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WASHINGTON (AFP) - Key United States (US) lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors (GM) detail its handling of potential safety problems with the Chevrolet Volt after three of the Volt's electric batteries caught fire following safety tests.
SHANGHAI (AFP) - Auto sales in China slid 2.4 per cent in November from a year earlier to around 1.66 million vehicles, marking the second straight monthly decline, an industry group said on Friday.
General Motors hinted strongly not too long ago that there would be right-hand-drive versions of its American icons such as the Camaro and Corvette.
Lexus' latest GS is 30mm taller, 40mm wider in front and 50mm wider in the rear than its predecessor. But its length and wheelbase remain unchanged.
When Toyota Motor president Akio Toyoda (right) took the rostrum for his opening address on Wednesday at the Tokyo Motor Show 2011, there were moments his emotions got the better of him. And who could blame the man?
Can a hybrid be fun and relatively inexpensive? Honda thinks so. The CR-Z is a compact hatch powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine assisted by a 10kW motor.
SEOUL (REUTERS) - The South Korean unit of Renault said on Thursday that it planned to idle its local plant for 10 days in December as the slowing global economy and sluggish domestic sales bite.
AMSTERDAM (REUTERS) - The administrator for Swedish car-maker Saab will ask a court to end its voluntary reorganisation for the cash-strapped company, potentially opening the door for creditors to liquidate one of Sweden's best-known brands.
BEIJING (AFP) - Volkswagen has reportedly received approval to construct a new plant in western China's Xinjiang region, but the German auto giant said it has not yet decided to go ahead with the project.

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