September 30, 2013

TomTom introduces the ultimate navigation pack for bikers

TomTom has launched the TomTom Rider Premium Pack, a new accessory pack to complement the popular Rider navigation solution for bikers. Used in conjunction with the satnav device that enables bikers to choose the type of route they want to ride, the Premium Pack

Mercedes-Benz celebrates launch of all new S-class in China

Mercedes-Benz began a series of events to launch of the new S-class in China. An excited audience of over 2,000 customers, dealers, brand ambassadors and other guests witnessed the launch ceremony hosted by Hubertus Troska, Daimler's Board Member responsible

UNAOC and BMW Group renew partnership

During the Alliance of Civilizations Group of Friends Ministerial meeting held at the United Nations headquarters, a major public-private partnership between BMW Group and the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) was renewed. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser,

Latest MG dealer to open in Gloucester

The latest MG dealer will open for business shortly in Gloucester in a new purpose-built showroom.

Warners MG will be run by the Warners Motor Group, one of the best-known independent motor dealers in Gloucestershire. The group has an automotive

Nissan and RSM sign MoU for the production of the new Nissan Rogue in Busan, Korea

Colin Dodge, Head of Nissan's operations in North America, and Francois Provost, CEO of RSM, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) allocating part of the production of the new Nissan Rogue to RSM's Busan plant in South Korea.


Hyundai Motor's brand value enters Global Top 50

Hyundai Motor Company saw its brand value surge 20.5 per cent from a year earlier to $9-billion (£5.6-billion), marking its higest-ever ranking of No. 43, according to brand consultancy Interbrand's 2013 Best 100 Global Brands.

Hyundai, which has been included

Kia Motors brand value increases by 15 per cent to US$ 4.7-billion

Kia Motors Corporation has increased its brand value by 15 per cent over the past year to reach the 83rd position on the exclusive list of 'Top 100 Best Global Brands', according to a 2013 study released by Interbrand, the world's largest brand consultancy agency.

Kia first entered

September 28, 2013

McLaren opens its fifth showroom in Germany at Meilenwerk Stuttgart

McLaren Automotive is actively continuing its plan of expanding its retailer network by opening the latest showroom in Germany. Just three weeks after the sports car manufacturer's 50th anniversary, the models of the British car maker shine at Meilenwerk Stuttgart.

September 27, 2013

Kia manufacturing plant in Georgia has created more than 14,000 jobs

Since recruitment began in 2008 for its manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) has created more than 14,000 jobs.

KMMG currently employs more than 3,000 team members and like its counterpart in Zilina, Slovakia it operates

Volvo S60 and XC60 get superior rating in new test of front crash prevention systems

Volvo Car Group's position at the pinnacle of car safety is again highlighted with the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) introducing a new test programme that rates the performance of front crash prevention systems. Both the Volvo S60 and XC60

Tata Motors launches the all new Tata Xenon XT in South Africa

Tata Motors launched its new generation bakkie range - Tata Xenon XT in South Africa. The Tata Xenon XT is packed with eXTra features in all aspects - performance, safety, comfort, style and functionality - it is truly built to take it to the xtreme.

The Tata Xenon XT comes

Volvo Car Group signs financial agreement with BNP Paribas

Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) has extended its core relationship bank group with BNP Paribas, who join the credit facility provided by a European bank group at a ticket of EUR 60-million.

The unsecured revolving credit facility now totals EUR 360-million with maturity

September 26, 2013

Ford installs 500,000th 6.7-liter power stroke V8 turbocharged diesel engine

Ford announced the installation of its 500,000th 6.7-liter power stroke V8 turbocharged diesel engine, which went into a new 2014 Ford Super Duty F-350 Lariat pickup truck. The engine was installed at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville.

"This is a significant milestone

Autosales becomes the 10th new Mitsubishi Dealership to open in UK

The Mitsubishi network in the UK has expanded yet again with the arrival of a new dealership in the West Midlands.

Family-run Autosales Ltd. will take on the franchise at their site in Vulcan Road, Bilston, from October 1, 2013.

The dealership is run by siblings Steve Kibble

Volkswagen Group opens new vehicle production plant in Foshan, Southern China

The Volkswagen Group and its joint-venture FAW-Volkswagen inaugurated the new vehicle production plant in Foshan, Southern China. In just under two years, the Group has constructed a highly-advanced, resource-efficient car manufacturing facility at the new location

Hyundai India launches service mobile app 'Hyundai Care'

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) launched the industry first integrated service mobile application 'Hyundai Care'. The Hyundai Care service mobile application will be available on Android and iOS platform for Hyundai customers. The mobile application will assist the customers

Renault ramps up for production in Algeria

Construction work begins on the Oued-Tlelat plant, south-west of Oran, illustrating the ambition and commitment of the Renault group and its Algerian partners to contribute to the development of the automotive industry in Algeria. The plant is scheduled to begin

Toyota pitches in for public lands

What is your favorite outdoor spot? Most of us have a favorite trail, beach, garden or park. These public spaces allow us opportunities for exercise, recreation, education or a simple connection with nature. Toyota wants to keep it that way.

On September 28, 2013,

September 25, 2013

Charles Hurst opens new Maserati showroom in Belfast

Charles Hurst Group have recently opened the doors to its completely new state-of-the-art showroom, which has been designed and constructed to showcase the Maserati brand's latest Corporate Identity. The dealer group has represented the marque in Ireland for over ten

Hyundai Grand records 10,000 bookings within 20 days

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has received grand response for the newly launched compact high entry segment car, Hyundai Grand. With over 110,000 enquiries and over 10,000 bookings within 20 days, Grand has been well accepted by customers as a value

All-new Kia Carens awarded 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating

The all-new Kia Carens compact MPV has been awarded a maximum five-star safety rating by Europe's leading road safety organisation, Euro NCAP.

The Carens achieved high scores for Adult Occupant Protection (94 per cent), Child Occupant Protection

Qoros 3 Sedan awarded five stars and is amongst the very best ever tested by Euro NCAP

Qoros' first production vehicle, the compact (C-segment) Qoros 3 Sedan, has been awarded the maximum five-star rating in the Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) crash tests. Qoros is the first international brand headquartered in China to produce a car awarded

Redesigned 2014 Kia Sorento earns 5-star safety rating from US government

Kia Motors America's (KMA) top-selling CUV, the redesigned 2014 Sorento, has earned the highest possible overall safety rating - five stars - from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The new Sorento was recognized for its outstanding performance

Suzuki donate £11,000 to CLIC Sargent

Suzuki's collection of Barry Sheene themed clothing has raised more than £11,000 for children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent, Sheene's chosen charity.

A cheque for £11,075.93 was handed over to the charity by Suzuki during a visit to Paul's House, one of CLIC Sargent's Homes

Skoda is the largest manufacturing company in Central Europe

Skoda Auto is the largest manufacturing company in Central Europe for the third time in a row. These are the results from the Deloitte CE Top 500 report. The study carried out by the auditing firm Deloitte is the largest study of its kind on the Central European

Alfa Romeo introduces the exclusive 4C IFD bicycle @ 3,500 euros

Sophisticated design with a light-weight, innovative frame - these are the features of the '4C IFD Bicycle' project designed by the Alfa Romeo Style Centre and Compagnia Ducale. The acronym IFD (standing for 'Innovative Frame Design') places the accent on the intensive

Hindustan Motors formally launches BS-IV Ambassador Encore; gift a car to Asha Roy

Hindustan Motors Limited's newly introduced BS-IV-compliant Ambassador Encore was formally launched by Madan Mitra, West Bengal's Minister for Transport & Sports.

HM has priced Rs. 497,996 for the base-model of the 1.5-litre diesel-powered Ambassador

Hyundai Motor India receives Top Exporter of the Year award

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has been adjudged as the Top Exporter of the Year for 2011-12 in the category of 'Large Enterprises' (Southern Region) and has been awarded the Gold Trophy by the Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) India. Minister

September 24, 2013

Katarina Johnson-Thompson announced as an ambassador for the new Nissan Micra

New Nissan ambassador Katarina Johnson-Thompson has been revealed as the face of the New Micra. The rising British heptathlon star and London 2012 Olympian will appear alongside the new supermini in a series of TV idents, embracing the Micra's 'Go Get It'

Hindustan Motors organises joy-ride for slum children

Around two dozen children from the city's under-privileged sections of the society had a joyous time courtesy a joy-ride organised for them by Hindustan Motors Ltd. (HM). The 'City of Joy' really lived up to its name for the enthusiastic youngsters in the 8-12 years age group.

Blaupunkt announces Ayushmann Khurrana as their Brand Ambassador

Blaupunkt India announced the appointment of multi-faceted actor, singer, composer - Ayushmann Khurrana as their Brand Ambassador.

The brand that epitomises quality, contemporary style, innovation and superior sound, was looking for a face in India that would

Cadillac to reveal 2015 Escalade with Autumn de Wilde

Cadillac will unveil the all-new 2015 Escalade luxury SUV on October 7, 2013 with indie rock photographer and director Autumn de Wilde, who produced a series of portraits and a film highlighting the Escalade design process.

"I immerse myself in the world of my subjects.

Hyundai partners with Bisimoto to create 1,000 hp Genesis Coupe for SEMA Show 2013

Hyundai is again partnering with the engine wizards of Bisimoto Engineering to create a 1,000 hp Genesis Coupe for the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Bisimoto Engineering is known for extracting awesome, reliable power out of production-grade, everyday

Kia Motors Europe announce Ho Sung Song as new President

Kia Motors Europe has announced that Ho Sung Song has been confirmed as the new President of Kia Motors Europe with immediate effect replacing Byung-Tae (Brandon) Yea.

Song has held several senior roles within the Hyundai and Kia organisations since joining

Renault Energy F1 to power Caterham F1 Team from 2014

Renault Sport F1 and Caterham F1 Team confirmed the extension of their partnership in the FIA Formula One World Championship for a further three years. From next year, Caterham F1 Team will be equipped with the Renault Energy F1, a cutting-edge power

Porsche extends Wolfgang Hatz's and Uwe-Karsten Stadter's contracts by another five years

The Supervisory Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, appointed Executive Board members Wolfgang Hatz (54) and Uwe-Karsten Stadter (57) for another five years. The new contract for Wolfgang Hatz, who took over as Member of the Executive Board Research and

Skoda's nine-year-old winner presents jersey on Tour of Britain podium

Northamptonshire school boy Harry Yates, nine, took to the Tour of Britain podium in London, after winning a national competition held by Skoda UK.

As part of its sponsorship of the Tour of Britain, the car manufacturer challenged youngsters across the UK to design the famous

Volvo Cars of Canada appoints new VP of Marketing

Volvo Cars of Canada announced the appointment of Margareta Mahlstedt-Karayiannis to the position of Vice-President Marketing at Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. Margareta will start on the September 25, 2013, succeeding Brad Painter who left this summer to pursue other

September 23, 2013

Audi celebrates 100th LMP overall victory with Austin win

Audi achieved a historic milestone on the Texan debut of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Austin. The squad of Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich celebrated the 100th overall victory of an LMP sports car of the brand.

With an air temperature

September 21, 2013

Caterham unveils new AeroSeven Concept at Singapore GP

Caterham Cars has unveiled the AeroSeven Concept at the SingTel Singapore Grand Prix - an exciting new performance concept road car.

As the first model designed with significant input from all of the Caterham Group's specialist business arms, the AeroSeven

Porsche Driver's Selection presents luxury home and office collection

Porsche Driver's Selection, the automaker's line of lifestyle apparel and accessories, introduced unique home and office items in Frankfurt.

The new collection includes items crafted exclusively from original Porsche parts, including an office chair made from a 911

Skoda produces 1.5-million second-generation Fabia

Skoda has produced the 1,500,000th second-generation Skoda Fabia. The jubilee vehicle, a Fabia 1.2 TDI, rolled-off the production line at the main factory in Mlada Boleslav. The current generation Fabia has delighted customers on international markets since 2007.

Blaupunkt India launches all-in-one subwoofer for enhanced car-audio experience @ Rs. 9,990

Blaupunkt India has launched another sound product GTb 8A. GTb 8A promises to deliver the bass you've been missing as its 8-inch spun-paper woofer pumps out the low-end thump.

Commonly, it takes a sub, an enclosure and an amplifier to produce bass. Finding the

BMW Group Design announces personnel changes

Since August 1, 2013 there have been a number of personnel changes within the BMW Group Design team. Adrian van Hooydonk is in overall charge of BMW Group Design, which embraces all the Group's brands, and is thus responsible for design at BMW, BMW i, BMW

VW Credit, Inc. offers financing for new and used Ducati motorcycles

VW Credit, Inc. (VCI), a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., announced that they will now offer retail financing for new and used Ducati motorcycles in the US. The newly established Ducati Financial Services (DFS) will officially begin operations in September

Hyundai helps Colorado flood victims replace damaged vehicles

To help those affected by the recent and devastating Colorado floods, Hyundai is offering a disaster relief credit to get drivers back behind the wheel. Individuals whose cars were damaged in the flooding are eligible to receive a $750 credit towards the purchase of any new

Chrysler Group announces executive changes

Scott Garberding has been named Chief Purchasing Officer and member of the Group Executive Council (GEC) for Fiat S.p.A. He will also be responsible for Group Purchasing EMEA region.

Garberding joined Chrysler in 1993 and has held a series of positions

Mazda donates $25,000 to American Red Cross and $15,000 to Humane Society of Boulder Valley supporting disaster relief

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced two donations to support relief efforts for disasters such as the Colorado flooding through both the American Red Cross and the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Mazda has made donations in the amount of $25,000

September 19, 2013

Toyota announces appointment of Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

Toyota Motor North America (TMA) announced the appointment of Latondra Newton to Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, effective immediately.

Prior to her new appointment, Newton served as Chief Diversity Officer, where she oversaw philanthropy, the Toyota

Audi starts production of Q3 compact-class SUV in India

Audi has started production of the Q3 compact-class SUV at its Aurangabad plant. After the Audi A4, Audi A6, Audi Q5 and Audi Q7, the Audi Q3 is the fifth model to be produced in India.

"Local production of the Audi Q3 is part of our long-term growth strategy in India, one of the

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