August 31, 2012

Yamaha organises Kidz Yamaha Safe Riding Science programme in Gurgaon

In a bid to cover the length and breadth of the country with its successful Safe Riding Science program and instill safe riding habits among today's youth, India Yamaha Motor organised its Kidz Yamaha Safe Riding Science program in Gurgaon for the school children

A five-star Euro NCAP rating for new Renault Clio

New Clio has been awarded a five-star rating following passive tests carried out by Euro NCAP. This result, which was achieved in spite of a harshening of the independent body's procedures in January 2012, provides a further illustration of Renault's passive safety

Ford makes key appointments for Lincoln China

Ford Motor (China) Ltd. announced key appointments for Lincoln China as the company officially kicks-off its efforts to bring the Lincoln brand to China's growing luxury car segment.

Richard Baker is appointed General Manager, Lincoln China. In this newly-created position,

Lincoln is coming to China, bringing rich heritage and unique alternative to growing luxury market

Lincoln is coming to China, bringing its rich heritage and a unique alternative to the evolving luxury car customers in one of the world's most important auto markets.

With a nearly 100-year history, Lincoln will deliver an exceptional and personalised brand experience

Growth drives Nissan Frontier, Xterra, to Canton, Miss.

Change is coming to Nissan. Long-time employees at Nissan's Smyrna vehicle assembly plant see it as both a beginning and an end, the final frontier.

Plant Manager and Director Randy Knight started his career at Nissan the same year the Smyrna manufacturing

Ford breaks ground on new site for US$ 760-million assembly plant in Hangzhou

Ford Motor Company breaks ground on its new state-of-the-art assembly plant in Hangzhou, which will double production capacity in China to 1.2-million passenger cars annually by 2015.

As part of its largest expansion in 50 years, Ford and its joint-venture

Volkswagen opens up new perspectives for specialists from Southern Europe

The Volkswagen Group is now offering a new program for young people from Southern Europe, offering them an opportunity to kick-start a career with Europe's largest automaker. The 'StartUp Europe' trainee program is tailor-made for

Record-breaking safety rating for the all-new Volvo V40 in Euro NCAP test

The all-new Volvo V40 has received the top rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP collision test. The overall result is the best ever recorded by the institute.

"A fantastic result. We are very proud to have one of the world's safest cars and we're taking yet another important

August 30, 2012

Volkswagen Group builds own engine plant in Russia

The Volkswagen Group is expanding its capacities in Russia. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, and Anatoly Artamonov, Governor of the Kaluga province, has signed contracts in Moscow concerning

Nissan awards education grants to local schools in Mississippi

Nissan North America, in conjunction with BankPlus, recently awarded educational grants totaling more than $77,000 to local schools in Mississippi. More than 100 teachers and administrators from Madison County and Canton public school districts were

All-new Ford B-Max achieves maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating

The all-new Ford B-Max has been awarded the highest possible five-star safety rating by independent crash test authority Euro NCAP.

The Ford B-Max compact multi-activity vehicle achieved an overall protection score of 83 per cent, after scoring 93 per cent for adult

Ford creates 800 new jobs in South Africa

Due to continued strong demand for the award-winning Ford Ranger pickup truck, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) will add 800 new positions to increase production at its Silverton Assembly Plant and its Struandale Engine Plant on September 3.


Three premieres for Bentley at Moscow Show

Bentley is presenting three distinct and exciting new models at the 2012 Moscow International Auto Salon (MIAS). The three cars represent the fastest, the most luxurious and the sportiest models the company produces, and reinforce Bentley's pinnacle positioning

August 29, 2012

Ford and CFMA continue to expand in Chongqing

As part of its most rapid expansion in a half-century, Ford and its joint-venture Changan Ford Mazda Automobile (CFMA) break ground at a third assembly plant in Chongqing, China. CFMA has also signed a letter of intent with the Municipality of Chongqing to explore

August 24, 2012

Land Rover delivers a premium new look and feel to the Freelander 2

Land Rover has given the Freelander 2 a premium overhaul, delivering even better comfort, convenience and driving enjoyment. New derivatives, colours, exterior design features, upgraded equipment levels and continued choice of refined and economical diesel

International MG celebrations come to Sandown Park this autumn

The International MG Show and Spares Day is launching a second event for fans of the British sports car manufacturer. The autumn event will take place on Sunday, October 7, at Sandown Park Racecourse, Surrey. Whether you're the driver of an early two-seater model

Alfa Romeo adds new Sportiva trim to MiTo and Giulietta range

Alfa Romeo UK has just added a sporty new trim level to both the Alfa MiTo and Giulietta ranges.

The Sportiva trim is inspired by Alfa's range topping versions and combined with award-winning petrol and diesel engines, delivering customers a car with luxurious sporty

August 23, 2012

Mercedes-Benz embarks on campaign to mark the launch of the new A-class

To mark the launch of the new A-class on September 15, 2012, Mercedes-Benz is embarking on a comprehensive advertising campaign using all available communication channels and based around the claim 'The new A-class. The pulse of a new generation'. The

Production of all-new Kia cee'd Sportswagon begins at Slovakia plant

Production of the all-new cee'd Sportswagon has begun at the Kia Motors Manufacturing Slovakia plant in Zilina, becoming the second new model to be built at the facility this year.

Demand for the new cee'd Sportswagon, previously known as the cee'd SW,

Ford B-Max stars in Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The all-new Ford B-Max has a starring role at this month's Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

The Ford B-Max is playing a prominent part in this year's production by carrying the Tattoo Salute taker's welcome party across the famous drawbridge of Edinburgh Castle

Jaguar supports Rally for Heroes with XKR-S

A Jaguar XKR-S, the most powerful and fastest series production sports car the company has ever built, is currently travelling 3,000 miles in under ten days as part of Britain's 2012 Rally for Heroes, an initiative to raise funds for Help for Heroes and the Royal British

Audi poll shows two-thirds of UK convertibles stay closed

Britain might be one of the world's biggest markets for convertible cars, but most owners are proving reluctant to open their soft tops according to a new survey released by Audi.

Conducted in August by the premium car maker, which has four soft-top models in its

Fiat India inaugurates 'Fiat & Don Bosco Experiential Skill Training Centre'

Fiat India Automobiles Ltd. in association with FGA, kick started its technical skill development program called 'Diksha', an effort to provide educational avenues and technical training for the youth of the country. Fiat India has joined hands with Donbosco Vyawasaik

KYB completes UK Three Peaks Challenge in aid of BEN

July 20, 2012 saw KYB take on the UK Three Peaks in 24-hours Challenge to raise money for BEN, the automotive industry charity. The team from KYB, the leading supplier of shock absorbers, coil springs and suspension mounting kits, raised an outstanding amount

Maserati collaborates to help children in need by sponsoring charity golf tournament 'The Duke of Edinburgh Cup'

On August 20 and 21 'The Duke of Edinburgh Cup', the Golf Cup of The Duke of Edinburgh Charitable Foundation, was held at 'La Reserva' Golf Club of Sotogrande. Maserati was one of the main sponsors of the Spanish round of the tournament.

The winners, Maraa

Stephan Winkelmann enters Concorso Italiano Hall of Fame

The prestigious Hall of Fame award 'La Bella Macchina' was given to Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann during Concorso Italiano in honor of his exceptional work for the venerable Italian super sports car manufacturer from Sant'Agata

Lucas di Grassi to compete for Audi in Brazil

Audi has signed Lucas di Grassi, a local driver with Formula One experience, for the fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) on September 15.

Two premieres in September: For the first time, an LMP sports car fielded by Audi under a factory

Motorsport legend Murray Walker joins Race Retro for its 10th anniversary celebrations

Race Retro, the international historic motorsport show, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a true motorsport legend when it returns to Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire from Friday 22 to Sunday 24, February 2013. The voice of Formula One, commentator and

HM launches Mitsubishi dealership in Amritsar

Hindustan Motors Ltd. (HM) launched its Mitsubishi range dealership in Amritsar, thus bringing the number of dealerships in the country to 39 of which 12 are located in North India.

Hindustan Motors is already successfully running four Mitsubishi dealerships in

The Future of the virtual showroom is at Hand – Nissan revs up the dealership experience with Microsoft's Kinect for Windows

Nissan is pioneering an entirely new way to sell cars at its dealerships using Microsoft's Kinect for Windows technology. Using Kinect's Natural User Interface (NUI), Nissan is enabling shoppers to hop into a virtual 2013 Pathfinder and explore the SUV – that isn't

August 22, 2012

Pedal to the metal racing promised at the 2012 Goodwood Revival

This year's Revival (September 14-16, 2012) will feature the youngest grid ever assembled at Goodwood.  The inaugural Settrington Cup will feature a full field of 30 Austin J40 pedal cars competing in a two-part race on Saturday and Sunday, with the result declared

Mercedes-Benz wins 'Best of Show' title at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

A Mercedes-Benz Saoutchik S Type has won this year's 'Best of Show' title at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The car, whose 'torpedo' bodywork with low windscreen was designed by French coachbuilder Jacques Saoutchik, captured the hearts of the judges,

Jaguar Land Rover: 50 global projects offset 5.2-million-tonnes of carbon dioxide in five years

Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed support of its 50th Global carbon dioxide offset project in 5 years, the innovative LifeStraw project which is providing safe drinking water in Kenya.

Over the last five years, working with ClimateCare, Jaguar Land Rover has

Sporty new Fiat 500 Streets ahead on style and equipment

The highly successful Fiat 500 range is enhanced even further with the launch of a sporty and lavishly equipped new version, the 500 Street.

Aimed at sports-minded customers who want all the style, economy and comfort of the popular Fiat 500 city car but with a striking

Rocket Ship Superalloy Technology aids Ford Fusion 2.0-litre turbo durability

Enthusiasts will say the all-new Ford Fusion equipped with the 2.0-litre EcoBoost turbo engine is a rocket ship. Fusion engineers will tell you parts of its engine depend on technology from one.

To prolong turbo life and combat thermal fatigue, powertrain engineers

Volkswagen delivers more cars in period to July/+10.4 per cent

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand handed over 3.26- (January-July 2011: 2.95; +10.4 per cent) million vehicles to customers worldwide from January to July. The brand recorded an increase of 11.9 per cent to 468,300 (July 2011: 418,600) units for

Ford launches Drive 4 UR Community Program to raise funding for local non-profit organisations

Ford Motor Company and its dealers have launched a new program called Drive 4 UR Community, which is designed to help raise much needed funding for local community groups and non-profit organisations.

Drive 4 UR Community is very similar in concept to Ford's

POD Point offers free home charging points to electric and hybrid car owners

POD Point, the UK's leading electric vehicle charging company is offering free home charging units to electric and hybrid vehicle owners in East Anglia, the East and West Midlands.

The POD Point charge point is the Solo 2, the latest 'smart' communicating charge

TNT takes delivery of ten Volkswagen Crafter conversions

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has agreed a trial with the UK's leading business-to-business express operator, TNT Express, for ten of its Crafter single chassis cabs with a box van conversion.

TNT delivers up to 150-million items per annum and has the largest

TomTom updates Navigation app for iPhone and iPad

TomTom launches a new version (v1.11) of its Navigation app for iPhone and iPad. Customers with an older version of the app can download it for free. They’ll then be able to navigate to addresses found on the internet, search with foursquare*, and

Mazda MX-5 GT4 now on sale; But you can't take it on the road

Following the success of the Mazda MX-5 GT4 race car in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship, Mazda UK and Jota Sport will be building customer MX-5 GT4 race cars to order for the 2013 season.

Mazda UK entered the Avon Tyres British GT Championship this

Zipcar and the City of Houston launch first-of-its-kind municipal electric vehicle car sharing program

Zipcar, Inc. announced a new partnership with the City of Houston to launch a municipal electric vehicle (EV) fleet sharing program, called Houston Fleet Share. Through this program, 50 existing city-owned fleet vehicles – including 25 Nissan Leaf EVs – will be outfitted

Mercedes-Benz supports research fleet for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Model Deployment

Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc. (MBRDNA) is supporting the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Model Deployment. This activity, officially launched on August 21, 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan,

Nationally recognised Consumer Advocate David Champion to join Nissan

Nissan, which currently is launching five new vehicles in 15 months, announced the hiring of former Consumer Reports Auto Test Center Senior Director, David Champion, for the newly created position of executive adviser, competitive assessment and

Mercedes-Benz and smart pick up a string of high-class design awards

Mercedes-Benz and smart build the most exciting vehicles: this is the conclusion suggested by the results of the latest design competitions. With the '2012 Green Good Design' award, the 'Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design' has paid tribute to the one-off

Bracknell Honda open for business

After an extensive six-month construction programme, the Bracknell Honda car dealership has opened its doors to welcome customers to their brand new residence.

Confirmed as one of the largest stand-alone Honda new car showrooms in

August 21, 2012

BMW Group launches premium car sharing in US

The BMW Group has now extended its premium car sharing program DriveNow to the US. DriveNow starts out in San Francisco with 70 electric vehicles. The innovative mobile parking solution, ParkNow, will debut in the Californian city in September.

"The BMW Group

Toyota's TABC plant celebrates 40 years of manufacturing in California

Toyota Auto Body California, Inc., (TABC), Toyota's first manufacturing investment in the US, celebrated its 40th anniversary with team members, government and community officials, suppliers and

Toyota sponsors IAAF World Championships

Toyota is famous for its involvement in global motorsport, but did you know it's a major supporter of athletics, too? This week Toyota has renewed its sponsorship of the IAAF World Championships,
extending a relationship that's been in place since 2003.

The new deal

Zipcar announces plans to expand Zipvan cargo van service across North America

Zipcar, Inc. announced plans to expand the company's Zipvan cargo van service across North America. Zipcar is launching the Zipvan service in Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Portland, Oregon, and will roll out the service to its remaining metro markets in North

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