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Toyota Motor Corp, the world's largest automaker by sales volume, plans to launch two hybrid cars in China this year as part of efforts to launch vehicles that will help to reduce pollution in the country. The gasoline-electric hybrid cars, called Levin Hev and Corolla, will be launched in China…

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German luxury car maker BMW AG is sticking to its plans to ramp up capacity in China and plans to produce three additional models in the country, despite the marked slowdown in the Chinese economy. Munich-based BMW posted a 7.6% increase in sales in China in the first three months…

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Ford MotorCo. is entering into a joint venture with carbon-fiber manufacturer DowAksa, a move aimed at more widely using the costly material to reduce the weight of vehicles and meet tougher emissions standards. The Dearborn, Mich., auto maker took a leadership position in the use of advanced materials last year…

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Hitachi Group has expanded manufacturing footprint of its auto parts business in India with the launch of a new production unit near Chennai. The expansion is in response to growing importance of India in global automotive business. The group sees India as a strong base for its global strategy. The…

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Magna International has agreed to sell its interiors operations for about $525 million to Spanish auto parts manufacturer Grupo Antolin. The transaction, which involves the division responsible for instrument panels, door panels, overhead systems and components, includes 36 manufacturing operations and approximately 12,000 employees located in Europe, North America and…

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Two years ago, just one Chinese SUV ranked among the country's top-10. In the first three months of this year, that number jumped to eight - a sign that Chinese automakers may have found their sweet-spot to battle foreign rivals in the world's biggest car market. Despite preferential government policies,…

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Ford Motor is reportedly looking to invest around $2.5bn at its plants in Chihuahua and Guanajuato in Mexico. As part of the plan, the company will spend $1.3bn at Chihuahua plant to build two new diesel engines, which will create about 4,000 jobs. Ford would manufacture 1.5 liter four-cylinder EcoBoost…

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European car sales growth accelerated to the fastest gain in 15 months in March as the region’s improving economy fueled demand for vehicles made by the likes of Volkswagen AG and Renault SA. Registrations climbed 11 percent from a year earlier to 1.65 million autos, the Brussels-based European Automobile Manufacturers’…

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Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled its first major production expansion plan in three years, outlining a strategy that puts high priority on growth in the U.S. and takes a more measured approach in China. The Japanese auto maker on Wednesday said it plans to spend around $1 billion for a new…

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Automotive supplier Magneti Marelli is expanding its Pulaski plant, creating 450 new jobs. Magneti Marelli currently employs more than 950 people at its Giles County operations, making shock absorbers and headlights for Fiat Chrysler and Mercedes. The 80,000-square-foot expansion will allow the company to add headlight production for General Motors,…