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Renault May Cut Production in S. Korea

February 21, 2019 at 4:35 PM

Renault SA says its Renault Samsung Motors Co. unit will likely slash production in South Korea unless months of labor strikes end soon.

Hyundai Pickup to Get “Progressive” Styling

February 20, 2019 at 3:25 PM

The production version of Hyundai Motor Co.’s Santa Cruz concept pickup truck will feature distinctive styling to better differentiate it from the rest of the carmaker’s lineup.

Report: Panel Opposes Naming Renault Chair to Head Nissan Board

February 20, 2019 at 10:13 AM

An independent governance committee set up by Nissan Motor Co. opposes the suggestion that Renault SA’s chairman also head Nissan’s board, sources tell Reuters.

Honda Trademark Filing Hints at EV Name

February 20, 2019 at 9:38 AM

Honda Motor Co. has filed an application in Europe to trademark the “Honda e” name, HybridCars.com reports.

New Lawyer Declares Ghosn's Woes an “Internal” Matter

February 20, 2019 at 9:20 AM

Carlos Ghosn’s new lead lawyer blasts Nissan Motor Co., prosecutors and Japan’s courts for their handling of the ex-chairman’s financial woes.

Hyundai Unit Adds Transmission, Seating Production in India

February 20, 2019 at 1:19 AM

Hyundai Motor Co.’s Hyundai Transys unit will open a new factory in India this autumn to build seats and manual transmissions for the carmaker’s Kia Motors plant nearby.

Zotye Adds U.S. Marketing Execs

February 19, 2019 at 2:03 PM

Chinese carmaker Zotye Automobile International Co. has hired industry veterans Jan Thompson and Susan Bland Norton to lead the company’s marketing efforts in the U.S., where it aims to launch sales next year.

Honda Confirms Plant Closures in U.K., Turkey

February 19, 2019 at 10:51 AM

Honda Motor Co. confirms multiple media reports that it will shut down its assembly plant in Swindon, England, by 2021.

Tata Readies Low-Cost EV for Indian Market

February 19, 2019 at 12:40 AM

India’s Tata Motors Ltd. aims to introduce a low-cost electric car for the domestic market next year.

Thailand to Waive Tax on EVs

February 18, 2019 at 5:47 PM

Thailand is poised to drop its 2% excise tax on full-electric cars for carmakers that begin building them in the country less than three years from now.

Nissan Seeks Outside Director as Board Chairman

February 18, 2019 at 1:50 PM

A Nissan Motor Co. board committee will recommend in late March that the carmaker appoint one person as its chairman and a second, external director to chair its board, sources tell The Nikkei.

Report: VW to Launch Jetta Sub-Brand in China

February 18, 2019 at 11:36 AM

Volkswagen AG plans to launch a Jetta sub-brand in China later this year, according to the country’s Sina social network.