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GB Auto has announced a four-part plan to deal with the foreign currency shortage and its impact on fair competition with imported vehicles. The plan’s first element concerns flexibility in pricing of products to maintain margins of profit as long as possible, as well as taking precautions against any unexpected…

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Besides, in a bid to check road accidents in the state, BSF, which celebrates its golden jubilee on December 1 this year, will be putting reflectors on over 1 lakh vehicles across the state. Maruti Suzuki is helping in this initiative. Talking of solarisation, Meghwal said their five-MW solar power…

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Toyota's Venezuela unit has started exporting locally made car parts to generate hard currency income and help it withstand the OPEC country's economic crisis. What was once South America's third-largest automotive industry has taken a hit as stagnation in oil production and a complex currency control system stymie private businesses'…

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Hinduja group flagship Ashok Leyland Ltd has won a contract for 3600 vehicles worth $200 million from the government of Cote D'Ivoire, a west African country formerly known as Ivory Coast. The contract is being funded by Exim Bank of India and is pending for final clearence from respective governments,…

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Volkswagen's luxury flagship Audi has suspended two engineers after its larger diesel engines were found evading emissions limits in the United States, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said in a newspaper interview published on Thursday. Volkswagen (VW) and Audi notified U.S. authorities last Thursday that about 85,000 vehicles with 3.0 liter…

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Around three months before the start of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, AUDI AG has extended the contract as principal partner to the festival by another year. Audi and the Berlinale have agreed to continue their successful partnership through 2017. Audi provides a shuttle service with 300 Audi models,…

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Volkswagen will not lower planned provisions of 6.7 billion euros ($7.1 billion) for the costs of its diesel emissions scandal, though the technical fix for 8.5 million cars in Europe have turned out to be simpler than expected. VW is seeking as much as 20 billion euros ($21.18 billion) in…

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South Korea on Thursday said its own testing showed that Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) intentionally manipulated a diesel emissions device in vehicles with an older engine, and ordered the recall of 125,522 cars. South Korea is the first country after the United States to announce measures based on it own testing…

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France's decision to secure double voting rights at carmaker Renault should not result in any changes to the structure of Renault's partnership with Japan's Nissan, French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday. Macron told France's lower house of parliament the government would not accept any changes to the current…

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A manufacturer of aluminum automotive parts will begin construction on a plant next year in Bartow County that will eventually create about 150 high-tech jobs. Constellium will manufacture automotive side impact beams, front-end structures and other safety components, the company and the Governor’s Office announced. The facility will open in…