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Carmakers are gearing up for a year of intense competition in China as the world’s largest auto market by sales faces both slowing growth and changing tastes in the form of electric cars and sports utility vehicles. This time last year, global executives were bracing for a potential slowdown and…

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The hype generated in the run-up to the official launch of Vitara Brezza seems to have paid off for Maruti Suzuki. The car - launched on March 8 - found 5,563 buyers last month while Ford managed to sell 4,456 units of its EcoSport - Brezza's closest rival - in…

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British luxury car manufacturer Bentley has launched its SUV Bentayga at a starting price of Rs 3.85 crore (ex showroom Delhi). Called the fastest SUV in the world, it is also among the most expensive SUVs in the world. The Bentayga is powered by 6 litre twin turbocharged W12 engine…

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For the first time, Ford's F-150 pickup truck will be sold in China. Ford Motor Co. said Friday that it's bringing the beefy, off-road version of its F-150 - the F-150 Raptor SuperCrew - to China next year. The Raptor has been popular in China's gray market, where buyers are…

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German firm ThyssenKrupp yesterday laid the cornerstone of its greenfield investment in Hungary, an automotive parts production facility valued at approximately HUF 30 billion, Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) announced yesterday. Once the investment is wound up, steering systems and cylinder head-integrated camshafts will be manufactured in Jászfényszaru, central Hungary.…

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The City of Tshwane will spend R188m on land on which to build an Automotive City in Rosslyn, Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa announced on Thursday. "The City is currently engaged in the process of establishing the Tshwane Automotive City in Rosslyn, which includes the purchasing of land parcels to the value…

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Volkswagen AG and U.S. officials have reached a framework deal under which the automaker would offer to buy back almost 500,000 diesel cars that used sophisticated software to evade U.S. emission rules, two people briefed on the matter said on Wednesday. The German automaker is expected to tell a federal…

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Mitsubishi Motors Corp's shares were untraded on Thursday as they were swamped with sell orders, and were poised to hit a record low after the Japanese automaker admitted to manipulating fuel-economy data. Japan's sixth-biggest automaker said on Wednesday it had manipulated test data to overstate the fuel economy of 625,000…

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A lawyer for General Motors said on Wednesday the company has made "significant progress" toward resolving lawsuits involving injuries and deaths allegedly linked to a faulty ignition switch that prompted the recall of 2.6 million vehicles. The automaker has paid about $2 billion in penalties and settlements since the 2014…

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Joel Fink, the tall, plain-spoken man who runs Allied Metal Company and its sister operation, Again Auto Parts — both located on an expanse of land at 1300 N. Koster Ave., the size of at least two football fields — was walking the gravel of his newly expanded operation with…