Top carmakers chase ultra-rich

At the ongoing Beijing International Motor Show, luxury automakers presented their aptitude for design and production of high-end vehicles through new brands and strong product offerings. -China Daily/ANN

South Korea's Hyundai Motor on Sunday unveiled its small sport utility vehicle (SUV) concept targeted at the Chinese market, planning to join a flurry of rivals in tapping the growing segment in the world's biggest market. -Reuters
The museum restored an air-cooled engine and the body of a 1918 Franklin Series 9. -The Japan News
Leading global automakers will showcase more than 1,100 vehicles at Beijing auto show next week. -AFP
BMW Korea unveiled a bigger, faster and more high-tech version of its iconic Mini hatchback. -Korea Herald/ANN
Carmaker aims to sell 7 millionth unit with new model. -Korea Herald/ANN
SCDF issued an advisory on preventing and handling vehicle fires after a taxi burst into flames on Saturday. -ST
Distributor pushing for electric quadricycle to be placed in a new COE category or have it classified as a motorcycle. -MyPaper
Italian government austerity drive. -TNP
Data shows that in 2013 the 10 best-selling cars achieved total sales of 2,871,700 units. -China Daily/ANN
MPVs are supposed to be steady, solid and safe, with space being the key theme. -sgCarMart