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‘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

Hyundai Aslan ― An elegant lion

Even though its name originates from the Turkish word for “lion,” the Hyundai Aslan’s aim was never to become a roaring beast on the road.Driving comfort was the top priority in the car’s whole de...

Updated : 2014.11.09 20:58

Takata’s latest danger: U.S. lawmakers seek criminal airbag probe

U.S. senators called for the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into a report that auto-parts maker Takata Corp. may have destroyed evidence years before recalling cars for exploding air bags.Takata secretly tested air bags in 2004 for the possibility that shrapnel could b...

Updated : 2014.11.09 20:58

GM Korea turbo engine vehicles play part in pushing up domestic sales

GM Korea Co., the South Korean unit of U.S. automaker General Motors Co., said Friday that sales of its turbo engined vehicles have leaped this year, helping drive up its domestic sales.   The carmaker, which sells cars under the Chevrolet badge, said sales of its turbo equipped Trax sma...

Updated : 2014.11.07 14:51

Hyundai Motor to recall some 15,000 SUVs in China

Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's top carmaker, will recall more than 15,000 sport utility vehicles in China because of an engine defect, according to China's quality watchdog Friday.    Subject to the recall in mainland China are 15,373 Veracruz SUVs, which were produced between Jan. 8...

Updated : 2014.11.07 10:27

Hyundai-Kia pledges to improve mileage

Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors on Thursday unveiled a new road map for improving the fuel efficiency of their new cars by 25 percent on average by 2020. As part of the broad efforts, the two Korean carmakers will be pouring resources into developing new engines and transmission...

Updated : 2014.11.06 21:33

(Photo News) March for missing students

Demonstrators carrying posters of the missing students march in protest against the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero, in Mexico City, Wednesday. Federal police detained Iguala May...

Updated : 2014.11.06 21:32