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Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
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China has set six straight annual records for the most new vehicles bought by any country in the 150-year history of the automobile. And yet, a troubling trend has emerged among the dealers moving all that metal — most are just spinning their wheels. Three in four dealers were either…

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Robert Bosch Automotive Technologies (Thailand) Co Ltd announced the plan to construct the first ever fuel injector factory in Thailand. Upon completion by the end of this year, the new facility will have a production capacity of one million units per annum. "This will service Thailand's growing base of OEM…

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AUTOMOTIVE company Isuzu has spread its wings to northern Perak with the opening of its flagship sales, service, and spare parts centre in Taiping. The Chuan Seng Isuzu 3S Centre, which opened last Sunday, is a first in the region for the Japanese brand. In welcoming Chuan Seng Auto Services…

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Niagara College has received $1.4 million in provincial funding for a Green Tech Automotive Lab. The funding is from Ontario’s Apprenticeship Enhancement Fund program. The 3,600-square-foot Green Tech Automotive Lab will be an extension of the existing automotive facilities at the Welland Campus’s Rankin Technology Centre. It will include open…

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Ford Motor Co will invest $1.6 billion in two U.S. factories to start making a new automatic transmission and expand output of certain commercial trucks, the company said on Tuesday. Ford said the moves would support a total of 650 jobs but would not say how many new ones would…

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Automakers are showcasing a new generation of luxurious SUVs at China's biggest auto show of the year as they battle for buyers in the country's cooling, crowded market. Honda Motor Co. held world debuts Monday for two SUVs, reflecting China's high profile in the global industry. Ford, Volkswagen, General Motors…

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Volkswagen has not fixed any of the 1.2 million cars in Britain affected by the diesel emissions scandal, a British transport minister said on Monday, despite the company having said it had begun software modifications to some models. The German carmaker, which triggered the biggest scandal in its history with…

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016
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German luxury carmaker BMW AG has picked Malaysia as the export hub for its flagship 3, 5 and 7 Series models to Vietnam and the Philippines. The group also targets to increase its annual production capacity to 11,000 cars by 2018, in line with its plan to start shipping the…

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Of all the weird and wacky cars we’ve seen at this year’s Beijing Auto Show, nothing comes even remotely close to IAT’s Kalman SUV. With more angles than a spiral staircase, this 6-meter long beast was designed to make extreme SUVs like Hummer’s H1 and Dartz’s Kombat look utterly banal.…

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China's auto market is normalizing and the normalization trend seen in the country's auto market in 2015 will continue this year, said Ian Robertson, the global chief of sales and marketing at BMW (BMWG.DE). Robertson was speaking at the Beijing autoshow.   Source : reuters.com