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Mazda Motor Europe has confirmed that Neil Stuart Warrior, Director of Public Relations, was a passenger on Air France flight 447 from Rio to Paris. Mr. Warriorâ€™s death has not been officially confirmed, but yesterday parts of the Airbus were recovered in the Atlantic Ocean and it is unlikely that there were any survivors. â€œOur entire company is shocked and saddened by ......read more
DETROIT and SICHUAN, June 2, 2009 â€“ We were first shocked when the Indian company TATA took over the British car manufacturers Land Rover and Jaguar. Now, the automotive fans have to face another 'automotive' shock: HUMMER is getting a Chinese owner! Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co., Ltd (Tengzhong) and General Motors Corp. today confirmed details of their ......read more
Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel arenâ€™t the only drivers in the Red Bull Racing Formula One team. Its other drivers rely on a dependable fleet of vans and people carriers from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles for delivering parts to races across Europe, often at short notice, and for taking people to and from airports or events. Red Bull Racingâ€™s fleet of Volkswagen ......read more
DETROIT, June 2, 2009 â€“ General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), announced it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a buyer for HUMMER, its premium off-road brand. This transaction is the result of GM's strategic review of the HUMMER brand and the companyâ€™s ongoing restructuring efforts. The sale is expected to close by the end of third quarter of this year ......read more
DETROIT, June 1, 2009 â€“ General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM) today announced that it has reached agreements with the U.S. Treasury and the governments of Canada and Ontario to accelerate its reinvention and create a leaner, stronger â€œNew GMâ€? positioned for a profitable, self-sustaining and competitive future. Pending approvals, the New GM is expected to launch in about 60 ......read more
Jaguar UK has launched a high performance Police pursuit vehicle based on its award-winning XF Diesel S model. The first ever Police-spec XF is currently being evaluated by Police forces across the country. Geoff Cousins, UK Managing Director for Jaguar Cars, said: "Police forces are looking for vehicles that represent value for money, have good environmental credentials and deliver ......read more
Euro NCAP, the organisation that assesses the safety of new cars, today releases the results for six new cars. Five out of the six cars received Euro NCAPâ€™s maximum five star award. Euro NCAP is pleased to note that a number of less expensive cars were among these high performers. In these economically challenging times, consumers who wish to downsize their cars can still place ......read more
The Volkswagen Scirocco GT24â€™s powered by natural gas and petrol engines superbly mastered the worldâ€™s most difficult circuit marathon, the 24-hour race on the N?¼rburgring, by clinching two class victories. The Scirocco GT24-CNG with innovative EcoFuel technology of Vanina Ickx (B), Peter Terting (D), Klaus Niedzwiedz (D) and Thomas Klenke (D) won the category ......read more
When it comes to environmental performance, new Priusâ€™s achievements are not just about the fuel economy and clean running offered by its Toyota Hybrid Drive full hybrid powertrain. Toyotaâ€™s determination to reduce emissions and promote sustainability prompted it to research and develop the worldâ€™s first injection moulded material to be derived from plant ......read more
The tenth version of Mitsubishiâ€™s iconic Lancer Evolution models has a new performance flagship model to top its range, the FQ-400. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-400 is the fastest and most extreme version of Mitsubishiâ€™s motorsport derived machine. With 403bhp and 387lb.ft of torque on offer from its advanced, lightweight aluminium 2.0-litre turbocharged ......read more
BMW Motorrad has launched a striking Special Edition version of the R 1200 GS, the UKâ€™s favourite all-round motorcycle, to celebrate the 15th year of the 4-valve GS boxer twin. This limited edition model comes in Alpine white with a dual-colour seat and a distinctive black front â€?beakâ€™. To stand out from the ever-popular standard model, the SE version is supplied ......read more
GM Aftersales is pleased to announce that with immediate effect it will reduce the price of some of its packaged oil products including its popular 205 semi synthetic oil. The price reduction of between 2 per cent and 22 per cent effects six part numbers and is a result of the continuing falling cost of base oils. Mark Willis, GM Aftermarket Product Development Manager, said: ......read more
Aston Martinâ€™s factory entered V12 Vantage â€“ modified only slightly for competition â€“ has swept to a stunning debut class victory in the 37th N?¼rburgring 24 hour race, forming part of a double Aston Martin victory in the SP8 and SP10 classes. The near production standard V12 Vantage â€“ which finished in 21st place overall - saw off competition from a field ......read more
The new Mercedes E-Class Coupe just went on sale and BRABUS already presents an extensive tuning program for the new two-door. The pinnacle of the available performance tuning is the BRABUS 6.1 displacement engine. It has a rated power output of 462 hp (456 bhp) / 340 kW and propels the E 500 (US: E550) to an impressive top speed of 315 km/h (196 mph). Also on offer is ......read more
RM Auctions, in association with Sothebyâ€™s made history in Maranello as a 1957 Ferrari 250 TR, chassis no. 0714TR sold for â‚¬9,020,000 at the third annual Ferrari Leggenda e Passione event to set a new world record for the most expensive motor car ever to be sold at auction. Returning to its Maranello birthplace for its auction debut, the â‚¬9,020,000 sale price ......read more
BMW Motorradâ€™s highly-anticipated new entrant in the supersport motorcycle sector made its debut at last weekendâ€™s Monza Italy round of the World Superbike Championship. Europeâ€™s largest motorcycle manufacturer unveiled its new S 1000 RR model, the production version of its World Superbike racer. After several years of planning, design and development, BMW Motorrad ......read more
في إطار الشراكات الناجحة التي تعقدها شركة " اكسون موبيل " مصر، الرائدة في صناعة زيوت السيارات ، جددت الشركة التعاقد مع شركة " الرواس" - الموزع الرئيسي لسيارات " ميتسوبيشي " العالمية في مصر والوكيل العام لسيارات لايونسيل و اسيا ميكروباص، وذلك لمدة خمس سنوات قادمة تبدأ من عام 2009 وحتى عام 2014. ويأتي هذا التجديد ليؤكد على شراكة ......read more
Hiroshima-Cairo-Dubai / The road death rates in Egypt and the Middle East are among the highest world-wide. Therefore it is good to hear that the Mazda, one of the most popular brands in the region, has received five starts for the Mazda6 in the Euro NCAP Safety and Crash Test Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that the new Mazda6 has just been awarded the five-star maximum rating ......read more
The 007 Aston Martin Racing LMP1 car of Jan Charouz (CZ), Tomas Enge (CZ) and Stefan M?¼cke (GER) has finished on the podium of the Spa 1000 kilometres in Belgium following a magnificent fightback after the team started from the back of the grid. The 007 crew failed to set a qualifying time on Saturday as the result of a mechanical problem, which saw the Aston Martin Racing mechanics ......read more
A car used by the King of Italy to chauffeur Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and General Franco around Rome on State visits is to be auctioned in Monaco next week. The 1939 Fiat Torpedo, which will be sold by International Auction House, COYS, is expected to fetch more than ?£250,000. It was delivered to the Italian Royal Court in 1939 for the personal use of the Prince of Piemonte ......read more
30.4.2009 / Auburn Hills, Michigan â€“ Cairo, Egypt / It seems that the management and PR department of Chrysler Egypt, together with their 'funny' and completely incompetent PR company Rada Research, is living on a different planet. Instead of informing the media and the public â€“ including the Jeep and Chrysler owners in Egypt - about the current situation of Chrysler ......read more
What you are seeing here is the first teaser picture of the new Jaguar XJ, which will be officially revealed in July 2009 . This picture was revealed to the international media at Jaguar's press conference at the Shanghai motor show 2009 a few days ago. The new Jaguar saloon will be fully revealed on July 9 2009. Jaguar managing director Mike O'Driscoll confirmed that the all-new XJ ......read more
Gaydon, Warwickshire â€“ Cairo, Egypt / This weekend (26.4.2009), the elegant Aston Martin One-77 was finally unveiled to the public at the Concorso dâ€™Eleganza which took place at the luxurious Grand Hotel Villa dâ€™Este on the shores of the beautiful Lake Como, Italy. As we have reported before, the car was first shown at the Paris Motor Show 2008, where it was ......read more
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