Porsche Macan S launches with new V6 turbo engine

STUGGART, Germany — Porsche has expanded its range of compact SUVs with the addition of the powerful Macan S. The new model from the sports car manufacturer features a new three-litre V6 turbocharged petrol engine with a gasoline particulate filter. It delivers 260 kW (354 PS) and has a maximum torque of 480 Nm, representing…

NAIAS signs 7-year extension with Cobo Center through 2026, Announces 2020 Dates

DETROIT, Michigan — The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced it has signed a seven-year contract with Cobo Center to continue as its venue through June 2026 and confirmed show dates for June 2020. NAIAS’s move to the summer months creates new opportunities for participating brands to deliver dynamic exhibits and experiential opportunities both…

GM, Ford, BMW, Hyundai and Nissan nominated for Multicultural Media Luncheon

DETROIT, Michigan — Award nominees for the for 2019 Multicultural Media Luncheon were announced by Cheryl Ajamu, Creator and Executive Producer of the event. The Annual event which honours diversity within the auto industry for their achievements, will be held January 17, 2019 at the MGM Grand in Detroit, Michigan. Nominations for the event are…

AeroMobil and Baoneng Motor have signed Strategic Cooperation Agreement

SHANGHAI, China  — AeroMobil and Baoneng Motor signed a non-exclusive Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement today at the China International Import Expo 2018. During the last day of China’s most important trade event this year, both parties finalised discussions about the non-exclusive cooperation in the personal aerial vehicles (PAV) area and potential investment of Baoneng Motor…

Dubai Police start training on flying motorbikes

SAN FRANCISCO, California — California-based startup Hoversurf has gifted Dubai Police its first serial production unit of the S3 2019 Hoverbike and has begun training officers to fly it. Brigadier Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi, general director of Dubai Police’s artificial intelligence department, Said he aims to have hoverbikes in action by 2020. “Currently we have two…

Ford buys Spin, to launch scooters in Detroit today

SAN FRANCISCO, California — California electric scooter company Spin announced that it will be moving forward with Ford Motor Company. Spin will launch 400 of its dockless scooters in Detroit. The Dearborn-based automaker acquired the startup in a bid to expand its mobility offerings and reach a new customer base that needs short-distance transportation solutions….

Porsche and Hugo Boss agree Partnership

STUGGART, Germany —  Porsche has signed a multi-year cooperation agreement with the Metzingen-based fashion company. As the official clothing partner, Hugo Boss will equip the entire Porsche Motorsport team worldwide – both on the race track and in the workshop. The agreement also includes outfitting the future Porsche Formula E team. As from December 2019, the…

Hyundai Invests Additional US$250 Million in Grab

SINGAPORE — Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings Inc. (Grab), Southeast Asia’s leading O2O (online to offline) mobile platform, today announced an agreement under which Hyundai Motor Company (“Hyundai”) and Kia Motors Corporation (“Kia”) will invest an additional US$250 million into Grab and establish a partnership to pilot EV programs across Southeast Asia. Under the…