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Kia Motors said on Tuesday it aims to sell 40,000 Niro hybrid crossovers in South Korea and overseas this year as the South Korean automaker seeks to meet tough emissions regulations. Kia launched the Niro, its first hybrid-dedicated model, in South Korea on Tuesday. It plans to introduce the vehicle…

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Japan's Takata Corp is likely to seek more capital around September as it expects its finances to take a hit from a rise in costs to recall potentially defective airbag parts, Kyodo News reported on Tuesday. Takata is expected to narrow down which companies to approach for investment, Kyodo said…

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Volkswagen AG is recalling nearly 5,600 electric e-Golf cars in the United States to address a battery problem that can cause stalling, the company said Monday. VW said the recall covers all electric vehicles it has sold in the United States since it launched it in November 2014. The National…

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Standing on the spot where he will build his next factory, Italian auto parts manufacturer Pasquale Forte smiled and spread his arms wide, as if to embrace the meadow and mountain landscape of Botetourt County. It reminded County Administrator Gary Larrowe of the alpine meadow scene in “The Sound of…

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The Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle from Toyota was named 2016 World Green Car at the New York International Auto Show. Although the U.S. market Mirai is only available at this juncture in California, and has sold very few, and has detractors saying plug-in cars are the most green, those…

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DTR Tennessee, Inc. will invest $9 million to expand its manufacturing facility by 66,300 square feet, with plans to hire up to 80 associates by the end of next year in Tazewell, Tennessee. The expansion, which will be DTR’s fourth expansion since initial construction was complete in 2002, The latest…

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General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) knows how important the Chinese market is, and has no intention to back down, despite the country facing economic doldrums since last year. It has announced a five-year growth strategy for China, which includes several expansion measures. The decision is reflective of how crucial the Chinese…

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You may find this hard to believe, but the 2017 model year will mark the 10th year of production for the Nissan GT-R. It’s been around a whole decade now, and it’s still one of the cars you’d least want to drag race. While it’s getting toward the end of…

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Nissan and Renault — sister companies situated in a global alliance — plan to launch at least 10 vehicles with "significant autonomous drive functionality" by 2020, joint CEO Carlos Ghosn said Wednesday. Ghosn told the New York International Auto Show that the vehicles would still require a driver capable of…

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In line with its 'One Ford' plan, Ford Motor Company is shifting the manufacturing of its popular SUV - EcoSport, for the European markets from its Chennai plant to Romania. The Indian operations will now focus on rest of the world and the North American market. With over 30% growth…