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  1. April 11, 2014

    Optimism for India car sales despite second annual slump

    Car sales in India slumped for a second straight year, but analysts are eyeing a modest recovery during 2014 as India’s...

  2. April 2, 2014

    UK car industry revs up fight against EU exit

    The British car industry has set out its overwhelming opposition to a UK exit from the EU with a report detailing the...

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  1. March 25, 2014

    Honda cuts jobs at Swindon plant

    Falling demand in continental Europe has prompted Japanese automaker Honda to cut production at its Swindon plant by three...

  2. FT Alphaville

    March 14, 2014

    Naming and shaming in Japan

    If these are Abe’s yakuza tactics, they’re a bit disappointing. Should still be fun to watch though. From The Japan Times:...

  3. March 12, 2014

    Toyota workers receive first base pay rise in six years

    Japanese workers at Toyota, Honda and Toshiba have won their first increase in base pay since 2008, a step considered...

  4. March 9, 2014

    F1’s McLaren revs up hunt for investors

    McLaren boss Ron Dennis has instructed Morgan Stanley to search for new investors as he plots to revive the Formula One...

  5. February 24, 2014

    Honda to appoint first woman board member

    Honda is set to appoint its first female board member this year in a sign that Japan’s third-biggest carmaker is joining its...

  6. February 20, 2014

    British car production poised to accelerate

    Car production from British factories was flat in January as large manufacturers prepared for scheduled output increases...

  7. February 17, 2014

    Japanese car production hampered by snowstorms

    Fewer cars rolled off production lines in Japan on Monday as some of the heaviest snow in 50 years scuppered delivery of...

  8. February 16, 2014

    Shop-floor workers left behind as UK motor industry speeds ahead

    At Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port factory, workers have more time on their hands but less money to spend. With only one wage rise...

  9. February 5, 2014

    Japanese car sales plunge in Thailand

    Two Japanese carmakers have become the latest to warn that political instability and the end of a state car subsidy in...

  10. FT Alphaville

    January 28, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, NEWS Honda has become the first Japanese carmaker to export more cars from the US than it imports....

  11. January 28, 2014

    Honda becomes net exporter of cars from the US

    Honda’s American plants have helped it to pass a major export milestone, becoming the first Japanese manufacturer to export...

  12. January 19, 2014

    UK car industry to press business case against EU exit

    The UK car industry is emerging as the most vocal critic of a possible end to Britain’s membership of the EU, and has...

  13. January 16, 2014

    Dennis regains control of McLaren Formula One

    Ron Dennis has grabbed back control of the underperforming McLaren Formula One racing team, usurping team principal Martin...

  14. January 13, 2014

    Sporty Toyota highlights rebrand efforts

    There could hardly be a stronger contrast between the low-slung, bright-red sports car that Toyota introduced to the public...

  15. FT Alphaville

    January 6, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Retail has rotated: Dan notes that flows into bond funds were still positive last year,...

  16. January 6, 2014

    Toyota and Honda post record China sales

    Toyota and Honda drew a record number of Chinese buyers to their brands last year as they recovered from anti-Japanese...

  17. beyondbrics

    December 9, 2013

    India autos: sales down - prices up?

    The Indian economy is growing at under 5 per cent and car sales are in decline. Yet car manufacturers are planning to raise...

  18. December 5, 2013

    Renault venture with Dongfeng to give it a foothold in China

    Renault has secured Chinese government approval for a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor, giving the French group its first...

  19. December 2, 2013

    Japan’s self-driving cars: safety over excitement

    The car is cruising noiselessly along a busy highway on the crispest of autumn mornings in Tokyo. The vehicle, a Lexus...

  20. November 21, 2013

    Japanese carmakers rue lost lead in China

    Japanese carmakers in China Toyota and Honda picked a bad time to take their foot off the accelerator in China. As the...

  21. November 20, 2013

    Nissan looks to young for ideas

    Japanese carmaker Nissan has tapped “millennials”, or those born after 1990, to help design two of its newest cars and meet...

  22. November 19, 2013

    Infrastructure: Shortage of electric points puts the brake on sales

    The uphill task facing developers of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure could not be better exemplified than by the...

  23. November 19, 2013

    Crash technology: Removal of the human element is key to safety

    On a test track near Gothenburg, Sweden, a 10-foot tall model moose causes Volvos racing around the tarmac to slow down. The...

  24. November 19, 2013

    Motorcycles: Four wheels good, two wheels better

    A short drive from the southern Indian auto hub of Chennai, in the industrial satellite town of Oragadam, is a site that...

  25. November 19, 2013

    Green developments: Work gathers speed on sustainable alternatives

    The car as we know it is not so much hurtling towards a crossroads as cautiously approaching a big, confusing roundabout....

  26. November 10, 2013

    Renault-Nissan admits it will miss 2016 electric car target

    Global sales of electric cars are more than four years behind expectations, Carlos Ghosn of Renault-Nissan said, as he...

  27. November 6, 2013

    Japan cars: special FX

    Easy peasy: a weaker yen means more money for Japan’s carmakers. Looking at Toyota, it would seem so. The world’s largest...

  28. November 4, 2013

    High-tech cars spark fears of auto patent wars

    An arms race between manufacturers to dominate the future market for green cars has sent patent activity to record highs and...

  29. October 31, 2013

    Chase for viewers puts Formula One at crossroads

    The Formula One season has come to resemble a car at the back of the grid: fast-moving but prone to technical problems and...

  30. October 28, 2013

    Cars: Outside agitators

    The location of the United Auto Workers’ union office in Coaling, Alabama, says a lot about the status of organised labour...

  31. October 25, 2013

    Smaller jets approach end of turbulence

    Sales of large-cabin, long-range business aircraft continue to outpace those of their smaller cousins, according to the...

  32. October 18, 2013

    Google: the price is right

    It is nice to see rational exuberance once in a while. Google’s third-quarter results, released on Thursday night, sent the...

  33. beyondbrics

    October 9, 2013

    KKR signs first Malaysia deal as SE Asia opens to PE

    Malaysia is not a market littered with private equity deals. Nor is the wider region of southeast Asia. Dealmakers have...

  34. October 2, 2013

    The Social Media MBA in Practice, by Christer Holloman

    The Social Media MBA in Practice, by Christer Holloman, Wiley, £16.99/$27.95 So you have a corporate Twitter account and a...

  35. September 26, 2013

    Nine Japanese car part makers fined $740m for price-fixing

    Nine Japanese car part makers, including Hitachi and Mitsubishi, will pay criminal fines totalling $740m to the US...

  36. September 20, 2013

    China should play a key role in the global trade union movement

    There is a tendency in the west to see China’s workers as mere victims of repression, with no rights, no trade unions and no...

  37. beyondbrics

    September 9, 2013

    Mexican auto exports: looking up?

    For Mexico’s car industry, 2013 has been, up to now, a somber and uneventful year. Sales of Mexican-made vehicles abroad...

  38. September 9, 2013

    Toyota enjoys surge in hybrid car sales in Europe

    Hybrid cars will account for at least a quarter of all the cars Toyota sells in the EU this year, as the momentum behind the...

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