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It takes two to Taigo - VW's new compact SUV has Brazilian r...
01 April 2021
WOLFSBURG: Volkswagen has confirmed a stylish new coupe-crossover called the Taigo which is based on the company's Brazilian-made Nivus SUV for the South American market. The Ta...
SEAT's road sign-reading tech could cut speeding fines
01 April 2021
LONDON: Exceeding the speed limit on roads is costly and dangerous, so drivers should be pleased to learn that SEAT has come up with new technology promising to end the problem of ...
Euro5 diesel to replace Euro2M from April 1
31 March 2021
PUTRAJAYA: The government will implement the Euro 5 fuel specification to replace Euro 2M diesel starting tomorrow, says Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man. The Environment and Wa...
Google, BMW, Volvo, and Samsung SDI sign up to WWF call for ...
31 March 2021
VAUD (Switzerland): Google, BMW, Volvo and Samsung SDI are the first global companies to have signed up to a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) call for a moratorium on deep-sea mining, the...
April 1-7: RON97 petrol up two sen
31 March 2021
PETALING JAYA: The price of RON97 petrol will increase by two sen from RM2.50 to 2.52 per litre from April 1 to 7, says the Finance Ministry. The price of RON95 petrol and diese...
Eight car windscreens smashed, cops investigating
31 March 2021
PETALING JAYA: A police investigation has been opened after eight cars had their windscreens and windows smashed near a driving range. The police began conducting their investig...
Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell to set-up high performance EV...
31 March 2021
SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR: Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell are teaming up to implement Southeast Asia’s first cross-border high performance charging (HPC) network with 12 charge points...
Global auto recovery to be delayed, says IHS
31 March 2021
LONDON: A recent fire at a Japanese semiconductor factory and severe weather in parts of the United States in February have exacerbated an ongoing chip shortage plaguing the global...
OPen Road Asia and Permodalan Kedah to develop RM1.3bil moto...
31 March 2021
ALOR SETAR: OPen Road Asia Sdn Bhd and Permodalan Kedah Bhd has entered an agreement to develop a premier tourist and motorsports destination in Langkawi island. The OPen Road I...
Daimler to speed up electric shift as 2021 starts strongly
31 March 2021
LONDON: Daimler has got off to a good start in 2021 despite a global shortage of semiconductor chips, and plans to accelerate the shift in its model line-up to electric cars, the M...
VW admits 'Voltswagen' an April Fool's marketing stunt
31 March 2021
WASHINGTON: Volkswagen AG’s US unit issued a false news release on Tuesday claiming it would rename its US operations as “Voltswagen of America” in a marketing stunt designed to ca...
Kia's all-new all-electric EV6 to get 500-km range, roomy in...
31 March 2021
FRANKFURT: Kia is getting ready to launch its first dedicated electric car, a crossover with a high-range, fast-charging setup designed for more than urban commutes. The EV6 is ...
How Los Angeles plans to achieve 100% renewable energy
31 March 2021
Los Angeles is a test case. If it can do it, the pressure will be on other major US cities to be ambitious about their transition to renewables. — AFP LOS ANGELES: The city of L...
Volvo Cars to review options including IPO, Geely says
31 March 2021
BEIJING: China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group said today its Volvo Cars would explore capital market options including a potential initial public offering (IPO) and stock market li...
EVs to dominate line-up at Toyota's Lexus by 2025
30 March 2021
TOKYO: Lexus, a luxury auto brand owned by Toyota Motor Corp, said on Tuesday it plans to introduce 20 new or improved models by 2025, of which more than 10 will be electric. El...
Lexus LF-Z Electrified in focus
30 March 2021
TOYOTA CITY: The LF-Z Electrified is a BEV concept vehicle that is symbolic of Lexus's brand transformation and incorporates driving performance, styling, and advanced technology s...
Research links black carbon to increased cancer risk
30 March 2021
PARIS:  Could stepping out for a breath of fresh air come with its own health risks? Research from France's national institute of health and medical research, Inserm, published ...
Hyundai Motor to suspend production in South Korea due to ch...
30 March 2021
A view of Hyundai's Ulsan plant. SEOUL: Hyundai Motor Co plans to temporarily suspend production at its Ulsan No.1 plant in South Korea due to chip shortage between April 5 and Ap...
Man responsible for Mazda3 made design chief for Mazda North...
30 March 2021
LOS ANGELES:  Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has announced the appointment of Yasutake Tsuchida as its design chief. The appointment of Tsuchida as senior director of de...
Great Wall bets on hydrogen, will use to power new SUV
30 March 2021
BAODING (China): Great Wall Motor Co., China’s biggest maker of sport-utility vehicles, plans to roll out its first hydrogen-powered SUV this year. The company will also deploy ...