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Ssangyong names new compact SUV ‘Tivoli’

A rendering of the Ssangyong TivoliSsangyong Motor on Tuesday unveiled the name of its all-new compact sport-utility vehicle, the Tivoli, pledging to make the new car a game-changer in the crowded seg...

Updated : 2014.11.25 21:17

Stiff competition pressures Hyundai to maintain edge in fuel-cell cars

Hyundai Motor Co., one of the leading pioneers in fuel-cell cars, is coming under pressure to maintain its edge as rivals start launching new hydrogen vehicles, industry sources said Monday.South Korea's largest carmaker claims to be the first company in the world to begin mass production ...

Updated : 2014.11.24 11:17

At BMW, sustainability takes front seat

SPARTANBURG, South Carolina ― “Sustainability” and “going green” are buzzwords that get overused, but a growing number of companies are discovering that looking at their operations through a gree...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:10

Ford says aluminum pickup’s fuel economy will rise 29%

Ford Motor Co. said its aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get as much as 29 percent better fuel economy than its mostly steel predecessor as the automaker gambles with a new design for its top-selling...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:08

VW to spend $106 billion chasing Toyota for sales lead

Volkswagen AG will keep pouring money into new vehicles, technology and factories as it chases Toyota Motor Corp. for the lead as world’s largest automaker.VW will invest 85.6 billion euros ($106 billion) over the next five years, Europe’s biggest manufacturer of cars, vans and heavy tru...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:08

[Herald Interview] Kia Motors pins hopes on luxury sedan sales

LOS ANGELES ― Kia Motors’ U.S. sales chief Wednesday expressed confidence in selling the carmaker’s first luxury sedan, the K900, despite its lukewarm sales over the past year since its debut. “Th...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:08

‘Sheer driving pleasure remains core of BMW’

LOS ANGELES ― Having led the successful debut of the i Series over the past year, BMW sales chief Ian Robertson on Wednesday stressed that sheer driving pleasure will remain the core of the German lu...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:20

Mercedes revives Maybach name to challenge Rolls-Royce

Mercedes-Benz is reviving the Maybach name for a second time to challenge Rolls-Royce and Bentley for the world’s wealthiest auto buyers.Maybach, a 1930s-era marque, will become the ultraluxury sub-b...

Updated : 2014.11.16 21:04

Porsche’s cap on 911 styles shows limits to endless choice

Shopping for a car isn’t easy, even for Porsche 911 buyers. The cornerstone of the brand’s lineup comes in 22 variants ― more than its paint options ― and Porsche isn’t alone in offering a pletho...

Updated : 2014.11.16 21:03

Tata Motors profit misses estimates on Land Rover sales

Tata Motors, India’s biggest automaker, posted profit that missed analyst estimates as sales growth at its Jaguar Land Rover unit slowed. Net income fell 7 percent to 32.9 billion rupees ($533 million) in the quarter ended Sept. 30, the Mumbai-based company reported today. That compares w...

Updated : 2014.11.16 21:03

Nissan Qashqai a perfect fit for urban nomads

The Nissan Qashqai, since its debut in 2007, has held on to its spot as one of the top-selling compact sport utility vehicles despite facing competition from several fresh alternatives. The concept of...

Updated : 2014.11.16 21:03

Ford expands Ranger pickup recall for Takata air bags

A recall of Ford Motor Ranger pickup trucks in the U.S. was expanded to include more vehicles and more flawed Takata Corp. air bags after a fatal accident in Malaysia exposed a defect in the safety device that wasn’t previously known. Ford will replace driver’s-side and passenger air bag...

Updated : 2014.11.16 21:02

Korea plans more checks of vehicles’ fuel efficiency

The South Korean government is preparing to tighten its oversight of fuel-economy testing so that the ratings on vehicles’ stickers more closely reflect their actual performance. Three government off...

Updated : 2014.11.13 21:04

Nissan Qashqai debuts in Korea

The Nissan Qashqai, one of the Japanese carmaker’s most successful cars, made its Korean debut Tuesday. Buoyed by the new launch, the Japanese carmaker predicted that it would have its best year in K...

Updated : 2014.11.11 19:40

GM Korea showcases Chevrolet ‘turbo trio’

GM Korea, the local unit of U.S. automaker General Motors, projected a positive outlook for the company’s 2015 performance in the Korean market on Friday, based on rising demand for its flagship Chev...

Updated : 2014.11.09 20:59