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Dr. Andreas Lauermann has been appointed as the new President & Managing Director of Volkswagen India Private Ltd with effect from July 1, 2015. He succeeds Mahesh Kodumudi who will take over a responsible position with Volkswagen Group of America with effect from June 1, 2015. Kodumudi, who has led…

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Tata Motors owned luxury car brand Jaguar Land Rover has announced that it will invest 3 bn during the next fiscal. The company also reported best ever sales in April 2015. The combined sales of Jaguar Land Rover stood at 37,286 vehicles, 31,938 of which came from Land Rover and…

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General Motors Co. is expected to confirm hundreds of millions of dollars in investment, expansion and renovation plans for its aging Warren Tech Center on Thursday when it hosts a press conference at the site for what it calls a “major announcement.” A source familiar with the automaker’s plans said…

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Germany-based carmaker giant AUDI has inaugurated a 5.4 billion forint engine development centre at its base in Gyor, Hungary. Audi Hungaria Motor played a big role in lifting Hungary’s exports to Germany by 10% last year, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said at the opening of the…

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Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. issued recalls Wednesday for 6.56 million vehicles world-wide over problems with Takata Corp. air bags, citing new findings about the risk of moisture seeping inside the devices. The recalls come in addition to roughly 25 million vehicles already recalled by more than 10…

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General Motors Co said it suspended production at a factory in southern Brazil on Tuesday due to a standoff with truckers shipping vehicles from the plant. The carmaker said transportation companies Tegma and Transzero had stopped picking up the compact cars made at the plant in the southernmost state of…

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German luxury car maker, Mercedes Benz India has announced plans to launch C220 CDI at its Chakan factory with a heavy localisation of 60 per cent, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make in India campaign. The local production of new C220 CDI commences within three months of its…

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Volvo Cars will build a factory in South Carolina, the company said on Monday, making it the first time a Chinese-owned automaker will have an auto assembly plant in the United States. Volvo will invest $500 million in the new factory, which will be in Berkeley County, S.C., outside Charleston.…

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Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, alongside business officials, are set to announce a "major automotive manufacturing expansion" in Southwest Detroit, city officials announced Monday. The announcement will include a plan to create hundreds of new jobs, generate millions of dollars in new investment and involves in part…

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Royal Enfield, a subsidiary of Eicher Motors on Monday acquired UK based Harris Performance Products Ltd, a motorcycle design and engineering firm for an undisclosed amount. Harris Performance has had a long standing relationship with Royal Enfield and was responsible for the chassis development of the brand's iconic Continental GT…