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German Prosecutors turn up the Heat on Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn

. . FRANKFURT – Pressure mounted on Volkswagen Automotive Group on Monday as German prosecutors launched a criminal investigation of former Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn and other unnamed executives on suspicion of fraud in connection with an emissions cheating scandal that has rocked the car maker. Mr. Winterkorn stepped down as the CEO of Volkswagen […]

September 28th, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Read More »

Volkswagen Urged to Come Clean over Diesel Vehicles

. . Lawyers for UK drivers have urged Volkswagen to “come clean” over exactly which cars have been affected in Britain by the emissions-rigging scandal that has rocked the global car industry. Law firm Leigh Day, which is representing hundreds of Volkswagen drivers in the UK, said there was a “woeful lack of clarity” over […]

September 27th, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Read More »

Mitsubishi Reveals the Next-Generation Pajero Sport in Thailand

  The SUV sports the company’s new design language and comes with a “Dynamic Shield” front fascia. It has swept-back headlamps, LED daytime running lights, a grille with chrome slats and the Mitsubishi logo in middle. There are C-shaped chrome inserts on either sides of the front air-intake and the bumper houses a pair of […]

August 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Read More »

Thai Culture Minister Threatens to Fine Pretties for Public Indecency

  BANGKOK – Culture Minister Veera Rojpojanarat is threatening take legal action against models and pretties at the Bangkok International Motor Show 2015 for exposing too much of themselves. Minister Veera Rojpojanarat came after models (pretties) covered only in body paint got patrons at a Bangkok International Motor Show preview a bit too revved up. […]

March 25th, 2015 | Posted in Automotive,Regional News | Read More »

Falling Sales Threaten Thailand’s Car Manufacturing Sector

  BANGKOK – Political uncertainty and Falling car sales in Thailand are raising concerns that Southeast Asia’s leading car-manufacturing nation could lose out to competitors in the region, especially Indonesia. The Thai government on Tuesday reported a nearly 11% year-to-year drop in domestic car sales for February, marking the 21st consecutive month of decline. The […]

March 25th, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Read More »

Mercedes to Assemble the C300 BlueTEC Hybrid in Thonburi, Thailand

. BANGKOK -Mercedes-Benz (Thailad) has confirmed that it will assemble the C 300 BlueTEC Hybrid at the Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant Co in Thailand’s Samut Prakan province. The factory, which started operations in 1979 assembling the W123, already rolls out BlueTEC Hybrid versions of W212 E-Class and the W222 S-Class. Already strong Thai demand for […]

March 16th, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Read More »

Thailand Probes Toyota for Tax Grab over Prius

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Network (NACN) has asked the Finance Ministry to investigate if Toyota Motor Thailand has understated taxes by claiming the Toyota Prius is a completely-knocked-down (CKD) vehicle, Bangkok Post reports. NACN secretary-general Mongkolkit Suksintharanon told the English-language daily that if the Prius is judged to be an imported (CBU) car, the […]

March 10th, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Read More »

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