November 29, 2014

McLaren announces the appointment of a new Regional Director for the Asia Pacific region

McLaren Automotive has announced the appointment of David McIntyre as Regional Director for the Asia Pacific reporting to Jolyon Nash, Executive Director for Global Sales and Marketing.

McIntyre, 42, brings 19 years experience of working with luxury automotive brands

Maserati signs an agreement to access Airbus Group Innovations technology portfolio

Maserati signed a master agreement providing access to technologies from Airbus Group Innovations, the R&D hub of the Airbus Group - a leader in aeronautics, space and related services.

Concluded at Maserati's Modena headquarters, this agreement enables

Daimler and Peking University celebrate 20th anniversary of the Daimler Scholarship Program

Daimler and Peking University, the first modern university in China and one of the country's most prestigious, commemorated twenty years of the Daimler Scholarship Program. Since its establishment, the program has annually selected 24 students from the freshman class

Toyota to establish foundation for female engineers

Toyota is launching a new foundation to give women support and opportunities to build careers in manufacturing. Toyota Motor Corporation and nine other Toyota group companies are joining forces to set up the project in Japan.

The initiative represents

2015 Subaru Impreza achieves 2014 Top Safety Pick+

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, announced that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS; a nonprofit organization supported by auto insurers in the US) has awarded the highest standard of safety, 2014 Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+)

November 28, 2014

Honda launches 40th anniversary edition Gold Wing- GL1800 in India @ Rs. 28.50 lakh

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. introduced the much anticipated touring motorcycle Honda Gold Wing in India. Considered as the world's best touring motorcycle, Honda Gold Wing offers the riders a unique luxurious, powerful, balanced and fully featured

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars chooses Queensland's Gold Coast as location for third Australian showroom

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars' third showroom in Australia, based in Gold Coast, Queensland, was inaugurated by the marque's CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös. He was joined at an exclusive evening event to open Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Queensland’s new showroom by Paul

November 27, 2014

First all-new Ford Mondeo Hybrids leave the assembly line

Ford has started production of its all-new Ford Mondeo Hybrid - the first hybrid electric car built and sold by Ford in Europe.

The Mondeo Hybrid combines a specially-developed 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery for 67.3 mpg (combined),

Toyota reveals next-generation integrated safety technology

Toyota has revealed some of the smart new technologies and systems it will be featuring in future models to make driving safer. True to the company's Integrated Safety Management Concept, these have been designed from the start to work together to help cut

November 26, 2014

Seat recruits 150 more employees at Martorell plant

Seat is currently experiencing a moment of significant growth and is poised to employ 150 new employees recruited through temporary work agencies to meet increasing demand at the Martorell factory. These workers will be joining the company with a new contract

Renault-Nissan Alliance sells its 200,000th electric vehicle

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its 200,000th electric vehicle and has a leading 58 per cent market share for zero-emission cars.

Together, Renault and Nissan EVs have driven approximately 4-billion zero-emission kilometers - enough to circle the earth 100,000 times.

November 25, 2014

Justin Pearce joins the Aston Martin Works as General Sales Manager

Aston Martin Works is boosting the size of its new and pre-owned sales team as it both responds to a growth in business and prepares for a busy 60th anniversary year in 2015.

Leading the line in the expanded Aston Martin Works sales force is Justin Pearce, who

November 24, 2014

Dr. Wilm Herlyn new Member of the Daimler Advisory Board for Integrity and Corporate Responsibility

Dr. Wilm Herlyn, former Editor-in-Chief of the German news agency dpa, is a new a member of the Daimler AG Advisory Board for Integrity and Corporate Responsibility. The renowned journalist has worked in a diverse range of functions at the newspaper Die Welt,

Hyundai India contributes Rs. 2 crore to Prime Minister's National Relief Fund

Hyundai Motor India contributed Rs. 2 crore to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund to support rescue, relief and rehabilitation operations for the people affected by the natural calamities in various parts of the country.

The contribution is intended to provide rehabilitation

Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton is the new Formula 1 world champion

A triumphant end to the 2014 Formula 1 season for Mercedes-Benz as Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton wins the concluding race of the campaign at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi to take the Formula 1 world championship title for the second time in

November 23, 2014

Sergio Perez continues with Sahara Force India with multi-year contract

Sahara Force India confirmed that Sergio Perez has extended his contract to continue racing with the team for 2015 and beyond.

The 24-year-old Mexican joined the team at the start of 2014 and enjoyed immediate success with a podium finish in only his third

November 22, 2014

General Motors invests US$ 200-million in two Michigan plants

General Motors will invest US$ 200-million in its Orion Assembly and Pontiac Metal Center plants to prepare for a future vehicle program.

Orion will receive US$ 160-million for tooling and equipment, and Pontiac will receive US$ 40-million for new dies. These investments

TrustFord appoints Steve Hood as Chief Operating Officer

Ford of Britain's wholly owned dealer group, TrustFord, announced the appointment of Steve Hood as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Steve Hood previously was the Strategy Director at the dealer group. He has broad automotive experience and is returning to TrustFord

America Movil and Sahara Force India continue racing together in 2015

Sahara Force India's partnership with America Movil will continue into the 2015 season with Telmex, Telcel and Claro branding set to appear on the team's new challenger, the VJM08.

The partnership demonstrates America Movil's commitment to Sahara Force India

November 21, 2014

The heart of Scania turns 100

The Scania foundry at the company's headquarters in Södertälje, Sweden, turns 100 years in 2014. The facility is where the heart of a Scania vehicle is created - the cylinder block and cylinder head.

Scania produces between 85,000 and 90,000 engines each year. These are

Michelin opens world's first manufacturing plant to build revolutionary airless radial tire

Michelin has opened its newest plant in North America, which will produce the innovative Michelin X Tweel Airless Radial Tire for commercial applications.

An idea first conceived by Michelin research engineers in the United States, the Tweel is a revolutionary non-pneumatic

'The Mini Story' at the BMW Museum

From November 27, 2014, Mini will be the focus of attention in a temporary exhibition entitled 'The Mini Story'. Up to January 31, 2016, visitors to the BMW Museum will for the first time be able to admire over 30 original vehicles, smaller exhibits and accessories from 55

Mercedes-Benz Tourismo celebrates its 20th anniversary

Europe's most successful touring coach at the current time is celebrating its birthday - the Mercedes-Benz Tourismo made its debut 20 years
ago in 1994. Its track record makes impressive reading - during the two model generations to date, over 21,000 units

General Motors announces senior leadership changes

General Motors Co. announced a series of leadership changes to continue its evolution into a stronger, more customer-centric organization.

"We understand that we have to earn our customers' trust and loyalty, and that every interaction matters," said Mary Barra, CEO.

November 20, 2014

Tata Motors celebrates 60 years of truck manufacturing in Jamshedpur

Tata Motors celebrated 60 years of truck manufacturing at its first manufacturing and engineering facility in Jamshedpur. Set up in 1945, Tata Motors Jamshedpur started with manufacturing steam locomotives, later foraying into truck manufacturing, bringing

Apollo Tyres redesignates CFO Sunam Sarkar as Chief Business Officer

Apollo Tyres announced the redesignation of Sunam Sarkar, its President and Chief Financial Officer, to the new position of President and Chief Business Officer, and his relocation to Singapore. In his new assignment Sunam will oversee Corporate Strategy,

Stephen K. Carlisle to lead General Motors Canada, Kevin W. Williams to retire after 31 years

Stephen K. Carlisle has been named President and Managing Director of General Motors of Canada Ltd., succeeding Kevin W. Williams, who has led GM Canada since 2010. Williams will assist in the transition through the end of the year.

Williams has elected to retire

Mazda announces '2014 Mazda Drive for Good' charitable recipients

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) is again collaborating with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, and Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc. for its 2014 charitable giving event set to run through out the 2014 holiday season.

Lexus LF-C2 Concept dazzles at the LA Auto Show with world premiere of 2+2 Roadster

Beautiful sunshine, warm weather, and winding roads are the perfect complements to the Lexus LF-C2 concept that made its global debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The LF-C2 concept is a design study in the form of a 2+2 roadster and explores key styling

Chevrolet unveils Chaparral 2XVision Gran Turismo Concept at LA Auto Show

Chevrolet revealed the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Tursimo (VGT) Concept - a revolutionary interpretation of the ultimate race car, developed exclusively for fans of the PlayStation 3 racing game, Gran Turismo 6.

Developed as part of the Vision Gran Turismo project, which

November 19, 2014

Scion reveals iM Concept car at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Start planning that next adventure; a new ride is on its way. After revealing the iM Concept car at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Scion announced that a production version of the versatile five-door compact hatchback will be coming to dealerships in 2015. Fans will get a first look

Audi factory driver Tom Kristensen ends unique professional career

One of the really big names in sports is retiring: Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen will contest his last race as a professional race driver in Sao Paulo (Brazil) at the end of November. The 47-year-old Dane will be retained by the brand with the four rings as a representative and

November 18, 2014

Citroen Racing and Kris Meeke team up again for 2015

Third in the Junior WRC with Citroen in 2005 and winner of the IRC in 2009, Kris Meeke competed in his first rallies with the Citroen Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team in 2013. This season, the Brit played a major part in Citroen securing second place in the Manufacturers World

Volkswagen unveils new Golf R Estate at Los Angeles Auto Show

Volkswagen has unveiled one of the sportiest all-rounders in the compact class - the Golf R Estate. This new car combines the high performance, drive ability and comfort of the Golf R hatchback, which was launched in March this year, with the spacious boot of the Golf Estate;

Ford recalls 2014-2015 Fusions in North America

Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 65,000 Fusion vehicles in North America for a programming issue in the instrument cluster. This issue allows the key to be removed 30 minutes after the ignition is turned off, even if the transmission is not

Honda announces world premier of all-new fuel-cell FCV Concept

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled a concept car for an all-new fuel-cell vehicle, the Honda FCV Concept (FCV) and the Honda Power Exporter Concept, a concept model for an external power feeding device that enables AC power output from the FCV with maximum

Seat hires 233 temporary employees at Martorell plant

Seat is poised to hire 233 temporary workers at the Martorell facilities. The new recruits will join the company next week to cope with a one-off increase in demand for the Seat Ibiza and the Audi Q3.

This new spate of workers join the more than 550 people hired by Seat throughout

Bridgestone opens first US giant off-road radial tire manufacturing facility

Extending its leadership in the heavy-duty, earth moving tire segment, Bridgestone Americas  announced the opening of its first giant off-road radial tire plant. Based in Aiken County, South Carolina, the 1.5-million sq ft manufacturing facility produces various

November 17, 2014

SMMT appoints Tamzen Isacsson as new Director of Communications and International Role

SMMT announced the appointment of Tamzen Isacsson to the post of Director of Communications and International. This new position has been created to enable the SMMT to focus its UK and international communication activities on the promotion of the UK

3,000th Mercedes-Benz Citaro Euro VI delivered

The Mercedes-Benz Citaro is celebrating a key milestone at the ONC new bus centre in Mannheim - almost eight months to the day after the delivery of the 1,000th Citaro Euro VI and only 11 months after the introduction of the relevant statutory requirement, the 3,000th

November 15, 2014

The Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupe arrives in Dubai

The Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupe, a one-of-a-kind bespoke vehicle created exclusively for customers in Dubai, was unveiled at an Indian-themed evening event held in celebration of the car's arrival at the AGMC Rolls-Royce showroom.

Inspired by the Golden

Fiat Brand North America and Vans expand partnership

Fiat Brand North America and Vans are expanding their partnership this year to include activities during the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing in Hawaii and the Los Angeles Auto Show.

At the Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu, Vans will fill a Fiat 500L with its shoes and offer beachgoers,

Cadillac introduces all-new ATS-V.R Race Car

The next generation of Cadillac's V-series elite, high-performance cars began with the introduction of an all-new race car, the Cadillac ATS-V.R. Set to begin competition in 2015, Cadillac debuted the new race car at the Circuit of the Americas, one of country's preeminent

HMFCL-Mitsubishi Motors launch Pajero Sport's automatic variant @ Rs. 23.55 lakh

Hindustan Motor Finance Corporation Limited (HMFCL)-Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) added new muscle to their robust SUV range by launching the much awaited automatic variant of Pajero Sport. The all new Pajero Sport is now available in 4x4 manual transmission

November 14, 2014

BMW partners as main sponsor of the FIBT Bob & Skeleton World Cup

BMW is a strong winter sports partner. As of this season, BMW is extending its commitment by entering into a partnership with the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (FIBT). BMW will also be the 'Official Main Sponsor of the Viessmann FIBT World Cup', 'Official

November 13, 2014

Volkswagen celebrates foundation stone ceremony for new plant in Poland

Volkswagen laid the foundation stone for the new plant in Wrzesnia near Poznan in the presence of representatives from the Volkswagen Group, the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand and guests from the Polish government and local authorities. Here is

Honda Cars India inaugurates its 200th dealership

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) announced the opening of its 200th dealership in India with the inauguration of Metro Honda in Secunderabad. The state-of-art dealership, Metro Honda, was inaugurated by Hironori Kanayama, President & CEO,

November 12, 2014

Volvo Car's Daqing plant to become one of the China's most advanced car plants

Volvo Cars underlined its long-term commitment to China by significantly expanding its manufacturing facility in Daqing, China. The company will use its Daqing plant to make the most innovative vehicles in its product range, which are based on its Scalable Product

November 11, 2014

Mercedes-Benz expands brand world and introduces new nomenclature

The Mercedes-Benz brand continues its dynamic progress. Two new arrivals in the Mercedes-Benz brand world were introduced in Sindelfingen by Ola Kallenius, member of the Divisional Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Cars responsible for Marketing & Sales, and

Ford supports 'Your Life' campaign and names winner of new Ford Prize

Ford is one of eight main corporate sponsors of the Your Life campaign - a three-year initiative to encourage young adults in the UK to build the maths and science skills needed to succeed in the current competitive global economy. At the launch, Ford also announced the

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