LONDON (AFP) - Lotus have set their sights on a top-three finish in this year's Formula One (F1) world championship after becoming the first team to unveil their car for the forthcoming campaign.
FRANKFURT (REUTERS) - French car maker Renault is considering the complete closure of factories because of the dire state of the European automobile market, the company's chief operating officer was quoted as saying on Sunday.
(REUTERS) - Fiat SpA filed a lawsuit in a United States (US) court against the healthcare trust that owns part of Chrysler Group LLC, claiming the trust failed to meet its obligation to sell a small stake in the US automaker after the two sides disagreed on price.
MILAN (AFP) - Italian auto giant Fiat's future plans, amid a collapse in sales, have put Italy on edge with trade unions warning that the country's biggest private sector employer is set to announce factory closures.
RAYONG, Thailand (AP) - Ford Motor Co says its Focus small car is on track to become the best-selling car in the world this year, trumping the Toyota Corolla.
BEIJING (AFP) - United States (US) auto giant Ford Motor said on Tuesday it would bring its Lincoln brand to China in two years, pitching the vehicle to the luxury segment of the world's largest car market.
SYDNEY (AFP) - Some 23,000 cheap Chinese-made cars were on Wednesday recalled in Australia after asbestos was found in their engines, with unions demanding to know how they came to be in the country.
TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's Isuzu Motors will spend 30 billion yen (S$477 million) to build new factories in China and India to tap rising demand for pickup trucks in the fast-growing markets, a report said on Tuesday.
SOROCABA , Brazil (AFP) - Japan's Toyota, the world's biggest carmaker, on Thursday inaugurated a US$600 million (US$746 million) plant in the south-eastern state of Sao Paulo, its third in Brazil, with the aim of producing 70,000 cars a year initially.
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan (REUTERS) - The strong yen in Japan is causing Toyota Motor Corp to consider moving some production to North America from Japan, said Mr Jim Lentz, sales chief executive of Toyota Motor Corp's United States (US) unit.