GM’s Mary Barra in the driving seat at Davos

World Economic Forum likes a powerful newcomer

Kia blames Russia for 54% profit fall

Drop in shipments and rouble exchange rate hit performance

UK car production climbs for fifth year

Late rally maintains impressive success run in tough conditions

China autos: traffic report

Car sales and prices are slowing in the country

European cities move against diesel cars

Politicians concerned about diesel contribution to air pollution

Hyundai payout rise underwhelms investors

Fall in profit overshadows increased dividend at Korean carmaker

Toyota forecasts brake on sales

Number one carmaker lags behind global rivals in China

‘Lucky town’ Swindon rides out Honda cuts

Company town has among best records for job creation in UK

Car maintenance tunes up Halfords sales

Retailer reports record levels of car parts fittings

Volvo names new Americas chief

Appointment part of carmaker’s push to set up US industrial base

China groups extend US ambitions

Expansion plans go beyond supplying the Boston subway

Tesla: in need of a recharge

Shares in the electric car maker have fallen heavily, with good reason

Coventry builds on engineering strengths

City has one of the best rates of private sector jobs growth, says think-tank

China’s parallel auto imports speed ahead

Sector’s growth puts pressure on world’s largest car market

Carmakers face fresh China import threat

Auto groups wince at green light for parallel sales

EU car sales return to growth

Rise in registrations led by UK and Spain ends six-year decline

Week in Review, January 17

Car party in Detroit; MetLife, oil projects, and drug deals also in the news

China’s electric car push in pollution war

Charging-station grid installed along Beijing-Shaghai route

Hyundai wins reprieve with wages ruling

Seoul court rules against employees claiming extra pay

US carmakers target luxury market

GM and Ford seek to mount stronger challenge to German marques

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