May 31, 2012

Yamaha all set to kick-start the YZF R15 One Make Race Championship 2012

Riding on its success for the last two years, India Yamaha Motor is back with the third edition of YZF-R15 One Make Race Championship at the Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore with Round I commencing from June 1, 2012. This championship will be followed

May 29, 2012

Alfa Romeo enjoys success in Villa d’Este with the 4C and the 1933 6C 1750 GS

Alfa Romeo was the winner of an impressive four prizes - with its 4C and sixth series 1933 6C 1750 GS models - at the Concorso di Eleganza in Villa d'Este, a prestigious event which has been celebrating the world's finest historic vehicles for many years.

Tata Motors first Full Throttle Trail concludes in Chandigarh

The first edition of Tata Motors Full Throttle Trail, an extreme off-roading property for Tata Motors SUV owners, concluded successfully at Taj Chandigarh. The trail was flagged-off from Taj Chandigarh and over 35 Tata Motors vehicles participated in the activity.

Chevrolet develops the guide to safe caravanning

2012 is arguably one of Great Britain’s most exciting years and more than ever, people are choosing to take their holidays in the UK rather than travel to the continent or abroad.

With around half a million caravanning enthusiasts in the UK, leisure towing is

Cyrus P. Mistry inducted to the Tata Motors Board

Cyrus P. Mistry, Deputy Chairman of Tata Sons, has been inducted to the Board of Tata Motors as a Director.

A Director of Tata Sons since 2006, he was appointed as Deputy Chairman of Tata Sons in November 2011. He is also a Director of Tata Industries Limited, Tata Steel

Europcar and Little Chef search for the best family travel tips

Europcar has joined forces with Little Chef, Britain’s iconic roadside restaurant chain, to make family journeys easier.

For the whole of June 2012, Europcar customers can get money off their bill when Kids Eat for Free. With the offer covering the Jubilee Bank

Perodua launch Myvi Wolfrace Design limited edition

Perodua launch the exciting new Myvi Wolfrace Design following the introduction of the concept late last year.

This exclusive new limited edition, of which only ten units will be built, has been created as a result of a collaboration between Perodua and Wolfrace Wheels

Free AA assistance for all festival travellers at Silverstone Classic

The AA is offering complimentary breakdown assistance for all those attending this summer’s Silverstone Classic powered by the AA (July 20-22). The AA’s dedicated festival service will be available at no cost to all those travelling to and from the world’s biggest

New TomTom Map is sports summer ready

TomTom releases its Summer map. This latest map update includes road changes and Points of Interest (POI) related to major events across Europe this Summer. New stadiums, temporary and permanent event venues and park & rides across the UK, Poland and

Fisker Automotive issues inaugural business update

Fisker Automotive published its first business update by announcing that revenues had exceeded $100-million in the first four months of 2012. 

The company, which began deliveries of the Fisker Karma luxury four-door electric sedan in December 2011, also revealed that

Honda CBR 250R wins India Design Mark

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has once again received accolades for its first 250 cc affordable global sports bike – CBR 250R.

CBR 250R has won the India Design Mark - the highest design recognition from Indian Government through Indian

Honda Wave110i arrives in UK dealer

The new Honda Wave110i is now available in Honda dealers, for all those looking for low-cost, straight-forward and hassle-free motoring.

The Wave110i offers superb fuel efficiency and a total tank range of over 130 miles between fill ups. Low fuel costs are

Suzuki Bulletin goes live

Suzuki announce the launch of the 'Suzuki Bulletin' - an all-new online customer magazine that not only keeps fans up to date with the very latest news, views, features and offers, but also allows them to act as editor too, with the ability to dictate story visibility and

Hexis Racing claims momentous double victories in FIA GT1 World Championship

McLaren GT customer team Hexis Racing claimed first victories for the MP4-12C GT3 this weekend with back-to-back wins at the Circuito de Navarra in Spain. A dominant performance by reigning FIA GT1 World champions Hexis in qualifying and the

May 28, 2012

New stylistic notes for Ferrari: The SP12 EC is born; EC like Eric Clapton

For a Ferrari enthusiast and great musician like Eric Clapton a one-off car just had to be produced. Designed by the Centro Stile Ferrari in collaboration with Pininfarina and the engineers from Maranello, the SP12 EC was created as homage to Clapton’s career

Ducati’s official Facebook page reaches milestone one-millionth 'Like'

With just weeks to go before its 'physical' fans meet-up at World Ducati Week in Misano, Italy, Ducati now celebrates an incredible one million 'Likes' on the company’s official Facebook page with a video to thank passionate 'virtual' fans of the iconic Italian

World’s greatest supercars battle for new fastest lap at Pageant of Power

Some of the finest modern supercars, including models from Bugatti, Lamborghini, Bentley, Aston Martin and Maserati, will take to the track at the 2012 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power (June 15-17) as the event organisers confirm the introduction this year of a new

Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S wins 'Best Luxury Car' award by ‘El Economista’

The Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S adds the award as ‘Best Luxury Car’ by Spanish leading financial magazine 'El Economista', to its already impressive list of international prizes.

More than 60,000 readers took part, over a 15-day period, in the web survey

Total Lubricants named official sponsor of Mazda MX-5 GT race programme

Mazda UK announced that Total one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world, is one of the official sponsors of the 2012 Mazda MX-5 GT race programme.

“With the MX-5 GT race car doing so well in last year’s Championship and an attractive

Tata Motors enters into distribution agreement in Myanmar

Tata Motors has entered into an agreement with Apex Greatest Industrial Co Ltd. (AGI), Myanmar, for the distribution of Tata Motors’ commercial vehicles and passenger cars in Myanmar.

The purchase & sale agreement was signed on May 26, at Myanmar’s capital

SARTRE road train premiere on public roads

For the first time ever a road train comprising a Volvo XC60, a Volvo V60 and a Volvo S60 plus one truck automatically driving in convoy behind a lead vehicle has operated on a public motorway among other road users. The historic test in Spain was highly

Audi India drives into Bhopal - a new boutique outlet concept

Audi announced the opening of its new showroom in Bhopal which is its second showroom in Madhya Pradesh after Indore. The entire Audi India Model range will be available for sale in Bhopal.

Mercedes-Benz UK keeps new A-class campaign 'Pure and Simple'

Mercedes-Benz UK has created the first non-branded campaign ever in its history to launch the exciting new A-class – the intriguing campaign, ‘Pure and Simple’, utilises just two elements; a striking image of the new A-class and one line - #NewGeneration.

The imagery, which

Ducati Caffe – Italian passion and taste opens in Dubai

Ducati Caffe’s innovative 'concept restaurant and lounge bar' opened in the heart of Dubai with Ducati Team rider, Nicky Hayden, making a special guest appearance. Prominently situated in the Dubai Mall and set to become the desirable destination for breakfast, lunch,

New special exhibition with anniversary model 911 Club Coupe

The Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, museum is presenting a new anniversary exhibition: In 1952, 13 Porsche drivers founded the world’s first Porsche Clubs in Germany. The Porsche Club scene now numbers more than 181,000 members worldwide.

Yamaha organises Riding Clinic for the third time in India

Riding on the success of the previous sessions of the Yamaha Riding Clinic, India Yamaha Motor concluded the third edition of the Riding Clinic in association with Yamaha Motor Co., Japan and Madras Motor Sports Club, that took place between May 23-26, 2012 at the

Porsche Talent Team Germany player causes a sensation in Paris

Dinah Pfizenmaier, a member of the Porsche Talent Team Germany, has sensationally qualified for the main draw at the French Open. For the 20-year-old, it is the biggest success of her career up to now.

Playing in the qualifying tournament, Dinah Pfizenmaier, the

May 26, 2012

2012 Mercedes-Benz Bike Selection: New fitness bike; upscale cycling with Mercedes

Big wheels are all the rage in the world of bikes. Mercedes-Benz is now kicking-off the new season with a 'Twentyniner': the new fitness bike sports wheels with a diameter of 29-inches (including tyres). Greater traction, smoother running and enhanced riding

Renault Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show wins Silver Gilt award

Renault is firmly in the driving seat at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with a Silver Gilt, award-winning garden which mirrors its strong belief in the importance of minimising the environmental impact in all it does.

Renault has recently launched its innovative Z.E.

Infiniti is set to launch its new innovative global brand campaign

Infiniti is set to launch its first ever global brand campaign focusing on the revised FX with the help of brand ambassador and Red Bull Racing’s two-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel.

McLaren Middle East marks opening of Abu Dhabi showroom with new film

To celebrate the opening of McLaren Abu Dhabi, McLaren Automotive has released a short film entitled 'McLaren 12C finds ‘The Perfect Line’ at Yas Marina Circuit'. The video is the latest in a series by the British sports car company to mark its expansion across the globe.

Ducati riders to shoot-it-out in World Ducati Week 2012 Drag Races

World Ducati Week 2012’s packed programme at Misano June 21-24, will include an all-star Drag Race shoot-out between Rossi, Hayden, Checa, Bayliss, Smrz, Guintoli and more on rubber-burning Ducati Diavel Carbons.

Scheduled to start at 06.15 PM on Saturday

The new Peugeot 301: A compact four-door saloon to expand international markets

The new Peugeot 301 is a clear illustration of the Marque's internationalisation and demonstrates its desire to conquer new markets. It has been specifically designed to appeal to a wide customer base attracted by four-door saloons which are both

Mercedes-Benz B-class F-CELL secures victory with zero-emissions

The Mercedes-Benz B-class F-CELL is the best electric car with fuel cell - this is the result of an online survey completed by 18,324 readers of specialist magazines Auto Bild and Auto Test.

The B-Class F-CELL is the first passenger car with fuel cell drive to be produced

The first fuel-cell buses with hybrid technology go into regular service in Switzerland

PostAuto Schweiz AG has become the first company in Switzerland to deploy fuel-cell technology for public road transport. Since the end of 2011, five Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL-Hybrid models have been serving on routes in and around Brugg (in the canton of Aargau)

Marc Engelen appointed as President & CEO, Volvo Cars of Canada

Marc Engelen has been appointed as President & CEO, Volvo Cars of Canada Corporation, succeeding Jeff Pugliese. Pugliese will conclude his four year term as President & CEO of Volvo Cars of Canada, returning to Volvo Cars of North America to head up the commercial

Helping Ford Motor Company make the difference for Macmillan

Volvo Trucks, together with dealer MC Truck & Bus, car transporter manufacturer Transporter Engineering and vehicle livery specialist Sign-It, are doing their bit to help Ford Motor Company employees publicise their hugely successful fundraising activities

Bosch safety system once again receives award

Bosch has received the Global NCAP Award 2012 for developing and launching the ESP (Electronic Stability Program). The award, which is conferred by the Global New Car Assessment Programme. Wolfgang Hiller, President of the Bosch Chassis Systems

Infiniti appoints new UK Communications Manager

Infiniti has announced that Terry Steeden has been appointed as Communications Manager for Infiniti in the UK. This new role has been set up to further strengthen the communications of the Infiniti brand on a local level as it starts to drive towards 10 per

Best commercial vehicles and best brands 2012 poll; Seven victories for Daimler

Daimler won seven awards at the ceremony honouring the best commercial vehicles and best brands 2012 in Stuttgart. More than 8000 readers participated in the poll and bestowed victories on five Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles and two Mercedes-Benz

May 25, 2012

Goodwood celebrates 60 years of the iconic Mercedes-Benz SL at the Festival of Speed

At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 28 – July 1) the annual vehicle display along the famous ‘Walk of Fame’ red carpet, leading up to the BlackRock Drivers’ Club, will celebrate the diamond jubilee of the popular Mercedes-Benz SL.

The origins of the

Efficient Volkswagen van finance from £199 a month

Affording a brand new van from £199 a month (plus VAT and initial rental) is great value, especially when it’s a Volkswagen Caddy, but with the efficient contract hire and finance lease offers available from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles until June 30, even

Yamaha YZF-R15 wins India Design Mark (I Mark) Award

India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. (IYM) announce that its 150 cc sport model YZF-R15 has won the coveted India Design Mark (I Mark) award by the India Design Council.

The India Design Council is affiliated with India’s Ministry of Commerce & Industry and is made up of

Ford showcases Evos at exclusive historic car show; Concept aims for ‘Concorso D’Eleganza’ Design Award

Ford is showcasing the Evos concept at the exclusive historic car show 'Concorso D’Eleganza', Lake Como, Italy.

The Ford Evos concept is in the running for the prestigious 'Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes'; the winner is chosen by visitors to the show.

Voting now open to determine final design of first-ever SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women

Voting is now open to help select the final concept for the first-ever SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women. To vote now through June 3, the public is invited to visit: to view three different

Audi factory drivers look into the future with a digital rear-view mirror

When the Audi factory drivers tackle the Le Mans 24 Hours (June 16/17, 2012) a very special technology will enhance their vision. Used for the first time in a closed LMP sports prototype, the digital rear-view mirror provides a clear view of the rear and thus substantially

Volvo's safety world first set to help further reduce the 1.3-million people killed on roads

The world's first pedestrian airbag fitted as standard on the all-new Volvo V40 is the next step towards the manufacturers target that no-one should be killed or injured in a new Volvo by 2020.

The revolutionary new airbag is launched one year after Volvo, as

Scion tC receives Autobytel and AutoPacific 2012 Vehicle Satisfaction Award

The 2012 Scion tC recognised as the Top Rated Sporty Car in the 16th Annual Autobytel and AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards.

Autobytel and AutoPacific's Vehicle Satisfaction Award measures how satisfied an owner is with his or her new vehicle. New vehicle owners

Ford Fiesta is once again Europe’s best-selling small car

The Ford Fiesta again was Europe's best-selling small car in April and for the first four months of 2012, according to the latest figures from the world's leading provider of automotive data and intelligence, JATO Dynamics.

According to JATO Dynamics, 25,900

Ducati launch TriOptions PCP Finance

Ducati UK announced the launch of a new Personal Contact Purchase (PCP) Finance scheme called TriOptions.

PCP is already an important finance option for many Ducati customers with over 60 per cent of all Ducati Finance taken up currently being

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