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SUV popularity in China casts cloud over green-energy cars
SUV popularity in China casts cloud over green-energy cars

Chinese carmaker BYD gave pride of place to its new S7 SUV at the Shanghai auto show Saturday while another of its models, a fully-electric vehicle, languished in a corner with only a handful of visitors.

SUV popularity in China casts cloud over green-energy cars
Auto makers show off vehicles in key China market
Auto makers show off vehicles in key China market

Global car makers Saturday showed off hundreds of gleaming models ahead of the opening of the Shanghai auto show, vying for attention with glitzy shows as they target the crucial Chinese market, the world's largest.

Auto makers show off vehicles in key China market
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Chrysler will take losses on electric cars: CEO

Chrysler Group stands to lose $10,000 on every battery-powered Fiat 500 it sells in California..

Chrysler will take losses on electric cars: CEO
World car firms see China market as saviour
World car firms see China market as saviour

Global auto makers will flock to China's premier car show, affirming its importance as the world's largest vehicle market and the saviour of an industry pummelled by European and US economic woes.

World car firms see China market as saviour
GM Holden chairman and managing director Mark Reuss. ©REUTERS/Mick Tsikas
GM Holden cuts 500 jobs in Australia

Car manufacturer GM Holden announced Monday 500 jobs will be axed from plants in Australia, blaming the strength of the local dollar for squeezing sales.

GM Holden cuts 500 jobs in Australia
Electric car maker Fisker cuts 75 pct of workforce
Electric car maker Fisker cuts 75 pct of workforce

High end electric car maker Fisker Automotive, which has had financial difficulties for months, said Friday it was laying off 75 percent of its workforce.

Electric car maker Fisker cuts 75 pct of workforce
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GM, Ford, Chrysler post best US sales since 2007

General Motors, Ford and Chrysler reported their best US sales performances since 2007 on Tuesday amid booming overall auto demand following the US industry's near-collapse five years ago.

GM, Ford, Chrysler post best US sales since 2007
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China car maker BYD reports profit plunge

Chinese electric car producer BYD, which is partly backed by US investment titan Warren Buffett, said its net profit plunged more than 94 percent year-on-year in 2012, hit by slowing growth in the country.

China car maker BYD reports profit plunge
In Geneva, end of tunnel nowhere in sight for carmakers
In Geneva, end of tunnel nowhere in sight for carmakers

The Geneva International Motor Show opens its doors Tuesday under a dark cloud, with no sign of a speedy rebound in sight for the troubled European market.

In Geneva, end of tunnel nowhere in sight for carmakers
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Jaguar Land Rover mulls manufacturing in India: report

Jaguar Land Rover, the British luxury car unit owned by Tata Motors, is considering manufacturing vehicles from scratch in India.

Jaguar Land Rover mulls manufacturing in India: report
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China's Geely to set up research centre in Sweden

Chinese automaker Geely, owner of Sweden's Volvo Cars, said it would set up a research and development centre in the Scandinavian country to capitalise on advanced European technology.

China's Geely to set up research centre in Sweden
Auto racing: Patrick's Daytona pole makes NASCAR history
Auto racing: Patrick's Daytona pole makes NASCAR history

Danica Patrick topped qualifying for the Daytona 500 on Sunday to become the first woman to earn pole position for one of the hugely popular NASCAR stock car racing's elite events.

Auto racing: Patrick's Daytona pole makes NASCAR history
Peugeot unveils historic 5 bn euro loss for 2012
Peugeot unveils historic 5 bn euro loss for 2012

Embattled French auto giant PSA Peugeot Citroen announced Wednesday a massive net loss of five billion euros ($6.7 billion) for 2012, the worst result in its history.

Peugeot unveils historic 5 bn euro loss for 2012
Daimler seeks stake in China car maker: report
Daimler seeks stake in China car maker: report

German auto maker Daimler is planning to buy a 10 to 20 percent stake in the passenger car unit of its Chinese partner BAIC Group and could sign the deal Friday.

Daimler seeks stake in China car maker: report
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Brazil auto workers, GM fail to agree on job cuts

Brazilian auto workers on Friday failed to talk General Motors out of cutting 1,598 jobs as the two sides agreed to meet again next week.

Brazil auto workers, GM fail to agree on job cuts
Luring young car buyers with gadgets, nail polish
Luring young car buyers with gadgets, nail polish

From navigation systems serving as game consoles to sound systems doubling as amplifiers and nail polish matching a paint job, automakers are trying new tricks to lure fickle young buyers.

Luring young car buyers with gadgets, nail polish
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Astana crew returned from Africa Eco Race-2013

Kazakhstan’s Astana crew has safely returned home from Sonangol Africa Eco Race-2013.

Astana crew returned from Africa Eco Race-2013
Luxury, sports cars in Detroit spotlight as sales boom
Luxury, sports cars in Detroit spotlight as sales boom

Luxury and sports cars will be in the spotlight when the Detroit auto show opens Monday amid booming sales and renewed optimism as the US economy rebounds from a deep downturn.

Luxury, sports cars in Detroit spotlight as sales boom
Toyota says to sell 9.7 mn vehicles this year, up 22%
Toyota says to sell 9.7 mn vehicles this year, up 22%

Toyota said Wednesday that it expects to sell 9.7 million vehicles globally this year, up 22 percent from 2011 as Japan's biggest automaker accelerates a recovery after last year's natural disasters.

Toyota says to sell 9.7 mn vehicles this year, up 22%
Mitsubishi expands oil leak recall to 1.7 mn vehicles
Mitsubishi expands oil leak recall to 1.7 mn vehicles

Mitsubishi Motors on Wednesday widened a recall over an oil leak issue on vehicles sold in Japan to about 1.7 million vehicles, prompting a rebuke from the country's transport ministry.

Mitsubishi expands oil leak recall to 1.7 mn vehicles