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General Motors Co. says it's cutting the second shift at its Orion Assembly plant in suburban Detroit in a move that's expected to result in about 500 hourly worker layoffs. GM says Friday the change takes effect in January and is designed to align production at the plant in Oakland…

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Honda Motor Co. will delay the construction of a planned $822 million plant in China as demand slows in the world’s largest auto market. The carmaker had previously planned to start construction on a third plant with Dongfeng Motor Corp. in Wuhan, China, this year, Chen Binbo, vice president of…

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Mazda says it is recalling 4.9 million older vehicles worldwide, including 1.36 million in the U.S., because ignition switches could overheat and catch fire. The U.S. recall covers the 1990-1996 323 and Protege, the 1993-1998 626, the 1993-1995 929, the 1993-1997 MX-6, the 1989 to 1998 MPV and the 1992-1993…

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Indian tyre manufacturer CEAT has launched its new range of Milaze Tubeless tyres, the company announced in a press statement. The tyres caters to the needs of the scooter segment in the country. Available in sizes 3.50-10 and 90/100-10, the tyre offers an improved load carrying capacity with high mileage…

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According to several sources, Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle will be a crossover, likely to be badged E-Pace (see our rendering above). Expect a low, flowing silhouette, a steeply raked windscreen, and a tapered rear end. Imagine a sleeker, slightly smaller version of Audi’s Q6 E-tron concept from this year’s Frankfurt…

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Audi’s new generation lighter and slipperier A4 sedan will go on sale in the U.S. early next year, although the company won’t yet say exactly when. Like most new Audis the new A4 looks remarkably like the old one, with an obvious desire to produce a vehicle that looks classy…

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LG Electronics Co. is poised to play a major role in General Motors Co.’s electric vehicle strategy, with the Detroit auto maker saying Tuesday the South Korean electronics company will supply nearly all of the powertrain parts and other components for its long-range Chevrolet Bolt. The Bolt, which GM Product…

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Bentley will use electrically boosted turbocharging to lift power in the forthcoming diesel version of its Bentayga luxury crossover, a lead engineer in the company confirmed. Bentley will use the same technology, also known as e-charging, that Audi will debut on a vehicle next year, expected to be a high-performance…

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is upgrading an investigation into nearly 253,000 Ford F-150s because of braking problems that are linked to at least seven crashes and one injury. NHTSA said Tuesday it is opening an engineering analysis into 252,910 2011-12 F-150 pickups after opening a preliminary investigation in…

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U.S. regulators said on Monday they could expand their investigation into Takata Corp (7312.T) air bag inflators beyond 11 automakers, as questions arose about whether vehicle design played a role in the devices posing a deadly risk to the public. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief Mark Rosekind said his…