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Saturday 20 April 2019

Opel alongside the Voice of Italy 2019

Opel is still protagonist of music alongside the Voice of Italy in the sixth edition of the talent produced by Rai2 in collaboration with Wavy.

The 2019 edition is joined by the German brand that will bring unique talents to the stage such as Opel Crossland X and Grandland X, two of the Opel SUVs that are highly appreciated by Italian customers.

The Opel SUVs will accompany judges and competitors in the episodes aired from April 23 to May 30 on Rai2, and will look for the best Italian voice ...

Saturday 20 April 2019

FCA wins another award for the Customer Experience developed by Mopar

The 18th edition of the CMMC Awards ceremony 2019, held by the Customer Management Multimedia Competence Club, was held in Milan on Tuesday 16 April 2019.

The programme selects some of the best projects in the sector, choosing companies which have made a vital contribution to the achievement of excellent results.

FCA was the only automaker to receive an award, presented for the multi-channel European Customer Experience programme developed and run by the Mopar brand. Available in 10 European countries, the contents plan involves all FCA brand customers, interacting with ...

Saturday 20 April 2019

China preps site to test AV tech on highways

China is building its first site to test autonomous vehicles under highway conditions amid a global shift toward technologically advanced and self-driving cars.

State-backed Qilu Transportation Development Group is using a section of an existing highway to create the test site in eastern Shandong province, a company spokesman said.

Construction on the 26-kilometer-long testing site began April 12, and it is expected to start operating in September.

The stretch of highway being converted to a test site has three tunnels, one bridge, three toll-collecting points, and many slopes, Qilu said ...

Saturday 20 April 2019

Cadillac plans 500 dealers in China

Cadillac is enjoying strong growth in China, prompting plans to add hundreds of new stores, executives of U.S. automaker said at a conference on Wednesday at New York Auto Show.

Cadillac President Steve Carlisle said that Cadillac would expand its network of dealers to 500 in China by 2025.

The company will launch a new product every 6 months for the next 3 years in China, Carlisle said.

Cadillac’s China sales rose 17 percent in 2018, and GM Chief Executive Mary Barra has said that the company aims ...

Saturday 20 April 2019

Porsche continues its Formula E preparations in Spain

Along with Mercedes, Porsche is the other big car manufacturer ready for official entry into Formula E starting next season.

Following the successful roll-out of the Porsche Formula E car at the test facility in Weissach at the start of March, in preparation for the debut regular driver Neel Jani from Switzerland and test and development driver Brendon Hartley from New Zealand, until last year in F1 with Toro Rosso, completed their first laps on the Spanish circuit of Calafat.

Porsche team have spent the past three days completing an ...

Friday 19 April 2019

Ford and Mahindra to co-develop midsize SUV for India and emerging markets

Ford Motor and Mahindra agreed to co-develop a midsize SUV for India and emerging markets in an effort to sustain profitability in the world’s third-biggest car market.

The new SUV will have a common Mahindra product platform and powertrain, helping to reduce product development costs and gain economies of scale, Mahindra and Ford said in a joined statement.

The agreement signed by the two carmakers reinforces progress they have made since announcing a strategic alliance in September 2017 and powertrain-sharing and connected-car solutions a year later.

The two companies ...

Friday 19 April 2019

Honda retool Ohio plant to prepare for electrified autos

Honda will stop second-shift production on one assembly line at its flagship Marysville Ohio complex in August so the factory can be retooled to make electrified vehicles.

The company declined to identify electrified vehicles that will be made in Ohio. Electrified vehicles can be anything from a mild hybrid to a fully electric model.

The Japanese automaker has three Hondas and three Acuras that are currently electrified: The Clarity, which is offered as a plug-in hybrid, battery-electric or fuel cell vehicle, as well as the Accord hybrid and Insight hybrid ...

Friday 19 April 2019

Camp Jeep 2019 to host the european preview of the new Jeep Gladiator

Jeep has revealed the location of the 2019 Camp Jeep and announces a European preview that will make the sixth edition of the annual get-together even more exciting.

The flagship event for all Jeep owners and enthusiasts, which will take place in Italy, in the famous town of San Martino di Castrozza (TN) on July 12 - 14. it will offer to all Jeep fans and owners a first chance to get up close to the new Gladiator.

First revealed to the world at the Los Angeles Motor Show in late ...

Friday 19 April 2019

Jaguar I-Pace awarded in New York "World Car of the Year" 2019

The "Road to the World Car Awards" journey concluded Wednesday with a awards ceremony that opened the New York International Auto Show.

The Jaguar I-Pace was a triple winner in three award categories: "World Car of the Year", "World Green Car" and the 2019 "World Car Design of the Year".

Audi A7 Sportback was awarded as World Luxury Car, Suzuki Jimny is the World Urban Car 2019 while the McLaren 720S is World Performance Car of the year.

This is the first time in the World Car Awards’ 15-year history ...