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Akio Toyoda resigns from Olympic organizing committee

7:20 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

Toyota President Akio Toyoda resigned from his position as vice chairman of the organizing committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.... Read More »

Hyundai's new eco-car receives sporty styling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

New renderings of Hyundai's Ioniq sedan depict sport coupelike styling with design flourishes that announce its environmental credentials.... Read More »

Mahindra seeks styling prestige with Pininifarina purchase

Dec. 15, 2015 11:43 CET

Mahindra's purchase of Pininfarina provides instant styling prestige to the Indian manufacturer's push to move beyond its roots in tractors and SUVs.... Read More »

French pledge seen averting crisis at Renault-Nissan for now

Dec. 14, 2015 13:52 CET

The French government's pledge not to interfere in Nissan's governance has averted a crisis for the alliance with Renault, but it fails to solve the underlying imbalance in the partnership, according to a leading Japanese research group.... Read More »

Mercedes steps up dealer expansion in smaller Indian towns

Dec. 12, 2015 16:00 CET

Mercedes is stepping up expansion of its car dealer network in smaller Indian towns to tap growing wealth and aspirations for global luxury brands.... Read More »

Floods in 'India's Detroit' continue to disrupt car production, industry group says

11:03 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2015

Heavy rain in the southern Indian city of Chennai -- often known as "India's Detroit" -- will disrupt auto manufacturing because the ensuing flooding disrupted the production of components needed by carmakers, according to a manufacturers group.... Read More »

New Genesis G90 flagship promises 'first class' experience

7:43 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2015

Genesis, South Korea's first premium auto brand, unveiled a flagship sedan it promises will compete in the “top of the luxury car market” with “world best” technologies.... Read More »

GM says Kaher Kazem to head India unit

11:34 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

General Motors said Kaher Kazem will become head of its India unit effective Jan. 1 after the current chief, Arvind Saxena, retires as general manager at year-end.... Read More »

U.S. automakers cautious on Pacific trade pact benefits

2:29 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2015

U.S. automakers are unlikely to win a much bigger share of the Japanese vehicle market under special provisions of a new Pacific trade deal, an industry advisory committee report found, although the pact will open new markets in Malaysia and Vietnam.... Read More »

Japan bans certain Takata airbag inflators for future cars

6:38 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2015

Japan banned Takata airbag inflators that use ammonium nitrate propellant from future cars and set time frames for the components to be phased out from existing models, taking measures nearly identical to a U.S. regulator’s order one month ago.... Read More »

Car production halt in flood-hit Indian state may hit sales, exports

6:14 am U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2015

Global carmakers and suppliers in India's flood-hit southern city of Chennai, an area known as India's Detroit, are being forced to keep factory gates closed until Saturday at least, which is likely to hit local sales and exports in coming months.... Read More »

Heavy rains batter auto production in India's Detroit

7:35 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2015

Heavy rains in India's southern Tamil Nadu state have battered one of the country's largest auto manufacturing hubs and forced plants to shut for the second time in less than a month, crippling production and deliveries from the region.... Read More »

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Volkswagen will recall 323,700 diesel cars in India

Dec. 1, 2015 17:13 CET

Volkswagen Group will recall about 323,700 cars in India after a government-ordered probe into its diesel models showed emissions exceeding permissible limits.... Read More »

VW to recall 323,700 cars in India after emission tests

9:59 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Volkswagen AG will recall about 323,700 cars in India after a government-ordered probe into its diesel models showed emissions exceeding permissible limits.... Read More »

Ford, BMW, Renault halt output in India amid heavy rains

6:58 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Ford, BMW and Renault were among manufacturers that halted production at their factories in India as monsoon rains lashed the southern city of Chennai, flooding many neighborhoods and disrupting public transport.... Read More »

Ford, BMW, Renault halt output as floods hit India production hub

Dec. 1, 2015 13:00 CET

Ford, BMW and Renault were among automakers that halted production as monsoon rains lashed the southern Indian city of Chennai, a hub for vehicle production, flooding many neighborhoods and disrupting public transport.... Read More »

Honda plans to lift retirement age in Japan as labor force shrinks

10:58 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Honda plans to raise the retirement age for employees at its Japan operations to 65 years from the current 60 years in a bid to retain workers for longer periods as the labor force shrinks.... Read More »

Japan's plans to fuel world's cleanest cars hits roadblock

6:26 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has big plans for his country to lead the way in clean cars. His bureaucrats are getting in the way.... Read More »

Mitsubishi CEO promises an electrified U.S. rebound

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Mitsubishi will fortify its fragile U.S. rebound with three electrified crossovers in five years, a bolstered listening post in Washington D.C. and an advanced technology office in Silicon Valley. CEO Osamu Masuko wants to channel limited resources into areas where the carmaker is strongest.... Read More »

Fiat will add models, sales points to growing Abarth unit

Nov. 26, 2015 06:01 CET

Fiat's Abarth unit, which is on track to boost sales by 50 percent this year, plans to more than double its global dealership network as it expands its lineup, said Paolo Gagliardo, who heads the performance subbrand.... Read More »

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VW gets record fine in South Korea for emissions cheat

Nov. 26, 2015 11:01 CET

South Korea became the first country outside the U.S. to punish VW Group for cheating in emissions tests, slapping the automaker with a record fine of 14.1 billion won ($12.31 million) and ordering a recall of 125,522 vehicles.... Read More »

Toyota will replace 1.6 million Takata airbag inflators in Japan previously deemed safe

Nov. 25, 2015 12:10 CET

Toyota will replace Takata airbag inflators in 1.6 million cars in Japan that had previously been deemed safe following checks for air leaks. The new call back follows the rupture of an airbag which injured a passenger in a Nissan vehicle that had previously been cleared in an earlier inspection.... Read More »

Japanese supplier INOAC agrees to $2.35 million U.S. price-fixing fine

3:35 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

Japanese supplier INOAC agreed to plead guilty to fixing prices -- and pay a $2.35 million criminal fine -- on auto parts sold to Toyota between 2004 and 2012, the U.S. Justice Department said today.... Read More »

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VW faces $72 million lawsuit in Australia over emissions scandal

Nov. 19, 2015 11:46 CET

VW is facing a class action lawsuit in Australia from people who own diesel vehicles caught up in the group's emissions scandal. Lawyers are seeking total damages in excess of $72 million.... Read More »

Ford, Fiat Chrysler benefit as Turkey production set to hit record

Nov. 15, 2015 06:01 CET

Ford, Fiat Chrysler and Renault are set to benefit further after Turkey's automotive industry association raised its production and export forecasts to record highs.... Read More »

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