July 30, 2012

New Audi R8 S tronics raise the tempo for 2013 model year

The adrenaline-fuelling Audi R8 driving experience is about to be charged with even greater intensity by a new S tronic twin-clutch sports transmission delivering blink-of-an-eye gear shifts and improved sprinting ability. The ultra-rapid transmission is just

The next historic success for Audi

For the second consecutive time, the Audi R8 won the most important endurance race for GT3 sports cars – thus writing another chapter of motorsport history.

For the first time ever, an automobile manufacturer managed to decide the three most important 24-hour

Honda's Jonathan Rea wins Suzuka 8-hours

Honda World Superbike Team rider Jonathan Rea has become the first British rider to win the coveted and prestigious Suzuka 8-hours race in Japan.

Riding for the F.C.C. TSR Honda team, Rea and his team-mate, Kosuke Akiyoshi, won the race by four laps from TOHO

Third batch of students graduate from Toyota Technical Training Institute

Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI) conferred academic degrees to 63 students – the third batch - on the successful completion of its 3-year training course (2009-2012). The convocation ceremony was graced by Mrs. Sudha Murthy, Chairperson, Infosys

Mercedes-Benz Actros wins 2012 red dot design award

Mercedes-Benz sets sustainable trends in truck design with maximum aesthetic appeal. The judging panel of the most internationally acclaimed design competition has acknowledged this fact by awarding the Stuttgart-based company the coveted red dot award for

Jaguar Land Rover opens new dealership in Pune

Jaguar Land Rover officially opens its new dealership in Pune, Maharashtra, India in partnership with Ace Perkins. This new dealership forms part of Jaguar Land Rover's rapid and continued expansion in the Indian market. The new facility was opened by P.M. Telang.

Team Toyota GB returns to racing with GT86

A famous name from British motorsport history is to return to the track in September with an entry from Team Toyota GB in the UK's toughest race, the Britcar 24 Hours. The newly reformed squad will field a Toyota GT86 in the Production Class of the Silverstone enduro.

Tata Motors First Full Throttle Trail concludes in NCR

Tata Motors Full Throttle Trail, the extreme off-roading property for Tata Motors SUV owners, concluded successfully at Tivoli Garden Chhatarpur.The trail kicked-off on July 28, and was spread over two days with 70 Tata Motors vehicles participating in the

Honda unveils HR412E, 'the heart' of its Civic WTCC racing car

Honda has unveiled the new racing engine HR412E to power its Civic WTCC race car in the FIA World Touring Car Championship.

Developed at Honda's R&D centre in Tochigi, Japan, the HR412E is a completely bespoke 1.6-litre 4-cylinder direct

July 28, 2012

The all-new BMW 3-series arrives in India

The all-new BMW 3-series sedan has launched in India. The sixth-generation of the world's most successful premium sedan was unveiled by Sachin Tendulkar at an exclusive launch event.

The all-new BMW 3-series is

Racer X shuffles GT Academy finalists

The top 32 of nearly 400,000 Gran Turismo5 online racers met in San Diego July 13 and 14 to determine the 16 contestants that will compete for top honors in the GT Academy North America TV show and forge the start of an on-track racing career.

It was a weekend full of

Scania Commercial Vehicles India holds ground-breaking ceremony

Scania Commercial Vehicles India held the ground-breaking ceremony of its industrial site in Narasapura, Bangalore. Henrik Fagrenius, Managing Director Scania Commercial Vehicles India (SCVI), laid the foundation stone for the new plant. Sivakumar

Suzuki Girl Torque Track Day announced

Suzuki has announced the date of its second Girl Torque track day, after the success of the inaugural event held at Donington last year.

Run in association with Focused Events, the day will take place at Cadwell Park on Wednesday August 29, and Suzuki look forward

Michelin launches new concept store 'TyrePlus' in Ahmedabad

Michelin Tyres announced the launch of its concept store 'TyrePlus' in Ahmedabad. The new launch is a part of expanding its network of distributors in Gujarat through its state-of-the-art concept store TyrePlus.

The opening ceremony was attended by

All-new Mazda6 sedan to debut at Moscow Motor Show 2012

Mazda will celebrate the world premiere of its all-new Mazda6 sedan during the Moscow Motor Show on Wednesday August 29.

The new Mazda6 sedan is the second model in Mazda's 'new generation' of products which incorporate both the full range of Skyactiv

BSI certified helmets to be sold at IOCL Retail outlets

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Steelbird Hi-Tech India Limited having technical collaboration with Bieffe have joined hands to promote its quality helmet brand.

A strategic tie-up has been formulated between both the companies to proceed ahead as per which, the

New Kia Carens to debut at Paris Motor Show 2012

Kia's all-new Carens compact MPV will make its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show on September 27.

With a completely fresh, sleek, cab-forward design, lower roofline, longer wheelbase, larger wheels and chrome beltline accent, the new Carens has been conceived

Touareg adventurer sets off on new world record tour

Rainer Zietlow and his team have set off on a new record-breaking trip - the long-distance adventurer is aiming to do 23,000 kilometres from Melbourne to St. Petersburg in a Touareg powered by the standard engine. Zietlow plans to cover the route from the earth's

New truck finder app from Volvo Trucks

Buying a used Volvo truck from an authorised dealer is always a sound investment since it receives the same support and service as a new truck. But now with the release of the new truck finder app, it is even easier to find the perfect used truck.

The new app is an extension

Bridge of Weir Leather selected for new Range Rover Evoque Special Edition with Victoria Beckham

Bridge of Weir Leather has been specified for the interior of the new Range Rover Evoque Special Edition in collaboration with Victoria Beckham.

The three-door, coupe-styled and hand-finished limited edition of just 200, set for first UK deliveries in

July 27, 2012

Suzuki cash back offer gets 3-years warranty and AA cover

Suzuki GB has announced the evolution of it's successful £1 deposit and cash back offer, with all new models over 400 cc now receiving a full three-year Suzuki Warranty and AA cover.

Running from August 1 to September 30 only, the new offer continues the

Dr. Albrecht Bamler will be the new Head of Communications of Porsche SE

Dr. Albrecht Bamler (54) will be the new Head of Communications of the Porsche Automobil Holding SE, Stuttgart, starting August 1, 2012. Bamler is an experienced communications professional, who acted as Press Spokesperson and Head of Corporate

Glabus joins Bentley Motors as new Communications Director

Wolfgang Glabus (52) is appointed Communications Director for Bentley Motors, Crewe effective September 1, 2012. He will report directly to Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bentley Motors from September 1, 2012.

"I am looking forward to

Nissan Foundation celebrates 20 years of giving

The Nissan Foundation awarded $655,000 in grants to 26 non-profit organisations from across the country during a special luncheon commemorating the institution's 20th anniversary. Located in California, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee

Volvo Trucks' global deliveries up to and including June 2012 decreased by 4 per cent

Volvo Trucks' global deliveries up to and including June 2012 decreased by 4 per cent to 52,473 trucks compared to the same period last year.

Deliveries to Europe up to and including June 2012 amounted to 21,816 trucks - a decrease of 8 per cent compared to

Chevrolet to be Official Automotive Partner of Liverpool FC

Chevrolet announced that it is entering into a four-year agreement with Liverpool Football Club to become its Official Automotive Partner.

The partnership runs to the end of the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League and European campaigns, and includes visibility

July 26, 2012

Kelly Ashbridge joins Kia Press Office

Kia Motors (UK) Limited welcome Kelly Ashbridge to the Press Office as the successful candidate in their 12-month Student Placement Scheme.

Kelly joins the Weybridge-based team from the University of Northumbria, where she is enrolled on the

Boeing, Aeromexico announce commitment for 100 airplanes

Boeing announced a commitment by Aeromexico to purchase up to 100 single- and twin-aisle airplanes – a combination of 737 MAXs and 787 Dreamliners – in an agreement that will fuel the airline's expansion.
The commitment by Mexico's largest airline includes a mix of

Daimler expands production capacities for the New Mercedes-Benz A-class

Due to the very positive resonance of the new Mercedes-Benz A-class, Daimler will expand production capacities for the model. The company thus signed an agreement with the Finnish Supplier Valmet Automotive. According to the agreement, Valmet

Cessna bringing Jet A fuel engine to piston market

Cessna Aircraft Company is introducing an innovative technology for single-engine airplanes that will usher in new capabilities and increase the flexibility of general aviation. Cessna's Model 182, Skylane will now be available as the Turbo 182 NXT equipped with the

Volkswagen opens new vehicle plant in China

The Volkswagen Group is creating new capacities in the growing market of China. Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, who is to be responsible for the new 'China' Board of Management function, and Dr. Michael Macht,

Boeing delivers Nippon Cargo Airlines' first 747-8 Freighter

Boeing has delivered a 747-8 Freighter to Narita-based Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), marking the Japanese debut for the 747-8. The new airplane is NCA's first 747-8 Freighter on order with Boeing.

"We are excited to take delivery of this new fuel-efficient

Nissan reports first quarter FY12 operating profit of 120.7-billion yen

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., announced an operating profit of 120.7-billion yen (US$ 1.5-billion, 1.17-billion euros) for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012, ending March 31, 2013.

Compared with the first quarter of 2011, operating profit declined 20 per cent due to the

Toyota to expand Lexus RX production in Canada

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC) announced that it will invest more than $100-million and hire approximately 400 team members to increase Lexus production at its Cambridge, Ontario facility. Overall Lexus capacity will increase by 30,000 vehicles to 104,000

Bentley lines up new PR team for Europe

Bentley Motors announces its complete European PR team line up. Kerstin Sachl is appointed Head of PR, Europe, Tom Housley joins as PR Manager for Europe East and Fransizka Rothe becomes PR Manager for Europe West. The new team will be based

Jaguar ranks second among industry nameplates and Range Rover Evoque is most appealing in J.D. Power and Associates APEAL study

According to J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study released today, Jaguar ranks second industry wide among nameplates in vehicle appeal and the Range Rover Evoque is most appealing in the

PSA Peugeot Citroen chooses TomTom as provider of maps, traffic and navigation

PSA Peugeot Citroen (PSA) has chosen TomTom as the global provider of location and navigation content and services for its infotainment system. Beginning 2015, Peugeot and Citroen customers will be able to enjoy an exceptional navigation experience

Porsche 911 and Cayenne in first place for appeal

For the eighth time in a row, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has successfully maintained its top billing in terms of popularity. The sports car maker occupies the pole position as the car brand with the maximum appeal in the United States. These were the findings

Beltbag – An airbag for seat belts

The Beltbag, one of the highlights from the ESF 2009 Experimental Safety Vehicle, is due to go into production in a luxury-class model from Mercedes-Benz. The inflatable seat-belt strap is able to reduce the risk of injury to passengers in the rear in a head-on

Go off-roading in your city! Tata Motors Full Throttle Trails coming to NCR

Tata Motors Full Throttle Trails, the half-day off-roading event for Tata Motors SUV owners, will soon be held in NCR on July 28 and July 29, 2012. Having recently being launched under the Tata Motors Full Throttle banner, Full Throttle Trails promises to offer Tata Motors SUV

July 25, 2012

Jaguar Land Rover announces 1,100 new jobs in UK

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the UK's largest automotive design, engineering and manufacturing employer, will expand its workforce at its advanced manufacturing facility in Castle Bromwich to support the launch of new Jaguar models.

More than 1,100 new

Skoda Auto India announces revised pricing across product range

Skoda Auto India has announced a 1 per cent to 1.8 per cent price increase across its product range effective early August 2012. The revised pricing is a result of increasing input prices and volatile exchange rates. Although, despite the challenging market

July 24, 2012

Ford Sollers announces more Ford vehicle models to be built in Tatarstan

After the successful Ford Transit production launch in Tatarstan earlier this year, Ford Sollers announces further enhancements to the Ford model line-up produced at its Elabuga facility – the Ford Kuga, Ford S-Max, Ford Galaxy and Ford Explorer have now joined the

Hyundai announces 'Trophy Tour'; exclusive display of the ICC World Twenty20 Trophy at showrooms

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the official partner of ICC, hosted an exclusive display of the prestigious ICC World Twenty20 trophy at all Hyundai showrooms in Delhi & NCR. With this trophy tour, Hyundai is set to embark various consumer-engagement

First all-new Ford Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom roll-off the production line

The all-new Ford Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom roll-off the assembly line for the first time at Kocaeli in Turkey.

The arrival of the Transit Custom van and Tourneo Custom people mover marks the first step in a complete transformation of Ford's global commercial

Porsche Environmental Statement 2011 wins the gold medal at the Vision Awards

The Porsche Environmental Statement 2011 by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG has been awarded a gold medal within the framework of this year's Vision Awards in the US. The Stuttgart-based sports car maker received the gold medal at the award ceremony in San

July 23, 2012

Yamaha signs Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone to endorse its scooter range

All set to make its grand entry into the Indian scooter market, India Yamaha Motor announced that it has signed-up Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone as the face of Yamaha Scooters in India. This is the first time that the actress will endorse an automobile product

Boeing names New Business Leader for Turkey

Boeing announced that Bernie Dunn will succeed Boeing Turkey President Greg Pepin, who will retire from the company in October. Dunn will be responsible for coordinating all Boeing business activities in Turkey and report to Shep Hill, President, Boeing International

Thomas Chacko completes his dream project of a nationwide expedition in a Tata Nano

Thomas Chacko, a Kochi-based, 63-year old motoring enthusiast, who started his national expedition, in a Tata Nano, from Mumbai on May 3, 2012, successfully completed his 78-day long dream project on July 21, 2012. During the expedition, Chacko covered 26,500 km,

Joan Barreda wins Baja Espana Aragon 2012

The Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain is making history, as Joan 'Hurricane' Barreda dominates the Baja Espana Aragon from start to finish aboard his Speedbrain-prepared Husqvarna TE 449. The legendary three-day race was held as the second round

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