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Last ‘True’ Lamborghini For Auction

A special 1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV, believed to be the very last Lamborghini to leave the Sant’Agata factory before Volkswagen took full ownership, will be auctioned at Silverstone Auctions’ sale at the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show. An important piece of Lamborghini history, the car is also believed to be the last Diablo imported into the UK as ...

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Kia Sells Over 200,000 Vehicles in January

Kia Motors Corporation announced on Friday its January 2016 global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 204,662 units sold. This figure represents a 3.6% year-on-year decrease compared to the same month of 2015. In January, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in the ...

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Hyundai Wins iF Design Award for 3 Consecutive Years

All-new Hyundai Elantra and Tucson have won prestigious iF Design Award 2016 in “Product” discipline, under “Automobiles / Vehicles / Bikes” category. Hyundai models have won the prestigious award for three consecutive years, with Genesis awarded in 2014 and i20 in 2015. This year’s recognition, says the Korean auto maker, further validates Hyundai Motor’s continuous strive for design and quality ...

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Daimler Nets €8.9 Billion Profit in 2015

…Proposes for Shareholders Highest Dividend Ever Daimler AG (ticker symbol DAI) grew profitably once again in 2015 and once more achieved record levels of unit sales and revenue, as well as EBIT from the ongoing business, Group EBIT and net profit, with contributions from all divisions. For the year 2016, due to the very attractive and highly competitive product ranges ...

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Honda Launches New Africa Twin App

Honda Motor Europe has introduced a unique new way to view the new CRF1000L Africa Twin – the Honda Africa Twin app. The app uses CGI, advanced 3D modeling and augmented reality to allow use of smartphone to take a close-up look at the Africa Twin (both ABS and DCT) in three colours available (CRF Rally, Africa Twin Tricolor and ...

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Kia Wins iF Design Awards Seventh Year in Succession

Kia Motors has clinched two new awards to add to its growing collection of prestigious prizes for the outstanding design of its cars. Both of the Korean brand’s newest models – the Kia Sportage compact crossover and Kia Optima saloon – have received prestigious iF Design Awards, making 2016 the seventh year in succession that Kia has won this coveted ...

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Nissan Builds World’s First Seven-Seater Bobsleigh

Nissan has challenged convention with the launch of the world’s first seven-seater bobsleigh in Innsbruck, Austria. The X-Trail Bobsleigh was inspired by the design of the Nissan X-Trail and undertook its inaugural run at the historic Olympic track in Igls, piloted by British Olympic medalist Sean Olsson. Nissan worked with bobsleigh experts to transform a traditional four-man sled into an ...

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Hyundai Motor Company Records Profit Decline in 2015

…Forecasts Better Performance in 2016 Hyundai Motor company, South Korea’s largest automaker, recorded a decline in its worldwide operating profit at the end of 2015, despite making a worldwide sale of 4.96 million vehicles in the year under review. As contained in a release posted on the company’s Global News website last week, the profit decline was due to weak ...

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Qashqai Named Businesscar Crossover Of The Year

One of the UK’s leading publications for company car drivers and operators – has named the Nissan Qashqai its Crossover of the Year. The British-built model took the title – the nation’s fifth best-selling car – took the title in the face of increased competition in the crossover segment. The award, announced this morning, is particularly significant as it was ...

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