January 31, 2015

Skoda produces 17,000,000th vehicle, a Skoda Rapid Spaceback

Skoda has produced their 17-millionth vehicle. The jubilee car - a Skoda Rapid Spaceback in‚ Corrida Red - ran off the production line at the Skoda headquarters in Mlada Boleslav. The vehicle is going to a customer in Germany. This production milestone is a highlight

Andrea Buzzoni is the new Ducati Sales and Marketing Director

Andrea Buzzoni (45) will become the new Ducati Sales and Marketing Director. His motorcycle passion and great experience in Sales Management and Marketing of premium brands will be a key factor for the growth of the Borgo Panigale Company.

Andrea Buzzoni,

Lotus launches Exige S Automatic

The much-loved Lotus Exige, with its ground-breaking, extruding aluminium and bonded chassis, lightweight composite body and race-bred double wishbone suspension now features an automatic transmission option that continues its uncompromised sporting profile.

With an exceptional

January 30, 2015

Maserati opens brand-new showroom in Oxford

Ridgeway Maserati celebrated the opening of its brand-new, exclusive Maserati showroom in Oxford, by holding a special launch event, with invited guests alongside representatives from Maserati North Europe.

At the launch, guests were given the opportunity

Toyota to boost annual Etios production in Brazil

Toyota Motor Corporation announced that its subsidiary Toyota do Brasil LTDA plans to increase annual Etios vehicle production at its Sorocaba Plant in Sao Paulo from 74,000 units to 108,000 units. The increase, which is scheduled to come into effect at the beginning of 2016,

Sahara Force India welcomes Apsley as its official tailors

Sahara Force India welcome Apsley Tailors as the team's supplier of bespoke tailoring. The London-based brand will dress the team's race drivers and senior management with a range of clothing options including suits, blazers and jackets to be worn throughout the 2015

Tesla opens 20th Supercharger station in the UK

Tesla opens its 20th Supercharger station in the UK, continuing the rapid expansion of the fast-charging network to enable long-distance travel in Tesla's all-electric vehicles. Tesla Superchargers span routes from Exeter to Edinburgh, allowing access to Europe.


Hyundai launches all-new Genesis executive saloon in the UK

Hyundai's new high-technology premium saloon, all-new Genesis, will be available in the UK from April 2, 2015, priced at £47,995 OTR. Available in limited numbers, the new flagship model will be sold exclusively via selected Hyundai dealerships nationwide.


True Heroes race team enter Ducati TriOptions Cup for 2015

True Heroes has become the latest team to join the Ducati TriOptions Cup announcing a three man rider line-up for the 2015 championship.

The team, formed back in 2012 to help give injured Service personnel a new found sense of focus and direction, has now expanded

Hyundai Motor partners with Shell for global lubricants business

Hyundai Motor Co. has established a new five-year global business cooperation agreement with Royal Dutch Shell plc, the international energy and petrochemicals business. The agreement, signed on means that Shell retains its status as an officially recommended

January 29, 2015

12 Finalists announced in the 2015 Lexus Design Award

Animal masks, a power-generating sculpture, a mood-reflecting light and a range of clothes and accessories that express the human senses lead the 12 projects selected as finalists in the 2015 Lexus Design Award.

This year's competition took the theme of Senses and attracted

Honda signs female rider for the British Superbike Championship

Honda (UK) has signed the fastest female on two-wheels to compete for its official team in the UK's premier motorcycle racing series - the British Superbike Championship. Cheshire-based rider Jenny Tinmouth will be the only woman to race in the series in 2015, joining

Jeep launches first limited edition of Grand Cherokee SRT - Red Vapor

Plans to continue the success of the Jeep Grand Cherokee range of 4x4 vehicles have been announced, with details of a formidable new SRT version, the Red Vapor Limited Edition.

Designed to sit competitively in the sports performance sub-SUV segment of the hotly

McLaren-Honda reveals the new MP4-30 for 2015 FIA F1 World Championship

McLaren-Honda revealed their new racing car, MP4-30 for the upcoming 2015 Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Formula One (F1) World Championship. This elegant car is fitted with Honda's 1.6 litre V6 engine, the RA615H.

The MP4-30 is an important first step

Ford and North Texas Ford Dealers announce more than US$ 800,000 for education programs

The North Texas Ford Dealers and Ford Motor Company Fund announced plans to deliver more than US$ 800,000 in education programs and awareness this year to prepare students for a stronger future.

The new initiatives focus on promoting reading at an early

Lucas Auer moves up to 2015 DTM with Mercedes-Benz

The team of drivers for the 2015 DTM season continues to take shape at Mercedes-Benz. 20-year-old Austrian Lucas Auer will make his DTM debut for the brand with the three-pointed star this coming season.

Auer is the second new addition to the driver line-up at Mercedes-Benz

DICV launches BharatBenz trucks in Nepal, opens dealership in Birganj

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV) launched its BharatBenz trucks in Nepal and unveiled its state-of-the-art BharatBenz dealership in Birganj, Nepal. With this move, Nepal will be the first export market for BharatBenz trucks, in line with DICV's

First edition of IBFE showcases latest technological advancements

The first edition of the International Bicycle & Fitness Expo 2015 (IBFE), organised by Ada Expo & Events, was inaugurated by Vijay Sampla (Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment) and Anil Kapoor Pragati Maidan in Delhi. IBFE, a three-day bicycle, e-bike and

January 28, 2015

Strakka Racing signs Gustav Malja for 2015 Formula Renault 3.5 campaign

Strakka Racing has signed FR2.0 NEC front-runner Gustav Malja for its 2015 Formula Renault 3.5 championship campaign. Malja, 19, currently part of the Swedish national motor racing team and McLaren Performance Academy Driver of 2014, scored two

Jeep launches new 'Trail Rated' 2015 Cherokee Trailhawk

Jeep is enhancing the popular Cherokee range with the introduction to the UK of the first 'Trail Rated' version, the Trailhawk.

The most capable Jeep Cherokee model available, and the most accomplished mid-size SUV in the segment, the 2015 Cherokee Trailhawk

Ford issues two safety recalls for interior door handle issue and for safety belt fastener torque issue

Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 205,000 2010-2013 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Ford Police Interceptor sedans due to an issue with the spring that controls the interior door handles. If the spring is unseated, the door may become unlatched in a side-impact

Hyundai Motor ramps up production of new i30 in Europe

Hyundai Motor this month has begun production of the latest version of its European top-seller, the New i30, at its European production facility, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC), in Nosovice, Czech Republic.

New i30 follows the company's strategy

January 27, 2015

Vauxhall appoints Simon Oldfield as new Sales and Marketing Director

Vauxhall Motors announced the appointment of Simon Oldfield to the new position of Sales and Marketing Director commencing March 1, 2015.

Oldfield is a sales and marketing specialist and joins Vauxhall from Mercedes Benz where he has held a number of senior

Mitsubishi Motors opens a new dealership in Rotherham

Mitsubishi Motors opens a new dealership in Rotherham at Mushroom Garage, Doncaster Road, Rotherham, S65 2UG. The new dealership is part of the Gilder Group.

"Gilder Group has been going for more than 70 years now and we are confident that our

January 26, 2015

Michael Winkler is the new President and CEO of Bentley Motors Inc.

Bentley Motors announced that Michael Winkler will become President and Chief Executive Officer of Bentley Motors Inc., the regional office for Bentley Motors in the Americas, with effect from April 1, 2015. He succeeds Christophe Georges, who was recently appointed

Maximilian Gotz to join Mercedes-Benz DTM line-up in 2015

Reigning Blancpain Sprint Series champion Maximilian Gotz (28, Germany) will strengthen the squad of Mercedes-Benz drivers in the DTM for the 2015 season. Gotz will swap the racing gullwing for the Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM after four successful years in AMG's Customer

January 25, 2015

Bentley launches new Home Furniture and Accessories Collection

A new collection of Bentley Home Furniture and Accessories makes its debut at the Maison & Objet Fair in Paris.

Designed and manufactured in collaboration with Luxury Living Group, one of Europe's leading furniture makers, the collection takes its inspiration from

Mercedes-Benz Style Eyewear Collection Spring/Summer 2015

Five new sun glass and five new correction lenses expand the Mercedes-Benz Style Eyewear Collection Spring/Summer 2015. The new collection originally created in cooperation with Rodenstock, had its debut at the opti 2015, the International Optics

January 24, 2015

Isuzu launches D-Max pickup and MU-7 SUV, opens two new dealerships in Gujarat

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited, a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors, Japan, inaugurated new dealerships in Ahmedabad and Rajkot, marking its entry into Gujarat. The new dealerships are located at Ground Floor, Shree Panchdhara Complex, Near Hotel Grand

January 23, 2015

Renault launches new generation of concept dealerships

Renault is transforming the way that customers experience their UK dealership network through the comprehensive roll-out of a new visual space identity concept called Renault Store. The changes will be implemented at all UK dealer sites by the end of 2017 and

Motor Sports Association launches 2015 Road Safety Film Competition

The 2015 MSA/FIA Action for Road Safety Film Studies Competition, supported by Allianz and the FIA Road Safety Grant Programme, is now open. Young people aged 16 to 24 are invited to submit short films highlighting one of the FIA's 10 Golden Rules for safer

Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicle makes East Coast debut

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, made its East Coast debut at the DC Auto Show.

"Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles launched between 2015 and 2020 will require a concerted effort and collaboration between automakers, government regulators, academia and energy

January 22, 2015

Tata Motors launches all-new sporty hatchback Bolt starting @ Rs. 4.44 lakh

Tata Motors announced the commercial launch of its sporty hatchback, the all-new Bolt. Manufactured at the Pimpri plant in Pune, Bolt is the latest car from the company, under its Horizonext umbrella and offers many segment - defining features for

Britain's first Volkswagen Type 2 Samba Microbus for auction

A truly unique 1955 Volkswagen Type 2 Samba Microbus with a fascinating story will go under the hammer in Silverstone Auctions' Race Retro Sale which takes place at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on February 21 and 22, 2015.

The vehicle, estimated at between £70,000 and

Bentley confirms drivers for Bathurst 12 Hour challenge

Bentley Motorsport announces its six-man driver line-up for the opening race of Bentley's 2015 season, the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour. With the regulations of the event stipulating that every car must feature a combination of professional and amateur drivers, four

Chevrolet Spark EV plugs into Maryland

Chevrolet will start selling the Spark EV in Maryland this spring, expanding the pure electric mini-car's 'range' to the East Coast.

The Spark EV is the most efficient US retail electric vehicle on the market, delivering an EPA-estimated combined city/highway 119 MPGe fuel economy

Tata Motors announces T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship 2015 - Season 2

Tata Motors announced the Season 2 of the India's first truck racing championship - T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship. Inscribed on the calendars of FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) and FMSCI (Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India)

Sahara Force India reveals new look for 2015 in Mexico

Sahara Force India launched its 2015 season offering fans and media a first impression of how the VJM08 will look when it makes its track debut next month. A spectacular event at the Soumaya museum in Mexico City saw Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg pull back the covers

Volvo Cars appoints Lex Kerssemakers as Senior Vice-President Americas

Volvo Cars has appointed Lex Kerssemakers, currently Senior Vice-President for Product Strategy and Vehicle Line Management, as its new Senior Vice-President Americas, underscoring the company's commitment to the core American market.

In his new role,

Hyundai Motor announces opening of Hyundai Motorstudio Moscow

Hyundai Motor has officially opened the Hyundai Motorstudio Moscow, the first new overseas brand space and also Hyundai's first non-sales showroom in the Russian market. Developed as part of the company's innovative global Hyundai Motorstudio project, the new facility

Two-Tone Scion tC Release Series 9.0 arrives in dealerships

Double trouble has arrived in Scion dealerships. Scion paired up with Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs on the two-toned Scion tC Release Series 9.0. The new model combines style and substance and is based on a concept car developed for custom car shows.

A new

Personnel changes at Mini and BMW Group sales

From March 1, 2015, Peter van Binsbergen will be Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing of BMW Group Germany. The 47-year-old mechanical engineer is currently Head of Sales and Marketing at the BMW Brilliance Joint Venture based in China.

Jaguar Land Rover reveals its 'Bike Sense' research

Jaguar Land Rover is developing a range of new technologies that would use colours, sounds and touch inside the car to alert drivers to potential hazards and prevent accidents involving bicycles and motorbikes.

Sensors on the car will detect when another road user is

January 21, 2015

750,000th Insignia rolls-off at the Vauxhall/Opel's Russelsheim plant

The 750,000th Insignia has rolled-off the production line at the Vauxhall/Opel plant in Russelsheim, Germany.

"This is a special day for the entire team," said Axel Scheiben, Vauxhall/Opel's Plant Manager at Russelsheim. "We have every reason to be proud of the fact

Tesla opens a new Supercharger station in Maidstone, Kent

Tesla has opened a new Supercharger station in Maidstone, Kent. This latest addition to the Supercharger network is part of a rapid expansion that will soon allow UK Model S owners to drive anywhere in the country and on the continent. Supercharging is free

Sahara Force India begins partnership with Jose Cuervo

Sahara Force India announced the beginning of a partnership with world-famous tequila brand, Jose Cuervo. With a history dating back over 250 years, Jose Cuervo has established its position as the undisputed number one tequila brand in the world.

Jose Cuervo has a worldwide

2015 Ford Expedition earns five-star safety rating from NHTSA

The 2015 Ford Expedition earned a five-star overall vehicle score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

"The 2015 Expedition now has driver-assist technology features that are new to the nameplate," said Steve Kenner, Director, Ford Global

January 20, 2015

A new Ford Collection: Ford challenges designers to transform recycled materials into fashion statements

Ford Motor Company and Redress announced Veronica Lee from Malaysia and Amandah Andersson from Sweden the winners of The Redress Forum: Ford Design Challenge. Held on January 19, the event challenged emerging designers to create fashion pieces

Nissan confirms driver line-up for 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour

Nissan has confirmed that Alex Buncombe, Katsumasa Chiyo and Wolfgang Reip will return to Mount Panorama for the 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour race, driving for its Nismo Athlete Global Team.

The trio will line-up in the #35 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 as the team seeks

Toyota introduces Business Edition to the RAV4 range for 2015

Toyota has added a new RAV4 to its famous SUV range, the Business Edition.While the name makes the model's target market clear, the wealth of equipment features and RAV4's proven quality and reliability make the newcomer an appealing prospect for a much

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