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    1. May 19, 2015

      Minicab boss gives red light to plan for emission-free London

      The head of Britain’s biggest minicab company has warned against plans to ensure London taxis can drive emission-free by...

    2. May 18, 2015

      Ghosn happy to keep Renault-Nissan status quo

      Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of Renault-Nissan, dismissed the need to change the capital structure of the alliance to...

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    1. May 13, 2015

      Nissan pledges to ramp up Japan output as profits leap

      Nissan on Wednesday pledged to restore domestic Japanese car production to more than 1m vehicles in 2016-17, in a move...

    2. May 13, 2015

      Honda joins increased recall of vehicles with Takata airbag

      Honda on Thursday said it would recall another 4.9m cars globally to replace potentially faulty airbags made by Takata,...

    3. May 1, 2015

      Fiat Chrysler: exhaust-ed

      Fiat Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne complained this week about the auto industry’s addiction to capital...

    4. April 23, 2015

      Carmakers buck UK low productivity trend

      The UK may be suffering a productivity crisis but its carmakers are bucking the trend and enjoying record output per worker....

    5. April 16, 2015

      Ford investment highlights Mexico’s booming carmaking sector

      Ford is poised to give Mexico’s carmaking sector a fresh boost on Friday with the announcement of $2.5bn in manufacturing...

    6. April 13, 2015

      General Motors says it has resolved Bolt’s technical challenges

      General Motors has “pretty much resolved” the technical challenges of producing its groundbreaking Bolt electric car, the...

    7. April 7, 2015

      Luxury cars gain fuel-efficiency appeal

      When Johan de Nysschen, president of General Motors’ Cadillac luxury brand, was presenting the CT6, the new flagship luxury...

    8. March 24, 2015

      Renault defies Paris opposition with plan to double Ghosn’s pay

      Renault has proposed to double the pay of chief executive Carlos Ghosn despite opposition by the French state, which voted...

    9. 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 avoid...

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      March 19, 2015

      As GM reverses out of Russia, others say they will tough out the downturn

      When General Motors, citing “very challenging long term prospects,” slammed the brakes on its Russian investments this week,...

    11. March 18, 2015

      Auto R&D: stuck in neutral

      One difference between Tech bubble 2.0 and the first version: more cars this time. Uber has ridden ride-sharing technology...

    12. March 18, 2015

      Japan Inc gives biggest boost to base pay for more than a decade

      Toyota, Nissan and Hitachi are among Japan’s largest companies moving to slot in place the missing piece of the prime...

    13. March 13, 2015

      Cherie Blair to join Renault board

      Cherie Blair, the wife of former British prime minister Tony Blair and a prominent women’s rights activist, is to join the...

    14. March 3, 2015

      India: if you can make it there . . .

      Yogesh Mahansaria, chief executive of Mumbai-headquartered Alliance Tire, would make a good frontman for Prime Minister...

    15. March 1, 2015

      Monday interview: Andy Palmer, Aston Martin CEO

      Andy Palmer was never going to be the chief executive of Nissan in Japan. He once sat in the court of Carlos Ghosn, the...

    16. February 18, 2015

      Peugeot finds road to recovery in Europe

      From his spartan Paris office, Carlos Tavares surveys a world he says is in “chaos”, as political tensions with Russia...

    17. February 12, 2015

      European turnround helps Renault

      Shares in Renault jumped to a one-year high as the French carmaker reported the turnround in the European car market had...

    18. February 11, 2015

      US west coast ports face 4-day shutdown

      Port employers on the US west coast are to halt vessel loading and unloading for four of the five next days, as the...

    19. February 9, 2015

      Nissan accelerates on solid US sales and weak yen

      Nissan has raised its annual profit forecast on the back of surging US car sales and a weaker yen — even though it is still...

    20. February 8, 2015

      Companies diary: February 9 — February 13

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    21. February 4, 2015

      Toyota heads for record profit on cost-cutting and yen weakness

      Toyota has raised its target for full-year earnings after surging demand in the US eclipsed flagging sales in three of its...

    22. January 30, 2015

      Super Bowl brands find a digital playbook

      Super Bowl extravaganza Since the Super Bowls of the first dotcom boom, advertisers have competed to turn the highlight of...

    23. January 15, 2015

      US carmakers aim to raise their game in luxury vehicle market

      The selection of vehicles on display at the Mercedes-Benz stand at the Detroit auto show is so diverse as to be baffling....

    24. January 13, 2015

      Cadillac to spend $12bn on new models to close gap on rivals

      General Motors’ Cadillac luxury brand pledged to “disrupt and shatter the status quo” on Tuesday as it unveiled ambitious...

    25. December 19, 2014

      Renault-Nissan suspends orders for some cars in Russia

      Renault-Nissan has suspended taking orders from customers for some cars sold in Russia amid a deepening of the country’s...

    26. 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 demand...

    27. December 12, 2014

      Aston Martin raising £150m for new models

      Aston Martin is preparing to raise fresh funds to fuel an ambitious move into new models – including a sport utility vehicle...

    28. December 11, 2014

      Chivalry holds Japanese women back

      Japan’s carmakers are gleaming symbols of industrial strength. But there is one area in which they are not so shiny yet:...

    29. December 11, 2014

      Weak yen divisive for Abe ahead of Japanese election

      In an unusual leak during a stump speech, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently revealed Apple’s plan to build its...

    30. December 7, 2014

      Abe pushes ‘womenomics’ to shake up Japan’s workforce dynamic

      When Eikei Suzuki took time off work following the birth of his first child, it made national news in Japan. In joining the...

    31. November 20, 2014

      Cost of electric vehicles outweighs their ‘green’ credentials

      In the world of cars, green typically means “go”. But that does not apply to supposedly environment-friendly electric...

    32. 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 starts...

    33. November 19, 2014

      Takata airbag recall widened to whole US

      Safety regulators have stepped up demands for an airbag supplier to recall vehicles with potentially dangerous airbags from...

    34. November 18, 2014

      Toyota bets on hydrogen technology

      Following years of self-reflection over its growth strategy and quality lapses, Toyota is back on the offensive with its...

    35. October 23, 2014

      Honda docks chief’s pay as fifth recall hits

      Honda has cut the pay of its chief executive Takanobu Ito by 20 per cent following the fifth recall of its Fit hybrid model...

    36. October 21, 2014

      Suzuki: puttering up

      A small motor still gets you there. Just be patient. After a hard couple of years, a weaker yen has helped Suzuki Motors’...

    37. September 16, 2014

      Renault-Nissan reaping benefits of Russia ties as rouble weakens

      Renault-Nissan is set to benefit in the long term from the economic troubles in Russia as the weaker rouble undermines rival...

    38. September 5, 2014

      Palmer assigned to Aston Martin reboot

      It might sound glamorous to take over the top job at Aston Martin, the brand famed as James Bond’s vehicle of choice. But...

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