Fisker to be renamed as Elux starting next year

In the near future, Fisker Automotive will no longer be known by that name, as its parent Wanxiang Group plans to rebrand it as Elux, two sources privy with the plan told Reuters. Likewise,... Read more about Fisker to be renamed as Elux starting next year


Tata wants to get rid of “cheapest” tag for the Nano

Tata Motors builds what is considered as the cheapest car in the world, the Nano. Tata launched the Nano in 2009 at a tag of around $2,500, attracting low-income households in India who... Read more about Tata wants to get rid of “cheapest” tag for the Nano


Toyota starts at basics with Mirai assembly in Japan

Toyota has been known for its its massive assembly lines producing thousands of vehicles every day. Yet, it has established a workshop that builds just three vehicle everyday, manned by... Read more about Toyota starts at basics with Mirai assembly in Japan


Buick arrives in the top 10 on Consumer Reports report card

Lexus once again finished on top of the Consumer Reports Annual Car Brands Report Cards, its third in as four editions. Suprising many is Buick, which jumped into the top 10 in this year’s... Read more about Buick arrives in the top 10 on Consumer Reports report card


Jaguar Land Rover considering a North American auto plant to keep up with the demand

Jaguar Land Rover Group is mulling opening an assembly plant in North America as it bids to keep up with growing demand for luxury vehicles around the world. The possible expansion was... Read more about Jaguar Land Rover considering a North American auto plant to keep up with the demand


Texas bills may allow Tesla to open up to 12 stores

Texas may become home to up 12 Tesla stores selling cars directly to customers. This comes as state Reps. Eddie Rodriguez, Charles Anderson, Jodie Laubenberg, Tan Parker and Rod Simmons and... Read more about Texas bills may allow Tesla to open up to 12 stores


More evidences point to Apple developing a car

Apple Inc. has been rumored to be developing a car, and recent evidences are appearing up that it might really be, according to a review by Reuters. Just over a year ago, Apple had applied... Read more about More evidences point to Apple developing a car


EPA updates procedures for determining mpg numbers of vehicles

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has issued updated procedures for determining fuel economy of vehicles – a challenging part for some carmakers in the last two years. EPA’s... Read more about EPA updates procedures for determining mpg numbers of vehicles


Porsche to launch new navigation radio for its classic sports cars

Porsche is introducing a new navigation radio as part of its response to surging demand for a built-in device for classic sports cars. While the navigation radio features classic styling,... Read more about Porsche to launch new navigation radio for its classic sports cars


Volkswagen will stop Eos cabriolet production this year

Volkswagen will halt production of the Eos cabriolet in May or June 2015 as it sees a shift in customer preferences away from convertibles in general and retractable hardtops in particular.... Read more about Volkswagen will stop Eos cabriolet production this year


Takanobu Ito is stepping down as Honda CEO in June

Takanobu Ito announced plans to step down as President and CEO of Honda Motor Co. He named Takahiro Hachigo, who currently heads the carmaker’s r&d, purchasing and production in China, as... Read more about Takanobu Ito is stepping down as Honda CEO in June


Volkswagen sells 450th and final Bugatti Veyron supercar

Volkswagen Group has sold the 450th and final Bugatti Veyron supercar, called La Finale. La Finale is a version of the open-top Grand Sport Vitesse variant which supercharged engine... Read more about Volkswagen sells 450th and final Bugatti Veyron supercar


PSA trims annual net loss to 555 million euros in 2014

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen posted EUR905 million in group operating income in 2014, a reversal from the EUR364 million in losses last year. It also managed to significantly trim its net loss to... Read more about PSA trims annual net loss to 555 million euros in 2014


Daimler raises Dieter Zetsche’s pay by 1.4 percent after record sales in 2014

Dieter Zetsche will receive EUR8.36 million for his role as chief executive of Daimler AG in 2014, around 1.2 percent higher than he got in 2013 at EUR8.25 million. His base salary remains... Read more about Daimler raises Dieter Zetsche’s pay by 1.4 percent after record sales in 2014


Judge says GM could be faulted if car owner rights were violated

Judge Robert Gerber of the United States Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan remarked that if General Motors did violate car owners' constitutional rights by concealing ignition-switch defects... Read more about Judge says GM could be faulted if car owner rights were violated


Takata Corp. is facing daily fine of $14,000 from the NHTSA

Takata Corp. is facing a $14,000-a-day fine from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for its failure to "fully cooperate" with the agency’s probe into its exploding airbag... Read more about Takata Corp. is facing daily fine of $14,000 from the NHTSA


Apple should stay away from car-making, says former GM CEO Dan Akerson

Retired General Motors chief executive Dan Akerson believes that Apple Inc. should not venture into car-making and instead get more involved in auto electronics. “I think somebody is kind... Read more about Apple should stay away from car-making, says former GM CEO Dan Akerson


Volvo targets to sell 28,800 XC90s in a full year

Volvo is aiming to sell 28,800 units of the redesigned XC90 crossover in a full year. Volvo is launching the XC90 in May and has regarded it as its rebirth. Volvo considers the redesigned... Read more about Volvo targets to sell 28,800 XC90s in a full year


Ford names John Casesa as vice president for global strategy

Ford Motor Co. has tapped John Casesa as its group vice president for global strategy, a newly created position that reports directly to chief executive Mark Fields. Casesa will sit on the... Read more about Ford names John Casesa as vice president for global strategy


Workers at Japanese carmakers want higher pay

Workers at Japanese auto makers are asking for a bigger share of the companies’ projected JPY4 trillion ($33.6 billion) in annual profit, via a raise for the next fiscal year. The workers,... Read more about Workers at Japanese carmakers want higher pay


US consumers expect gas prices to surge 50% two years from now

Consumers in the United States are not so positive that gas prices in the country would remain low, according to a national survey by the Consumer Federation of America. The survey showed... Read more about US consumers expect gas prices to surge 50% two years from now


2016 Range Rover Evoque Facelift revealed with new design, full-LED headlights

Land Rover’s fastest-selling model, the Range Rover Evoque received its first facelift and will be shown next month at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. According to the manufacturer, the 2016... Read more about 2016 Range Rover Evoque Facelift revealed with new design, full-LED headlights


GM names Craig Glidden as its new chief counsel

General Motors has tapped Craig Glidden to succeed departing chief counsel Michael Millikin. Glidden was recently in charge of legal, communications, government-affairs and compliance... Read more about GM names Craig Glidden as its new chief counsel


Jaguar Land Rover mulls new site in Austria or Turkey

Jaguar Land Rover is considering opening a new production site in either Austria or Turkey as it bids to increase its capacity, according to a report by the Birmingham Post, citing highly... Read more about Jaguar Land Rover mulls new site in Austria or Turkey


Apple may start output of its electric vehicle by 2020

Apple is reportedly is pushing its secret team to commence output of an electric vehicle as early as the end of the decade, people privy with the matter told Bloomberg. Carmakers usually... Read more about Apple may start output of its electric vehicle by 2020


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