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European Automobile Industry Report 09/10 available on-line now

European Automobile Industry Report 09/10 available on-line now

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association ACEA has published, today, the ‘European Automobile Industry Report 09/10’ and the accompanying leaflet ‘Automobile & Society – State of Affairs, Priorities of the Future’. In its dialogue with policy makers, the European automobile industry focuses on four main areas: environment, mobility, market and economy, […]

1000th MASERATI QUATTROPORTE REGISTERED IN THE UK

1000th MASERATI QUATTROPORTE REGISTERED IN THE UK

Maserati GB is proud to announce that the 1000th Quattroporte has just been registered in the UK, since its debut on UK roads in 2004. The 1000th car, a Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS in Blu Oceano with Sabbia leather interior, was delivered yesterday by Maserati GB’s Head of Sales Peter […]

Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S

Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S

The new Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S sets another milestone in the high performance luxury saloon segment. Conceived and developed as “a real driving machine in the guise of a luxury saloon”, the Quattroporte Sport GT S is the ultimate expression of Maserati’s sportiness in the Quattroporte range. The uniqueness […]

Volkswagen halts merger talks with Porsch

Volkswagen halts merger talks with Porsch

Volkswagen, Europe’s largest carmaker, has halted tie-up talks with Porsche as it said its smaller peer and major shareholder was not ready for a merger. The two companies had planned to meet on Monday to develop plans for a tie-up after the financial crisis scotched heavily indebted Porsche’s plan to […]

ASTON MARTIN V12 VANTAGE AND DBS VOLANTE

ASTON MARTIN V12 VANTAGE AND DBS VOLANTE

Aston Martin have today confirmed they will use the 2009 London Motorexpo as the platform for the UK debut of both their V12 Vantage and DBS Volante – following the world premieres of both vehicles earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. For the V12 Vantage, every component has […]

2009 Vw Passat R Line

2009 Vw Passat R Line

Volkswagen is revising its Passat saloon and Estate ranges, adding a new R Line model to give customers more equipment and value for money. The familiar Passat range line-up of S, Highline, Sport and SEL is replaced with a new streamlined selection of S, R Line and Highline.  BlueMotion remains […]

2010 Ford Mustang Scores 5-Star Safety Ratings

2010 Ford Mustang Scores 5-Star Safety Ratings

The 2010 Ford Mustang coupe has earned the U.S. government’s top 5-star crash-test rating, adding to widespread acclaim for the new car’s unmistakable design and upgraded performance that builds on the formula that’s made it America’s favorite pony car for 45 years. Ford has more U.S. government 5-star-rated vehicles than […]

GM headquarters likely to stay put in Detroit

GM headquarters likely to stay put in Detroit

General Motors intends to keep its headquarters in Detroit, even though its U.S. operations are in far worse shape than some of its growing overseas units, CEO Fritz Henderson said Monday. At a press conference Monday Henderson was asked about speculation that the company might move its headquarters away from […]

BMW opens Asia’s largest training center in Shanghai

BMW opens Asia’s largest training center in Shanghai

BMW AG announced the opening of BMW Shanghai Training Center, the biggest BMW training center in Asia on Monday, reported Xinhua news agency. The BMW Shanghai Training Center began construction in Shanghai Jiading Industrial Zone on March, 2008. Investment on the project totaled 100 million yuan (US$14.6 million) in the […]

Volvo recalls S80 cars in China over wiper fault

Volvo recalls S80 cars in China over wiper fault

Swedish automaker Volvo Car Corp said it started yesterday to recall 3,136 imported S80 sedans in China due to windshield wiper flaws, xinhuanet.com said. In a report to China’s top quality supervisor — the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, Volvo said it had identified a deviation in […]

FIA’s budget cap Q & A

FIA’s budget cap Q & A

Provided by the FIA’s press office. Why does Formula One need cost capping? Formula One faces a period of great uncertainty during this harsh recessionary period. Funding a team is increasingly seen as a discretionary spend for the majority of team owners and sponsors. To ensure a healthy grid all […]

2009 Mercedes Benz S Class

2009 Mercedes Benz S Class

Four years after the market launch of the W 221 model series, Mercedes-Benz is presenting the 2009 S-Class. Trailblazing innovations in the areas of comfort and drive engineering combined with state-of-the-art technology for enhanced safety consolidate the Mercedes-Benz flagship’s position as the brand’s innovation driver and underscore its pioneering role […]