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Ford Claims Title for World’s Largest Billboard Certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

Ford is now the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title-holder for the Largest billboard in the world after unveiling a 5,265 m2 advertisement – equivalent to 20 tennis courts – for the new Ford EcoSport sports utility vehicle (SUV) on the iconic Espana Building in central Madrid, Spain. A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS official adjudicator inspected the 2,000 kg installation and verified ...

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Rolls-Royce Cullinan Conducts Final Challenge Ahead Of Launch

Three years after the beginning of a gruelling testing programme that has seen it conquer every corner of the globe from freezing snowfields to searing deserts, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan will undertake The Final Challenge to prove itself Effortless Everywhere in the public eye. In an unprecedented partnership, Rolls-Royce and National Geographic will work together to publish daily film and photograph ...

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BMW M5 Wins 2018 World Performance Car Award

…Beats Honda Civic Type R, Lexus LC 500. Road to World Car journey concluded on Thursday at the New York International Auto Show with the declaration of the BMW M5 as the 2018 World Performance Car. This is the seventh time that a BMW has won a World Car award in 14 year history. Previously, the company won the inaugural World Urban Car award ...

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Why Volkswagen Parks 350,000 Cars in ‘Graveyard

Over 350,000 recalled Volkswagen diesel vehicles worth over $7.4 billion are parked in different ‘graveyard’ locations around the U.S. while 28,000 vehicles have already been destroyed. According to a recent court filing, the German automaker has been storing hundreds of thousands of vehicles around the United States for months. Volkswagen has 37 secure storage facilities around the United States housing ...

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Hyundai Launches New-Generation Accent In Africa and Middle East Markets

Hyundai has officially launched the fifth generation of its popular Accent small car in Africa and Middle East markets, building on the strengths of previous models with Hyundai’s latest design and engineering innovations while also maintaining Accent’s unbeatable value proposition for buyers. Highlights of the new model include a completely new exterior design and comfortable high-tech interior. More efficient powertrains ...

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Daimler Launches New Electric Vehicle into Chinese Market

Daimler and BYD Automotive Industry Co., Ltd. On Monday  launched the new DENZA 500 battery electric vehicle from their joint venture, Shenzhen DENZA New Energy Automotive Co., Ltd. Engineered and produced in and for China, the new DENZA 500 offers Chinese customers a comprehensive upgrade through a refreshed exterior design and extended electric range. The DENZA model combines Daimler’s vehicle ...

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Trials Bring Jaguar Land Rover Closer To Self-Driving Cars as an Everyday Reality

Jaguar Land Rover’s self-driving cars can find spaces by themselves and park without any driver input. The self-driving valet demonstration is a step towards making self-driving cars an everyday reality, with technology that removes stress from urban driving. It took place on open public roads in Milton Keynes as part of Jaguar Land Rover’s work with UK Autodrive, a consortium ...

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Global Kia Sportage Sales Hit Five Million

Kia Motors is celebrating five million cumulative sales of its global best-selling Kia Sportage compact SUV. Launched in 1993, and spanning four generations since, the Kia Sportage has achieved this milestone on the year of its 25th anniversary. The latest model, launched in 2016, is more popular than ever, with average global sales of 38,000 units per month in 2017. “We ...

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BMW Group under Investigation over Software Update Allocation Error

… Plans to Recall 11,400 Affected Vehicles The BMW Group has confirmed that the Munich public prosecutor has opened an investigation regarding a software update which it mistakenly allocated to around 11,400 BMW 750d and BMW M550d vehicles. On 20 March, employees of the prosecutor’s office searched two BMW Group locations in connection with the investigation. In a statement released ...

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