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Ford Motor Co's China joint venture will recall roughly 2,20,000 Kuga sports-utility vehicles (SUVs) over potential fuel leakages, China's quality watchdog said on Friday. A company spokeswoman confirmed the recall is specific to China. Driving on severely bumpy roads could lead fuel tubes in the SUVs to rub against other…

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Canadian auto supplier Magna International is expanding its Greenville County operations to support new business with BMW. Magna International’s $50.8 million investment will go toward a 165,000-square-foot exteriors facility at Matrix Park to supply exterior front and rear parts. The investment will add 153 jobs, according to a news release.…

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British luxury carmaker Aston Martin said it would cut up to 295 jobs as it tries to turn around its loss-making business. The 102-year old company, which had a total workforce of around 2,100 at the start of the year, said in a statement it hoped to minimise the number…

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which probes companies accused of deceptive advertising, has joined the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency in investigating Volkswagen, which is accused of lying about emissions from diesel cars. The FTC is coordinating with EPA and Justice, agency spokesman Justin Cole said. The FTC's involvement…

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Volkswagen Italy has not seen a "worrying fall" in orders so far in October following the carmaker's emissions cheating scandal, a senior executive said on Wednesday, adding that the company's namesake brand has seen the biggest impact. "In terms of orders in the month of October we are not seeing…

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British luxury carmaker Aston Martin, which is planning to expand models and volumes, has narrowed down the options for where it will build a new plant, its boss told Reuters on Tuesday. CEO Andy Palmer said sales of its current line-up fell to 3,661 models in 2014 from around 4,200…

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Toyota Motor Corp set what it called an ambitious target to sell 30,000 fuel-cell vehicles a year by the end of the decade under a plan to cut carbon emissions nearly to zero by 2050. Toyota, which is betting heavily on fuel-cell technology as carmakers rush to develop environmentally friendly…

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Mercedes-Benz India has been delivering on its promise of launching 15 new vehicles this year. It has just taken the wraps off its latest offering - the GLE-Class. It's the replacement for the ML-Class SUV  - the GL stands for the 'GL' line of vehicles (SUVs) derived from the E-Class…

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Royal Enfield, the Chennai based motorcycle maker, announced on Tuesday that it has opened its first exclusive store Madrid, Spain and Paris, France. The new stores in these countries is a part of Royal Enfield's growth strategy in Europe and focused international thrust of leading and expanding the global mid-sized…

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Faurecia signs joint-venture agreement with Beijing WKW Automotive Parts Company Ltd. Total planned investment amounts to 14 million euros ($15.9 million). The 50/50 JV will be named Beijing WKW-FAD Automotive Interior Parts Co. Ltd.   reuters.com