carmaker carmaker  /ˈkɑr ˌmeɪ kər/


  • (n) a business engaged in the manufacture of automobiles


  1. With the sports carmaker beginning to struggle under the weight of that debt, Porsche and Piech met in Salzburg, Austria on Wednesday to end the feud.
  2. Akio Toyoda, grandson of the carmaker's founder, takes over during a turning point in automotive history.
  3. The Japanese carmaker is laughing off the criticism and it may be laughing all the way to the bank.


  1. Audi ramps up Hungarian production in boost to economy

    GYOR, Hungary (Reuters) - German carmaker Audi launched production on Wednesday at a 900 million euro (765.8 million pounds) plant in Hungary, giving a much-needed boost to the country's sluggish economy. ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Best days for Toyota's U.S. market share look over for now

    NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said it is unlikely to recapture its peak market share it held four years ago in the United States, its biggest market, the latest sign the Japanese carmaker is shifting from aggressively expanding sales to improving quality. Toyota, the third best-selling carmaker in the United States after General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co , is likely to earn ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Nissan Expects Thai Slump to Limit Southeast Asia Sales Growth

    Nissan Motor Co. (7201) , Japan ’s second-largest carmaker, said a slump in demand in Thailand will undermine sales growth in Southeast Asia. Sales in the five Southeast Asian countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines , Thailand, and Vietnam , will probably reach 270,000 units in the 12 months ending March, compared with about 260,000 a year earlier, Takayuki Kimura, the Bangkok-based ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. "The message . . . to every car buyer and carmaker would be this: The price of gasoline is never going back down. Therefore, if you buy a big gas guzzler today, you are locking yourself into perpetually high gasoline bills. You are buying a pig that...
    on Jun 1, 2008 By: Thomas Friedman Source: Arizona Daily Star

  2. "State assistance is out of the question for any carmaker that decides to close a French site," Fillon said.
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Francois Fillon Source: Bloomberg

  3. "As the public debate has become more intense, we've suddenly seen what can be achieved," Dimas said. "Just about every carmaker is now bringing out low-emission vehicles on the market -- and that is true for every segment."
    on Sep 9, 2007 By: Stavros Dimas Source: Reuters AlertNet

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