January 18, 2018

Personalisation Drives Auto Accessories Market Growth in...

The auto accessories market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is witnessing steady growth bolstered by a growing population and use of personal vehicles due to limited public transportation. Personalisation is quickly becoming a strong differentiator as customers look for ways to make"...

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January 17, 2018

Volkswagen Group evaluating fresh investments for new models...

German auto major Volkswagen Group is evaluating various options for the Indian market, including fresh investments for a completely new product range in the country, according to a company official. The Volkswagen (VW) group has various brands including -- Audi, Volkswagen and Skoda -- in the Indian market. On a standalone basis, VW also sells a range of models including Polo, Ameo and Vento in the Indian market. 'Volkswagen Group is currently studying several options which involve phased investments. These investments could range......

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January 16, 2018

GM bets on Mexican-made pickup trucks

General Motors Co's assembly plant in Silao, a city in Mexico's automotive heartland, cranked out more than 400,000 highly profitable, large pickup trucks last year, and is critical to the launch of a new"...

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January 15, 2018

Ford unveils future Ranger pickup for segment rivals dominate...

Ford Motor Co will officially take the wraps off its long-awaited Ranger midsize pickup truck, a year ahead of its arrival in showrooms, as rivals consolidate positions in a segment Detroit automakers once gave up for dead. Ford executives did not disclose prices or fuel efficiency ratings for the new Ranger during a briefing for the media ahead of the official unveiling at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. More than two years ago Ford telegraphed its decision to re-launch the Ranger midsize truck in North America......

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January 15, 2018

Panasonic Develops Scalable ''ePowertrain'' Platform for...

(AETOS Wire) -- Panasonic Corporation announced on Jan. 9, 2018 that it has developed a scalable 'ePowertrain' platform, a solution for the effective development of small electric vehicles (EVs). The platform is a systematized application"...

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January 13, 2018

Mercedes-Benz achieves record sales in 2017

Mercedes-Benz achieved its most successful year in 2017, increasing its unit sales by 9.9 per cent to sell a total of 2,289,344 vehicles.

The car division’s growth last year was driven in particular by the new E-Class Sedan and Estate and the SUVs, said a statement....

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January 11, 2018

Toyota, Mazda to build $1.6bn JV manufacturing plant in...

Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp have selected Huntsville, Alabama, US, as the site of their new joint-venture manufacturing plant, which represents an investment of $1.6 billion.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle joined the two auto giants during"...

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January 11, 2018

Ford sued for emissions cheating in diesel trucks

Chicago, After German automaker Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal, it is now the US auto giant Ford Motor that was accused of emissions cheating in a bid to promote its diesel engine trucks. A class action lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in Detroit in the state of Michigan, claiming Ford and German auto supplier Bosch of knowingly installing emissions-cheating software devices in 2011-2017 Ford 250 and 350 Super Duty diesel pickup trucks. According to Hagens Berman law firm, affected pickups which drivers paid $8,400 more than the gasoline edition for higher fuel efficiency, could pollute the air with NOx (nitrogen oxide) at levels up to......

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January 10, 2018

Hyundai launches 1.4L petrol engine in Next Gen Verna

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) on Wednesday introduced two new variants with 1.4L New Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine in the Next Gen Verna. The Next Gen Verna, which was launched in August 2017, has become a trendsetter in the Indian market and heralded a new chapter in Hyundai’s success story across the world. It has received over 30,000 bookings and 200,000 enquiries in India and over 10,500 units of export order from the global markets. It has been the most awarded car of 2017, winning 10 awards including the prestigious “Indian......

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January 9, 2018

ABB and Formula E Partner to Write the Future of E-Mobility...

(AETOS Wire) -- ABB and Formula E are teaming up in a ground-breaking partnership to champion e-mobility for a sustainable future. Since its first race in Beijing in September 2014, Formula E has established itself as the number one all-electric"...

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