June 29, 2012

Infiniti Emerg-E: From concept to reality at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Infiniti Emerg-E, the highly advanced mid-ship sports car that provides an exciting glimpse into Infiniti's future, is now even more exhilarating. Following the launch of the concept car at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the Goodwood Festival of Speed marks the

Sports focus for new Special Edition 'MX-5 Kuro' models

Focusing on sports styling and acknowledging Mazda's growing involvement in motorsport – from its MX-5 GT4 contesting the 2012 British GT Championship, to the recently announced Skyactiv diesel racing engine programme for Le Mans and the new MX-5 GT

BMW X1 has swept up international awards and sold over 300,000 units

A further chapter has been added to the success story of the BMW X models. In a matter of two-and-a-half years, the BMW X1 has notched up worldwide sales of more than 300,000 units. Since its market launch in autumn 2009, the first – and for a long time only

Ferrari 458 Italia retains its crown as Auto Express's 'Performance Car of the Year'

The Ferrari 458 Italia has been awarded the title of 'Performance Car of the Year' by Auto Express magazine for the second year in a row.

Competing against some the most exciting performance cars on sale in the UK today, it was the Ferrari 458 Italia which

Jaguar C-X16 Concept is honoured with Special Design Award at 2012 Auto Express Awards

The Jaguar C-X16 Concept has been recognised for its stunning design.

In a toughly contested category in this year's Auto Express New Car Awards, Jaguar's C-X16 Concept, originally unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011, emerged as the clear winner.

Massimo Nordio appointed CEO of Volkswagen Group in Italy

Massimo Nordio (53) has been appointed CEO of Volkswagen Group Italia S.p.A., headquartered in Verona, effective July 1, 2012. To date, Nordio has been Volkswagen Brand Director in Italy. He succeeds Dr. Giuseppe Tartaglione, who is to assume a newly

Dr. Giuseppe Tartaglione appointed Chairman Corporate Relations of the Volkswagen Group in Italy

Dr. Giuseppe Tartaglione (61) has been appointed to the newly created position of Chairman Corporate Relations in Italy for the Volkswagen Group effective July 1, 2012. To date, Tartaglione has been Member of the Board of Directors and CEO of Volkswagen Group

My first Yamaha – WGP 50th anniversary balance bike

In addition to the fantastic range of 50th Anniversary celebration apparel and novelties already available, Yamaha is pleased to inform you of a new addition to the range - the 50th Anniversary Yamaha Balance Bike.

For the big people Yamaha have the Yamaha WGP 50th

Volkswagen honored as Germany's greenest brand

Volkswagen is one of the world's eco-friendliest brands. This is the result of the global sustainability ranking 'Best Global Green Brands 2012'. Among the front-running brands, Volkswagen climbed from sixth to fourth place, making it the most environmentally

Volkswagen wins 23 Lions in Cannes

Volkswagen scooped up a total of 23 prizes – more than any other automobile brand – at the 59th International Festival of Creativity in the French city of Cannes. The juries composed of 300 international advertising

Uwe Gunther Nast appointed Head of IT Security at the Volkswagen Group

Uwe Gunther Nast (47) has been appointed the new Head of IT Security at the Volkswagen Group effective September 1, 2012. Nast is a newcomer to the Group. The informatics graduate has many years of experience in planning, setting up and organising IT

World debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed for enhanced McLaren MP4-12C

A Formula 1 World Champion will give the enhanced 12C sports car its World debut drive at Goodwood Festival of Speed this year. Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button will take to the famous Goodwood Hill in a Production Prototype version

All-new 2013 Nissan Sentra to be produced in Canton; 1,000 new jobs to be created

Nissan Americas announced that it will add production of the all-new 2013 Nissan Sentra compact car to its Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant beginning in the fourth quarter of 2012. The addition of Sentra production, along with the planned November shift

Porsche 918 Spyder concept makes UK debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Porsche 918 Spyder concept has made its UK public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. First unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Show, the concept received an overwhelming reaction from Porsche fans and sports car enthusiasts worldwide and was

Honda (UK) announce further Fireblade 20th anniversary celebrations

2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the iconic Honda Fireblade supersport machine. Since its launch in 1992, the Fireblade has been the benchmark by which all litre class superbikes are measured, so to celebrate this momentous milestone, Honda (UK) has

Volkswagen Amarok proves it's the Best Pick-up at Auto Express Awards

The Volkswagen Amarok has pulled-off a top motoring accolade at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2012, as the winner of its inaugural 'Best Pick-Up' award.

Most impressively, the Amarok double cab beat key rivals such as the new Ford Ranger and Toyota

Interbrand names Toyota Best Global Green Brand for second year running

Toyota retains the number one position in the second annual Best Global Green Brands report, published by international brand consultancy Interbrand this week.

The report gauges the gap between public perception of a brand's environmental performance – its

Record-breaking success for Skoda at 2012 Auto Express Car of the Year awards

Skoda has swept the board at the 2012 Auto Express Car of the Year awards, winning five categories – including the prestigious Car of the Year title for the new Citigo.

For the third year running, the Superb triumphed in the Best Family Car category, while the

New 2012 MotoGP Factory Racing Team Wear & Ben Spies Fan Wear

After the hugely successful introduction of the 50th Anniversary Yamaha team wear, Yamaha announce the introduction of two brand new collections - MotoGP Factory Racing Team Wear & Ben Spies Fan Wear. Both collections have been

Mercedes-Benz S-class celebrates stunning seventh consecutive Auto Express Award win

With its exceptionally generous equipment levels, class-leading comfort, superior safety standards and extensive range of engines, the S-class has retained its position at the top of  the UK's luxury saloon sector, winning Best Luxury Car for an astonishing seventh

New Peugeot 208 awarded key accolade in the week it goes on sale in the UK

Peugeot has been awarded two key awards at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2012 at a ceremony at the Grand Connaught Rooms, in London.

The Peugeot 208 wins the Best Supermini Class.

"Peugeot is back on top of the small car class. The 208 has got it

Bentley stars in the UK's Best '30 under 30'

Charlotte Watling and Hannah Proffitt from Bentley Motors in Crewe have been announced as two of the thirty young rising stars of the manufacturing world by Business Minister Mark Prisk.

Make it in Great Britain is a campaign that will challenge outdated

Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 20 in the Swiss fire brigade

The Unimog U 20, the most compact of the legendary Unimog range from Mercedes-Benz – which includes a total of three model series – is increasingly attracting the attention of the fire brigade. The unusually high number of 15 Unimog U 20s has now been handed

Skoda Citigo named Car of the Year 2012

Auto Express named the Skoda Citigo as Car of the Year 2012 at the annual Auto Express New Car Awards held at the Connaught Rooms in London's West End.

In total, Skoda won five Awards, with the Citigo also being named best City Car, the Superb winning the

Double honours for Land Rover in Auto Express Awards 2012

The Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery 4 are continuing their winning ways in the 2012 Auto Express Awards, taking top honours respectively as Best Compact SUV and Best Large SUV.

For Evoque, which was the reigning Auto Express Car of the Year,

Pilsner beer distributed with Volvo FL trucks in the Czech Republic

At a ceremony held in Plzen in the Czech Republic last week, the first three of 35 Volvo FL trucks passed through the historical Pilsner Urquell main gate to be handed over to representatives from Prazdroj Breweries, symbolising the start of a co-operation between

New Focus ST leads Ford's success at Auto Express New Car Awards 2012

The all-new 250 ps Ford Focus ST has been named Auto Express' Best Hot Hatch in its first month on sale.

Ford's 155 mph performance car, available from only £21,995, took the Auto Express award within weeks of going on sale this month. Already more than 450

Seat Alhambra named Auto Express Best MPV once again

The Seat Alhambra has taken the coveted Best MPV prize at the Auto Express New Car Awards, for the second year in a row.

The weekly motoring publication gave the Alhambra the award ahead of a raft of strong competition.

It's the 11th national award the

June 28, 2012

Husqvarna brings strong International Team to X Games 18

It's time again for Summer X Games and the world's best off-road motorcycle racers are ramping up for the Moto X Enduro X event. The action heats up Sunday, July 1, when Husqvarna Motorcycles enters the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles with

Rolls-Royce appoints new Design Director

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that Giles Taylor has been appointed Design Director with effect from July 1, 2012 and will report to Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice-President BMW Group Design. Taylor replaces Ian Cameron, who retires from the role

Nissan Leaf to reverse into the record books

In theory, it goes just as fast backwards as it does forwards. And now comes the proof.

At the Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 29-July 1), the 100 per cent electric Nissan Leaf will attempt to complete the famous 1.16-mile Goodwood hillclimb course as

Volkswagen launches international 'Think Blue. World Championship.' fuel saving game

More conscious driving can cut fuel consumption by up to 25 per cent and protect the environment. It can also be fun, as the new virtual fuel saving game from Volkswagen now available for playing via iPhone, iPad and Facebook, goes to show. The best players can

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet and Amarok pick-up Auto Express Awards

Volkswagen has received a duo of honours at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2012, with victories for the Golf Cabriolet and the Amarok Pick-up.

The awards, which were presented at a ceremony in London, recognise the best cars on sale, as judged by the

Ford developing new technologies to help ease traffic, parking stress and address future mobility challenges

Ford Motor Company is researching and developing intelligent, next-generation driving technologies designed to help address traffic jams and other future mobility challenges that come with rapid urbanisation and population growth around the world.

Ford's early

Vauxhall Ampera scoops Auto Express magazine's Green Award 2012

Vauxhall's ground-breaking Ampera has added Auto Express magazine's Green Award 2012 to its growing collection of top honours.

The UK's best-selling weekly car magazine made the announcement at its prestigious New Car Awards held in London. The Ampera,

Martin Hamill appointed as Citroen UK Fleet Director

Citroen UK announce the appointment of Martin Hamill as Fleet Director with effect from July 9, 2012.

Martin's appointment follows Andy Wady's recent decision to take up a new position outside the Group.

Reporting to Managing Director, Linda Jackson, Martin

Visteon launches instrument cluster on Honda's new scooter in Indonesia

Global automotive supplier Visteon Corporation recently launched an electronic instrument cluster on Honda's new scooter model, the VarioTechno 125 PGM-FI, in Indonesia.

The entry-level instrument cluster is the first product manufactured at

Ford engineers leave no detail in the shade

Can you look cool without sunglasses? Maybe not, so they are consistently among the top 10 items drivers carry in their cars, and accommodating this accessory is a priority for these Ford engineers.

Ford engineers evaluated – and modeled – more

TomTom offers free daily map changes on all devices

From today, TomTom is enabling all of its 60-million portable navigation devices to receive free daily map changes via the TomTom Map Share community. Map Share allows drivers to personalise the TomTom map on their own device and also share and receive map

Bentley Prague opens in the heart of Czech capital

Bentley strengthens its position in the Central European market by opening Bentley Prague, a new dealership located in the heart of the Czech capital. The modern showroom and state-of-the-art service centre are key new facilities to contribute to Bentley's market growth.

Rolls-Royce Ghost extended wheelbase to lead the way at Goodwood

A Ghost Extended Wheelbase is the Race Director's car at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The model, which boasts all the dynamic prowess of Ghost in an indulgent extended wheelbase experience, is one of two Rolls-Royce press fleet cars taking part

Apollo Tyres extends its youth empowerment & road safety programmes

Apollo Tyres Ltd. inaugurated its first formal training centre for Heavy and Light Commercial Vehicles (CV) Drivers, located in the busy transportation hub of Ujjain city, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. In partnership with B-ABLE, a not-for-profit

Boeing Executive Ray Conner to lead Commercial Airplanes Business

Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney announced the appointment of Raymond L. Conner as President and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Conner, 57, a 34-year company veteran who began his career as an airplane mechanic, moves to the

June 27, 2012

Zipcar wraps up first 'The Ultimate Ziptrip' social media contest

Zipcar, Inc. recently wrapped up its first 'The Ultimate Ziptrip' social media contest, awarding Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Jason and Elizabeth Hart an all-expenses paid trip to San Francisco. The Hart couple entered the Facebook contest with almost 5,000

New Mini specialist Lohen becomes latest distributor for Zircotec products

Lohen, one of the UK's leading independent New Mini specialists for track and fast road performance upgrades is the latest firm to become an authorised distributor for Zircotec products and coatings. Whilst renowned for its ability to make New Minis perform,

Ford celebrates start of production for all-new Focus in Thailand

Ford Motor Company celebrated the official start of production for the all-new Ford Focus at the company's new, US$ 450-million state-of-the-art Ford Thailand Manufacturing (FTM) plant in Rayong. Ford will officially launch the all-new Focus in Thailand in August.

Land Rover celebrates completion of the Journey of Discovery at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Land Rover will be using the Goodwood Festival of Speed to celebrate the conclusion of the Journey of Discovery.

The 1,000,000th Land Rover Discovery was produced at JLR's Solihull plant earlier this year and to celebrate the milestone, this

June 26, 2012

Volkswagen greets new employees from all over the world with 'Welcome Days' in Wolfsburg

This week, the Volkswagen Group is holding Welcome Days for some 500 new employees from all over the world, about 200 from Human Resources and around 300 from Sales and Marketing. The young employees joined Volkswagen during the past year and

June 25, 2012

BMW i Born Electric Tour makes first stop in Rome

The BMW Group inaugurated the BMW i Born Electric Tour at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni located at Via Nazionale 194 in Rome. The worldwide tour will go on to visit six other major cities over the next 12 months - Dusseldorf, Tokyo, New York, London,

Zero-emission driving fun: Goodbye, filling stations – The new smart fortwo electric drive has arrived

With the launch of the new smart fortwo electric drive, in future smart customers can enjoy even more fun at the wheel of an attractively priced vehicle that has the familiar compact dimensions - as a coupe or a cabriolet. The most important feature distinguishing it

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