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  • Jeep Wrangler can meet US emissions rules into the 2020s

    November 29, 2017 11:16 PM 29

    A Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is displayed on a ramp at the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California. November 29, 2017. — Reuters pic LOS ANGELES, Nov 30 — The new Jeep Wrangler unveiled yesterday should meet US CO2 emissions rules into the 2020s, the head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Jeep sport utility vehicle brand told Reuters. Mike Manley

  • Fiat holds the most European Car of the Year titles

    November 28, 2017 11:19 PM 32

    The Fiat 124 (Spider version seen here) was the Italian car-maker's first Car of the Year winner. — AFP pic PARIS, Nov 29 — Since 1964, 54 different vehicles have been crowned with the title of Europe’s Car of the Year. Italian manufacturer Fiat has the most titles to its name, with nine wins for its Fiat 124 (1967), 128 (1970), 127 (1972), Uno (1984), Tipo (1989), Punto

  • Citroën C3 Aircross shortlisted for Car of the Year 2018 award

    November 28, 2017 11:19 AM 39

    The new Citroen C3 Aircross manages to remain gender neutral, finding that right blend of elegance and aggression. ― Picture courtesy of CitroenGENEVA, Nov 28 — The Citroën C3 Aircross compact SUV has been picked by the Car of the Year award jury as one of seven finalists shortlisted for the prestigious prize. The winner will be announced March 5, 2018, and will follow

  • 1964 Le Mans-winning Ferrari on offer at Rétromobile 2018 auction

    November 26, 2017 10:50 PM 30

    The Ferrari 275 P #0816, winner of the 1964 Le Mans 24 hour race, from the collection of Pierre Bardinon. — The Cahier Archive pic via AFPPARIS, Nov 27 — Auction house Artcurial Motorcars has revealed some of the collector cars set to go under the hammer at its upcoming auction, held alongside the Rétromobile classic and collector car show in Paris February

  • Grab Malaysia launches lounge at Sunway Pyramid

    November 21, 2017 9:37 AM 30

    Grab Malaysia said it planned to set up similar lounges at other Sunway Malls next year. — Reuters picPETALING JAYA, Nov 21 — Popular e-hailing service company, Grab Malaysia today launched its first lounge at the main entrance of Sunway Pyramid to improve the overall ride experience for Grab customers and to provide a safe, convenient and affordable

  • Honda Jazz Hybrid named car of the year

    November 6, 2017 3:28 PM 41

    The Honda Jazz Hybrid on the road. — Pictures courtesy of Honda MalaysiaKUALA LUMPUR, Nov 6 — Honda Jazz Hybrid was declared the “2017 Overall Car of the Year” at the Malaysia Car of the Year (COTY) Awards 2017 here tonight. Honda and Mercedes-Benz were the biggest winners of the night’s event, each winning five awards in various categories

  • Catalan pro-independence party says will take part in December 21 election

    October 30, 2017 12:21 PM 34

    MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan pro-independence party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) will take part in a snap regional election Dec. 21, it said on Monday, in a tactic admission that the previous ruling party in Catalonia had been fired and parliament dissolved. “Taking part in Dec. 21 is an opportunity to better consolidate the Republic ... They’ve

  • China’s Baidu teams up with Shouqi on driverless cars

    October 28, 2017 3:17 PM 36

    Chinese search engine giant Baidu and Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur, a car-hailing operator, are joining up to develop driverless vehicles. — Reuters picBEIJING, Oct 28 — Chinese search engine giant Baidu and Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur, a car-hailing operator, are joining up to develop driverless vehicles, the official Xinhua media service reported

  • Spanish unemployment falls as economy grows

    October 26, 2017 7:31 AM 28

    MADRID--Spain's unemployment rate fell to 16.38% in the third quarter of 2017, the country's statistics agency, said on Thursday. The third-quarter unemployment figure is a decline from the 17.22% the Instituto Nacional de Estadistica reported in the first quarter. Robust economic growth since the country emerged from a deep recession in 2013 had created

  • Dish extends hands-free channel surfing throughout the home

    October 25, 2017 3:14 PM 71

    Dish was the first TV provider to let you control what you watch using Amazon's Alexa digital assistant. Now it's available for every TV in the house. Fans of Dish Network's hands-free channel changing ability are in luck. The satellite TV provider will now let you change the channel on all the TVs in your house using Amazon's digital assistant Alexa