After the much success of the Land Rover's flagship Range Rover Evoque, which took the prestigious brand into the compact world of sports utility vehicle, it is planning to open up its premium SUV line to a new breed of customers by lowering the prices of its base model by $2000 in 2013. The Evoque which made its global debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, sold more than 80,000 units prior to the first year of its production and near about 6,000 units this year itself.
The premium auto importer Eton Import Company will test-drive the world's first 100% electric vehicle (EV) the Nissan Leaf with Nissan Motor Thailand (NMT), as both need to give it in Thailand.
Eton wants to see how nicely the Leaf performs and how convenient it can be in urban areas, too as investigating its maintenance.
"I want to try the new technology as there are many questions in my mind about the vehicle," said Eton Import managing director Peerasut Tantiyankul. Eton wants to study the viability of importing the car and its particular maintenance.
It has been a long period since the auto market of United States, until recently the leading in the world, hasn't observed such a big amount attached to its annual performance data. Based on a study held by consulting company A.T. Kearney, this condition will not last long, though.
Joint venture of Ford Motor Co. in China will spend $350 million to construct the company's initial transmission plant in the world's biggest auto marketplace. The company said Thursday how the factory in Chongqing in southwest China is going to be able to construct 400,000 six-speed automatic transmissions.
Toyota is currently the only top brand among African-Americans, with fifteen percent of the new-vehicle marketplace. It is based on marketing and information analysts at Polk, who listed Chevrolet, Ford, Nissan, and Honda as runners up, each with further than ten percent of the market.
The pace of new model introductions in the United States auto marketplace is predicted to choose up within the next 3 years, with General Motors and Ford Motor going for a lead, based on a Bank of America-Merrill Lynch report.
General Motors continues to be ranked number one from the Patent Board with the most variety of good quality patents approved for creating innovative technologies in the automotive industry.
Vice president of GM's for Research and Development Alan Taub faced that it was the company’s power efficiency works for its car model designs helped them create the top just right The Patent Board’s scorecard.