July 31, 2014

Chevrolet Volt earns IIHS Top Safety Pick + award

The 2014 Chevrolet Volt with available Forward Collision Alert was the only vehicle out of 12 small cars tested to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's 2014 Top Safety Pick + award. It also received an acceptable overall score in IIHS' challenging small

July 29, 2014

Senior level changes at Daimler India Commercial Vehicles and Mitsubishi Fuso

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV) announced senior level changes in the light of progress of its Asian Business Model.

Satyakam Arya, who was hitherto Vice-President, Procurement DICV, will move to MFTBC, Japan as the Vice-President, Procurement,

July 27, 2014

Jaguar launches 2014 XJ in India @ Rs. 92.62 lakh

Jaguar has announced the launch of the 2014 Jaguar XJ in New Delhi, after its introduction to the Indian market last month. The XJ 3.0L Diesel will be available in two derivatives, the Premium Luxury and Portfolio and is locally manufactured at its Pune plant.

"We are delighted

July 26, 2014

Tesla opens store and service centre in West London

Tesla opened a new store and service centre in the UK. Accessible from the M4 and M40 in West London, the new location features a Model S design studio, a seven-bay service area, and the UK's first purpose-built two-bay delivery centre. It will also offer Model S owners a free shuttle

July 25, 2014

Aston Martin confirms bespoke limited edition Lagonda super saloon

Aston Martin confirmed a bespoke product programme for a new super saloon that will see the revival of the historic Lagonda nameplate in a strictly limited series.

As has traditionally been the case, the Lagonda badge will once again sit proudly on a luxurious

Honda announces new Montesa Honda Cota models for 2015

Honda (UK) has announced new 2015 versions of the Montesa Honda Cota 4RT trials machines that have won so many world titles for Honda's Spanish partner and been so popular with competitive trials riders throughout the UK.

The Montesa Honda Cota 4RT began a revolution

Mercedes-Benz announces the new AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine

Mercedes-AMG presents a new technological masterpiece - the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine is a new development at the sporting heart of the new Mercedes-AMG GT car. This innovative eight-cylinder unit stands out for its sublime power delivery, the purposeful lightweight

Dr. Jorg Mull becomes Board Member for Finance at Bentley Motors

Dr. Jorg Mull, Executive VP, Finance of Volkswagen Group China, will become the new board member of finance of Bentley Motors effective from September 1, 2014. He will take over responsibilities for Finance, IT and Business Development. Dr. Mull succeeds Jan-Henrik

July 24, 2014

Beetle Sunshine Tour celebrates 10th anniversary

The sun is shining, and it's that time of year again, when Beetles old and new prepare to make their annual pilgrimage to the beach. For the tenth time, fans of these vehicles are coming together on the Baltic coast to celebrate and party Beetle-style. Back once again will be

Ford shortlisted as regional winners of National Apprenticeship Awards 2014

Ford and its national dealer network has been short-listed from hundreds of entrants for the South East final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014.

Having won the South East Macro Employer of the Year in 2013, Ford is looking to retain its title at this year's regional finals,

Daimler Trucks North America starts construction of new corporate headquarters in Portland

Daimler's wholly-owned commercial vehicle subsidiary Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is starting construction of the new headquarters building on Swan Island in Portland, Oregon. The new building will aid in merging DTNA employees located in separate offices in

Maruti Suzuki's Dakshin Dare 2014 all set to vroom in August

Maruti Suzuki is all set to kick-off its southern motorsports event Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare 2014 from August 4, 2014.

Currently in its 6th edition, the 'motoring rally', will begin on August 4, 2014 in Bangalore and conclude on August 9, 2014 in the beautiful beach

Apollo Tyres appoints Dr. Seshu Bhagavathula as Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Seshu Bhagavathula has been appointed as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Apollo Tyres Ltd. He will spearhead the global initiatives for the company on tyre technology, research and new product development, for both passenger vehicle and commercial

Ares launches new flip up helmet for professional bikers

Ares flip up helmet is a revolutionary new high-end helmet especially for professionals and passionate bikers with unique features. The helmet designed in Italy by highly trained professional, produced using innovation technologies and high-tech machines, very high

July 23, 2014

BMW launches all-new BMW ActiveHybrid 7 in India @ Rs. 1.35 crore

The all-new BMW ActiveHybrid 7, the most efficient way to experience luxury and dynamics, was launched at Bird Automotive, the BMW dealership in Gurgaon, Haryana.

The all-new BMW ActiveHybrid 7 seamlessly integrates the highly efficient combustion engine

Porsche reveals the all-new Macan in India @ Rs. 98.18 lakh

Porsche India introduces the world's first sports car in the compact SUV segment, the all-new Macan. The arrival marks Porsche's pioneering move into a new segment, following in the footsteps of the brand's most successful model in the luxury SUV range, the Cayenne.

Honda India launches mid-size 7-seater MPV Mobilio @ Rs. 6.49 lakh

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) announced its entry into the MPV segment with the launch of its mid-size 7-seater, Honda Mobilio. The car marks an evolution in the MPV segment by offering a unique combination of sporty exterior styling along with space,

Dodge unleashes most powerful muscle car ever - 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT

The newly consolidated Dodge and SRT brands are launching out of the gate at full throttle - introducing the new 707 horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with a Hellcat engine and its stablemate, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT - just a few months after taking the wraps-off

New Managing Director for BMW Group UK and Ireland

The BMW Group has named Graeme Grieve as the new Managing Director of BMW Group UK and Ireland and he will take up his new position on October 1, 2014. Graeme is currently based in Munich and responsible for the BMW Group Importer business covering more than

July 22, 2014

Mercedes-Benz opens its largest Passenger Car Training Center in the World

Mercedes-Benz opened its new Shanghai Training Center, the brand's largest passenger car training site globally. The facility is capable of providing 140,000 participant training days per year. The strengthening of Mercedes-Benz' Chinese training infrastructure goes

Meistersinger produces three limited edition timepieces in celebration of the MG Marque

The foresight and determination of an ardent German MG enthusiast, Ernst Graaf, have resulted in a unique trio of quality timepieces, the design of which echoes the distinctive shape and structure of a 1950s MG TD radiator grille. The watches have been superbly crafted

Citroen appoints new Commercial Vehicle & Business Programmes Manager

With immediate effect, Adam Hurren (30) has been appointed to the position of Commercial Vehicle & Business Programmes Manager at Citroen UK. Adam is based at Citroen's Coventry head office and reports to Jeremy Smith, Head of Commercial Vehicles

Ford announces new Senior Leadership Team Members for Lincoln

Paul Mascarenas, Chief technical Officer and Vice-President, Research and Advanced Engineering, has elected to retire after 32 years at Ford, effective October 1, 2014. He is being succeeded by Dr. Ken Washington, who is named Vice-President, Research

Bentley adds Marlies Rogait as new Board Member for Human Resources

Marlies Rogait, Head of HR - Sales & Marketing of Volkswagen AG, will become Board Member for Human Resources at Bentley Motors, effective from October 1, 2014. She will take over from Dr. Ariane Reinhart, who will leave Bentley Motors on September

July 21, 2014

Hyundai announces 2015 Tucson starts from US$ 21,500, available in dealerships now

Hyundai Motor America announced pricing for the 2015 Tucson begins at US$ 21,500. The 2015 Tucson is available in dealerships now.

A Popular Equipment Package is now available on the 2015 Tucson GLS. This package adds a rear-view camera, 4.3-inch color

Tata Motors appoints TML Truck Rus as new distributor in Russia

Tata Motors announced the appointment of LLC TML Truck Rus (Russia), as the official distributor of Tata Motors' commercial vehicles in the Russian Federation. As official distributor TML Truck Rus will work towards establishing the Tata Motors brand in the Russian

July 18, 2014

BMW launches the new BMW 2-series Active Tourer @ €27,200

The launch of the BMW 2-series Active Tourer sees BMW bringing the functionality of space and comfort, combined with hallmark BMW dynamics, style and elegance, to the premium compact class. Offering generous levels of space within impressively compact

2015 Chevrolet and GMC Pickups, SUVs to offer eight-speed transmission

Chevrolet and GMC have confirmed a new eight-speed automatic transmission will be standard on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali models equipped with the 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8.

The GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L90

Rolls-Royce appoints new Regional Director for Mainland China

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced the appointment of Leon Li as Regional Director for Mainland China. He replaces Henrik Wilhelmsmeyer who will move to a new role within the Mini brand at the BMW Group, Munich.

Li, 37, was born in Beijing and holds

BMW Motorrad brings out first ever cornering ABS for supersports bike

BMW Motorrad presented the S 1000 RR in 2009 - not just its first supersports bike but also the first motorcycle of this type to be fitted with ABS. That same year saw the first racing victory by a supersports motorcycle with ABS at the 24-hour race in Barcelona.

Skoda launches eight new limited 'Black Edition' models starting from £10,090

The debut of eight new models in one day usually only happens at a motor show, but Skoda has done it with the launch of the 'Black Edition' cars.

A striking and 'high-on-style' limited edition model is now available on every one of Skoda's cars - that's everything from the

Infiniti inaugurates its first Infiniti Center in Vietnam; infroduces QX80 and QX70

Infiniti officially introduced the brand and its premium vehicles to customers in Vietnam. The company inaugurated its first Infiniti Center showroom in Ho Chi Minh City. Initially, Infiniti will introduce the full-size SUV QX80 and the iconic crossover QX70 to the Vietnamese market

July 17, 2014

Porsche safeguards production in Zuffenhausen with additional investments

The Executive Board and the Works Council of the sports car producer Porsche have decided to implement support measures for the prosperous future of the Zuffenhausen plant. Starting in autumn 2014, a dedicated agreement will be negotiated to enable further growth

Toyota named Official Automotive Partner of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Toyota announced its partnership with the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) at an event that also debuted the first gathering of the World Games Global Messengers. World Games officials, Toyota associates and World Games global media partner

Navistar announces changes in corporate controller's office

Navistar International Corporation announced that Samara Strycker will join the company on August 4, 2014 as Senior Vice-President and Corporate Controller. Strycker will replace Richard Tarapchak, who is leaving Navistar to pursue other career opportunities

July 16, 2014

New extreme all-terrain Mercedes-Benz Unimog rolls-off the line in Worth

The largest truck plant has now embarked on series production of the new generation of the extreme all-terrain Unimog. The first unit, a U 5023 4x4 painted in arctic white, rolled-off the production line. Fresh off the production line, the newest member of the Unimog

Blaupunkt sets up its first brand shop in India

Blaupunkt launched its first exclusive brand shop in India. Located in central Kochi, this store will not only provide a platform for Blaupunkt to display their entire product portfolio, but is also part of the companies' retail expansion strategy, to scale up its distribution and

Honda to replace passenger side air-bag inflator of Accord and CR-V

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) announced that it would carry out preventive replacement of passenger side air-bag inflator of 1,085 units of Honda Accord and 252 units of Honda CR-V manufactured in Year 2003 & 1 unit of CR-V manufactured in Year 2002 as part of Honda's

Porsche Exclusive unveils 911 Turbo S Exclusive GB Edition starts from £150,237

Over four decades, the reputation of the Porsche 911 Turbo as a technology showcase combining the virtues of a circuit race car with those of an everyday road car has consistently reached new heights. Since it first went on sale in 1974, the Porsche 911 Turbo

BMW Group and Samsung SDI expand partnership

The BMW Group and Samsung SDI plan to expand their supply relationship for battery cells for electro-mobility. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect in Seoul. Samsung SDI will supply the BMW Group with battery

July 15, 2014

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Plant in Turkey produces one-millionth vehicle

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing plant in Turkey, Hyundai Assan Otomotiv Sanayi (HAOS), has produced its one-millionth vehicle with a ceremony held at the facility, participated by company executives and workers.

After doubling the capacity last year to more than 200,000

Rolls-Royce supports local primary school’s racing debut

A team of school children mentored and supported by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars successfully completed the Greenpower IET Formula Goblin race at the Goodwood Motor Circuit.

The group of 10 boys and girls from Years 5 and 6 built and piloted a specially developed electric

Dyson Racing Team Bentley readies for Toronto Pirelli World Challenge

After a strong finish in their Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) debut, Dyson Racing Team Bentley is poised for their next race. The team will once again take on the competition in a pair of sprint races, this time on the street circuit around downtown Toronto, Canada

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program awards US$ 2.5-million to nation's future STEM leaders

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, announced new scholarships totaling up to US$ 2.5-million to 100 recipients pursuing careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, also

New Skoda Octavia Scout starts from £25,315

Fully prepared and always ready for an adventure - the latest model to join the Octavia range is a true Scout in every sense. Building on the strengths of its acclaimed predecessors, the second-generation Octavia Scout is a unique all-rounder that combines off-road

Mazda is now Official Automotive Partner of the 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series

Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) and Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced an expanded partnership, as Mazda becomes the Official Automotive Partner of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series.

The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series combines entertainment

Michelin India opens 'Drivers Wanted 2014' contest in India

As part of Michelin's 125 years celebrations, company opens the 'Drivers Wanted 2014' contest in India where four lucky winners will get an all-expense paid tour to Malaysia's legendary Sepang International F1 Circuit in August 2014. The circuit will come alive with the

July 14, 2014

Kia announces sponsorship of England Women's Cricket Team

Kia Motors (UK) Limited has announced a sponsorship deal as the official partner of the England Women's Cricket Team. The two-year partnership will see Kia become the official car of England women's cricket, with 19 all-new Kia Sportage vehicles set to be

BMW Group opens first Driving Center in Asia

The BMW Group celebrated the opening of its first Driving Center in Asia, located in Incheon, Korea. The investment totals US$ 75.5-million up to 2020 (77-billion Korean won), and around100 new jobs have already been created.

The BMW Group has driving experience

Toyota appoints Michael Rouse to Toyota U.S.A. Foundation President

The Toyota U.S.A. Foundation has a new leader. Longtime Toyota veteran and community activist Michael Rouse, who currently serves as Vice-President of diversity, philanthropy and community affairs is now President of the Foundation. Rouse assumes this

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