November 30, 2013

Mercedes-Benz UK makes history, 100,000th car is sold within a yar

For the first time in its UK history, Mercedes-Benz has sold 100,000 new cars within a year. The 100,000th car was delivered at Mercedes-Benz of Bristol, and comes after the company posted record sales levels throughout 2013.

"It is the first time in our UK history

Matt Tsien named General Motors China President

General Motors China President Bob Socia announced that he will retire on January 1, 2014 after nearly four decades at the company managing a wide range of important positions around the globe.

Matthew (Matt) Tsien, Vice-President of Planning and Program Management

November 29, 2013

Bentley opens new showroom in Bucharest

Bentley Motors continues the expansion of its dealer network in Europe, with the official opening of Bentley Bucharest - the British luxury brand's first official sales point in Romania. The stunning new premises cover more than 610 m2 and for the first time offer a dedicated

November 28, 2013

Nissan and British Gas launch UK's largest ever electric commercial vehicle pilot

British Gas is piloting 28 Nissan e-NV200 vans throughout the winter to determine the future viability of 100 per cent electric vehicle technology as part of its 13,000 home service vans fleet. Run in collaboration with Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions and Gateshead

November 27, 2013

New managerial appointments at Ducati Motor Holding

Newly appointed managerial positions at Ducati Motor Holding see Cristiano Silei now Head of Sales & Marketing, while Diego Sgorbati becomes Head of Motorcycle Related Products.

The decision to establish two new managerial areas within the Ducati Motor Holding organisation

November 26, 2013

End of production for the Lamborghini Gallardo

In the historic factory buildings of Sant'Agata Bolognese, the last Lamborghini Gallardo has left the production line. The final model is a Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante in Rosso Mars (red) and it is destined for a private collector. With a total of 14,022

Limited edition Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar coming to Canada in 2014

Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. announced that the new Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar will be available for sale in Canada in 2014.

The S60 and V60 Polestar will be offered on four different continents in a select group of countries including Canada, the Netherlands, Japan,

JLR celebrates production of 1,000,000th vehicle, will be donated to Cancer Research UK

Jaguar Land Rover is celebrating the production of the 1,000,000th Jaguar Land Rover vehicle at its Halewood advanced manufacturing facility, near Liverpool.

The 1,000,000 vehicle is a unique Range Rover Evoque, painted in a special one-off colour combination and will

The Chrysler Foundation donates $15,000 to support scholarship program for women

Chrysler Group LLC expanded its commitment to the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) with a $15,000 grant from The Chrysler Foundation to support undergraduates who pursue a course of study that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering

Zipcar offers new monthly membership plan

Zipcar, Inc. announced a new plan that gives members the option to pay for membership on a monthly basis for its 'wheels when you want them' service. Based on strong and positive feedback from two test cities, Zipcar is now rolling out the option to nearly all US and Canadian

November 25, 2013

Nissan North America announces leadership changes

In a move to enhance performance across key areas within its North American operations, Nissan announced a number of leadership changes effective December 1, unless otherwise noted.

"These moves will help us achieve the objectives of Nissan's

November 24, 2013

Audi India opens 2nd in Karnataka at Mangalore and 30th showroom in India

Audi inaugurated its 30th world-class showroom in India and its 2nd in the state of Karnataka in Mangalore after Audi Bengaluru. The entire Audi model range in India will be available at Audi Mangalore.

"Expansion of our network footprint is an integral pillar of our India strategy.

Audi tests eight young drivers for the DTM

Audi has given eight young talents the opportunity to gather experience in the cockpit of an Audi A4 DTM at a scouting event. With instructions provided by the two factory drivers Timo Scheider and Adrien Tambay they completed an extensive program of testing on and off

BMW i seals partnership deal with Good Energy for green electricity supply in the UK

BMW i continues to forge ahead with its strategy for sustainable electric mobility and responsible charging, which has led to a new partnership with Good Energy Ltd. in the UK. This partnership includes the provision of 100 per cent green electricity to households of BMW

Nissan announces US pricing for 2014 Cube

Nissan announced US pricing for the 2014 Nissan Cube, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. Prices remain unchanged from 2013, with a starting M.S.R.P.* of US$ 16,760. One new exterior color is offered for 2014 - caspian sea, which replaces the previous

November 23, 2013

Jaguar Land Rover opens the largest premium car showroom in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Jaguar Land Rover officially opened the largest showroom in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. A world-class showroom which sets a benchmark for others, this state-of-the-art 3S facility is designed to provide premium Jaguar Land Rover standards of sales and after sales to its customers.

Volvo Trucks reports 21 per cent growth in deliveries of October 2013

In October 12,124 Volvo trucks were delivered, an increase of 21 per cent compared with the same month last year.

In Europe 5,552 vehicles were delivered during October, up by 28 per cent compared with October 2012. An extensive product renewal is under way with five

November 22, 2013

Tata Motors expands its CNG portfolio; launches Tata Indigo emax and Tata Indica emax

Tata Motors formally announced the launch of two new additions to its CNG portfolio - Tata Indigo emax and Tata Indica emax. These two variants have been introduced in 6 markets across India and will now be available in Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra

Furygan to showcase 2014 products at Motorcycle Live 2013

French manufacturer Furygan will be showcasing its new 2014 products for the first time in the UK at Motorcycle Live, which takes place at The NEC, Birmingham from November 23 to December 1.

The new collection includes leather and textile jackets and trousers, as well

Hertz launches waterless car washing

In a continued effort to reduce the environmental footprint of its operations, The Hertz Corporation rolled-out a waterless, non-toxic 'green clean' car washing process at more than 220 neighborhood locations across the United States. As one of the largest

First CNG-capable 2014 Ford F-150 rolls-off the line in Kansas City plant

Ford began production of the 2014 F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas, making Ford the only manufacturer with an available CNG/LPG-capable half-ton pickup.

The 2014 Ford F-150 with 3.7-liter V6 engine is available with a factory-installed,

Fiat Group Automobiles UK and British Cycling extend partnership

Fiat Group Automobiles UK has extended its role as Official Vehicle Supplier to the National Governing Body of British Cycling until 2016. Fiat has been a key supporter of British Cycling's success across all levels of elite performance and grass roots participation since

Ford encourages more female engineers with extension to scholarship scheme

Ford has announced an extension to the Blue Oval Scholarship scheme in a new initiative that aims to encourage as many women as men to consider a career in engineering.

The announcement was made by Barb Samardzich, Ford of Europe Chief Operating Officer,

Ford adds jobs, invest US$ 150-million in Buffalo Stamping plant

Ford Motor Company will invest $150-million and add approximately 350 new jobs at its Buffalo Stamping plant, reinforcing the company's commitment to the plant, the city of Buffalo and the state of New York.

The investment is for more than 25 new sub-assemblies,

Honda FCEV Concept makes world debut at LA Auto Show

The sleekly styled Honda FCEV Concept, made its world debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The concept expresses a potential styling direction for Honda's next-generation fuel-cell vehicle anticipated to launch in the US and Japan in 2015, followed

World premiere of new Subaru Levorg concept car at Tokyo Motor Show

The all-new Subaru Levorg sports tourer concept made its world premiere at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, hinting at a new vehicle currently under development for market launch in Japan in 2014.

The name 'Levorg' comes from a combination of the

November 21, 2013

Infiniti Q30 Concept makes North American debut at LA Auto Show

The Infiniti Q30 Concept, the next step in Infiniti's strategy to expand into new premium segments, made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The sleek, seductive Q30 Concept is the design vision for a compact Infiniti vehicle with a contemporary,

Toyota debuts Driver Awareness Research Vehicle at Los Angeles Auto Show

What if we could reduce driver distraction before ever putting a key in the ignition? That's the focus of the Driver Awareness Research Vehicle (DAR-V) that Toyota unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

"At Toyota, our focus is not only on protecting people in

Honda introduces two further models to 2014 Line-up at Tokyo Motor Show

Honda reveals details of two significant further additions to its 2014 model line-up. Introducing the new Gold Wing F6C, revealed together with a revised version of retro-classic CB1100, unveiled at Honda's 'home' territory of the Tokyo Motor Show.

Gold Wing F6C

Lexus unveils all-new RC Coupe at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Lexus unveiled its striking new production-ready RC coupe, scheduled for launch in 2014, at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. The RC raises Lexus' profile with a broader audience, injecting emotional appeal into the Lexus DNA which has become well known for building

Formula E's new fully-electric race car, the Spark-Renault SRT_01E completes successful test debut

Formula E's new fully-electric race car, the Spark-Renault SRT_01E, completed is successful test debut recently at the La FerteGaucher circuit near Choisy-le-Roi, France.

Unveiled earlier this year (September) at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the new single-seater was

Ford to reveal new Ford Mustang to the world on December 5

Ford will take the covers off the first-ever Ford Mustang for sale in Europe on December 5, the sixth generation of the iconic car that celebrates 50 years of production next year.

The new Mustang is making its debut worldwide on four continents and in six cities, including

Europcar opens Bristol Temple Meads branch

Europcar the leader in car hire services in Europe, continues to invest in the development of its network with the launch of its new Bristol Temple Meads railway station branch. Business and leisure travellers in the Bristol area will now benefit from convenient

Daimler Trucks Asia invests 300-million euros in future sales growth

The Japanese Daimler subsidiary, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation is presenting itself at this year's Tokyo Motor Show under the motto 'Building Together'. True to this motto, the two commercial vehicle subsidiaries MFTBC and DICV are bundling their Asian

Beadles Group announced as new Kia dealer for flagship site in Coulsdon

Beadles Group Ltd. has been confirmed as the new dealer partner for Kia's new Red Cube dealership in Coulsdon. 'Beadles' will be boosting Kia sales in the South London area with the opening of a new 3,430 sq m dealership and creating a number of jobs in the area.

1.5-million Skodas produced at the Kvasiny plant

Skoda Auto has just manufactured its 1,500,000th vehicle at the Kvasiny plant, with the jubilee honours going to a Skoda Superb. Three Skoda models are currently rolling-off the line at Kvasiny - The Superb, Yeti and Roomster. The carmaker

Mercedes-Benz to return to China in 2014 DTM season, first appearance of car in Guangzhou

After a three-year absence, the DTM and Mercedes-Benz will be returning to China as part of the 2014 race season. On September 26-28, the world's most popular touring car series will stage a race in China for only the third time in its history. Record DTM championship

smart electric drive arrives in China

The new smart fortwo electric drive is now available to buy from dealerships in China. The smart brand celebrated this market launch at the Guangzhou Motor Show, where the all-electric city runabout was presented to the Chinese public.

"Our smart electric drive was one of the

November 20, 2013

Subaru reveals all-new WRX at Los Angeles Motor Show 2013

The all-new Subaru WRX, the latest in a line of sports saloons from the Japanese brand, made its world premiere at the 2013 Los Angeles Motor Show. Equipped with Subaru's famous Symmetrical all-wheel drive system and hallmark Boxer engine, the new WRX combines

Tata Motors showcases six new high-powered construction vehicles at EXCON 2013

Tata Motors showcased six new high-powered construction vehicles from its ConsTruck range of Commercial Vehicles at the EXCON 2013. Among these were three new offerings from its Prima LX range. Driven by powerful and fuel-efficient engines, these trucks

November 19, 2013

Shanghai-Volkswagen produces 10-millionth vehicle in China

Volkswagen has celebrated the production of the 10-millionth vehicle by Shanghai-Volkswagen, a joint-venture of Volkswagen and SAIC Motor Corporation Ltd. When the milestone vehicle, a Volkswagen Tiguan, rolled-off the production line, the event was witnessed

Scania to deliver 156 city buses to Berlin

Scania has received an order to provide 156 articulated buses to Berlin's public transport provider, Berliner Verkehrsgesellschaft (BVG). The buses are scheduled for delivery between 2014 and 2017.

"This order is strategically important for establishing Scania

November 18, 2013

New Mini makes worldwide debut at Oxford production plant

The new Mini has made its worldwide debut at Mini's UK production plant in Oxford and features all-new vehicle architecture, an evolutionary design and a range of new fuel-efficient engines to give owners even more fun behind the wheel. A £750-million investment across

Bespoke Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Neiman Marcus Edition set for debut in Los Angeles Show

A bespoke example of the new 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante - originally unveiled at the Pebble Beach Automotive Week this summer - is set to make its first public appearance at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Vanquish joins the luxury British sports

Bike Trac - First motorcycle device to get Thatcham 6 & 7 rating

Bike Trac, the renowned motorcycle tracking device from Road Angel Group, has made history by becoming the first device of its kind specifically for a motorcycle to be awarded Thatcham Category 7 status, whilst already rated as a Category 6 device.

Widely acknowledged

2015 Subaru Legacy Concept to make LA Show debut

The Subaru Legacy Concept will make its world premiere at the 2013 Los Angeles Motor Show, hinting at the design direction for an all-new version of Subaru's flagship Legacy model.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014 and currently in its fifth-generation,

Ferrari Museum celebrates its 300,000th visitor of 2013

Three hundred thousand visitors in less than a year. That was the landmark reached at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, when Yuliya Gilazova bought admission tickets for herself and her friend Yuriy Petrov. Yuliya and Yuriy are from Saint Petersburg, Russia

Europcar partnership creates special privileges for smart owners

There are now even more benefits to owning a smart following the brand's new partnership with Europcar.

Customers of smart cars and the new smart electric bike can now join the complimentary Privilege4smart club, which entitles them to a number of exclusive advantages

November 17, 2013

Nissan to introduce the 100 per cent electric commercial vehicle 'e-NV200' in Japan in 2014

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced that the 100 per cent electric commercial vehicle, the 'e-NV200', will arrive in the Japanese market during fiscal year 2014, and will eventually be sold worldwide.

The e-NV200 is Nissan's second all-electric model available globally,

New 2014 Fiat 500 '1957 Edition' highlights 57 years of the legendary icon

Celebrating the 57th anniversary of the original 1957 'Nuova' Cinquecento (New 500), the new 2014 Fiat 500 '1957 Edition' combines iconic Italian design with engaging driving dynamics and vintage styling appointments - all for a limited-edition model enthusiasts

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