Daily Archives: January 8, 2015

UK new-car sales in 2014 hit 10-year high

UK new-car sales rose 9 percent last year to hit their highest level in 10 years at 2.47 million units, cementing the UK’s place as Europe’s second-largest car market, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said today.

Ariel rolls out the Nomad, a buggy with 235hp

The Ariel Nomad has a Honda engine with 235hp.
The British manufacturer has officially unveiled its new all-terrain vehicle, the Ariel Nomad. The two-seater buggy has an ultra-sporty appearance and packs a Honda motor with 235hp.

General Motors set sales records in China in 2014

General Motors and its joint ventures sold a record 3,539,970 vehicles in China in 2014, an average of one vehicle every 9 seconds and almost 9,700 vehicles each day. GM’s sales were up 12.0% from the previous high of 3,160,377 vehicles sold in 2013.

PSA will move out of Paris headquarters

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will move out of its Paris headquarters in 2017 to a location in the city’s western suburbs as part of a cost-saving push under its new part-Chinese ownership structure.

PSA France director Xavier Duchemin revealed the decision today on the sidelines of a New Year press conference at the building on the prestigious Avenue de la Grande Armee, near the Arc de Triomphe monument.

8 years after fatal crash, Toyota lawsuit heads to trial

8 years after fatal crash, Toyota lawsuit heads to trial (AP Photo/Minnesota Public Radio, Tom Weber, File)
By STEVE KARNOWSKI
Associated Press

A Minnesota driver who went to prison for a crash that killed three people grabbed national attention when he was freed amid reports of Toyota Camrys that would mysteriously accelerate. Eight years after that accident, his lawsuit against the Japanese automaker goes to trial Wednesday. Koua Fong Lee and other survivors of the crash are seeking damages from Toyota.