Japanese automakers’ May global sales declined 38% due to coronavirus

Tokyo, Japan

Japanese automakers’ global sales dropped 38% in May, in the third straight month of big declines as most automotive factories and dealerships remained shut because of coronavirus lockdowns. The country’s seven major automakers sold about 1.47 million vehicles last month, dropping significantly from 2.38 million units a year ago, according to Reuters calculations based on […]

Hyundai reveals new insights on design of the Vision T concept car

Hyundai Vision T concept car

Hyundai Motor has released a new walkaround video about Vision T, first revealed at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in 2019. In the video, Head of Hyundai Design SangYup Lee describes the main characteristics of the concept car’s design: dynamic architecture, sharp edges and straight lines, and geometric design features referred to as “parametric […]

U.S. investigates Kia headlight failures, General Motors steering issues

Kia Sorento

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Wednesday it has started two investigations into reports of headlight failures concerning 392,000 Kia Sorento sport utility vehicles and steering issues concerning 781,000 General Motors vehicles. NHTSA stated it received 74 reports of sudden, unexpected loss of headlights in the model year 2011-2013 Kia Sorento […]

Bid to avoid extradition over Ghosn’s escape is flawed interpretation, says U.S.

Carlos Ghosn in Norway

U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday stated that a former Green Beret and his son, wanted by Japan for helping former Nissan Motor CEO Carlos Ghosn flee the country, were advancing a “flawed” interpretation of Japanese law to combat their extradition. Michael Taylor and his son, Peter Taylor, were arrested in Massachusetts last month at Japan’s request […]