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Infiniti gets own headquarters

Infiniti gets own headquarters

Infiniti (the luxury car brand of Nissan) now has its own headquarters but it’s not in Japan nor in the USA where the brand was born almost 23 years ago. It’s in Hongkong and this location – regarded as the gateway to China – indicates where luxury car sales are […]

AMG opens first store – in China

AMG opens first store – in China

Until recently, AMG – the high-performance division of Mercedes-Benz – has sold its products and accessories through 195 Mercedes-Benz dealerships around the world. Now the division has its own store – the first one in the world – and it’s in China. Also known as an AMG Performance Centre (like […]

Ford Thailand Manufacturing

Ford Thailand Manufacturing

Workers at Ford’s new plant welcoming ‘Job 1’ for the new Ford Focus recently Ford Motor Company’s second plant in Thailand – Ford Thailand Manufacturing (FTM) – recently had its official opening with the roll-out of the all-new Ford Focus. The US$450 million plant is wholly-owned by Ford and complements […]

Record sales for Goodyear

Record sales for Goodyear

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today reported record sales for the first quarter of 2012, with sales of US$5.5 billion, up 2% from the 2011 quarter and a first quarter record.  However, globally, tyre unit volumes were 43 million, down 8% from 2011, reflecting weak industry demand in many […]

Toyota back at No. 1

Toyota back at No. 1

The natural disasters in Japan and Thailand last year lost Toyota a lot of production, allowing GM to overtake it to the No. 1 spot globally. However, the Japanese carmaker has regained the top position after the first three months of this year.    According to the latest data available, […]

F1/Round 4 – Bahrain GP

F1/Round 4 – Bahrain GP

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F1 – 2012 China GP

F1 – 2012 China GP

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Daihatsu Copen production ends in August

Daihatsu Copen production ends in August

In 1999, Daihatsu displayed a roadster concept at the Tokyo Motorshow which it called the Copen. It was reminiscent of the Suzuki Capuccino, another K-car sports model which had ceased production a couple of years earlier. Response to the Copen concept was so positive that Daihatsu, which specializes in compact […]

Kia K9 prices announced

Kia K9 prices announced

Kia has revealed the pricing for its new K9 flagship which will be launched in its domestic market in May. The model, which is technically similar to the Hyundai Genesis, will be priced higher than its cousin and will have a more prestigous image.   There will be two engines […]

2012 World Car of the Year

2012 World Car of the Year

Volkswagen Up! (top) is this year’s World Car of the Year and joins the German carmaker’s previous overall winners, the Polo and Golf For the third time, a Volkswagen model has been picked as the World Car of the Year. This time, it’s the Up! which joins the Polo and Golf […]