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Ford to spend US$200 million on new wind tunnel complex

Ford to spend US$200 million on new wind tunnel complex

Consumers’ appetite for vehicles with greater fuel efficiency and performance has led Ford to invest in a new aerodynamic testing complex that will house a next-generation rolling road wind tunnel and state-of-the-art climatic chamber. The new facility will come complete with testing advancements that better match the technological development of […]

Update on Aston Martin’s hypercar project

Update on Aston Martin’s hypercar project

With design and engineering work on the AM-RB 001 progressing steadily, Aston Martin, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and project partner AF Racing have confirmed some of the key technical partners for the project which will see 150 units of the hypercar being built. Working to the exacting brief of both […]

Proton Iriz enters Indonesian market

Proton Iriz enters Indonesian market

PT Proton Edar Indonesia (PEI) officially launched the Proton Iriz in Indonesia earlier today at the FX Sudirman Mall in Senayan, south Jakarta. Prior to the launch, PEI had organized a media preview and test-drive session on February 9 in Sentul, Bogor. Indonesia is the second country after Brunei to […]

Porsche dealer leaks plans for a Cayman GT4 RS

Porsche dealer leaks plans for a Cayman GT4 RS

Ask any car enthusiasts about which car handles the best and there is a good chance that the answer will include a mid-engined sports car. Porsche enthusiasts too will admit that the Cayman and it’s mid-engine layout is one of the best handling Porsche’s ever. But because it is considered […]

10 million Toyota hybrid vehicles sold worldwide since 1997

10 million Toyota hybrid vehicles sold worldwide since 1997

Cumulative sales of Toyota hybrid vehicles (HVs) have passed the 10 million mark since the company launched the Coaster Hybrid EV in August 1997 and the Prius—the world’s first mass-produced hybrid passenger vehicle—in December of the same year. More than being just a numerical milestone, this demonstrates the staying power […]

Goodyear reports record core operating income for 2016

Goodyear reports record core operating income for 2016

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has reported solid net income and record core segment operating income in 2016. Full-year net income was US$1.3 billion while core segment operating income was US$2.0 billion. This was in spite of fourth quarter (2016) sales totalling US$3.7 billion, down from US$4.1 billion a […]

The most popular automotive brand on Instagram is BMW

The most popular automotive brand on Instagram is BMW

The BMW brand’s international Instagram channel has broken through the ten million followers’ mark, making it the most successful automotive brand on Instagram worldwide. Having posted its first image on Instagram (a high-gloss photo of a BMW 650i) in 2012, the impressive figure underlines the BMW brand’s commitment to social […]