Volvo is recalling about 74,000 U.S. vehicles for an issue that might cause a seat belt to inadequately restrain passengers in a crash. The recall impacts each Volvo S60, S90, V60, XC60 and XC90 vehicles from the 2016-17 model years, Volvo spokesman Jim Nichols said. Nichols said the issue is caused by a connecting pin… Continue reading [AUTOBRANDS]#NEWS: VOLVO IS RECALLING 74,000 UNITS OF ITS’ SEDANS DUE TO FAULTY SEAT BELTS. READ:
Toyota has moved and consolidated its European advertising and media businesses into The & Partnership from Publicis Groupe agencies without a pitch. The & Partnership has been appointed as the lead creative, media and content agency for Toyota Motors Europe and will set up a bespoke integrated network for the brand called &Toyota. The agency… Continue reading [ADVERTISING]#PITCH: TOYOTA IS PITCHING TENT WITH THE & PARTNERSHIP IN EUROPE.
Innoson Group, Nigeria’s foremost indigenous motor manufacturing company has raised the alarm over what it described as sponsored and calculated smear campaign against it and its Executive Chairman, Dr Innocent Chukwuma, by some unscrupulous interest group. In a statement signed by Mr. Cornel Osigwe, Public Relations and Media Manager of Innoson Group, the company said… Continue reading [BRAND WAR]#AUTONEWS: INNOSON MOTORS IS AT WAR WITH GTBANK; LAMENTS BAD PR FROM RIVAL FIRM.
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) reported its first quarterly net profit in more than three years on Wednesday as record deliveries helped to offset rising expenses related to next year’s roll-out of the company’s mass-market Model 3 sedan. Tesla, led by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, recorded net income of $21.9 million, or 14 cents per share,… Continue reading [BRAND WEEK]#REPORT: TESLA RECORDS THIRD QUARTER PROFIT FOR 2016.
We just love Mercedes Benz and we pledge allegiance to be biased about this brand. When it comes to MB, with reckless abandon, we throw all sense of objectivity into a oblivion. Mercedes benz is a true definition of class. Mercedes unveiled not one, but two pickup truck concepts previewing the regular production version of… Continue reading [LUXURY BRANDS]#AUTO: MERCEDES BENZ ANNOUNCES THE X-CLASS PICK UP TRUCK CONCEPT 2017.
A new report claims Apple has ditched plans for its self-driving car, and some commentators are not impressed. In its place is a plan to develop an autonomous driving system, so the company can either work with manufacturers to give their car Apple-powered capabilities, or later return to the idea of building a car from… Continue reading [AUTOBRANDS]#GOGREEN: APPLE ENDS PRODUCTION OF APPLE CARS! EMPLOYEES FIRED!!
The German government wants Tesla Motors Inc. to stop using the term “Autopilot” in its advertising, claiming the word is misleading and potentially dangerous. Germany’s Transportation Ministry confirmed it asked Tesla to change the wording, according to sources on sunday. “In order to prevent misunderstanding and incorrect customers’ expectations, we demand that the misleading term… Continue reading [AUTOBRANDS]#GREENCARS: THE TERM ‘SELF DRIVING TESLA’ IS MISLEADING IN ADS; GERMANY WARNS.
The Mercedes Benz E-CLASS 2017 sure looks like a cross between the C-class and the S-Class. Packed with a 2.0liter; 4 cylinder turbo engine mounted on a mix of aluminum chassis and steel suspensions that come with optional selectable dampers between sports and comfort, the E-Class packs a punch of 9-speed automatic transmission delivering over 241… Continue reading [ADVERTISING]#TVC: THE MERCEDES BENZ E-CLASS 2017 TV COMMERCIAL. WATCH AD:
According to the 2016 study, released by interbrand last week, Kia has risen five spots to become the 69th most-valuable brand in the world. The global value of the Kia Motors brand has grown by 12 per cent over the last year, according to Interbrand’s exclusive list of the 100 ‘Best Global Brands’. The Korean… Continue reading [AUTOBRANDS]#MOTORING: KIA IS NOW THE 69TH MOST VALUABLE BRAND IN THE WORLD.
Few days ago Nigeria’s economic recession slidding to 2.06% was announced however this deeper revelations by Reuters are shocking. Read: Credits: Uly Laessing via Reuters * Nigerian factories starved of importation. * Vehicle plant halted for lack of engines * Africa’s largest economy in first recession since 1991 * GDP contracts by 2.06 percent in… Continue reading [WORLD POLITICS] #EXCERPTS: NIGERIA’S RECESSION, INNOSON JOB LAY-OFFS; THIS REUTERS’ REPORT SAYS IT ALL.
Yesterday in the north-eastern city of Qinhuangdao, Hebei province; New China TV announced the testing of the futuristic straddling bus that moves over traffic on a dedicated parallel road track. Watch 60sec infomercial here: The electricity powered 2m-high Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) straddles the cars and allows them to pass underneath it. The bus is able to… Continue reading [BREAKING NEWS] #GOGREEN: CHINA UNVEILS ITS FIRST ELEVATED STRADDLING BUS THAT WOULD MAKE BRT AND BIG CITY TRAFFIC LOOK WHIMSICAL. WATCH VIDEO:
Mercedes-Benz has pulled a TV commercial off air after criticism that the ad misleadingly suggests its new 2017 E-Class car has more self-driving capabilities than it actually does. “Is the world truly ready for a vehicle that can drive itself? Ready or not, the future is here,” says a voiceover in the ad , which… Continue reading [BREAKING ADNEWS] #ADFAIL: MERCEDES BENZ WITHDRAWS ‘SELF-DRIVING’ TV AD AMIDST CONTROVERSIES. READ: