February 28, 2015

Charlie Eastwood joins Strakka Racing's Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup team

After a successful test with Strakka Racing, Northern Ireland's Charlie Eastwood will join the Silverstone's Formula Renault 2.0 team for a full Eurocup season campaign. Eastwood, a karting World Champion, has recently returned from racing in New Zealand, where

Jochen Gotz is the new Head of Finance & Controlling at Daimler Trucks & Buses

Jochen Gotz is the new Head of Finance & Controlling at Daimler Trucks & Buses as of March 1, 2015. He assumes overall responsibility for all finance and controlling functions at Daimler Trucks & Buses worldwide. At the same time, Jochen Gotz will become a member

February 26, 2015

Jaguar and Bremont announce two new limited edition wristwatches

Jaguar and Bremont announced the launch of two new watches themed on the iconic Jaguar E-type sports car.

The two British firms are enhancing their long-term partnership following the creation of six Bremont chronometers which complement each of the six 'continuation'

Renault India launches 2015 Pulse starting @ Rs. 5.03 lakh

Renault has already announced that it will launch two new products in 2015 and together with that, Renault is also enhancing its existing product range to make it more appealing to Indian customers. Testament to this is the 2015 Pulse, which is now available in Renault dealerships across

GKN appoints Peter Moelgg as President of Engineering

Peter Moelgg has been appointed to the position of President of Engineering GKN Automotive, covering the GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy divisions.

Peter will Head engineering across the two divisions, leveraging synergies to identify and bring to

2015 Nissan Sentra earns Top Safety Pick from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the 2015 Nissan Sentra a 'Top Safety Pick' vehicle safety rating.

"Nissan is committed to safety and innovation, and Nissan is proud to achieve the IIHS Top Safety Pick rating for the 2015 Sentra," said

February 25, 2015

Jensen returns with limited edition Jensen GT

Almost 80 years since the Jensen name appeared on cars, the famous marque returns with the opportunity to order the first officially sanctioned model in 13 years.

Marking the rebirth of the brand, the formation of the Jensen Group is the start of the next chapter in the Jensen

February 24, 2015

World RX signs Rebellion Timepieces as official championship timing partner

The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has announced a multi-year partnership with Swiss-based company, Rebellion Timepieces.

The new deal sees Rebellion Timepieces named as the official timing partner of World RX, the FIA's

Ford recalls F-250 and F-350 diesel vehicles in North America

Ford is issuing a safety recall for 538 service replacement steering gears that may have been installed on 2008-2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty diesel vehicles in North America. The replacement steering gear mounting flange does not rest flush against the vehicle

February 23, 2015

Yamaha and Dainese together for the launch of the new R1M

Dainese and Yamaha have renewed their partnership at the global launch of the R1 and R1M. During the presentation to international media at Eastern Creek in Australia, Dainese unveiled the customised version of its D-Air Racing airbag suits based on the colour schemes

February 22, 2015

Isuzu Motors India enters Haryana, opens the first dealership facility in Gurgaon

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited inaugurated a new dealership in Gurgaon, Haryana. The new dealership - 'Paramount Isuzu', is conveniently located Near Celebration Mall, Netaji Subhash Chowk, Sohna Road, Gurgaon.

"While we are rapidly increasing our network

February 20, 2015

Aston Martin appoints new Regional Director for Europe

Aston Martin announced the appointment of Mark Kenworthy as Regional Director for Europe based at Aston Martin's regional headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Mark Kenworthy commenced his career with Aston Martin in 2010, where he held the position of

Isuzu Motors inaugurates its dealership in Lucknow

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited, a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors, Japan, inaugurated a new dealership in Lucknow - Speed Isuzu, marking its entry into Uttar Pradesh. The new dealership is conveniently located at Faizabad Road, Chinhat, Lucknow-227105, Uttar Pradesh,

Marc Mustard joins Bentley communications team

Bentley Motors announced the appointment of Marc Mustard as News and Product Communications Manager, effective February 23, 2015. The role, which has been newly created within the communications department, sees Marc join the global team at a key phase

February 19, 2015

All-new Lotus Evora 400: Fastest and most powerful production Lotus ever

The new Lotus Evora 400 is the latest pure and focused supercar from Lotus, combining high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling. It is faster and dynamically more capable than the previous Lotus Evora leading to greater agility and a more involving drive.

February 18, 2015

Hyundai India launches the all-new 4S Fluidic Verna starting @ Rs. 7.73 lakh

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) launched the all-new 4S Fluidic Verna. The all-new 4S Fluidic Verna embodies the best of Hyundai's Modern-Premium brand power and delivers maximum driving pleasure and confidence. The sporty, premium design, best comfort

Dacia celebrates the 10th anniversary with limited-edition versions of its entire range

Ten years have passed already since the Logan was launched in western Europe in 2005, heralding the dawn of a bright new era for the Romanian brand Dacia, whose Renault-led rebirth proved to be the catalyst for unprecedented levels of success across the continent.

February 17, 2015

Volkswagen launches new Jetta in India starting from Rs. 13.87 lakh

Volkswagen announces the launch of the new Jetta for the Indian market. With its world-renowned German engineering, unmatched build quality and safety, outstanding driving dynamics and sophisticated styling, the new Jetta is positioned as a benchmark-setting

Ford hires John Casesa to lead Global Strategy

Ford Motor Company announces the hiring of long-time auto analyst and investment banker John Casesa as Group Vice-President, Global Strategy as part of the company's commitment to accelerate its One Ford plan, deliver product excellence and drive innovation

Mercedes-Benz celebrates 60th anniversary of motor racing with Special Edition SL 'Mille Miglia 417'

Mercedes-Benz celebrates the 60th anniversary of a memorable motor racing success with an extraordinary special model of the SL Roadster. Its name commemorates the unexpected victory of a
300 SL in the production sports cars class at the 1955 'Mille Miglia', one of the

Jose Antonio Garvia joins Bultaco Motors as new Commercial and Marketing General Manager

Bultaco reinforces its company structure with the appointment of Jose Antonio Garvia as new Commercial and Marketing General Manager and member of the Executive Committee of Bultaco Motors.

Jose Antonio Garvia will be responsible for Marketing and after

February 16, 2015

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles appoints new Head of Service and Parts

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has appointed Trevor Hodgson-Phillips as its new Head of Service and Parts, with immediate effect.

In his new role, Trevor will report directly to Carl zu Dohna, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, and will be responsible for driving

Hyundai to invest KRW 2-trillion to increase Jeon-ju commercial vehicle plant capacity to 100,000 units

Hyundai Motor announced that it will invest KRW 2-trillion over the next six years to enhance its global commercial vehicle competitiveness.

KRW 1.6-trillion will be invested on developing new models and engines to strengthen global commercial vehicle competitiveness.

Mitsubishi Motors opens a new dealership in Kent

A new Mitsubishi dealership has opened in Kent as the franchise continues to grow in the UK.

Hidsons Mitsubishi, in Rainham, Medway, is the third new Mitsubishi dealership to open since the start of the year.

The new dealership is part of the Hidsons Group.

"When Bill

February 13, 2015

Porsche Cars GB Motorsport under new leadership

Porsche Cars GB announced that James MacNaughton has been appointed Manager Motorsport. James, who is based at the UK headquarters of Porsche in Reading, Berkshire, joins the organisation from Goodwood where he managed the Goodwood Road Racing

Fiat appoints new National Corporate and Leasing Sales Manager

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced the appointment of Ricky McFarland to the newly created role of National Corporate and Leasing Sales Manager.

Reporting to Fleet and Used Car Director Francis Bleasdale, Ricky takes over responsibility of the

500,000th Corolla speeds off the line at Toyota Mississippi

Toyota Mississippi is celebrating the 500,000th Corolla coming off the line at the Blue Springs, Mississippi, production facility. The production accomplishment was achieved faster than any other Toyota plant in the US.

"The 500,000th Corolla vehicle is a milestone we're excited

February 12, 2015

Nissan is first carmaker to apply glow-in-the-dark car paint

Nissan has become the first manufacturer to apply glow-in-the-dark car paint to showcase how its market-leading, all-electric Leaf is helping more and more people convert to solar energy at home.

The manufacturer worked with inventor, Hamish Scott, creator

Chevrolet introduces restyled compact SUV 2016 Equinox

Chevrolet introduced the 2016 Equinox - a contemporized version of the popular compact SUV. Updates include new styling with premium accents, new wheel designs and new available safety features, as well as a larger color touchscreen radio and a standard rear-vision

Toyota, Nissan, and Honda to jointly support hydrogen station infrastructure development

Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. have agreed to work together to help accelerate the development of hydrogen station infrastructure for Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCVs). Specific measures to be undertaken by the

Mercedes-Benz secures six-fold win at iF Design Award 2015

No less than four models and two one-off vehicle studies from Mercedes-Benz have won the internationally renowned 'iF Product Design Award 2015'. A top-class jury awarded prizes to the Mercedes-Benz S-class Coupe, the AMG GT, the Mercedes-Benz V-class

Marco Lessacher is new VP, International Corporate, Direct and Special Sales at the BMW Group

From January 2015, Marco Lessacher is Vice-President, International Corporate, Direct and Special Sales at the BMW Group. He took over the role from Bernd Dopke, who moved at the beginning of September to a senior management role in the Quality Management department.

Tata Motors celebrates the roll-out of 100,000th Tata Ace Zip

Tata Motors celebrated the roll-out of its 100,000th Tata Ace Zip at its Dharwad facility in Karnataka. The Tata Ace Zip Micro truck is the last mile cargo transport vehicle from Tata Motors that has successfully provided solutions to the need for a safer, four-wheel, last mile

Renault to hire 1,000 people on fixed-term contracts in France in 2015

Renault confirms the commitment made on 13 March, 2013 upon signing the 'Contract for a new dynamic of growth and social development for Renault in France' by hiring new employees. Due to the competitiveness agreement's effects, in addition to a promising

February 11, 2015

Toyo Tires introduces new Toyo M149 super single for regional to urban use

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announces the new Toyo M149 super single for regional to urban use on commercial trucks. This all-position super single tire is designed to deliver superior wear performance in tough operations ranging from urban front axles to long haul trailers. Optimized

2015 Mustang earns highest vehicle safety rating from NHTSA

The 2015 Ford Mustang received a top safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2015 Mustang earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing.

The New Car Assessment Program

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles signs MoU with Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank to provide commercial vehicle financing packages to BharatBenz customers across Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh

Ford EcoBoost Challenge returns in March for 17-City Test-Drive Tour, win all-new Ford Edge

Ford Motor Company is once again giving fans and potential customers in 17 cities across America a chance to get behind the wheel of its latest products, with its third EcoBoost Challenge consumer drive tour launching next month.

EcoBoost Challenge expands

February 10, 2015

Daimler Buses India begins to supply chassis from Oragadam to Egypt

Daimler India Commercial Vehicle Pvt. Ltd. (DICV) has started to export bus chassis from India.

Hartmut Schick, Head of Daimler Buses, and Markus Villinger, Head of Daimler Buses India, were present at the Egyptian capital of Cairo to celebrate the delivery of the first bus chassis

Jaguar and Land Rover announce partnership with Spectre

Jaguar Land Rover has announced its line-up of vehicles set to feature in Spectre, the 24th James Bond adventure, from Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. These will include; Jaguar C-X75s,

Raj Banerji appointed as Chief Financial Officer at Apollo Tyres

Raj Banerji has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Apollo Tyres Ltd. He takes over from Sunam Sarkar, who was recently redesignated as the President & Chief Business Officer.

"We are on the cusp of our next phase of growth globally. Having a person

McLaren GT adds Bruno Senna to factory driver line-up ahead of 2015 season

McLaren GT announced Brazilian ex-Formula 1 driver Bruno Senna as a factory driver for the 2015 season. Senna, 31, joins the McLaren GT factory driver programme alongside Rob Bell, Kevin Estre and Alvaro Parente. His role will involve the on-going development

February 09, 2015

New Press Officer joins the team at Mitsubishi Motors in the UK

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has strengthened its press office team with the appointment of Keir Bartlett. Keir will join as a Press Officer, reporting to Vanessa Nalder, Manager - Press & Media Relations, from February 9, 2015.

Keir has worked with Mitsubishi Motors

February 07, 2015

Yamaha launches special edition V-Max Carbon

To mark 30 years since the arrival of the original VMAX, Yamaha's Sport Heritage range is strengthened with the introduction of the exclusive V-Max Carbon. Based on the current 1,679 cc 200 ps V4 model, this iconic special edition combines outstanding musclebike performance

February 06, 2015

Tata Motors launches its compact sedan Zest in Nepal

Tata Motors announced the commercial launch of the Zest, a compact sedan, in Nepal. With a starting price of 24.5 lakh Nepali rupees (ex-showroom) for the petrol Revotron 1.2T model and 30.75 lakh Nepali rupees (ex-showroom) as the start price for the diesel

Nissan announces Note 'N-TEC' limited edition

A special, limited edition of the Nissan Note, the Note N-TEC, is now on sale. Based on the Acenta grade Note model, the N-TEC is a stylish, compact family car, featuring even more smart design, equipment and advanced technologies as standard.

Enhanced exterior

Isuzu UK announces Pick-Up Professional of the Year award

Isuzu UK has announced the winner of its Pick-Up Professional of the Year award. Run annually, the award is a key component of Isuzu's ongoing commitment to improve dealer training and customer service across its UK dealer network.

Charlotte Day, who is an Isuzu sales specialist

Mercedes-Benz sold 125,865 vehicles globally in January 2015

Mercedes-Benz follows up on the success of the previous year and has started 2015 with record sales of 125,865 vehicles. Thus, 13.6 per cent more Mercedes-Benz models were sold than in the same month of the previous year. In January, smart also posted a solid sales

Mercedes-Benz breaks ground for new passenger cars plant in Brazil

Mercedes-Benz has celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for a new passenger cars plant in Brazil and thereby continues to further expand its global production network. The new Mercedes-Benz plant in Iracemapolis near Sao Paulo will start production of the C-class

February 05, 2015

Ford invests US$ 2.6-billion in Valencia Operations in Spain

Ford Motor Company announced it is completing the final part of a US$ 2.6-billion investment in its Valencia, Spain, manufacturing operations, transforming it into one of the world's most advanced, flexible and productive auto plants.

The investment by Ford

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