S. Korea to slap VW with record fine, pursue execs over emissions adsWed, 07, Dec 2016
GM builds final Australian engineMon, 05, Dec 2016
Australian auto industry wind-down continues with General Motors ending engine production after nearly 70 years. Car production stops next year when GM and Toyota close plants, putting an end to Australia's auto industry.
China slaps 10% tax on ultraluxury vehiclesThu, 01, Dec 2016
Panasonic in final talks to buy headlight maker ZKW, report saysMon, 05, Dec 2016
Panasonic is in the final stages of talks to buy Austrian automotive headlight maker ZKW Group for up to $1 billion, accelerating its push into the automotive electronics market, the Nikkei business daily reported today.
In China, Honda passes Toyota, setting up photo finish for 2016Fri, 02, Dec 2016
Honda's sales in China surpassed those of Toyota in the first 11 months of 2016 as new models lured consumers and set the Japanese rivals up for a photo finish in their rankings for full-year sales in the world's top market.
Putting leather to the smell testMon, 05, Dec 2016
For most Americans, that rich, sweet, musky smell of new-car leather is a big part of its enduring appeal. Not so for the Chinese. They can't stand it. And the problem has become so frustrating for premium automakers there that one U.K. supplier of the most luxurious hides employs a Chinese leather technician to help sniff out the problem.
Making cars? Simple, Li saysMon, 05, Dec 2016
Chinese billionaire Li Shufu, whose Zhejiang Geely Holding Group owns Volvo, Geely and Lynk & CO, says there is “no magic in car production.” The usually media-shy mogul explained why during a roundtable interview in Shanghai last month.
'Have wrench, will travel' is pledge of Subaru Australia serviceMon, 21, Nov 2016
All-American pickups aimed at China's wealthyWed, 30, Nov 2016
Takata shares slump after influential day trader tweets he sold sharesWed, 30, Nov 2016
Takata, finalizing a buyer after spurring record auto industry recalls, fell in Tokyo trading after a Japanese day trader told his more than 103,000 Twitter followers he sold shares in the airbag maker.
BMW, Porsche, Nissan face sales ban on some models in S. KoreaTue, 29, Nov 2016
South Korea plans to disallow sales of some Porsche, BMW and Nissan models after finding errors in certification documents for the carmakers' imported vehicles. The country's environment ministry also plans to fine the automakers a combined $5.56 million.