MAN Trucks India appoints Joerg Mommertz as new CMD

MAN Trucks India, fully owned subsidiary of MAN Truck Bus AG, has appointed Joerg Mommertz as the new chairman and managing director of the company. Mommertz took charge of his new responsibilities from October 1, 2016. With an experience of 36 years, Joerg Mommertz began his career at MAN in 1991 as service manager and has held several management positions in Belgium, Scandinavia, Poland and Denmark. Previous to taking charge of his new responsibility, he was the managing director for MAN Trucks Bus Russia. Commenting on his new role, Joerg Mommertz said, “There is a strong focus by MAN Group in India, and I believe that I will be able to facilitate and nurture MAN Trucks India with most dynamic market focus on economic transport solutions. We will also continue to …

China's Great Wall Motors to launch new "high-end" brand BEIJING: China's Great Wall Motor , maker of the country's top-selling sport utility vehicle, plans to launch a new "high-end" brand next week, the latest attempt by a Chinese automaker to shake its association with cheap cars.The WEY brand will be launched on Nov. 16 ahead of the Guangzhou motor show, China's second most prominent auto exhibition of the year, the company said in an exchange filing on Thursday. The brand name appears to be a nod to Great Wall Chairman Wei Jianjun. Great Wall was an early mover in China's craze for SUVs with its H6 model topping sales charts going back to 2014. But thus far the brand has not been able to command the higher prices of foreign marques. "To gain the next level ...

Audi Sport to double RS range by 2018 2018 Audi RS 3 Things are about to get a lot busier at Audi Sport in the coming years as the official motorsport and performance arm of Audi launches a barrage of new models to catch up with close rival Mercedes-AMG. Audi Sport models include all the RS cars as well as the R8 supercar and total eight individual nameplates at present. Speaking with Autocar, Audi Sport boss Stephan Winkelmann said eight new additions will join the range between now and early 2018. “There is more to come,” he told the British publication. “We have one company, one name and we have a brand but we will remain exclusive.” Stephan Winkelmann Winkelmann, who successfully led Lamborghini over the past decade, was reassigned to Audi Sport in early...

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio video preview Nevermind that Alfa Romeo's new sedan just arrived, now we have an SUV to join the fray. Say hello to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The first SUV from the automaker and one that's named after one of the greatest roads in the world. This has huge expectations. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio borrows the rear-drive platform from the Giulia sedan, as well as its powertrains. Up top, a fire-breathing 2.9-liter turbocharged V-6 that makes 505 horsepower in the Quadrifoglio makes its way into the SUV and delivers the same sub-4 second 0-60 time too. MORE: Read hits, misses, and hold from the 2016 LA Auto Show Too spicy? Less expensive models deliver 280 horsepower from a turbo-4. In all cases, an 8-speed automatic shifts power to standard all-wheel ...

"Is increasingly insular America losing its touch?" C'mon America, your people deserve better than what you’re currently giving them. And the same goes for the peoples of other parts of the planet with a US presence. The Land of the Free (really?) hasn’t lost the talent, ambition and financial clout to do what’s required. It’s just that it’s not, on a global scale at least, making the most of these priceless strengths. True, what America does for most Americans during these troubled times is just about good enough. But for the rest of us? Er, no.  This ain’t about Donald Trump. It’s about America’s car companies – or at least some of them – who, as with their incoming leader, are too insular for their own good.     • Best American cars ever In...

Mazda Australia will load its new CX-5 with more standard features, more levels The all-new 2017 Mazda CX-5 will hit Australia in the first half of next year, and you can expect Mazda to build on the sales and marketing model that has seen the mid-sized SUV sell so successfully here since launching in 2012. At an end-of-year wrap for what has been another successful 12 months for the brand in Australia, Mazda committed to improving upon the CX-5’s standard offering. Mazda Australia Marketing Director Alastair Doak was keen to emphasise that there will be plenty to look forward to with the next-generation medium SUV. “I think it looks sensational, but you can call me biased on that front,” Doak said. “We can confirm however that the new CX-5 will offer second-row air vents and...

2015 Funny Car champion Del Worsham leaving Kalitta Motorsports Del Worsham, 2015 NHRA Funny Car champion, is leaving Kalitta Motorsports and rejoining his family-owned team.Worsham, 46, finished seventh in the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car standings.“It was a hard decision to leave a championship-caliber team such as Kalitta Motorsports,” said Worsham, who will be heading to Worsham Racing. “However, there is so much unfinished business with my family’s team, and I felt now is the time to do it. I am excited to see what the future holds. I cannot thank Connie Kalitta enough for giving me a shot in Scott’s car, and helping me achieve one of my ultimate goals: a Funny Car championship. I also want to thank Jim O (Oberhofer), Jon O (Oberhofer), Nicky Boninfante, the ‘YellaFellas’...

Android Auto To Be Made Available On The Mahindra XUV500 and Scorpio Cars are becoming feature rich and Mahindra is one such company which has kept its car up-to-date. It was in June 2015 that we told you that the company is all set to bring in Android Auto in both the XUV500 and Scorpio as updates in the cars in 2017.  The move comes after Mahindra Mahindra announced that it had become a member of the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), a global alliance of vehicle manufacturers, with leading edge technology, committed to bringing the Android platform to cars. Under the aegis of this association with Google and the OAA, Mahindra is getting ready to provide its customers with the next level of connectivity through Android Auto.As we've seen in many cars in India like the Hyundai Elantra, ...