Google Search and Google Navigation are 2 apps most used when driving in US and Western Europe as per a Strategy Analytics survey. The Automotive Consumer Insights (ACI) report “The Connected Car: Consumer Interest and Current User Experience” reveals 48% smartphone owners in the US use apps while driving. The number is 37% in Europe and 78% in China.
Top Marques Monaco 2014 opening day saw Prince Albert of Monaco take a look at the new QUANT e-Sportlimousine with nanoFLOWCELL(R) drivetrain concept. “We are delighted that Prince Albert showed a personal interest in our new revolutionary drive technology for an electromobility with a promising future. He was thrilled by the idea of using a flow cell to achieve such performance figures all-electrically and with zero emissions. He wished us lots of luck for the next steps in the development”, said a delighted Nunzio La Vecchia, Head of Development of nanoFLOWCELL AG, about the prince’s extremely feedback.
At the backdrop of New York International Auto Show, BMW i3 was announced as 2014 World Green Car. The car was part of an initial entry list of 14 new cars, shortlisted to 3. the other finalists were Audi A3 Sportback g-tron and Volkswagen XL1. “To have the BMW i3 named World Green Car of the Year is a great honor,” said Dr. Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW. “From the production process onwards, the BMW i3 is a truly sustainable vehicle, created with the needs of the 21st century city in mind.”
Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the recipient of the 2014 World Luxury Car award at New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). This is the 1st year for the World Luxury Car award. The category was created to recognise higher-price premium cars being sold in more limited numbers globally.
A conference hosted by New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) and Bridgestone Corporation revealed Audi A3 as 2014 World Car of the Year. Previously Audi has won 7 times. These include 2005 World Car of the Year title, 3 World Performance Car titles in 2010, 2008 and 2007, and 2 World Car Design of the Year titles in 2008 and 2007. Audi A3 premium compact sedan triumphed an initial entry list of 24 global cars, a shortlist of 12 and 3 finalists. This year’s finalists were BMW 4 Series, Mazda 3 and Audi A3.
Nissan showcased its all new 2015 Murano at New York International Auto Show 2014 along with its Sport Sedan Concept, that first premiÃ¨red in Detroit at the 2014 North American International Auto Show earlier this year. Both standing together expresses Nissan’s flamboyant styling cues being shared between crossover and sedan to make equally sounding appeal.
General Motors India sold 6,601 cars in March 2014. When compared to 9,006 units sold in March 2013, this equates to 26.7% sales decline. In April 2014, Chevrolt India sold 2,293 units of Beat, 1,351 units of Tavera and 1,310 units of Enjoy.
Refreshed in format and exclusive in design, the new 2015 Chevrolet Cruze made its debut at the 2014 New York Motor Show. New Chevrolet Cruze sedan gets a few changes to both its exterior and interior makeup though powertrain options stay same.
World Rallycross driver, Anton Marklund announced his 2014 Summer Global X Games invitation following negotiations by his management agency, The KINC. The 21 year old is one of few motorsports talents to compete at the ESPN X Games.He gets behind his No.92 Volkswagen Polo RX Supercar to compete against 22 other rallycross drivers in Austin, Texas.