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Renault Twingo named 2015 ‘Design of the Year’

Renault Twingo named 2015 ‘Design of the Year’

The Renault Twingo has been awarded the title of ‘Design of the Year’ in the 2015 Fleet World Honours at a ceremony held on 19 May at the Royal Automobile Club in London. The All-New Twingo was launched in the UK last autumn and has already scooped a number of major industry awards including TopGear

Hyundai Chairman meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Hyundai Motor Group’s Chairman Mong-Koo Chung met with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi today to exchange ideas on Korea-India’s auto industry’s cooperation and mutual development.  India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promoted market-friendly policies to boost growth in India’s economy. India’s auto industry’s annual sales have increased 3.2 percent under Modi’s strong leadership, this year

Navistar Opens Proving Grounds In New Carlisle

Navistar, Inc. has announced the opening of the its proving grounds in New Carlisle, Indiana where the company will test its entire portfolio of products:  Class 5-8 commercial trucks, school buses and military vehicles. Recently purchased from Robert Bosch LLC, the 668-acre site includes a three-mile paved and banked oval with several additional testing capabilities:

UN Alliance of Civilisations and BMW Group launch ‘Search for Innovative Projects’

The United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC) and BMW Group are pleased to announce the fourth edition of the Intercultural Innovation Award. Grassroots initiatives that are working to alleviate identity-based tensions and conflicts around the world using innovative methods are encouraged to apply online at interculturalinnovation.org. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Raytheon Secures Honda’s European Training Programme

Raytheon Professional Services GmbH (RPS), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company, has signed a long-term contract with Honda Motor Europe Limited for the outsourcing of all development of their Pan-European dealer training, as well as domestic training delivery operations in the UK and Germany. As part of the contract, RPS will manage Pan-European curriculum content development,

Mercedes-Benz to introduce new App

Mercedes-Benz creates an intelligent integration between Apple Watch and Mercedes-Benz vehicles with its new MB Companion App. The MB Companion App allows Mercedes-Benz costumers to search for directions on the Apple Watch or on iPhone initiating a complete door-to-door experience. A seamless integration unfolds: giving walking directions to the car on the Apple Watch, driving directions on the vehicle navigation system and again walking directions on the Apple Watch from the car

Mitsubishi opens new Proving Ground in Thailand

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced today the opening of a new product proving ground in Thailand*. The new proving ground will be used to conduct quality verification testing for products before they go into production and to further increase the quality and competitiveness of cars built in Thailand. In line with expanding local production capacity,

Honda Cars India to replace faulty Air Bag inflator of CR-V and Accord

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) today announced that it would carry out preventive replacement of Passenger Side Air Bag inflator of 575 units of CR-V manufactured in Year 2004 and Driver side Air Bag Inflator of 10,805 units of Accord manufactured from Year 2003 – 2007 as part of Honda’s global recall/ safety improvement campaign

Continental and MAN Strengthen Cooperation

The international tire manufacturer Continental is one of the major suppliers for MAN and is strengthening its long-standing partnership with the truck and bus manufacturer. Conti EcoPlus tires from Continental’s Generation 3 truck tires are standard fitment on the highly fuel efficient long-haul vehicle MAN TGX EfficientLine 2. Furthermore, MAN adds Conti Hybrid as well