July 31, 2015

Detroit-made Chevrolet Impala sedan now for sale in Korea

Chevrolet began taking pre-orders in Korea for the Impala, the first time the brand is introducing a full-size sedan domestically.

The Chevrolet Impala for Korea is assembled at General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant.

"We are thrilled to have the iconic flagship sedan

July 30, 2015

Ford Motor Company issues safety compliance recall in the United States

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety compliance recall for 91 2015-model year Lincoln MKT livery vehicles in the United States for an issue with the seating configuration. In these vehicles, the installed placard does not agree with the seating configuration, which

July 29, 2015

Ferrari announces the launch of its most powerful ever mid-rear-engined V8 car '488 Spider'

Ferrari announces the launch of the 488 Spider, its most powerful ever mid-rear-engined V8 car to feature the patented retractable hard top along with the highest level of technological innovation and with cutting-edge design.

Ferrari was the first manufacturer

July 28, 2015

Infiniti launches the 'Ultimate Test Drive' campaign, drive a real F1 car

Infiniti has launched the 'Ultimate Test Drive' campaign providing one lucky motorist from the UK the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a real Formula One car with instruction from Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver Daniil Kvyat.

Customers who visit any UK Infiniti centre and

Barry Engle joins General Motors as Executive Vice-President and President, South America

Jaime Ardila, General Motors (GM) Executive Vice-President and President of South America, announced that he will retire after nearly three decades at the company. Barry Engle, a seasoned automotive executive and currently Chief Executive Officer of

Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance start manufacturing joint-venture in Mexico

Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have significantly expanded their collaboration with the start of a manufacturing joint-venture in Aguascalientes in central Mexico.

The new business entity COMPAS (Cooperation Manufacturing Plant Aguascalientes) is

July 26, 2015

Caterham Cars has appointed two new dealers in Europe

Caterham Cars has appointed two new UK dealers – one in the north and one in the south – as it continues to expand its network on home soil.

Oakmere Motor Group in Cheshire and Williams Automobiles near Bristol have been signed up by the iconic brand to sell its full

July 25, 2015

Lexus sets the pulse racing with the world's first Heartbeat Car

Driving a great car can stimulate the senses and quicken the heartbeat. Now Lexus has created the world's first vehicle that directly translates the driver's heart patterns into a striking visual display across the bodywork.

The one-off RC F high-performance coupe is the result

July 24, 2015

Paul Buckett appointed Head of Group Corporate and Public Relations, Volkswagen Group UK

Volkswagen Group UK Limited announces the appointment of Paul Buckett to the newly created role of Head of Group Corporate and Public Relations, reporting to the Managing Director of Volkswagen Group UK, Paul Willis.

Mike Orford will join Volkswagen Group

MG celebrates the official opening of its flagship showroom in London

Earlier this year MG Motor UK announced it would be opening its flagship showroom in the prestigious area of Piccadilly, London. The members of the public and invited guests are gathering to celebrate the official opening of this exciting new store.

This new showroom,

Ford expands social responsibility in Panama with Ford Driving Dreams Education Initiative

Ford Motor Company Fund is expanding its innovative Ford Driving Dreams educational tour for the first time to an international market with a program in Panama that will help more than 300 young teens learn skills to keep them in school.

Ford and Ford Fund, the

July 23, 2015

Asia's first Mercedes me Store opens in Tokyo, Japan

Following the launch of the stores in Hamburg and Milan, Mercedes-Benz opened its third Mercedes me Store worldwide at Tokyo Haneda Airport on.

As the first store in Asia, it offers an interactive brand and product experience. Customers and interested persons can find out

The all-new BMW X6 launched in India @ Rs. 1.15 crore

The all-new BMW X6, the only Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) in the world has launched in India. Newly defined second generation of the first Sports Activity Coupe, the all-new BMW X6 is available at BMW dealerships across India as CBU (Completely Built-Up) units now.

The striking

Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH formed

Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH, the holding bringing together Volkswagen AG's truck and bus business, has formed a Supervisory Board composed on a parity basis. Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, will chair the

Stephan Cimbal appointed new Head of Marketing at Falken Tyre

Falken Tyre Europe GmbH has strengthened its marketing department with the appointment of Stephan Cimbal as Head of Marketing in Europe.

Having begun his new role on July 1, 2015, Cimbal is responsible for the Japanese tyre manufacturer's marketing across

Apollo Tyres introduces high-mileage passenger car tyre

Apollo Tyres introduced a high-mileage passenger car tyre, Apollo Amazer 4G Life, for the Indian market. This tyre has been developed jointly by the company's Global R&D Centres in Chennai, India and Enschede, the Netherlands, especially for the

Ford of Britain announces new roles for three senior executives

Ford of Britain announced new management roles for three of its senior executives. This follows the appointment of Andy Barratt as Chairman and Managing Director, Ford of Britain, on July 1, 2015, succeeding Mark Ovenden after his appointment as President

July 22, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announces management changes

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced that John Kett, General Manager of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles APAC region, is leaving the organization to pursue other interests. On an interim basis, Mike Manley, Chief Operating Officer, APAC Region and

Ford recalls Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Lincoln MKS and MKT for parking brake issue

Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for 7,964 vehicles in North America, including certain 2015-2016 Ford Explorer, and certain 2015 Taurus and Flex, as well as Lincoln MKS and MKT vehicles for an issue with the parking brake. In these vehicles, the parking

Mercedes-Benz Style Eyewear Collection Autumn/Winter 2015

Progressive design and flawless functionality are the hallmarks of the 2015 Autumn/Winter Collection designed by Mercedes-Benz Style and Eyewear specialist Rodenstock. Incorporating newly developed materials, colours and shapes, the five styles of sunglasses

Hyundai Motor launches global sub-compact SUV 'Creta' in India

Hyundai Motor launched the global sub-compact SUV model 'Creta' in India. Creta marks Hyundai Motor's entry in growing sub-compact SUV segment with strong product offering boosting Hyundai Motor's product line up.

Creta offers a combination of power and style with

FCA's SSEP awarded Bronze designation in World Class Manufacturing

The FCA México Saltillo South Engine Plant (SSEP), located in Coahuila, Mexico, has been awarded bronze status for its results in implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM), becoming the third facility in the country and the 10th in North America to achieve this milestone.

July 20, 2015

Buick introduces 2016 Encore Sport Touring

Buick introduced the 2016 Encore Sport Touring – a more spirited take on the brand's popular crossover. It is distinguished by unique exterior cues and driven by an exclusive, all-new 1.4L turbocharged engine featuring direct injection and stop/start technology.

The exterior

July 19, 2015

Suzuki recalls its GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F models

Suzuki has confirmed a recall of its GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F models.

The recall affects 174 registered motorcycles in the UK, and has been instigated due to a radiator hose clearance concern.

Despite no reported issues in the UK, customer safety and satisfaction

July 18, 2015

Toyota announces pricing for Sporty Camry and Corolla special editions

Special Editions for special vehicles. Toyota’s Camry mid-size sedan, the best-selling car in America for the past 13 years, and Corolla compact sedan, the world's best-selling car of all-time, will be adding some extra summer sizzle with Special Editions for the 2016 model year.

July 17, 2015

FCA Foundation donates US$ 62,000 to 17 North Central Indiana Community Groups

The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of FCA US LLC, awarded grants totaling more than US$ 62,000 to 17 Kokomo and Tipton-area community organizations and programs that serve youth development & education, senior citizens, veterans and multicultural activities.

July 16, 2015

Visteon donates US$ 4,000 to support leadership-building program for students

Through its non-profit Visteon Fund, Visteon Corporation recently donated US$ 4,000 to support a leadership-building program for students at Tyler Elementary School in Belleville, Michigan, near the company's corporate offices and innovation center in Van Buren

July 15, 2015

Tata Motors opens its new 3S Dealership in Pune, India

Tata Motors inaugurated the first 3S facility of Excel Vehicles in Tathawade in Pune. Located off the strategic Mumbai-Pune-Bangalore Highway, the facility has 24 workshop bays and staffed by professionally trained technicians.With a capacity to handle about 100 vehicles

Jaguar Land Rover appoints a new dealer in Hyderabad, India

Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Pride Motors as its new dealer in Hyderabad. Pride Motors, Hyderabad, will offer the entire range of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles through the facility located at Road No 36, Jubilee Hills and a fully equipped workshop at Serilingampally, Botanical

July 14, 2015

Tata Motors inaugurates its commercial vehicle 3S facility in Karnataka, India

Tata Motors inaugurated a new dealership by establishing a state-of-the-art commercial vehicle 3S facility in Tumkur, providing customers with a complete experience of Sales, Service and Spares, all under one roof. Two more 3S facilities are developed in Davangere

GM invests US$ 1.4-billion for Arlington Assembly Plant upgrades

In its largest single plant investment in the US this year, General Motors announced US$ 1.4-billion for a range of improvements to its Arlington Assembly Plant to more competitively produce high-quality full-size SUVs.

The investment allows the plant to be reconfigured with

July 13, 2015

Honda starts its first automobile production plant in Africa; begins production of Accord

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it began local production of the Accord sedan in Nigeria, West Africa.

Honda Automobile Western Africa Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honda in Nigeria, established a new plant by installing automobile production facilities

July 11, 2015

Ducati launches modified Ducati competition - 2015 Ducati 'Speciale' Challenge

Ducati UK announced the launch of the 2015 Ducati 'Speciale' Challenge, a competition to find the best modified Ducati in the UK.

Ducati has always been synonymous with performance and design and most Ducati customers modify their bike in some way using the extensive

July 10, 2015

The Ducati 'Ride a Song' contest takes off

Ducati launches its Ride a Song contest and asks competition participants to propose the ideal motorcycle vacation paired with great music. The best 'road trip' wins a Multistrada Experience, an exclusive opportunity to ride the new Multistrada 1200,

Ford Motor Company Fund and LULAC announce 2015 Ford Driving Dreams Through Education grant winners

Ford Motor Company Fund announced a total of US$ 180,000 for the 2015 Ford Driving Dreams Through Education LULAC* grantees as they work together to promote on-time high school graduation and college enrollment among Latinos, the fastest-growing segment

Toyota Financial Services announces executive changes

Toyota Financial Services Corporation (TFSC) announced that Mike Groff, President and CEO of TFS USA, is appointed to CEO of the Toyota Financial Services Americas Region. Groff will now oversee TFS operations in the mainland United States, Canada, Puerto Rico,

Skoda builds new Emission Centre in Mlada Boleslav; VW invests more than €11-million

Skoda Auto is building a new Emission Centre in Mlada Boleslav. In partnership with the Volkswagen Group, the Czech car manufacturer will be investing more than €11-million into expanding the Engine Centre, which opened in 2014. The new centre is expected

FCA US invests US$ 166-million in Sterling Stamping Plant

FCA US LLC confirmed that it is investing more than US$ 166-million in three new press lines at its Sterling Stamping Plant, located in Sterling Heights, Michigan, to support increased product demand. The new press lines - already under construction - are

Miles Cooke and Mark Sheedy join Infiniti as Area Fleet Managers

As Infiniti starts to prepare itself for the introduction of the Q30 later this year, two key members of staff have joined the company to increase its focus on the fleet sales sector.

Miles Cooke from Surbiton, Surrey and Mark Sheedy from Gosforth, Newcastle have joined

Volkswagen develops new Golf for the racetrack

A new Golf for the racetrack. Volkswagen Motorsport is developing its first racing car based on the seventh-generation Golf. The production-based, 330 ps concept car is assembled in accordance with TCR regulations and is intended to help Volkswagen evaluate

National Fleet Manager bolsters Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles' senior team

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles welcomes Tracey Perry as its new National Fleet Manager.

Tracey is no stranger to the fleet world, joining the Volkswagen family following a successful career within the automotive industry. In her previous organisation, she

July 09, 2015

Jaguar Land Rover India launches new 2015 Lifestyle Collection

Jaguar Land Rover India announced the launch of new 2015 Lifestyle Collection for both men's and women's clothing, gifts, accessories and luggage items. All products have been specifically designed and developed by Jaguar Land Rover's in-house design

Renault-Nissan Alliance announces new Head of Alliance Manufacturing Engineering & Supply Chain Management

The Renault-Nissan Alliance announced that Jerome Olive has been appointed Alliance Executive VP, Alliance Manufacturing Engineering & Supply Chain Management, effective August 1, 2015.

Olive, currently Senior Vice-President, Manufacturing and Logistics Europe,

BMW India announces new prices for locally produced models

Celebrating the 'Make in India' initiative, BMW India has announced brand new prices for the portfolio of locally produced cars. BMW India has already strengthened its commitment to the Indian market by increasing the level of localisation at BMW Plant Chennai up to 50

July 08, 2015

Honda sets new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency

Honda has set a new Guinness World Records title for 'Lowest fuel consumption - all 24 contiguous EU countries (all cars)', recording an average 100.31 miles per gallon over 8,387 miles, in a 25 day drive across all 24 EU contiguous countries.

Behind the wheel

BMW India launches the new BMW X3 xDrive30d M Sport @ Rs. 59.9 lakh

The new model variant, BMW X3 30d is locally produced at the BMW Plant Chennai and is now available at BMW dealerships across India.

The M Sport package reinforces the agile character and dynamic presence of the BMW X3 even more prominently. Exterior features include

Kia Motors appoints Moyosola Fujamade as Press Officer

Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. announced the appointment of Moyosola Fujamade as Press Officer (Press Fleet Executive), a position left vacant after the promotion of Carly Escritt to Senior Press Officer. This appointment sees the press relations team grow to a total

July 07, 2015

Tommi Makinen leads Toyota Gazoo Racing's WRC Return in 2017

Toyota Gazoo Racing has determined its team structure leading up to Toyota's return to the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2017.

Toyota President Akio Toyoda will serve as Team Chairman while Tommi Makinen, a celebrated WRC veteran, will be offering his expertise

British-built new Honda Civic Type R destined for Japan

Honda Motor Company CEO, Takahiro Hachigo announced that the new Civic Type R, built in Britain, will be destined for customers in Japan.

The first units to be shipped from Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) are due to arrive in Japanese showrooms from

July 04, 2015

Volvo Cars adds a little luxury with Excellence Child Seat Concept

Volvo Cars' design team has completely re-imagined how children could travel safely in cars in the future. The move follows the Shanghai reveal of the XC90 Excellence and the Lounge Console Concept, which marked a bold and luxurious step forward

back to top