English Press / Presse anglaise
Financial Times - 16 January, 2017 - 05:17
Block on vehicles from 6am till 10pm until air pollution clears
Even as VW pleaded guilty to felony charges and agreed to a record settlement of its emissions scandal, the noose of law enforcement has tightened around the automaker's highest executives.
The boom times will continue. Most forecasters see another 17 million-plus new-vehicle U.S. sales year. But there are wild cards.
Even as they launch two key cars #8211; the BMW 5 series and Mercedes E-class coupe -- the traditional arch-rivals have a common challenge: Satisfy U.S. dealers' hunger for more crossovers.
Their volumes may be declining, but sedans -- along with their coupe and hatchback cousins -- still sell by the millions each year and will continue to do so for years.
Lexus sees possibilities for expanding its lineup. Among them, a subcompact crossover, a three-row crossover, a broader range of F-badged performance cars and even possibly a Tesla-fighting all-electric entry.
The auto industry's relationship with the Obama administration is ending just as awkwardly as it began.
In a car-sharing economy, how does a vehicle recognize which motorist is in the driver's seat? Judging by Chrysler's Portal electric minivan concept, the answer may be facial recognition.
Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn would like Nissan and its alliance partner Renault to pick up the pace on commonizing their platforms and technologies. But not too fast.
When Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans in 2005 and left three of Troy Duhon's car dealerships completely under water, it changed the way he did business.
After Fiat Chrysler dealers sell down their current stocks of remaining Dodge Darts and Chrysler 200 sedans, those segments may stay vacant for a while on their lots.
Fiat Chrysler will keep the Dodge Grand Caravan around a little longer than planned as it continues to ramp up sales of the old minivan's more expensive new line mate, the Chrysler Pacifica.
The new Camry is about as daring as is prudent for the loyalists who buy several hundred thousand of these cars a year - even in a bad year for cars.
Our Los Angeles reporter, David Undercoffler, braved Detroit's winter elements and numerous potholes to take a look at what went well at the auto show -- and what didn't.
The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine available in the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 has been operating under a dark cloud since at least last fall.
The upcoming diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze may be General Motors' first non-hybrid vehicle since the 1990s to get an EPA-certified fuel economy rating of at least 50 mpg on the highway.
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is preparing for the day when people need more to do in a car than drive.
President-elect Donald Trump's threatened border tax on autos and auto parts coming into the U.S. would depress the entire industry, said Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota Motor North America.
Financial Times - 16 January, 2017 - 01:10
Typically conservative carmaker turns focus on fostering start-ups as rivals encroach
Financial Times - 16 January, 2017 - 00:04
Promotion of private vehicles over buses and trains expected to make congestion worse
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China car times
French press / Presse française
- Le marché automobile marocain a battu un nouveau record en 2016
- L'EPA (agence américaine de protection de l'environnement) a finalisé...
- La voiture autonome devra être intégrée aux transports en commun
- Nissan a choisi Londres pour tester la conduite autonome en Europe
- De nouvelles enquêtes sur les émissions des véhicules pourraient être lancées
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