Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Automobile News

Toyota first-half net profit up 16%, lifts full-year forecast

Apo - Japanese car giant Toyota upgraded its full-year forecast Tuesday, as the firm posted a 16-percent gain in net profit for the six months to September thanks to steady global sales and cost-cutting efforts.

Germans vent VW fury in mass 'dieselgate' suit

Frankfurt Am Main - German consumer groups filed Thursday the country's first class-action suit over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal, in a first taste for the auto giant of the anger felt by duped diesel drivers.

Germans to vent VW fury in mass 'dieselgate' suit

Frankfurt Am Main - Volkswagen will on Thursday get a taste of the anger felt by duped German diesel drivers when consumer groups file the country's first class-action suit over an emissions cheating scandal.

After 'historic' quarter, Tesla looks to Europe, China

San Francisco - Electric car maker Tesla on Wednesday reported an "historic" quarterly profit driven by demand for its mass market Model 3, as the company looks beyond its US home base to Europe and China.

Toyota chief urges UK, EU to avoid no-deal Brexit 'at all costs'

Apo - The head of Toyota, who leads a group of Japanese automakers, on Friday urged Britain and the European Union to avoid a no-deal Brexit "at all costs.

German prosecutors raid Opel over diesel allegations

Frankfurt Am Main - German police said Monday they had raided French-owned carmaker Opel, amid reports the manufacturer was the latest suspected of having manipulated diesel cars' exhaust emissions to cheat regulatory tests.

Toyota announces new recall of 2.4 million hybrid cars

Apo - Japanese car giant Toyota said Friday it is recalling more than 2.4 million hybrid cars over a fault that could cause crashes, just a month after another recall affecting hybrids.

Volkswagen drops Audi chief accused of diesel fraud

Frankfurt Am Main - German car giant Volkswagen said Tuesday it was removing Rupert Stadler, the chief executive of subsidiary Audi who has been jailed in an emissions fraud probe since June, from his post and the parent group's board.

Let's a not go! Nintendo wins Japan court battle over Mario street karting

Apo - Nintendo said Thursday it has won a court battle against a popular go-kart operator that allows drivers to dress up as Super Mario and other game characters to zip through the streets of Japan.

Porsche first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines

Berlin - Sports car maker Porsche said Sunday it would become the first German auto giant to abandon the diesel engine, reacting to parent company Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal and urban driving bans.

James Bond carmaker Aston Martin targets £5.1 bn IPO

London - Aston Martin, the luxury British sports car brand favoured by fictional spy James Bond 007, said Thursday that its upcoming stock market flotation would look to value the group at up to £5.1 billion ($6.7 billion, 5.7 billion euros).

Top VW shareholder faces investor fury in own 'dieselgate' suit

Frankfurt Am Main - A German court on Wednesday began hearing a lawsuit pitting Porsche SE, the majority shareholder in Volkswagen, against angry investors who say they were told too late about the diesel emissions cheating scandal.

VW faces first big German court date over 'dieselgate'

Brunswick - The first major German court case against Volkswagen over the "dieselgate" scandal that has shaken up the car industry opened Monday, as investors pursue the world's largest automaker for billions in compensation.

Elon Musk muses about life over whiskey and weed

San Francisco - Entrepreneur Elon Musk sipped whiskey and puffed a little weed while musing at length about artificial intelligence, colonizing space, and the need to give love a chance.

Volkswagen faces German court showdown over 'dieselgate'

Frankfurt Am Main - Three years after the "dieselgate" scandal shook it to its foundations, Volkswagen next week faces a first major court case in Germany over cheating emissions tests on millions of vehicles worldwide.

Move over, Musk: Kalashnikov unveils 'electric supercar'

Moscow - Russian arms maker Kalashnikov on Thursday presented its new electric car inspired by a rare 1970s model, saying the new technology will rival Elon Musk's Tesla.

Volkswagen in dispute with Mexican farmers

Puebla - Mexican farming communities accused German auto giant Volkswagen on Tuesday of "arbitrarily" provoking a drought in the central state of Puebla to protect its newly manufactured cars from hail.

Volkswagen recalls 700,000 SUVs over short circuit risk

Frankfurt Am Main - German auto behemoth Volkswagen said Monday it was recalling 700,000 SUVs around the world, warning that lights built into their sunroofs risk short-circuiting if they become wet.

Tesla shares tumble after Musk interview sparks fresh fears

Washington - Tesla shares took a pounding Friday amid fresh fears about the future of the electric carmaker after a wide-ranging interview with chief executive Elon Musk in which he revealed his struggles with exhaustion and a lengthy but unsuccessful effort to fin...

Criminal case filed against BMW over S. Korea car fires

Seoul - A group of BMW owners in South Korea filed a criminal complaint against the German automaker Thursday over alleged delays in recalling more than 100,000 cars after a spate of engine fires, their lawyer said.

Daimler halts Iran activities over US sanctions

Frankfurt Am Main - German automaker Daimler on Tuesday said it was halting its business activities in Iran after the United States re-imposed sanctions on Tehran.

Uber hits brakes on self-driving trucks

San Francisco - Uber on Monday said it is hitting the brakes on self-driving trucks, shifting gears to focus just on autonomous cars.

German post office delivers electric car surprise

Frankfurt Am Main - On German streets plied by hulking SUVs and roaring combustion engines, the small, toy-like electric vehicles driven by postmen stand out by their silence and their bright yellow livery.

Nissan admits falsifying emissions data on cars made in Japan

Apo - Nissan admitted Monday that data on exhaust emissions and fuel economy had been deliberately "altered", dealing a blow to the Japanese car giant's efforts to recover trust after an inspection scandal last year.

European car shares skid after Trump tariff threat

Paris - Shares in European Union car manufacturers fell on Friday after US President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 20 percent tariff on cars imported from the bloc, traders said. Fiat Chrysler shares lost more than three percent in Milan.

GM to build new SUV in Mexico

New York - General Motors confirmed Friday that it will produce a new sport-utility model in Mexico, despite President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure US companies to add manufacturing at home.

Trade conflict already sapping German economy

Apo - An industrial powerhouse built on massive exports and a gigantic car industry, Germany is among the nations most sensitive to mounting trade tensions between the United States and other major economies.

Audi names interim CEO after boss arrested in diesel probe

Frankfurt Am Main - German carmaker Audi said Tuesday it had named a new interim chief, a day after prosecutors arrested boss Rupert Stadler in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" scandal.

VW says will pay 1 bn euro German fine over emissions cheating

Berlin - Auto giant Volkswagen said Wednesday it would pay a one billion euro ($1.2 billion) fine imposed by German prosecutors for diesel emissions cheating.

BMW assesses wireless charging vehicle

BMW is to become the first automobile manufacturer to develop an integrated solution for inductive charging of a plug-in hybrid model. Manufacturing is set to commence in July 2018.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 9 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Automobile


Automobile Image

E-Class Mercedes-Benz
E-Class Mercedes-Benz
David.Monniaux
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum  dedicated to twentieth century art.  An...
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum, dedicated to twentieth century art. And in this case, the art is the automobile, in all its glory!
YouTube
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum  dedicated to twentieth century art.  An...
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum, dedicated to twentieth century art. And in this case, the art is the automobile, in all its glory!
YouTube
Mississippi license plate  sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans  commemorating the Sesquice...
Mississippi license plate, sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States.
Mississippi Department of Revenue
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum  dedicated to twentieth century art.  An...
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum, dedicated to twentieth century art. And in this case, the art is the automobile, in all its glory!
YouTube
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum  dedicated to twentieth century art.  An...
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum, dedicated to twentieth century art. And in this case, the art is the automobile, in all its glory!
YouTube
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum  dedicated to twentieth century art.  An...
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum, dedicated to twentieth century art. And in this case, the art is the automobile, in all its glory!
YouTube
Untitled
Retinafunk
BMW s car of the future.
BMW's car of the future.
BMW Group
File photo: 1928 Packard 433 Runabout. On display at Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum.
File photo: 1928 Packard 433 Runabout. On display at Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum.
Infrogmation of New Orleans
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum  dedicated to twentieth century art.  An...
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum, dedicated to twentieth century art. And in this case, the art is the automobile, in all its glory!
YouTube
The logo of Swedish manufacturer Saab is seen on the radiator grill of a car in Prague
The logo of Swedish manufacturer Saab is seen on the radiator grill of a car in Prague
With permission by Reuters / David W Cerny
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum  dedicated to twentieth century art.  An...
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum, dedicated to twentieth century art. And in this case, the art is the automobile, in all its glory!
YouTube
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum  dedicated to twentieth century art.  An...
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum, dedicated to twentieth century art. And in this case, the art is the automobile, in all its glory!
YouTube
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum  dedicated to twentieth century art.  An...
In the heart of the city of Málaga is a fascinating museum, dedicated to twentieth century art. And in this case, the art is the automobile, in all its glory!
YouTube
1959 El Camino
1959 El Camino
MINI Cooper S Checkmate
MINI Cooper S Checkmate
FearTec