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Audi says its China sales to top 130,000 cars in ’09

Audi says its China sales to top 130,000 cars in ’09

Volkswagen AG’s premium division Audi said earlier this week that it is sticking to its 2009 sales forecast of 900,000 vehicles and expects to reach a “solid result” in 2009, with China sales to exceed 130,000 units, Dow Jones reported. However, the German luxury car maker expects moderate global growth […]

The TOYOTA iQ at Frankfurt

The TOYOTA iQ at Frankfurt

Diminutive but distinctive, Toyota’s iQ is capturing the spotlight at the Frankfurt motor show with two bold new design studies that further prove responsible, sub-100g/km motoring doesn’t have to be dull. iQ, the world’s smallest four-seat production car, is already a head-turner on the street with its thoroughly contemporary and […]

VW to recall 2,760 cars in China on sensor fault

VW to recall 2,760 cars in China on sensor fault

FAW-VW and Volkswagen’s import company (China) has decided to recall 2,760 locally-made and imported VW cars in China starting October 7 due to the defective sensor, xinhuanet.com reported today, citing the country’s quality watchdog. The VW vehicles for recall include the 2009 Magotan made by FAW-VW, VW’s imported Audi TT, […]

A Tech Seminar on Auto Electronics held by Gasgoo on October 30th

A Tech Seminar on Auto Electronics held by Gasgoo on October 30th

Gasgoo.com, the portal of China auto industry, will hold the “Intelligence & Integration Applications Technology Seminar on Auto Electronics 2009 & Gasgoo Automotive Electronics & Electrical (Parts) Match-Making Event 2009” on October 30th at Shanghai Automobile Exhibition Center. According to Gasgoo.com, the top executives of more than 24 OEMs’ technical […]

GM says may increase production of four models

GM says may increase production of four models

General Motors is examining ways to ramp up production of four newer models that are selling well above its expectations, a GM spokesman said on Wednesday. All four models are greatly revamped from previous versions and one, the Chevrolet Camaro, was resurrected five months ago after being out of production […]

Hyundai revives plan for Brazil car factory in 2010

Hyundai revives plan for Brazil car factory in 2010

Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s largest automaker, will begin construction of a factory in Brazil next year after suspending the plan due to the global recession. Seoul-based Hyundai hasn’t set an exact date for starting the work, Vice Chairman Chung Eui Sun said at the Frankfurt auto show yesterday, according […]

Saab may build cars in China in future, executive says

Saab may build cars in China in future, executive says

Saab Automobile, the carmaker being sold by General Motors Co., might produce cars in China in the future, the company’s Chief Executive Officer told reporters on Wednesday. Speaking at a news conference in Frankfurt, Jan-Aake Jonsson said Saab would double its dealers in China from about 15 to 30 and […]

TomTom XXL Range, with New Five Inch Widescreen

TomTom XXL Range, with New Five Inch Widescreen

TomTom, today announces the latest models in its award-winning portable navigation product offering – the TomTom XXL 530S and TomTom XXL 540S. Drivers can now enjoy TomTom’s premium technologies, including the highly acclaimed IQ Routes™ Technology, on an extra-large five inch screen. “The new TomTom XXL devices enrich our product […]

Volkswagen may add two brands after Porsche

Volkswagen may add two brands after Porsche

Volkswagen AG, Europe’s largest automaker, may add two more brands after acquiring Porsche SE’s sports-car business, according to Supervisory Board Chairman Ferdinand Piech. Volkswagen may expand its collection of marques, which include Audi, Skoda and Seat, to as many as a dozen, Piech said last night at a VW event […]

Frankfurt auto show promises 82 world premieres

Frankfurt auto show promises 82 world premieres

The Frankfurt motor show promises to present 82 world premieres when it opens this week, with electric models and a new Citroen C3 and Opel Astra in the spotlight. The VDA auto federation that organises the IAA car fair has promised a “fireworks show of innovations” with German brands accounting […]

Pirelli Tyre, Hixih agree to build new plant in China

Pirelli Tyre, Hixih agree to build new plant in China

Pirelli Tyre, the world’s fifth largest tyre manufacturer, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hixih Group (previously the Yinhe Group) on Tuesday to build a new filter plant in Yanzhou Shandong province, the company said in a press release material. The new factory will be located in the same area […]

The smart BRABUS tailor concept

The smart BRABUS tailor concept

Smart is adding a huge splash of colour and personalisation to the ownership of its fortwo models with the launch of an exciting new product design service in conjunction with performance and styling specialists BRABUS. The smart BRABUS tailor made concept which is being officially launched at this week’s Frankfurt […]