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Isuzu India's facility at Sri City in Andhra Pradesh to manufacture pick-up trucks would start operations by April next year. A delegation led by Isuzu India Managing Director Takashi Kikuchi met Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here today to update him on the progress with the manufacturing facility, a state…

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General Motors Co will build its next-generation Chevrolet Cruze small car in Mexico, the company said on Monday, as automakers look to expand there to take advantage of low labor costs and free trade agreements. GM will invest $350 million to produce the Cruze at its plant in Coahuila, as…

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Chinese automaker BAIC Motor Corp Ltd plans to deepen its partnership with Daimler AG by taking a 35 percent stake in the German firm's Mercedes-Benz Leasing Co, they said in a joint statement on Sunday. BAIC Motor, the passenger car unit of state-owned Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC) which listed in…

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Japan-based auto supplier Itsuwa plans to locate a 16-acre, 32,000-square-foot, coating and painting facility at Wilson Industrial Park in Nelson County, Kentucky. The operation, which will be called Itsuwa Kentucky, will create 43 jobs and invest $5.2 million in the Commonwealth. It will be the company’s second location in the…

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US car giant General Motors is to pull its Opel brand in Russia after plummeting sales, and significantly cut back Chevrolet production. GM will focus on selling top-end products in Russia such as Cadillacs, Corvette and Camaro sports cars, and Tahoe sports utility vehicles. Mainstream GM brands have suffered as…

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Ford is adding data and the measurement of brain wave functions to its palette for improving the interior design of future vehicles from the Focus to the GT supercar. The exterior of a vehicle is what attracts a buyer and is a top purchase consideration, said Raj Nair, head of…

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Tata Motors, the first local auto maker to launch a sport utility vehicle in India and owner of the company that manufactures the famed Land Rover SUVs, is getting ready to make a strong comeback into the segment that is growing at a quicker pace than the overall automobile market.…

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Chinese authorities have announced plans to boost the number of electric, hybrid and other alternative fuel-powered vehicles used for public transportation, while sales of such cars for private use have spiked in recent months. The Transport Ministry announced Wednesday that officials aimed to add 200,000 buses and 100,000 taxis powered…

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Argentina and Mexico signed a new automotive trade agreement in Buenos Aires that runs until March 2019 and is based on a quota system, officials said. The agreement, which replaces one that expires on Thursday, was signed by Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo and Argentine Industry Minister Debora Giorgi. Under…

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Magna International Inc. is building a new US$135-million factory in Mexico, adding to the Canadian auto supplier’s capacity in the booming Mexican auto industry. Magna announced Wednesday that it has begun construction on an automotive exteriors plant in Queretaro, Mexico, that will employ approximately 600 people once it launches in…