South Korean carmaker Kia has announced that it would not sell its 'Provo' car in the UK.
The announcement followed a parliamentary motion by DUP MP Gregory Campbell, arguing that the name `Provo' was often used for the Provisional IRA during the Northern Ireland Troubles. The motion stressed that it would be offensive to victims of the Provisional IRA.
Kia responded that it had no plans to launch the car in the UK, where it could be offensive to victims of the Provisional IRA, and added that the model was a special one planned for a Swiss motor show.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), which is owned by Indian auto giant Tata Motors, has revealed its plans to increase investment and double employment at its engine plant in Wolverhampton.
Ralf Speth, chief executive of the British luxury car maker, announced that the management had decided to increase investment at the engine plant from a previous plan of nearly £350 million to more than £500 million.
The luxury car maker is also spending £2.75 billion to boost sales of vehicles, such as a nine-speed gearbox Land Rover and the Jaguar F-Type.
Renowned auto giant Nissan has announced that it would introduce its all-new version of its Note to the world at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
Nissan's new car, which has been dubbed as the first of a wave of "bold new models," will be manufactured at the company's Sunderland plant in the UK.
Designed by Nissan's Technical centres in the UK and Spain, the car will directly target the likes of Ford's best-selling Fiesta.
Chinese car manufacturer Zhejiang Geely on Friday confirmed that it purchased world-famous London black cabs maker Manganese Bronze, which had slipped into administration last year.
Geely, which already owned nearly 20 per cent of Manganese Bronze, acquired the remaining the business and its assets through its newly established British subsidiary Geely UK, for £11.04 million.
The deal safeguarded all 107 of the British production jobs in Coventry.
The Indian arm of German luxury auto giant Mercedes Benz has declared that it supports industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers' (SIAM's) position on not including automobile sector in the proposed free trade agreement (FTA) with European Union.
Mercedes Benz India said it might opt to make its Chakan-based facility as an export destination in case the proposed FTA with European Union takes effect for the automobile sector.
Renowned German luxury brand Mercedes-Benz on Sunday introduced its forthcoming CLA small sedan to the world, ahead of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The new Mercedes-Benz CLA, which has been designed keeping up-&-rising Generation Y buyers in mind, is slightly smaller than the existing C-Class.
But, while the C-Class remains a conventional sedan, the new concept car features swoopy curved-back looks. The C-Class is the smallest car that Mercedes sells in the United States.
The North American Car and Truck of the Year jury panel, comprising 50 auto journalists, has announced the finalists for the 2013 award which will be presented at the Detroit auto show in January.
The finalists selected in the 2013 Car of the Year category are the 2013 models of three sedans - the Cadillac ATS, Ford Fusion, and Honda Accord; while the finalists in the Truck of the Year category are the Ford C-Max hybrid crossover/van, Mazda CX-5 crossover, and the 2013 Ram 1500 pickup, which has already been named `Motor Trend Truck of the Year' and `Truck of Texas.'
It has been revealed by Consumer Reports (CR) magazine that its tests have shown that the `47 miles per gallon (MPG)' claims of Ford Motor's two latest hybrid models - the new Fusion Hybrid and C-Max hybrid - are exaggerated.
According to CR, tests have revealed that the average MPG of both the new Ford hybrid models falls in the mid-to-high 30s range; while Ford has been claiming that the vehicles are capable of giving 47mpg in the city as well as on the highway.
On Wednesday, Chevrolet brand owner, General Motors (GM), unveiled the new, high-tech 6.2-liter V-8 engine for the company's next-generation model of Chevrolet Corvette.
The engine of the new Corvette model - which will be introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2013 - will replace the existing 6.2-liter powerplant of the 2013 Corvette; and will be the first of the fifth generation of GM's "small block" V-8 engines.
On Wednesday, top-notch Japanese automaker Toyota Motors announced the recall of 7.43 million vehicles, because of a faulty power-window switch which can lead to it overheating and even melting in extreme cases.
The sprawling recall affects over one dozen models from the models years of between 2005 and 2010, in a number of countries including US, Japan, Europe, Australia, Middle East, China and a few other Asian countries.
With its all-electric Leaf witnessing slow sales, Nissan has been - since the beginning of September - offering big discounts as well as affordable lease options to the customers interested in purchasing the car.
While the actual cost of the Leaf begins at $36,050 - inclusive of shipping charges -, Nissan is now offering the car at a $2,999 down for 32 months and $219 per month lease; thereby marking a $30 reduction from the $249 per month lease deal which was being offered by the automaker earlier this year.
At a prolific Thursday event in Amsterdam, Ford Motor announced its upgraded European line, which - among other vehicles - included revamped versions of its van fleet --- the new 2014 models of the Transit, Transit Connect commercial van and Transit Connect Wagon.
The newly-unveiled refreshed version of the Transit - which has been assembled at Ford's Claycomo factory - is a tall van styled like the Sprinter; and it will replace Ford's E-Series commercial and passenger van in the US from next year.
Towards the conclusion of the 2012 Paris Motor Show, German automaker Volkswagen (VW) unveiled the first images of its seventh-generation Golf hatchback --- a re-engineered model boasting a evolutionary appearance, thanks to the new MQB - modularen querbau, or modular transverse - platform on which it is based.
The new 2013 Golf - scheduled to hit the European markets in November, and the US markets in about a year from now - has notably sharp looks, premium interiors, economical new gasoline and diesel powertrains, as well as top-of-the-class safety features of its mainstay hatchback.
The all-new 2013 Pathfinder was unveiled by Japanese automaker Nissan in Lower Manhattan on Thursday, amid the company's claims that the fourth-generation SUV will boast the best fuel efficiency in its category.
According to the details shared by Nissan, the new seven-seat Pathfinder - which was confirmed in early 2012 - does away with the boxy style of the present Pathfinder model in favor of a curvy new look that works its way across the line-up.
Close on the heels of Ford Motor’s Thursday recall of nearly 500,000 Escape and Maverick sport-utility vehicles over an issue with stuck throttles which can lead to unintended acceleration, Mazda revealed in a Friday announcement that it was recalling over 200,000 Tributes because of the same problem.
Giving the reason for the recall, Mazda said that it was due to “potential interference between the engine cover and the speed control cable” that as many as 217,500 Tributes – from model years 2001 through 2008 – equipped with V6 engines and speed control cable were being recalled.
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