May 31, 2014

Ford to launch advanced steering technology to make vehicles easier to manoeuvre

Ford Motor Company is bringing to market a new generation of steering technology that will help make vehicles easier to manoeuvre at low speeds and in tight spaces. At higher speeds, the new technology will help make the vehicle more agile and fun to drive.

"First and

May 30, 2014

Jaguar Land Rover inaugurates its first showroom in Chhattisgarh

Jaguar Land Rover announced its entry into Chhattisgarh with the opening of a new showroom in Raipur. This state-of-the-art showroom will offer customers with a high level of sales and after-sales services.

"I am delighted to be opening our first showroom in Chhattisgarh.

Skoda produces new three-cylinder petrol engines

Skoda has started to produce new three-cylinder petrol engines at its main plant in Mlada Boleslav. The 1.0 MPI unit from the EA211 engine range is available in two power output levels (44 kW and 55 kW) and achieves excellent figures in weight, fuel consumption and

May 29, 2014

The Ducati 1199 Panigale wins Compasso d'Oro design award

The intense focus on design and style which Ducati maintains as a principle feature of its iconic motorcycles, and that further underlines the famous company's Made-in-Italy character, has now been recognised in the Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike and rewarded with the

Volkswagen reveals GTI Roadster Concept at Woerthersee

Volkswagen is turning the virtual world into reality this weekend, as it presents the GTI Roadster concept at the famous Woerthersee GTI meeting in Austria.

The GTI Roadster was originally created as a purely electronic car, to feature in the Sony PlayStation 3 classic,

BMW launches all-new BMW X5 in India @ Rs. 70.9 lakh

The third-generation of the world's most successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), the all-new BMW X5 launched in India.

The BMW X5 xDrive30d will be locally produced at BMW Plant Chennai in diesel variant and will be available at BMW dealerships across

Toyota celebrates 10-millionth vehicle made in Kentucky

In a ceremony at the plant, the first Camry that came off the line in 1988 sat next to the 10-millionth vehicle - also a Camry. "Obviously, these two vehicles are worlds apart in many ways, but, at the same time, identical in others - particularly when it comes to craftsmanship and

Alfa Romeo Giulietta receives Europe's oldest and most prestigious design award

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta has received honourable mention for the 'Compasso d'Oro ADI - Associazione per il Disegno Industriale' (Industrial Design Association Golden Compass), Europe's oldest and most prestigious design award.

The award extends the series

Bentley appoints new UK Communications Manager

Effective 1 June, Tom Housley becomes Communications Manager UK, responsible for all media relations in the British luxury brand's home market. Tom moves to the UK role from his previous position as Bentley Communications Manager Europe, where he has been

8th edition of Automotive Engineering Show starts in Pune

Automotive Engineering Show, India's only trade fair focused on technologies for automotive manufacturing, opened its doors to domestic and international automotive industry professionals at Auto Cluster Exhibition Centre, Chinchwad, Pune, India.

"The competency

Ford names Joel Piaskowski Head of Design, Ford of Europe

Ford named Joel Piaskowski, a design leader with 24 years of international automotive experience, as its new Director, Design, Ford of Europe,  effective July 1, 2014.

Piaskowski, 45, replaces Martin Smith, 64, who led Ford of Europe's award-winning design group for the

May 28, 2014

Paul Spires appointed Commercial Director at Aston Martin Works

Paul Spires has been appointed Commercial Director at Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell.

Paul, formerly General Sales Manager at the Buckinghamshire-based historic home of Aston Martin, succeeds Kingsley Riding-Felce at the Head of Aston Martin Works.

Skoda UK gears up as an official partner of Team Raleigh

Skoda UK has announced a two-year partnership, which will see the manufacturer become the Official Partner of the UCI continental level cycling squad, Team Raleigh. A long-standing champion of cycling worldwide, Skoda UK provides vehicles to the Tour

Ducati launches the brand new Monster 821 @ £8,795

Ducati announces the brand new Monster 821, a mid-size entry for the third-generation of the iconic naked model and the latest chapter in the Bologna-built motorcycle's famous story. Underlining Ducati's strong association to the Bologna region, the company has chosen

Aston Martin invests millions in new manufacturing facilities at Gaydon

Work is under way on what is one of the most significant and exciting developments at the Aston Martin factory and global HQ for several years, as the business prepares to grow substantially its manufacturing facilities and workforce.

Preparations are well advanced

Ford Automotive Finance (China) completes first ABS transaction in China

Ford Automotive Finance (China), Ford Motor Credit Company's subsidiary in China, has completed its first Asset-Backed Securitization (ABS) in China to support the financing of Ford-brand vehicle sales. Ford Automotive Finance (China) is the first wholly foreign-

Caterham Cars launches Kamui Kobayashi limited edition Seven for Japanese fans

Caterham Cars has taken the wraps off a brand new special edition Seven designed by Caterham F1 Team's Japanese driver, Kamui Kobayashi.

Just 10 examples of the Kamui Kobayashi special edition go on sale in Kamui's home country, priced at ¥6,000,000 (including

May 27, 2014

Citroen appoints Arnaud Leclerc as Managing Director - Citroen UK & Ireland

Arnaud Leclerc has been appointed Managing Director - Citroen UK & Ireland, with effect from June 1, 2014.

Prior to this new role in the UK, Arnaud (39) was responsible for the Citroen brand in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, holding the position of Managing Director -

Europcar opens a new franchise in Brazil

Europcar announced it has launched in Brazil and opened its first stations in the cities of Curitiba, Florianopolis and Porto Alegre, adding one more, yet very important country to its worldwide car rental services network. Europcar plans to open stations in the top 10 cities in Brazil

Porsche SE supervisory board extends Philipp von Hagen's executive board appointment

The supervisory board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE), Stuttgart, extended the appointment of Philipp von Hagen (44) for three years, effective as of March 1, 2015. Philipp von Hagen is responsible on the executive board of Porsche SE for investment management.

FISITA names Chris Mason as Chief Executive Officer

Federation Internationale des Societes d'Ingenieurs des Techniques de l'Automobile (FISITA) announced that its Executive Board has appointed Chris Mason as Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1, 2014. In his new role, Mason will also become a member

May 26, 2014

Harley-Davidson opens its largest dealership facility in North India

Harley-Davidson India announced the opening of an additional dealership facility in the Delhi NCR region by its independent dealer partner, Capital Harley-Davidson. This facility will be the second dealership in Delhi NCR, complementing the Vasant Kunj showroom. The new

May 24, 2014

Volvo Trucks launches 'Truck of the Future 2050' design competition

To celebrate the historic landmark of the 200,000th Volvo truck to be registered in the UK since the company began trading here in 1967, Volvo Trucks has announced a very special design competition to attract the truck designers and engineers of the future of road

Shark launches new range of masks and goggles

To accompany the helmet Shark has now launched a range of masks and goggles to further improve the look of the Raw and provide the option to customise to individual style.

The range of accessories includes separate masks with graphic options including Union Jack,

Skoda manufactures 100,000th Citigo at Bratislava plant

At the Volkswagen factory in Bratislava the 100,000th Skoda Citigo rolled-off the production line. The brand's first city car was launched at the end of 2011, and has enjoyed a successful market presence ever since. The model woos with its generous space, smart

General Motors, University of Michigan extend collaborative research

General Motors and the University of Michigan announced an agreement to extend their collaborative automotive research efforts through 2017.

Launched in 1998, Collaborative Research Laboratories (CRL) at the University of Michigan haveled to significant commercial

May 23, 2014

Skoda apprentices' dream car 'CitiJet' celebrates its premiere at Worthersee

Clear the stage for the dream car of Skoda's apprentices - the sporty city cabriolet Skoda CitiJet will be presented for the first time at this year's GTI event at Worthersee. The design concept is the result of Skoda's 'Apprentice Car' project. Six months in the making,

Tata Motors launches the all-new Ultra range starting from Rs. 10.53 lakh

Tata Motors' Commercial Vehicle Division launched the new Intermediate and Light Commercial Vehicle (ILCV) range of trucks christened 'Ultra', which offers superior technology and design that ensures lowest total cost of ownership through higher uptime

JLR India launches the locally manufactured XJ @ Rs. 92.1 lakh

Jaguar announced the price of the locally manufactured Jaguar XJ 3.0L Diesel starting from Rs. 92.1 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai, Pre Octroi). The XJ 3.0L Diesel will be available in two derivatives, the Premium Luxury and Portfolio.

"We are delighted to introduce the flagship

May 22, 2014

Volvo Cars collaborates with Swedish superstar Robyn

Following its collaboration with Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Volvo Cars is now announce it is joining forces with another Swedish superstar Robyn. The female music artist will star in the second chapter of Volvo Cars' 'Made by Sweden' campaign,

Rolls-Royce appoints new Director for Sales and Marketing

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced the appointment of Fintan Knight as Director of Sales and Marketing. He replaces Jolyon Nash who has decided to leave Rolls-Royce at the end of June to pursue interests outside the company.

Knight began his career in the automotive

Renault starts the production of Fluence in Malaysia

Gilles Normand, Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Region for the Renault group, and Kuan, CEO de Tan Chong Euro cars, signed an agreement to build Fluence in Malaysia.

This agreement will enable Renault to build its presence and renown not only in Malaysia but also

Ford Otosan opens new $511-million facility in Turkey to exclusively build Ford Tourneo Courier and Transit Courier

Ford Otosan, the Turkish-based joint-venture between Ford Motor Company and Koc Holding, officially launched vehicle production at a modern, all-new vehicle production facility in Yenikoy, Turkey.

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford and Ali Y. KoƧ, Board Member,

May 21, 2014

New C-class Estate celebrates world premiere at Mercedes-Benz Bremen Plant

The new C-class estate is being presented to the public for the first time at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. Through this presentation the company is affirming its commitment to its automotive manufacturing operations in Germany. In addition

Seat Ibiza Cupster Concept debuts at 2014 Worthersee Treffen

At the 2014 Worthersee Treffen, Seat is presenting a radically open-top fun-mobile. The Seat Ibiza Cupster celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Ibiza totally open. A low, wrap-around windscreen and the complete absence of a top make the Cupster, the Cupra Roadster,

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles appoints new Head of Fleet

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has appointed Chris Black to the newly created role of Head of Fleet, with effect from June 9, 2014. Black joins the brand from Lombard Corporate Asset Finance where he held the role of UK Head of Corporate Coverage.

Black brings with him

GMC introduces 2015 Sierra All Terrain HD

GMC introduced the 2015 Sierra All Terrain HD, a refined, off-road-inspired execution of the brand's capability that blends exclusive design features with the versatility of 4WD. It goes on sale this summer.

"The new 2015 GMC Sierra HD lineup helps customers tackle

Block Busreisen takes delivery of first TopClass 500 in Germany

Tour operator Block Busreisen from Husum in Lower Saxony has taken delivery of the first vehicle from the Setra TopClass 500 series to be delivered to a German customer. Company owner Alfred Block, who collected the S 516 HDH together with his wife Cornelia and

Toyota develops 'Diamond-like' semiconductor wafer to boost hybrid mileage

Toyota is using one of the hardest materials in nature after diamonds to develop a semiconductor it hopes will improve the fuel efficiency of its hybrids, such as the Prius, by as much at 10 per cent.

The company and its partners announced today that they have developed

Hyundai's first mass-produced Tucson Fuel Cell CUVs arrive in Southern California

Hyundai's Tucson Fuel Cell CUVs began rolling onto US soil, marking the first delivery of a mass-produced fuel cell vehicle for the US market. The first retail sale of the Tucson Fuel Cell is expected within the next several weeks in Southern California.

Under the Hyundai

Kinetic Motorsports scores first win with privateer Forte Koup Program in Pirelli World Challenge

Kinetic Motorsports, Kia Motors America's racing partner in the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC), made history in Canada recording three podium finishes, including the first two wins for a new pair of privately entered Forte Koups, in the PWC Touring Car A (TC-A) class at

May 20, 2014

Jeep launches new clothing range

Jeep drivers are smart people. And now the iconic off-road brand is set to make them even smarter, with a stylish new line of outdoor wear for adventure-seekers.

The exciting new lines of apparel include jackets, hats, trousers, and even underwear, all bearing the famous

Nissan introduces the all-new five-door hatchback Nissan Pulsar; on sale from Autumn 2014

Nissan's passion for innovation and technology has seen it transform the family car landscape over the course of the last seven years. Now, using the same design approach and original thinking that produced the Qashqai, X-Trail and Note, Nissan is expanding its product

DICV launches Fuso trucks in Zimbabwe

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), a 100 per cent wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, Stuttgart, Germany along with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Japan (MFTBC), a Daimler Company, launched its robust DICV-made trucks

Hyundai Motor donates footballs to children in Brazil

Hyundai Motor Brasil (HMB), Official Partner of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, initiated its 'Bola do Sonho Hyundai' (Hyundai dream balls) CSR project to share the spirit of the world's most famous football tournament and enhance the excitement in Brazil,

May 19, 2014

General Motors appoints Tony Cervone as Senior Vice-President, Global Communications

General Motors named Tony Cervone Senior Vic-President of GM Global Communications, effective immediately. He will report to CEO Mary Barra and rejoins GM from Volkswagen where he served as Executive Vice-President of Group Communications for

May 16, 2014

Honda adds the new 2015 Pioneer 500 in its off-road line @ US$ 8,499

With the addition of the all-new 2015 Pioneer 500, Honda adds a heavy dose of fun to its line of side-by-sides. The Pioneer 500 carries two people to off-road adventures, is perfect for chores on the farm or a relaxed trail ride out in the country and it's packed with Honda's famous

Renault reaches two-million production landmark in Brazil plants

The two Renault plants (PC and LCV) making up the Ayrton Senna complex in Curitiba (Brazil) have reached a production landmark. A New Logan built became the 2,000,000th vehicle built by the complex in fifteen years.

Fifteen years ago in December 1998, Renault opened its

Lexus launches online colour contest for new RC F coupe

As one of the hottest new performance car prospects of the coming year, the Lexus RC F is ready to blaze a trail with a dazzling new orange metallic exterior paint option. All that is missing is a name for the vibrant new shade, which is where Lexus's supporters

Mercedes-Benz C-class gets top marks for safety

The new generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-class Saloon has achieved the best possible rating of five stars in the demanding Euro NCAP assessment scheme and as such is continuing the model's success story.

The new C-class Saloon from Mercedes-Benz

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