On a recent early morning in Yutian, a polluted town bisected by the highway that links Beijing to the sea, Su Meiquan walked into a dealership loaded with hulking trucks and prepared to drive away with a brand new rig. After some time of driving a diesel truck for a trucking company, he had chosen
Honda Motor prepares to end production by 2022 at its Sayama plant in Japan, cutting domestic capacity by around 24 percent as it moves focus to electric vehicles (EVs) and other latest technologies. The automaker has observed stagnant domestic sales and stated on Wednesday it was enhancing its Japanese operations as it takes a more
Japan’s transport ministry stated on Wednesday it had performed spot examinations at 2 plants producing Nissan Motor vehicles as part of an investigation into final checks, days after abnormalities forced the company to 1.2 million cars in the country. The two inspections on Tuesday followed examinations at four more factories last week, the ministry stated.
The Indian government on Friday stated it will purchase 10,000 electric cars from Tata Motors Ltd to begin replacing fuel and diesel variants being used by its firms. They will be used to replace government automobiles over the next 3 to 4 years, according to the government statement. The total amount of vehicles used by
Nissan Motor prepares to recall 1.2 million cars in Japan after it found final vehicle evaluations were not performed by authorized professionals, it stated on Monday. Japan’s second-biggest car maker said the recall would cost it around 25 billion yen ($222 million) to re-inspect vehicles produced for the domestic market from October 2014 to September
Toyota Motor stated on Tuesday it will invest $373.8 million in five manufacturing plants in the United States to produce its first American-made hybrid powertrain, as it seeks to build more vehicles in the market which it sells. The automaker stated the investment would also be used to present Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) strategy
The Chrysler Pacifica is no longer the sole minivan to win the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS’) greatest honor, the Top Safety Pick+ designation, as the 2018 Honda Odyssey has also earned that desired award, in addition to a first-class overall safety score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Odyssey achieved
At this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Infiniti amazed all of us with the extraordinary Prototype 9 concept. It’s designed to appear like a vintage 1930s grand prix racer, however under the sheetmetal, it gets the powertrain from the revamped Nissan Leaf. So not just is it fantastically beautiful, it’s also electric. The bad news
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