June 20, 2013

Hyundai Genesis received J.D. Power highest initial quality segment ranking

J.D. Power announced that the Hyundai Genesis received the trophy for the highest initial quality in the midsize premium car segment. The award comes from the J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS). The Initial Quality Study, now in its 27th year, serves

McLaren to showcase Le Mans heritage at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 18 years after victory

McLaren confirmed that the 1995 race-winning McLaren F1 GTR will take to the Goodwood Hill at this summer's Festival of Speed. The all-conquering chassis F1/01R will be joined by the one-off prototype of the McLaren F1 LM, famously built to honour the victory

Ford more than doubles China engine production capacity with new Chongqing plant

Ford took the latest step in its historic industrial expansion in Asia Pacific with the official opening of a US$ 500-million new engine plant in Chongqing at its joint-venture in China Changan

SsangYong sales & service now available in Cardigan, Cheltenham, Christchurch, Nelson and Yeovil

The importer of Korean SsangYong cars, SsangYong Motor UK, has added a further five locations to its network of franchised dealers.

The new appointments are:
> Autovillage, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
> BV Rees, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire

Ford Higher Apprenticeships support new generation of professional engineers

Ford has announced a new four-year Higher Apprenticeship Programme to encourage a new generation of engineers into the automotive industry.
A Ford Higher Apprenticeship in Product Development Engineering includes a degree-level qualification,

General Motors receives most initial quality awards

General Motors built on a strong performance in last year's J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study, placing about 50 per cent of its vehicles in the top three of their respective segments with a company-best eight segment awards.

GMC ranked second

Lexus LS receives in J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Initial Quality Study

The Lexus LS flagship luxury sedan receives the highest score among all models in the industry in the 2013 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS) with 59 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100). This is the sixth year in a row the LS has had the highest score in the

Mazda MX-5 Miata and Mazda2 receive awards in 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

In J.D. Power and Associates' 2013 Initial Quality Study (IQS), the MX-5 Miata sports car and the Mazda2 subcompact both receive awards for the highest initial quality in their respective segments.  Additionally, Mazda5 ranked second in its segment.  This is the seventh time

Volkswagen Group makes new appointments to key sales positions

Dr. Andreas Offermann (56) has been appointed Executive Committee Member for Sales and Marketing of Seat S.A. with effect from September 1. He is to succeed Paul Sevin (62), who will continue to be active for the Group as a consultant and will report direct to Christian

June 19, 2013

Volvo trucks delivers 9,689 vehicles in May, an increase of 4 per cent

In May 9,689 Volvo trucks were delivered, an increase of 4 per cent compared with the same month last year.

In Europe 3,556 vehicles were delivered during May, down 11 per cent compared with May 2012. An extensive product renewal is under way with five new

Volvo Cars of North America appoints Dean Shaw as new Vice-President, Corporate Communications

Volvo Cars of North America (VCNA) announced that Dean Shaw, most recently the Director Brand & Insights, Marketing, Volvo Car Corporation, has been named Vice-President, Corporate Communications.

"Dean has been instrumental in helping to globally define, develop

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