September 30, 2012

Visteon improves vehicle efficiency and occupant comfort with latest heat pump system

Visteon Corporation has developed a heat pump system that effectively utilises ambient air and ancillary heat to improve cabin conditioning for hybrid and electric vehicles. By drawing less power from the lithium-ion battery, vehicles equipped with the heat pump

Mazda selects TomTom for connected navigation to the all-new Mazda6

TomTom announces that it will continue to provide connected navigation to Mazda for the all-new Mazda6 models across Europe. The Mazda Navigation System NB1 is seamlessly integrated into the car's dashboard, offering TomTom's LIVE Services including the

Daimler and Renault-Nissan expand scope of collaboration

Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance are collaborating on two new projects to accelerate development of fuel-efficient powertrains.

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche confirmed the new projects in an annual media update about the Franco-Japanese-German partnership.

Renault Twizy by Cathy & David Guetta

At the preview evening held for the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Cathy and David Guetta presented 'Renault Twizy by Cathy & David Guetta', a bright, vibrant Twizy inspired by the world of clubbing.

Cathy and David Guetta, Twizy ambassadors
A few months ago at the

Volkswagen presents the Volkswagen Service Quality Award 2012

Volkswagen presented the Volkswagen Service Quality Award (VSQA) to its 100 best international service partners in Dresden. The winners from Europe including Russia and Turkey who produced the best performance in terms of service quality and customer

Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neußer is the new Head of Powertrain Development at the Volkswagen Group

Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neußer (52) takes over as Head of Powertrain Development at the Volkswagen Group effective October 1, 2012. He succeeds Wolfgang Hatz (53), who will in future be focusing on his responsibilities as the member of the Porsche AG Board of

Land Rover celebrates the best of British in the heart of Paris

Land Rover has made the best in British automotive design and engineering big news in Paris with a high-impact presentation of the all-new Range Rover, a show-stand featuring the Land Rover Defender driven by field agent Eve in the new James Bond movie Skyfall,

September 29, 2012

Hindustan Motors MD Uttam Bose nominated to SIAM's executive committee

The CEO and Managing Director of Hindustan Motors Ltd. Uttam Bose has been nominated as a co-opted member of the executive committee of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) for the year 2012-13. SIAM's executive committee was reconstituted with

September 28, 2012

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo concept car offers glimpse of a sports car of tomorrow

Porsche is presenting the Panamera Sport Turismo concept car to show how amazingly intelligent and efficient drive technology might look in the design language of tomorrow. The Sport Turismo unites the next generation hybrid drive with new ideas for an evolutionary,

Business Minister first to view Bentley's new race car concept at the Paris Motor Show

Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, Bentley's Chief Executive and Chairman welcomes the new Minister for Business – Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP – to Bentley's stand at the Paris Motor Show.

Bentley has just announced a return to motor-racing with the reveal of the Continental GT3,

First batch of V60 Plug-in Hybrid sold out - and rapid renewal of the model range in 2013

On top of launching the all-new V40 Cross Country and V40 R-Design, Volvo Car Corporation revealed more exciting news at the company's press conference at the 2012 Paris Motor Show - the first batch of the ground-breaking Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is sold out before the

2013 Nissan Altima earns 5-star NCAP rating

The completely redesigned 2013 Nissan Altima has earned a 5-star overall vehicle safety rating as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Starting with 2011 models, NHTSA introduced more stringent

Nissan TeRRa stars at the Paris Motor Show 2012

Speaking to a packed audience at the Paris Motor Show, Nissan Executive Vice-President Andy Palmer led the global unveil of the TeRRA FCEV concept.

A pioneering bionic screen technology was used as part of the media conference revealing the TeRRA concept in

Ford and Weyerhaeuser collaborate to develop automotive applications using natural fiber materials

Cellulose joins the growing list of sustainable materials originating from unlikely sources that could soon be used in Ford vehicle components and help further reduce the automaker's reliance on traditional content such as fiberglass and petroleum.

The Ford biomaterials research

New Golf celebrates public premiere at the Paris Motor Show 2012

At the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris everything at the Volkswagen show area revolves around the new Golf. In showing prototypes of the exceptionally fuel-efficient Golf BlueMotion and especially sporty Golf GTI, both almost ready to go into full production, Volkswagen

September 27, 2012

World premiere of the new Gallardo LP 560-4 and LP 570-4 Edizione Tecnica at the Paris Motor Show

At the 2012 Paris Motor Show Automobili Lamborghini is presenting the most successful super sports car of its entire history with a new design – even more aggressive, and more extreme - the new Gallardo LP 560-4 and the LP 570-4 Edizione Tecnica. The new Gallardo

Lamborghini President and CEO honored by Italian American Chamber of Commerce

At Chicago's River East Art Center, the Global Leadership Award was given to Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann by the Italian American Chamber of Commerce. This honor highlighted his contributions to US and international

Cornerstone laid for production of Mercedes-Benz Compact Cars in China

Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC), the Chinese passenger cars joint-venture of Daimler AG and its Chinese partner Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC), celebrated an important milestone. Representatives from both partners and numerous guests from politics

North American International Auto Show 2013 announces 2013 High School Poster Competition

The North American International Auto Show 2013 (NAIAS), sponsored by NAIAS LLC, an association of Detroit area auto dealers, announced the launch of its annual poster contest in connection with the NAIAS next January. The contest was established to engage

Visteon launches thermal management products for lithium-ion batteries in hybrid and electric vehicles

Visteon Corporation recently launched products featuring different approaches to battery thermal management on a number of new electric and hybrid vehicles.

These new architectures include products such as battery contact heat exchangers and battery

Nissan Americas supports partnership with Habitat for Humanity with $1.5-million donation

Over the past seven years, Nissan Americas has provided $8-million to Habitat for Humanity International in support of its efforts to build affordable, sustainable homes in partnership with families in need of decent housing. Today Nissan Americas announced

New A-class wins the heart of the French

At this year's Mondial de l'Automobile, Mercedes-Benz is presenting its new A-class before a public of millions. From this premiere in France at this most-visited automotive fair in the world – in 2010 around 1.26-million tickets were sold – the Stuttgart-based automaker

Bentley returns to motorsport with racing GT

At the 2002 Paris Motor Show, the unveiling of the Continental GT concept took the world by storm and opened an exciting new chapter in Bentley's history. Now, ten years on, Bentley is repeating the same feat with a Continental-based GT3 race car currently being

Harley Rock Riders Season III all set to rock Bangalore

Harley Rock Riders Season III, the annual music property of Harley-Davidson India is all set to rock the stage in Bengaluru on November 24, 2012. Raising the decibel to the next level, Swedish Metal band WOLF will play alongside iconic Indian rock bands like Albatros,

Courageous Persuaders Video Competition open to receive entries

The Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) Education Foundation announce that the Courageous Persuaders Video Scholarship Competition for 2013 is now open. The deadline for entry is February 12, 2013. The announcement was made by DADA President Jim Seavitt.

Daimler starts to sell BharatBenz trucks and delivers first vehicles to customers

Crucial day for the latest brand of Daimler's commercial vehicles division - In full view of journalists, dealers, and financing partners, three heavy-duty BharatBenz trucks rolled on stage on the occasion of a ceremony held in the Indian city of Mumbai. The trucks

New parts and service dealer for Isuzu Truck in Bristol

Leading commercial vehicle distributor Isuzu Truck UK Limited continues the expansion of its dealer network, this time making a further new appointment in the South-West. It has now appointed AK Commercials as its latest parts and service dealer based in Bristol.

Chris de Burgh and daughter Rosanna Davison test the new Golf in Sardinia

The Irish singer and composer Chris de Burgh and his daughter Rosanna Davison will be the first celebrities to test the new Golf. The musician and the model will attend the international media driving presentation of the new Golf in Sardinia on October 5-7, this year.

Even before the

Call for entries: $500k Lexus Eco Challenge revs up

Young people are committed to making a difference in the world, and for the sixth year, their efforts will be rewarded through the Lexus Eco Challenge. An educational program and contest, the Lexus Eco Challenge has inspired and empowered more than 22,000 middle

September 26, 2012

Ford reveals all-new EcoSport SUV at Paris Motor Show 2012

Ford of Europe will reveal the all-new EcoSport SUV at the Paris Motor Show. Ford EcoSport combines the agility, affordability and fuel efficiency of a small car with the flexibility and spaciousness of an SUV.

All-new EcoSport is based on Ford's global B-segment platform and

Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II comes to North India

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presents Phantom Series II in North India for the first time. Phantom Series II is the latest evolution of the pinnacle, super luxury car, first launched in 2003 establishing itself as the benchmark for the segment. Today, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars continues

Audi announces a price hike on its compact luxury SUV Audi Q3 in India

Audi announced an increase in price of its compact luxury SUV - Audi Q3 2.0 TDI between 1 to 2 per cent. The new price will be effective from October 1, 2012 on both the high grade and base grade of the 2.0 TDI engine.Currently, the Audi Q3 is priced at Rs. 2,621,000

Speed Car Wash exploring car washing business in India

When there are hundreds of new doors of business, car washing can be a very good business in a country like India. In a country like India where the numbers of cars are escalating, the need for a smart car wash is very important. This venture is entirely dedicated towards

BMW S 1000 RR voted MCN Machine of the Year

The incredible BMW S 1000 RR has been crowned Motorcycle News' 2012 'Machine of the Year' – the second time that the RR has taken the highest accolade in the MCN Awards. The RR also won the 'Best Sportsbike Unlimited' award for supersports machines with engines

Minister and father of teen car crash victim launch first Student Road Safety Awards

Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond has endorsed the UK's first ever student road safety competition, a concept put together by the father of a teenage car crash victim.

Paul Kerr's son, Jon-Paul, was just 17 when he was killed in a traffic accident involving an

Autogas Limited opens first LPG facility on M25

Autogas Limited has opened the very first LPG refuelling facilities anywhere on the M25 at Shell Cobham, the UK's largest petrol station that commenced trading last week.

So for the first time since its completion in 1986, drivers can now easily access the cheaper and cleaner fuel while

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars opens expanded showroom in Monaco

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Monaco last week hosted the grand reopening of the sole Rolls-Royce showroom in the famous principality. The Monegasque dealer and the British manufacturer of super luxury automobiles celebrated the occasion with a prestigious event that attracted the

Cessna announces first Citation Service Center in the UK

Cessna Aircraft Company has announced the first Cessna-owned Citation Service Center in the UK, located at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield.

The newly-acquired 50,000 sq ft facility, rebranded as the Doncaster Citation Service Center, offers

Citroen DS4 & Natalie Duncan partner for new music video

Soulful English talent Natalie Duncan has partnered with Citroen DS4 for her new music video. The distinctive DS model makes a dynamic appearance for new release 'Find Me A Home', which is taken from the singer-songwriter's debut album 'Devil In Me'. The single

HARMAN to provide HALOsonic External Sound Solution for new hybrid vehicles

HARMAN, the premium global audio and infotainment group, announced that a major European-based automaker will be  integrating HARMAN's exclusive HALOsonic External Sound Synthesis (ESS) solution in a line of plug-in hybrid vehicles. HARMAN's

September 25, 2012

Mercedes-Benz is Cool

Mercedes-Benz has made its debut in the annual CoolBrands list, ranked 16th out of over 10,000 independently identified brands.

Now in its 11th year and co-ordinated by The Centre for Brand Analysis, the list is voted for by 3,000 British consumers and

Mike Robinson and Isuzu create huntsman special pickup

Celebrity TV chef and presenter, Mike Robinson, has taken delivery of a bespoke Isuzu D-Max Pickup, to equip him as the hunting season in England gets into full swing.

Mike Robinson is a keen huntsman of game and gatherer of wild food, and to ensure he has the best

Baldwins get heavy with Volvo

Baldwins Crane Hire has taken their first pair of heavy haulage Volvo tractors to move mobile crane components and their ballast blocks, bringing their truck fleet to seven.

The FH-540 13-litre 8x4 tractors will be operating up to150-tonnes gcw and are category 3 STGO.

BMW and the RFU launch the BMW Performance Academy

BMW and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) announced a ground-breaking partnership to develop the future talent of English rugby - the BMW Performance Academy which will be part of the RFU National Academy Programme.

An initial pool of more than 30 players

Ark Performance to unveil Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec track edition at 2012 Sema Show

Hyundai is again teaming up with ARK Performance to create an ultra-high-performance track edition based on the Genesis Coupe R-Spec model. The ARK super-tuner track edition will debut with the Hyundai brand at the 2012 SEMA show.

Toyota Mississippi teams up to support National Public Lands Day

For the fifth consecutive year, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc., (TMMMS) team members and their families teamed up with the local community to support National Public Lands Day (NPLD).

Chevrolet UK announces Andy Higgins as Managing Director

Andy Higgins will be joining Chevrolet UK as Managing Director, Chevrolet UK, effective from October 1. In his new position Andy will be reporting into Cesare Prati – Executive Director Sales, Chevrolet Europe.

Andy first joined General Motors in 1991 and has held leadership

Volkswagen showcases Golf in Paris Motor Show

Volkswagen's exhibition stand at the Paris Motor Show will be putting the spotlight on the new Golf. 'Volkswagen Hyperdrive', as the stand is called, functions as a large interactive stage with film projections, lighting displays and visitor interaction devoted to the new

Matthew Bendall promoted to Senior Press Officer in the Kia Press Office

Matthew Bendall has been promoted to the position of Senior Press Officer in the Kia Press Office.

Matthew has worked in the Press Office at Kia Motors (UK) Limited since he joined the company just over two and a half years ago – starting out as a Press Officer after having

The 2012 Ryder Cup is under a good star

The year's golf highlight is about to start, the 2012 Ryder Cup will take place September 28-30, at the Medinah Country Club in Chicago, Illinois, USA. As a proud patron partner and 'Official Vehicle of The PGA of America' Mercedes-Benz will also be present at the

September 24, 2012

ExxonMobil expands partnership with Porsche

ExxonMobil announced a multi-year expansion of their partnership with Porsche AG that includes technical support of Porsche's return to LMP1 endurance racing in the World Endurance Championship racing series in 2014.

Recognising a shared commitment toward

Shell commemorates 500 races with Scuderia Ferrari

Having achieved a huge amount of success together on the track for over 60 years, Shell marked the occasion by presenting Scuderia Ferrari with a specially commissioned painting by renowned motorsport artist Michael Turner.

The partnership dates back to the 1920's when Shell

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