Toyota Motor President Akio Toyoda on Tuesday stated the company would continue to make a range of vehicle types offered to customers, even as tighter worldwide regulations are prompting automakers to establish more electric vehicles. “EVs (electric vehicles) remain in focus at the moment however customers and the market will eventually choose which powertrains will
Honda Motor said on Monday it has invested $267 million and will add 300 new jobs to support boosted production of its revamped 2018 Accord sedan model at the automaker’s plant located in Marysville, Ohio. Honda revealed the newest-generation Accord in July, among four re-engineered midsize sedans that Asian automakers are betting on to win
Hyundai Motor launched its first new sedan under the premium Genesis marque in South Korean capital, Seoul, on Friday, intending to seal the brand’s location in the luxury sector and make up for its absence of a strong SUV line-up. The G70, the third sedan to bring the Genesis name however the first to be
Kia Motors has employed as its head of styling Pierre Leclercq, a designer who formerly worked at BMW and Great Wall Motor, in a move expected to assist the automaker reverse its fortunes in its leading market China. Kia and its affiliate Hyundai Motor, together the world’s fifth largest automaker, have been facing decreasing sales
South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor stated on Friday it will carry on its Chinese joint venture with BAIC Motor, brushing off investor concerns about soured relationships between the partners. China’s state-run Global Times newspaper has reported BAIC may risk losing the joint venture if disagreements over suppliers were not resolved, pointing out an industry insider.
Nissan Motor is targeting yearly global sales of over 90,000 units for its new Leaf electric vehicle, the company stated. Nissan new Leaf, is the latest version of the world’s top selling electric vehicle. The battery supplier for the reinnovated Leaf is Automotive Energy Supply, the same as for the earlier Leaf. CEO Carlos Ghosn
Hyundai Motor has replaced the head of its Chinese operation, as it is having a hard time to restore a grip in the world’s biggest auto market amid a diplomatic spat between the Asian trading partners. Tao Hung Than been named the new head of Hyundai’s China department replacing Chang Won-shin, Yonhap news agency and
If you’ve never ever filled the interior of your automobile all the way to the ceiling, rendering your rearview mirror and windows ineffective, you’re either fortunate or being dishonest. For everybody else, Nissan wishes to make your life a little bit simpler and much safer with the Intelligent Rear View Mirror (I-RVM), making its launching
Toyota will unveil 2 cars at the opposite ends of the size spectrum at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September. The new Land Cruiser will make its world premiere together with a special C-HR concept. Regrettably, Toyota is barely saying anything on what to expect from the brand-new big SUV. But we can say it
It appears like Toyota fans might have more to commemorate beyond the launch of the new Supra. A report from Automotive News notes that the Japanese automaker is set to reveal a new “sports car” lineup next month in September. Official details are limited, but the report notes the unnamed product line may look like
China is probably going to delay carrying out difficult new sales quotas for electric plug-in vehicles, giving worldwide automakers more time to prepare, 4 automaker and industry officials informed Reuters. Based on their discussions with Chinese policymakers, individuals stated a final plan for sales quotas on electrical plug-in automobiles could be introduced within days or
Hyundai Motor said on Wednesday it had restarted production in China after a supply issue forced the suspension of operations past week, complicating its efforts to raise sagging sales. The production stoppage that is resolved at the moment, contributes to investor issues after the South Korean automaker posted its smallest quarterly profit in five years
After years of only offering the Civic Type R in Europe, Honda finally decided to offer the U.S. a taste of exactly what had formerly been forbidden fruit. The latest Civic Type R can now be purchased dealers all over the nation. It’s a strongly styled, track-focused hot hatch that’s every bit as wild as
Toyota Motor, chipmaker Intel Corp and other technology and automobile companies are establishing a consortium to create an environment for big data used in connected automobiles, the Japanese automaker stated. Swiss telecom devices maker Ericsson, Japanese auto parts maker Denso and telecoms firm NTT DoCoMo are likewise part of the group, called the Automotive Edge
Cooperation talks between Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors about joint development of a vehicle for emerging countries have ended amicably, the companies stated. The collapse of the talks is another blow to the German automaker efforts to develop a low-cost vehicle platform for Asian countries, after a past alliance with Suzuki Motor likewise fell apart.