August 30, 2014

Rolls-Royce unveils Ghost Series II at 2014 Chengdu Motor Show

At the 2014 Chengdu Motor Show, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars unveiled the eagerly anticipated Ghost Series II to the Chinese market. Ghost Series II delivers the latest industry-leading technology from Rolls-Royce clad in a subtle re-design. It exudes the timeless yet cool,

August 29, 2014

Skoda celebrates production of all-new Fabia at Mlada Boleslav plant

Under the header 'Welcome New Fabia', the first third-generation Skoda Fabia rolled-off the production line at Skoda's parent plant in Mlada Boleslav. The production staff gave the first car - a Fabia in 'race blue' - a standing ovation as it passed the final inspection. The

August 28, 2014

BMW India launches X3 @ Rs. 44.9 lakh

The new BMW X3 was launched at Deutsche Motoren, the BMW dealership in Noida.

The new BMW X3 is locally produced at the BMW Plant Chennai in a diesel variant and is now available at BMW dealerships across India.

"The new BMW X3 is the embodiment of independence.

Kia signs US$ 1-billion agreement to build a new manufacturing plant in Mexico

Kia Motors Corporation has announced it has signed an investment agreement with the government of Mexico to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Monterrey which is located the northeastern state of Nuevo Leon.

The official investment

August 27, 2014

Indian Motorcycle unveils new Scout @ Rs. 11.99 lakh

After revealing 2014 Indian Chief range, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd. has announced the availability of the new Indian Scout.

"The launch of the Indian Scout in the United States has proved to be successful in stirring a new wave of enthusiasm. The launch just added another

Daimler makes three-millionth commercial vehicle in North America

The wholly-owned Daimler commercial vehicles subsidiary Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is celebrating the production of its three-millionth vehicle in Cleveland. The anniversary truck Freightliner Cascadia Evolution is going into customer operations at 'Schneider', one of

August 26, 2014

Bear Grylls joins Land Rover as global brand ambassador

British adventurer Bear Grylls has been announced as a long-term global ambassador for Land Rover.

One of the world's most recognised faces of survival and adventure, Bear embodies Land Rover's 'Above and Beyond' spirit, having climbed Mount Everest and led

Martijn ten Brink appointed VP Sales at Mazda Motor Europe

Mazda Motor Europe announces that Martijn ten Brink (41) currently the Managing Director of Mazda Netherlands and Mazda Belgium will be appointed Vice-President Sales on September 1, 2014.

He will report to Jeff Guyton, President & CEO, Mazda Motor Europe. In this

Jann Mardenborough joins the British Racing Drivers' Club

The winner of the 2011 Nissan PlayStation GT Academy competition, Jann Mardenborough, is now a member of the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC), arguably the most exclusive club in motorsport. This achievement is another nod from the motorsport 'establishment'

Toyota continues to grow its investment in Michigan

Toyota will move forward with the planning of its new facility on the York Township, Michigan, campus of the Toyota Technical Center to accommodate approximately 250 direct procurement positions currently based in Kentucky following approval of state and local

August 25, 2014

Lincoln MKC brings US$ 129-million investment, 300 new jobs to Louisville Assembly Plant

Ford Motor Company announced the hiring of 300 new employees and a US$ 129-million investment in Louisville Assembly Plant to support production of the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC.

Production of Lincoln's newest vehicle began in May. MKC is the second of four all-new

Tommaso Volpe appointed Infiniti Global Director for Formula One

Infiniti has appointed Tommaso Volpe as its new Formula One Global Director, effective September 1, 2014. Volpe will be responsible for Infiniti's entire activities around its title partnership and vehicle performance partnership with four-time Formula One Champion Infiniti

August 22, 2014

Porsche India introduces Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition @ Rs. 86.5 lakh

The Porsche India introduced the Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition. This exclusive variant boasts unique exterior design features in Platinum Silver and a wider range of standard equipment.

Comprising many of the most requested customisation options as standard, the new

Toyota Indiana adds 300 jobs to build more Highlanders

Toyota Indiana plant will invest $100-million and add 300 jobs by summer 2016 to boost production of the popular Highlander mid-size Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). This expansion will bring Toyota Indiana's overall investment to $4-billion. This step allows Toyota to utilize

August 21, 2014

Production of the new Skoda Octavia Scout begins at Mlada Boleslav plant

The new Skoda Octavia Scout is now rolling-off the production line in the Mlada Boleslav plant. The all-rounder wows with its rugged looks and exceptional versatility. Despite being more powerful, fuel consumption and emissions have been reduced by up to 20 per cent. In typical

August 20, 2014

Suzuki announces limited edition of world superbike replica GSX-R1000

Suzuki has announced details of a limited edition GSX-R1000 World Superbike replica, with just 25 of the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki liveried machines set to be produced.

As well as the replica paint scheme, mirroring the GSX-R1000s ridden by Alex Lowes and Eugene

Nissan announces changes to its press office team

Nissan Motor GB announced the changes to its press office team.

Nayab Khan begins her new role as Press Officer and joins the company from her previous position at Hyundai Motor UK. As part of her new role, Nayab will support Nissan's brand and product media activities

August 18, 2014

Kevin Rice named Mazda Europe's new Head Designer

Kevin Rice will be appointed as Mazda Motor Europe's new Design Director effective September 1, 2014. The 50-year-old British national returned last autumn as Creative Director to Mazda's European R&D Centre in Oberursel, Germany, where he spent five years in the 1990s.

First series production Vito rolls-off the line at Mercedes-Benz plant in Vitoria

The first unit of the new Vito rolled-off the production line at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vitoria, Spain. The vehicle from Mercedes-Benz Vans sets new standards in the mid-size van segment. The new van with a permissible gross vehicle weight of 2.5-3.2-t

Volkswagen launches the limited edition Vento Konekt

Volkswagen announces the launch of the limited edition Vento Konekt, which comes loaded with the latest in digital entertainment and connectivity. Available on Comfortline and Highline variants of the Vento, the Konekt package includes a Blaupunkt infotainment system,

August 16, 2014

Lotus appoints Jean-Charles Lievens for Network Development in Southern Europe

Lotus announced that Jean-Charles Lievens has joined the Cars Commercial team to develop the Lotus network in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

Jean-Charles brings with him 37 years of experience in the car industry and distribution having occupied senior

August 14, 2014

JLR announces the location of Special Vehicle Operations Technical Centre

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) announces that it has chosen Prologis Park, Ryton, near Coventry for the company's investment in its Special Vehicle Operations Technical Centre. The facility will be Jaguar Land Rover's global centre of excellence for the creation of

Tang Eng Joo won the Force Gurkha RFC India 2014 trophy

The first edition of the Force Gurkha RFC India has come to an end and Malaysia's Tang Eng Joo, with co-driver Tan Choon Hong, has been announced as Force Gurkha RFC India champion. They were closely followed by another Malaysian Mervyn Lim (co-driver Hamizan

HMSI inaugurates it's first-ever traffic park in Maharashtra

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) unleashed its latest step for spreading road safety awareness in India by bringing its first traffic park in Maharashtra and its sixth overall in India.

Honda has collaborated with the Yeola Industrial Co-operative Estate

Caterham Cars introduces two new models for USA starting from US$ 44,900

British sportscar maker Caterham Cars has revealed two exciting new variants of its iconic Seven for the US market - the Seven 480 and 360.

Increased American interest in the legendary British sportscar has sparked the launch of the two new models, which have

Suzuki launches new RM-Z450 at Valkenswaard Grand Prix circuit

Suzuki has announced that its hotly anticipated 2015 RM-Z450 will be launched with an RRP of £6,399 and is available on zero per cent APR finance over two years.

The new RRP represents a £300 price reduction over the previous model, while a deposit or trade-in

Chrysler Group appoints new Head of Product Development

Chrysler Group LLC named John Nigro Head of NAFTA Product Development, effective immediately. In this role, Nigro has responsibility for all systems and component engineering, vehicle line programs, advance vehicle development, architecture, innovation

GM invests US$ 174-million in new Lansing stamping facility

General Motors will start construction of a US$ 174-million stamping facility that will create or retain about 145 jobs.

The new facility, part of the company's Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant, will produce stamping components for the Cadillac ATS and Cadillac CTS family

August 13, 2014

Lotus appoints Wolfgang Momberger as Head of Central Europe

Lotus announced that Wolfgang Momberger has joined the Cars Commercial Team as Head of Central Europe, reporting to Graeme Robertson, Head of Europe.

Wolfgang brings with him a wealth of sales and brand management experience and assists

All-new 2015 Chrysler 200 named a 2014 Top Safety Pick Plus

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan a 2014 Top Safety Pick +, its highest rating, when equipped with front crash prevention.

"The 200 aced the challenging small overlap front test with a good rating

Chrysler Group establishes new vehicle safety office, announces leadership changes

Chrysler Group LLC announced the establishment of a new office of Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance, led by Senior Vice-President Scott Kunselman.

Previously, the company's global engineering group was responsible for vehicle safety

Skoda global sales grew by 18.8 per cent in July 2014

Skoda increased its deliveries by 18.8 per cent in July to 82,800 vehicles (July 2013: 69,700 deliveries). It was the best July in Skoda's company history and at the same time the strongest monthly percentage increase in 2014. The brand grew by 26 per cent in Western

August 12, 2014

Tata Motors launches all-new compact sedan Zest @ Rs. 4.64 lakh

Tata Motors announced the commercial launch of the Zest, the all-new sub-four metre compact sedan with a start price of Rs. 4.64 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) for the petrol Revotron 1.2T model and Rs. 5.64 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi) as the start price for

Jaguar and Bremont to create a series of six unique wristwatches

Jaguar announces its relationship with the Bremont Watch Company and reveals one of six unique wristwatches to be offered to customers of the six new Lightweight E-types to be built by Jaguar Heritage.

"The Lightweight E-type project is so special that we thought we really

August 11, 2014

Third Lexus Design Award open for entries

The third Lexus Design Award is open for entries. Launched in 2013, the international competition aims to foster the talents of young creators for problem solving design.

In its first two years it has gained worldwide attention for its mentoring programme, by which

Hyundai India launches all-new Elite i20 @ Rs. 4.89 lakh

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) unveiled the all- new Elite i20. Aimed at setting a new standard for premium hatchback, the launch marks the world premier of the second-generation of i20 in India.

A sporty, dynamic and innovative hatchback with class leading

BMW Group records best worldwide sales ever in July '14

Sales of BMW Group vehicles achieved a new high for the month of July with a total of 163,959 vehicles delivered worldwide, an increase of 7.6 per cent over the same month last year (previous year 152,351). Global sales for the year-to-date are also the best ever with 1,184,170

August 10, 2014

Sandeep and Varun win the 6th Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare 2014

The 6th Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare concluded its thrilling journey after covering over 2,000 km in a span of five days.

On the fifth and final day, Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare 2014 made its way towards the west coast driving through the beautiful countryside to finally

August 09, 2014

2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid earns Top Safety Pick from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

The 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for the second consecutive year.

The organization performed multiple crash tests on C-Max Hybrid, resulting in a 'good' rating in side crash, roof strength, restraint and

Lexus starts production of new NX Crossover at Miyata plant in Japan

The arrival of the first NX with UK customers is a little closer following the official start of production ceremony at Lexus's Miyata plant in Japan.

Lexus has already taken 6,500 orders for NX in Japan, with many more globally. Over 350 UK customers have

Renault India inaugurates fourth dealer outlet in Hyderabad

Renault India inaugurated its new sales outlet in Hyderabad at Kondapur Main Road. The dealership, Renault Hitech City, was inaugurated by Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO & MD, Renault India.

Partnered with Autologic Motors India Pvt. Ltd. the new

August 08, 2014

HPI appoints Neil Hodson as new Managing Director

Vehicle information expert, HPI, announces the appointment of Neil Hodson as Managing Director. Neil brings with him nearly 20 years of experience in the used car market, combining several top level positions. His deep understanding of the used vehicle market puts

Audi launches first compact luxury sedan A3 in India @ Rs. 22.95 lakh

Audi announced the launch of the Audi A3 Sedan - the first compact luxury sedan to be introduced in India. Adjudged the World Car of the Year 2014, the Audi A3 Sedan is packaged with youthful design, visionary technology and luxurious performance. It sets

August 07, 2014

Now reserve a parking space directly from dashboards

JustPark, the online service that lets you park wherever and whenever, has revealed that Mini will be the first car brand in the world to allow drivers to reserve park directly from their dashboards.

Using the app, JustPark-registered drivers can find, book and navigate to a parking

August 05, 2014

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars confirms development of new model

The manufacturer of the world's pinnacle super-luxury automobiles confirmed the development programme for a new Rolls-Royce. The new car will reach the market by mid-2016.

The car will build on the success of Phantom, Ghost and Wraith by continuing

HCIL to shift Honda City production to its Tapukara plant

Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) has decided to shift the entire production of the all-new Honda City to its Tapukara plant in district Alwar, Rajasthan, in order to meet the rising demand of its models.

There will be no production of the Honda City in the month of August 2014.

August 04, 2014

6th edition of Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare flagged-off

Maruti Suzuki flagged-off the 6th edition of the annual southern motorsport event 'Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare 2014'. Returning in its 6th edition, the seven day motor rally event will cover over 2,000 km around South India's most exotic locales of Mysore, Shimoga,

August 03, 2014

Daimler to invest €1.5-billion in Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen Plant

By 2020, Daimler will invest €1.5-billion at the Mercedes-Benz Cars Sindelfingen Plant and will significantly improve its competitive position. The company has reached a multi-year agreement with the Works Council on cost reductions in a triple-digit million

August 02, 2014

Matthew Bendall joins the Renault press office

Renault UK announced the appointment of Matthew Bendall to the role of Press Relations Manager within the UK Press Office.

Prior to taking on this role, Matthew spent just over four years within the Press & PR Department at Kia Motors UK, first as Press Officer and

Volkswagen Passenger Cars adds Chardon as Marketing Head and Specht as Head of Sales

Xavier Chardon (42) has been appointed as the new Head of Marketing at the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. He succeeds Simon Thomas (54), who will leave the company. Dr. Wolf-Stefan Specht (45) takes over from Chardon as Head of Sales Europe

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