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General Motors will build a sports utility vehicle (SUV) at the Opel factory in Ruesselsheim, Germany, and invest 500 million euros ($626 million) in engine production in Europe, Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Thursday. "This SUV will become a second flagship next to the Insignia," Barra said in a…

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The Maybach marquee is possibly one of the most significant luxury car brands in automotive history. Although Maybach has always been an independent brand as such, a few years ago, Mercedes-Benz pulled the plug on it due to poor sales. Now though, the Maybach brand is back, but not as…

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The Audi A3 sedan is one of our favourite entry-level luxury cars. Now though, with Audi dropping the roof and adding a million miles of open skies, the A3 gets even more added drama. The Audi A3 cabriolet will be a 4-seater convertible and will come with a conventional soft…

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Suzuki have launched their S-Cross compact crossover in Malaysia. While the S4 platform based crossover has been selling for some time in the European (as the SX4 S-Cross) and American markets for now, Malaysia is the closest market to India witnessing the launch of the upcoming MSIL car. In its…

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Chinese automotive electronics component supplier Shanghai SIIC Transportation Electric Co. Ltd. is establishing a North American operations in Madison Heights. STEC USA Inc., a subsidiary of China’s largest automaker, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp., will invest $15.1 million to open a new headquarters and manufacturing operation in an existing building at…

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ALD Automotive has launched ‘Trade Van’ as it expands its offer to the light commercial vehicle market. The new product offers trade customers a range of conversions designed to provide fit-for-purpose vehicles to suit the exact needs and specifications of professionals such as electricians, plumbers and decorators. Trade Van works…

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Ali Alghanim & Sons Automitive is all set to stir supercar fever in Kuwait as it launches the fastest, most engaging, best equipped and most beautiful series-production supercar yet – the McLaren 650S from McLaren Automotive. The car was launched last night during the press conference at Ali Alghanim &…

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Ford Motor Co. debuted its redesigned Explorer sport-utility vehicle Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show, adding a 2.3-liter turbocharged engine that is also available in its Mustang sports car and added a new top trim line called “Platinum.” The Explorer has been one of Ford’s most successful vehicles ever…

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Mitsubishi currently only sells one vehicle in India, the Pajero Sport premium SUV. Off late, the company has been emphasizing more on this model with the launch of a special edition model with added equipment and then a dual exterior colour tone version. Mitsubishi now has launched an automatic version…

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Volkswagen's diesel engines or TDI engines as they are more popularly known, power the likes of Audis, Skodas and Seats the world over along with cars from Volkswagen itself. Although there are several engines in the lower strata of the diesel power plant family, Volkswagen has just launched a new…