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GM wins awards, Ford turns heads at Detroit auto show
GM wins awards, Ford turns heads at Detroit auto show

General Motors' Chevrolet unit swept car and truck of the year honors but Ford's use of aluminum in its F150 sparked new debate on the first day of the Detroit auto show Monday.

GM wins awards, Ford turns heads at Detroit auto show
What's on tap at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show
What's on tap at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

There's something new for everyone, from penny-pinched first-time buyers to those for whom, as they say, price is no object, and all in between at the 2014 North American Auto Show in Detroit this week.

What's on tap at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show
Toyota aims to produce more than 10 million autos in 2014
Toyota aims to produce more than 10 million autos in 2014

Toyota Motor is aiming to produce more than 10 million vehicles in 2014, a bullish target that could boost other industries in Japan, a report said Saturday.

Toyota aims to produce more than 10 million autos in 2014
Electronic valet parks the car, no tip required
Electronic valet parks the car, no tip required

There is no one inside the Range Rover in a Las Vegas parking lot. But it still guides its way to a parking place, after what looks like some hesitation.

Electronic valet parks the car, no tip required
©Reuters/Rick Wilking
Chevrolet to roll out 4G-connected cars

The new Chevrolets coming out this year will be faster -- on the information superhighway.

Chevrolet to roll out 4G-connected cars
Fiat shares surge on Chrysler merger
Fiat shares surge on Chrysler merger

Shares in Fiat soared on Thursday after it announced it would take full control of Chrysler, with optimism for the historic deal's potential outweighing concerns over its cost.

Fiat shares surge on Chrysler merger
©Reuters/Mike Segar
Ford to unveil solar-powered hybrid car

Ford announced plans Thursday for a prototype hybrid car that uses solar energy from a rooftop charger, reducing gas use and avoiding the need for plugging into the electric grid.

Ford to unveil solar-powered hybrid car
Assembly of SsangYong car. Photo courtesy of cas-agro.kz
Car production to increase 1.5-fold in 2014 in Kazakhstan

53-55 thousand cars will be assembled in Kazakhstan in 2014.

Car production to increase 1.5-fold in 2014 in Kazakhstan
Prime Minister Tony Abbott. ©Reuters/Dadang Tri
Australia PM stands firm against 'corporate welfare'

Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned struggling Australian companies Wednesday to get their house in order, refusing to indulge in "corporate welfare" subsidies despite car giant Holden's decision to shut local plants.

Australia PM stands firm against 'corporate welfare'
©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Toyota spare parts traders refuse to import goods from Russia

Almaty Toyota spare part traders say that the scheme proposed by official Toyota brand representative in Kazakhstan is cost-inefficient .

Toyota spare parts traders refuse to import goods from Russia
©Reuters/Daniel Munoz
Ford to open plants in China, Brazil; add 5,000 US jobs

US automaker Ford said Thursday it will open two new plants in China and a third in Brazil next year while adding more than 5,000 jobs in the United States.

Ford to open plants in China, Brazil; add 5,000 US jobs
Executive vice president of GM. ©Reuters/Rebecca Cook
GM taps 1st female CEO as it emerges from US control

General Motors Tuesday named its first-ever female chief executive as the largest US automaker exits the government-bailout era with sales at their best level in six years.

GM taps 1st female CEO as it emerges from US control
Ford's Mustang muscle car gets 50th birthday makeover
Ford's Mustang muscle car gets 50th birthday makeover

The Mustang, the iconic American muscle car, got a makeover for its 50th anniversary Thursday, with Ford aiming to repeat is huge US success in global markets such as China.

Ford's Mustang muscle car gets 50th birthday makeover
Luxury carmakers target urban young with SUV crossovers
Luxury carmakers target urban young with SUV crossovers

Luxury carmakers are falling over themselves to tap into a growing trend for crossover compact SUVs, targeting young urban professionals who want a sporty feel with high-end cachet.

Luxury carmakers target urban young with SUV crossovers
'Ludicrous' car raises eyebrows at LA auto show
'Ludicrous' car raises eyebrows at LA auto show

One car among the hundreds on display at the LA Auto Show this week has generated a flurry of headlines -- not all of them complimentary.

'Ludicrous' car raises eyebrows at LA auto show
Japan's Honda to roll out new fuel-cell car in 2015
Japan's Honda to roll out new fuel-cell car in 2015

Japanese auto giant Honda said Thursday it would roll out a new commercial fuel-cell vehicle in 2015, a day after rival Toyota promised a similar offering as competition in the green car sector heats up.

Japan's Honda to roll out new fuel-cell car in 2015
©Tengrinews.kz
Two Japanese nationals killed in car accident in Karaganda Oblast

Two Japanese nationals and a Kazakhstan citizen were killed in a car accident at Karaganda-Zhezkazgan highway in Kazakhstan.

Two Japanese nationals killed in car accident in Karaganda Oblast
©Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun
Classic car enthusiasts hit Myanmar roads

A group of classic car enthusiasts on Monday embarked on a road trip around Myanmar -- an event organisers hope will help save the country's ageing automobiles from the scrapheap.

Classic car enthusiasts hit Myanmar roads
Saudi braces for 'open driving campaign' by women
Saudi braces for 'open driving campaign' by women

Saudi Arabia was braced for possible protests Saturday after women activists declared an "open driving campaign" against the deeply conservative kingdom's ban on women behind the wheel.

Saudi braces for 'open driving campaign' by women
China's Dongfeng mulls 'rationality' of Peugeot move
China's Dongfeng mulls 'rationality' of Peugeot move

China's Dongfeng Motor is studying the "rationality" of coming to the aid of troubled French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen.

China's Dongfeng mulls 'rationality' of Peugeot move