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The short films available on YouTube showing Toyota's Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell being made are well worth a look (as noted by previous blog). The Motomachi plant in Toyota City is churning out three Mirais a day.
Here's a chance to see details of Toyota's Mirai fuel cell car being manufactured at its Motomachi plant in Japan.
Interesting development in the news at Audi. There's a robot on the assembly line that works with the humans.
If you live in North America and want to buy an Opel, you head for your friendly Buick corner store and drive home in a shiny new Regal built in Canada, though launch models a few years back actually were shipped over from Germany.
One of those wonderful 'only in Japan' news items has just appeared in the Akihabara News.
Does it make sense for Uber to be very interested in the business opportunity presented by taking the driver out of the cab?
I'm looking at attending the upcoming Russian Automotive Forum (RAF) event in Moscow.
Opel has put out a short video of the still-secret Corsa OPC being driven in turn by Joachim Winkelhock and CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann.
Interesting news today that Ford is significantly raising output of the Fiesta in Germany in Q1 (other models, too, but mainly Fiesta). The move prompts a number of thoughts.
It's very cold this week in Detroit, but the weather for North America's auto industry is set pretty fair - for now.
The fantastically named Cedric, once hugely popular in Japan as a taxi, has been laid to rest.
While various parties figure out What To Do with the Hoegh Osaka and its valuable cargo of Jaguar Land Rover, Mini, Rolls-Royce and JCB products, here's how things turned out the last time we covered such an event.
We're well used to China-only models from the long-established foreign automaker players there like Volkswagen and General Motors but now even the (relative) newcomers are getting in on the act.
There's a useful reminder in a recent study of the two sides of the coin that come with 'zero-emission vehicles'.
There are various museums back home in Japan but I was not aware of any Japanese automaker setting up a major facility abroad until I received this news about Honda's new US Heritage Center in Marysville, Ohio.
This is one of my favourite stories of 2014. Even better than Honda launching a car in Japan (today) called 'Slash'.
This is one of the more interesting long-term tests I've read in a while as a former sell-side analyst turned technology and auto reviewer in the US reports on four years of life with General Motors' Chevrolet Volt - aka the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera.
We all remember that video of the outgoing XC90 being rolled SEVEN times and no crushing of the roof. To me, it's been the gold standard of safe cars ever since.
Well, on average, male and 33.5 years of age, with average annual household income of $175,000. There's some interesting stuff here in a survey of 800 premium brand car customers in China carried out by the Hurun Research Institute.
Ford has continued its idea of assembling a Mustang high up inside a skyscraper. First it was done in New York, now in Dubai. But look closely at who was putting the car together.
Some interesting observations here on road safety, its costs and the risks you may run if you choose to cycle or walk, rather than drive, in some places.
Ken Block is back. In a Ford. But it's not a Fiesta.
Tesla Motors tends not to issue factual, dry media releases. Take this one, its most recent, concerning some upgrades made at its Fremont factory.
Finally, a US newspaper has managed to talk to the engineer at the centre of the GM ignition switch recall crisis.
Russia is a tough environment for car companies. Right now, weak demand and possible future overcapacity for some of the big joint venture OEMs is a concern. And the depreciation of the rouble and associated uncertainties is a sizeable worry, also.
This man has imagined a new look for the famous little Fiat as a way of celebrating its 60th birthday.
Gloomy news in a recent US TV news report - if you're fat (ahem), you're more likely to be injured in a car crash.
The UK car market continues to surprise and was up by 14.2% year-on-year in October. It looks good. There are a few things to note.
Audi's new head of Design offers some clues about his inspiration for the brand's LA show concept in a new video.
Surely this release from Opel is in the running for the award for 2014's most bizarre 'news' item?
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