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Millennials could end up being a boon to US auto market
14 January 2020
PHOENIX: It turns out millennials don’t hate driving, after all. As the generation born between 1981 and 1996 begin to reach their family formation years, they are getting licen...
Elon Musk teases future Tesla ability to talk to pedestrians
14 January 2020
Future Tesla cars will be able to talk to pedestrians. Or so Musk says. — AFP SAN FRANCISCO: Instead of having to roll down the window during the brisk months of winter to talk t...
Carsome welcomes new CFO
14 January 2020
PETALING JAYA: Carsome, Southeast Asia's leading used-car trading platform, has officially announced the the appointment of Juliet Zhu as Chief Financial Officer.She brings extensi...
New Honda bike line-up for 2020
13 January 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: Boon Siew Honda surprised market watchers by choosing Malaysia as the first country in Asia and the Oceania to launch three coveted CBU models early this week. On...
Brunei first export market for updated Proton models
13 January 2020
SUBANG JAYA: Brunei has become the first export market for the updated Proton models. Proton distributor in Brunei, Pad Motors Sdn Bhd, held a soft launch of the updated Iriz, ...
More than 400,000 German jobs at risk in switch to electric ...
13 January 2020
BERLIN: The shift to electric vehicles could cost 410,000 jobs in Germany by 2030, daily Handelsblatt reported today, citing government advisers. In engines and transmissions’ p...
Koenigsegg, a supercar challenging Swedish stereotypes
13 January 2020
ANGELHOLM (Sweden): For a quarter century, Koenigsegg has been making supercars for a niche market typically reserved for Italian luxury brands, while challenging perceptions of Sw...
Bidding for personalised number plates in Cambodia to be cap...
13 January 2020
PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol has launched a bidding system for the sale of personalised vehicle number plates. Speaking during the ...
Nissan mulls divorce from Renault
13 January 2020
UPDATE: The alliance's president, Jean-Dominique Senard, has denied reports the grouping is splitting up. "The Renault-Nissan alliance is not dead! Soon we will show you why." &...
CKD cars may cost more in Malaysia?
13 January 2020
PETALING JAYA: Locally assembled vehicles may cost more following the potential restructuring of auto duty rates by the government. While it is still unclear on how the new rate...
Cabinet to discuss PLUS takeover on Wednesday
13 January 2020
GEORGE TOWN: The decision to take over operations of highway concessionaire PLUS Malaysia Sdn Bhd will be discussed when the Cabinet meets, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. L...
Porsche defies car industry gloom with record sales
13 January 2020
FRANKFURT: Porsche AG shrugged off widespread industry malaise, reporting record deliveries for last year and predicting that its first all-electric model Taycan will foster furthe...
Pirelli expects more predictable F1 after 2020 tyre decision
13 January 2020
LONDON: Formula One is likely to be more predictable this season after teams opted to stick with last year’s tyre specification, according to Pirelli’s racing head Mario Isola. ...
China not planning cuts in new energy vehicle subsidies in 2...
13 January 2020
BEIJING: China will not make significant cuts to subsidies for new energy vehicles (NEV) this year, signalling that its policy will remain relatively stable, state media quoted the...
New diesel cars exceed particle limits, says EU eco group
13 January 2020
BRUSSELS: New diesel vehicles are exceeding the limit for particle emissions, European campaign group Transport and Environment (T&E) said today, calling on EU lawmakers to mak...
Fook Loi Corp (Sabah) opens its fourth Proton outlet
13 January 2020
TAWAU: Fook Loi Corp (Sabah) Sdn Bhd has officially opened its new Proton 3S outlet in Tawau. The event was jointly officiated by Edmund Lim Meng Thong, Proton head of sales and...
Thai king orders new traffic rules to curb congestion from r...
13 January 2020
File pic of Thai traffic police stopping vehicles as the king's convoy passes near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. — Reuters BANGKOK: Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has ordered ...
Fuel subsidy registration for M40 group in second quarter of...
13 January 2020
SHAH ALAM: The petrol subsidy programme for the medium-income household (M40) group will be open for registration in the second quarter of this year, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasu...
VW, Nissan chase African market where car loans are rare
13 January 2020
Traffic in downtown Johannesburg. South Africa is the continent’s biggest market for new cars. ACCRA: Volkswagen AG and Nissan Motor Co. are among automakers planning new plants i...
Vintage Mustang from movie 'Bullitt' auctioned for RM15mil
13 January 2020
ORLANDO: The 1968 Ford Mustang GT that Steve McQueen drove in the movie "Bullitt" sold Friday for US$3.7 million (RM15mil), said auctioneer Mecum Auctions. The late actor drove ...