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Hella suitors near last round of US$9bil battle
09 August 2021
FRANKFURT: French automotive suppliers Faurecia SE and Cie Plastic Omnium SA are competing in the final bidding for a majority stake in German rival Hella GmbH, people with knowled...
Biodiesel fuel: Out of the frying pan into a vehicle
09 August 2021
PARIS: Running vehicles on used frying oil is a no-brainer for Gecco in Lille. Using a patented process, it enables this food waste to be recovered and converted into biodiesel. ...
Pos Malaysia to resume road tax, driving licence renewals fr...
08 August 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Pos Malaysia will resume road tax and driving licence renewals at all its post offices from Monday by appointment. It said that customers can book an appointment t...
Upgrade to more useful Volkswagen Cares app
08 August 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Volkswagen Passengers Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has introduced a new Volkswagen Cares app to improve ownership experience for customers. Launched as part of Volkswagen ...
Crash sensors and rocket fuel: The story of how the airbag c...
08 August 2021
COLOGNE: There's the squeal of tyres, the crash of breaking glass, and then the airbag immediately inflates. The now ubiquitous safety device that protects the head and upper body ...
Hard-hit conventions in US hope delta fades soon as shows ax...
08 August 2021
NEW YORK: The cancellation of the 2021 New York Auto Show last week over concerns about the spread of the Covid-19 delta variant sparked “here-we-go-again” fears in the events indu...
Cher, Iggy Pop and Jennifer Hudson will star in the upcoming...
07 August 2021
MILAN: Some of the world's most famous singer-songwriters are hitting the road for this new edition of the Pirelli Calendar. While the pandemic put paid to the "Cal 2021," a new...
Audi wants to show you what its future car interior will loo...
07 August 2021
INGOLSTADT: Audi will be unveiling on Aug 10 an electric roadster that will showcase its vision of the future of progressive luxury. It is the first of three concept cars that w...
Why BMW is embracing predictive maintenance at its plants
07 August 2021
MUNICH: BMW is increasingly using predictive maintenance across its plants around the world to improve efficiency and sustainability. The system makes use of sensors, data analy...
Volkswagen ID.5 GTX teased ahead of Munich reveal on Sept 7
06 August 2021
WOLFSBURG: After the VW ID.4 GTX comes the ID.5 GTX, the SUV coupe version of the sporty electric car. The ID.5 GTX will make its world premiere at the IAA Munich as a near-fini...
Maserati Grecale SUV coming in November
06 August 2021
MODENA: Maserati will be unveiling its second SUV in November. Pegged below the mid-size Levante, the compact SUV named Grecale would be available with a petrol engine, as a plu...
Plight of car dealers struggling to stay open to be raised i...
06 August 2021
PETALING JAYA: At least 30% of independent car dealers under the Federation of Motor and Credit Companies Associations of Malaysia (FMCCAM) are at risk of closing permanently befor...
This Wmoto scooter is 250cc and will launch in 2022
06 August 2021
GEORGE TOWN: Mforce Bike Holdings has announced that it will be launching the next Wmoto Xtreme scooter in 2022. According to the company, the Xtreme 250cc scooter follows up on...
Allianz General offers free roadside assistance for motorcyc...
06 August 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad is offering its motorcycle comprehensive (below 250cc) policyholders free roadside assistance. The roadsides as...
Cars fuelled by sugar in India will heighten food inflation ...
06 August 2021
NEW DELHI: India is pushing for more cars to run on ethanol made from sugar, a move that risks raising the cost of the sweetener globally. The government will fast-track an etha...
Tesla snubbed by White House
06 August 2021
Musk. — Reuters SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla, the global leader in electric cars, was excluded from the White House event Thursday where US President Joe Biden unveiled a big push for zer...
Australia takes Mercedes to court for downplaying Takata air...
06 August 2021
MELBOURNE: Australia's consumer watchdog has filed a court case against Mercedes-Benz alleging that the company downplayed the risks involved with the use of Takata airbags in its ...
Refreshed Proton Iriz and Persona arrive
05 August 2021
SUBANG JAYA: Proton today announced the launch of the new 2022 Iriz and Persona, offering updated design elements plus enhanced features. The latest additions to the company’s rang...
First production-ready Battista prepared for world debut
05 August 2021
TORINO: Automobili Pininfarina is taking the most significant step yet in delivering its pioneering pure-electric Battista hyper GT, with the first production-spec example making i...
Zapp Scooters poised to enter crowded electric motorbike seg...
05 August 2021
LONDON: British-based Zapp Scooters plans to begin selling its new i300 electric two-wheeler this fall in Europe and early next year in the United States, the company said, as the ...