May 31, 2015

Foxes and Citroen scoop Guinness World Records title in aid of Trekstock

Foxes and Citroen have successfully completed a Guinness World Records title attempt for the 'most live concerts performed in 12 hours in different cities'. The title attempt took place with the goal of raising money for the hugely worthwhile cancer charity Trekstock.

The record-

May 30, 2015

BMW Group India launches 6-series Gran Coupe @ Rs. 1.14 crore

BMW Group India launched the new BMW 6-series Gran Coupe at the curtain-raiser of the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2015. The new BMW 6-series Gran Coupe arrived in style at an exclusive fashion show. BMW takes India Bridal Fashion Week national for the first time,

Scania South Africa recognised for HIV prevention work

Scania South Africa's work to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS has won the Swedish Workplace HIV/AIDS Programme's (SWHAP) Most Comprehensive Programme Achievement Award 2014.

The SWHAP Most Comprehensive Programme Achievement

Ram Truck and FCA Foundation give US$ 100,000 to support flood-stricken central Texas

Ram Truck and the FCA Foundation announced the donation of US$ 100,000 to the First Response Team of America, a disaster relief organization which is providing recovery and relief support to residents in flood-stricken central Texas communities.

Steve Catlin appointed Head of Group Fleet Services at Volkswagen Group UK

Steve Catlin has been appointed to the role of Head of Group Fleet Services at Volkswagen Group UK, taking over from Vincent Kinner who retired from the business at the end of March.

Catlin, who will take up his new position on July 13, 2015 joins the Volkswagen Group

Tata Motors launches new full-range Passenger Vehicle dealership in Mumbai

Tata Motors launched a new state-of-the-art full-range Passenger Vehicle dealership in Jogeshwari (West), Mumbai.

Spread over 12,000 sq ft with sales, service & spares under one roof (3S Facility), this showroom possesses highly trained manpower and sophisticated

May 29, 2015

Visteon Fund contributes US$ 200,000 to Michigan Science Center

Through its non-profit Visteon Fund, Visteon Corporation is contributing US$ 200,000 over four years to the Michigan Science Center (MiSci), a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-focused museum in Detroit. The donation, to be made in US$ 50,000

Nissan donates US$ 50,000 in support of American Red Cross disaster relief efforts

Nissan announced a US$ 50,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts after devastating floods and tornadoes ripped through communities in Texas and Oklahoma this month. Areas affected include the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, together

May 28, 2015

Ford issues two safety recalls in North America

Ford is issuing two safety recalls in North America. Four minor accidents and no injuries are attributed to one of these conditions.

Ford is issuing a safety recall for 422,814 including certain 2011-2013 Ford Taurus and Flex vehicles, Lincoln MKS and MKT vehicles, for certain

Volvo Cars announces safety recall for XC90

Volvo Cars is issuing a safety recall for approximately 200 Volvo XC90 customer cars of model year 2016 for a potential issue with an electronic wire harness which controls parts of the restraints system in the car.

The issue is related to a wire harness which is fitted in the

May 27, 2015

General Motors to invest US$ 1.2-billion in full-size truck plant

General Motors (GM) is investing US$ 1.2-billion in its full-size pickup truck plant for upgrades and technology that will improve the plant's competitiveness in assembling high-quality light- and heavy-duty models.

Construction of the new pre-treat, electro-coat

Ford expands its operations in North Africa

As part of its global growth plan, Ford Motor Company is expanding its operations in North Africa with a new regional sales office in Casablanca and a purchasing office in Tangier.

"Morocco is a great place to do business," said Kalyana Sivagnanam, Director, Ford Middle

May 26, 2015

Volkswagen inaugurates vehicle plant in southern Chinese city of Changsha

The Volkswagen Group continues to expand its production capacity in China with the addition of a new vehicle plant of Shanghai-Volkswagen (SVW) in Changsha, southern China, which was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board of Management

Ford honors top global suppliers at 17th Annual World Excellence Awards

Ford is honoring its top performing global suppliers during the 17th annual World Excellence Awards. Fifty-two awards are being presented to suppliers who exceed company expectations and distinguish themselves from their peers by achieving the highest

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services announces 'Drive Our Future' contest winners

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services announced the winners of its 'Drive Our Future' contest, aimed at gathering innovative ideas from the public about what the vehicle financing experience of the future should look like. More than 250 valid entries were submitted

May 23, 2015

BMW Motorrad 'Concept 101' - the spirit of the open road

Every year, the most impressive representatives of the mobile past and future on both two and four wheels assemble at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este for a very special get-together on the shores of Lake Como. Amid this extraordinary blend of the traditional

Chevrolet Corvette Plant gets US$ 439-million in upgrades

Torch Red, Shark Gray Metallic and Laguna Blue Tintcoat, three popular palate choices on the 2015 Corvette, kept the marketers who make up names working late. Now they can dream about more painstakingly precise pigments, thanks to a new paint shop that is among

Tata Motors launches Prima heavy commercial range in Bangladesh

Tata Motors has launched four new next-generation Prima heavy commercial vehicles for the very first time in Bangladesh, with partner Nitol Motors Limited.

Setting new benchmarks in styling and features, the next-generation Tata Prima is a combination of power,

GM Foundation donates US$ 1-million to Habitat for Humanity

In recognition of Military Appreciation Month, the General Motors Foundation announced a US$ 1-million grant to Habitat for Humanity to fund projects, including 11 new home builds in partnership with Habitat families, with the goal of assisting current and

May 22, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announces management changes to the Mopar brand

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK Ltd. has announced changes to its Parts & Service structure.

Rob Calver, the company's former Parts & Service Director - UK/Ireland, has been appointed within EMEA Region Mopar Service, Parts & Customer Care as Head of Major Business

Mercedes-Benz Berlin plant to become high-tech location for components to reduce CO2

Daimler continues to back Berlin as a location. The company is investing a total of around 500-million euros in the Mercedes-Benz plant in Berlin, which is being developed into a high-tech facility for component production. This is part of the transformation plan

Isuzu Motors India inaugurates its third dealership outlet in Gujarat

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited inaugurated a new dealership outlet in Vadodara - VG Isuzu, the third dealership outlet in the state of Gujarat. The new dealership facility is conveniently located at A-4, Krishna Shanti Society, Atladra Road, Mujmahuda, Vadodara,

Matt Buckley joins Boughton Engineering as Service & Parts Manager

Boughton Engineering, Britain's longest established manufacturer of skip loaders and hook loaders, has appointed well-known industry figure, Matt Buckley as its new Service & Parts Manager, based at Wolverhampton. Matt has a long and distinguished track

May 21, 2015

Mark Pickles takes over key role of Peugeot UK Marketing Director

With a proven ability to increase sales, dedication to detail and producing results under pressure, Mark Pickles is the perfect choice to take on the role of Peugeot UK's Marketing Director. Mark has worked across almost all areas of Peugeot's UK business, and before

Ford's Bridgend Engine Plant produces 19-millionth engine

Ford's Bridgend Engine Plant (BEP) in Wales has built its 19-millionth engine, 35 years after production began in May 1980.

Earlier this year the Plant also produced its eight-millionth small capacity petrol 'Duratec' engine, since 'job one' at Bridgend in May 1998.

MG expands its dealer network in Scotland

MG has a new dealer in Scotland as the brand continues its rapid dealer network expansion.

Frasers in Falkirk is one of the best known family names in the automotive retail business in central Scotland and the firm is already making big plans to market MG in a campaign

FCA Foundation grants US$ 100,000 to support National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program

The FCA Foundation announced a US$ 100,000 grant to support scholarships for current and future African American farmers. The National Black Farmers Association Scholarship program will provide scholarships up to US$ 5,000 to fund agriculture-related

Mercedes AMG Petronas signs new three-year contract with Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes AMG Petronas announced that it has finalised a new contract with Lewis Hamilton for the 2016 to 2018 Formula One seasons inclusive.

Lewis joined Mercedes AMG Petronas in 2013, winning his first race for the Silver Arrows in Hungary that year. In 2014, he claimed 11

Infiniti donates more than US$ 1-million to charity

Infiniti donated more than US$ 1-million as part of the brand's ongoing corporate partnership with NCAA Division I men's basketball and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Randy Parker, Vice-President, Infiniti Americas, presented the checks

May 20, 2015

Simon Oliphant is the new Chairman of British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association

British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) announced Simon Oliphant as the new Chairman of the association. He takes over from Marshall Leasing's Peter Cakebread, who has stepped down after completing his two-year term.

Having worked for Hitachi

1,000,000th Kia cee'd built in Europe

The 1,000,000th Kia cee'd has been manufactured by Kia Motors in Europe, a major milestone since starting production in 2006.

The 1,000,000th cee'd to roll-off Kia's European production line was a high powered Kia cee'd GT five-door hatchback in 'Fusion

Toyota hires local grads from Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program

Two years ago Toyota Texas and Alamo Colleges invested in Bexar County's future workforce. Now that collaboration started to pay big dividends.

Nine recent graduates of the first Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program are becoming full-time

May 19, 2015

Ford Warriors in Pink launches initiative to help those living with breast cancer

Ford Motor Company, through its Warriors in Pink campaign, launched The Good Day Project - a powerful call to action to bring more good days to those living with breast cancer.

For more than two decades, Ford Warriors in Pink has been committed to the fight and continues

Mini announces Harry Hunt as the new brand ambassador for the Dakar Rally 2016

Mini UK announced British rally driver, Harry Hunt, as the new Mini brand ambassador and one of youngest contenders for the Dakar Rally 2016 title.

As part of the Mini All4 Racing team, London-based Hunt, 26, will drive 10,000 kilometres across deserts, mountains,

Tata Motors launches its new compact hatch GenX Nano starts @ Rs. 1.99 lakh

The Nano continues to innovate and evolve in line with the needs of its customers. Taking the spirit of innovation further, Tata Motors announced the launch of all-new GenX Nano range, a new compact, feature-rich hatchback for the trendy, youthful, bold and

Change of personnel at Daimler Trucks & Buses

Change of personnel at Daimler Trucks & Buses: Effective July 1, 2015, Ulrich Bastert (55), Head of Marketing, Sales and Services Mercedes-Benz Trucks, and Till Oberworder (44), Head of Marketing, Sales and After Sales Daimler Buses, will swap their positions.

Porsche launches a special series of 911 Carrera - the Black Edition

Porsche has created a special series of the 911 Carrera - the Black Edition.

The combination of black paintwork and black interior emphasises the timeless yet purposeful elegance of the iconic coupe that has been acclaimed as one of the world's benchmark sports cars

Lotus announces prices of its latest supercar Evora 400

Lotus Cars announced the prices of the new Evora 400. The latest supercar from Lotus combines high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling and is lighter, more efficient and dynamically better than ever, providing a purer driving experience.

UK prices

May 18, 2015

Seat announces the winning project for its future digital museum

Seat has selected the winning project for its future digital museum at Archithon, a hackathon inspired contest with the participation of 20 students from Spanish schools of architecture and another 20 from German schools. The students worked in teams for

Toyota grants scholarships to 22 Asian Pacific Islander students

Recognizing the many challenges college-bound students face, Toyota awarded tuition support to 22 Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) students from the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to help with their cost

Tata AutoComp GY Batteries launches VRLA range for two-wheelers in India

Tata AutoComp GY Batteries Pvt. Ltd. (TGY), a joint-venture between TATA AutoComp Systems Ltd. and GS Yuasa International, Japan inaugurated the manufacturing facility for VRLA batteries. The VRLA range of batteries from Tata Green Batteries are precision engineered

Apollo announces the winners of Go The Distance Scholarship programme

Apollo Tyres in association with Manchester United announced the winners of Apollo Go The Distance Scholarship programme. Aimed at nurturing young football talent in India, the scholarship programme, held at the American Embassy Schoo, saw the participation

May 16, 2015

DS '1955' limited editions for the 60th anniversary of the original DS

The DS brand is to release a series of '1955' limited editions across the range (DS 3, DS 3 Cabrio, DS 4 & New DS 5) to mark the 60th anniversary of the very first DS.

These new models will be available at UK dealers towards the end of June and the cars will be

Gaurav Kumar elevated to Chief Financial Officer at Apollo Tyres

Gaurav Kumar has been elevated to the role of Chief Financial Officer at Apollo Tyres Ltd. Prior to this he was associated with the company as the Group Head of Corporate Strategy and Finance. Gaurav will be based out of company's headquarters in Gurgaon, India and

May 15, 2015

Honda Cars India to replace airbag inflator of CR-V and of Accord

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) announced that it would carry out preventive replacement of passenger-side airbag inflator of 575 units of CR-V manufactured in year 2004 and driver-side airbag inflator of 10,805 units of Accord manufactured from year 2003-2007

May 14, 2015

Hyundai starts production of its first light commercial vehicle H350 in Europe

Hyundai Motor started production of the company's first multi-purpose light commercial vehicle (LCV), the all-new H350, in Europe. Designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe, for sale across Europe, the new H350 is engineered to deliver value beyond customer

Aston Martin names Mark Wilson as new Chief Financial Officer

Aston Martin announces the appointment of Mark Wilson as Chief Financial Officer. Joining on June 8, 2015, Wilson will report directly to Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer and take a place on the Executive Board at the company's global HQ in Gaydon, Warwickshire.

Nissan launches Terrano Groove Limited Edition @ Rs. 11.45 lakh in India

Nissan announced the launch of the new Nissan Terrano Groove limited edition in India.

Targeted at lively, youthful and lifestyle-conscious customers, the new Terrano Groove comes with an upbeat music experience courtesy of high-end audio, enhanced in-car

Lotus Brand Centre opens in Piccadilly

The newly refitted Lotus Brand Centre in Piccadilly, London, introduces an opportunity to learn more about Lotus and get closer to the company's pure and lightweight sports cars in central London.

Two of the company's best-selling models are currently central to the showroom

TVS Jupiter scooter crosses 500,000 landmark

TVS Jupiter, has added another feather to its cap, becoming the fastest scooter in India to reach the 500,000 units sales milestone in 18 months since its introduction into the market.

"A lot of thought and customer insights went into the making of TVS Jupiter.

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