The United States has proposed eliminating over 30 years its tariffs on Japanese light vehicles but Japan rejected the proposal because the time period is unusually long, Kyodo News reported on Saturday. Read more

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Success has many fathers but failure is an orphan, or so the saying goes. Though many names are associated with the Ford Mustang's extraordinary half-century run, the irrepressible Lee Iacocca sits at the top of that list. Read more

A document created by supplier Delphi Automotive in May 2006 and released Friday by a congressional committee confirms that a General Motors engineer, Ray DeGiorgio, agreed to a redesign of the now-recalled ignition switch without changing the part... Read more

A change in the way it measures currency in Venezuela will cause Fiat Chrysler Automobile's Chrysler Group LLC unit to take a $130 million charge in its first quarter, Chrysler said today in a filing with federal regulators. Read more

Most General Motors dealers continue to wait as parts that were expected to arrive this week to repair faulty ignitions on millions of recalled small cars only trickle in. The wait is disruptive to business, some dealers said today. Read more

A congressional committee said today there were "failures within the system" over the handling of flawed ignition switches in General Motors vehicles, which have been linked to 13 deaths. Read more

Chevrolet is dropping the top on the Corvette Z06 for 2015 and the convertible is being billed as the Stingray for owners who want it all. Read more

The co-owner of a California luxury-car dealership pleaded guilty in federal court to making illegal political campaign donations in the name of a foreign national, according to court documents. Read more

The 2003 Saturn Ion was supposed to be a pivotal car for GM. Instead, it came to represent the compromises and corner cutting that almost destroyed GM and now find the company in a global recall of some of its most popular models. Read more

More than 80 percent of consumers in the United States, Australia and Britain believe connected-vehicle technology will make driving safer, a new survey by the University of Michigan finds. Read more

"Weltauto", das klingt ganz groß. Tatsächlich stecken dahinter meist schlichte Modelle, die hohe Stückzahlen bringen sollen. So wie der Mitsubishi Space Star. Aber wer sich in Zurückhaltung übt, wird den Zwerg zu schätzen lernen. Read more


Saudi transport minister, Jabara Al-Suraiseri has announced the Asharqia metro is in its final stages, with the dates for its operation to be announced later, Arab News has reported. “Railway projects will contribute in expanding the railway network in the kingdom and increase local investment, eventually attracting foreign investment,” the minister said. The Kingdom’s strategic […] Read more

Abdullah Bintoaq, Senior Maritime Inspection Director, DMCA.

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has announced the launch of a new initiative covering the issuance of Safe Manning Documents for marine crafts. In line with this, all commercial marine crafts and traditional dhows, with the exception of abras, are required to obtain a Safe Manning Document before boating in Dubai waters. The new ruling […] Read more

Abdullah Ali Al Madani, CEO of RTA Corporate Technical Support Services Sector

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has obtained the certification of the ISO 55001 standard; which was issued on 15 January 2014, for its NAMA Asset Management System, thus has become the first government entity worldwide to obtain this international certification, following an audit conducted by the international auditing company SGS through its office in […] Read more

JTC’s growing power rental capacity meets increasing demand in the GCC region

Jassim Transport & Stevedoring Company W.L.L. (JTC), a diversified business entity with interests in Ports, Contract Logistics, Equipment Leasing and Power Rental, has entered into an agreement with Chicago Maintenance & Construction Co. W.L.L to install and maintain a 4MW power project at a major construction site in Qatar. The agreement marks a strategic expansion ... Read more

dubai customs

Dubai Customs has announced the formation of a special working team to provide all Customs facilitations to a contingent of more than 16,000 Chinese visitors from Nu Skin company. These lucky employees are expected to arrive in batches to Dubai as a reward from the company for the unparalleled results they have achieved. DC has […] Read more


Toyota Motor Corp has announced 6.39 million vehicles are to be recalled globally for faults affecting various parts ranging from steering to seats in the company’s second-largest recall to date, Reuters has reported. The glitches were found in 27 Toyota models including the RAV4 SUV and Yaris subcompact, Toyota said. Toyota said faults were also […] Read more


Volkswagen AG has said it will stop selling about 27,000 current model year Jettas, Beetles, Beetle Convertibles and Passats with 1.8-liter engines and automatic transmissions in North America because transmission oil may leak, Reuters has reported. Volkswagen said it would notify federal safety regulators and contact customers with the affected vehicles. VW said vehicles sold […] Read more


BMW has said it has sold a record 212,908 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce branded vehicles in March, up 11.3% from the year earlier, thanks to increased demand across all regions for its sports utility vehicles, Reuters has reported. “This is the first time in the company’s history that over 200,000 vehicles were delivered to customers […] Read more


For its second consecutive year, Renault KSA launched recently an event at the Holiday Inn Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to award three of its top-performing employees from its three locations in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam for outstanding achievements on Customer Satisfaction targets of 2013. Details of this year’s certificate recipients are as follows. Best Parts Manager […] Read more

Al Tayer Motors aftersales-team receiving the recognition from Ford Middle East.

Al Tayer Motors, the official Ford and Lincoln importer-dealer in the UAE, has topped Ford Motor Company’s 2013 Middle East Service Excellence accreditation rankings for its after-sales service centres located at Al Quoz, Sheikh Zayed Road, and Al Khabesi in Dubai, and in Ras Al Khaimah. Premier Motors, the official Ford dealer in Abu Dhabi […] Read more

Nach 13 Jahren ohne kompaktes Kombimodell hat es Honda nun auch kapiert: So ein Auto ist extrem wichtig in Europa. Deswegen gibt es den Civic ab sofort auch als Kombivariante - und die trumpft gleich mit Superstauraum auf. Read more

Lufthansa Group oplevede i marts et fald antallet af passagerer på 0,9 pct. i forhold til samme måned året før.

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Bilgiganten Toyota tilbagekalder 6,4 millioner biler. I Danmark bliver op til 15.000 Toyota-ejere berørt.



German automaker, Volkswagen has reported a 4.8% increase in sales at its core passenger-car brand in March to 557,800 vehicles, as growing demand from Europe and Asia outweighed declines in the Americas, Reuters has reported. First-quarter deliveries at the VW namesake brand, which accounted for almost half of the group’s 9.7 million global sales in […] Read more

Over halvdelen af de tilbagekaldte Toyota’er har potentielt en fejl, der kan kortslutte førerens air bag.


Sultan Al Kutbi, Director of Monitoring & Enforcement, RTA Licensing Agency

The Monitoring & Enforcement Department, Licensing Agency, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has recently carried out an awareness campaign targeting transportation companies in Dubai to familiarize them with the registration of trailers and semi-trailers with a view to identifying the most frequent offences and sorting them out, which will accordingly diffuse the ... Read more

Attending the “New Silk Way” conference was (from left) DP World Group CEO Mohammed Sharaf, KTZ Vice President Kanat Alpysbayev, and DP World Senior Vice President and Managing Director India Subcontinent Region Anil Singh.

Global marine terminal operator DP World has hosted a conference in Dubai aimed at fostering partnerships to facilitate increased trade between Asia and Europe along the “New Silk Way” through Kazakhstan. The conference, held ... Read more