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The last-ever Land Rover Defender, a vehicle beloved by Queen Elizabeth II and featured in Hollywood blockbusters, rolled off the production line Friday after 68 years of being made in Britain. Indian-owned carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) had already announced in late 2013 that the group would stop making the…

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Italian luxury sports car manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini has surpassed the 3,000 units mark for the first time, after delivering 3,245 vehicles in 2015, the company informed in a statement. "In 2015 Lamborghini delivered an exceptional sales performance and new records in all key business figures, confirming the strength of our…

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General Motors Co said on Thursday it is reorganizing certain vehicle engineering operations to speed efforts to develop autonomous and electrified vehicles. Doug Parks, GM's vice president for global product programs, will become vice president for autonomous technology and vehicle execution, reporting to Mark Reuss, head of global product development.…

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French automobile manufacturer Renault is looking to intensify its operations in Iran and prepare future model releases in association with its two local partners. For more than ten years without interruption, Renault Pars, a joint venture with Iran's two main auto manufacturers, Saipa and Iran Khodro, has enabled the Group…

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Toyota on Wednesday kept the title of world's biggest automaker for the fourth straight year after saying it sold 10.15 million vehicles globally in 2015, driving past Volkswagen and General Motors. Dented by a pollution-cheating scandal, Volkswagen earlier logged sales of 9.93 million vehicles worldwide, while Chevrolet and Cadillac maker…

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Toyota Motor Corp and Daihatsu Motor Co Ltd will decide at board meetings on Friday if Toyota will make the Japanese minivehicle maker a wholly owned subsidiary, Jiji news agency reported. Toyota on Wednesday said it was considering buying out the rest of Daihatsu, in which the world's largest automaker…

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German luxury carmaker BMW today launched an updated version of its diesel-powered BMW 3 Series sedan in India, priced between Rs 35.9 lakh and Rs 44.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The new 3 Series is locally produced at the BMW plant in Chennai and can be ordered at dealerships across India…

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With just a month to go for Budget, Auto Component manufacturer's association has asked for an early implementation of GST in its recommendations to the Government for the forthcoming Union Budget for the year 2016-17.  ACMA said that the auto component sector is looking for support from the government to…

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Volkswagen's top committee will meet for the third time in three weeks on Feb. 3, as it continues to grapple with a scandal over rigged diesel emissions tests more than four months after it broke, people familiar with the matter said. Europe's largest automaker needs to prepare for what will…

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EU regulators will propose a shake-up of rules on authorising new models of cars on Wednesday to prevent a re-run of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, firing the starting gun on a tough debate as governments and industry resist change. A draft of the European Commission's proposal, seen by Reuters on…