Asia

Japanese Developer Plans Flying Motorcycle

March 25, 2019 at 1:37 PM

A Japanese startup hopes to begin selling a motorcycle-like “hover bike” in its home market by 2022.

Proton Launches Assembly JV in Pakistan

March 25, 2019 at 3:45 AM

Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd and partner Alhaj Automotive are building a plant to assemble complete knock-down (CKD) vehicles outside Karachi, Pakistan.

JLR Wins Copycat Case Against Jiangling SUV

March 22, 2019 at 4:44 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. has won a 3-year-old lawsuit against China’s Jiangling Motors Corp. that accused the company of selling a vehicle that copied several design features of the Range Rover Evoque SUV.   

Hyundai Touts Redesigned Sonata Platform

March 22, 2019 at 3:15 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. says the third-generation Sonata midsize sedan’s all-new platform is lighter, safer, stronger and more durable than the previous architecture, while enabling improved driving dynamics.

Toyota Confirms Second-Gen GT86 Sports Car

March 22, 2019 at 8:58 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. says it is moving forward with plans to launch a second-generation version of the GT86 sports coupe.

Hyundai Prevails in Activist Proxy Fight

March 22, 2019 at 1:44 AM

Hyundai Motor Group shareholders have rejected a proposed board overhaul and bonus dividend proposed by activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp.

Chinese Firm Licenses WiTricity Wireless Charging Tech

March 21, 2019 at 4:11 PM

Boston-based WiTricity Corp. has agreed to license its wireless charging technology for electric vehicle batteries to China’s Zhejiang VIE Science & Technology Co. for local applications.

Geely’s Profits Jump 18%

March 21, 2019 at 8:01 AM

China’s Geely Holding Group reports record revenue and net profit for 2018, as unit sales jumped 20% to 1.5 million cars.

Report: Ghosn Trial Will Begin in September

March 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Carlos Ghosn’s trial on charges of underreporting his financial compensation as chairman of Nissan Motor Co. will start in September, according to Japan public TV broadcaster NHK.

Toyota, Suzuki Expand Partnership for India, Europe

March 20, 2019 at 2:05 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. and Suzuki Motor Corp. have agreed to further their cooperative efforts with new initiatives to share compact cars and electrified vehicles in Europe and India.

UPDATE: Vietnam-Backed Hackers Target Carmakers

March 20, 2019 at 1:27 PM

Cyber attacks against carmakers by “state-aligned” hackers in Vietnam reportedly have accelerated sharply this year, Bloomberg News reports.

VW, FAW Form Connectivity JV in China

March 20, 2019 at 12:55 PM

Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand and Chinese partner FAW Group are forming a joint venture in Chengdu, China, that will focus on connectivity and other digital services for the local market.