Auto Sector

New Mini convertible with evolutionary design

New Mini convertible with evolutionary designMunich  - The new Mini convertible will be unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in early 2009 with an evolutionary design concept, a more economical engine and other modifications, according to a recent announcement.

First photos of new Mercedes E Class

Stuttgart  - Detailed photographs of the new Mercedes E Class, set to launch at next year's Geneva Motor Show, have been revealed showing a redesigned front with trapezoidal headlights stretching into the fenders and edgy design elements found in the C Class.

Honda gives glimpse of Insight hybrid

Honda gives glimpse of Insight hybridDetroit - Honda has given a glimpse of the 2010

Park-assist systems need improvement, test finds

Munich  - Several carmakers are offering park-assist systems as standard or extra equipment to help the driver steer into narrow parking spots, but most of the systems promise more than they can do, according to a test conducted by Germany's automobile association ADAC.

Tokyo predicts first-time-ever operating loss

Tokyo predicts first-time-ever operating lossNagoya, Japan - Toyota Motor Corp, Japan's largest automaker, said Monday it expected the first operative loss in the company's history as car sales around the world plunged due to the global financial crisis.