Industry official Joerg Schreiber says there are indications the rate of decline peaked in the second quarter, and “a gradual improvement to the point of stabilization in the coming months” can be expected....More
Sales of two new-era Datsun models launch in 2014 in India, Indonesia and Russia, followed later in the year by South Africa. The brand targets an “optimistic” middle class in those emerging markets....More
The agreement between Bogdan and JAC results from a special import duty on new cars with 1.0L to 2.2L gasoline engines that was introduced by the Ukrainian government in mid-April and is intended to protect domestic auto makers....More
The auto maker is considering strengthening ties to its partners Renault and Nissan. But those companies are in no rush to grow the relationship, developing their own projects in Russia instead....More
While growth is seen slowing in Russia and other major emerging markets such as China, it is buoyant compared with the 5-year slump in Western Europe sales, or the decade of decline Japan suffered....More
The JV called Alliance Rostec Auto, which is registered in the Netherlands, will serve as a stable, long-term operator of AvtoVAZ, maker of the Lada brand. Renault plans to hold a controlling 50.1% stake by mid-2014....More
Last year, Hyundai was the first automaker in the world to sell a vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Hyundai Vice Chairman Woong-chul Yang makes it clear the automaker plans to be a trailblazer in hybrids as well as fuel cells....More
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.