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Monday 20 February 2017

BMW will expand its offer in China with Brilliance

The consolidated joint venture between the BMW Group and Brilliance China will enrich the product offer, now divided on 3-Series, 5-Series, 2-Series and X1 models.

The new models will be launched by the end of next year and they will cover the 1 Series Sedan and X3. In addition, soon the BMW-Brilliance plant in Shenyang will start the assembly also of the renovated 3-Series and 5-Series, as well as the X3 SAV.

Starting in June, finally, the 5-Series will have also a long wheelbase variant.

Monday 20 February 2017

Seat starts well its 2017: January sales up 16,5%

A positive new year start for Seat global sales. The Spanish brand has in fact closed January by registering 32,300 units, representing a 16.5% increase over the first month of 2016.

This is the best January in 14 years. The Seat's performance was positive in 2016 as it did in the previous three years, and if we consider the period between 2012 and 2016, the manufacturer of the Volkswagen Group has gained about 30% in sales volume.

Monday 20 February 2017

Finnish Valmet to start production of the Mercedes GLC

At the presence of the Minister of Economic Affairs of the Helsinki Government, Mika Lintila, the Finnish Valmet Automotive has officially started the production of the new Mercedes GLC at the plant in Uusikaupunki.

On the occasion, to the numerous guests of the ceremony organized to celebrate the milestone, it has been shown in detail all the manufacturing process leading to the birth of Mercedes model, for which the manager of the factory is Andreas Kellermann.

The assembly of the GLC is only the latest of several chapters of the ...

Saturday 18 February 2017

Great Wall to develop a new premium SUV

Great Wall, the Chinese carmaker that is leader locally in the sport utility sector, is developing a new premium SUV that will be marketed in the country in the coming months.

It is a model of the Wey family, whose offer will be further expanded in the future with other versions.

Last year, Great Wall has registered 938,000 SUVs (of which 581,000 Haval H6) for a 10.4% market share.

Saturday 18 February 2017

Jaguar Land Rover opens a new training academy in Singapore

Jaguar Land Rover has launched a new training academy in Singapore, the first in the emerging regions of Asia/Pacific where the carmaker intends to consolidate its position.

They will be trained over 5,000 managers through the efforts of 300 skilled technicians.

Saturday 18 February 2017

BMW SciAbile already involved 1.000 people

The SciAbile project is the longest of those provided in the SpecialMente CSR plan made by BMW Italy.

Launched in 2003, the ski school for the disabled in Salice d’Ulzio has already involved 1,050 people and it has provided 10,000 hours of free lessons.

Testimonial has always been Alex Zanardi and this year also participates Emiliano Malagoli, pilot of the Althea Racing team.

Saturday 18 February 2017

Seat Division to produce new VW Group's transmission

It will the plant in El Prat de Llobregat, managed by the Componentes Division of Seat, to produce the new VW Group's MQ281 transmission.

It is a six-speed manual transmission destined to cars built on the MQB platform (VW will begin with Passat).

The operations will start in 2019 with an annual production capacity estimated at 450,000 units.

Saturday 18 February 2017

Mitsubishi launches refreshed Outlander SUV in Japan

Honda has unveiled an upgrade version of its Outlander SUV that will debut in the Japanese showrooms on March 2nd.

The model is in production at the plant in Okazaki (on the same production shift of the Pajero) and it is powered by 2.0 and 2.4 gasoline engines combined with a continuously variable CVT transmission.

Significant improvements in security systems and infotainment.

Friday 17 February 2017

Type R, Clarity and NeuV: trio of Hondas on display in Geneva

Honda drops three aces for the Geneva Motor Show. World premiere for the series production version of the new Civic Type R with a 2.0 Vtec Turbo engine (the production will start in the summer at the British factory in Swindon).

Also on display, the evolution of the Clarity Fuel Cell and the European premiere of the NeuV concept with an all-electric power.

Friday 17 February 2017

Pagani “opens” its Huayra: it will be in Geneva, 100 units produced

"The search for beauty as a fundamental concept, a work of carefree art, smart and in topless".

So Pagani defines its latest creation, the Huayra Roadster, which will be on display as world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show and it will be built in only 100 units, that are already all booked with a price of 2.135 million Euros each.

The open variant of the Coupe has an engine derived from the Huayra BC and then by a AMG biturbo engine with 764 hp that allows a top ...