Asia

S. Korea Ponders Another Digit for License Plates

November 19, 2018 at 6:02 PM

South Korea will decide by year-end whether to add a seventh digit to its six-digit vehicle license plates, the Korea Herald says.

Report: Ghosn Failed to Report $45 Million in Compensation

November 19, 2018 at 2:50 PM

  Chairman Carlos Ghosn reported only half the 10 billion yen ($89 million) he was paid by Nissan Motor Co. between 2011 and 2016, The Nikkei reports.

Nissan to Oust Ghosn as Chairman

November 19, 2018 at 10:54 AM

Nissan Motor Co. says it will dismiss Carlos Ghosn as chairman on Thursday after he was arrested in Japan because of “significant” financial misconduct.

Cadillac Pulls the Plug on CT6 Hybrid in the U.S.

November 19, 2018 at 9:38 AM

General Motors Co.’s Cadillac unit will discontinue the plug-in hybrid variant of its CT6 luxury sedan in the U.S. when supplies of the 2018 model run out.

Tesla Starts Collecting Deposits for Model 3 EVs in China

November 19, 2018 at 2:41 AM

Tesla Inc. has begun accepting 8,000-yen ($1,200) deposits for its Model 3 electric sedan in China.

Ashok Leyland to Debut EV in January

November 16, 2018 at 3:11 PM

Indian truckmaker Ashok Leyland Ltd. plans to debut its first batch of all-electric vehicles in January.

VW: China’s Car Market May Remain Flat Well into 2019

November 16, 2018 at 2:17 PM

Demand for new cars in China, which has stalled this year, may not revive until next summer because of the China-U.S trade war, says Volkswagen AG’s head of China operations.

Toyota Adds Corolla Hybrid

November 16, 2018 at 12:32 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. will offer a hybrid version of its redesigned Corolla compact sedan, which is due to bow next spring in global markets.

KT Demos 5G Self-Driving Bus in Korea

November 16, 2018 at 10:17 AM

KT Corp., South Korea's largest telecommunications company, tested a self-driving bus equipped with 5G communications this week at Incheon International Airport in Seoul.

MG Readies Its First EV

November 16, 2018 at 9:08 AM

Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp.’s MG brand took the wraps off its first all-electric model, the eZS crossover vehicle, at this week’s Guangzhou auto show in China.

Nissan to Make EV Batteries, Motors in China

November 16, 2018 at 12:21 AM

Nissan Motor Co. is shifting to local production of batteries and motors in China for electric cars made by its venture with Dongfeng Motor Group.

Toyota Looks Inside for Rising-Star Managers

November 15, 2018 at 6:36 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to shed 60% of its top-level executives in Japan in January to make way for younger talent, The Nikkei says.