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    1. February 8, 2016

      Super Bowl ads capitalise on bumper day with new angles

      When is 30 seconds worth $5m? That is the question that faced Super Bowl advertisers as they geared up for February 7,...

    2. January 12, 2016

      Carmakers accelerate into US luxury sector

      Ford’s Lincoln luxury brand and Honda’s upmarket Acura brand on Tuesday set out plans to grab a bigger slice of the US...

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    1. Central and eastern Europe: Automotive and Manufacturing

      Central and eastern Europe’s car industry, once associated with building and selling u...
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      After three years of improving fortunes there are growing signs that the global demand...
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    1. January 10, 2016

      Carmakers take two routes to Detroit Auto Show

      As US carmakers confirmed 2015 as their best year for sales last Tuesday, few of their top executives were actually in...

    2. January 4, 2016

      CES 2016: General Motors and Lyft to develop driverless taxis

      General Motors, the US carmaker, is joining Lyft, the San Francisco ride-hailing start-up, to develop a fleet of...

    3. November 22, 2015

      Hyundai and Kia slip back on road to European CO2 targets

      Hyundai and Kia are on course to miss European targets for carbon emissions after the Korean carmakers’ average figures...

    4. October 27, 2015

      VW rivals scrapped US small diesel car plans over emissions rules

      Mazda and Honda scrapped plans to introduce small diesel vehicles into the US market because of the difficulty of...

    5. October 15, 2015

      Start-up fate awaits South Korea’s middle-aged salarymen

      Landing a job at one of the mighty chaebol business groups is the ambition of many South Koreans, but in most cases the...

    6. September 23, 2015

      Volkswagen’s deception is a warning to every company

      The most dangerous three-word phrase in business is: “Everyone does it.” However conventional it is to bend the...

    7. September 21, 2015

      Q&A: Why would VW cheat emissions tests?

      What have US regulators accused Volkswagen of doing? The Environmental Protection Agency’s complaint says Volkswagen...

    8. September 14, 2015

      Google hires Hyundai veteran to lead self-driving car effort

      Google has hired John Krafcik, the automotive industry veteran who ran Hyundai’s US arm, to head its driverless car...

    9. August 11, 2015

      Jaguar Land Rover to open factory in Slovakia

      Jaguar Land Rover plans to build a factory in Slovakia, its first European plant outside the UK, as it seeks to...

    10. July 19, 2015

      Website plans to leave car showrooms behind

      “Buying a brand-new car, that’s painful,” says James Hind. He is trying to make it a little less so. Mr Hind is the...

    11. June 17, 2015

      China woes leave Hyundai digging deeper

      Like a motor racing pit crew, six workers in matching baseball caps crouch over a mechanical digger, busily attaching a...

    12. June 15, 2015

      Electric car sales ready to move out of the slow lane

      Fear of running out of battery has not held back the smartphone market. But it has crippled electric cars. Now,...

    13. May 20, 2015

      Renault targets small-car market in India

      Renault has begun a drive to grab 5 per cent of India’s potentially vast car market over the next three years. The...

    14. April 20, 2015

      South Korea contract workers at heart of labour reform challenge

      Fifteen years ago, Park Soon-bo joined South Korea’s largest carmaker on a short-term contract. Now 42, he is still...

    15. March 23, 2015

      Europe’s premium carmakers face fines over EU economy targets

      Europe’s premium carmakers still have significant ground to make up in the race to bring down carbon emissions and...

    16. March 15, 2015

      European carmakers fight back against premium and low-cost rivals

      Anyone who saw the horsepower Ford brought to this month’s Geneva motor show must have thought the good times were back...

    17. March 2, 2015

      Off-roaders reach new peaks as market shifts

      What do Jaguar, Bentley and Rolls-Royce have in common? They are all British marques, they are all owned by foreign...

    18. February 25, 2015

      Fiat and VW accused of overstating fuel efficiency

      An Italian consumer group has launched legal action against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Volkswagen in a further...

    19. February 15, 2015

      Obama sends cabinet member to port talks

      President Obama on Saturday sought to head off a costly work stoppage at Pacific coast ports by sending his labour...

    20. February 4, 2015

      Tata Motors gears up for drive to reverse losses

      Tata Motors plans to cut costs and increase exports in an effort to stem mounting losses and reverse years of domestic...

    21. January 13, 2015

      Li Ka-shing’s reshuffle shows change is afoot for family empires

      When the word went out last Friday that Victor Li, son of Li Ka-shing, would meet the press to discuss a mystery issue,...

    22. January 8, 2015

      Honda fined $70m for US reporting lapses

      Honda has agreed to pay a record $70m fine to US authorities after the Japanese carmaker failed to report incidents of...

    23. December 18, 2014

      Car fuel cell pioneer Intelligent Energy looks for spark

      With Toyota, Hyundai and Honda all set to have products on the market by the end of 2016, is the fuel cell electric car...

    24. December 16, 2014

      BAIC: cheap cars, luxury shares

      In China’s big cities, cars barely move at rush hour. Beijing is building its seventh ring road to alleviate the crush....

    25. December 12, 2014

      Cheaper fuel revives popularity of bigger vehicles in the US

      John Bruno, president of one of New York’s biggest Cadillac car dealerships, sighs over the challenges of satisfying...

    26. November 20, 2014

      Carmakers are looking out on a road littered with hazards

      Imagine driving on a busy road surrounded by speed cameras while trying to programme the sat nav. And then the fuel...

    27. November 19, 2014

      S Korea chaebol growth model hits limits

      South Korea is good at overcoming short-term crises but the manufacturing-driven economy is now facing longer-term...

    28. November 16, 2014

      VW to launch made-for-India vehicle

      Volkswagen is set to launch its first vehicle “developed uniquely for India”, as the German carmaker attempts to arrest...

    29. November 10, 2014

      India car sales fall for a second month

      Car sales in India dropped for a second consecutive month in October, further evidence the earlier revival in the...

    30. October 26, 2014

      Carmakers chase consumers into shops and online in sales drive

      It is based in a shopping mall, displays only three vehicles, employs no trained salesmen and is mainly staffed by...

    31. October 7, 2014

      Czech carmakers speed ahead but country faces competition

      A dozen years ago, 120 hectares of land north of Ovcary, a tiny village in the centre of the Czech Republic, was...

    32. September 30, 2014

      Hyundai reaches wage deal with union

      Hyundai Motor said it had reached a tentative wage deal with its labour union after months of negotiations, potentially...

    33. MBA blog

      September 12, 2014

      And off we went on a trip to South Korea...

      As the clock ticked for the term two final exam, an unmistakable sense of anticipation filled up the examination room...

    34. beyondbrics

      September 10, 2014

      Consumer optimism powers India car sales

      Since April car sales in India have been improving as consumer sentiment picks up following this year’s general...

    35. July 20, 2014

      GM plans budget car range for Europe

      General Motors plans to enter Europe’s entry-level car market with a line of low-cost models as it looks to claw back...

    36. July 20, 2014

      Growing pains for South Korea’s retailers

      When it is completed in 2017, the sprawling Lotte World complex, which is slowly taking shape in the northeastern...

    37. beyondbrics

      July 17, 2014

      India car sales: are the go-go days back?

      As the monsoon rains lash down on the streets of Mumbai, traffic has slowed to a crawl. Just last week, India’s...

    38. June 25, 2014

      Google takes on rivals to launch in-car software

      Google will launch its long-awaited in-car software on Wednesday, putting it in direct competition with Apple and...

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