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Mazda3 and Mazda6 earn top ratings in government crash tests; Five stars overall for crashworthiness

WASHINGTON /PRNewswire – The 2014 Mazda3 compact sedan and 5-door hatchback received a five-star overall (five-star frontal and five-star side impact) crashworthiness rating in the U.S. government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tests. The Mazda3 also...
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Taiwan carmaker to sell luxury sedan in Russia

(TAIPEI-AFP) – Taiwanese luxury car maker Luxgen Motor said Friday it will start selling vehicles in Russia next month after opening an assembly line in the country. The first Luxgen7 SUV came off the assembly line this week at a plant in Cherkesskon run by its Russian...
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‘One Malaysia,’ an economic model for a diverse nation

Malaysia is only country in Southeast Asia that produces its own cars (Note: The author who became a full-fledged journalist right after college is a witness and at the same a victim of Philippines’ corrupt society, whose worsening economic conditions back then forced him to...
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Honda to recall 268,000 SUVs in US: report

(TOKYO-AFP) – Honda will recall some 268,000 CR-V sport utility vehicles sold in the United States due to the risk of power window switches catching fire in case of water penetration, a report said Sunday. The Japanese automaker will collect and repair free of charge CR-V...
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Volkswagen reports 27.3% sales increase in July

Best July since 1973 with 37,014 units sold • Best year-to-date sales since 1973, a 34.1 percent increase • Best July ever for Passat with 9,007 units • Jetta Sedan achieved sales of 11,666 units • Best July ever for Tiguan, 2,966 units • High-mileage, clean diesel TDI...
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Mitsubishi reports increased June Sales

CYPRESS, Calif., July 3 – Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) today reported June 2012 sales, including 1,461 sales of the Outlander Sport CUV.  This marks a 13 percent increase compared to June of 2011.  Year-to-date sales of Outlander Sport are up 2.6 percent. “We’re...

Obama heads to Michigan to tout jobs plan

WASHINGTON, August 11, 2011 (AFP) – President Barack Obama takes his fight against high unemployment on the road Thursday, highlighting a Michigan firm that makes batteries for hybrid vehicles to tout his green energy jobs plan. Obama will also attend two lucrative fundraisers...