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Porsche may be developing world's most powerful supercar
17 September 2019
The Porsche 917 concept could very well serve as a working basis for the German manufacturer’s next supercar. STUTTGART: Porsche may be working on a new supercar intended to surpa...
National Auto Policy 2019 to be carried out in three phases ...
16 September 2019
KUALA LUMPUR: National Automotive Policy (NAP) 2019 to be launched soon, will be implemented in three phases till 2030 and it will also include efforts to make Malaysia a hybrid an...
It’s Porsche vs Tesla facing off in Germany’s 'Green Hell'
16 September 2019
FRANKFURT: First there was derision. Then mockery turned into admiration. Now a battle is unfolding between two of the most revered names in the automobile world, Porsche and Tesla...
Greenpeace posts protest sign over Hyundai billboard in S. K...
16 September 2019
A man writing a message No more internal combustion engines" on an advertisement promoting the Hyundai Sonata in front of Hyundai Motor's headquarters in Seoul on Sunday. — Reuters...
China's Hongqi shows off 1,400hp supercar concept
16 September 2019
FRANKFURT: Chinese manufacturer Hongqi - which is owned by conglomerate FAW - is displaying its two new impressive concepts, including its first supercar at the Sept 12-22 Frankfur...
Will Europe soon see an electric car selling for under €10,0...
16 September 2019
Renault’s K-ZE should be released in China sometime in 2020. FRANKFURT: Groupe Renault's CEO told German daily Handelsblatt last week that the company could release an all-electri...
Volocopter makes first European urban flight
16 September 2019
STUTTGART: The Volocopter has successfully made its first European urban flight here. The flight on Saturday near the Mercedes-Benz Museum was a highlight of the two-day event "...
Honda advancing with Prachinburi plant
16 September 2019
BANGKOK: "No cameras, no phones and no video!" That was the explicit instruction from Honda as we began a tour of its Thai assembly plant in Prachinburi on Sept 4. The visit was...
Govt assures higher fuel subsidy if oil prices soar
15 September 2019
PUTRAJAYA: Saudi Arabia’s move to temporarily suspend production at the state-owned Aramco’s two major oil facilities following drone attacks by Yemeni rebels will definitely affec...
Climate protesters tell carmakers 'the party is over'
15 September 2019
People taking part in a bicycle demonstration on a highway to protest against climate-damaging cars, as the Frankfurt Motor Show gets underway. — Reuters FRANKFURT: Thousands of p...
VW CEO shifts strategy from empire building to efficiency
15 September 2019
FRANKFURT: Volkswagen has abandoned its decades-old obsession with empire building and no-expense-spared engineering to free up resources for the development and mass production of...
BMW engine development expert Duesmann set to become Audi ch...
15 September 2019
BERLIN: BMW’s engine development and purchasing expert, Markus Duesmann, is set to become the CEO of Volkswagen’s Audi premium brand, after BMW dropped its opposition to his early ...
Proton sets up new 3S centre in Kuantan
13 September 2019
KUANTAN: Proton has officially opened its new 3S (Sales, Service and Spare parts) centre in Kuantan - making it the third dealer outlet in the state of Pahang to carry the company’...
Sept 14-20: RON97 petrol up 3 sen to RM2.53
13 September 2019
Volkswagen ID. R sets record on China's 99-turn route
13 September 2019
WOLFSBURG: In a first, the all-electric Volkswagen ID. R has set a new record for the stunning Tianmen Mountain Big Gate Road, a 99-turn route that had never before been used a...
Audi testing digital sealing in car production
13 September 2019
SINGAPORE: Audi is testing a new method of body sealing at its paint shop in Gyor, Hungary. Before a car is given its paint finish, a paste-like sealing material is applied to a...
A car running on empty isn’t impossible if Toyota gets its w...
13 September 2019
Solar panels affixed to the bonnet of a Prius PHEV equipped with a solar charging system in Tokyo Japan, on Sept 11. — All pix by Bloomberg TOKYO: Put together the best solar pane...
New Delhi to slash use of cars in November to cut pollution,...
13 September 2019
Vehicles driving through the smog in New Delhi on Jan 7. — Reuters NEW DELHI: India’s capital New Delhi will enforce strict restrictions on use of private cars from Nov. 4-15 to ...
First look at 2020-spec Nissan GT-R Nismo GT500
13 September 2019
YOKOHAMA: Nissan and its motorsports arm Nismo have offered a first look at the 2020-spec Nissan GT-R Nismo GT500 race car. Nismo is developing the car, based on the GT-R Nismo,...
Tesla testing powertrain with record-breaking power for Mode...
13 September 2019
SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla's CEO has announced that a modified Model S "just set record for fastest 4 door ever at Laguna Seca" thanks to its "Plaid" powertrain and new chassis, both of ...