August 31, 2013

McLaren Stockholm opens its doors

McLaren Automotive has officially opened its doors to the Nordics, with the official opening of McLaren Stockholm. The latest retail location for McLaren, being operated by sports car specialists Autoropa, was announced last year and marks the continued expansion

Toyota increasing US transmission production

When Toyota's Buffalo, West Virginia engine plant began production in 1998, maintenance team member Eric Cline knew they'd build a lot of engines for Toyotas driven by customers all across the country. Fifteen years later, Toyota Motor Manufacturing West

August 30, 2013

Visteon Electronics appoints Pratap Simha as Global Software Engineering Director

Visteon Electronics, a leading supplier of vehicle cockpit electronics, has appointed Pratap Simha Director of Global Software Engineering, based at its software development center  in Chennai, India.

Building on Visteon Electronics' strategy to enhance the in-vehicle user experience

August 29, 2013

Kia Niro concept to be unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show

Kia has confirmed that its dramatic new European concept, to be unveiled at the 65th Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) in Frankfurt, will be called the Kia Niro.

The Kia Niro hints at a possible future B-segment contender ready to take on the urban environment

Mazda's Hofu plant builds its 10-millionth car

Mazda has announced that total production at its Hofu facility in Japan's Yamaguchi prefecture, which builds the all-new Mazda6 and all-new Mazda3, has passed 10-million vehicles. The 10-millionth car (a Mazda6), came off the final assembly line, 30 years and

Volkswagen become first carmaker in Xinjiang, China; started SKD vehicle assembly plant in Urumqi

The Volkswagen Group and the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint-venture (SVW) started SKD vehicle assembly in Urumqi, the Group's 102nd plant worldwide. Volkswagen is thus underscoring its position as a pioneer on the Chinese automotive market, becoming the first

August 28, 2013

Nissan inspired by bees and fish in developing technology for future mobility

Nissan's engineers have been inspired by the animal kingdom as they develop new technologies that will shape the future of mobility. One of Nissan's longer term R&D goals is to achieve virtually zero fatalities and serious injuries among occupants of its vehicles.


TKM launches India's first locally manufactured Hybrid car - all-new Camry Hybrid @ Rs. 29.75 lakh

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) launched India's first-ever locally manufactured hybrid - The all-new Camry Hybrid. The vehicle will be manufactured at a separate assembly line within TKM's second plant located in Bidadi, near Bangalore, in Karnataka. Globally

FDCI in association with Audi to showcase Audi Autumn Collection 2014

Audi is set to mesmerise fashion lovers by showcasing the all-new sporty, sophisticated and progressive lineup from Audi as part of Audi Autumn Collection 2014. In partnership with The Fashion Design Council of India, Audi Autumn Collection 2014

Hyundai appoints three new members for fleet operations

Hyundai announced the appointment of three new members to its newly restructured Fleet sales team  - two of which feature in all-new job roles for the brand.

Gareth Thomas joins Hyundai, taking up the newly created position of National Contract Hire Manager. Gareth

Jaguar Land Rover announces global executive management appointments

Jaguar Land Rover announced changes in the composition of the Executive Committee, that position the company to maximise the future growth opportunities for the Group.

The changes include the revision of Executive Committee roles to reflect the recent international

Volvo Trucks names Mike Randolph as Vice-President for North American national accounts

"Mike's wealth of industry knowledge and experience make him ideally suited to lead this important facet of our business and further the partnerships with our national account customers," said Goran Nyberg, President of Volvo Trucks North American Sales and

August 27, 2013

John Abraham unveils new Castrol Power1 pack, kicks-off xBhp and Castrol Power1 Biker of the Year campaign

Castrol Power1, a high performance engine oil for four stroke motorcycles was relaunched by Castrol India with Actor John Abraham in Mumbai.

Castrol Power1's unique power release formula is designed to make the oil flow faster and minimise drag, thus providing more

JLR launches national education programme for young women engineers

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 the

Skoda produces 4,000,000th Octavia

Skoda has just produced the 4,000,000th Skoda Octavia. The anniversary vehicle - a third-generation Octavia in 'Race-Blue' rolled-off the production line at the Mlada Boleslav

Nissan to boost Americas production capacity to more than 2-million units in 2014

By early 2014, Nissan's production capacity will eclipse two-million units in the Americas, driven by recently added capacity at its US plants, as well as new facilities in Mexico and Brazil.

In response to strong growth opportunities throughout the region and in an effort to

World premieres of the Volkswagen e-Golf and e-up! at Frankfurt Motor Show

In a dual world premiere, Volkswagen will be presenting two new and extremely efficient electric cars at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt (September 10-22, 2013) - the e-up! and e-Golf. This means that Europe's most successful carmaker is transitioning two

Mazda increases Skyactiv engine output by 25 per cent

Strong demand for its new-generation Skyactiv models has prompted Mazda Motor Corporation to boost Skyactiv engine production capacity at its Hiroshima plant by one-quarter. When completed by the end of 2014, the expansion from 800,000 units to 1-million annually

August 26, 2013

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars appoints Barbagallo as Perth dealer

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars appointed Barbagallo as the dealer for Perth, Western Australia.

"I am very pleased to have Barbagallo as our authorised partner, with their exceptional experience in automotive luxury retailing and their excellent track record of success.

August 25, 2013

Skoda unveils world's biggest ice cream van

Skoda has unveiled the world's biggest ice cream van.

The giant vRS ice cream van was launched at Great Yarmouth, where local children tucked in to huge ice creams. Members of the public will have a chance to sample free ice creams as the giant ice cream van embarks

European debut for new Kia Soul at 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show

The all-new 2014 Kia Soul urban crossover will make its European debut at the 65th Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) in Frankfurt on September 10, 2013, before going on sale across Europe early next year.

Inspired by the 2012 Kia Track'ster concept,

Polaris India launches RZR XP 900 @ Rs. 24.5 lakh

Polaris India Pvt. Ltd. completed two years of its presence in the Indian market. On the occasion of its 2nd anniversary, Polaris launched the RZR XP 900 at the Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad.

"The Anniversary marks two years since the launch of the Polaris brand in India

Vauxhall Monza Concept to break cover at Frankfurt Motor Show 2013

Opel/Vauxhall's ground-breaking Monza Concept, the first car to feature cutting-edge LED projection infotainment and an evolution of the Ampera's revolutionary powertrain, is set for its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.

"The Monza Concept

August 24, 2013

Lexus to open luxury brand experience space in Tokyo

Lexus International will open the first Intersect By Lexus luxury brand experience space in Tokyo's Aoyama district on August 30, 2013 as part of its Amazing In Motion endeavors.

Intersect By Lexus are unique-luxury spaces where people can experience Lexus without getting

The Ferrari 458 Speciale to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show

The 458 Speciale is the latest product of Ferrari's core philosophy of extreme technological innovation and research which, in this instance, has yielded powertrain, aerodynamics and vehicle dynamics advances that transform the already exceptional 458 Italia into a car genuinely

August 23, 2013

Land Rover launches world's first premium diesel SUV hybrids models

Land Rover is launching its first-ever hybrid models - the Range Rover Hybrid and Range Rover Sport Hybrid - which will deliver outstanding fuel economy, significantly lower CO2 emissions and retain Land Rover's renowned capability and performance.


Volkswagen produces 10-millionth car - Limited Edition Beetle GSR in Puebla, Mexico

Volkswagen celebrated the production of 10-million cars at its Volkswagen de Mexico manufacturing facility in Puebla, Mexico. The 10-millionth car was a Volkswagen Beetle GSR, a limited edition,

Skoda UK fuels fleet team with new appointments

Skoda UK has announced the appointment of Patrick McGillycuddy as Head of Fleet. McGillycuddy joins the brand from Vauxhall where he held the role of National Corporate Sales Manager.

McGillycuddy's new position will see him focus on growing the brand’s true

August 22, 2013

Isuzu Motors announces new Managing Director for Isuzu Truck UK

Isuzu Motors have announced the successor to Nikki King as Managing Director of Isuzu Truck (UK) Ltd. Pete Murphy, who currently heads up the ITUK National Fleet Division, is promoted to Managing Director Designate, with immediate effect, and will be working with

Apollo Tyres announces three-year partnership with Manchester United

Apollo Tyres announced a three-year regional partnership with Manchester United Football Club, which will see Apollo Tyres become the Club's official Tyre Partner in the UK and India.

"This is a very important partnership for us as a company and clearly demonstrates

2014 Silverado and Sierra score a Safety First for trucks

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and High Country and the GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali 1500 are the first pickup trucks to receive the highest possible five-star overall vehicle score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment

Nissan to equip next-generation Titan pickup with new Cummins turbo diesel engine

At the kick-off of Nissan 360, an industry showcase of Nissan's global product and technology portfolio, the company announced it will offer a newly-developed Cummins V8 turbo diesel in its next-generation full-size pickup.

Now in the latter stages of development and

Maruti Suzuki launches Stingray @ Rs. 4.10 lakh

Maruti Suzuki introduced the stylish, aggressive and sporty 'Stingray'. With this, the Company has expanded its portfolio and enriched it to meet aspirations of young India.

Sporting some high-end-features, usually associated with premium cars, Stingray is a refreshing

August 20, 2013

Audi India launches Q3 S Edition @ Rs. 24.99 lakh

Audi introduced the Audi Q3 S Edition-a sporty version of its SUV of the Year. Breaking ground in a new market segment, the Audi Q3 S Edition is priced at Rs. 2,499,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi) and will be available at all Audi dealerships across India from end

Audi India opens its third showroom in New Delhi

Audi announced the opening of its third showroom in the heart of the city at DLF Capitol Point, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, one of the most prominent locations in New Delhi. This world-classs howroom is based on a unique Central Business District concept. The

Audi launches Audi Club India

Audi announced the launch of Audi Club India, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the luxury car industry in India. An exclusive 'Audi owners only' community, Audi Club India is designed as a platform for Audi customers to come together, interact with like-minded

BMW India launches BMW Secure Assistance; best-in-class premium road side assistance

BMW India announced the launch of 'BMW Secure Assistance' - the best-in-class premium road side assistance across India.

With a specially-equipped fleet of 17 BMW X3 Customer Service Vehicles (CSV) across the country, BMW India is setting a new benchmarks

Skoda starts production of the Rapid Spaceback; world premiere at Frankfurt Motor Show 2013

Production starts on the first Skoda hatchback model in the high-volume compact segment: The new Skoda Rapid Spaceback will be rolling of the production lines at

Volkswagen launches the Kombi Last Edition to celebrate 56 years of production

Volkswagen do Brasil has announced the Kombi Last Edition, a special commemorative series of one of the most successful Volkswagen models in Brazil and the longest produced model in automotive history.

The Kombi Last Edition has a production run of only 600 units

Castrol launches Castrol RX Super Max Fuel Saver co-engineered with Tata Motors

Castrol India Limited launched Castrol RX Super Max Fuel Saver, in association with the country's largest commercial vehicle Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Tata Motors Limited. Castrol RX Super Max Fuel Saver, co-engineered by Castrol India Limited and

Suzuki bring £800 cash back to off-road range

Suzuki has announced an increase to its current £500 cash back offer, with both the 2013 RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 now available with an £800 rebate.

Following the extension of the popular offer on the Japanese firm's on-road range, the newest offer brings that same great value to

Lexus to reveal a new concept vehicle at Frankfurt Motor Show 2013

Lexus will stage the world premiere of a new concept vehicle at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA).

Furthermore, Lexus will stage the European premiere of the first-ever GS 300h, featuring Lexus' highly efficient 2.5L hybrid powertrain. Positioned at the

Steve Kiefer joins GM as Vice-President, Global Powertrain

General Motors announced that Steve Kiefer will join the company effective September 1, 2013 to lead its Global Powertrain operations.

Kiefer, 50, has served in a variety of engineering and leadership roles over his career at both GM and Delphi and brings extensive

August 17, 2013

Lexus to compete in 2014 Japanese Super GT Series with new vehicle

Lexus Racing announced a new race car based on the Lexus 'LF-CC' that will compete in the Super GT Series GT500 class starting next season. The vehicle will replace the Lexus SC 430 currently used in Super GT races.

The Lexus LF-CC is a two-door coupe concept that

Michael Bartsch named Vice-President, Infiniti Americas

Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. named Michael Bartsch Vice-President, Infiniti Americas, effective in September. He succeeds Ben Poore who will leave the company to pursue other interests.

Most recently, Bartsch, 54, was Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer,

Honda unveils NSX Concept-GT at Suzuka Circuit

Honda has unveiled the NSX Concept-GT, a racing machine to enter into the GT500 class of the 2014 Super GT Series* Round 5 '2013 Autobacs Super GT' at Suzuka Circuit.

The NSX Concept-GT is a dedicated racing vehicle based on the NSX Concept, the

Aston Martin's Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S to make UK competition debut

The first car to complete a zero-CO2 emissions lap of an FIA-sanctioned race - Aston Martin's revolutionary Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S - makes its UK competition debut at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in Worcestershire.

The car, which achieved a world-first when it qualified for

Chrysler Group donates $500,000 to Kokomo Family YMCA

Chrysler Group LLC announced a donation of $500,000 to support the Kokomo Family YMCA's planned new facility. The new 73,000 sq ft building, to be located in downtown Kokomo, will offer area residents more amenities than the current YMCA including a health

Porsche and Michelin developed new tires for the Porsche Carrera GT

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG has developed a new tire for the Carrera GT in partnership with Michelin. The new tire once again noticeably enhances the handling of the 1,270 versions of the super sports car built between 2003 and 2006. The new Michelin Pilot Super

Infiniti announces new Head of Public Relations

Infiniti has announced that Simone Piattelli Palmarini will head up public relations for Infiniti EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). Based in Rolle, Switzerland, and reporting to Fintan Knight, Vice-President of Infiniti EMEA, Piattelli Palmarini takes up the reins as Public Relations

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