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Skoda UK promotes Laura in-car digital assistant
22 May 2020
LONDON: Skoda's in-car digital assistant, named Laura, is available on the new UK model range from the Czech auto marque. The digital assistant Laura can carry out a number of d...
Rainbow-themed Bentley Mulliner Bacalar
22 May 2020
LONDON: Bentley has defined two versions of the symbol of hope during the Covid-19 crisis – the rainbow – through seven of its own vibrant paint colours available as part of Bentle...
Mazda reveals virtual RX-Vision GT3 Concept
22 May 2020
TOKYO: Mazda, the Japanese car brand that's known for its "zoom-zoom" tagline, has unveiled its RX-Vision GT3 Concept virtual race car. The car has been jointly developed with P...
Euro NCAP overhauls safety ratings
22 May 2020
BRUSSELS: Every two years, the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) updates and toughens its test protocols. This year new tests are introduced to address some lon...
VW weighs expansion for Chinese budget-car brand Jetta
22 May 2020
FRANKFURT: Volkswagen AG is exploring options to expand its new Chinese entry-level brand Jetta, including potentially taking it beyond the world’s largest auto market. Eight mo...
Peugeot UK sees online sales growth
22 May 2020
LONDON: Peugeot UK is turning a crisis into an opportunity by touting the fact it has been selling cars online for the past three years. In 2019, an average of 186,000 customers...
BMW Group applies AI solutions to increase paint shop qualit...
22 May 2020
MUNICH: Vehicle paintwork quality can be improved by using artificial intelligence (AI), as demonstrated by a pilot project in the paint shop of the BMW Group’s Munich plant. Pa...
France warns Renault could disappear, Nissan plans job cuts
22 May 2020
PARIS/TOKYO: Europe’s car industry was put on alert for more job losses on Friday as a French minister warned Renault could disappear if it didn’t get help soon and a Japanese news...
Thai vehicle production in April lowest in 30 years
22 May 2020
BANGKOK: The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) said in a report on Thursday that automobile production fell to the lowest level in 30 years in April, hit by the Covid-19 pandemic...
PLUS introduces 'Putri', the first highway customer chatbot
22 May 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) has introduced the highway industry’s first-ever chatbot known as "Putri" (PLUS Texting Realtime Interface), to provide a dynamic interfac...
MCO weighs on car sales in April
22 May 2020
PETALING JAYA: Total vehicle sales plunged 99% year-on-year to 141 units in April, as the government’s movement control order (MCO) forced all automotive companies to cease operati...
Sydney fans enjoy live concert at Covid-19-safe drive-in
22 May 2020
Singer Casey Donovan performing at the drive-in concert in Sydney on Thursday.— Reuters SYDNEY: Singer-songwriter Casey Donovan performed on stage here on Thursday in a free conce...
VW adopts new sales model for all-electric vehicles in Germa...
21 May 2020
WOLFSBURG: All Volkswagen retail partners have signed the agreement for the new sales model for vehicles from the all-electric ID. family. The sales launch of the ID.3 marks the...
KYB Corp and REE Automotive joint venture to develop electri...
21 May 2020
TOKYO: Japanese auto parts giant KYB Corp and Tel Aviv-headquartered technology company REE Automotive have partnered to develop suspension capabilities for future electric vehicle...
New Volvo cars caps top speed at 180kph
21 May 2020
LONDON: Every new Volvo car now comes with a limited top speed of 180kph, as Volvo Cars delivers on its promise made last year to introduce such a limitation and goes beyond regula...
Ford shuts two US assembly plants after Covid-19 infections ...
21 May 2020
DETROIT: Ford Motor Co on Wednesday closed two US assembly plants as the coronavirus pandemic wreaked early havoc with the No. 2 US automaker’s plan to restart North American produ...
Mazda starts MX-30 EV production
21 May 2020
HIROSHIMA: Mazda has started production of the MX-30, the company's first all-electric vehicle, at Ujina plant No. 1 in Hiroshima, Japan. The new MX-30 five-seater SUV has a fro...
First Range Rover produced under social distancing
21 May 2020
SOLIHULL: The first Range Rover made under new social distancing measures drove off the production line at Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing plant here, following the recent tempor...
Groupe PSA launches anti-bacterial service at retailers
21 May 2020
PARIS: Groupe PSA has launched a new Complete Anti-Bacterial Refresh service across its retailer networks to help drivers minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19. Participating ...
Massive congestion in Selangor as cops increase roadblocks a...
21 May 2020
HULU SELANGOR: Thousands of motorists are wading through massive traffic congestion in the state, following the increase in the number of roadblocks in Selangor to prevent unauthor...