Asia

Nissan e-Power System Named Tech of the Year in Japan

November 14, 2018 at 4:23 PM

Nissan Motor Co.’s e-Power series-hybrid system in the Serena minivan has been named Technology of Year by the Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan.

Quarterly Profits Jump 26% for Mahindra

November 14, 2018 at 4:12 PM

India SUV maker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. reports its net income in the fiscal second quarter ended Sept. 30 climbed 27% to 17.8 billion rupees ($246 million).

Next-Gen Kia Soul Gets Uprated Battery

November 14, 2018 at 11:10 AM

The all-electric version of Kia Motors Corp.’s redesigned Soul compact crossover vehicle will feature a more powerful battery and longer driving range.

Daimler Plans Second Tech Center in China

November 14, 2018 at 9:32 AM

Daimler AG says it will spend 1.1 billion yuan ($158 million) to build a second product development facility in Beijing for the Chinese market.

Mitsubishi Updates L200 Pickup Truck

November 13, 2018 at 6:25 PM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has given its L200/Triton pickup truck a mid-cycle freshening that includes a new front-end, improved off-road capabilities and more safety features.

Hedge Fund Wants Hyundai to Return $10.6 Billion to Shareholders

November 13, 2018 at 2:52 PM

Activist U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. is urging Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliates to return $10.6 billion of capital to shareholders.

Chinese Carmaker Zotye Picks U.S. Distributor for SUV

November 13, 2018 at 11:01 AM

Chinese carmaker Zotye Automobile International Co. has selected a U.S. distributor to help it introduce, sell and service a low-cost crossover vehicle in the American market.

S. Korea Expands “Lemon Law” for Cars

November 13, 2018 at 1:44 AM

In January South Korea will launch a lemon law that enables owners of new cars with chronic defects to exchange their vehicles or get a refund on the purchase price.

Honda Moves Acura SUV Production from U.S. to China

November 13, 2018 at 1:08 AM

Honda Motor Co. has stopped shipping American-made Acura RDX midsize crossover vehicles to China and is assembling them locally instead, The Nikkei reports.

Mazda3 to Get Mild Hybrid System

November 12, 2018 at 9:56 AM

Mazda Motor Corp.’s redesigned Mazda3 small car will be the first vehicle to offer the carmaker’s new mild-hybrid system.

Study Finds 20% Decline in Air Pollution in China

November 12, 2018 at 8:21 AM

The concentration of particulate pollution in China fell an average of 20% from 2015 to 2017, according to a study conducted by researchers from England’s University of Leeds.

Car Market in India Hit by High Court Rulings

November 12, 2018 at 2:01 AM

India’s new-car market is being hurt by Supreme Court rulings that have tightened regulations on vehicle emissions and owner’s insurance, The Nikkei reports.