The Toyota Prius was launched in Japan in 1997 and has been on sale in Singapore since 2000. Although the petrol-electric car is no longer a novelty, it is still relatively uncommon.
TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's Honda Motor said on Thursday it is recalling more than 320,000 vehicles worldwide because of a door lock defect.
PARIS (REUTERS) - Renault said former chief operating officer Patrick Pelata is leaving the French automaker more than a year after he gave up the No. 2 job over his role in a mishandled espionage investigation.
TOKYO (REUTERS) - Honda Motor started building a second production line at its Malacca plant in Malaysia on Thursday where it will build hybrid and small-sized vehicles as local demand grows for green cars, the Japanese automaker said.
DETROIT (REUTERS) - Mr Dan Ammann wants it understood he's not one of the grey-suited 'bean counters' who once dominated, and nearly destroyed, General Motors (GM).
DETROIT, Michigan (AFP) - Honda Motor is ramping up production in the United States (US) and expects to double its US-made vehicle exports in the next few years, a senior Honda official said on Wednesday.
FRANKFURT (REUTERS) - General Motors' (GM) European unit Opel has named Mr Michael Lohscheller, who helped turn around Volkswagen's (VW) loss-making United States (US) operations, as its new chief financial officer (CFO) as part of a broader management reshuffle.
(REUTERS) - United States (US) safety regulators said they are investigating possible throttle-control problems with an estimated 730,000 older model Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute small sport utility vehicles (SUVs).
PARIS (REUTERS) - France made clear on Wednesday it is not prepared to provide aid to struggling carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen unless it makes concessions that could include suspending dividends.
PRAGUE (AFP) - Czech-based carmaker TPCA, a joint venture between France's PSA Peugeot Citroen and Japan's Toyota, said on Tuesday it would cut 345 jobs from its 2,800 work force amid declining sales.