March 30, 2014

Park's Maserati Glasgow dealership opens for business

Park's Motor Group's new Maserati showroom in Hamilton, just south of Glasgow, is now officially open. The dealership marked the occasion with a special customer event.

Park's Maserati will cover Glasgow and West Scotland and be the sole distributor of the brand in these

March 29, 2014

BMW Group expands US Plant in South Carolina

The BMW Group is expanding capacity at its US plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

"To meet strong global demand for our BMW X models, we will invest a total of US$ 1-billion in our Spartanburg plant by 2016. This will increase annual production

Daimler and BAIC further expand Mercedes-Benz production capacities in China

In the presence of Germany's Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and the Chinese State President Xi Jinping, Daimler AG and its Chinese partner Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC Group) signed an agreement on the further expansion of the production capacities

M-Sport Bentley announces driver line-up for 2014 motorsport season

Team M-Sport Bentley announces its driver line-up for the 2014 motorsport season with a vastly experienced international team. Six Bentley Boys will drive two Continental GT3 race cars, starting with the five races of the 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series, looking to put Bentley

First Chrysler Group Plant receives the World Class Manufacturing milestone in North America

Chrysler Group LLC's Windsor (Ont.) Assembly Plant has been awarded silver status for its results in implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM), the highest ranking of any of the company's North American manufacturing facilities.

The plant received the

March 28, 2014

Ford invests US$ 500-million in Ohio Engine Plant, creates 300 jobs

Ford Motor Company will invest US$ 500-million to upgrade its Lima Engine Plant and add 300 new jobs to support production of the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost specifically engineered for the next-generation 2015 Ford F-150.

The high-output, twin-turbo 2.7-liter

Audi announces R8 LMS ultra teams and drivers to kick-off 2014 Pirelli World Challenge Season

Audi of America announces a five car Audi R8 LMS ultra line-up for the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge opening race.

Five Audi R8 LMS ultra race cars will contest the season opening race of the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) race series. Competing in two

David Brown Automotive unveils Speedback in London

At an exclusive media briefing in London, David Brown Automotive unveiled its unique handcrafted GT car for the first time. It was also revealed that this exciting and highly anticipated new car, which is designed, engineered and hand-crafted in Britain,

Stuart Jackson elected for third-term as TyreSafe Chairman

Stuart Jackson has been re-elected as the Chairman of not-for-profit road safety campaign group TyreSafe. The appointment sees Jackson start his third-term as the Head of the not-for-profit road safety organisation which he has led since 2010.

"I'm honoured to have been re-elected

Ford donates US$ 800,000 to Middle Tennessee nonprofit organizations

Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company Fund announced total donations of more than $800,000 to 13 area nonprofit organizations in 2014.

Many of the donations will be made through Operation Better World, its charitable giving partnership in Nashville

Scania expands its operations in Taiwan

Scania is strengthening its position in the Taiwanese bus market. The company has recently received orders for 180 bus chassis. In order to provide high uptime for bus and truck operators, Scania will add new workshops to its Taiwanese service network.
The 180 chassis

March 27, 2014

Skoda UK announces Davina West as new Fleet Business Development Manager

Skoda UK is delighted to announce the appointment of Davina West as the brand's new Fleet Business Development Manager.

The role will see Davina working as part of Skoda's existing corporate sales team to develop and deliver competitive Skoda offers. It will

Jaguar announces two new appointments to UK Press Office Team

Jaguar UK announces the appointment of Jon Morgan to the Jaguar UK PR team, where he assumes the role of Senior Product Press Officer.  Jon joins recent recruit Anna Jackson, who now holds the position of Press Officer at Jaguar UK.

Prior to joining Jaguar,

Renault launches special edition van range @ £9,395

Renault is giving its light commercial vehicles 'Extra' with the launch of a special edition range, available until 30 June. There's also £300 off all orders placed in March.

The new version takes in all three of the brand's high-selling line-up, Kangoo, Trafic and Master,

Volvo Group UK appoints new Director for used trucks

Mike Corcoran has been appointed to the position of Director Used Truck for Volvo Group UK.

He replaces Peter Groome, who has moved to a new role as Regional Managing Director for Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London.

In his new role, Mike will be responsible for both

Mitsubishi Motors UK announces special anniversary Lancer Evolution X @ £50,000

Mitsubishi Motors UK announced details of the forthcoming Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR special edition which is making an historic return to help celebrate the company's 40th Anniversary in the UK.

The Lancer Evolution X has already achieved

March 26, 2014

General Motors names Niharika Taskar Ramdev, VP, Finance and Treasurer

General Motors has named Niharika Taskar Ramdev, 44, GM Vice-President, Finance and Treasurer, effective April 1, 2014.Prior to this appointment, she was Chief Financial Officer for GM's Global Purchasing and Supply Chain operation, a position

2015 Acura TLX GT Race Car to debut at Detroit Grand Prix

Acura Motorsports announced that the new 2015 Acura TLX GT will make its Pirelli World Challenge competition debut at the May 30-June 1, 2014, Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix double-header race weekend.

To be campaigned by long time Acura Motorsports partner

Barbour and Land Rover announce first collaborative partnership 'Barbour For Land Rover'

Two quintessentially British icons, Barbour and Land Rover have announced their first clothing collaboration for Autumn Winter '14. This is the first time that the two brands have officially collaborated.

The partnership draws on both Barbour and Land

Seat confirms it will produce its first-ever SUV, will come to market in 2016

Seat confirms that it will produce a new compact SUV model, which will come to market in 2016. The Spanish company has been working on the design and development of the new model at its Martorell facility for almost two years.

"This is an excellent piece of news, since it takes

Suzuki's new global compact Celerio to be produced in Thailand

Suzuki Motor Corporation announced that it will be manufacturing the Celerio - its new global compact car - in Thailand. The Rayong facility opened in March 2012 and is the second production hub for the Celerio following on from its introduction in India.


Formula E partners with One Drop

Organisers of the FIA Formula E Championship have announced a joint partnership with One Drop, showing their support for the non-profit organisation which strives to ensure that water is accessible to all, today and forever.

Beginning this September in Beijing,

March 25, 2014

Land Rover renews its title sponsorship of Burghley Horse Trials

Land Rover has announced an extension to its title sponsorship of Burghley Horse Trials which will see the partnership through to the end of 2017. Land Rover's association with this world-renowned eventing competition has been established for many years, being

Nissan announces Takashi Shirakawa as Senior VP, Research & Development, Europe

Nissan announced that Takashi Shirakawa has been promoted to Senior Vice-President, Research and Development - Europe.

Takashi Shirakawa, who currently serves as Vice-President, Powertrain Design and Development, Vehicle Testing and LCV Engineering,

Renault India launches all-new Fluence @ Rs. 13.99 lakh

Renault India Pvt. Ltd. unveiled the new Renault Fluence. The new Renault Fluence - with all-new styling - offers a premium package of refreshing and fluid design, comfortable and roomy interiors, tech-savvy features and a high performance engine.

Francois Bancon named Infiniti Vice-President, Product Strategy

Infiniti named Francois Bancon its new Vice-President, Product Strategy, effective April 1, 2014. He will be based at the company's global headquarters in Hong Kong and report to Johan de Nysschen, President Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. In this capacity, he

Sahara Force India expands driver development programme with GP3 partnership

Sahara Force India is delighted to announce a further expansion of its driver development programme as it enters GP3 in partnership with Hilmer Motorsport.

The expanded programme, which will see Hilmer compete in the series with three cars under Sahara Force

Blaupunkt India launches its latest multimedia radio 'New Orleans 220'

Blaupunkt India launched its latest radio - the New Orleans 220. This double din radio comes at an attractive entry level price of Rs. 8,990 is packed with high-end features like MP3 comfort browsing, Ipod command control, parametric equaliser and delivers

March 24, 2014

KMA renews contract with LPGA star and brand ambassador Michelle Wie

Kia Motors America (KMA), the Official Automotive Partner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), announced the renewal of its successful partnership with Michelle Wie, an official Kia brand ambassador since 2010 and one of the LPGA's most popular players.

Next-generation 2015 Nissan Murano coming to New York

Nissan revealed an early peek at the 2015 Murano, which makes its world debut on April 16 at the New York International Auto Show.

As the halo vehicle for Nissan's expanding range of bold crossovers and SUVs, the Murano previews a new Nissan design language for future

Yokohama Tire Corporation promotes Dan Funkhouser to Director of Commercial Dealer Business

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has announced the promotion of Dan Funkhouser to Director of Commercial Dealer Business responsible for all commercial dealer and associated national account business.

"Dan Funkhouser has more than 25 years of experience in the

March 23, 2014

Cadillac introduces ATS Crimson Sport Edition @ US$ 46,010

Cadillac enhances the dynamic performance and design of the 2014 ATS sedan with a new, limited-edition Crimson Sport special edition. Produced only during the spring of 2014, the special edition sedan is characterized by its unique Crimson Red Metallic exterior

Stuart Oliver wins T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship 2014

India's first truck racing championship - T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship, concluded in grand style with an action-packed 45 minute final race with Stuart Oliver winning the debut championship. The winning Team Castrol Vecton was followed by Team Cummins and

March 22, 2014

Ducati announces world's first production motorcycle wirelessly integrated with airbag riding jackets

Ducati announces the introduction of the Multistrada D-Air model, featuring a fully integrated, intelligent system of sensors wirelessly connected to Ducati Apparel airbag jackets by Dainese. Marking a 'world's first' in the motorcycle industry and combining the innovative

March 21, 2014

Honda exhibits world premiere of new concept model 'NM4' at Osaka Motorcycle Show

Honda unveiled the world premiere of two types of its new production model 'NM4' as an exhibition model (planned for production) at the 30th Osaka Motorcycle Show 2014.

The NM4 was developed under the keywords of 'the Neo-futuristic' and 'Cool', pursuing new, unique styling.

Skoda Auto produces 11-million vehicles in Mlada Boleslav

Skoda Auto has produced 11-million vehicles at its main factory in Mlada Boleslav. Six Skoda models are currently produced in Mlada Boleslav - Octavia, Octavia Combi, Fabia, Fabia Combi, Rapid and Rapid Spaceback.

"Mlada Boleslav is the heart of the global

BMW plant Berlin manufactures 500,000th BMW GS motorcycle with boxer engine

Today the 500,000th BMW motorcycle of the flat-twin-engined GS model series came off the production line - a R 1200 GS. Since 1969 motorcycles have been manufactured for the world market in Berlin-Spandau and since 1980 the BMW Motorrad GS models with boxer engine, too.

Lancaster opens new Ferrari Showroom in Colchester

Lancaster, the official Ferrari dealership for the East of England and Kent, recently opened the doors of their completely new showroom in Colchester, showcasing the Ferrari brand's latest Corporate Identity which is being implemented across the dealer network

Fiat of Austin celebrates grand opening of new location with art reveal

Fiat of Austin, the sales leader since the Fiat brand was reintroduced to the US market in 2011, has moved to bigger and better quarters.

Fiat of Austin now is located at 13040 U.S. 183 North, about five miles north of its original location in The Domain shopping mall. The

Acura TLX to make world debut in New York International Auto Show

The production Acura TLX performance-luxury sedan will make its world debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.

Designed to compete in the midsize luxury segment, the 2015 Acura TLX will deliver higher levels of luxury refinement and sports-

March 20, 2014

Honda builds 20-millionth automobile in the US assembly line

The 10-millionth US-built Honda Accord rolled-off the assembly line at Honda's first US auto plant in Marysville, Ohio, as all four Honda auto plants in America celebrated the cumulative production of 20-million automobiles in the US. Honda also marked the achievement

Jaguar Land Rover invests £45-million in new press line at Halewood Operations

Jaguar Land Rover has invested £45-m in a new state-of-the-art servo press line at its Halewood Operations, near Liverpool, England.

The new Servo stamping line, the first-of-its-kind to be built in the UK, is 13 m tall and over 85 m long. It has a combined press

March 19, 2014

New Managing Director joins Daimler FleetBoard GmbH

On April 1, 2014, Dietrich Muller is set to take over as the new Managing Director of Daimler FleetBoard GmbH, the leading provider of telematics-based Internet services for commercial vehicles. The previous Managing Director, Dr. Ralf Forcher, will in the future

General Motors announces Jeff Boyer as new Vehicle Safety Chief

General Motors CEO Mary Barra named a new vehicle safety leader whose first priority will be to quickly identify and resolve product safety issues.

Jeff Boyer, has been named to the newly created position of Vice-President, Global Vehicle Safety, effective immediately.

Byung Mo Ahn promoted to Vice-Chairman of Kia Motors Corporation

Kia Motors Corporation announced that Byung Mo Ahn has been promoted to Vice-Chairman of the global automaker. In his new role as Group Vice-Chairman and CEO of Kia Motors America (KMA) and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), Ahn will continue to lead

March 18, 2014

Porsche to replace engines of current 911 GT3 models

Sports car manufacturer Porsche will be replacing the engines of all 2014 model year 911 GT3 vehicles. This is the corrective action derived from intensive internal analyses that were initiated in response to two engine fires. Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that engine

GM Foundation donates more than US$ 1.45-million to aid Habitat for Humanity

The General Motors Foundation is donating more than US$ 1.45-million to Habitat for Humanity to fund at least 10 new-home builds and 15 neighborhood revitalization projects across the United States, as well as a special veterans' program in partnership with up

March 17, 2014

Vauxhall Motors certified a 'Top Employer' in the United Kingdom

Vauxhall Motors announced that it has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings.

The annual international research, undertaken by the Top Employers Institute, recognises leading employers around the world - those

March 15, 2014

MG site tours raise funds for local and national charities

Tours of the historic MG site in Longbridge, Birmingham have raised over £ 2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and the Midlands based, Acorns Children's Hospice Trust.

The tour has been running every Thursday afternoon for the last three years and although

March 14, 2014

Skoda UK appoints Martin Barrow-Starkey as new Head of Operations

Martin Barrow-Starkey is to take over as Head of Operations for Skoda UK, where he will be responsible for vehicle sales (retailer and fleet). He replaces Duncan Movassaghi, who has been appointed Head of Service and Parts at Volkswagen UK Passenger Cars.

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