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Vietnam’s tough new drunk-driving law is hurting beer sales
21 January 2020
HANOI: Vietnam’s new get-tough-on-drunk-driving law is reining in one of the world’s fastest-growing beer markets. Beer sales in the country have dropped by at least 25% since s...
PLUS working with govt on scope, toll reduction mechanism
20 January 2020
PETALING JAYA: PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) is working with the government to "confirm the scope and mechanics of the toll reduction". In a statement today, PLUS noted the govern...
Kia tops half a million sales in Europe
20 January 2020
LONDON: Kia Motors has achieved annual sales of more than half a million cars in Europe for the first time, according to new data released by the European Automobile Manufacturers’...
No reward points for Grab users paying cash from March 15
20 January 2020
PETALING JAYA: Grab will stop offering reward points to customers using cash from March 15. On its GrabRewards page, it said it's updating its policy in support of the governmen...
Hyundai KONA Electric enters Guinness World Records
20 January 2020
PETALING JAYA: The Hyundai Kona has set a Guinness World Record as it was driven to an altitude of 5,731 metres to Sawula Pass in Tibet and comfortably breaking the previous record...
German solar car startup Sono to stay in business after crow...
20 January 2020
MUNICH: Sono Motors GmbH, the embattled German startup working to serially produce a solar-charged electric car, said it’s achieved a crowdfunding goal that will let the company st...
VW's new smart air conditioning system reacts to someone say...
20 January 2020
WOLFSBURG: This week Volkswagen revealed that its new Air Care Climatronic air conditioning system and its Smart Climate menu, which can together respond to vocal statements like "...
Audi freshens up and discounts the A5 for 2020 model year
20 January 2020
WASHINGTON: Despite their new look and fresh tech, the entry prices of several models in Audi's 2020 A5 line have dropped by over US$1,000 compared with 2019 renditions. Audi US...
China forecasts vehicle sales at flat or falling in 2020
20 January 2020
A slow shutter photo showing rush hour traffic in Beijing. — AFP BEIJING: China expects the country’s vehicle sales to remain at around 25 million units in 2020, and could be flat...
Subaru sets mid-2030s target to sell only electric vehicles ...
20 January 2020
TOKYO: Japan’s Subaru Corp set a target today for all the vehicles it sells worldwide to be electric by the first half of the 2030s, in a move toward its long-term goal of a carbon...
Tesla moves a step closer to opening first European factory ...
20 January 2020
A demonstrators holding pro-Tesla poster during an action to support plans by Tesla to build its first European factory and design centre in Gruenheide near Berlin. — Reuters BERL...
Desay SV Singapore to test autonomous vehicles
20 January 2020
SINGAPORE: Multinational automotive electronics innovator, Desay SV Automotive (Desay SV) was awarded in November 2019, the Vehicle Safety Assessment (Milestones 1) license by the ...
Rallying: Sainz wins Dakar for third time as Brabec takes mo...
20 January 2020
Sainz celebrating at the end of stage twelve of the Dakar Rally between Haradth and Qiddiya on Friday. — AP QIDDIYA (Saudi Arabia): Spaniard Carlos Sainz became a triple Dakar Ral...
New VW Golf GTI will go on show in Geneva
20 January 2020
WOLFSBURG: Hot on the heels of the 2019 presentation of the eighth-generation Golf, this year Volkswagen is preparing to launch no less than four versions of its legendary compact,...
2020 motorcycles: Simple designs and powerful engines
20 January 2020
The AMB 001 is jointly produced by the motorcycle manufacturer Brough Superior and Aston Martin and is limited to 100 units. COLOGNE: If you've ever thought of getting a motorcycl...
Toyota teases new compact SUV for European lineup
20 January 2020
BRUSSELS: Toyota has announced that it is going to expand the European sport utility vehicle lineup with the addition of a compact, Yaris-like SUV. Toyota officially announced l...
What's in store from BMW in 2020
17 January 2020
MUNICH: BMW says it will reduce consumption and emission levels of its current models while extending new offerings to its current lineup of vehicles from the second quarter of 202...
Jan 18-24: RON97 petrol price down 9 sen
17 January 2020
Porsche 718 GTS 4.0-litre Cayman and Boxster: Manual gearbox...
17 January 2020
ATLANTA, USA: Porsche is adding two new models to its mid-engine sports car range: the 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 and the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0. The new mid-engine sports cars are powere...
Lexus creates lunar mobility concept sketch
17 January 2020
NEW YORK: ED2, the European Advanced Design Studio for Toyota and Lexus dedicated to advanced concept proposals and groundbreaking design, was selected to contribute a lunar mobili...