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German auto giant Daimler said Friday it plans to invest an additional 580 million euros ($660 million) in its Mercedes-Benz plant in Hungary where it will build a new generation of compact cars. "The Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemet will produce the next generation of Mercedes-Benz compact cars," Daimler said in…

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Hyundai unveiled a concept sedan at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show - one that the next generation of Verna would be based on. The concept car showcased Hyundai's Fluidic Design Sculpture 2.0 and drew appreciation from car enthusiasts and experts alike. Verna in India has gone through several facelifts and…

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•    BMW reveals the long wheelbase version of its X1 SUV •    The X1 is now longer, wider and taller than the regular version •    The X1 long wheelbase version will be sold only in China The X1 is one of the best-selling BMW models across the world. Over 2…

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General Motors Co. continues to forecast growth in China, expecting to meet or exceed expected industry growth of 3 percent to 5 percent through 2020, the company’s GM China president said Thursday. Matt Tsien, GM’s China president, said in a roundtable with reporters in Detroit, that the company has no…

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Chinese consumers' continued preference for luxury brands could help make that country Cadillac's largest global market in the next five to 10 years, the head of General Motors China said Thursday. The automaker is now producing many of its Cadillac models in China, which enables it to price those vehicles…

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Buoyed by record sales in the previous fiscal, Maruti Suzuki India said it expects to continue with the same momentum to clock a double-digit growth and has earmarked Rs 4,400-crore capex for 2016-17. The company, however, said the auto industry will be up against unfavourable conditions such as foreign exchange…

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The German government has reached a deal with carmakers to jointly spend EUR1.2bn (US$1.4bn) on incentives to boost electric car sales. Buyers will be able to receive up to EUR4,000 ($4,600) in rebates to help offset the higher price of an electric vehicle. Purchasers of plug-in hybrid cars will get…

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2017 Ford EcoSport facelift has been spied testing in America with minimal camouflage that reveals the front facia of the sub-Compact SUV. The 2017 EcoSport facelift gets a completely new front facia while the overall styling remains pretty similar to the current generation Ford EcoSport. The front end of the…

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General Motors said Wednesday it will invest $906.7 million at its plants in Spring Hill, Tenn., and Bay City,  creating or retaining 904 jobs, the latest in a string of investment announcements by the Detroit Three in recent days. GM said it will invest $788.7 million to retool its Spring…