A Malaysian government official says the JV between Chinese automaker BAIC and local manufacturer Amber Dual aims to penetrate the Southeast Asian market with its population of 550 million people....More
Naomi Ishii wants Toyota to address challenges facing India. This includes improving fuel economy and reducing both pollution and road fatalities. The assumption is that an automaker helping solve these problems will increase sales....More
More than 600 people, an all-time high, attended the WardsAuto Interiors Conference this week in the all-new conference facilities at Detroit's Cobo Center for keynote speeches, panel sessions and award presentations for Ward's 10 Best Interiors and the College for Creative Studies Student Design Competition.
The automaker's recall of 5 million cars equipped with potentially dangerous airbags supplied by Takata may impact sales in Japan, Senior Managing Officer Sho Minekawa says, but adds, "We want to make sure we take the right steps."...More
Some analysts attribute Hyundai’s and Kia’s success to having the right products in the right place, with beneficial synergies and economies accruing from their interconnected affiliated companies....More
Hyundai had a 21.2% share of India’s car market in the year’s first three months, but its lack of light trucks left its share of total light-vehicle sales at 13.7%. New utility vehicles are meant to raise overall market share to 20% by 2020....More
The government says it will take fluctuations in the value of the ruble and other currencies into account when determining the percentage of locally sourced components required in foreign automakers’ car-assembly operations....More
“Governments can play a truly positive role – they have an important role to play,” Yves van der Straaten says. “The scrapping schemes have helped, but when they have stopped, we can see sharp decreases in new sales.”...More
The automaker says it is actively involved in the process of setting national EV charging standards in China, where analysts say Tesla sales have lagged in part because of limited charging infrastructure....More
The Cadillac V-Series of high-performance models enters its third generation with the '16 ATS-V sedan and coupe, arriving at U.S. dealers in the coming weeks and followed by the '16 CTS-V sedan. Here's a look at the evolution of the V-Series through the years.
EV buyers no longer will have to pay a 25% sales tax on vehicles already exempt from the import duties applied to fuel-based cars. They also are allowed to use bus lanes and can be parked at reduced rates....More
Additional North American production capacity in 2016 from a new plant at Volkswagen and increases at existing facilities among other automakers will raise available straight-time production to 18.4 million units....More
It used to be no one got to see the new model before its big reveal. Now automakers are leaking early glimpses of future cars and trucks through spy photographers and other means. Is this a good thing?...More