Automotive Trends 2018

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Former president of Japan's Toyota dies at 88

Toyota's former president Tatsuro Toyoda, who helped the Japanese auto giant establish a foothold in North America, has died at the age of 88...

9 Jan 2018

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Autosport International to showcase cutting-edge motorsport technology

The 2018 World Rally Championship is set to launch at Autosport International next week. It is the first time a top-tier FIA World Championship has launched at the show in its 27-year history...

4 Jan 2018

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Hitler's Nazi-parade Mercedes set for US auction

A 1939 luxury Mercedes limousine used to carry Adolf Hitler around Germany will be auctioned in the US state of Arizona next month - one of only four such models ever built...

29 Dec 2017

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China's Geely takes €2.7bn stake in Swedish truckmaker Volvo

China's Geely, which already owns the Swedish car brand Volvo, has now become the biggest shareholder in AB Volvo, the world's second-largest truck manufacturer in a transaction worth around 2.7 billion euros ($3.2 billion)...

29 Dec 2017

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Subaru CEO returns his pay after inspection scandal

The CEO of Japanese automaker Subaru said on Tuesday he and all other executives would return part of their pay until next March following an inspection scandal at the company.

20 Dec 2017

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Car-sharing firm zips across to petrol vans in bid to cut diesel use

We have all heard of car-sharing schemes. Until now they have been about cars and the ability to jump into a vehicle, drive to your destination and then park it for someone else to use. But what if you could borrow a van?

23 Nov 2017

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Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving cars

Volvo Cars said it has signed an agreement to supply "tens of thousands" of self-driving cars to Uber, as the ride-sharing company battles a number of different controversies...

21 Nov 2017

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Waymo cars hit the road without drivers

Waymo said that its self-driving cars are hitting the road without anyone behind the wheel as the Alphabet subsidiary steers toward launching an automated ride service...

9 Nov 2017

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Nissan says to resume domestic car production after scandal

Japanese car giant Nissan said on Monday it would resume domestic production which was suspended following an inspection scandal...

7 Nov 2017

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Tesla biggest quarterly loss, pushes back Model 3 volume production

Tesla has announced its biggest quarterly loss to date, sending shares down nearly 5% after hours after falling 3% in normal trade and has pushed back its target for volume production on its Model 3 sedan...

2 Nov 2017

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Verstappen Mexican GP winner, Hamilton 2017 Championship winner

NEWSWATCH: Max Verstappen was crowned the winner of the Mexican Grand Prix which took place on Sunday, 29 October 2017 while Lewis Hamilton took home the title of overall 2017 Championship winner...

31 Oct 2017

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Amazon beefs up Echo lineup and Alexa skills

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Amazon has unveiled upgrades to its Echo speakers and announced that Alexa smarts will be built into BMW and Mini automobiles by the middle of next year...

28 Sep 2017

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Tesla to reveal all-electric truck next month

Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company would reveal its Tesla Semi truck this month. Musk has since announced that the reveal date has tentatively moved to 26 October 2017...

27 Sep 2017

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Alliance 2022: Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi to strengthen cooperation

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi motors are planning to strengthen cooperation and accelerate use of common platforms, powertrains, and new technologies...

21 Sep 2017

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Frankfurt Motor Show sees launch of Ferrari Portofino

The new Ferrari Portofino is described as the most versatile model in the range. A car designed to be driven every day... (video)

15 Sep 2017

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Ferrari racing drivers give Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio a go

Fresh from the Italian Grand Prix, Ferrari Racing team drivers Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Räikkönen, and Antonio Giovinazzi swapped their F1 race car to give the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio a go...

7 Sep 2017

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New Rolls-Royce Phantom revealed

As the next chapter in the Rolls-Royce story opens, the New Rolls-Royce Phantom points the way forward for the global luxury industry...

31 Jul 2017

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First Audi Summit showcases new A8, concepts for individual mobility

BARCELONA, Spain: At the first Audi Summit, the brand showcased the new Audi A8 as well as new concepts for individual mobility...

20 Jul 2017

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Volvo to only produce electric cars from 2019

Swedish car maker Volvo has revealed it will adopt an electrification strategy for all new models from 2019...

7 Jul 2017

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Research reveals key drivers of sharing economy

A new whitepaper reveals the key drivers of the ever growing sharing economy, outlining the challenges and future opportunities surrounding it...

28 Jun 2017

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