Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reviews VW’s ID.3, finds it short of usual fit and finish

Reviewing the ID.3, Volkswagen’s new electric car offering, Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said, it falls short of the carmaker’s usual standards of fit and finish; also it had a limited operating range. The review comes ahead of the launch of the ID.3 “The inner side of the hood looks like it was painted with…

U.S. engineering & design firm Silk EV enters MOU with China’s FAW to produce Hongqi branded sports cars

On Monday, Silk EV, a little-known U.S.-based engineering and design firm disclosed it plans on investing $1.41 billion (10 billion yuan) in order to make sports cars with China’s FAW Group under the Hongqi brand, the brand of choice for China’s late revolutionary leader Chairman Mao Zedong. Silk EV has signed a memorandum of understanding…

Indonesian airlines Garuda Indonesia cancels $6 billion orders for Boeing 737-MAX 8

Negotiations with Boeing are ongoing. Garuda Indonesia has said, it could switch the order with other Boeing models. Airbus SE jets are not, yet, being considered. On Friday, Fuad Rizal, the Chief Financial Officer of Indonesia’s national carrier Garuda Indonesia stated, the airlines has sent a letter to Boeing Co asking it to cancel an…

Japanese carmaker Subaru to recall 2.3 million vehicles globally

The comparatively tiny Japanese automaker is facing a series of quality assurance related issues over rapid expansion in the U.S. In a significant development, Japan’s Subaru Corp stated it plans on recalling nearly 2.3 million vehicles globally over an issue with brake lights. This will be the automaker’s biggest-ever recall as it struggles with a…

Toyota’s opens up on its autonomous automated technologies at CES

Toyota Motor Corp showcased its automated safety technology “Guardian” as well as its full self-driving system – the “Chauffeur” at the annual CES at Las Vegas. As per a statement from Toyota Research Institute’s chief executive Gill Pratt, the carmaker’s automated safety technology “Guardian” will feature in its model “in the 2020s”. Pratt disclosed this…