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Auto makers get nod to operate after being re-listed as esse...
16 January 2021
PETALING JAYA: After being instructed to stop operations during the present movement control order (MCO 2.0), car makers in Malaysia are now allowed to resune business. The Gove...
Renault 5 get a new lease of life as an electric super-mini
16 January 2021
PARIS: Renault has unveiled a new electric version of the classic 5 hatchback as the French company transforms its business model to focus on electrification. Renault said the s...
BMW aims to double fully-electric vehicle sales in 2021
16 January 2021
MUNICH: BMW said on Friday that it aims to double its sales of fully-electric vehicles this year as the German carmaker and rivals race to release new models to comply with CO2 emi...
France's Stephane Peterhansel wins Dakar Rally for 14th time
15 January 2021
JEDDAH: France's Stephane Peterhansel today won the Dakar Rally for the 14th time, 30 years after his initial success in the most gruelling event on motorsport's calendar. Peter...
BMW 430i Coupe M Sport ready for booking, priced from RM419K
15 January 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: BMW Group Malaysia today started the online pre-booking for the all-new 430i Coupé M Sport. The on-the-road without insurance retail price for the 430i Coupé M Spo...
GM working on expanding Corvette line to include crossover
15 January 2021
DETROIT: Corvette may be going plural. General Motors Co. is working on a strategy to build at least one new electric vehicle inspired by its Corvette sports car, potentially expan...
Kia aims for seven new electric vehicles by 2027
15 January 2021
SEOUL: Kia has announced new details of its new brand purpose and ambitions for the future during a digital showcase event. Supported by a new brand slogan, "Movement that inspires...
Next Nissan Qashqai to be electrified
15 January 2021
PARIS: Nissan is future-proofing the Qashqai, Europe’s best-selling crossover, with electrified powertrains. Supporting Nissan’s goal of achieving 50% electrified sales in Europ...
Trump's China tech war backfires on automakers as chips run ...
15 January 2021
DETROIT: Automakers around the world are shutting assembly lines because of a global shortage of semiconductors that in some cases has been exacerbated by the Trump administration’...
Singaporeans get to see Audi e-tron 50 and e-tron Sportback ...
15 January 2021
SINGAPORE: Audi Singapore has announced its new car showcase – the Audi e-tron Hub – which will be on display at Audi Centre Singapore from Jan 14 to Feb 18. The exhibition debu...
Jan 16-22: Fuel prices up three to five sen per litre
15 January 2021
PETALING JAYA: Fuel prices will increase across the board from Jan 16 to Jan 22, says the Finance Ministry. It said that RON97 petrol would be priced at RM2.19 per litre, up by ...
Kia Seltos B-Segment SUV hits showrooms
15 January 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Naza Kia Malaysia has introduced the Kia Seltos, a new bold-looking contender in the highly competitive local compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) segment. Priced ...
Gothenburg to transform large swathe of land into 'Green Cit...
15 January 2021
GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg's "Green City Zone" plans to have 100% emission-free transport modes by 2030. A substantial geographical area of the Swedish city of Gothenburg is set to ...
Exemptions from some safety rules eyed for self-driving cars...
15 January 2021
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s administration is starting to update federal motor vehicle safety standards to exempt self-driving cars from crashworthiness standards that are...
PLUS' critical services available throughout MCO
15 January 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) said critical highway services would continue to be provided during the MCO (movement control order) period. They include patrol unit P...
German court halts criminal proceedings against ex-VW CEO Wi...
15 January 2021
File pic of Winterkorn. — AFP BERLIN: A German court in Braunschweig, Germany, said today it had halted criminal proceedings against former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn for al...
New-look Toyota Yaris WRC ready to fight for more titles in ...
15 January 2021
HELSINKI: The Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team has unveiled a new look for the Toyota Yaris WRC as it prepares to add to the car’s haul of FIA World Rally Championship success ...
VW Golf regains top spot as Europe's best selling-car
15 January 2021
WOLFSBURG: Volkswagen's Golf hatchback regained the top slot as Europe's most popular car through 2020 despite a tough year for the German maker caused by the pandemic and other pr...
New Renault boss plans leaner, electric future
14 January 2021
PARIS: French carmaker Renault pledged to slim down and focus more on technology as its new CEO laid out plans to revive a business hammered by management turmoil and the Covid-19 ...
US tells Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles for touchscreen fa...
14 January 2021
WASHINGTON: The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday asked Tesla Inc to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles over media control unit (MCU) ...