GB Auto is the long-term distributor of Hyundai vehicles in Egypt, adding Mazda in 2010 and Geely in 2012, and now is stretching its regional presence to include direct distribution and aftersales operations via local partnerships....More
The auto maker says the Saudi government has expressed its intention to initiate, develop and support the automotive industry and sees JLR as a potential partner in strengthening its industrialization plans....More
Due to growing demand for personal transportation and an increasing focus on manufacturing to sustain economic growth, the government says it wants the country to become an important car-building hub in the coming years....More
The regional driver, South Africa, has an established auto industry and is experiencing solid growth. It’s where the auto maker’s key Port Elizabeth assembly plant is located and its Sub-Saharan Africa operations are based....More
Because of poor roads and rural conditions in areas where demand for armored vehicles is on the rise, International Armoring mostly modifies SUVs, including the Range Rover, Toyota Land Cruiser and Chevy Suburban....More
Supporters of the anti-counterfeiting measure say it would protect auto makers’ intellectual-property rights, but critics contend the treaty violates legally protected freedom-of-speech principles....More
Renault's CEO predicts global industry sales will grow 4% this year but decline 3% to 4% in Europe and fall 7% to 8% in France. He says the auto maker intends to maintain its momentum in overseas markets such as Russia and Brazil....More
The Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI, hosted its fifth annual Maker Faire Detroit this past weekend in highlighting the importance of grassroots innovation and problem-solving. Some 400 creators participated in this year’s event, including 100 for the first time.
“What we are finding is manufacturers are not only bringing technology in faster than we thought they would, they are also bringing different technology to fruition than what we anticipated,” says the EPA’s Michael Olechiw....More
The earnings swoon also reflected difficulties in international markets, specifically South America, where economic headwinds are affecting sales, and in Europe, where GM continues to book losses as it restructures its business....More
Popularity of this new breed of vehicles is growing rapidly worldwide, and more automakers are beginning to test the U.S. market, where buyers are expected to migrate from small hatchbacks and sedans....More
“We must recognize that fully driverless cars require a great deal more comprehensive testing and development before they can be made commercially available in the U.K. – or anywhere in the world,” says a top insurance industry official....More
The Henry Ford in Dearborn will host this weekend’s celebration of creativity in parts of the museum and adjacent parking lot. The family-friendly festival is like a traveling circus, highlighting the works of local tinkerers at each stop....More
Mercedes-Benz launched its first and only U.S. vehicle assembly plant in 1995. Officially known as Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, MBUSI has solely produced SUVs and CUVs for North America and export markets until production of the C-Class luxury sedan began in June.