World premiere of the new Boxster and two European premieres

At the beginning of March, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, will be presenting one world premiere and two European premieres at the Geneva Motor Show. The new generation of the Boxster will make its debut in front of an international public at the Porsche

February 28, 2012

Your personal DJ on board with the new Aupeo! app

The Aupeo! Personal Radio iPhone app will soon be available for all current BMW and Mini models. Following

Pearson wins on Twingo Renaultsport Trophy UK debut

Garry Pearson and Craig Wallace took a well earned finish on the opening round of the Twingo Renaultsport R1 Trophy, Rallye Sunseeker International this weekend.

The young Scot had a challenging first event in the brand new car,

Second place for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 in the Bathurst 12 Hour, Australia

In Bathurst 12 Hour Race in Australia, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 has finished in the second place. The Australian customer team of Erebus Racing with its drivers Peter Hackett (AUS), Tim Slade (AUS), Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED) and Bret Curtis (USA) came home

Records galore at Race Retro Sale

Records tumbled at this weekend’s Race Retro and Classic Car Sale as Silverstone Auctions achieved a fantastic sales rate, successfully selling more than 74 per cent of the 77 vehicle lots on offer, along with a host of automobllia items, for a premium inclusive

Daimler and Zoomlion sign letter of intent for the delivery of 2,500 Mercedes-Benz trucks

Within the framework of their partnership in China, Mercedes-Benz Trucks and the Chinese construction machinery manufacturer Zoomlion Heavy Industry are intensifying their cooperation. Last Saturday they signed a letter of intent (LoI) for the delivery of

Fantastic showing from Citroen runners on Rallye Sunseeker

The Bournemouth based Rallye Sunseeker, round one of the MSA British Rally Championship presented the first chance for the Citroen runners to demonstrate their DS3 R3’s, and challenge for overall championship honours. They didn’t disappoint!

BlueMotion Technology also in the up! now

BlueMotion Technology makes its way into the up! As of now, Volkswagen extends the engine line-up for the city specialist by two especially environmentally-friendly engines.

The two fuel-efficient 1.0-litre engines (44 kw/60 ps and 55 kw/75 ps) in the up!

Nissan Frontier King Cab named to Insure.com’s annual 'Least Expensive To Insure' list

It’s a good thing that the Nissan Frontier pickup has a roomy cargo bed – the popular compact truck just keeps bringing home industry and media awards. The latest recognition comes from Insure.com, which has named the 2012 Nissan Frontier S King Cab

Four coaches compete for $100,000 donation in 'Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge'

Infiniti has announced that four coaches have advanced from their regional match-ups and moved into the final round of the 2012 Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. They now compete for the grand prize of a $100,000 donation to the winning coach's

India Christmas special cars unwrapped at Beaulieu’s world of Top Gear

Top Gear fans visiting Beaulieu will feel like it’s Christmas all over again as, for an extra special (and very belated) festive present, all four of the vehicles from the presenters’ Christmas Special India Challenge have been unwrapped in the visitor attraction’s

Royal Automobile Club announces launch of inaugural Charity Cup

The Royal Automobile Club has announced that it will host its first ever Charity Cup Golf competition at Woodcote Park on Tuesday April 24.

The Charity Cup is expected to feature some of the leading names from across the automotive and broadcasting industries including sports presenter Steve Rider.

Ford wins Global Mobile Award for technology on all-new B-Max

A new Ford technology, which assists occupants in making a call directly to 112 services in the event of a crash, has won a prestigious technology award after being been introduced on the all-new B-Max.

Ford’s Emergency Assistance alerts local emergency services operators,

BMW Group receives award for best sustainability report; 1st among 150 major German companies

The BMW Group was awarded first place for its Sustainable Value Report report by the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IOW) and Future e.V. in their 2011 ranking of sustainability reports.

The IOW/Future ranking of sustainability reports is

Bentley appoints new Marketing and Product Director

Bentley Motors has announced the appointment of Stefan Buscher as Marketing and Product Director. Stefan reports directly to Alasdair Stewart, Member of the Board for Sales and Marketing, at Bentley’s world-wide headquarters in Crewe, England.

Ford SYNC to debut in Europe this year on all-new B-Max

Ford’s all-new B-Max is a sophisticated small family car which delivers a powerful punch in terms of class-leading technology, fuel economy and an ingenious door design providing unrivalled access to the car.

Where most vehicles debut at motor shows,

Magna Steyr to unveil three-in-one vehicle concept study at Geneva Motor Show 2012

Magna International Inc.has announced that its Magna Steyr operating unit will unveil the Mila Coupic concept study at the Geneva Motor Show 2012. The Mila Coupic is a design study which brings together three different vehicle concepts into one.

The sixth concept car in the Mila innovation

Rockingham hosts Charity Cycling Marathon

Europe’s fastest racing circuit, Rockingham, is throwing down the gauntlet in the name of BEN, the automotive industry charity.

The Northamptonshire race venue and testing facility is challenging the UK motor industry to sign up to the BEN 24 hour cycle

Suzuki to attend Scottish Motorcycle Show

Suzuki announce its attendance at this year's Carole Nash MCN Scottish Motorcycle show, held at The Royal Highland Centre on March 10-11.

Run in conjunction with four Scottish Suzuki dealers - Saltire Suzuki, Cupar Motorcycles, Mickey Oates Motorcycles and

Caterham SP/300.R customers climb aboard

As Caterham’s 300 bhp SP/300.R sports prototype nears completion, customers will get the chance to put the new car through its paces for the first time on Thursday, March 1.

The supercharged racer, created in partnership with Lola Cars, will sit alongside the

Falken’s new Wildpeak tyre tames on and off road terrains

A new all terrain tyre that provides high levels of refinement and stability on road has been launched in Europe by Japanese tyre manufacturer Falken. Available from spring 2012, the Wildpeak WP/AT01 blends the operational performance of an off-road tyre

Mikkelsen makes more IRC history in Azores

Skoda UK Motorsport’s Andreas Mikkelsen has become the first driver to win three consecutive rounds of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC), after taking his factory-prepared Fabia S2000 to victory on the opening round of this year’s series, the

Citroen berlingo delivers the goods for FPS again & again

Automotive aftermarket parts distributor Ferraris Piston Services (FPS) has ordered 122 Citroen Berlingo HDi 75 manual L1 625 LX vans ready painted in its distinctive Peppermint Green livery. Delivery of these new Berlingos started at the beginning of 2012

Boeing B-1 Bomber completes 10,000th combat mission

The Boeing (NYSE: BA) B-1 bomber aircraft has completed its 10,000th combat mission. The heavy bomber entered service with the US Air Force on June 29, 1985, and has been in nearly continuous combat for the past 10 years. The milestone mission took off from a base in Southwest Asia and

Hawkstone shakedown prepares Tyco Suzuki team

The Tyco Suzuki MX team left the first major event of the year with promising feedback at the weekend, as Stephen Sword and Stuart Edmonds used the Hawkstone International event to work on bike set-up and technique ahead of the first British

Ford announces SYNC AppLink to go global, providing voice-activation of smart phone apps to ford customers

Ford Motor Company has announced AppLink, a feature which delivers voice control of smart phone apps from the driver’s seat, will be introduced globally as part of its voice-control and in-car connectivity system SYNC.

Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford

Change in the Management Board at Porsche SE

By his own wish and in consultation with the Supervisory Board, Thomas Edig, Member of the Management Board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE), Stuttgart, In-charge of commercial and administrative affairs will leave the Board effective February 29,

February 27, 2012

BMW Group once again tops the list of DAX 30 companies

The BMW Group once again tops the list of DAX 30 companies. This was the finding of a cross-sector survey conducted by Sustainalytics, the international rating agency for sustainability. The BMW Group earned 83 out of a maximum 100 points – confirming

Nissan to produce New Almera in Russia

Nissan confirmed it will launch a new mainstream model developed exclusively for Russia and manufactured locally in Togliatti.

The upscale, affordable sedan will wear the famous 'Almera' badge and will mark Nissan's entry into the increasingly important

New Managing Director for Porsche Cars Great Britain

Chris Craft has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Porsche Cars Great Britain Ltd, effective from April 1, 2012. He succeeds Geoff Turral, who leaves the company at the end of March.

The Reading-based 100 per cent subsidiary of

Ford Focus sales on pace to double in February

Ford Focus sales are on pace to double in February, giving the stylish compact hatchback and sedan its best sales performance in more than a decade.

“Fuel prices have been on the rise again, with customers once again moving to smaller vehicles,” said

February 25, 2012

The BMW 6-series Coupe with xDrive and six-cylinder in-line diesel engine

BMW is set to add another variant of the Coupe and Convertible to  the BMW 6-series line-up with the arrival of the BMW 640d xDrive Coupe and Convertible in spring 2012. Intelligent all-wheel drive – making its debut in the BMW 6-series – teams up with a six-cylinder in-line

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