Analysts note that while this week’s expected verdicts are subject to a lengthy appeal process, rulings in favor of the workers will have a resounding effect throughout not only Korea’s automotive industry but also the entire manufacturing sector....More
A Korean newspaper says Hyundai plans to remodel a Beijing facility owned by its Chinese partner, Beijing Automotive Industry Holding, as well as work with its partner to develop a plant in Chongqing....More
Domestic automakers and global manufacturers’ Indian subsidiaries are exporting, or will export, both fully assembled vehicles and kits for local assembly in the importing country. Their market reach is worldwide....More
BMW reportedly is leading the development of the cars’ chassis, banking on its experience with aluminum, carbon fiber and high-strength steel to create a lighter and stiffer composite body structure, while Toyota is focusing on high-performance hybrid technology....More
The parents of crash victim Brooke Melton reached a settlement with the automaker last September for a reported $5 million, but a Georgia state judge says they can proceed with a new lawsuit based on information emerging from this year's recall of 2.6 million GM vehicles....More
The new C gets two excellent new gasoline engines, more space, top-notch active-safety equipment, solid driving dynamics, an available air suspension and a spot-on interior that looks and feels truly premium....More
The new C-Class sets up a showdown with the BMW 3-Series, consistently the best-selling luxury car in America and one that has pummeled the C for years. But look out, Bavaria. In the past two years, sales of the previous-generation C have been catching up with the 3.
More than two-thirds of all Japanese-brand models sold in Europe now are produced there, an industry group says. Imports from Japan fell to 371,576 units in 2013, down 8.2% from 401,870 compared with prior-year....More