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Friday 25 May 2018

Nidec-PSA emotors joint venture is established

In recent days, the joint venture Nidec-PSA emotors, dedicated to the design, development, production and sale of electric traction motors (investment of 220 million dollars) was ratified.

The signing on the agreement was affixed by the President and General Manager of Nidec Leroy-Somer, Shigenobu Nagamori, and by the number one of the PSA Group, Carlos Tavares.

Already hired 40 engineers who have reached the headquarters of the joint venture in Carrières-sous-Poissy, near Paris, waiting for another 30 to arrive at the end of summer.

The electric powertrains designed by ...

Friday 25 May 2018

Volkswagen Golf always at the top in Europe

Based on the traditional data released by Jato Dynamics, Volkswagen Golf was the absolute leader in the ranking of the best-selling cars in Europe also in April.

The car has conquered 39,356 continental customers, equal to a growth of 13% compared to the same month of 2017.

On the other two steps of the virtual podium, in order, the Renailt Clio (27.322 units) and the Volkswagen Polo (26.339 units).

The top ten is completed by Ford Fiesta, Peugeot 208, Volkswagen Tiguan, Dacia Sandero, Renault Captur, Skoda Octavia ...

Friday 25 May 2018

The first units of KUV100 were delivered to the Mahindra network

Just over a month after its launch in Rome with a test drive - Safari Photographic on the subject of the Dolce Vita, Mahindra completed the delivery to the network of the first units of its KUV100 for the Italian market.

The compact citySUV is striking for its captivating and gritty design that combines the appeal of an SUV with the practicality of a city car.

With a length of 3.7 meters and a five-door configuration, the KUV100 is powered by a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder petrol engine with 82 hp ...

Friday 25 May 2018

Italgas competition: the Fiat 500L Natural Power to a 26 year old customer

It is concluded the "180 of these days" contest, promoted by Italgas to celebrate its 180 years of history during which it contributed to the economic and social development of the country by bringing gas to Italian homes.

There was a Fiat 500L Natural Power at stake, which was won by the 26 year old Mariano Scarfizzi from Casalnuovo di Napoli.

The delivery ceremony took place at the FCA Motor Village showroom in the Campania capital.

By the end of the year, the approximately 2,500 vehicles that make up ...

Thursday 24 May 2018

BMW starts work to expand its Leipzig plant

The BMW Group has begun work to expand its Leipzig plant, where it is investing over 300 million euros.

The goal is to increase the production rates of 100 thousand units compared to today, bringing them to around 350 thousand vehicles per year by 2020 and will in particular increase the assembly of the "i" range models, from 130 to 200 units per day starting from next autumn.

The Leipzig factory currently builds with reference to the "i" offer, the i3, the i8 and from last March also the new ...

Thursday 24 May 2018

Bugatti produced the Chiron number 100

Bugatti celebrates the production of the hundredth unit of the Chiron.

The milestone unit assembled at the Molshein plant is destined for the Arabian peninsula, where the supercar finds fertile ground (2.85 million euros paid out), with an external carbon blue finish combined with the black of the alloy wheels.

In the leather interior dominates the red color. With the number 100, Bugatti has reached a fifth of the total production expected for the Chiron that delivers a superpower of 1,500 hp.

Thursday 24 May 2018

Kia unveils new Sportage with diesel mild hybrid powertrain

Kia updates the SUV Sportage with a mid-career facelift bringing the diesel-powered powertrain for the first time for the model.

It is the 2.0 diesel mild hybrid EcoDynamic+ powertrain that uses a 48 Volt system to support the diesel engine with the generator that recharges the battery recovering the energy during braking.

The micro hybrid propeller is able to reduce CO2 emissions by 4% in the Wltp cycle compared to 2.0 traditional diesels.

The Korean company is engaged in an authentic electrified offensive that will lead it to ...

Thursday 24 May 2018

Skoda to invest up to 1 billion euros in India

Having obtained the green light from the Volkswagen Group, Skoda will invest up to 1 billion euros to consolidate its commercial activities in India where, moreover, the Czech company's sales last year saw a growth of about one third to 17,400 cars.

On the other hand, the Indian market is constantly expanding so much that it is estimated to win the fourth place in the world by 2020, behind only China, America and Japan.

Thursday 24 May 2018

Kia's Indian factory will also produce the Carnival MPV

It is now almost all ready for the start of production activities in India's first Kia plant, which will be operational from 2019 initially with the assembly of the B-segment SUV based on the SP Concept that the Korean manufacturer unveiled at the latest New Delhi Auto Expo.

The factory is in an advanced phase of construction in the city of Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh region.

The novelty of the last hours is that the plant will later host the production of the Carnival minivan, currently at its third generation ...

Thursday 24 May 2018

GM Cami plant at the milestone of 5 million vehicles produced

General Motors celebrates the production milestone of 5 million units at the Cami Assembly plant in Ingersoll, Michigan, since 2011 owned by the Detroit giant only after its previous partnership with Suzuki.

The milestone model was celebrated by all the factory workforce who paid homage to the 5 millionth unit on the three assembly lines, a Chevrolet Equinox.

This is an SUV for which to build the current generation at the plant the brand have invested about 800 million dollars.

The plant is preparing to celebrate its 30th anniversary having ...