March 31, 2013

SsangYong showcases its LIV-1 concept at the Seoul Motor Show

SsangYong has unveiled its next new concept car at the Seoul Motor Show in South Korea. The LIV-1 (Limitless Interface Vehicle) is a large SUV (sport utility vehicle) and features an easily controlled four-wheel drive system via an interface.

Designed to look robust, purposeful

Turn heads with the Shark Raw

Shark's brand new and exciting jet helmet concept, Raw is on its way to UK dealers.

Aggressive styling combined with Shark's innovative engineering and superb product development, sees the Raw fit perfectly in its urban 'Metro' division.

With its original and

Bentley installs the UK's largest roof top solar panel system

Bentley Motors announces that it is installing the UK's largest roof mounted solar panel system. The installation will be owned and operated by Lightsource Renewable Energy Limited, the UK's leading solar energy generator.

Over 20,000 solar panels with a capacity

Jaguar F-Type receives '2013 World Car Design of the Year' award at New York Show

The Jaguar F-Type has been declared the 2013 World Car Design of the Year.

"No design project has given me greater pleasure than the creation of the F-Type. It's a project I've looked forward to from the moment I joined Jaguar, and it's one that's given my team

March 30, 2013

Hyundai luxury sports coupe concept HND-9 makes its world debut at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show

Hyundai Motor Co. staged a world premiere of the HND-9, its latest luxury sports coupe concept that illustrates the company's future design direction.

"HND-9 will give customers a glimpse of Hyundai's future luxury sports coupe models," said Suk-Geun Oh,

Hyundai Motor's heavy-duty truck Xcient makes its world debut at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show

Hyundai Motor Company's commercial division unveiled its new heavy-duty truck Xcient at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show. The next-generation of Trago, which debuted in 2006, returns with greater styling and a variety of improved features.

The Xcient is expected to set new

Renault Samsung Motors unveils its new urban crossover QM3 at Seoul Motor Show

At the 2013 Seoul Motor Show, from March 28 to April 7, Renault Samsung Motors unveils its new urban crossover vehicle QM3.

With QM3, the small crossover based on Renault Captur, RSM widens its product range and acquires a unique product for the Korean market.

BMW 328d sedan debuts at New York International Auto Show

BMW debuted the new 328d sedan at the New York International Auto, ushering in the next wave of BMW Advanced Diesel models in the US. The 328d will feature BMW's 2.0-litre TwinPower diesel 4-cylinder engine. It produces 180 hp and 280 lb ft of torque, available

2014 Buick Regal makes its public debut at the New York International Auto Show

Buick revealed the new 2014 Regal, designed to be a sportier and smarter evolution of the brand's dynamic mid-size sedan. New purposeful technologies enhance safety and the driving experience with a more refined turbo engine - along with the introduction of all-

World premiere of the fastest Skoda Octavia of all time at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Skoda will present the world premiere of the all-new Octavia RS at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, July 11-14, 2013. Based on the new generation Octavia that is being launched across Europe since early 2013, the new RS will be longer, wider and lighter than its

2014 Cadillac CTS elevates to challenge world's best

Cadillac introduced the all-new 2014 CTS sedan, which ascends into the heart of the mid-size luxury market with expanded performance, elevated luxury and sophisticated technology.

The third-generation CTS sedan is based on the high-performing rear-drive architecture

Sahara Force India and Mercedes-Benz announce long-term powertrain supply agreement

Sahara Force India and Mercedes-Benz are delighted to announce the signature of a long-term agreement for the Silverstone-based team to use a full Mercedes-Benz powertrain from the 2014 season onwards.

The agreement will see

Chevrolet introduces the most track-capable Camaro ever at New York International Auto Show

Chevrolet introduced the restyled 2014 Camaro line at the New York Auto Show, including the return of the Z/28, the most iconic model in Camaro history.

The 2014 Camaro models feature a revised exterior design that integrates high-performance

All-new 2014 Toyota Highlander SUV makes world debut at 2013 New York Auto Show

The all-new third-generation 2014 Toyota Highlander mid-size SUV made its world debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show.

An all-new exterior design conveys both refinement and strength, complementing a new interior that will raise the bar in the mid-size SUV segment.

Buick makes debut of the new 2014 LaCrosse at New York International Auto Show

Buick introduced the new 2014 LaCrosse, the evolution of the landmark luxury sedan that established the brand's modern sedan lineup with design leadership and technological innovation.

The full-size LaCrosse offers new interior and exterior design

Kia unveils all-new Soul at New York International Auto Show

Kia Motors has unveiled an all-new version of Soul, its iconic urban crossover, at the 113th New York International Auto Show.

The signature Soul design is instantly recognisable yet thoroughly fresh, with more than a passing nod to the hot Track'ster concept

Nissan launches production of new and improved 100 per cent electric Nissan Leaf in Sunderland

Nissan is celebrating the dawn of a bold new era in European car manufacturing with the official start of production of the new and improved, 100 per cent electric Nissan Leaf.

This new Nissan Leaf, incorporating more than 100 updates, is now rolling off the line at the

The new Golf receives 'World Car of the Year 2013' award at New York International Auto Show

The new Golf just keeps on winning: an international expert jury named the bestseller from Wolfsburg 'World Car of the Year 2013'. The globally sought-after prize was awarded at the New York International Auto Show. The 'World Car of the Year' title is a further milestone

Volkswagen Russia announces long-term cooperation with the Russian Biathlon Union

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands today announced a long-term cooperation with the Russian Biathlon Union (RBU). From April 1, 2013, Volkswagen will support the men's and women's teams as well as the youth work of the

Boeing delivers 1,000th airplane to China

Boeing and China Eastern Airlines celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th Boeing airplane for China, one of the world's most dynamic markets for commercial airplanes. Boeing forecasts that China will need 5,260 new airplanes, valued at $670-billion, in the next 20 years.

Daimler van joint-venture Fujian Benz Automotive Corporation opens new product development center in China

After only two years of construction, Fujian Benz Automotive Corporation's new product development center was officially opened in Fuzhou. Fujian Benz Automotive Corporation is a joint-venture of Daimler and several partners for the production of vans in China. The new product

March 28, 2013

Infiniti announces US$ 36,450 introductory price for all-new 2014 Infiniti Q50 sports sedan

Infiniti Motor Company Limited announced an introductory pre-order Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price* (M.S.R.P.) of US$ 36,450 for the all-new 2014 Infiniti Q50 sport sedan, which goes on sale in summer 2013 at Infiniti retailers in the United States. The special

Nissan debuts 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid, NV200 Mobility Taxi at New York International Auto Show

After nearly doubling sales of Pathfinder since the October 2012 introduction of an all-new fourth-generation design, Nissan's iconic SUV took another major step forward today with the world debut of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid at the New York International

Kia introduces refreshed Optima at New York International Motor Show

Kia Motors has unveiled a refreshed version of its Optima saloon, a car that has proved a global hit for Kia since its launch exactly three years ago, at the 2013 New York International Motor Show.

The 2014 Optima arrives with updated front and rear ends, retaining

Ducati adopts Master security system

All new Ducati machines registered from April 1 onwards will now come with the added security of a Master Security System.

Ducati has joined an industry initiative developed by the Motorcycle Industry Association in adopting the Master Security System. The system is fitted

Toyota recognised by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with its ninth consecutive Energy Star Partner of the Year award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognised Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) with its ninth consecutive Energy Star Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment

Three time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel signs as Infiniti's Director of Performance

Infiniti announced Sebastian Vettel, Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver and triple Formula One World Champion, as Director of Performance for the premium automotive brand.

This latest announcement extends and enhances Vettel's relationship with Infiniti which formally

Bentley's new Flying Spur and enhanced Mulsanne models make North American debut at New York Auto Show

The new Bentley Flying Spur, the world's most refined performance sedan, makes its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show.

"We're excited to show the new Flying Spur in one of Bentley's most important markets in the world - New York," said

March 27, 2013

Francois Goupil de Bouille appointed new Vice-President, Infiniti Global Operations

Francois Goupil de Bouille has been appointed Infiniti Vice-President, Global Operations, effective March 1. He is responsible for the entire Infiniti sales, aftersales, retail network development and customer care business worldwide. This position also includes full market

LPU designed & developed Formula Car IR-12 for more success in the International Championship

Teamed up as 'Illuminati Racers', engineering students group of Lovely Professional University (Punjab) have designed & developed 'Formula 1 Racing Car IR-12'. This is the 2nd in the chain of innovative cars designed and developed by the LPU students besides India's first

Nissan's racing season gets into gear with new FIA GT Series

The new-for-2013 FIA GT Series gets underway this weekend at Nogaro in France and the Nissan GT Academy Team RJN squad is ready to take its pair of Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 race cars to the limit as they go head to head with the likes

Volvo announces V60 Sports Wagon will come to Canadian market

Volvo's V60 sports wagon will soon hit the shores of North America.

Doug Speck, Volvo Cars' Senior Vice-President, Marketing, Sales and Customer service, made the announcement at the New York International Auto Show, indicating the new V60 will come

Renault-Nissan establishes Port of Tyne as common entry point for imports into Northern England

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has established the Port of Tyne in northeast England as its common regional entry point for vehicles imported from Renault and Nissan plants overseas.

Establishing a single port in Northern England is the latest step from the fully

March 26, 2013

All-new Ford EcoSport debuts in ASEAN at Bangkok International Motor Show

The all-new Ford EcoSport makes its much-anticipated debut in ASEAN at the 34th Bangkok International Motor Show, tapping into a growing desire in the region for an urban SUV that combines the agility, affordability and fuel efficiency of a compact car with the flexibility and

Kia reveals all-new compact four-door coupe at Seoul International Motor Show

Kia Motors will reveal an all-new, compact, four-door coupe concept on Thursday, March 28 at the Seoul International Motor Show.

The new Kia CUB is less than four-metres long and is styled to appeal to trend-setting urban dwellers.
CUB is both sleek and small, with

March 25, 2013

Pajero Sport comes up trumps in Heart-in-Mouth driving event

Pajero Sport once again proved its mettle in the Heart-in-Mouth boot camp held in the Wonder Valley resort.

Around two dozen owners of rugged-yet-refined Pajero Sports participated in the exciting event. The day-long development organised by Hindustan Motors-

March 23, 2013

Women Car Rally 2013 to flag-off with over 50 teams

The 5th edition of the Women Car Rally 2013 from New Delhi to Rishikesh will feature approximately 50-70 participant teams. Starting from March 29 to March 31, 2013, the rally has been formulated under the aegis of Team I Sports the 3-day rally will keenly seek to highlight

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Eindhoven celebrates opening of new showroom

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Eindhoven celebrated the opening of the new home of Rolls-Royce in the Netherlands. The Dutch dealership, which forms part of Cito Motors, and the British manufacturer of super-luxury automobiles commemorated the occasion with

Bridgestone introduces three new fuel-efficient Firestone truck tyres at Mid-America Trucking Show

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions at the Mid-America Trucking Show unveiled three new Firestone-brand commercial truck tyres for regional to long-haul use as part of the company's commitment to supporting drivers and small fleet owners with innovative, fuel-

Honda announces the new Lead125 Scooter in Vietnam

Honda Vietnam Co. Ltd., a Honda joint-venture in Vietnam for production and sales of motorcycles and automobiles, announced the release of the Lead125, a liquid-cooled 125 cc single-cylinder scooter.

The Lead125 is equipped with a liquid-cooled 125 cc

Five-millionth Audi with quattro all-wheel drive rolls-off the assembly line at Neckarsulm

Audi has just proved that there really is safety in numbers by producing its five-millionth quattro all-wheel-drive-equipped model - an A6 allroad. The rugged, air-suspended Avant is just one of over 140 variants across the Audi range currently

Stephan Schaller appointed the new ACEM President

Stephan Schaller, President of BMW Motorrad, was appointed the new President of the ACEM (Association des Constructeurs Europeens de Motocycles), the European Motorcycle Industry Association on March 21, 2013. Based in Brussels, ACEM is the organisation

Fiat rolls-off five-millionth 1.3 MultiJet engine at Poland plant

Fiat Powertrain Technologies Poland plant in Bielsko-Biała reached a historic milestone - the 5,000,000th 1.3 MultiJet engine has rolled-off the lines at the Polish plant. The record demonstrates the great success of this small diesel engine - four cylinders in line, 16

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions launches new Firestone all-position Radial for on/off-highway use

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, launched a new Firestone all-position radial tire for on/off-highway use at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The introduction of this new Firestone tyre demonstrates a commitment

Nine US winners of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest announced

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced the nine winners of the US segment of the worldwide Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. The US winners will receive a Nook Tablet plus an award certificate. The nine US winners are now eligible to advance as World Contest

Toyota announces 2013 Corolla LE and S Special Edition models

Toyota Motor Sales has announced two 2013 Corolla Special Editions that will offer consumers appealing equipment at an attainable price point.

The 2013 Special Edition Corollas will offer unique standard features in two grade levels, LE and S. The LE Special

HM launches Mitsubishi show window in Kolkata

Hindustan Motors Ltd. (HM) launched its first Mitsubishi range show window in the heart of Kolkata.

The second outlet of the only Mitsubishi dealership in Kolkata, Shah Automobiles, was inaugurated by Uttam Bose, Managing Director & CEO, Hindustan Motors

March 22, 2013

Baja 1000 winner Joe Bacal to start 2013 off-road racing season at Mint 400

Coming off a  solo-driven victory in the 2012 Baja 1000, Joe Bacal and his JTGrey Racing team are ready to race the Lexus LX 570 with full Lexus backing again in 2013, kicking-off the season with the Mint 400 this Saturday, March 23 in Las Vegas.

The Mint 400 is one

First ever Rolls-Royce exhibition opens at BMW Museum in Munich

The first ever Rolls-Royce Motor Cars exhibition at the BMW Museum in Munich has been officially opened. The unique exhibition, entitled 'Strive for Perfection', celebrates the tenth year of the renaissance of the Rolls-Royce marque under BMW Group ownership.

Hyundai Motor unveils images of HND-9; set to make its world debut at Seoul Motor Show

Hyundai Motor Company unveiled exterior renderings of the 'HND-9', its latest luxury sports coupe concept.

The 'HND-9' represents an evolution of Hyundai's fluidic sculpture design philosophy. The ninth concept model developed by Hyundai Motor Group's R&D Center in Namyang,

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