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JAPAN: New models boost Honda Q1 operating income

Honda Motor boosted operating income for the fiscal first quarter to 30 June 2014 7.1% to JPY198bn yen thanks to new model launches in Japan...

SOUTH AFRICA: Confusion reigns as NEASA refuses to ratify strike deal

South Africa's metalworking union (NUMSA) says the majority of its members have returned to work today (29 July), although confusion remains...

JAPAN: Government to offer fuel cell incentives

The Japanese government is preparing to offer generous incentives for buyers of hydrogen powered fuel cell vehicles to help Japanese manufac...

JAPAN: Nissan boosts Q1 operating profit 13.4%

Nissan Motor boosted operating profit 13.4% to JPY122.6bn for the first quarter of the 2014/15 fiscal year, a 5% margin on net revenues that...

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JAPAN: New models boost Honda Q1 operating income 29 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

Honda Motor boosted operating income for the fiscal first quarter to 30 June 2014 7.1% to JPY198bn yen thanks to new model launches in Japan and Asia and cost reduction.


SOUTH AFRICA: Confusion reigns as NEASA refuses to ratify strike deal 29 Jul 2014

Simon Warburton

South Africa's metalworking union (NUMSA) says the majority of its members have returned to work today (29 July), although confusion remains with one employer body refusing to recognise the pay deal to end the strike due to be signed in Johannesburg this afternoon


JAPAN: Government to offer fuel cell incentives 29 Jul 2014

Tony Pugliese

The Japanese government is preparing to offer generous incentives for buyers of hydrogen powered fuel cell vehicles to help Japanese manufacturers such as Toyota and Honda take the lead in bringing hydrogen vehicles market.


CHINA: JLR cuts prices amid anti-trust probe 29 Jul 2014

Tony Pugliese

European luxury car brands have cut new car and aftersales prices in China as a result of the government’s investigation into anti-competitive activity, launched earlier this year.


UK: New alloy developed for new Jag 29 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

Tata Motors' Jaguar is continuing its drip-feed of XE saloon details with the latest being it will be the first car to use of a new grade of high strength aluminium called RC5754 developed specifically for the model.


UK: Consumers want more connectivity in cars - survey 29 Jul 2014

Dave Leggett

Some 80% of consumers expect the connected car of the future to provide the same connected experience they are used to at home, at work and on the move via their mobile phone, according to a survey carried out for telecom firm Telefónica.


US: Consumer Reports wants Toyota recall instead of "service campaign" fixes 29 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

The influential Consumer Reports (CR) organisation in the US is calling on Toyota to recall 2007-2011 Camry Hybrids to deal with reported brake problems rather than carrying out "service campaigns".


UK: GKN in deal to supply KERS flywheel tech on London buses 29 Jul 2014

Dave Leggett

GKN plc and the Go-Ahead Group have agreed a deal to supply a flywheel-based system to London buses that it is claimed will improve fuel efficiency by around 20%.


FRANCE: Renault H1 operating profit up 25% but warns on emerging market slowdown 29 Jul 2014

Simon Warburton

Renault has posted a 25% increase in half-year Group operating profit to EUR729m (US$980m), but warns of a "sharp slowdown" in emerging markets.


SLOVAKIA: Magna expands Trnava interiors facility 29 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

Magna International has announced the expansion of its interiors manufacturing facility in Trnava, Slovakia, to accommodate recently awarded additional automotive interiors business.


INDIA: Honda to export Mobilio to South Africa 29 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

Honda Cars India (HCIL) plans to export its new Mobilio to South Africa within a few months.


SOUTH KOREA: Kia teases redesigned 3G Sorento 29 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

Kia has issued teaser photos of its third generation Sorento to be unveiled in Korea next month, featuring bold, swept-back exterior styling.


CHINA: Tesla’s Model S comes without navigation system 29 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

Tesla's Model S, recently launched in China, does not feature a navigation system, Ubergizmo.com said.


JAPAN: Nissan boosts Q1 operating profit 13.4% 28 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor boosted operating profit 13.4% to JPY122.6bn for the first quarter of the 2014/15 fiscal year, a 5% margin on net revenues that climbed 10.4% to JPY2.47 trillion for the period.


US: Cadillac adding wireless phone charging this autumn 28 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

Cadillac will add wireless charging of smartphones in the 2015 model ATS sport sedan and coupe launching this autumn. Compatible with Powermat and other in-phone wireless charging technologies, the feature eliminates the need for cords on board.


SOUTH KOREA: GM pay deal averts strike 28 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

General Motors Korea has reached a tentative pay deal with its labour union, reportedly averting a potential strike.


GERMANY: Hella ‘planning IPO’ 28 Jul 2014

Tony Lewis

In another sign of a pick-up in supplier activity, family-owned Hella Hueck is reported to be planning an initial public offering later this year.


SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Mobis to build lighting plant in Czech Republic 28 Jul 2014

Tony Pugliese

South Korea’s Hyundai Mobis plans to spend EUR95m on a new car lighting factory in Ostrava in the Czech Republic.


INDIA: Maruti increases production of Celerio automated manual to meet demand 28 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

A new automated manual option for one of its models has proved a hit for Maruti Suzuki.


US: GM to expand and spend US$37.5m at Lansing Delta 28 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

General Motors plans to expand and spend US$37.5m at its Lansing Delta Township (LDT) plant.


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