June 30, 2015

Deesch Papke returns as CEO of Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has appointed Deesch Papke as Chief Executive Officer of the wholly owned subsidiary importer organisation, Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE, effective as of June.

Prior to his most recent role as Head of Porsche China

Caterham Cars opens its new showroom in Germany

Caterham Cars, is partnering with dealership Westside Cars, expanding its European dealer network to Hamburg, Germany.

The dealership launch further strengthens Caterham's presence in one of its key markets, Germany. The showroom in Hamburg will display

Peugeot launches 2008 special edition 'Urban Cross'

Peugeot launches a new special edition for 2015 - the 2008 Urban Cross.

Based on the Active badge level, but benefitting from enhanced specification, the 2008 Urban Cross is available in either the 1.2-litre PureTech 110 hp Stop & Start with

Kia Motors appoints Sally Miller as Head of Communications

Kia Motors (UK) Limited has appointed Sally Miller to the role of Head of Communications at the company's head office in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

Sally joined Kia in April and leads a team of ten within the 21 strong Marketing and Product team. Reporting directly

Leadership changes in Daimler Trucks unit in China

With effect from July 1, 2015, Zhou Liang (48) will succeed Wu Yuejun (52) and become new President and CEO of Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive (BFDA), the 50:50 joint-venture between Daimler and Chinese truck manufacturer Foton. The joint-venture is

Skoda produced 500,000th Skoda Rapid at Mlada Boleslav plant

Skoda has manufactured the 500,000th Skoda Rapid. The milestone vehicle - a Skoda Rapid Spaceback in red - ran off the production line at Skoda's main factory Mlada Boleslav. Both the saloon and hatchback versions of the Rapid Spaceback

Hyundai announces official National Football League sponsorship

Hyundai is now an official automotive sponsor of the National Football League. The NFL has the largest and most avid fan base among US sports, and Hyundai will soon connect this passion with the enthusiasm Hyundai owners have for their vehicles.

"We are huge football

Mercedes-Benz Rastatt Plant to invest 1-billion euros for production of next gen compact cars

The Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant will also produce the next generation of Mercedes-Benz compact cars. Between now and 2020, Daimler will invest around one-billion euros in the further technological development and expansion of production at the location. At the same

June 29, 2015

Skoda UK appoints Andrew Cullis as new Head of Marketing

Andrew Cullis has taken up the role of Head of Marketing for Skoda UK, replacing Heidi Cartledge, who has moved to become Head of Customer Quality & Network Development for the brand.

Andrew Cullis will lead the team responsible for all Skoda brand and product marketing

Isuzu Motors India open its new dealership in Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited inaugurated a new dealership outlet Geeta Isuzu in Jodhpur. The new facility is conveniently located at Plot no. 27, Bhagat Ki Kothi (extn.) NH-65, Pali Highway, Jodhpur to offer best-in-class sales and service support for Isuzu

Hyundai showcases the global SUV 'Creta'

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) unveiled stylish, powerful and dynamic SUV - 'Creta'.

The Creta marks Hyundai's entry in growing SUV segment with strong product offering boosting Hyundai's product line up to a robust 10 product portfolio. Hyundai is set to redefine the

June 28, 2015

The new generation Merc A-class: As comfortable as never before, as dynamic as always

With the new generation of the A-class, Mercedes-Benz reconciles the conflicting aims of sporty performance and enhanced comfort - with Dynamic Select the driver is able to change the car's characteristics in just seconds - at the touch of a button the A-class drives in

The all-new limited edition Lotus 3-Eleven unveils at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Heralding a new generation of Lotus high performance sports cars, saw the unveiling of the company's quickest and most expensive series production car ever, the 3-Eleven, at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Designed as an uncompromised manifestation

Aston Martin teams up with the Royal Air Force to attract high-flying women

Aston Martin has teamed up with the Royal Air Force (RAF), to attract the next generation of women into engineering roles in both organisations. A pioneering STEM Women in Engineering event took place at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire and saw

June 27, 2015

Worcester students crowned 'Land Rover 4x4 in Schools' World Champions

Students from The Kings School, Worcester, England, are celebrating after winning Land Rover's new global education challenge.

The team of 16 year olds were named Land Rover 4x4 in Schools World Champions at the event held in Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK. In the

Drive for Life names as official charity partner to Euro RX

Drive for Life (DFL), the Norwegian charity, is to become the official charity partner to the FIA European Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy (Euro RX), after agreeing terms with Championship promoter, IMG. The new partnership will help DFL expand

Virgin Racing and DS announce partnership in Formula E Championship

The Virgin Racing Formula E team backed by Sir Richard Branson, and the DS Brand, represented by CEO, Yves Bonnefont, have announced a new partnership and the creation of the DS Virgin Racing team taking effect ahead of the 2015/16 FIA Formula E season.

June 26, 2015

Tennessee Titans announce Nissan partnership; stadium rebranded as Nissan Stadium

The Tennessee Titans and Nissan North America announced the formation of a 20-year, exclusive naming-rights partnership* that rebrands Nashville's downtown stadium as Nissan Stadium. Nissan Stadium will host all Titans home football games, Tennessee

Lexus creates most advance Hoverboard of the future

Luxury automotive brand Lexus has partnered with world leading experts in super conductive technology to create one of the most advanced Hoverboards ever developed.

"At Lexus, we constantly challenge ourselves and our partners to push the boundaries of

New signature for Bentley from Vertu

The second mobile handset developed by Vertu for Bentley is making its debut at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Part of the five-year partnership between Bentley and Vertu, the new Vertu Signature for Bentley will be on display at a number

The 'Scrambler You Are' contest is back; a 5,000 euros prize awaits the winner

The second edition of the international 'Scrambler You Are' video contest kicks-off and is dedicated to the Ducati Scrambler world's 'Land of Joy' theme. Promoted by the Future Film Festival, 'Scrambler You Are' aims to discover and commend young

June 25, 2015

The race is on: Apply now as a Porsche Junior

Talented young drivers have until August 1, 2015 to put themselves forward to become a Porsche Junior for the 2016 motorsport season. With its successful development programme for young hotshots, Porsche has opened the door for prospective candidates

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrates largest gathering of the Rolls-Royces in the world

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars recently celebrated the largest gathering of Rolls-Royces in the world at the 56th Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club Annual Concours and Rally. The spectacular setting of Burghley House in Stamford, Lincolnshire, provided the perfect backdrop

Alfa Romeo opens the doors to its historical museum in Arese; celebrates 105th anniversary

Alfa Romeo is celebrating its 105th anniversary by opening its historical museum in Arese, Milan, Italy to the public. The museum, which is named 'La macchina del tempo - Museo storico Alfa Romeo', is at the heart of an immersive brand centre which also bookshop, cafe, test-drive

HMSI launches two new 2015 editions of Aviator and Activa i; announces Taapsee Pannu as brand ambassador

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) invigorated the automatic scooter segment further with launch of its two new 2015 editions of Aviator and Activa i automatic scooters. With this, Honda has completed impressive 8 new two-wheelers model

Nissan appoints Paul Franklin-Slattery as National Corporate Sales Manager

Experienced fleet industry professional Paul Franklin-Slattery has joined Nissan's rapidly expanding corporate sales team as National Corporate Sales Manager.

The 40-year-old takes over from Mark Wheeler who was recently promoted to the role of Fleet

Tata Motors announces top 20 winners of 'The Chosen Ones' campaign

Tata Motors has announced the results of 'The Chosen Ones' campaign, which closed on June 18, 2015. Through this campaign, the company presented an exciting opportunity to 20 lucky GenX Nano customers to win an all-expense paid trip to Sanand and

June 24, 2015

Renault and Dacia dealership opens in South Wales

A new Renault and Dacia franchise has opened in South Wales. Griffin Mill Garages in Pontypridd, which is owned by VT Holdings, has transformed its former Skoda site into a state-of-the-art Renault and Dacia showroom to become the 12th new Renault Group partner

Isuzu Motors India opens its second dealership in Punjab

Isuzu Motors India Pvt Ltd inaugurated its second dealership facility in Jalandhar. The new facility is conveniently located at Village Khajurla, G.T. Road, Phagwara, Jalandhar, India.

"While we are strategically expanding our network across the country,

Chrysler celebrates 90th anniversary with Anniversary Edition models

Chrysler was founded in 1925 by Walter P. Chrysler, and it was his commitment to the public that Chrysler would deliver consumers a product with quality, beauty, speed, comfort, style and power, all at a low price. And for the past 90 years, this has been the Chrysler

Ford's issues two safety compliance recalls for instrument panel and seat belt labeling issues

Ford is issuing two safety compliance recalls in North America. There are no accidents or injuries attributed to these conditions.

Recall for certain 2014-2015 Transit Connect and Escape vehicles for instrument panel issue: Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall

June 23, 2015

Land Rover celebrates 67 years with 'Defender 2,000,000'

Celebrating 67 years of iconic Land Rover production, a unique vehicle has been built to commemorate the UK production of the two-millionth Series Land Rover and Defender.

With a bespoke design and an all-star cast of special guests helping to complete the momentous

Nissan North America names Brian Brockman Director, Internal Communications

As Nissan North America focuses on improving employee engagement and alignment during a period of rapid growth, the company has promoted Brian Brockman to Director, Internal Communications, effective immediately. Brockman will be responsible for coordinating

Mercedes-Benz Vans launches new mid-size Vito transporter in Argentina

Mercedes-Benz Argentina S.A. is launching the new Vito at the seventh Buenos Aires International Motor Show. In addition to the the bestselling Sprinter, which is the established market leader of large transporters in Argentina, Mercedes-Benz Vans

General Motors invests US$ 245-million for new vehicle program

General Motors (GM) will invest US$ 245-million and add 300 new jobs at its Orion Assembly plant to support launching an all-new vehicle program unlike any in the plant's 32-year history.

"Orion Assembly is a breeding ground for manufacturing innovation. It serves as a model

Nissan appoints two new executives at its sales and marketing division

Nissan Motor Co. confirmed new senior management appointments at its UK operations, Nissan Motor (GB) Limited. The moves are effective July 1, 2015.

Mike Thompson has been appointed to head up its UK aftersales operation replacing Chris Marsh, who has been

New Superb Estate rolls-off production lines at Skoda Kvasiny plant

Skoda has produced the first Superb Estate at their Kvasiny plant. The first vehicle is a Superb Estate 2.0 TDI in moon white, going to a customer in the Czech home market. In its segment, the new Skoda Superb Estate sets standards in space, comfort, safety, connectivity

Honda Yuasa Racing sign Jack Clarke as first member of new Driver Development Programme

Honda Yuasa Racing has launched a new Driver Development Programme and signed Jack Clarke as its first member, as the most successful team in recent times in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship looks to the future.

Honda has clinched five drivers'

June 22, 2015

Kumho Tyre appoints Karl Naylor as National Sales Manager

A year ago, KumhoTyre (UK) Ltd. (KTUK) announced the formation of a direct sales operation to complement the long-standing network of ECSTA Performance Centres it operates with Micheldever Tyre Services. Much has been achieved in the ensuing 12 months, and the company

June 20, 2015

Subaru launches Impreza Sport Hybrid in Japan

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, will launch an Impreza Sport Hybrid on July 10, 2015, through Subaru dealerships in Japan.

The new Impreza Sport Hybrid is the second fun-to-drive hybrid from Subaru, following on from the

Captain Nemo's six-wheeled Nautilus Car goes under the hammer

Captain Nemo's six-wheeled Nautilus car from Sean Connery's adventure movie 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' will be sold by international auctioneers Coys at their Blenheim Palace auction on July 11, 2015.

Designed by production designer and art director

Ford and Ford dealers fuel STEM education; invest US$ 350,000 in local scholarships

The North Texas Ford Dealers and Ford Motor Company Fund wrapped up the school year by awarding nearly US$ 350,000 in scholarships and technology prizes to North Texas students from more than 100 high schools located in the communities where Ford dealers

June 19, 2015

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles supports Stihl Timbersports Series

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has become a partner of Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG in top-class lumberjack sport contests, the Stihl Timbersports Series, or STS for short. These includes international contests such as the STS Champions Trophy and STS World Championship

Renault and Dacia opens new showroom in North Yorkshire

An expanding privately-run dealership group has opened the UK's newest Renault and Dacia franchise in North Yorkshire.

As part of Renault Group's continued expansion RMB Automotive will represent the upwardly mobile manufacturers in Northallerton and the neighbouring

June 18, 2015

Daimler opens new bus plant in Colombia and expands its bus business in Latin America

Daimler is further expanding its bus business in Latin America - the wholly owned subsidiary Daimler Colombia S. A. is opening a new bus plant in Funza near Bogota with an installed capacity of 4,000 units per year. To this end, US$ 2-million are being invested in the bus

Nissan invests £37-million for new extra-large press line at Sunderland plant

Nissan underlines its commitment to lead in crossovers and electric vehicles following the start of extension work for a new extra-large press line at its manufacturing plant in Sunderland.

This £37-million investment will see the plant extended and a new 5,200-tonne

June 17, 2015

750 old Fords go on display at Heritage Motor Centre

Up to 750 old Fords will go on display at the Heritage Motor Centre when it hosts the 7th Old Ford Rally. The show, on July 19, is the biggest Rally of old Fords in the UK. Fords including commercials, tractors and vehicles with a Ford engine, built up to 1991, will be on

June 16, 2015

Suzuki announces new RM-Z250

Suzuki has announced details of its new 2016 RM-Z250, which features a Holeshot Assist Control system as well as new suspension, a lighter, redesigned frame, new brakes, and new engine components.

The new RM-Z250 has been designed in conjunction with the

Mini Gentleman's Collection inspired by Mini Clubman

To drive a Mini is to make a statement. To wear Mini is now equally so. On the occasion of the 88th Pitti Uomo, Mini got together with six talented young Italians and the heads behind the Pitti Uomo gentleman's fashion fair to design the first Mini Capsule Collection.

Toyota appoints top British talent to senior roles in Europe and UK operations

Toyota Motor Europe announced the appointment of Matt Harrison to the role of Vice-President, Toyota Sales and Marketing, Toyota Motor Europe, effective from July 1, 2015. In this new role, Harrison will report directly to Karl Schlicht, Executive VP, Toyota Motor Europe.


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