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Fiat CEO says car incentives should be cut over 2 years

Fiat CEO says car incentives should be cut over 2 years

Governments should reduce incentives to buy new cars gradually over the next two years and at the same time overcapacity should be addressed, Fiat Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said on Tuesday. “If it were me, I would be planning for a gradual reduction of incentives over 2010 and 2011,” Marchionne […]

GM to end trial program selling cars on eBay

GM to end trial program selling cars on eBay

General Motors Co. said Tuesday that it is concluding its partnership with eBay Inc. in which the automaker used the auction site to sell new cars through California dealerships, as it shifts focus to broader, national marketing programs. GM and eBay said the program was slated to end Sept. 30, […]

Honda China JV recalls 9,464 Accords over airbag defects

Honda China JV recalls 9,464 Accords over airbag defects

Guangzhou Honda Automobile Co. Ltd, Honda Motor Co’s Chinese joint venture with Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group Co, issued a recall of 9,464 units of 2009 Accord vehicles in China beginning today because of airbag system defects , the country’s quality supervisor said. The recall includes 8,752 Accord sedans manufactured from […]

2010 generation BMW M5 confimed

2010 generation BMW M5 confimed

Latest speculations said the next generation BMW M5 will be powered by a turbo engine. BMW insiders have recently confirmed the next-gen BMW M5 will be powered by a turbo engine, but they did not give any additional details on the unit. However, the logical choice for the powerplant under […]

RNS 510 navigation now with voice control

RNS 510 navigation now with voice control

Volkswagen presents the latest generation of the radio navigation system RNS 510 at the current International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt: this system, with new auxiliary functions like voice control, is now even easier to operate. With the multimedia travel guide MERIAN scout, the RNS 510 also provides pictorial, textual […]

BMW joins with Allianz to sell auto insurance

BMW joins with Allianz to sell auto insurance

Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) AG, the world’s largest maker of luxury cars, will start selling auto insurance for Allianz SE, Europe’s biggest insurer, to boost profit and get more revenue from car sales. BMW will offer traditional auto insurance as well as products that provide for monthly payments if finances […]

China-built Citroen C5 sedan set for launch in Oct

China-built Citroen C5 sedan set for launch in Oct

Dongfeng-Citroen is set to launch its Citroen C5 sedan in October, pushing the first mid-sized French sedan back into the Chinese market after the unsuccessful launch of the Peugeot 505 in the mid-1990’s, China Car Times said recently. The Citroen C5 made by Dongfeng-Citroen is expected to sell at 200,000 […]

Continental at Auto Shanghai 2009 – Products & solutions

Continental at Auto Shanghai 2009 – Products & solutions

Continental AG presents the company and a major product portfolio from the Automotive Group at Auto Shanghai 2009 in China. It showcases the products and solutions tailor-made for the Asian and Chinese market, and again underlines its commitment and confidence that Continental holds for China. As a worldwide leader in […]

Honda cuts August output 17% to pare inventories

Honda cuts August output 17% to pare inventories

Honda Motor Co., Japan’s second- largest automaker, cut global auto production 17 percent in August, the 10th straight decline, as it pared inventories following a slump in sales. The automaker built 246,403 vehicles last month, the Tokyo- based company said in a statement today. Honda pared production in North America […]

Volvo takeover – No progress by Geely

Volvo takeover – No progress by Geely

No new progress has been made in the acquisition of Volvo by Geely as the two parties are still in negotiation, said Ford’s CEO Allan Mulally Friday, at an opening ceremony of the company’s new Ford plant in China’s southwest Chongqing city. Chinese auto maker Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd said […]

Ford China’s new plant to make green cars

Ford China’s new plant to make green cars

Ford Motor announced Friday that its Chinese venture Changan Ford Mazda Automobile is building a new plant in Chongqing, southwest China. The $490 million factory, due to operate in 2012, will mainly produce fuel-efficient green cars of Ford’s new Focus for the China market, media reported. The new passenger car […]