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Audi to sell 1 million vehicles in 2008

Audi to sell 1 million vehicles in 2008

New A4 Avant will be one of the major sellers in Europe for Audi this year Audi sold more than 426,200 vehicles worldwide from January to May this year and expects to achieve a one million unit figure for the year, as planned. ?We have set a sales target of […]

Toyota to make Camry Hybrid in Thailand

Toyota to make Camry Hybrid in Thailand

US version of the Camry Hybrid Toyota Motor Corporation, which was the first company to introduce and sell cars with hybrid powerplants in large volumes has announced plans to produce a hybrid variant of its Camry sedan in Thailand. Production is set to begin in 2009 at Toyota Motor Thailand?s […]

60 million Cubs in 50 years

60 million Cubs in 50 years

Cumulative worldwide production of Honda Cub motorcycles has passed the 60-million mark, just 5 months before?the 50th anniversary of the motorcycle that was the first motorised transport for millions of people. The ?Cub? name was actually used before the motorcycles existed as there was a model of the same name […]

Toyota hybrid sales pass 1.4 million worldwide

Toyota hybrid sales pass 1.4 million worldwide

The first mass-produced hybrid car?was launched in 1997 Since introducing the world?s first mass-produced vehicle with a hybrid powerplant ? the Prius – in late 1997, sales of Toyota hybrid vehicles has exceeded 1.4 million units worldwide (cumulative sales till the end of March 2008). Not surprisingly, Toyota is the […]

F1: Ferrari 1-2, BMW 3-4 in Bahrain

F1: Ferrari 1-2, BMW 3-4 in Bahrain

A bad outing for McLaren-Mercedes with Hamilton finishing an uncharacteristic 13th and Koivalainen finishing 5th. The team has now dropped to third position in the championship ? Panasonic Toyota improved its championship position with Trulli and Glock collecting points in Bahrain Webber’s 7th placing gave Red Bull Renault?some more points […]

29th Bangkok International Motorshow

29th Bangkok International Motorshow

Since embarking on a course (from the early 1990s) to become an automotive hub in Asia, Thailand has succeeded in becoming a ‘Detroit of the East’. While a certain Malaysian ‘professor’ argued that it cannot be called a ‘Detroit’ because ‘they don’t even sell many American cars there’, the point […]