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Saturday 22 October 2016

Honda plans to increase its market share in India

In the coming years Honda will launch several new models in India with the declared aim of improving its market share in the emerging Asian market.

In particular, the Japanese manufacturer will monitor the upward trend of high-end segments in the country, where they are trying to focus also local competitors as Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai.

Among the new models to be launched by Honda, there will surely be a specific SUV made for India.

Saturday 22 October 2016

BMW to open in Korea a research centre for self-driving vehicles

BMW's local division has signed a memorandum of understanding with the authorities of the Korean Gyeonggi region for the construction of a research center dedicated to autonomous driving in Pangyo Zero City.

The latter is an industrial complex to be completed focused on the development of new technologies and the formation of several start-ups.

Saturday 22 October 2016

New Astra to debut in Oceania

Antipodes debut for the new generation of the Opel Astra, the European Car of the Year in 2016.

By year's end, the car (wearing the GM Group local Holden logo), will debut in the Oceanian markets of Australia and New Zealand and it will be required to replicate the success achieved in the last two years by the Insignia VXR, Astra VXR and Cascada.

Astra European orders have already exceeded 275 thousand units.

Saturday 22 October 2016

Mitsubishi to increase production in Indonesia

Misubishi plans to invest the equivalent of about 635 million dollars to add a new production shift at its Indonesian plant in Bekasi.

It will be introduced a new assembly system (similar to that used in the Japanese plant in Okazaki) and the goal is to increase the rates of production in the factory.

The plant's capacity is expected to grow to about 160,000 vehicles a year.

Saturday 22 October 2016

Jaguar Land Rover: 3 or 4 SUVs in India

Jaguar Land Rover is conducting a feasibility study for the possible direct production in India of 3 or 4 SUVs models.

Under scrutiny in particular the production at a facility managed by the owner Tata Group of Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Discovery and Jaguar F-Pace models.

The Jaguar F-Pace SUV has just made its official debut in the country.

Friday 21 October 2016

On 23 October 1981 it was born the legendary Ducato

It was October 23, 1981, and at the Sevel plant in Val di Sangro was produced the first example of a model that would make history in the light commercial vehicle sector.

This is the Fiat Ducato that in these 35 years has revolutionized the van/large volume vans segment taking advantage of the front-wheel drive, the engine power and the spacious cargo area.

Fiat Professional is celebrating the anniversary with a dedicated campaign, social activity on the Facebook page and an emotional video available from Sunday morning on its ...

Friday 21 October 2016

Renault will continue to invest in India

Encouraged by the great success that is enjoying the new Kwid compact SUV, Renault will continue to invest in India with the aim to further increase its volumes and market share.

The strategy will be to launch a series of new products by 2020, with the debut of a new model every year to challenge Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai.

Friday 21 October 2016

Kia records best ever Q3 European sales

Kia is stronger than the European market, and has achieved its best ever third quarter result in European sales.

From July to September, the Korean carmaker has indeed gained 14.4% on the same period last year to a total of 337,595 units and also the Continental market share rose from 2.7% to 2.9%.

The goal now is to overcome the fateful threshold of 3% and for the end of 2016 Kia expects an increase in European sales between 9% and 12% compared to 2015. Sportage is ...

Friday 21 October 2016

Mercedes on track to meet sales target in Malaysia

Mercedes is optimistic about growth in sales volumes in the emerging market of Malaysia.

The German company is on track to meet the original target of increasing registrations in 2016 to 12,000 units compared to nearly 11,000 in 2015.

Very well in the first nine months, with more than 9,000 vehicles sold.

Friday 21 October 2016

Audi confirms that its future EV will be e-tron quattro

CEO, Rupert Stadler, confirmed that the expected future Audi electric car will be distributed under the name e-tron quattro.

The model will go on sales in the course of 2019 and it will be produced at the Belgian plant in Brussels. The sales peak will be reached in 2022 with 36,000 units.