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Friday 28 July 2017

Nissan's virtual reality to discover the new Qashqai and X-Trail

Countdown to the Italian commercial debut of the new Qashqai (in September) and the new X-Trail (in October). Not to have to wait for the fall, Nissan will accompany the launch with a series of virtual reality initiatives that will allow to discover as preview the two crossovers.

It's already possible to go to the sales network, to wear an Oculus and to live an exciting virtual reality experience with exclusive high definition and interactive videos.

In addition, the passengers who will travel to Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate ...

Friday 28 July 2017

Mitsubishi sales up 22% in Russia

Mitsubishi leverages the decisive recovery of the Russian market and closes June with local sales up 22% over the same month of 2016 to 1,712 cars bringing the total to the first half to 8,711 units, slightly increasing.

To support the upward trend of the Japanese carmaker in Russia is above all the Outlander SUV that is recording boom volumes.

Friday 28 July 2017

Hyundai expects Indian auto industry to grow by 15% over next two years

Hyundai predicts that the growth rate of the Indian market over the next two years will be around 15% compared to the current 8% trend.

The Korean carmaker aims to exploit the steadily upwards trend and announces that it will launch a new model each year in India starting from the new generation of Verna that will debut in August.

Next year will be the turn of a new hatchback and in 2019 of an unusual B-segment crossover, already renamed Carlino.

Hyundai is still firmly in second place in India ...

Friday 28 July 2017

Renault to launch its Dokker model in Russia by the end of the year

By the end of the year Renault will launch its Dokker light commercial vehicle in Russia in car and cargo versions.

The French carmaker will thus strengthen its position in a Russian segment where it is already active with the Master, Kangoo EV and Twizy Cargo models.

The local category of light commercial vehicles is growing steadily since it closed the first half with sales up 26% over the same period of 2016 to more than 41,000 units.

Friday 28 July 2017

Kia to start a roadshow in view of its debut in India

Kia is planning to organize a series of roadshows in the country to test the prospects for commercial success with local dealers in view of its official debut in India where it will start production and distribution from the second half of 2019.

Last April, the Korean carmaker signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the authorities of Andhra Pradesh's Indian region to build the first production facility in the Anantapur district, whose construction work will start in the fourth quarter of 2017.

The plant will carry a total investment ...

Thursday 27 July 2017

Nissan to unveil a second work shift at its Brazilian plant

Nissan officially inaugurated a second production shift at its Brazilian factory in Resende.

The initiative was made necessary to support the high local demand of the Kicks SUV, whose assembly took place last April in the industrial complex active in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Kicks debut led to the creation of about 600 new jobs with a 200 million dollars investment by the Japanese carmaker.

The Resende factory also builds March and Versa models and 3 and 4 cylinder engines.

Thursday 27 July 2017

BMW Milan and Rome are authorized dealers for classic cars and motorcycles

The subsidiaries of BMW Italia, BMW Milan and BMW Rome have become authorized dealers for the BMW Group Classic for classic cars and bikes.

Italy becomes the second European country after Germany to get this certification, while at the global level there are also the USA.

BMW Milano and BMW Roma are nowadays equipped with a series of professional equipments that characterizes the few national dealers qualified to handle Classic cars.

The employees of the licensed centers of BMW Italia subsidiaries attended training courses directly in Munich, at the BMW ...

Thursday 27 July 2017

Skoda starts production of the new Karoq

Skoda has started producing the new Karoq at the Czech plant in Kvasiny. The compact SUV will be delivered from October, after the preview catwalk at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Thanks to Karoq's debut, the Kvasiny plant's production capacity is expected to grow up to 295,000 units by the end of the year, leveraging the assembly of the larger Kodiaq SUV and Superb sedan and station wagon to offset the loss of Yeti.

Karoq's engine offer includes the 1.0 and 1.5 TSI petrol engines ...

Thursday 27 July 2017

Saic-GM-Wuling joint venture to start production in Indonesia

The well-established Saic-GM-Wuling joint venture, specialized in light commercial vehicles, has officially started manufacturing in Indonesia.

Thanks to a 700 million dollars investment, the company inaugurated the Cikarang plant, the first outside of China's borders, with an annual capacity of about 120,000 units.

The first result of the new operation in Indonesia will be the Confero S minivan, which will be marketed in the Asian country from the third quarter through the Wuling dealers.

In the joint venture, Saic holds 50.1%, General Motors China 44%, and Guangxi ...

Thursday 27 July 2017

Renault Kwid crosses 175,000 sales milestone in India in less than two years

Further confirmation of the success over the expectations for the Renault Kwid in India.

Just over two years after the official launch in the emerging Asian market, the compact SUV has already been purchased by 175,000 local customers and it continues to drive the growth of the French carmaker in the country.

From the introduction, Kwid has steadily been part of the top ten of the Indian ranking, keeping more than 10,000 registered units a month.

Kwid is becoming a true world car so much that today is ...