Private transport http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25033/all en Rolls-Royce Motors posts record sales for 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/rolls-royce-motors-posts-record-sales-2012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Rolls-Royce Motor Cars reported record car sales in 2012 as demand for its traditional luxury vehicles held up among wealthy Americans and Chinese, although its growth rate slowed down significantly from the previous two years.</p> <p>Rolls, owned by German carmaker BMW, said on Thursday that car sales rose 1 percent to 3,575 in 2012 from 3,538 cars a year earlier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/rolls-royce-motors-posts-record-sales-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Private transport Rolls-Royce Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732560 at http://www.globalpost.com From Italy with luxe: Maserati tempts US drivers with new sedan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/italy-luxe-maserati-tempts-us-drivers-new-sedan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jennifer Clark</p> <p>MILAN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - When rap legend Eminem took a Chrysler sedan for a crawl through dark Detroit streets in a landmark 2011 TV commercial, the car he drove was defiantly "Imported from Detroit."</p> <p>In 2013, with Chrysler back in the black, its Italian parent, Fiat SpA, is trumpeting another new car - one that rockets from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 5 seconds and is decidedly "Imported from Italy."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/italy-luxe-maserati-tempts-us-drivers-new-sedan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fiat Labor Law Private transport Technology Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:45:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732901 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Honda to cut 800 UK jobs on falling European demand http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-honda-cut-800-uk-jobs-falling-european-demand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Japanese carmaker Honda plans to cut around 800 jobs at its plant near Swindon in south west England due to falling demand for its vehicles across mainland Europe.</p> <p>The company, which makes the Honda Civic at the South Marston plant near Swindon, on Friday said it would enter into formal consultation with staff over the cuts which will take place by the second quarter of 2013.</p> <p>Honda employs some 3,500 staff at the South Marston plant.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-honda-cut-800-uk-jobs-falling-european-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Honda Civic Honda Motor Europe Labor Private transport Transport Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:45:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733046 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Honda to cut 800 UK jobs on falling European demand http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-honda-cut-800-uk-jobs-falling-european-demand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Rhys Jones</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Japanese carmaker Honda plans to cut around 800 jobs at its plant near Swindon in southwest England due to falling demand for its vehicles across mainland Europe.</p> <p>The company, which makes the Civic, Jazz and CR-V models at the South Marston plant near Swindon, said on Friday it would enter into formal consultation with staff over the cuts which would likely take place in the second quarter of 2013.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-honda-cut-800-uk-jobs-falling-european-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Honda Honda Motor Europe Labor Private transport Transport Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:30:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733106 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-The future of Formula One sounds sweet to Mercedes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/motor-racing-the-future-formula-one-sounds-sweet-mercedes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alan Baldwin</p> <p>BRIXWORTH, England, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Mercedes-Benz offered a sneak peek at the future of Formula One on Friday and it sounded sweet.</p> <p>The German manufacturer invited reporters into its F1 engine factory in central England to see and hear the V6 power unit that Britain's Lewis Hamilton, for one, will be hoping takes him to another title when it is introduced in 2014.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/motor-racing-the-future-formula-one-sounds-sweet-mercedes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Private transport Transport V8 engine Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:45:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733270 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-Luxury, performance drive buzz at Detroit auto show http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/preview-luxury-performance-drive-buzz-at-detroit-auto-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is the hometown showstopper</p> <p>* Aura of luxury pervades even crossover models</p> <p>* Sneak peek at 'world's fastest convertible'</p> <p>* Mainstream cars, big trucks also on display</p> <p>By Paul Lienert</p> <p>DETROIT, Jan 11 (Reuters) - This year's Detroit auto show, which opens next week, has a decidedly "green" theme. Green as in the color of money, that is.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/preview-luxury-performance-drive-buzz-at-detroit-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Land transport Private transport Transport Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:45:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733381 at http://www.globalpost.com Volkswagen says surprised by recall order in Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/volkswagen-says-surprised-recall-order-brazil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRASILIA, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG said on Saturday that it was surprised by a Brazilian judge's order for the carmaker to recall up to 400,000 of its cars over premature wear of their engines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/volkswagen-says-surprised-recall-order-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of Germany Private transport Transport Volkswagen AG Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 20:30:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733658 at http://www.globalpost.com Ford unveils bolder, lighter F-150 concept truck http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/ford-unveils-bolder-lighter-f-150-concept-truck <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Deepa Seetharaman</p> <p>DETROIT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co unveiled a concept version of its 2015 F-150 pickup truck called the "Atlas" that suggested the next generation of the best-selling vehicle in the United States will have a bolder look and be much lighter.</p> <p>The F-150 concept was outfitted with the next-generation of Ford's turbocharged engine, known as EcoBoost, to wring out more miles per gallon. The F-150 also has active grill shutters on the front of the car and on the wheels to improve aerodynamics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/ford-unveils-bolder-lighter-f-150-concept-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ford Motor Co Land transport Private transport Technology Transport Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:30:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734845 at http://www.globalpost.com Father of Prius hybrid set to become Toyota chairman - execs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/father-prius-hybrid-set-become-toyota-chairman-execs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Norihiko Shirouzu and Kentaro Sugiyama</p> <p>BEIJING/TOKYO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The man who led the development of Toyota Motor Corp's Prius hybrid car is set to become the Japanese automaker's chairman as early as this year, said two senior executives familiar with the matter, in a boardroom shuffle that should do little to lessen president Akio Toyoda's grip.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/father-prius-hybrid-set-become-toyota-chairman-execs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human Interest Private transport Technology Toyota Toyota Motor Corp Transport Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 03:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737553 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-Glock lines up BMW test after Marussia exit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/motor-racing-glock-lines-bmw-test-after-marussia-exit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 22 (Reuters) - Timo Glock will take part in a German Touring Car (DTM) test with BMW in Valencia this week after his departure from the Marussia Formula One team, BMW said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"I have fond memories of my time with BMW Motorsport and am very excited about testing the BMW M3 DTM," the German said in a statement on the BMW website (<a href="http://www.bmw-motorsport.com" title="www.bmw-motorsport.com">www.bmw-motorsport.com</a>).</p> <p>"Furthermore, I am bound to see a few familiar faces in Valencia from my previous time with BMW. I am really looking forward to it."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/motor-racing-glock-lines-bmw-test-after-marussia-exit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Private transport Technology Transport Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737654 at http://www.globalpost.com Record Q4 car sales, but Hyundai Motor bumped from fast lane http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/record-q4-car-sales-hyundai-motor-bumped-fast-lane <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Q4 net profit seen up 7.5 pct to $2 bln</p> <p>* Outlook dampened by currency moves, competition, home market</p> <p>* Hyundai gains in China as Japanese rivals struggle</p> <p>By Hyunjoo Jin</p> <p>SEOUL, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor will report its lowest profit growth since it switched accounting rules in 2011, as record car sales are dented by the impact of a stronger local currency and the cost of compensating drivers in North America for overstated fuel-economy claims.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/record-q4-car-sales-hyundai-motor-bumped-fast-lane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hyundai Kia Automotive Group Hyundai Motor Private transport Transport Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:15:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738527 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Hyundai posts surprise Q4 profit fall on currency, mileage fiasco http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-hyundai-posts-surprise-q4-profit-fall-currency-mileage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Q4 net profit down 6 pct to 1.89 trln won vs. consensus of 2.15 trln</p> <p>* Outlook dampened by currency shifts, competition</p> <p>* Hyundai gains in China as Japanese rivals struggle</p> <p>SEOUL, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co posted a surprise quarterly profit decline after a stronger local currency and the cost of compensating drivers in North America for overstated fuel-economy claims dented car sales.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-hyundai-posts-surprise-q4-profit-fall-currency-mileage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hyundai Kia Automotive Group Hyundai Motor Co Private transport Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 06:00:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738680 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Hyundai posts surprise profit drop as won dulls winning edge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-2-hyundai-posts-surprise-profit-drop-won-dulls-winning-e <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Q4 net profit down 6 pct to 1.89 trln won vs. consensus of 2.15 trln</p> <p>* Outlook dampened by currency shifts, competition</p> <p>* Hyundai gains in China as Japanese rivals struggle</p> <p>By Hyunjoo Jin</p> <p>SEOUL, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co, ranked fifth in global sales with affiliate Kia Motors , posted a surprise quarterly profit drop as a stronger Korean won dented its overseas earnings, sending its shares falling the most in three weeks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-2-hyundai-posts-surprise-profit-drop-won-dulls-winning-e" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hyundai Kia Automotive Group Hyundai Motor Co Private transport Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:30:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738691 at http://www.globalpost.com Renault to build new Nissan hatchback -report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/renault-build-new-nissan-hatchback-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co Ltd plans to build its next hatchback model at one of alliance partner Renault SA's French factories, Les Echos newspaper reported on its website on Thursday.</p> <p>Renault and Nissan Europe declined to confirm the report, which said the new car would be made from 2014 at Renault's Flins or Douai site, and destined for sale across Europe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/renault-build-new-nissan-hatchback-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Nissan Motor Co Ltd Private transport Renault Renault SA Technology Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:00:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739026 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-New Ferrari pays tribute to V8 engine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/motor-racing-new-ferrari-pays-tribute-v8-engine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 30 (Reuters) - Ferrari's new Formula One car will be called the F138 with the name reflecting the year and the eighth and final season of V8 engines, the Italian team said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Ferrari, runners-up to Red Bull last season, will unveil the car at their Maranello factory on Friday before testing it in Spain next week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/motor-racing-new-ferrari-pays-tribute-v8-engine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Private transport Transport Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:30:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741444 at http://www.globalpost.com