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Honda Manufacturing of Indiana is investing $52 million and creating 100 jobs at its facility in Greensburg. The jobs and investment will support the production of the Honda CR-V, which the company announced in January would be moved to Indiana from Mexico. Honda produces the Civic in Indiana and will…

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We know BMW is gunning for the S-Class’ reign in the super-luxury segment, and with the latest “Individual” Solitaire and Master Class Edition 750i xDrive models, the car maker closes the gap a little more. BMW’s Individual program has been a major part of its “bespoke” car manufacturing process for…

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Motor giant Nissan is to invest £22m at its Sunderland plant to increase production of the Qashqai on Wearside. The plant’s ability to build a car every minute is not allowing Nissan to keep pace with global demand, so the firm is upgrading its second production line to allow it…

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The UK Department of Transport has announced the projects that will share a £38m award to improve the fuel efficiency of conventional cars and increase the range of electric vehicles. Among the projects to benefit is an effort to bring weight-reducing technology from Formula 1 and space engineering into the…

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German automobile manufacturer BMW intends to remain the driving force behind premium individual mobility in the coming future, and thus bring change in the auto sector. "Throughout its 100-year history, the BMW Group has always reinvented itself. As a pioneer of new technologies, the company has shaped change, within both…

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The BMW i3 is already one of our favourite electric cars, but several sources are saying it’s about to get much better. According to a report by BMW Blog, the German carmaker is poised to update the i3 in the second half of this year, and it’s extending the range…

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Toyota Motor Corp says it will make automatic emergency braking standard on almost all Toyota and Lexus models sold in the US by the end of 2017. Toyota's announcement Monday came days after the US government announced a voluntary deal with 20 car companies to make automatic braking standard on…

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Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc plans to invest Rs 1,000 crore in the expansion of its research and development centre in India, touted as the company's biggest outside of the US. Indiana-based company has 1,500 engineers at its technical centre in Pune, to which it aims to add 500 more…

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General Motors Co expects to see China's car market to grow 3-5 percent every year until 2020, its China chief Matt Tsien said on Monday. Tsien told reporters at a press conference in Beijing that SUV and luxury will be hot segments in China going forward, with SUV and MPV…

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Ride-hailing service Uber has placed a large order for cars with Germany's Daimler, Manager Magazin reported on Friday. Citing sources at both companies, the magazine said that Uber had placed a long-term order for at least 100,000 Mercedes S-Class cars. Uber is particularly interested in autonomous driving vehicles, the magazine…