July 30, 2013

Suzuki iV-4 compact SUV concept to unveil at the Frankfurt Motor Show

The world premiere of the iV-4 - a concept model heralding a compact SUV from Suzuki - will take place at the 65th IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, which will be held from September 10-22, 2013.

Suzuki's introduction of the compact SUV concept iV-4 is an indication of the direction

Ford confirms participation in 2014 Dakar

Team Ford Racing has confirmed it will enter two South African-built Ford Rangers in the gruelling 2014 Dakar, taking place from January 5-18, 2014 in South America.

The design team responsible for bringing Ford's Dakar contender to fruition includes a mix of South African and

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars opens Cannes Studio for 2013 season

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Monaco has opened a summer studio in Cannes. The studio offers an insight into the world of the iconic brand in a unique club atmosphere and is located within walking distance from the famous Croisette. The studio will be open until October.

The display

New Citroen C4 Picasso earns 5 Euro NCAP stars

The Citroen C4 Picasso, due to launch in Ireland in September, has earned five stars in the Euro NCAP test. The rating acknowledges the work put in to the new MPV, particularly on safety, as well as the quality of the EMP2 platform, which is making its debut on

Toyota Financial Services President & CEO George Borst to retire, Mike Groff to be appointed new President & CEO

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced that George Borst, the company's US leader of 16 years will be retiring effective September 30, 2013, after which he will assume the role of Executive Advisor until the end of calendar year 2014. Appointed to replace Borst is Mike

GM expands landfill-free efforts in Asia

General Motors' Rayong engine plant in Thailand and Cheongna proving ground in Korea are now landfill-free, bringing the company's total to 33 sites throughout Asia that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all of their daily waste. GM's landfill-free facility count in Asia compares

1,208 x Porsche 911 = world record at silverstone classic; celebrated 50th anniversary

A pulse-quickening parade of more than 1,200 Porsche 911 sports cars took to the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, a world record number, as the Silverstone Classic celebrated the 50th anniversary of the iconic coupe.

The plan to produce a parade of 911 x 911s was almost

Why rear-wheel drive is better?

Is real-wheel drive that much better than front-wheel or all-wheel drive for cars? Rear-wheel drive tends to be preferred option for drivers that want cars with powerful engines and handling, excellent balance, and durability for long distance driving. It's worth looking at some

July 29, 2013

'Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Heart-in-Mouth' adventure in 'City of Lions'

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Heart-in-Mouth event held at the GMR off-track on July 28, once again proved itself to be the country's most adventurous off-roading boot camps. Over 30 owners of the SUV from Hyderabad and nearby towns tested their driving skills

Worldwide debut of the all-new BMW i3

The BMW Group debuted the series version of its innovative electric vehicle, the BMW i3, simultaneously in New York, London and Beijing.

"Innovation drives change. The i3 is more than just a car. It's a revolutionary step towards sustainable mobility.

Mercedes-Benz is the official main sponsor of the Schloss Dyck Classic Days 2013

The Schloss Dyck Classic Days are to be held for the eighth time from August 2-4, 2013. Mercedes-Benz is the official main sponsor of this renowned event, which takes place against the backdrop of a historical moated castle in the Rhineland. This year the brand is

July 28, 2013

Toyota 'Trekker' starts public testing

It won't beam you up, but Toyota Motor Corporation's personal transport unit will get you from point A to B. And now the Winglet is headed to the 'streets' - actually public sidewalks - in a real-world test of functionality, convenience and safety. Overall, the trials

Subaru concept vehicles to makes European debut at Frankfurt Motor Show 2013

The Subaru WRX concept vehicle - first shown earlier this year at the New York International Auto Show - will make its European debut at the 65th Frankfurt Motor Show on September 10, 2013.

The WRX concept hints at the final look of the next-generation WRX, a bold and

Nissan announces sales & marketing management changes in Europe

Nissan announced that Guillaume Cartier is appointed Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, for Nissan in Europe, effective September 1, 2013.

Cartier is currently Vice-President, Sales Operations, for Nissan in Europe. He will replace Paul Willcox,

July 27, 2013

BMW Welt marks 100,000th delivery

The BMW Welt in Munich welcomed its 100,000th vehicle-collection customer. Helmut Marxen, a businessman from Sylt, actually took delivery of two cars - a BMW 3-series Gran Turismo Sportline and a BMW X3. Thomas Muderlak, Head of BMW Welt, gave the lucky

Toyota U Trust launches 50th outlet in India

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. (TKM) announced the launch of Toyota U Trust's 50th outlet in India in order to facilitate sale, purchase and exchange of Toyota and non-Toyota cars. Amana Toyota, Mallapuram, Kerala is the 50th Toyota U Trust outlet. Toyota now

Sarah Bovy to be the first woman to race a Vantage GT3

Sarah Bovy will be the first woman to race the Vantage GT3 when she takes part in the Spa 24 Hours.

Bovy will be diving one of two Vantage GT3s entered by Aston Martin Brussels and run by the Belgian Pino Sperlinga's team GPR in a field of more than 70 cars.

Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE appoints Steffen Fleck as Network Development Director

Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE has announced the appointment of Steffen Fleck as Director for a new Network Development department which opens in line with the company's 2018 growth strategy.

Within this newly-created role, Fleck will be responsible

Toyota invests again in Indiana, creating 200 new jobs

As consumer demand for Toyota's Highlander continues to grow, the company's Princeton, Ind., plant is planning to grow with it. Toyota announced today it will increase production of the Highlander mid-size SUV in late 2014 with a $30-million investment in Princeton.

Hindustan Motors' Ambassador 1.5-litre diesel model certified as BS IV

Hindustan Motors' Ambassador 1.5-litre diesel model has been certified as BS IV compliant by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Pune. Equipped with an upgraded engine, the vehicle passed ARAI's mass emission, OBD II (On Board Diagnostics)

July 26, 2013

BMW i announces investment into Chargemaster to establish BMW i ChargeNow network

BMW i Ventures has announced a strategic investment into Chargemaster Plc, the UK's leading provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. In addition to this investment, Chargemaster and BMW i have entered into a wide ranging cooperation agreement

Hyundai Motorsport integrates Chris Atkinson into test team

Hyundai Motorsport has added a third name to its test driver line-up with confirmation that Australian WRC driver Chris Atkinson will be part of the team's testing programme for 2013.

Thirty-three year old Atkinson will be behind the wheel of the i20 WRC for the first

Tata Motors launches 'Tata Motors Service' for passenger vehicles

Continuing with initiatives as part of its Horizonext strategy, Tata Motors announced the launch of 'Tata Motors Service', a comprehensive and renewed customer service programme to further enhance its customer service levels, backed by technology, strong

July 25, 2013

Renault-Nissan sells its 100,000th zero-emisson car

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its 100,000th zero-emission car.

Electric cars from Renault and Nissan have driven approximately 841-million zero-emission kilometers - enough to circle the earth more than 20,000 times. Together, they represent 53-million liters of

July 24, 2013

PaweĊ‚ Szuflak appointed as Director, Sales & Marketing for Skoda Auto India

Pawel Szuflak is the Director, Sales & Marketing of Skoda Auto India effective June, 2013. Pawel Szuflak has been associated with the company since 16 years. Born in Poland, Szuflak has extensive experience in the global automobile industry.

With his

Polaris India donates five vehicles to Uttarakhand Government

Polaris India Pvt. Ltd. has donated five off-road vehicles to Uttarakhand Government to assist in relief efforts after the state was hit by floods recently. Polaris Industries Inc., US has also supported this cause.

Polaris has donated one Sportsman Big Boss 6X6 800, one Sportsman

BMW of North America announces management team changes

BMW Group is announcing three changes in its senior management team in the US to become effective September 1, 2013.

Gene Donnelly, Vice-President of the Southern Region will retire in September. During his distinguished 40+ year career in the automotive

July 23, 2013

Bentley to produce its first-ever SUV

Bentley Motors confirms that it will proceed with the development of the Bentley SUV, the company's fourth model line. The SUV will be made in Crewe and will go on sale in 2016. It will create over 1,000 jobs in the UK. Over the next three years Bentley will invest more than

Nissan to help Mississippi preschoolers with $400,000 contribution to Dolly Parton Imagination Library Literacy program

Through a $400,000 kick-start grant, Nissan is working with United Way of the Capital Area to provide free books every month to 35,000 eligible Mississippi preschoolers from birth to age 5 through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.

Nissan is awarding the grant

July 22, 2013

Rolls-Royce Wraith makes its Bahrain debut

Wraith, the most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history, made its eagerly-anticipated debut in Bahrain at Euro Motors, the sole dealer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in the Kingdom.


Porsche Middle East and Africa appoints Altar Yilmaz as new Sales Director

Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE has announced the appointment of Altar Yilmaz as Sales Director for its regional network. In his role, Yilmaz will oversee sales operations of all Porsche models across 20 countries and 31 Porsche dealerships in the Middle East, Africa

July 21, 2013

Nissan Mexicana celebrates four-million vehicles, nine-million engines at Aguascalientes plant

Nissan Mexicana is celebrating the four-millionth car made at the company's plant in Aguascalientes. The model? The new Nissan Note, which went on sale

2014 Chevrolet Impala receives five-star safety score

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala has received the highest possible five-star overall vehicle score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Program.

"Safety is a key consideration for all car buyers, and Impala sets a new

Polaris opens 14th dealership in India; first in Uttar Pradesh

Polaris India Pvt. Ltd. has forayed into Uttar Pradesh with inauguration of its dealership in Lucknow.All products of Polaris will be available in Lucknow through Beekay Motors.

This is the 14th dealership that Polaris India has opened since its inception in India on August 24, 2011.

July 19, 2013

Chevrolet's iconic bowtie celebrates 100th anniversary

Chevrolet's globally recognised bowtie celebrates its 100th anniversary this year with 25 product launches helping the symbol find new roads around the world despite an origin that is still uncertain.

In 1913, Chevrolet Co-Founder William C. Durant introduced

Patrick Magee appointed Country Operations Manager for Renault Ireland

Renault announced the appointment of Patrick Magee, Renault Ireland's current Sales Director, as Country Operations Manager for Renault Ireland effective from September 1, 2013.

Magee will report directly to Ken Ramirez, Managing Director of Renault UK. Renault

Sheffield is to become the first city in Britain to have two new MG dealerships

Eric Stead (Garages) Ltd. in Ecclesfield will cover the north of Sheffield and Grant & McAllin in Rother Valley Way, Holbrook, will cover the south side of the city. They are both on target to open by the end of August, just ahead of the launch of the new MG3 supermini.

July 18, 2013

MSL Sandyford Volkswagen and Volkswagen Group Ireland support The Down Syndrome Centre

MSL Sandyford Volkswagen sponsored the 2 new Volkswagen Polo's to staff from the Down Syndrome Centre.

The cars will be utilised by the fundraising team, helping to raise awareness of the charity, currently raising funds to open a new centre

July 17, 2013

BMW appoints authorised dealer of new BMW i sub-brand in Singapore

BMW Asia announced Performance Motors Ltd. (PML) as the sole authorised dealership in Singapore for BMW i - the latest BMW sub-brand for its electric cars.

Two BMW i cars have been confirmed for production, the fully-electric BMW i3 megacity vehicle and the plug-in

Chevrolet delivers 2.5-million vehicles globally in first half of 2013

Chevrolet sold a record 2.5-million vehicles around the world in the first six months of 2013, up 1.4 per cent over the same period in 2012, and achieved its 11th straight quarter of increased sales on the strength of new products like the Onix sub-compact car

Kia continues with green initiatives through 2013

Kia is planning a number of green initiatives in 2013 as part of its commitment to put the environment at the forefront of its business operations - a pledge which has now been in force for a decade.

The focus will not just be on lowering the fuel consumption and

Vijay Deshpande named Director HR of Skoda Auto India

Vijay Deshpande is the Director HR of Skoda Auto India Private Limited. He will be responsible for leadership in Human Resources for Skoda Auto and will play a key role in building a lean, focused and high performance organisation.

Prior to joining Skoda Auto, Vijay held the

Rolls-Royce creates 100 new jobs

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced the creation of more than 100 new jobs. This announcement follows record sales over the last three years, significant expansion of the manufacturing plant and the launch of the company's latest model, Wraith.

Many of the roles

BMW Motorrad and Dainese agree on long-term cooperation to develop innovative motorcycle safety clothing

BMW Motorrad and Dainese have announced that they are to cooperate in a joint development of innovative motorcycle safety clothing for BMW Motorrad. Taking the Dainese D-Air Protect System as its starting point, the partners will be developing motorcycle rider

July 16, 2013

Hindustan Motors launches Mitsubishi dealership in Hisar

Hindustan Motors Ltd. (HM) launched its Mitsubishi range dealership in Hisar.

The authorized 3S (Sales, Service and Spares) dealership, Confident Automobile's showroom was inaugurated by Ashish Kaul, Head of Sales and Channel Expansion of HM's

Ford announces senior leadership team changes

Ford Motor Company is announcing a series of changes within its senior leadership team to continue delivering the company's One Ford plan for profitable growth.

Tony Brown, Group Vice-President, Global Purchasing, has elected to retire. Capping a career spanning

New Chief Investment Officer for GM Asset Management

Dhivya Suryadevara has been named Chief Investment Officer of GM Asset Management. Suryadevara was previously Managing Director of Investment Strategy and Fixed Income for GM Asset Management. She replaces Walter Borst, who recently announced his departure

July 15, 2013

Rosie Puxley joins Kia Press Office Team

Kia Motors (UK) Limited are excited to welcome Rosie Puxley onto their Press Office Team to continue the brand's commitment to the successful 12 month student placement scheme.

Starting on July 15, Rosie will replace current placement student Kelly Ashbridge. Although

July 14, 2013

Hertz and TomTom introduce NeverLost 5

Global car rental provider Hertz Corporation and TomTom have extended their business partnership to offer enhanced navigation solutions to Hertz customers across Europe by introducing the NeverLost 5 GPS system.

The NeverLost 5 portable system

July 13, 2013

Mara Hoffman receives 'Mercedes-Benz Presents' title

Mara Hoffman, the designer known for her originality of designs and fearless approach to print and color, receives the distinguished title of 'Mercedes-Benz Presents' designer this season. Hoffman will showcase her collection alongside over thirty of the industry's most

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