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Wednesday 28 September 2016

GM adds Opel diesel to Chevrolet Equinox line

The GM Group is expanding the American offer of diesel options and "gives" to the new Chevrolet Equinox also a 1.6 diesel engine, Opel branded.

The new powertrain supports in the engine range two petrol units, while the diesel offers also involve the compact Cruze and the Colorado pick-up.

Equinox is the first American Chevy to have an all-turbo engine range.

Wednesday 28 September 2016

New Honda Civic hatchback set to arrive at US dealers

The new Civic hatchback will debut at Honda US dealers immediately after the first appearance at the Paris Motor Show where it is on display as European premiere.

In the US market, the new Civic will be available only with the 1.5 liters, 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine and in the LX, EX, EX-L, Navi, Sport and Sport Touring versions.

Prices, without the Sport version, are between 19,700 and 25,300 dollars.

Wednesday 28 September 2016

More than 40,000 enthusiasts for the Next 100 Festival

Great success for the three-day event organized by BMW Group Italy at the Monza race track to celebrate the centenary of the BMW Group and the 50th anniversary of BMW Italy.

The Next 100 Festival (in an area of 46,000 square meters) has attracted more than 40,000 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce (as well as BMW Motorrad) fans.

Many children were present and more than 4,000 test drives were completed.

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Renault: agreement in China for the autonomous driving

Renault signed a memorandum of understanding with the Wuhan Caidian Ecological Development Group and with local partner Dongfeng Motor to join forces in creating an autonomous driving vehicles zone in Wuhan, Hubei Province.

The operations will start in November and Renault will be able to show its technologies in this sector.

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Jaguar Land Rover: more local parts in India

Jaguar Land Rover aims to significantly increase the product localization rate of parts for the production in India. Solution which will significantly reduce assembly costs.

Currently, six Jaguar Land Rover models are produced at the plant in Pune, owned by Tata.

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Ford and Sollers celebrate first year of production at the Russian engine plant

Ford and its local partner Sollers are celebrating the first year of production of the Russian engine plant in Elabuga.

Indeed, it was September 2015 when the factory has started to build three different versions of the 1.6 Duratec petrol engine and manufacturing capability has the potential to double the volumes to 200 thousand units per year.

Tuesday 27 September 2016

India-made Renault Kwid launches in South Africa

From the first days of November, the Renault Kwid built at the Chennai plant in India will also be available in the South African market.

The high demand for the new Renault model led the Indian factory at its full capacity and exports will be increased to other international markets.

Last August, for the first time since the commercial launch in the country, sales of Kwid exceeded the threshold of 10,000 units and the car now accounts for 75% of total Renault's sales in India.

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Toyota celebrates 20 years of its plant in West Virginia

Toyota celebrates the 20th anniversary of production activities at its plant in Buffalo, West Virginia, specializing in the engines and transmissions production.

Celebrations that coincide with further investment of 400 million dollars by the Japanese carmaker for a plant that annually builds 650,000 engines and 740,000 transmissions.

Parts that are produced in Buffalo currently equip Corolla, Sienna, Highlander, Camry, RAV4 and Lexus RX models.

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Hyundai to introduce Genesis brand also in China

Hyundai has announced that within two to three years it will launch the new Genesis sub-brand also in the Chinese market.

According to a top manager of the Korean carmaker the company is also considering local production of Genesis models.

More likely that the Hyundai Genesis cars would be imported into the country to compete in the premium segment.

Tuesday 27 September 2016

SsangYong to restart production in Russia

SsangYong has opted to resume assembly of its vehicles in Russia after a period when it halted production as a result of the downturn in the Russian market.

In particular the joint venture between the Korean carmaker and local Sollers will be restored after ended at the end of 2014.

For now, SsangYong aims to sell no more than 200-250 units per month in Russia.