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First Public Sighting of Steve McQUEEN’s 650CC Triumph Motorcycle on Which He Jumped in the Great Escape

A motorcycle famously ridden by silver screen icon Steve McQueen in The Great Escape is set to star in the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance at Salon Privé on Thursday 30th August. The 1962 650cc TR6R, which is presently on display at the Triumph Factory Visitor Experience at Hinckley in Leicestershire, has not been shown publicly since this celluloid classic was ...

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Rolls-Royce Builds for the Future

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that construction of a major development for the company is now underway. The district’s largest employer is building a new gated parking area on land adjacent to the manufacturing plant and head office, creating an additional 500 parking spaces. The development includes a dedicated car park for The March CE Primary School, located close to ...

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Saudi Lifts Ban on Female Drivers, but Many Keep off the road for fear of Backlash from sexists

Saudi Arabia overturned Sunday the world’s only ban on female motorists, sending Saudi women in wild celebrations as they take the wheel for the first time in decades. The much-trumpeted move is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plan to modernize the conservative petrostate — but it has been dented by the jailing of female activists who long opposed ...

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Volvo Launches New S60 Sports Sedan – First Volvo Car Made In The USA

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has revealed its new S60 luxury sedan at the company’s first American manufacturing plant outside Charleston, South Carolina. The new South Carolina plant was officially inaugurated on Wednesday. The combined car launch and factory opening reinforce Volvo Cars’ commitment to the US, an important market for the company and its new sedan. The new ...

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Kia is the highest ranked mass market brand in J.D. Power’s IQS for the fourth consecutive year

For the fourth consecutive year, Kia was recognized as the number one non-premium brand by J.D. Power in the 2018 Initial Quality Study (IQS), with a reported 72 problems per 100 vehicles.  Kia maintained its leadership position with segment-leading performances from the Sorento (Midsize SUV) and Rio (Small Car), while Optima (Midsize Car), Sportage (Small SUV) and Sedona (Minivan) placed ...

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Hyundai Motor Partners Atlético de Madrid

Hyundai Motor has today announced a multi-year partnership with Club Atlético de Madrid, becoming the club’s new Global Automotive Partner. From next season the Hyundai brand logo will be presented on the sleeve of the Club Atlético de Madrid jersey in all domestic competitions until 2021. It is the first time that Hyundai has established such a partnership in the ...

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2018 FIAT 500L Named Best Economic Performance Vehicle

The 2018 Fiat 500L has been awarded “Best Economic Performance” vehicle by the Automotive Science Group (ASG) in its 2018 Automotive Performance Index (API) study. ASG’s annual study found that the 2018 Fiat 500L offers the best value and economic performance of any model-year 2018 wagon. “The Fiat 500L stood out in the 2018 ASG study with its best-in-class economic ...

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Hyundai Holds Grand Ceremony for FIFA World Football Museum Exhibition

…Features World Heritage Objects Pelé, Maradona, Messi, Ronaldo, Others Hyundai Motor, the Official Automotive Partner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, on Monday held the grand opening ceremony of the special exhibition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, “FIFA World Football Museum presented by Hyundai” at Hyundai Motorstudio Moscow. This exhibition celebrates the FIFA World Cup™ through the ...

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BMW M5 Thrills in New Movie…Mission Impossible

…Stars Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Others in Race against Time after a Mission Gone Wrong The BMW Group announces its role as the exclusive worldwide automotive partner of the next installment of Paramount Pictures’ and Skydance Media’s legendary action film franchise, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” opening in cinemas around the world from 27 July. BMW has ...

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