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  • China's electric vehicle sales surged five-fold in the first 10 months of 2014, powered by Beijing subsidies. As China's demand for luxury and premium cars cools, the Guangzhou autoshow this week hosts a separate event dedicated to green vehicles. "China's green vehicle market will be huge," said Arnold Chan, Deputy Chairman of China Dynamics Holdings Ltd..

  • GUANGZHOU, China, Nov 18- Daimler AG will give its new luxury baby, the Mercedes-Maybach limousine, a glitzy world debut at this week's Guangzhou autoshow, even as analysts warn the end is nigh for China's 10- year high-end car sales boom. Instead, to cut costs and cushion potential discounts as luxury demand cools, they're starting or expanding production in China.

  • NEWPORT BEACH, California, Nov 17- Toyota Motor Corp on Monday said it will introduce its first mass-market fuel cell car in the United States next year, hoping to replicate the success of its Prius hybrid with a vehicle that runs on hydrogen instead of gasoline. The four-person sedan named Mirai, the Japanese word for "future", will be at California dealerships in...

  • ORLANDO/ WASHINGTON, Nov 16- In recent weeks, hundreds of thousands of U.S. More than 17 million cars have been recalled worldwide, including over 11 million in the United States. Robert Lamoureux, 47, a coordinator for an events production firm in Orlando, heard about exploding airbags on the news weeks ago and confirmed on Honda's website that his 2002 Accord SE...

  • BERLIN, Nov 14- Fuel-cell technology is becoming cheaper and will be commercially viable for mass use in cars by 2025, a senior executive at auto industry supplier Robert Bosch said on Friday. Daimler, Hyundai, Nissan, Ford, Toyota, Honda and General Motors are all developing fuel-cell vehicles. Toyota and Honda plan to start selling fuel-cell vehicles next year.

  • BOSTON, Nov 13- Two U.S.-based groups representing some of the world's biggest automakers have agreed on privacy standards for securing vast quantities of data generated by the dozens of tiny computers and tracking systems used in modern vehicles. Senator Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, said automakers should allow customers to opt out of having...

  • TIMELINE-Takata air bag recalls Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:30 PM ET

    Honda and Takata deny fault and settle for an undisclosed sum. Her family sues Honda and Takata for more than $75 million in April 2011, claiming they knew of the air bag problems as early as 2004. Honda and Takata settle in January 2013 for $3 million, according to court documents. April 27- Honda recalls 896,000 Honda and Acura 2001-03 cars in order to find...

  • Wednesday's trading session saw a mixed picture in Asia, with Tokyo shares stealing the limelight to finish at a 7-year high.

  • EXCLUSIVE-Honda grandees chide CEO over quality, recalls Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 4:17 AM ET

    BEIJING/ TOKYO, Nov 12- Two former Honda Motor chiefs have called on CEO Takanobu Ito this year, urging him to focus more on quality issues, increasing the pressure he's already under from U.S. regulators and politicians over mass air bag recalls. Nobuhiko Kawamoto and Hiroyuki Yoshino made separate visits to Ito at the Japanese car maker's Tokyo headquarters,...

  • Making cars safer: have the driver do less Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Nov 12- As millions of cars are under recall for potentially lethal air bags, designers are trying to reduce the need for the device- using sensors, radar, cameras and lasers to prevent collisions in the first place. The U.S.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that forward-collision warning systems cut vehicle-to-vehicle crashes by...

  • DETROIT, Nov 11- Chrysler Group will begin replacing potentially defective air bag inflators made by Takata Corp in more than 371,000 U.S. vehicles in early December, according to documents filed by the automaker with U.S. safety regulators. Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said in documents filed with NHTSA that Takata "has made no determination of...

  • Nissan's recall in June covered vehicles in four U.S. states and territories. Nissan said in a statement on Monday that it had expanded the June recall based on additional information from Takata and after consulting with NHTSA. An unidentified number of the recalled vehicles have already been repaired, according to a letter Nissan filed with NHTSA.

  • TOKYO, Nov 6- Japanese stocks sagged on Thursday afternoon as investors closed positions following strong gains in the last three trading days, wiping out morning advances for Toyota Motor Co. The Nikkei benchmark dropped 0.6 percent to 16,826.21 by 0244 GMT. "Hedge funds are now closing positions after the Bank of Japan's additional easing.

  • TOKYO, Nov 6- Japanese stocks edged up and hovered near seven-year highs on Thursday as the yen fell against the dollar after Republicans swept U.S. mid-term elections, while Toyota Motor Corp jumped after it raised its full-year outlook. The Nikkei soared 8.2 percent in the last three trading days as investors cheered the Bank Of Japan's shock move on Friday to...

  • FACTBOX-Winners and losers from weak Russian rouble Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 9:13 AM ET

    Russia's exporting energy companies should benefit from a weaker rouble as they sell oil, gas and products in foreign currencies, mainly U.S. dollars, but some are also taking a hit because of large levels of debt held in foreign currencies. Rosneft, Russia's leading oil producer and the world's largest listed oil firm by output, posted 1 billion roubles in third...

  • Asia stocks were under pressure on Wednesday amid concerns over oil and Chinese growth, but Japanese markets continued to outperform the region.

  • TOKYO, Nov 5- Toyota Motor Corp raised its full-year operating profit forecast by 9.1 percent on Wednesday as a sharp decline in the yen against increases the value of repatriated earnings and makes up for lower vehicle sales. The world's biggest automaker now expects operating profit of 2.50 trillion yen for the business year ending March 31, rather than the...

  • TOKYO, Nov 5- Japanese stocks stepped back on Wednesday morning as heavyweight Softbank tumbled after slashing its profit forecast, while the broader market took a breather after outsized gains inspired by a fresh stimulus drive by the Bank of Japan. We're seeing investors taking profits this morning, "said Takashi Hiroki, chief strategist at Monex in Tokyo.

  • *Nissan most exposed Japan carmaker to China. Nissan, the most exposed of Japan's automakers to the Chinese market, said its vehicle sales in China fell 12 percent in the July-September period and cut its full-year sales forecast for the world's biggest auto market to 1.27 million vehicles from 1.43 million, an 11 percent drop. "In China, the general weakness in the...

  • YOKOHAMA, Nov 4- Nissan Motor Co reported a slight increase in second-quarter profit on Tuesday, beating analyst estimates, as record sales in the United States dulled the impact of a slowdown in China. Weakness in China and other emerging markets led Nissan to lower its global sales forecast by 200,000 vehicles, the automaker said on Tuesday.