China car market heads for unprecedented second annual drop

Business Dec 10, 2019

China car market heads for unprecedented second annual drop

Car sales in China continued to decline in November, extending a historic slump and all but ensuring a second straight annual drop for the world's biggest auto market. Sales of sedans, sport utility vehicles, minivans and multipurpose vehicles fell 4.2 percent from a year earlier ...

VW accused of deceit in U.K.'s largest class action lawsuit

Business Dec 3, 2019

VW accused of deceit in U.K.'s largest class action lawsuit

Volkswagen AG is facing one of the largest-ever U.K. class action lawsuits, with almost 100,000 vehicle owners accusing it of misleading them by installing emissions-cheating software that made it appear their diesel vehicles met environmental standards. Lawyers for the drivers opened their case Monday, and ...

VW defends Xinjiang car plant after China internment camp cables

Business Nov 27, 2019

VW defends Xinjiang car plant after China internment camp cables

Volkswagen on Tuesday defended its car plant in Xinjiang, after leaked documents shed light on Chinese detention camps in the region holding over a million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities. Volkswagen said in a statement it was "aware of the situation in the region" and ...

Volkswagen unveils new Golf as end of gasoline era nears

Business Oct 25, 2019

Volkswagen unveils new Golf as end of gasoline era nears

Volkswagen unveiled the newest incarnation of its iconic Golf hatchback on Thursday, counting on the bestseller to help fund a costly switch to the electric era and bridge the gap to the cars of the future. The eighth generation of the unglamorous but trusted compact ...

Toyota has plenty for robots to do during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Business Aug 23, 2019

Toyota has plenty for robots to do during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

When athletes and organizers descend on Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games they'll be ferried around in autonomous cars, while torch relay runners will be accompanied by vehicles equipped with artificial intelligence. Robots will ferry javelins and hammers. All told, Toyota Motor Corp. will provide ...