Hyundai considers contract manufacturing to cut costs
Hyundai conducted due diligence on a contract car manufacturing plant site for possible investment, as the South Korean firm seeks ways to cut costs and conserve capital.
Japan looks to launch autonomous car system in Tokyo by 2020
A self-driving car service could be on Tokyo's public roads in time for the 2020 Olympics as Japan looks to drive investment in new technology to drive economic growth.
Japan's billionaire disruptor takes aim at cars
Japan's richest man, Masayoshi Son, is spending billions to expand his interests from phone services to autonomous vehicles.
Toyota plans to consolidate electronics parts operations within Denso
Toyota said it reached an agreement with Denso, its main supplier, to consolidate all core electronics component operations of both companies within Denso.
Japanese auto supplier pleads guilty to U.S. antitrust violations
Japanese supplier Maruyasu Industries will pay a $12 million fine after pleading guilty to conspiracy charges related to price fixing, bid rigging and distribution of steel tubes.
Japan investigators plan to raid Kobe Steel, report says
Japanese prosecutors will conduct an on-site investigation at Kobe's offices as early as Thursday, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported, opening the possibility of criminal charges against the company.
India delays plan to roll out 10,000 electric cars to 2019
India has pushed back a deadline to put thousands of battery-driven cars on the road by nearly a year, in a setback to its ambitions of having electric vehicles account for about a third of its fleet by 2030.
Musk says challenging India regulations preventing Tesla's entry
India has been wooing Tesla to set up a factory on its soil, but CEO Elon Musk isn't falling for it. At least not yet.
Japan prime minister defends its automakers against U.S. import probe
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would seek to convince President Donald Trump of the crucial role his country's automakers play in boosting the U.S. economy.
Uber pulls up in Japan with taxi-hailing service
Uber plans to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot service in Japan that will connect passengers to other taxi providers, as it seeks to expand in the country where the firm has been blocked from setting up its own fleet of drivers.
Russia, Japan, Turkey warn of tariff retaliation against U.S.
Japan, Russia and Turkey have warned the United States about potential retaliation for its tariffs on steel and aluminum, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday, bringing the total U.S. tariff bill to around $3.5 billion annually.
Nissan seeking better terms in Renault merger talks, report says
As Nissan and Renault discuss ways -- including a possible merger -- to strengthen their ties, Nissan is resisting a combination unless the company gains more clout in key areas, Bloomberg reported.
Hyundai overhaul plan gets more opposition
Two influential proxy advisers joined Elliott Management in opposing a nearly $9 billion deal between two Hyundai Motor Group units.
Japan's automakers face a problem recruiting women engineers
Japan's automakers, facing the worst labor shortage in decades, have seen the light: hire more women. The problem is they're all having the same epiphany at the same time.
GM Korea expects to turn profit in 2019, plans 2 new vehicles
General Motors' South Korean unit reiterated on Friday that it should return to profitability by 2019 and that it will invest $2.8 billion in a new, small SUV as well as a crossover for the local market and for export.
GM Korea rescue calls for stake lock-in, regional HQ
GM will stay in South Korea for at least 10 years and set up its Asia-Pacific headquarters in the country, according to terms of the deal rescuing the struggling unit.
S. Korea says deal to ensure GM will stay in country for at least 10 years
South Korea said that an impending deal with General Motors to refinance its local unit will ensure the automaker remains in the country for at least 10 years, as its rights to sell shares and assets will be curtailed.