Automobiles

China's Geely buying stake in Swedish truck maker Volvo

Dec 27, 2017

The Chinese owner of Sweden's Volvo Cars is buying a stake in truck manufacturer AB Volvo

Nissan executive bows to apologize for inspections scandal

Oct 25, 2017

Nissan Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci has bowed deeply at the Nissan booth at the Tokyo Motor Show to apologize for recent illegal inspections at the automaker

Toyota to highlight reading of driver emotions at Tokyo show

Oct 16, 2017

Toyota to highlight technologies that analyze, anticipate drivers' habits and emotions at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show

Vettel's recklessness plays straight into Hamilton's hands

Sep 17, 2017

Vettel's recklessness plays straight into Hamilton's hands at Singapore Grand Prix

Samsung invests in autonomous driving

Sep 14, 2017

Samsung Electronics Co. says it will spend 75 million euro ($89 million) in TTTech, a Vienna-based company that provides technologies for auto networks and safety controls to Audi cars and others

Nissan shows Leaf electric car revamped with more range

Sep 6, 2017

Nissan's new Leaf electric car goes farther on a charge and comes with a new type of drive technology and the possibility of single-pedal driving

Toyota, Mazda plan $1.6 billion US plant, to partner in EVs

Aug 4, 2017

Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. say they will invest $1.6 billion to set up a joint-venture auto manufacturing plant in the U.S. _ a move that will create up to 4,000 jobs.

Car bomb in Thailand's Muslim-dominated south wounds over 50

May 10, 2017

Suspected insurgents detonated a car bomb outside a busy shopping center in southern Thailand, wounding more than 50 people

Lewis Hamilton coasts to fifth title at Chinese Grand Prix

Apr 9, 2017

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton steered clear of a chaotic start to the Chinese Grand Prix and coasted to victory on Sunday, claiming his fifth title overall in Shanghai

Nissan design chief Albaisa inspired by Cuban, Japan roots

Mar 16, 2017

Alfonso Albaisa draws upon the cultures of Japan, America and Cuba in concocting car designs with a flair that once was lacking at Japanese automakers, critics say, but is becoming evident as they globalize