April 27, 2013

Ford and Shinola celebrate 50 years of Mustang with a limited-edition watch

Ford is teaming up with Shinola, a Detroit-based luxury goods manufacturer, to celebrate 50 years of the Ford Mustang with the release of a premium 46-mm wristwatch with Swiss movements.

Only 50 companies will be licensed to create products bearing the Mustang

Nissan announces management changes in Europe

Nissan is announcing a new Vice-President of its After Sales division in Europe as well as a new Head of the region comprised of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Vincent Wijnen has been named Vice-President, After Sales, Nissan Europe. Wijnen's

Nissan Leaf brings electric cars to SimCity

Nissan, in collaboration with Electronic Arts, is integrating the Nissan Leaf into the most recent edition of the popular city-building strategy game, SimCity. Players are able to create EV-friendly cities by driving Nissan Leaf all-electric

Daniel Kirchert named Managing Director for Infiniti in China

Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen has announced another high-profile addition to his leadership team. Effective May 1, Daniel Kirchert will become Infiniti's new Managing Director in China, succeeding Allen Lu who has been appointed Managing Director,

Renault to unveil a new concept car in Monaco

Like Twin'Z, which was unveiled in Milan, Italy, on April 8, the latest concept car to be designed under the leadership of Laurens van den Acker comes under the 'Play' heading of Renault Design's 'life-cycle' design strategy.

The new car's revelation at the 2013 Monaco

World premiere of the new-generation Unimog and Econic

Following the successful introduction of the Euro-VI compliant models of the series Actros, Antos, Arocs, Atego, Mercedes-Benz is now continuing its Euro-VI product offensive with the presentation of the new-generation of unique vehicle concepts in Worth - the Unimog all-terrain

Vauxhall RoadTrip app now available for Android and iPad

RoadTrip, the award-winning free app from Vauxhall that provides drivers with a fast and simple way of tracking their business journeys, is now available on Android and iPad.

The app, which has had over 10,000 downloads on the iPhone platform and won the Business

Geely and Detroit Electric enter strategic partnership to co-develop pure electric vehicles for Chinese market

Geely Automobile Group and Detroit Electric Inc have announced at the Shanghai Motor Show that the two companies have entered into strategic partnership to co-develop pure electric vehicles and related electric drive systems for the Chinese market.

Under the

Renault will produce 82,000 Nissan Micra in Flins plant

The Renault Flins plant, located near Paris, France, was selected by Renault to produce the next-generation Nissan Micra. Production will begin in 2016 at an estimated annual volume of 82,000 vehicles.

Nissan, Renault's Alliance partner, requested

April 26, 2013

Honda to become first automaker in Brazil to undertake wind power generation

Honda Automoveis do Brasil Ltda. (HAB), the Honda automobile production and sales subsidiary in Brazil, announced plans to invest in wind power generation to be more proactive in using renewable energy to minimise the environmental footprint of its business

Ford Motor Company fund donates $1-million to College for Creative Studies

The College for Creative Studies (CCS) announced that Ford Motor Company Fund will donate $1-million over five years, strengthening its commitment to one of the world's leading art and design colleges and providing educational opportunities to Detroit youth.


Nissan announces senior sales team restructure

Nissan's UK sales and marketing operation is to undergo a restructuring following the retirement of Sales Director, Kevin Butler, at the end of April.

Butler, who has spent five enormously successful years in the role, will hand the baton to Jon Pollock, currently

Toyota's North American proving ground celebrates 20 years

Toyota Arizona Proving Ground (TAPG), Toyota's largest vehicle evaluation investment in the United States, celebrated its 20th anniversary with team members and executives.

TAPG is located about 40 miles outside Phoenix. This 12,000-acre facility

Volkswagen Group Test Center California earns LEED Certification

Volkswagen's Test Center California (TCC) product development and emissions test laboratory has achieved the coveted certification from the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification

Michael Schumacher to drive 2011 Formula 1 Silver Arrow on Nurburgring Nordschleife

On Sunday, May 19, 2013 before the start of the 24-hour race around the Nurburgring, seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher will take to the track. Schumacher will post a demonstration lap on the Nurburgring's legendary Nordschleife in a Mercedes AMG

Volvo Cars tests of flywheel technology confirm fuel savings of up to 25 per cent

Volvo Car Group has completed extensive testing of kinetic flywheel technology on public roads - and the results confirm that this is a light, inexpensive and very eco-efficient solution.

"The testing of this complete experimental system for kinetic energy recovery

BMW launches the new 7-series in India @ Rs. 92.9 lakh

The flagship of the BMW brand, the new BMW 7-series was launched during an exclusive event in Mumbai.

The new BMW 7-series is available in diesel and petrol variants at all BMW dealerships across India and the deliveries will start from May 1, 2013 onwards.


Audi introduces super sportscar Audi R8 USB memory stick in India

Audi has announced the introduction of its unique USB memory stick styled in the form of super sportscar Audi R8 V10 at all Audi authorised dealerships across India. A perfect amalgamation of style and sportiness, the USB memory stick has a plastic casing and is produced with the

Daimler plans expansion of Mercedes-Benz Cars production network

The Daimler AG Board of Management has decided to expand the Mercedes-Benz Cars powertrain production network. Following approval by the Supervisory Board, additional capacities for transmission assembly are now planned to be established at the

April 25, 2013

Chevrolet Spark EV is most efficient US retail electric vehicle

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV is  the industry benchmark in retail electric vehicle efficiency with a combined city/highway EPA estimated range of 82 miles when fully charged and an EPA-estimated combined city/highway 119 MPGe fuel economy equivalent.

Compared to the

Volvo Canada announces special edition C70 @ $52,500

Volvo Canada announces the availability of a Special Edition C70 hardtop convertible just in time for spring. Exclusive to the Canadian market, the limited production convertible is available with attractive features like BLIS (Blindspot Information System),

Nissan bolsters academic support program for Canton, Miss. schools with $500,000 grant

A $500,000 education grant announced by Nissan will strengthen academic support programs for elementary students who are not making sufficient progress in their school curriculum.

The $500,000 grant will be used by the Canton Public School District

Apollo Tyres introduces 4G range of passenger car tyres for the Indian market

Apollo Tyres introduced 3 new passenger vehicle tyres for the Indian market. These 4th generation (4G) tyres from Apollo's stable - Aspire 4G, Alnac 4G and Amazer 4G - are the most advanced range of high technology passenger vehicle tyres across segments for

Mercedes-Benz Actros receives 'Green Truck 2013' award

The Mercedes-Benz Actros 1851 GigaSpace is the most eco-friendly commercial vehicle of 2013. The Euro-VI compliant truck made a direct impact in what was just its first year on the road due to its low fuel consumption, as proven last year in these independent

Magna Exteriors and Interiors inaugurates manufacturing plant in Meerane, Germany

Magna International Inc. has announced that its Magna Exteriors and Interiors (MEI) operating unit has expanded its footprint in Europe by opening a new manufacturing facility in Meerane, Germany.  MEI Meerane is located closely to Volkswagen Sachsen in Mosel,

Mercedes AMG Petronas links up with Tata Communications

Mercedes AMG Petronas confirmed a new partnership with Tata Communications which will see the delivery of world-class trackside connectivity for the team at all Formula One race locations using the Tata Communicationsglobal network. With the new partnership,

Toyota Green Initiative Awards Green Campus Contest grand prize to Grambling State University student

Toyota Green Initiative (TGI), an environmental stewardship platform designed to empower the African American community to adopt a sustainable lifestyle, announced that student Corban Bell of Grambling State University in Grambling, La., is the grand prize

Daimler strengthens its commercial vehicle business in China

Daimler AG further enhances its clout on the important Chinese market. With the foundation of 'Daimler Trucks and Buses China Ltd.' (DTBC), the company establishes a legally independent entity for its truck and bus business in China. The entity has already obtained its

April 24, 2013

Ford Bridgend earns multi-million pounds investment to produce new 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine

Ford is announcing a £24-million investment programme at its high-tech Bridgend engine plant in Wales to produce a new fuel-efficient 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine. EcoBoost technology delivers the power of a larger engine with smaller unit fuel consumption.

Detroit Electric reveals world's fastest EV at Shanghai Motor Show

Detroit Electric's new high-performance electric sports car, the SP:01, revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show. A limited-edition, two-seat pure-electric sports car, the SP:01 sets a new benchmark for performance and handling in the electric vehicle (EV)

April 23, 2013

Maria Sharapova to represent Porsche

Tennis megastar Maria Sharapova has taken on a new role - effective immediately, the 26-year-old world-class player will be representing the sports car manufacturer, Porsche AG, as brand ambassador. The cooperation is initially signed for three years and involves

Nissan announces US pricing for 2014 Versa Sedan

Nissan is getting the jump on the 2014 model year with introduction of the 2014 Nissan Versa Sedan. Pricing for the new model year is unchanged from 2013 - including offering the lowest starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP*) in America** for the

New parts and service dealer for Isuzu Truck in Gloucestershire

Leading commercial vehicle distributor Isuzu Truck UK Ltd. has continued with the planned expansion of its dealer network with the recent appointment of Arthur Spriggs & Sons Ltd as its latest parts and service dealer, based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

Alfa Romeo launches limited edition MiTo Live @ £16,590

Alfa Romeo has launched the Alfa MiTo Live, a new limited edition of 250, that combines safety and technology with a passion for music.

The Alfa MiTo, which has achieved a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating, has been created for drivers who love to stay connected

Porsche debuts plug-in Panamera at Auto Shanghai Show 2013

Porsche is celebrating the world premiere of the 2014 Panamera at Auto Shanghai. The centerpiece of the show for Porsche is the appearance of the new Panamera S E-Hybrid, the first plug-in hybrid offering from the German automaker. Also making their

World's first solution cuts charge time to 1.5 hours in the Volvo C30 Electric

The first electric cars emerging from the strategic partnership of Volvo Cars and Siemens is delivering on Volvo's commitment to electrification by enhancing acceleration and customer flexibility.

The new 22 kW fast-charger fitted to the C30 Electric is the world's first

General Motors 2013 sales reach 1-million in China

General Motors sold its 1-millionth vehicle in China on Monday, the earliest it has ever done this in a calendar year.

GM first sold 1-million vehicles in a single year in China in December 2007. Last year, GM reached the milestone on May 7. This year it came two

Yoichiro Kato appointed as New General Manager, Infiniti Product Development

Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. President, Johan de Nysschen, has appointed Yoichiro Kato (53) the company's new General Manager, Product Development. Responsible for the development of Infiniti's entire premium product portfolio, Kato is based at Infiniti's

When the worlds of Formula 1 and electric vehicles meet...

Renault will present its latest concept car at its Valladolid plant in Spain on April 25.

This prototype vehicle, which features muscular styling and impressive performance credentials, provides a bridge between the world of Formula 1 and that of electric vehicles.

It's a concept

Nissan reveals Friend-Me concept for a new generation

Nissan revealed its Friend-Me concept, a four-passenger sedan designed for a generation with a very different automotive outlook. With an assertive, imposing exterior featuring boldly flowing sculpted lines, Friend-Me is a confident creature of the night, meant to

Shanghai Show concept car heralds new brand for Kia's Chinese operations

Kia Motors Corporation's joint-venture in China, Dongfeng Yueda Kia has unveiled a new Chinese-market concept vehicle and a new local brand name at the Shanghai Motor Show.

Unveiled on the joint-venture's show stand, DYK have announced the new brand will be

General Motors donates RMB 4-million to earthquake relief

General Motors is making an initial donation of RMB 4-million ($647,000) to support relief and rebuilding efforts in Ya'an, Sichuan, which was struck by an earthquake on April 20.

In addition, GM employees across China are being encouraged to contribute. For every RMB 1 (16 cents)

2013 Stagecoach Country Music Festival sets the stage for 2014 Toyota 4Runner reveal

Toyota will stage the world debut of the redesigned 2014 4Runner mid-size SUV on April 27 at the 2013 Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, Calif., near Palm Springs. The event marks the automaker's first-ever public reveal at a major music festival.

The Toyota 4Runner,

April 22, 2013

Polaris and AKB Motors launches two off-roading circuits in Bengaluru

For those who love to go off-road with their quad bikes or race down the uneven tracks, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd. announced the launch of/inaugurated two off-road circuits in Bengaluru in association with Play in Sarjapur and Yeshwanthpur in association with Target Games & Facilities

Nissan, New York City launch Leaf electric vehicle taxi pilot

To celebrate Earth Day, Nissan and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched a new electric vehicle taxi pilot with the world's best-selling electric car, Nissan Leaf. This pilot program, which puts six Leaf taxis into service beginning this spring,

GM Foundation gives $100,000 to American Red Cross

The General Motors Foundation is providing a $100,000 grant to the American Red Cross to aid emergency management officials with relief efforts, to help provide shelter and meals to those in need and help the organisation prepare for and respond to disasters

April 21, 2013

Lexus GS 300h debuts at Shanghai Motor Show

Lexus revealed the next stage in the expansion of its GS range with the unveiling of its new GS 300h saloon at the Shanghai Motor Show.

The new model will be competing at the heart of the premium executive market, with a focus on fleet and business customers. Its rear-

McLaren Automotive appointed partner of third annual Relais & Chateaux Diner des Grands Chefs

McLaren Automotive announced the inaugural partnership with Relais & Chateaux, the association of the world's finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs for the third annual Diner des Grands Chefs taking place in London on April 22 at Old Billingsgate. The

European MG3 unveiled at Shanghai Motor Show

MG has used the Shanghai Motor Show to preview the exciting new MG3 supermini, in advance of the UK and European launches later this year.

Carrying forward the styling cues first illustrated on the MG Zero concept vehicle, the new European MG3 is a distinctive statement

Maserati Ghibli makes its premiere at the Shanghai Auto Show

The Shanghai Motor Show will mark three giant steps in Maserati's march towards its goal of 50,000 cars a year.

The Maserati momentum that began late last year with the all-new V8 and V6 Quattroporte continues in Shanghai with the all-new Ghibli - the first-ever mid-size

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