October 31, 2014

Mercedes-AMG and MV Agusta announce cooperation

Mercedes-AMG of the Daimler AG and the motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta have signed a cooperation agreement on a long-term partnership. Cooperation between the two high-end brands with long traditions and histories will include the area of marketing

10th Infiniti Centre opens for business in Newcastle

The UK's 10th Infiniti Centre was officially opened in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, giving discerning North East motorists direct access to the premium carmaker's unique fusion of elegance and performance for the first time.

Prominently located on the city's Silverlink Business

Toyota announces grant funding for Royal Botanic Gardens

Toyota is supporting the work of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to conserve the world's tree and plant species with a grant towards the development of the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership.

RBG Kew is to receive a Toyota Environmental Activities grant, money

October 30, 2014

Rolls-Royce opens first showroom in Azerbaijan

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced the official opening of its first showroom in Azerbaijan - Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Baku. Located in the Azerbaijani capital, the new facility will be under the management of Improtex Motors, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars' appointed dealer and

Dynamic Duo to raise £1m for BBC children in need

Peugeot and Pudsey have teamed up to form a 'Dynamic Duo' and are on a mission to search for Superheroes and break through the £1-million fundraising mark for BBC Children in Need.

To reach this milestone, the Dynamic Duo called on Strictly Come Dancing stars Alison

2014 Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship winners announced, JLR continues its support for future of women in engineering

The winners of the second year of the Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship have been announced as Ruby Holmes, 19, from Derbyshire and Chloe Adams-Pickford, 18, from Sheffield. The Range Rover Evoque WISE scholarship is a funding programme that is

WellChild charity gets a helping hand from CCR Mitsubishi

Cheltenham-based charity WellChild is hitting the road all over the UK helping seriously ill children and their families with vital home makeovers due to CCR Mitsubishi.

The Mitsubishi dealership group has loaned the charity two brand new Mitsubishi models, an Outlander

GM invests US$ 63-million in Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant expansion

General Motors (GM) will start construction on a US$ 63-million expansion of the Lansing Delta Township facility, part of the nearly US$ 300-million in Michigan-based investments that GM CEO Mary Barra at the Detroit Economic Club.

The expansion will add

October 29, 2014

Bridgestone Americas names new Consumer Tire Division President

Bridgestone Americas announced that TJ Higgins has been named President, Consumer U.S. and Canada, for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations effective November 3, 2014.

Higgins brings more than 20 years of big brand consumer products marketing and strategic

ACMA organises first ever Reverse Buyers-Sellers Meet with African countries

ACMA, the apex body of the Auto Component Industry in India with support of the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, organised the first ever Reverse Buyers-Sellers Meet with African auto component dealers

Ford issues safety recall for certain 2007-08 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles in North America

Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 205,000 (actual 204,448) 2007-2008 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles in corrosion states and provinces in North America for possible corrosion under the reinforcement brackets where the fuel tank is mounted to

Hyundai announces 18th Free Car Care Clinic

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) announced the 18th edition of the nationwide Free Car Care Clinic customer connect program. Aimed at extending the advantage of its excellent services to its customers, the camp will be held between October 31, 2014

Honda celebrates its 800th dealer network at Karnataka

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) announced the opening of its 800th HEAD (Honda Exclusive Authorized Dealer) with the inauguration of its new 4S (sales/service/spares/safety) facility in the state of Karnataka.

"At Honda, reaching closer to

October 28, 2014

Bob Caza named Communications Manager at NAIAS

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced that Bob Caza has been named its first Communications Manager effective immediately. The announcement was made by Rod Alberts, Executive Director, NAIAS.

Caza will oversee a number of communications

Kia Motors and NBA expand partnership with new multi-year agreement

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Kia Motors America, Inc. (KMA) announced a new multi-year extension of their marketing partnership, which began in 2008. In addition to continuing to serve as the league's official automotive partner, Kia also now is recognized

October 27, 2014

Nissan creates world's biggest zorb with a car inside

Nissan has created the world's biggest working Zorb, complete with a full-sized Note safely cushioned inside.

The giant inflatable ball, which measures six metres in diameter and more than 18 m in circumference, was constructed to highlight Nissan's Safety Shield technology

Daniel Sayles joins Kia Press Office as Press Relations Manager

Kia Motors (UK) Limited announced the appointment of Daniel Sayles as Press Relations Manager, a new position created as the press team grows.

Daniel joins Kia with valuable experience in automotive PR, gathered predominantly agency side, working for a number

Citroen helps Rainbow Trust care for families in need

A Citroen car fleet has been supplied to Rainbow Trust Children's Charity to provide support to families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness. The new Rainbow Trust vehicles are used around-the-clock, every day of the year, by its family support teams

Honda to replace driver-side airbag inflator of Brio, Amaze & CR-V

Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) announced that it would carry out preventive replacement of driver-side airbag inflator of 1,040 units of Honda Brio, 1,235 units of Honda Amaze and 63 units of Honda CR-V manufactured between September 2011 and July 2014 as part of Honda's

October 25, 2014

General Motors expands watershed education program

General Motors launched its watershed education program in seven new communities across Canada this year, the largest international expansion in the initiative's 25-year history. The GM Global Rivers Environmental Education Network

Tesla opens first Supercharger in Scotland

Tesla opened a new Supercharger location at Edinburgh Airport, firmly establishing the company's presence in Scotland. This location is part of a network expansion that will soon allow Model S owners to drive anywhere in the UK relying only on Superchargers. Supercharging is

October 24, 2014

Mazda begins manufacturing the all-new Mazda2 in Mexico

Mazda Motor Corporation announced that production of the all-new Mazda2 (Mazda Demio in Japan) has begun at Mazda de Mexico Vehicle Operation (MMVO), the company's new plant in Mexico. Mazda products featuring Skyactiv technology are enjoying strong sales globally

Hyundai Genesis receives highest safety score in history of Australia's ANCAP

Genesis, Hyundai Motor's new flagship executive car, has achieved the highest score in the 21-year history of ANCAP testing - 36.88 points out of a possible 37 and a maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating.

A 5-star safety rating is ANCAP's ultimate measure of

October 23, 2014

Mazda partners with SXSW Festival as official automobile sponsor

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced a three-year partnership with the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music, Film, and Interactive Conferences and Festivals serving as the official automobile sponsor.

Mazda is the official automobile of SXSW

Toyota encourages kids to be creative in 2015 Dream Car Art Contest

In the minds of children, there are no limits to what the ideal car of the future might be. Toyota is once again inviting youngsters to let their imagination run free in its ninth annual Dream Car Art Contest.

Entries are open now for the UK round of the global

Renault Retail Group appoints Richard Hemming as Managing Director

Renault Retail Group (RRG) announced the appointment of Richard Hemming as Managing Director of its UK operations.

Richard brings experience spanning over 30 years in automotive retailing, most recently running the Audi Centre in Dublin with previous

October 22, 2014

Bas Kasteel joins Hyundai Motor Europe as Vice-President Customer Service

Hyundai Motor Europe has announced the appointment of Bas Kasteel to the role of Vice-President Customer Service, based at the company's European headquarters in Offenbach, Germany.

Kasteel, 56, takes responsibility for overseeing Hyundai's aftersales

Apollo Tyres appoints Mathias Heimann to Head European operations

Apollo Tyres Ltd. announced the appointment of Mathias Heimann as President of Europe & Americas and CEO of Apollo Vredestein B.V. Mathias, 48, is a German national with over twenty years of experience in sales, marketing and production. His career within the

Jaguar Land Rover to open new engine manufacturing centre

Jaguar Land Rover confirmed that Her Majesty the Queen will officially open the company's new, state-of-the-art Engine Manufacturing Centre on October 30, 2014. HM The Queen will be accompanied during the visit by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

Russell Carr appointed Head of Design for Lotus

Group Lotus plc announces the appointment of Russell Carr as Head of Design for Lotus. Russell joined Lotus in 1990 and in that time has worked on many of the designs produced by Lotus. Russell replaces Donato Coco who leaves Lotus on the October 31, 2014.

October 21, 2014

General Motors installing vast solar array at Lordstown plant

General Motors' new 2.2 MW ground-mounted solar array will be complete by the end of 2014 at its Lordstown complex, home of the Chevrolet Cruze. When the last of more than 8,500 solar panels are in place, it will be GM's largest solar installation in the Western Hemisphere.

JLR inaugurates its first overseas manufacturing facility with Chery

Jaguar Land Rover announced the opening of its inaugural overseas manufacturing facility, in China. The award-winning Range Rover Evoque will be the first model to be built under the first Chinese-British automotive joint-venture, with Chery Automobile Company Ltd.


October 20, 2014

Nico Hulkenberg continues with Sahara Force India for 2015

Sahara Force India Formula One Team confirmed that Nico Hulkenberg will continue to race with team for 2015.

The 27-year-old German returned to Sahara Force India at the start of 2014 and has enjoyed his most successful Formula One season to date. With points

October 18, 2014

First Land Rover Discovery Sport rolls-off the production line

Two weeks after making its motor show debut, the first Land Rover Discovery Sport has rolled-off the Halewood production line, marking another significant milestone in Jaguar Land Rover's product offensive which will see the company deliver 50 significant

Volvo Cars adds a third shift and 1,300 new jobs in the Torslanda plant

Volvo Cars will add a third working shift in its Torslanda, Gothenburg plant to meet the increasing customer demand for the company's new cars. The expansion, planned for the first quarter of 2015, will be made in connection with the start of production for the all-new Volvo

October 17, 2014

New Volvo FL and Volvo FMX now with crew cab

The new Volvo FL and Volvo FMX are now available at Euro-6 with the option of a four-door crew cab for operations such as fire and rescue services or roadside assistance. The crew cabs offer the same high level of safety as all Volvo Trucks' other cabs.

"We are very proud

Ford recalls 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles in North America

Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 50 (actual 53) 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles for a potential issue with the passenger safety belt buckle assembly. The safety belt buckle tension sensor, included in the assembly, may not have been calibrated

11 more General Motors facilities become landfill-free

Eleven more General Motors facilities have achieved landfill-free status. The running total is 122 manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations spanning Asia, Europe, and South and North America that recycle, reuse or convert to energy

October 16, 2014

Toyota Apprentices of the Year 2014

They cracked the theory tests and they demonstrated their practical skills in the pressure of a test environment: Toyota's Apprentices of the Year 2014 have earned their trophies.

This year 31 Toyota and Lexus apprentices made it through to the finals, held at

October 15, 2014

Tricia joins Mitsubishi Motors' expanding customer services team

Mitsubishi Motors has recruited a new Customer Services Manager as the company continues to expand to keep up with the impressive sales growth.

Tricia Kuzyk has 25 years experience in customer services and joins the Cirencester-based headquarters from the financial services

October 14, 2014

Bentley launches its first special edition smartphone with Vertu

Bentley unveiled its first handset created in collaboration with Vertu, the manufacturer of luxury mobile phones. The 'Vertu for Bentley' handset, with its combination of audio performance and curated services, delivers a unique sensory experience. It is the first joint product

Carol Vorderman goes ultra low with the Vauxhall Ampera

Carol Vorderman, MBE, has become the latest ambassador to trial the Vauxhall Ampera extended-range electric vehicle, in support of the Go Ultra Low campaign.

Go Ultra Low, a ground-breaking partnership between the UK automotive industry and Government, is designed

Fiat 500X 'Opening Edition', an exclusive for 2,000 customers

Fiat has created an exclusive, top of the range, limited edition of the model - the Fiat 500X 'Opening Edition' - to guarantee the first 2,000 lucky customers the chance to drive the exciting new crossover from the 500 family. Two exteriors - like the two souls of the new 500X:

Ford adds 850 more jobs at Rouge Center to build new F-150

Ford Motor Company announced the addition of 850 new jobs at its historic Ford Rouge Center, comprised of the Dearborn Truck, Dearborn Stamping and Dearborn Diversified facilities. The new jobs will support production of the all-new 2015

FISITA's Travel Bursary offers funding for students to work and study abroad

FISITA (Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Ingénieurs des Techniques de l'Automobile) announced that it is accepting applications for the second round of its 2014 Student Travel Bursary, offering up to 2,000 euros to any student studying engineering wishing to work or

First electric Nissan Leaf Taxi arrives in Rome

Nissan and the taxi company Unione Radiotaxi of Rome are making electric vehicle history in Italy. For the first time in Italy two zero-emission, Nissan Leaf electric vehicles will operate in Rome as part of the Taxi 3,570 fleet. The taxis will be supported by a unique mobile quick

Volkswagen extends cooperation with Chinese partner FAW Group

After 20 years of successful cooperation the Volkswagen Group and its Chinese joint-venture partner First Automotive Works (FAW) are extending their present partnership for a further 25 years, until the year 2041. In addition, the Volkswagen Group and the Chinese

October 13, 2014

Renault-Nissan Alliance accelerates progress to closing the gender gap

The Renault-Nissan Alliance, continues to make progress in its commitment to closing the gender gap, with both companies reporting a rise in the percentage of women in manager-level positions globally in 2013 compared with the previous year.

At Renault, women

Mercedes-Benz G-class celebrates 35th anniversary with world record and special model

One man, one G, one life's work. That sums up the essence of an unprecedented global adventure. When Gunther Holtorf and his wife Christine set out in their Mercedes-Benz 300 GD to visit as many of the countries around the world as possible,

An exclusive car to mark Ferrari's 60th year in North America

To celebrate Ferrari's 60th year in North America, Maranello has returned to its 1950s and 60s tradition of producing strictly limited edition, built-to-order cars. The result is the F60America, of which just 10 will be produced. The new car combines American

back to top