January 31, 2013

Anders Grundstromer appointed as new Managing Director, Scania Commercial Vehicles India, and Senior Vice-President, Scania Group

Anders Grundstromer has been appointed as the new Managing Director, Scania Commercial Vehicles India Pvt. Ltd. and Senior Vice-President, Scania Group.

Anders Grundstromer is currently Executive Regional Director, Region Western and Southern Europe

Ford recognised for outstanding achievement in low carbon transport

Ford's long-term commitment to lowering carbon emissions has been recognised by an award from the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) commending Ford for outstanding achievement in low carbon transport over the last 10 years.

The LowCVP aims to accelerate

Mercedes-Benz India and Mercedes Benz Financial launches 'myMBFS' iPhone and iPad app

Mercedes-Benz India continues to fascinate the growing customer base and further enhance the ownership experience through unique initiatives. Mercedes-Benz India in association with Daimler Financial Services (DFS) in their quest of enriching the overall experience of owning

Kia Motors (UK) Limited announces new roles for Shabsogh and Hetherington

Aimed at continuing Kia's remarkable growth record in the UK new car market, President and CEO Paul Philpott has announced a restructure of the UK company's senior management team.

Yaser Shabsogh, currently Sales Director, becomes Commercial Director

Toyota honoured as Car and Van Manufacturer of the Year in LowCVP awards

Toyota's leadership in reducing the environmental impact of everyday motoring has helped secure it the title of Car and Van Manufacturer of the Year in the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership awards, presented at a ceremony in London.

The roll call of LowCVP's Low Carbon

January 30, 2013

Chrysler Group reports full-year 2012 net income of $1.7-billion

Chrysler Group LLC reported preliminary net income of $1.7-billion for the full year 2012, up from net income of $183-million a year ago, exceeding the guidance provided earlier in the year. Full-year 2011 Adjusted Net Income(a) was $734-million, after

Jaguar Land Rover China wins Rising Star Category at the Cathay Pacific China Business Awards

Jaguar Land Rover China (JLR) has been named the winner of the Rising Star category at the prestigious Cathay Pacific China Business Awards 2012, which took place at London's Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The Rising Star Award recognises dynamic and innovative

Busworld India 2013 sets to showcase latest products and technology for bus & coach industry

The 5th edition of Busworld India, an exclusive trade exhibition for the bus and coach industry in India is being held from February 1-3, 2013 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai India. Busworld is the recognised platform for bus & coach sectors to tap the vast and rapidly

January 29, 2013

Ford wins the double in 2013 Businesscar Awards

Ford has claimed double success in the 2013 BusinessCar Awards, with Focus winning Car of the Year in its sector and S-Max taking the MPV honours. The new Ford B-Max was runner-up in the overall Car of the Year category.

It is the seventh award in as many years for

January 28, 2013

Tata Motors launches its premium hatchback Tata Vista D90 @ Rs. 5.99 lakh

Tata Motors launched its premium hatchback, the all-new Tata Vista D90, an advanced & dynamic car, delivering 90 ps of raw power, offering first-in-class high-tech features. Powered by a specially tuned Quadrajet diesel engine, with Variable Geometry Turbocharger

Audi India drives into the city of Nawabs - Lucknow; opens second dealership in Uttar Pradesh

Audi inaugurated its second luxury car showroom in Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow. The entire Audi India model range will be available for sale in this new showroom in Lucknow. This world-class showroom was inaugurated by Niraj Srivastava, Head, Sales, Audi

Renault Duster received 18 awards in India since its launch; including Car of the Year 2013

In just a few weeks, Renault has won 18 distinctions in India. Performing strongly since its launch in July 2012, Renault Duster is now one of the 15 best-selling models in India. It generates more than two-thirds of Renault's sales in the country.

"In the past few weeks, Renault

Kia pro_cee'd GT and cee'd GT set for world premier at Geneva Motor Show 2013

The new Kia pro_cee'd GT and cee'd GT - the brand's most performance-focused production cars ever - will enjoy their world premieres at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show on March 5.

Designed in Europe under the direction of President and Chief Design Officer, Peter

January 27, 2013

The Ferrari 458 Spider receives 'Best Cabriolet' award from Auto Motor und Sport

The readers of the prestigious German car magazine Auto Motor und Sport have crowned the 458 Spider 'Best Imported Cabriolet' in the traditional 'Best cars' poll.

This is the second time the 458 Spider has won this category, and it's the 15th time that a convertible

Suzuki launches Inazuma 250 Street Accessory Pack

Following the recent launch of Suzuki's Inazuma 250, that made headlines due to its impressive 85 mpg* fuel consumption figure and a value busting recommended price, Suzuki is delighted to bring yet more value to customers with the introduction of a new

Duncan Aldred appointed Acting Opel/Vauxhall Vice-President of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales

Alfred E. Rieck (56), a member of the Opel Management Board responsible for sales, marketing and aftersales, has resigned from his position. Duncan Aldred (43), currently Chairman and Managing Director, Vauxhall Motors, was named Acting Opel/Vauxhall Vice-

Ferrari receives British Government's Innovation in Engineering Award

Ferrari has won the prestigious Innovation in Engineering Award during the 6th edition of the UK-Italy Business Awards organised by the British Government.

The Award was presented to Ferrari's Chief Engineer, Roberto Fedeli at the Milan Stock Exchange in the presence

MG dealer has sold cars even before it opens

Hartwell, the newest MG dealer in the UK has sold cars even before it opens!

"We opened a few weeks ago ahead of the official opening and the response has been tremendous," said Dave Robertson, General Manager of Hartwell, Grimsby.

"There has been a lot of genuine interest.

Hyundai New Generation Santa Fe named the safest in its class of 2012

The Hyundai New Generation Santa Fe has been named as the safest car in its class assessed by Euro NCAP during 2012. Its scores across all test categories were best-in-class, making it one of the safest vehicles ever tested by the independent vehicle assessment organisation

Europcar UK wins Best Ground Transportation Company at 2013 Business Travel Awards

Europcar has confirmed its credentials in the corporate travel sector by winning the Ground Transportation category in the 2013 Business Travel Awards. Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group, believes the company's success is largely

Renault Retail Group appoints Len Curran as Managing Director

Renault Retail Group (RRG) has appointed Len Curran as its new Managing Director. He replaces Stuart Walker, who, after 32 years of loyal service, will leave the Renault group on April 22, 2013 to pursue other interests.

Len will oversee Renault Retail Group's Renault

Kia concept to provoke at Geneva Motor Show 2013

Kia is set to deliver a provocative and racy new urban concept car at this year's Geneva Motor Show.

With the company's signature tiger-nose morphing into a mischievous, yet friendly, grille and headlight arrangement, coupled with strong styling lines that exude

Pretty in pink - the Kia Picanto's new colour!

The pocket-sized Picanto is now available in pink! Adding a splash of girly colour to the Picanto line up 'Fuchsia Blush' is available on the 5-door model on grades '2' and '3' at just £445.

If pink isn't your colour then the new Picanto 'White' is now available on the three-

January 26, 2013

Nismo arrives in Europe

The wait is over - the first Nissan Nismo road car for Europe has arrived.

Under the Nismo performance division brand, Nissan will launch a range of new sports models starting with the Juke Nismo. This is the first chapter in a production car story which will unveil

January 25, 2013

Jaguar Land Rover launch locally-built Jaguar XF in India

Jaguar Land Rover is commencing production of the Jaguar XF saloon at its facility in Pune, India. The initial Pune-built Jaguar XF models will feature the company's acclaimed 2.2-litre diesel engine, which is coming to the Indian market for the first time. The Jaguars

January 24, 2013

Volkswagen inaugurates solar park in the USA; Brand's largest solar facility in the world

Volkswagen brand has inaugurated its largest solar facility in the world at its US plant in Chattanooga. The Volkswagen Chattanooga Solar Park has a peak output of 9.5 megawatts and is the largest solar facility operated by an automaker in the USA. The environmentally

Nissan reduces price of all-electric Leaf by €3,000 in Europe

Nissan is making zero-emission mobility more affordable by reducing the price of the all-electric Nissan Leaf by €3,000 in European markets. The change comes as part of a global effort to make the Leaf more affordable in the pioneering electric vehicle's three main

Ford Fiesta is Europe's best-selling small car in 2012 with one sold every two minutes

Consumers bought a new Ford Fiesta every two minutes on average last year, make it the best-selling small car in Europe, according to automotive data intelligence provider Jato Dynamics.*

Ford last year sold 953,174 cars in the 30 European markets monitored by

Volkswagen workforce initiative 'A chance to play' supports disadvantaged children and youth in Brazil

The Volkswagen Group Works Council and the child rights agency 'terre des hommes' are helping to improve future prospects for children and youth in poor districts of Brazil with the 'A chance to play' initiative. The project was officially launched in the country hosting

Renault ranked most innovative French company

Boston Consulting Group has ranked Renault among the top 50 most innovative companies in the world in its new survey.

The yearly rankings, introduced in 2004, recognise businesses that invest in innovation over the long-term.

Renault places 34th in the overall

January 22, 2013

Audi India open its third world-class showroom in Mumbai

Audi announced the opening of its third luxury car showroom in Mumbai on Bhulabhai Desai Road, Haji Ali, one of the most prominent locations of South Mumbai. The entire Audi India model range will be available for sale in this new showroom

Porsche sales increase by 18.7 per cent in 2012

Porsche AG sold more sports cars in 2012 than ever before - 141,075 customer deliveries equal an increase of 18.7 per cent compared to last year's record of 118,868 vehicles sold.

"We are looking back on the most successful year in our history," said Matthias Muller,

January 21, 2013

Hyundai Motor Europe appoints Byung Kwon Rhim as new President and CEO

Byung Kwon Rhim has been appointed as the new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hyundai Motor Europe.

Rhim has strong experience of working in the region. He previously held the role of President at Hyundai Motor Russia, but, prior to that, Rhim

January 20, 2013

Gert Schardey becomes Head of Sales Strategy and Business Development at Volkswagen Passenger Cars

With effect from February 1, 2013, Gert Schardey (48) has been appointed Head of Sales Strategy and Business Development of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. In this function, he succeeds Dr. Stephan Wollenstein (49), who already became Executive

January 18, 2013

Skoda Citigo and Superb honoured at What Car? awards

The new Skoda Citigo 1.0-litre 60 ps GreenTech SE 5-door was named the Best City Car in the £9,000-£10,000 category, while the Skoda Superb 1.4-litre TSI S was hailed as the Best Family Car Under £18,000.

It's the second time in 6 months that What Car? has given acclaim

January 17, 2013

Chevrolet sold more than 4.95-million vehicles in 2012

Chevrolet sold more than 4.95-million vehicles in 2012, setting a global sales record and driving General Motors Co. global sales to more than 9.2-million vehicles, a 2.9 per cent gain compared with 2011.

While the United States was the largest individual market for

Apollo Tyres opens its global R&D centre in the Netherlands

Apollo Tyres Ltd. announced the opening up of its global R&D centre in Enschede, the Netherlands. This state-of-the-art facility will serve as a hub for the development and testing of car and van tyres for all product brands - Apollo, Vredestein and Dunlop (32 countries

January 16, 2013

Hindustan Motors Ltd. ties up with Raaj Unocal Lubricants Ltd.

Hindustan Motors Ltd. (HM) signed a MoU with Raaj Unocal Lubricants Ltd. (RULL) for the manufacture and marketing of co-branded genuine oils exclusively for HM vehicles.

The companies entered into a three-year contract to manufacture co-branded products known as

Land Rover Discovery 4 wins Best Towcar in Caravan Owners Survey

Caravan enthusiasts have voted the Land Rover Discovery 4 top when it comes to choosing a new tow car.

The survey of 100 caravan owners was carried out by The Camping and Caravanning Club's insurance division, Club Care Insurance, which revealed 19 per cent

New Suzukis available with up to £800 free accessories

New models from the 2013 Suzuki range are available with free Genuine accessories from the middle of January, with some models benefitting from up to £800 worth of add-ons.

Models such as the versatile V-Strom 650 ABS and the GSX1250FA long-distance tourer

Toyota Furia Concept makes global debut at 2013 NAIAS

Toyota revealed the Corolla Furia Concept at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This exciting compact sedan concept hints at the styling cues consumers can expect to see on the next-generation Corolla. The concept represents an exterior

Volkswagen Group opens new engine plant in Mexico

Volkswagen is further extending its commitment to industry in North America. The engine plant in Silao in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato has opened. The new factory is the Volkswagen Group's 100th plant worldwide. The inauguration ceremony

January 15, 2013

2014 Infiniti Q50 sedan makes world debut at NAIAS 2013

Infiniti unveiled the all-new 2014 Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. President Johan de Nysschen and Senior Vice-President & Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura presented

Nissan debuts 2014 Versa Note, Resonance Crossover Concept at 2013 NAIAS

Nissan has presented two important all-new vehicles at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The 2014 Nissan Versa Note, which made its North American debut, is the second-generation of the popular Versa hatchback. It is scheduled to go on

Peugeot launches 208 Intuitive special edition @ £14,245

Peugeot's popular 208 range will expand this month with the introduction of a Special Edition, the Peugeot 208 Intuitive.

Available with a choice of petrol and HDi diesel engines, the 208 Intuitive is available in both 3- and 5-door variants and priced from £14,245.

Nissan brings new US-assembled 2013 Leaf @ $28,800

Nissan has announced that US pricing for the new 2013 Nissan Leaf will start at an MSRP of $28,800 for the newly-added S grade, making it the lowest priced five-passenger electric vehicle sold in the United States. Depending on location, some consumers may purchase

Kia Motors Slovakia posts record car and engine production in 2012

Kia's Zilina plant in Slovakia produced a record-breaking 292,000 cars and 464,000 engines in 2012 - its highest ever output and respective increases of 15 per cent and 29 per cent over 2011.

Since a three-shift operation was introduced by the 3,900 factory employees in January

Caterham launches affordable entry-level kart series

Caterham Motorsport reveals the first details of its unique low-cost, high value karting championship, designed to reinstate karting as an accessible sport in its own right.

Drawing on decades of experience running one-make car racing championships, Caterham Motorsport

Nissan records best ever European market share in 2012

Nissan announced it achieved a record market share over the January-December 2012 period of 3.9 per cent, up 0.1 per cent from 2011's figure. The market share growth came from 665,756 units sold in 2012 in an overall European car market that shrunk versus last year,

Ducati Monster celebrates 20th anniversary with low rate finance on range

2013 marks a significant landmark for the iconic Ducati Monster as it celebrates its 20th year of production. In that period Ducati has sold over 250,000 worldwide and to celebrate the anniversary of this legendary motorcycle Ducati UK are offering low rate finance options

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