May 31, 2013

Business Minister Michael Fallon makes first visit to Mini Oxford Plant

Mini Plant welcomed Business Minister Michael Fallon on his first visit to the Oxford factory which is celebrating a century of car-making this year.

Managing Director Frank Bachmann and a number of first-year apprentices gave Fallon a tour of the plant including its

Volvo Cars' pioneering work on pedestrian protection wins Global NCAP Innovation Award

Volvo Car Group's pioneering work on pedestrian protection has been rewarded with the 2013 Global NCAP Innovation Award. The prize was received by Prof. Lotta Jakobsson, Senior Technical Specialist Safety at Volvo Cars Safety Centre, at the Enhanced Safety of

Navistar appoints Bill Osborne as Senior Vice-President of Global Quality

Navistar International Corporation has appointed Bill Osborne as Senior Vice-President of Global Quality. Osborne, 53, most recently served as Senior Vice-President of Navistar's specialty business, including Navistar RV.

Osborne spent 20 years of his career at Ford Motor

Reuss to Pace 'Indy Dual in Detroit' in 2014 Corvette Stingray

General Motors North America President Mark Reuss, a lifelong racing enthusiast, will drive the 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car in the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit, presented by Quicken Loans.

The Indy Dual in Detroit races are part of the Chevrolet Detroit

Skoda started production on the all-new Superb saloon and combi at the Kvasiny plant

Skoda started production on the all-new Superb saloon and combi at the Kvasiny plant. The car manufacturer has modernised and expanded the Kvasiny production facilities to accommodate the production of the new top model.

"We have once again

Vauxhall unveils new VXR8 GTS

An Eaton supercharger, 6.2-litre V8 driving the rear wheels, nearly 600 bhp and a soundtrack guaranteed to make your hairs stand on end - welcome Vauxhall's new VXR8 GTS, which can be ordered from with first deliveries at the end of the year.

Based on sister

May 30, 2013

Mercedes-Benz India launches the all-new A-class @ Rs. 21.93 lakh

Mercedes-Benz India launched the highly awaited A-class in Mumbai, in continuation to its product offensive for 2013. The A-class sets new standards with its eye-catching trendy, cool and youthful design idiom, heralding the new era of compact luxury cars

Hyundai Motor starts 'First Ball Tour' for ICC Champions Trophy 2013

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the official partner for International Cricket Council (ICC), showcased the 'First Ball' for ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Hyundai holds the exclusive rights to showcase the set of Cricket Balls of first match between India and South Africa which

Citroen Vans signs sponsorship deal with Discovery Networks UK

From 31 May 2013, Citroen Vans will be sponsoring Discovery Networks UK's documentaries in a 12 month deal. The campaign will see Citroen Vans sponsor over 235 hours of programming per month across the following channels - Discovery Channel; Discovery

The Alfa Romeo Disco Volante by Touring wins the 'Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes'

The Concorso di Eleganza di Villa d'Este, is the prestigious event that for years has been honouring the world's finest historic vehicles, in addition to bestowing awards on the most appealing prototypes through a public referendum in the Villa's gardens.

And in the

Honda inaugurates its new two-wheeler plant in Karnataka

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI), the 2nd largest two-wheeler company in India inaugurated its most advanced and latest third two-wheeler production plant at Narsapura Area, District Kolar (Karnataka).

Present at the inauguration ceremony

Toyota introduces 2013 Prius Plug-in MPG Challenge

Toyota announced the launch of the first Prius MPG Challenge rewarding environmentally-conscious, charitable organisations in N.Y., N.J. and Conn., with contributions totaling $20,000.

The Challenge - which consists of five separate waves of competition, each with up to eight

May 29, 2013

TomTom expands India map coverage and unveils intuitive software for portable navigation devices

TomTom India announced new map update, software enhancement and upgradation to its MyTomTom application for faster map downloads. With the new map update, the coverage now expands to more than 7,200+ cities and towns across India. This helps our consumers

Tata Motors launches Commercial Vehicle Driving Centre in Singrauli, MP

Tata Motors announced the formal inauguration of a Commercial Vehicle Driving Centre in Singrauli (Madhya Pradesh), a Public Private Partnership between Tata Motors and Urjanchal Driving School. The centre was inaugurated by Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Chief

Michelin and TVS Tread inaugurates retread store in Hyderabad

Michelin Tyres inaugurated a new Michelin certified Recamic tyre retreading store in Hyderabad, to bring quality retread solutions for the Truck & Bus customers in the region. The new store has been set up in collaboration with TVS Tread, the retreading arm of

Lamborghini celebrates 50th anniversary at Cholmondeley Pageant of Power

Lamborghini is to celebrate its 50th anniversary - '100 years of innovation in half the time' - at the 2013 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power (June 14-16), giving visitors the chance to experience the heart and soul of the brand as classic and modern Lamborghinis

Nissan announces Jean Pierre Diernaz as Director - Electric Vehicles for Europe

Nissan in Europe announced a management change in Europe. Effective May 1, 2013, Jean Pierre Diernaz takes on the newly created position of Director - Electric Vehicles for Europe.

This restructuring within Nissan Europe underlines the importance Nissan

Bentley celebrates best of British innovation and excellence at the Coronation Festival

Bentley Motors is helping to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen's Coronation by playing a headlining role in a special gathering of over 200 Royal Warrant Holders this July (11-14) in the unique setting of Buckingham Palace Gardens.

The British luxury carmaker,

Ford launches 'Rolling with Ford AND The BET Awards Contest'

Ford is looking to give one winner the opportunity of a lifetime at the 2013 BET Awards. The 'Rolling with Ford AND The BET Awards Contest' will award one consumer with a VIP experience to the 2013 BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 30.

The winner and his or

May 28, 2013

The new Volvo FH series - tailored for the tough Australian market

The roll-out of the new Volvo FH series outside Europe has started. The first stop is Brisbane, Australia. Volvo Trucks' ambition is to further strengthen the brand's already strong market position in the country. Due to the exceptionally tough operating conditions in Australia,

Volvo Cars safety strategist Anders Eugensson receives US Government Special Award of Appreciation

Anders Eugensson, Director Government Affairs and a key safety strategist at Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars), was presented with a US Government Special Award of Appreciation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The award

Scania to deliver 360 city buses to Malaysia

Scania will deliver 360 city buses to the state-owned company Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana). The buses will operate in the city of Kuantan and in the capital Kuala Lumpur.

"Scania buses and coaches are renowned for their fuel economy, reliability,

May 27, 2013

Marco Paracciani appointed as the Chief Marketing Officer at Apollo Tyres

Marco Paracciani has been appointed as the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Apollo Tyres Ltd. Marco will spearhead the global marketing efforts of Apollo's key product brands, in terms of product strategy, marketing communication and product mix management.

Honda pledges $100,000 and donates portable generators toward Midwest tornado response efforts

Honda announced a donation of $100,000 to the American Red Cross - Disaster Relief Fund, for use during humanitarian relief and recovery efforts in areas affected by the recent tornadoes in the Midwest. In addition, the company will donate Honda portable generators

Nissan Motor Company and Keiko Ihara sign partnership agreement to promote zero-emission mobility

Nissan Motor Company, Ltd., and Keiko Ihara, currently the only Japanese female driver competing in the World Endurance Championships (WEC) - the highest form of sports-car endurance racing in the world - have signed a partnership agreement to promote

Volkswagen Chattanooga builds 250,000th Passat sedan

Volkswagen Chattanooga announced that its workforce has produced the 250,000th Passat mid-sized sedan.

The car, produced in Volkswagen's LEED Platinum-certified factory, is night blue with black leather interior. It is powered by Volkswagen's high-mileage TDI

Toyota's Steve Smith is Britain's Top Technician 2013

It is the most prestigious award of its kind in the UK motor industry, and provides Steve with a trophy and a prize pot worth £14,000.

Passing through two preliminary on-line rounds, Steve made it to the semi-final in May before qualifying among just six finalists

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Plant in Turkey prepares to boost economy with new investment

Hyundai Motor Company has nearly completed the major expansion of its Turkey plant, Hyundai Assan Otomotiv Sanayi (HAOS), which will double capacity to more than 200,000 units and feature production of the new i10.

Construction continues at full speed one year after the

Honda CR-V supports Scotland's first Charity Air Ambulance

Over the past four years the Honda CR-V's outstanding reliability, practicality and interior space has helped it build a solid reputation supporting the emergency services as a paramedic response vehicle. Now Honda is putting these strengths to good use by providing

Tristan Palmer to ride Ducati Panigale in National Superstock 1000 Championship

Rapido Sport Racing Ducati has signed Tristan Palmer to ride the Ducati Panigale R in the National Superstock 1000 Championship. Tristan will ride the bike for the remaining rounds of the 2013 season, and the team are preparing a second bike to be ready

Scuderia Toro Rosso to use Renault power unit from 2014

Renault and Scuderia Toro Rosso announced a long-term partnership that will see Renault Sport F1 supply Scuderia Toro Rosso with its power unit (turbocharged V6 engine and energy recovery systems) from 2014 onwards.

The partnership builds on the existing relationship

Hyundai launches 7th nationwide 'Always Around' campaign

With the novel idea of 'Always There, Because We Care', Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country's largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer, is back again with its nationwide service initiative - 'Always Around' campaign in a mega avatar for

GM pours first concrete for second Global Data Center

General Motors poured the first concrete on a $100-million companion to its new Enterprise Data Center in Warren, Mich. The two replace a network of 23 data centers operated by GM and three information technology suppliers around the world.

Like the Warren

May 25, 2013

Ford honors top suppliers around the globe for excellence in 2012

Ford Motor Company hosted its 15th annual World Excellence Awards (WEA) ceremony to celebrate 47 of its top-performing global suppliers in 2012.

Tony Brown, Group Vice-President, Global Purchasing, thanked the suppliers for their contribution to delivering

Yamaha India launches its second scooter Ray Z @ Rs. 48,555

Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. announced the launch of its second scooter Ray Z in Goa. This model is developed to target young male users in the age group of 16-22 years with its concept of 'Aggressive Sporty Design'. It keeps the same basic performance of the

Audi India opens first-ever Audi showroom in Orissa

Audi inaugurated its first world-class showroom in Bhubaneswar, Orissa. The entire Audi India model range will be available for sale in this new showroom. This world-class showroom was inaugurated by Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India, Devjyoti Patnaik,

Hindustan Motors all set to launch BS IV-compliant diesel Ambassador

C.K. Birla Group's flagship company Hindustan Motors Ltd. (HM) is all set to launch a BS IV-compliant diesel-powered Ambassador.

Company officials displayed 1.5-litre BS IV diesel-driven Ambassadors in different configurations to office-bearers of Kolkata's

Scion's 10-year anniversary marked with Scion 10 Series Music Release compilation

Scionis releasing a 10-track compilation to mark its 10-year anniversary featuring artists they've worked with in the past as well as a few new ones entitled, Scion 10 Series Music Release. From the legendary rock group Melvins, to Detroit techno luminary

Renault Trucks-MKR Technology unveils at 2013 FIA European Truck Racing Championship

The new race truck for Renault Trucks-MKR Technology was unveiled at the first race of the 2013 FIA European Truck Racing Championship. Launched in Misano, Italy, the design is in line with new range which the manufacturer will reveal in Lyon on

May 24, 2013

Al Jazirah Ford Racing team to rub shoulders with expert drifters in Europe

After achieving victory in local and regional most competitive drift championships in 2013, it's time for Al Jazirah Ford Racing (JFR) team to showcase their potential in the European drift championships. Considering the

Lamborghini promotes the first Indian to compete in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series

Lamborghini India continues to celebrate its parent company's 50th Anniversary by promoting and nurturing motorsport talent in India. Lamborghini has decided to support Amer Beg, who will be the first Indian to compete in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo - the fastest

Volvo Cars appoints Alain Visser as new Senior Vice-President Marketing, Sales and Customer Service

Doug Speck, Senior Vice-President Marketing Sales & Customer Service, has elected to leave Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) to pursue a new career opportunity in the United States. Following this decision, Alain Visser has been appointed to succeed Doug Speck and will become

Alfa Romeo launches 'special series' Giulietta Collezione

Alfa Romeo has introduced a special series Collezione range to its Giulietta line-up. The Alfa Giulietta Collezione features a distinctive contrast roof as standard - unique in the class - together with premium body styling, elegant interior touches, dynamic powerplants and

Volvo Cars creates new joint function for purchasing and manufacturing

Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) will establish a new global purchasing and manufacturing function in order to reduce complexity and costs. The new organisation will also create more distinct governance, quality assurance and cost control throughout the entire

Mazda and Mazda Foundation together donate $50,000 to American Red Cross for Oklahoma relief efforts

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced a $25,000 contribution to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts for victims of the recent Moore, Okla., tornado disaster. Additionally, The Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc., Board of Trustees approved

Rapido Sport Ducati postpones TT plans until 2014

Rider Lee Johnston, who suffered a broken leg during the Superstock 1000 race at Thruxton earlier this year, has been forced to postpone his plans of riding the 1199R Panigale Superstock and Superbike machines at both the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT.

During the

Toyota donates $250,000 to Oklahoma tornado relief efforts

Toyota announced a $250,000 donation to support relief and rebuilding efforts for victims of the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma and the greater Oklahoma City area. Funds will be allocated to immediate response and for mid-to-long term needs in the areas

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Bangkok wins regional award for Young Emerging Dealership of the Year

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Bangkok, one of the brand's newest dealerships in Asia Pacific, was honoured recently at the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Regional Dealer Conference held in Hong Kong.

The dealership, owned by Millionaire Auto Sales and Services (Thailand) Company

Volkswagen Group of America supports Oklahoma Tornado relief efforts

The Volkswagen of America Foundation, which was created by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.,  announced today that it will make an immediate donation of $250,000 to the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity to assist with the disaster relief efforts

Volvo Cars partner of 2013 Fortune Global Forum in Chengdu

Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) will be an official partner of the 2013 Fortune Global Forum, to be held in Chengdu, China from June 6-8. As part of the partnership agreement, Volvo Cars will provide a fleet of Volvo S80L cars to the organisation that will be used as courtesy cars for

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