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Hyundai Elantra Tops Segment In J.D. Power Tech-Experience Study
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 22, 2017 : The J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Tech Experience Index StudySM, named the 2017 Hyundai Elantra highest in overall owner experience with vehicle technology in the compact segment. Read Full Story

Hero Motors invests Rs.150Cr, installs new manufacturing unit under joint venture with Kiriu, Japan
New Delhi , Sept 19 : Munjal Kiriu Industries Pvt Ltd, a joint venture between Hero Motors Company and Kiriu of Japan on Thursday launched its new manufacturing unit at Mandal near Ahmedabad, with an investment of Rs. 150 Crore. Read Full Story

VE Commercial Vehicles Begins New Approach to Product Development with Dassault Systemes
Mumbai, Sep 14: Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced at the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum India 2017 in Mumbai that VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV), a joint venture in India between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Limited, has chosen the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to cost-effectively develop and deliver innovative, high-quality trucks and buses to the growing commercial vehicle market in India. Read Full Story

911 GT3 with Touring Package celebrates its world premiere at the IAA
TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2017 : New addition to the Porsche puristic sports cars: The 911 GT3 with Touring Package will be unveiled at the 67th International Motor Show (IAA), which takes place from September 12 to 24, 2017 in Frankfurt. Read Full Story

Volkswagen plans to electrify 300-car portfolio by 2030
New York [USA], Sept 12 : Keeping in line with the ongoing shift to electric vehicles (EVs), German automotive manufacturing MNC Volkswagen announced their plans to electrify their 300-odd cars by 2030, thus projected to increase the number of hybrids and full-EVs available over the next decade. Read Full Story

Differential taxes on hybrid vehicles important for promoting them: SIAM
New Delhi , Sept 11 : The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Monday opined that the introduction of differential taxes on hybrid cars is necessary to encourage hybrid vehicles. Read Full Story

New Holland Agriculture Unveils Methane Powered Concept Tractor
London, United Kingdom, Sep 11: A sustainable vision for the future of farming was unveiled today at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, USA. Read Full Story

Escorts Unveils India's First Electric Tractor Concept and Global Tractor Series
NEW DELHI, September 8, 2017 : Escorts Ltd, India's leading engineering conglomerate today launched India's first Electric and Hydrostatic concept tractor and an expanded global portfolio of tractors for the export and domestic market in 22 HP to 90 HP range under flagship brands Farmtrac and Powertrac, compliant with tier 4 emission norms of Europe and America amidst 43 International distributors. Read Full Story

Low motorisation rate an opportunity for auto industry to develop on electric vehicles: NITI Aayog CEO
New Delhi , September 7 : NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Thursday said the prevailing low rate of motorisation can be transformed into an opportunity for the automobile industry to carve its own path for production of electric vehicles. Read Full Story

2018 Mazda CX-9 Flagship Three-Row Crossover SUV Receives Long List of Upgrades
IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 6, 2017 : The 2018 Mazda CX-9 receives numerous technology updates and refinements, starting at an MSRP[1] of USD 32,130 Read Full Story

PESU launches Crowdfunding on Kickstarter for the E-bike with the world's fastest response time
NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2017 /PR Newswire/ -- On August 28, 2017, PESU E-bike, a bike with the world's fastest power response time, officially launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Read Full Story

Jaguar Land Rover: You're Hired! Gorillaz App Code-Cracker Lands a Job
GAYDON, England, September 4, 2017 : Global recruitment campaign proves successful as Jaguar Land Rover hires first engineer Read Full Story

UM Motorcycles Rides in Renegade Commando Mojave and Renegade Commando Classic
New Delhi, Sept 4: UM Lohia Two Wheelers, the Indian arm of the American motorcycle maker, UM International LLC, along with Lohia Auto is all set to ignite the passion for its riders by taking their biking experience to a completely different level with the introduction of brand new Renegade Commando Classic and Renegade Commando Mojave. Read Full Story

All-New Toyota Camry Ignites the Senses
PLANO, Texas, Sept. 2, 2017 : The all-new Toyota Camry is here with a striking new look and a hot new marketing campaign that's set to tap into drivers' emotions and the sensations they will feel when driving the vehicle. Read Full Story

Volvo Cars' new XC40 Delivers a Confidence-inspiring SUV Designed for City Living
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, September 2, 2017 : Volvo Cars, the premium carmaker, will bring a new standard of safety and user experience to the small SUV premium segment with the launch of the new Volvo XC40 this autumn. Read Full Story

2018 Mazda CX-3 Further Improves Upon the Subcompact Crossover Class With Added Refinement And Features
RICHMOND HILL, ON, Aug. 31, 2017 : Already a standout for its impressive fuel-efficiency, award-winning design, top safety scores, spirited driving dynamics and upscale amenities, the Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover SUV has undergone its first round of thoughtful improvements, treating drivers to an impressive value with available features they might not find in vehicles costing twice as much. Read Full Story

Honda surpasses 6L monthly sales, records 26pct YoY growth in domestic sales
New Delhi , Sept 1 : Amid festive fervor, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. on Friday announced that it has recorded six lakh sales in a single month for the first time. Read Full Story

Bonsdorff to adopt new role within Volvo group in Finland
New Delhi , Sep 1 : Volvo Auto India will soon announce Jyoti Malhotra, as the managing director after Tom von Bonsdorff, has completed his tenure in India and decided to pursue a new assignment within the Volvo Group in his home country Finland. Read Full Story

Yamaha reports sale of 77,887 units; registers 4 pct domestic growth
New Delhi , Sept 1 : Continuing its upward trend in domestic sales, including Nepal, Yamaha Motors registered a growth of four percent in domestic sales during August 2017 as compared to the corresponding period last year. Read Full Story

Tata Motors registers 26 pct sales hike; exports decline by 53 pct
New Delhi , Sept 1 : Automotive manufacturing company Tata Motors on Friday announced that passenger and commercial vehicles total sales (including exports) in August 2017 were at 48,988 vehicles, thus recording a 14 percent surge compared to August 2016. Read Full Story

2018 Hyundai Sonata Earns 2017 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Award
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 31, 2017 : In one of the industry's most demanding vehicle tests, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata earned the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's highest accolade for safety, receiving a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award when equipped with optional front crash prevention and dynamic bending headlights. The IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award helps consumers select vehicles that offer the highest level of crash protection. Read Full Story

Ballard Powered Fuel Cell Electric Bus Achieves 25,000 Hours of Revenue Operation
VANCOUVER and LONDON, Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today announced that a fuel cell electric bus powered by Ballard's FCveloCity-HD6 fuel cells has achieved a new durability record with more than 25,000 hours of revenue service. Read Full Story

Third Generation Porsche Cayenne Models Make Global Debut in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen
ATLANTA, Aug. 29, 2017 : Today Porsche unveiled the new 2019 Cayenne. The all-new Cayenne builds on the formula that started in 2003 while pushing performance boundaries even further through new technologies that significantly improve on-road performance and comfort. Read Full Story

Ram Launches New 2018 Harvest Edition
DECATUR, Ill., Aug. 30, 2017 : Ram is celebrating its agricultural bonds with a new model designed specifically for America's farm families. Read Full Story

Acura ARX-05 Completes Successful First North American Test
BRASELTON, Ga., Aug. 27, 2017 : The Acura ARX-05 completed two days of successful testing this week at Road Atlanta, as Acura Motorsports and Team Penske began an intensive development program for the new prototype in advance of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Read Full Story

KAI Group Opens its First KAI Shop in India at Select CITYWALK, New Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 26: KAI Group, a global company headquartered in Japan with a rich heritage and history of commitment to quality and innovation over 800 years, today announced the launch of its first exclusive store, 'KAI Shop' in India. The outlet is located at a premium shopping destination - Select CITYWALK in New Delhi. Read Full Story

Exit the Ordinary with MINI on Tour. The Iconic MINI Comes to Your City
Gurugram, Aug 26: MINI India has introduced MINI on Tour - an exclusive platform to provide the legendary MINI go-kart experience across 18 cities in India. The MINI on Tour will commence in Jaipur and travel to Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Agra, Lucknow, Kolkata, Indore, Ahmedabad, Pune, Goa, Mangalore, Mysore, Kochi, Coimbatore, Salem, Vijayawada and Bhubaneshwar from August to December 2017. Read Full Story

Volvo Cars Declares the End of Clutter Inside the New XC40 Small SUV
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Aug. 24, 2017 : Volvo Cars today declares an end to a problem faced daily by drivers around the globe: a lack of suitable and functional storage space inside their car. With its innovative approach inside the new XC40 small city SUV, set to be launched in the coming weeks, Volvo Cars takes the lead in the small premium SUV segment in terms of space, storage and all-round functionality. Read Full Story

Genesis G90 Named Top Luxury Car In 2017 AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 23, 2017 : Today, the 2017 Genesis G90 was named "Best in Class, Ideal Luxury Car" in AutoPacific's annual Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA). Read Full Story

Kia Sportage Wins Autopacific's 2017 Ideal Vehicle Award
IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 24, 2017 : The boldly designed Kia Sportage has won AutoPacific's 2017 Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA), earning the highest marks in the Compact Crossover SUV category. The IVA is the Sportage's second honor from AutoPacific following the Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) earlier this summer. Read Full Story

Harley-Davidson Rolls Out Eight New Cruiser Motorcycles In Largest-Ever Product Development Project
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 24, 2017 : Leading into its 115th Anniversary year, Harley-Davidson today launched five new Touring bikes and eight all-new Softail Big-Twin cruisers designed under the largest product development project in company history. Read Full Story

Volkswagen's electric microbus to enter markets by 2022
New York [USA], August 23 : German automotive MNC Volkswagen has announced that it will build an electric version of its Microbus which will be launched in the market by 2022. Read Full Story

Potomac Edison Customers Can Save USD 10,000 off the Price of an All-Electric Nissan LEAF with Special Rebate Offer
WILLIAMSPORT, Md., Aug. 21, 2017 : Potomac Edison customers in Maryland can save USD 10,000 off the price of a 2017 all-electric Nissan LEAF - simply by showing their electric bill and a copy of the official program flyer to a participating Nissan dealership. Read Full Story

Air90 Automotive launches exclusive store for 4X4 enthusiasts and off-roaders
New Delhi, Delhi, August 16, 2017 : Air90 Automotive launches exclusive store for 4X4 enthusiasts and off-roaders Read Full Story

Electric Scooters and Motorcycles Market in Asia-Pacific is Fastest growth due to Rapid Urbanization and Increase in Household Incomes
New York, New York, August 19, 2017 : The electric scooters and motorcycles have been categorized into 48V, 24V, 36v and are available in even more voltages like 60V and 72V. The speed of the scooter and motorcycle range from 30 km/hr to 70 km/hr. Read Full Story

Light Painting, SKODA's Unique Tribute to the Spirit of Independent India - Conceptualized by Bushfire
MUMBAI, August 17, 2017 : The launch of the new SKODA Octavia has been one of the most eagerly-awaited car launches of the year. The Octavia is especially unique as it is the car with which ŠKODA India started their innings in India. Read Full Story

Kia Canada announces pricing for all-new 2018 Kia Rio 5-Door
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 15, 2017 : Kia Canada Inc. (KCI) today announced pricing for the all-new 2018 Kia Rio 5-Door - the car that will deliver everything consumers did not expect, and more. Read Full Story

Acura to Unveil Redesigned 2018 RLX and new ARX-05 Prototype Race Car at Monterey Automotive Week
TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2017 : Acura will hold two global vehicle debuts during Monterey Automotive Week, August 15-20, showcasing Acura Precision Crafted Performance in both production and racing vehicles. Read Full Story

Versatile, Segment-Leading 2018 Honda HR-V Arriving
TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 11, 2017 : With its stylish coupe-like design and SUV functionality, the versatile and segment-leading1 2018 Honda HR-V begins arriving at Honda dealerships August 14 carrying a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP2) starting at USD 19,570. Read Full Story

Ram Truck Reveals the Most Powerful Pickup - 2018 Ram 3500
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 11, 2017 : Ram Heavy Duty with Cummins 6.7-liter diesel brings total torque to 930 lb.-ft., highest rating ever for a pickup Read Full Story

Subaru Canada: 2018 Impreza Offers Unmatched Value, Safety
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 10, 2017 : Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Impreza will be available in showrooms across Canada this autumn. The 2018 Impreza continues with the passive, active and preventative safety systems that enabled it to receive the highest possible safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) with its designation of Top Safety Pick+. Read Full Story

Mazda Announces Long-Term Vision for Technology Development, 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030'
HIROSHIMA, Japan, Aug. 8, 2017 : Mazda Motor Corporation today announced "Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030," a new long-term vision for technology development that looks ahead to the year 2030. As part of the new technology to achieve this vision, the company disclosed plans to introduce a next-generation engine called SKYACTIV-X in 2019. Read Full Story

GST Council Recommends Increase in Maximum Ceiling of Cess Leviable on selected Motor Vehicles to 25pc
New Delhi, Aug 7: The GST Council considered the issue of cess leviable on motor vehicles in its 20th meeting held on the 5th of August 2017 and recommended that Central Government may move legislative amendments required for increasing the maximum ceiling of cess leviable on motor vehicles falling under headings 8702 and 8703 including SUVs, to 25pc instead of present 15pc . Read Full Story

Epitome of Sportiness and Driving Pleasure: BMW Launches the New BMW 320d Edition Sport in India
Gurugram, August 3: The new BMW 320d Edition Sport was launched today in India. With its outstanding sporting characteristics and design, the BMW 320d Edition Sport amplifies the sporty and dynamic character of the BMW 3 Series. Read Full Story

Toyota to Field Entry in Pirelli World Challenge
PLANO, Texas, Aug. 2, 2017 : Toyota Motorsport's GmbH (TMG) 86 Cup Car will make its North American debut in the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) racing series at Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah, August 11-13. Read Full Story

Tata Motors witnesses 13 percent surge in domestic sales in July
New Delhi , August 2 : Tata Motors' passenger and commercial vehicle total sales (including exports) in July 2017 were recorded at 46,216 vehicles, higher by seven percent from last year (43,160 vehicles). Read Full Story

Minimizer Releases New Floor Mats for Western Star Trucks
BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn., Aug. 1, 2017 : In an effort to keep Western Star trucks looking spotless, Minimizer has released five all-new Custom Molded Floor Mat kits. Read Full Story

2017 Honda Clarity Electric Begins Arriving at California and Oregon Dealerships Today
TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2017 : Honda today announced the arrival of the 2017 Honda Clarity Electric sedan at select dealerships in California and Oregon. With a competitive introductory lease price of USD 269 (plus tax) a month for 36 months, the lease terms include an attractive allowance of 20,000 miles per year and 24/7 roadside assistance. Read Full Story

Strong Sales of Core Models Drive American Honda July 2017 Auto Sales
TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2017 : American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported total July sales of 150,980 Honda and Acura vehicles, driven by the success of core models even as tight supplies of certain products contributed to a slight decrease of 1.2 percent vs. July 2016. Read Full Story

Hyundai Campaign Reveals True Love is Just a Date
MARKHAM, ON, July 31, 2017 : Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. has launched today a first-of-its-kind campaign revelling in an interesting parallel: the similarities between car shopping and dating. Read Full Story

Kia Motors Introduces Niro Skill For Amazon Alexa
IRVINE, Calif., July 31, 2017 : After the Niro crossover captured a segment award in the 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced the Niro Skill for Amazon Alexa to deliver instant access to product information for the Niro Crossover vehicle, direct to consumers. Read Full Story

Porsche planning to enter Formula E
ATLANTA, July 28, 2017 : Beginning in 2019, Porsche will compete with a factory team in the Formula E Championship. As a result, the company will with great regret end its involvement in the LMP1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the end of the 2017 season. Read Full Story

Kia Motors And B.R.A.K.E.S. Expand Schedule Of Free Defensive Driving Classes For Teens Throughout The Midwest
IRVINE, Calif., July 28, 2017 : Kia Motors America and B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) are expanding both the number of locations and number of free defensive driving classes offered throughout the Midwest as part of an effort to help reduce the high rate of motor vehicle crashes involving teenage drivers. Read Full Story

The Daily Commute Made Better In National TV Spot For The Redesigned 2018 Hyundai Sonata
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 27, 2017 : For millions of Americans, one of the most frustrating parts of every workday is the traffic-clogged slog they face on their daily commutes. Read Full Story

Bollinger Motors Reveals B1 - World's First All-Electric Sport Utility Truck
NEW YORK, July 27, 2017 : Today, Bollinger Motors revealed the all-electric B1 sport utility truck to a global audience during a media event at the Classic Car Club of Manhattan. Read Full Story

Race-winning Acura NSX GT3 Offered for Sale Globally
TORRANCE, Calif., July 27, 2017 : The race-winning Acura NSX GT3 race car will be offered for sale around the world ahead of the 2018 racing season, it was announced today by Acura, Honda Performance Development and Honda R and D. The exposed carbon, race-ready NSX GT3 is offered for sale at a starting price of Euro465,000i. Read Full Story

Sara Price Named Winner of FIAT Brand and Hoonigan Search for Female Racer to Pilot Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Rally Car
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 27, 2017 : After the months-long competition, Price named as winner, giving her opportunity to compete at Mt. Washington, the nation's oldest hillclimb event, established in 1904 in Gorham, New Hampshire Read Full Story

Land Rover launches Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic in India
New Delhi , July 22 : Land Rover launched the Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic at Rs. 279 lakhs ex-showroom, India. It is created by Jaguar, Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) team and the design, the interior along with a powerful V8 engine claim to offer a more rewarding driving experience. Read Full Story

Kia Optima And Kia Sportage Ranked Top 10 Most Awarded Vehicles Of 2017 By Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com
IRVINE, Calif., July 26, 2017 : Kia Motors America (KMA) was honored when two of its popular models - the 2017 Kia Optima midsize sedan and 2017 Kia Sportage SUV - were named among the top 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2017 by Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com, a trusted source for consumers in the automotive space. Read Full Story

Datsun India launches more powerful redi-GO 1.0L
New Delhi, July 26 : Datsun India on Wednesday launched the highly-anticipated Datsun redi-GO 1.0L at Rs. 3, 57,333 with iSAT engine, which features more power, style and convenience for customers. Read Full Story


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