Asia

GM Korea Research Spinoff Sparks Plans for Strike, Lawsuit

October 22, 2018 at 10:57 AM

A decision by GM Korea to spin off its r&d unit has prompted threats of a strike by its labor union and a lawsuit by its second-largest shareholder to nullify to plan.

Toshiba to Add EV Battery Plant in Japan

October 22, 2018 at 10:14 AM

Toshiba Corp. is building a lithium-ion battery plant in Japan to meet growing demand for hybrid and all-electric vehicles.

Lynk Reveals Concept Racer

October 19, 2018 at 11:33 AM

Geely Automobile Holding Co.’s Lynk & Co. unit will supply cars to Cyan Racing next year for use in the FIA World Touring Car (WTC) series.

VW, SAIC Will Launch EV Production in China in 2020

October 19, 2018 at 9:54 AM

The 50:50 venture between Volkswagen AG and SAIC Motor Corp. says it will begin making all-electric vehicles for the Chinese market in the second half of 2020.

China’s Economic Growth Slows to 6.5%

October 19, 2018 at 12:10 AM

China’s gross domestic product expanded by an annualized 6.5% in July-September, the lowest quarterly rate in nine years.

Daimler Invests in New Zealand HMI Firm

October 18, 2018 at 2:34 PM

Daimler AG is making an unspecified investment in Soul Machines Ltd., a New Zealand-based company that specializes in digital personal assistant systems.

GM Faces Fight Over Plan to Spin Off Korean R&D Center

October 18, 2018 at 2:23 PM

General Motors Co. could face legal action over its plan to separate a research center in South Korea from its GM Korea operations.

Genesis Sedan Adds 3D Instrument Cluster

October 18, 2018 at 10:29 AM

Hyundai Motor Co.’s upscale Genesis unit is launching what it describes as the industry’s first 3D digital instrument cluster.

Chinese Autonomous Driving Tech Startup Raises $1 Billion

October 18, 2018 at 9:20 AM

Momenta, a Beijing-based startup specializing in autonomous vehicle software, says it has secured more than $1 billion in its latest funding round.

Ford, Mahindra to Share Powertrain, Connectivity Tech

October 17, 2018 at 2:04 PM

Ford Motor Co. and Mahindra Group will share powertrain and vehicle connectivity products under separate agreements.

Next-Gen Mazda3 to Get LA Reveal

October 17, 2018 at 11:22 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. says it will unveil its redesigned Mazda3 small car next month at the Los Angeles auto show.

Renault, Brilliance China JV to Include 3 EVs

October 17, 2018 at 10:35 AM

Renault-Brilliance-Jinbei Automotive Co. plans to launch seven electric light commercial vehicles—including three all-electric models—over the next two years in China.