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GM, Ford promise more ventilators after Trump criticism

Washington - US auto giant General Motors announced a joint venture to rapidly produce much-needed ventilators Friday, shortly after President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticise the company.

VW strikes 'dieselgate' compensation deal with German consumers

Frankfurt Am Main - German giant Volkswagen has struck a compensation deal with domestic consumer groups representing owners of cars caught up in its "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, a court said Friday.

Moscow police seize homemade 'Batmobile'

Moscow - A homemade vehicle bearing a striking resemblance to the "Batmobile" featured in a recent Batman film has been seized in central Moscow, Russia's interior ministry announced.

Furious shareholders blast Nissan bosses

Apo - Shareholders livid about the performance of struggling Japanese car giant Nissan on Tuesday blasted bosses over dividends, executive pay, the stock price, and even the type of vehicle they use.

Toyota extends China plant closure over virus

Apo - Japanese auto giant Toyota said Friday it would keep its Chinese factories shut until February 16, extending its suspension by a week amid the growing coronavirus crisis.

Japan prosecutors issue warrants over Ghosn escape

Apo - Japanese prosecutors on Thursday issued arrest warrants for a former US special forces operative and two other people accused of helping former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn jump bail and flee the country.

Renault set to name ex-Seat chief as CEO: source

Paris - French auto giant Renault will on Tuesday name Luca de Meo, a former top-ranking Volkswagen director, as its new chief executive as it seeks to regain its footing after a year of turmoil sparked by the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, a source close to the comp...

Germany launches raids over suspected Mitsubishi diesel fraud

Frankfurt Am Main - German prosecutors on Tuesday said they were searching business premises across the country as part of an investigation into suspected diesel emissions cheating involving Mitsubishi cars.

Extinction Rebellion protest disrupts Brussels Motor Show

Apo - Police in Brussels said they arrested around 150 people at the Brussels Motor Show on Saturday after Extinction Rebellion campaigners smeared cars with fake blood and staged die-ins around the displays.

Ghosn's top Japanese lawyers quit

Apo - The Japanese lawyer nicknamed the "Razor" who was spearheading Carlos Ghosn's defence said Thursday he is quitting the case after his client skipped bail and fled Japan for Lebanon.

Nissan denies reported plans to split with Renault

Apo - Nissan is "in no way" planning to end its partnership with Renault, the Japanese auto giant insisted on Tuesday after a report suggested a divorce was possible in the wake of the Carlos Ghosn scandal.

Nissan denies reported plans to split with Renault

Apo - Nissan is "in no way" planning to end its partnership with Renault, the Japanese auto giant insisted Tuesday after a report suggested a divorce was possible in the wake of the Carlos Ghosn scandal.

Musicians 'play Ghosn' by squeezing into instrument cases in web craze

Apo - Yamaha has warned musicians in Japan against stuffing themselves into their instrument cases to mimic the escape technique allegedly used by fugitive ex-tycoon Carlos Ghosn.

French court orders 52mn euro payout in 'Mona Lisa' Ferrari battle

Limoges - A French appeals court has ordered the son of a renowned Ferrari collector to pay his siblings millions of euros over the disputed sale of a coveted racer considered the storied Italian automaker's "Mona Lisa".

Koenigsegg, a supercar challenging Swedish stereotypes

- For a quarter century, Koenigsegg has been making supercars for a niche market typically reserved for Italian luxury brands, while challenging perceptions of Swedish modesty.

Carlos Ghosn: the charges against him

Apo - Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn jumped bail and fled Japan last month for Lebanon to avoid trial on four charges of financial misconduct, all of which he denies.

Carlos Ghosn's wife says she wasn't in the loop about his escape

Paris - Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's wife Carole said Tuesday she was not in the loop about his audacious escape from Japan, adding that it was the "only choice possible.

Ghosn escape breaks up legal 'dream team'

Apo - Carlos Ghosn's dramatic escape from Japan has brought down the curtain on his "dream team" legal defence, including the high-profile lawyer known as the "razor", hired for his enviable acquittal record.

Nissan slams Ghosn's 'extremely regrettable' escape

Apo - Japanese automaker Nissan on Tuesday slammed former chief Carlos Ghosn for jumping bail, calling his escape "extremely regrettable" and vowing continued legal action against him for "various acts of misconduct".

Lebanese lawyers want Ghosn prosecuted over Israel trip

Beirut - Lebanese lawyers on Thursday filed a report to the judiciary demanding fugitive auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn be prosecuted over a trip he made to Israel as Renault-Nissan chairman in 2008.

Japan raid, Turkey arrests in widening Ghosn probe

Apo - Officials on Thursday raided the Tokyo residence of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn who fled to Lebanon to avoid a Japanese trial, while Turkey detained several people as part of a widening probe into the security lapse.

Ghosn: A tycoon full of surprises

Apo - Former auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn, once-revered boss of three huge car companies, has masterminded an exit from Japan as stunning as his arrest that shocked the world more than a year ago.

Bailed Ghosn speaks to wife after Japan court permission

Apo - Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn spoke to his wife for the first time in eight months on Friday, his spokesman said, after a Tokyo court lifted a ban on contact between the pair.

Ghosn wants case dismissed over 'prosecutor misconduct'

Apo - Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn on Thursday urged a Tokyo court to dismiss the case against him, accusing Japanese prosecutors of a "pervasive pattern of illegal misconduct".

Ghosn wants case dismissed over 'prosecutor misconduct'

Apo - Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn on Thursday urged a Tokyo court to dismiss the case against him, accusing Japanese prosecutors of a "pervasive pattern of illegal misconduct".

Volkswagen unveils new Golf as end of era nears

Frankfurt Am Main - Volkswagen unveiled the newest incarnation of its iconic Golf hatchback on Thursday, counting on the bestseller to help fund a costly switch to the electric era and bridge the gap to the cars of the future.

New Nissan CEO brings global outlook but faces uphill task

Apo - Nissan's new chief executive Makoto Uchida is an insider with a global outlook, but he faces an uphill struggle to right the Japanese automaker still reeling from the Carlos Ghosn scandal.

Crisis-hit Nissan names China unit head Makoto Uchida as new CEO

Kitakata - Crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan on Tuesday named Makoto Uchida as new chief executive, elevating the insider currently heading the firm's China unit as it overhauls its leadership after the Carlos Ghosn scandal.

Current, former VW bosses face 'market manipulation' charges

Frankfurt Am Main - Weeks after its latest attempted new start with an all-electric car, Volkswagen is again in the legal weeds over its years-old "dieselgate" scandal, as charges against top executives pile on top of mass lawsuits by investors and car owners.

Nissan seeks clean slate with CEO exit, but challenges remain

Apo - Crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan hopes the resignation of its embattled chief executive will help turn the page on the tumult unleashed by the arrest of former chief Carlos Ghosn.
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