June 29, 2013

Hindustan Motors contract-manufacture SUVs and Pickup trucks for Isuzu Motors in India

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited, a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan, signed an agreement with Hindustan Motors Limited (HML) for contract manufacturing of Isuzu SUVs and pickup trucks in India. The components for producing these vehicles will be imported

June 28, 2013

Fiat UK appoints Karl Howkins as new Commercial Director

Fiat Group Automobiles UK Ltd. has announced the appointment of Karl Howkins, 41, to the newly created role of Commercial Director.

Reporting to Managing Director Steve Zanlunghi, Karl takes over responsibility for developing sales of new cars across the Fiat Group - for

Felipe Massa inaugurates newly refurbished Ferrari showroom in Egham

Scuderia Ferrari driver, Felipe Massa, formally opened the newly refurbished and completely redesigned Art Deco 'Tower Garage' in Egham, the Ferrari showroom that has been at this iconic location since 1967. The listed building has been both protected and refurbished and is the

Opel/Vauxhall announces senior management changes

Tina Muller (44) has been appointed Member of the Board of Management, responsible for Brand Management, and Chief Marketing Officer at Opel/Vauxhall, effective August 1, 2013. With the newly created board function, Opel/Vauxhall underscores the importance of

Ian Howells is the new Senior Vice-President of Honda Motor Europe

Honda Motor Europe (HME) has announced changes to the senior management of its European business.

Ken Keir, Executive Vice-President, Honda Motor Europe, is to retire at the end of June after 20 years service at Honda, while Ian Howells, formerly

Goodyear's Stewart named Woman of Achievement

Faith Stewart, Community Affairs Manager for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, was honored by the Women's Network of Northeast Ohio with a 2013 Woman of Achievement award.

The award, presented each year since 1999, recognizes women

Iveco is the official sponsor of the MotoGP Assen circuit

Iveco will be the title sponsor of the Assen circuit, home to the next round of the 2013 MotoGP, which takes place on Saturday - June 29, in the Netherlands.

The Iveco brand will be prominently represented for the occasion on the circuit grandstand, two major racetrack

Honda India launches 2013 edition of CBR 250R @ Rs. 1.56 lakh

2013 just got much more exciting for racing aficionados as Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) launched the 2013 Edition of its popular global sports performance bike CBR 250R.

The 2013 edition of CBR 250R comes in 4 new global colours - sports red,

Sahara Force India launches new TW Steel Watch collection

Sahara Force India is delighted to announce the launch of the official Sahara Force India Formula One Team Watch Collection developed by the team's Official Timing Partner TW Steel. The team unveiled the designs of the new range at an exclusive launch event in the

All-new 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor is world's first EcoBoost-powered sport truck

The 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor is the first-ever EcoBoost-powered sport truck that addresses the needs of street truck enthusiasts looking for high-performance V8 power with V6 fuel economy.

The short-wheelbase, regular-cab Tremor goes on sale this fall delivering

Michelin recognises 25-year partnership with the NAIAS 2014

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced that it has received a $25,000 donation from Michelin North America in honor of the 25-year partnership between both organizations.

The check presentation was made at the NAIAS 'Covering All Bases'

Nissan celebrates 30th anniversary of US manufacturing with creation of 900 jobs

In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of its Smyrna, Tenn. Vehicle Assembly Plant, Nissan is adding more than 900 manufacturing jobs to support future production of the Nissan Rogue, marking the first time the Rogue has been produced in the United States.

25 General Motors plants across US commit to reduce energy costs

General Motors is participating in a U.S. Department of Energy program to reduce energy costs, per unit of production, at 25 of its U.S. facilities. The result is ananticipated 25-percentor greater combined reduction in energy use at the plants by 2018.

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BMW Prodriver, new official dealer of BMW/Mini in Spain

With the opening of this new dealership, it strengthens the commitment of the BMW Group Spain to maintain their presence in this city. It has more than 15,000 m2 spread over three brand dealers located in Alzira, Alcoy and Gandia.

Prodriver clearly represents

Honda begins sales of Crider, developed in China for Chinese market

Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., Ltd., Honda's automobile production and sales joint-venture in China, began sales of the Crider, Honda's first model developed in China for Chinese market.

A new middle-class sedan, the Crider was developed primarily by Honda's

General Motors invests $133-million for new press at Wentzville Plant

General Motors will invest $133-million to add a third stamping press to its Wentzville Assembly and Stamping plant, with the potential for creating or retaining approximately 55 jobs.

GM will build and equip a 114,000 sq ft stamping plant addition to make manufacturing

Carlos Ghosn becomes Chairman of AVTOVAZ Board of Directors

Carlos Ghosn is now Chairman of the new AVTOVAZ Board of Directors. The board is now composed of 15 members (up from 12 previously), including eight people

June 27, 2013

Navistar appoints Walter G. Borst as Executive Vice-President and CFO

Navistar International Corporation announced that Walter G. Borst will join the company as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He succeeds Andrew J. (A.J.) Cederoth.

Borst, 51, comes to Navistar from General Motors Company (GM),

June 26, 2013

Ford India launches the EcoSport @ Rs. 5.59 lakh

Ford India officially launched the EcoSport keeping up to its commitment of delivering a stunning-looking product that packs in outstanding value for Indian consumers. EcoSport's India launch raises the bar in the country's fast-growing compact

General Motors appoints Alicia Boler-Davis as Senior Vice-President, Global Quality and Global Customer Experience

General Motors announced the appointment of Alicia Boler-Davis to Senior Vice-President, Global Quality and Global Customer Experience, expanding her customer experience role from a US position to oversee the rest of the world where GM does business.

The expansion

Polaris India to participate in the Mughal Rally for first time

For the first time in its history, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd. is participating in the much acclaimed Mughal Rally in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. The event is an annual occurring and covers a distance of 600 km, passing through Mughal Road in Srinagar.

Polaris India will use

Alan Batey named Global Head of Chevrolet

General Motors announced the appointment of Alan Batey as Senior Vice-President, Global Chevrolet, which accounts for more than half of GM's sales worldwide. Batey will also serve as the Head of US Sales, Service and Marketing for Chevrolet, Buick and GMC.

Volkswagen Passat TDI sets Guinness World Record for fuel economy around the 48 U.S. States

A classic among record drives for fuel economy is conquering all US-States without Alaska and Hawaii in one piece. A Volkswagen Passat TDI, produced at the Volkswagen Chattanooga (Tennessee) plant, now has covered the distance of 8,122 miles or 13,071

Sahara Force India announces multi-year partnership with Varlion

Sahara Force India Formula One Team announced that Varlion, the Madrid-based fashion brand, has joined the team as Official Lifestyle Partner as part of a multi-year deal.

The partnership will see Varlion produce a licensed range of leisure products to be available

Stephan Winkelmann receives the 'Premio Internazionale Barsanti e Matteucci'

In the House of the Raging Bull's 50th anniversary year, Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, received the 'Premio Internazionale Barsanti e Matteucci' in Pietrasanta, near Lucca in Tuscany. The prize is a prestigious recognition for those

June 25, 2013

Renault supports the deployment of a network of charging stations in the Vendee department

Renault is supporting the announcement made by the SyDEV (Vendee department association for energy and plant) concerning the plan to deploy 350 charging stations in public areas across 191 municipalities between 2014 and 2016.

This announcement

June 24, 2013

Audi e-tron quattro wins again at Le Mans

For the second time in succession, Audi has won the Le Mans 24 Hours with a hybrid race car and quattro drive, thus continuing its unique success story at the world's most important endurance race. Victory was clinched by Loic Duval (F), Tom Kristensen (DK) and

June 23, 2013

Production of the new Skoda Octavia begins in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Skoda launched production of the new Octavia at GAZ Group's factory in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The Skoda Octavia is by far the brand's bestselling car in Russia. This popular Skoda model's third-generation is a class of its own,

Dr. Mario Daberkow appointed to the Board of Management of Volkswagen Financial Services AG

The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Financial Services AG has appointed Dr. Mario Daberkow (43) as Member of the Board of Management responsible for information technology (IT) and processes, effective July 1, 2013. Financial Services AG has

June 22, 2013

Ford Fund Joins Go Red for Women Campaign

Ford Motor Company's community relations arm, Ford Motor Company Fund (Ford Fund), is providing $10,000 for the American Heart Association's (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign in Lexington. The check was presented during a Lexington

New Board Members for development at the Volkswagen and Audi brands

The Volkswagen and Audi brands are to have new Board Members responsible for development. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, previously Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand responsible for development, has been appointed Board Member for

June 21, 2013

Honda launches new 2013 edition Dream Yuga @ Rs. 45,101

Exciting customers in the mass motorcycle segment with new offering for the second time in 3 months after the recent launch of Dream Neo, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) announced the availability of the new 2013 edition of 'Dream Yuga'.


Volvo Car Group demonstrates the ingenious self-parking car

Volvo Car Group has developed an ingenious concept for autonomous parking. The concept car finds and parks in a vacant space by itself, without the driver inside. The smart, driverless car also interacts safely and smoothly with other cars and pedestrians in the

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S - blast-off for fastest Vantage yet

Aston Martin's most extreme sports car, the new V12 Vantage S, is confirmed as the brand's fastest accelerating production car to date - with the exception of the limited edition, and sold-out, One-77 hypercar.

Taking just 3.7 seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph

What's the difference between the 116 and the 118...?

When looking at the BMW 1-series, it's important to understand some of the differences between the range of engines available for the brand. The 116 and the 118 petrol and diesel engines are amongst the most common for the current F20 generation of the

Nissan launches Student Brand Manager campaign for the year 2013

The Nissan Student Brand Manager programme (NSBM) entered its fourth consecutive year with the launch of the 2013 season.

The company, which is accepting entries onto the program is targeting more than 4,000 registrations with the aim of appointing 30 NSBM's

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante; the ultimate convertible super GT

Aston Martin unveils the Vanquish Volante - a stunning new luxury sports car that brings the thrill of open top motoring to the super GT class.

Alongside its coupe sibling, launched to worldwide acclaim last autumn, the Vanquish Volante sits at the pinnacle of the luxury British

Bell Helmets and Mazda Raceway unveil commemorative helmet for 2013 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix

Bell Helmets and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, unveiled a commemorative helmet in honor of the 2013 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, taking place July 19-21 at the famed Northern California raceway. A limited run of the helmet will be available for purchase online during

Toyota boosting manufacturing investment in Alabama, Missouri and Tennessee

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), announced that its Alabama engine plant and Bodine Aluminum casting plants will invest a combined $200-million to boost machining capacity and engine parts production for V6 engines.

Adler Motor is the new official dealer of BMW/Mini in Toledo

With the opening of this new dealership, it strengthens the commitment of the BMW Group Spain to maintain their presence in this city.

Motor Adler facilities with more than 3,600 m2 shared between BMW and Mini brands totally independent, workshop, parts,

Volvo Car Group appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Jan Gurander, Chief Financial Officer of Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) since 2011, has elected to leave Volvo Cars. Hans Oscarsson has been appointed as his successor, effective August 1. Hans Oscarsson is currently Deputy CFO and Operation Controller at Volvo

Skoda celebrates 20 years in Ireland

To mark 20 years in Ireland, Skoda has announced it will host a large scale celebratory open event throughout its nationwide dealer network until July 6, 2013.

Debuting back in 1993 with a two car range, the Czech car maker sold just 76 vehicles through a network

Ford celebrates production of 7-millionth Transit Van

Ford Motor Company announced the production of the seven-millionth Transit, the popular commercial van launched in 1965 in Europe and now being extended to 118 markets across six continents.
Lined up end to end, the seven-million Transits would stretch from London

Ducati continues South American expansion; Inaugurates new showroom in Sau Polo and more

After inaugurating the new 'Ducati do Brasil' subsidiary in October 2012, Ducati's programme for expansion and growth in the South American nations continues. The Italian motorcycle manufacturer has become directly responsible for all management aspects

Volkswagen Group celebrate HR Welcome Days, 194 new HR employees visit Group headquarters

The Volkswagen Group is holding Welcome Days in Wolfsburg for 194 new HR employees. The participants come from 17 different countries. The three-day event will give them an opportunity to get to know Group headquarters, to establish contacts and to exchange

2013 Chrysler Town & Country leads minivan segment in Initial Quality

The most-awarded minivan Chrysler Town & Country earns another honor as the highest-ranking minivan in the J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS).

IQS is based on responses from more than 83,000 owners of new 2013 model-year vehicles who were

June 20, 2013

Infiniti donates more than $1-million to College Basketball sponsored charities

For the second year in a row, Coach Matta and the Ohio State Buckeye fans rallied participation to claim victory in the annual Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. Coach Matta's charity, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, was presented with a check

Toyota Camry tops midsize segment in J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey

The Toyota Camry, America's top-selling car for the past 11 years, is ranked the number one midsize car in the 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey.

The annual survey measures problems experienced in the first 90 days of ownership. The current generation Camry,

New vehicle buyers rank Porsche highest in initial quality

Porsche ranked highest among all nameplates in J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study out of a total of 33 international automakers covered in the U.S. survey. This is the best result for Porsche in its company history in this study.

The Porsche 911 and Boxster models

Kia first time ranks among the automotive industry's top 10 nameplates for initial quality

J.D. Power and Associates' 2013 Initial Quality Study (IQS) has ranked the Kia Soul and Kia Sportage as leaders in the Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle and Sub-Compact CUV segments, respectively. And, for the first time, Kia ranks among the automotive industry's

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