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Homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra plans to launch its electric car in Europe in next six months as it looks to tap rising demand for eco-friendly vehicles in the continent. "The way electric vehicle technology is growing in Europe, we expect it to play an important role there. We…

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South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor said on Monday that it plans to enter the commercial vehicle market in the United States and Europe in expectation of stronger growth in the sector. It did not spell out the timing of the move. Hyundai Motor also said it plans to invest 400…

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GM India announced today that it will introduce the Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV in 2015 and Spin multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) in 2016. The news was originally shared with GM India dealers during their annual meeting in Bangkok on February 13. "GM India's focus is on significantly expanding its presence in the…

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The automotive component manufacturers association (Acma) has signed up a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to start new cluster training programmes to achieve zero-defect quality to turn India into a high-quality auto component manufacturing hub. “The new cluster training programme will help companies achieve…

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HPL Prototypes (HPLP), which develops drivable and non-drivable models for vehicle manufacturers, has agreed to buy 5.5 acres of land at the Redsands site near Crewe. The terms of the deal have been accepted by Cheshire East Council. Michael Jones, leader of Cheshire East Council, said: "We are delighted that…

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Auto major Mahindra and Mahindra has proposed to invest Rs 4,000 crore for setting up a large manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu which would roll out the company's future models, a top official said today. "Our investment will be Rs 4,000 crore in two stages. It will be spread across…

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The instant success of automated manual transmission (AMT) with Maruti Suzuki's Celerio hatchback and Tata Motors Zest compact sedan has made at least a couple of new suppliers to seriously consider the Indian market, where every second car sold by 2020 is expected to have some kind of clutch-less systems.…

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Ford has tapped a Canadian company to build the GT, an iconic American super car. Because the car will have a carbon fiber body, Ford is turning to Multimatic Inc. which is based in Markham, Ontario, outside Toronto, to make the two-door, mid-engined car that will have at least 600…

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The combination of eTag software for automotive dealerships and key management hardware by Traka makes for a bespoke-to-dealership key management solution to reduce overall running costs, whether it be saving time looking for keys, saving money on the re-ordering of keys or simply being able to know who had the…

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ElringKlinger AG has acquired all interests in the US company M&W Manufacturing Co. from the former owner family of the business. The agreement was closed on the evening prior to this announcement. M&W is to be included in the scope of consolidation of the ElringKlinger Group retrospectively as of February…