February 27, 2013

Hyundai Motor collaborates with top designer Karim Rashid

Hyundai Motor Company announced plans to unveil the works of its collaboration with one of the world's greatest designers Karim Rashid at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show starting on March 28, 2013. The collaboration between Karim Rashid and Hyundai is part of Hyundai Motor's

The most luxurious Jaguar - XJ Ultimate arrives in India

The Jaguar XJ Ultimate goes on sale in India and gives Jaguar customers unprecedented levels of luxury that focus on innovation and technology. The XJ Ultimate represents the pinnacle of the luxurious, innovative XJ experience with heightened levels of opulence for

Cadillac begins XTS production in China

Cadillac began production of the new XTS luxury sedan in China, the latest and most important milestone in the brand's growth in the world's largest auto market.

Shanghai joins Oshawa, Ontario, as an assembly location for the XTS, marking the brand's biggest step in its expansion

Hyundai celebrates world's first assembly line production of zero-emissions fuel cell vehicles

A white Hyundai Motor Co. ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle rolled-off the assembly line at the company's Ulsan manufacturing complex, as Hyundai became the world's first automaker to begin assembly-line production of zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered vehicles for fleet use.

Toyota to export US-assembled Venza to Russia and Ukraine

Toyota announced that it will begin exporting US-assembled Venza vehicles to Russia and Ukraine in 2013. These shipments are expected to build upon Toyota's all-time record export of more than 124,000 US-assembled vehicles to 21 global markets in 2012,

February 26, 2013

Winner of 2012 Young European Truck Driver competition receives Scania truck

The 2012 winner of Young European Truck Driver competition, Gabriel Warde of Ireland, now has a brand new Scania truck parked by his home near Galway.

On hand to deliver the prize truck in Dublin was Leo Varadkar, the Irish Minister for Transport, Tourism

Tim Mahoney named Chief Marketing Officer Global Chevrolet

General Motors named Tim Mahoney as Chief Marketing Officer Global Chevrolet and Global GM Marketing Operations Leader, effective April 1. Mahoney joins Chevrolet from Volkswagen, where he has been Chief Product and Marketing Officer since 2011.

He will report

Mini drives Design Indaba for the third time

Mini, the originator of the premium small car segment, will once again be the official vehicle supplier to the 2013 Design Indaba, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 27 to March 3, 2013.

Mini will supply 25 Mini Countryman

February 24, 2013

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India formally opens its new site in Bangalore

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) formally opened its new site in Bangalore. With 1,200 employees, MBRDI is the largest Daimler research and development centre outside Germany, and it also is the largest and ultramodern centre

Mercedes-Benz Actros wins international design award once again

The iF label is recognised worldwide as a hallmark of excellent design - a cachet that now attaches to the new Mercedes-Benz Actros. This year, 49 experts from the areas of design, industry and education chose their favourites from over 3,000 entries.

The competition

February 23, 2013

Volkswagen launches most fuel-efficient production car in the world

The XL1 from Volkswagen is the most fuel-efficient production car in the world, with a fuel consumption value of 0.9 l/100 km. Due to its plug-in hybrid system, the two-seater can also cover a distance of up to 50 km in all-electric mode and therefore with zero local emissions.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars opens third showroom in India

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars' presence in India continues to grow with the official opening of a third showroom in the South Indian commercial capital of Hyderabad, following the appointment of its authorised dealer, Kun Motoren Private Limited to represent Rolls-Royce Motor

Women drive success on the track with Chevrolet SS

Chevrolet kicked-off Speedweeks with outstanding performances from Team Chevy race teams and the all-new Chevrolet SS race car. Seven of the top nine starters for the Daytona 500 will be Chevrolet SS race cars. On the track and behind the scenes, women passionate about

Hyundai to debut Grand Santa Fe to European audience at 2013 Geneva Motor Show

At the 2013 Salon International de l'Auto in Geneva, Hyundai will unveil its Grand Santa Fe - the company's E-segment extended wheelbase SUV.

Joining the already-successful New Generation Santa Fe, the new model further demonstrates Hyundai's SUV expertise and

Hyundai Motor America sells its first special edition Veloster Re:Mix model

Hyundai Motor America recently delivered the first of its new Veloster Re:Mix limited edition models to its excited new owner at Sterling McCall Hyundai in Houston, Texas. Hyundai began selling its special edition production Veloster in mid-February alongside a comprehensive

Mercedes-Benz A-class wins AM New Car of the Year Award

The new A-class announced as 'AM New Car of the Year' at the AM Awards in Birmingham, UK.

"The new A-class has the style, dynamism and technology that's required to punch its weight in this highly competitive sub-segment. It's an all-round performer and just

Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h win U.S. News & World Report's Awards

Lexus earned top honors in two categories of U.S. News & World Report's 2013 Best Cars for the Money awards for its outstanding value. The RX 350 luxury utility vehicle received the Best Luxury 2-Row Midsize SUV for the Money while the RX 450h

Bentley senses success with new fragrance collection

Bentley has announced the launch of its first luxury fragrance range for men, which brings together the two world-renowned brands of the master French crystal maker Lalique and the iconic British car company.

"This collaboration has allowed the transposition of

Volkswagen launches the new Beetle Convertible

The new Beetle Convertible has arrived and is available now in Volkswagen dealerships all over Germany. With an updated, fresh design, a wealth of trim options and not least a great value-for-money price the new Beetle Convertible impresses on every

Ford invests millions in Cleveland engine plant

To meet rising consumer demand for the award-winning 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine, Ford Motor Company will invest nearly $200-million and add 450 new jobs at its Cleveland engine plant.

"This is our One Ford plan at its best - giving customers the power of choice to decide

Lincoln donates $100,000 to Red Cross as Vonage wins 'Smartest Company in America'

Lincoln has named Vonage the 'Smartest Company in America' after it won the 'Lincoln Intelligence Project'.

The luxury automotive brand will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross Jersey Coast Chapter on behalf of Vonage, a leading provider of communications

February 22, 2013

Toyota Tundra and Tacoma Pickup Trucks win U.S. News & World Report's Awards

Toyota swept the pickup truck segments in the annual U.S. News & World Report '2013 Best Cars for the Money' awards. The Tacoma won 'Best Compact Truck for the Money' for the second-consecutive year while the Tundra took top honors as the 'Best Full Size Truck

Scion FR-S named Best Sports Car for the Money by U.S. News & World Report

The 2013 FR-S beat out its competition to earn the Best Sports Car for the Money from U.S. News & World Report. The annual award recognises value, quality and critical acclaim across 21 vehicle categories.

To evaluate the FR-S, U.S. News & World Report judges

Bosch receives Global Contribution Award for outstanding achievements from Toyota

Toyota Motor Corporation has presented its Global
Contribution Award to the Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of innovative technologies and services. This is the highest supplier honor the automaker awards, and is given in recognition of companies that have

BMW Group announces changes in management team

BMW of North America, LLC announced the new appointments to its management team in the Americas.

Arturo Pineiro will assume the role of President and CEO of BMW Group Brazil, based in San Paulo, Brazil effective April 1. Currently, Pineiro is the Regional Vice-President of

GM North America President Mark Reuss named Daytona 500 honorary pace car driver

Mark Reuss, General Motors North America President, who was instrumental in bringing the new Chevrolet SS to NASCAR, will be the honorary pace car driver for the 55th running of the Daytona 500. He will be behind the wheel of a 2014 production Chevrolet

Ford dominates the U.S. News & World Report 2013 Best Cars for the Money rankings

For the second straight year, Ford dominates the U.S. News & World Report 2013 Best Cars for the Money rankings, with six Ford vehicles offering consumers the most bang for their buck. The 2013 Focus, Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Taurus, Escape and Edge captured awards

HM launches Mitsubishi dealership in Hyderabad

Hindustan Motors Ltd. (HM) launched its Mitsubishi range dealership in Hyderabad, thus raising the number of dealerships in the country to 42.

The authorised 3S (sales, service and spares) dealership, M/s Pride Mitsubishi's showroom was inaugurated by

New Golf GTD celebrates its world premiere in Geneva

At this year's Geneva International Motor Show, Volkswagen is presenting the latest version of this extreme athlete whose 135 kw/184 ps TDI engine already complies with the challenging EU-6 emissions standard.

The first Golf GTD in 1982 revolutionised the

Bentley's most powerful four-door model ever makes global debut at Geneva Motor Show

Bentley establishes a new luxury performance sedan benchmark with the launch of the new Flying Spur. With its unrivalled blend of effortless driveability, exquisite luxury and craftsmanship, sculpted design and state-of-the-art technology, the new Flying Spur takes

Ford launches full Tourneo Range and all-new EcoSport SUV in Geneva

Ford of Europe will launch new models for Europe at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5.

Ford will showcase its full new family of Tourneo people-movers, with the global debut of the all-new Tourneo Courier, and display the all-new EcoSport compact

February 21, 2013

World's fastest production car comes to auction

A fine example of Jaguar's fastest-ever road car and, for two years, the quickest production car in the world - the Jaguar XJ220 - is one of the highlights at Historics at Brooklands classic and collector car auction on Saturday, March 9. 

This excellent example

Yamaha YZF-R6 gets the Hollywood treatment

Bike fans are in for a treat with the new Die Hard movie now in cinemas. Alongside the A-List cast, the Yamaha YZF-R6 takes a starring role in the Hollywood Blockbuster titled 'A Good Day To Die Hard'. The R6 was also present and enjoying the full-on paparazzi treatment

GM names Melissa Howell to lead Global Human Resources

General Motors appointed Melissa Howell as Vice-President, Global Human Resources, effective immediately.

Howell has more than two decades of experience in GM Human Resources, supporting Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Corporate Staffs

Cadillac XTS brings its best to livery industry

Cadillacis now selling more than nine of 10 all-new XTS models to individual luxury buyers, but the new luxury sedan is also outfitted with a special package that  redefines how fleet and car service operators transport their more than 400-million customers.  

With the new W20

Truckmania descends on Beaulieu

The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu announced a brand new event, Truckmania! This fun-filled, family-friendly event is set to liven up on the May 26-27, with a whole host of colourful, truck-size displays, demonstrations and activities.

This event is a great opportunity to get up close and

Jan Kopecky wins the Golden Steering Wheel award

Skoda Motorsport's Jan Kopecky has for the sixth time won Golden Steering Wheel in the Czech Republic. Czech rally Champion and IRC Vice-Champion won the award in the Rally category.

Kopecky won for the third consecutive year.

"We are very pleased to have won

Volvo Cars and Geely cooperate in new R&D Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden

Geely Holding, majority owner of Volvo Car Corporation (Volvo Cars) and Geely, will establish a Research and Development Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Centre will develop a new modular architecture and set of components for future C-segment cars, addressing the needs of both Volvo Cars and Geely. The Centre will be run by Mats Fagerhag, currently Vice-President

2013 Hypermotard models soon to arrive in Ducati stores

Following their highly anticipated unveiling at the Milan International Motorcycle Show in November, the brand new Hypermotard models are now in production and ready to be delivered to Ducati stores around the world.

The new models deliver an exciting and fun-filled

February 20, 2013

Paracoat Products Limited announces the launch of PCP Care

Paracoat Products Limited (PCP) announced the launch of new initiative called PCP Care. With the help of PCP care, a person suffering from knee and spinal problem can now easily get inside the car with minimal effort or pain. A comfortable leather seat with

Mercedes-Benz India launches the G63 AMG @ Rs. Rs 1.45 crore

The longest serving vehicle in series production - the Mercedes-Benz G-class, is now the youngest vehicle in its portfolio. It is equipped with even more luxurious interiors, discreet modifications in design and styling, enhanced safety features, new infotainment system

All-new Nissan Note will make its world debut at the Geneva Show

Signalling the start of a wave of bold new models from Nissan, the all-new Note for Europe will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

Nissan's commitment to innovation, style and excitement has produced some of the most talked-about cars in recent years. And

A wheelie special Festival of Speed icon set to return to Goodwood

This summer's 20th anniversary Festival of Speed (July 12-14) will see a number of remarkable and memorable vehicles, drivers and riders returning to the world's most popular motor sport and car culture event, as Goodwood recreates a number of legendary

Mitsubishi Mirage arrives in the UK

The Mitsubishi Mirage has arrived in the UK ahead of its eagerly awaited showroom launch this spring.

The all-new model - a compact family car conceived to meet the needs of markets globally - marks the brand’s return to the core values of the traditional B-segment.

Renault-Nissan Alliance opens bigger Silicon Valley Research Center to enhance advanced R&D

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has expanded its presence in Silicon Valley with the opening of a new advanced research center initially specialising in autonomous driving and connected cars.

The opening of NRC-SV is part of Nissan's global strategy to expand

GM seeks to boost recycling infrastructure in Southeast

General Motors is taking a regional approach to boosting recycling infrastructure - looking first to the Southeast United States.

It initiated the Suppliers' Partnership for the Environment Southern Network forum and hosted a group of automakers, suppliers, recycling

Tata Motors' Jamshedpur plant rolls-out its two-millionth truck

Tata Motors' Jamshedpur plant has marked a red letter day with the roll-out of the 2-millionth truck from this world-class manufacturing facility. The plant manufactures Tata Motors' entire range of medium- and heavy-commercial vehicles, including the Tata Prima, both

February 19, 2013

JLR launches new edu programme to encourage young women to consider engineering careers

Jaguar Land Rover is offering female students interested in engineering, technology and manufacturing careers a unique insight into the world of work at the UK's largest luxury automotive manufacturer.

The 'Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers: Young Women in

Volvo Group invests in DriveCam

Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary of the Volvo Group, has announced that Volvo has made a strategic investment in DriveCam. The two companies have joined forces with the objective of delivering innovative safety-centric solutions to the global commercial

February 18, 2013

Ferrari is the world's most powerful brand

Ferrari is the world's most powerful brand. And not simply in the opinion of millions of Prancing Horse enthusiasts all over the world or, indeed, the clients that continue to buy the cars built at Maranello year after year, but according to the annual list compiled

Mercedes-Benz UK launches special edition of S-class, the AMG Sport Edition @ £69,995

Mercedes-Benz UK has launched a special edition of S-class, the AMG Sport Edition, featuring significantly enhanced specification priced from £69,995 on the road.

Based on the already comprehensive specification of the standard S-class, the new S 350 BlueTEC AMG

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