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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has not made any agreement with China's Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) to sell a stake, the Italian carmaker's chairman John Elkann said on Wednesday. Fiat Chrysler already has a partnership with GAC that enables it to manufacture in China. Earlier this month an Italian newspaper said GAC…

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Volkswagen AG has made substantial progress toward reaching a final settlement next month with car owners and the U.S. government over the German automaker's cheating on diesel emissions tests, a federal judge said on Tuesday. But major issues remain, including how much the world's No. 2 automaker may have to…

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Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday that it will build a second factory in Malaysia as part of expansion to meet rising local demand. The new 2 billion ringgit ($488 million) plant will be built by Toyota and its local partner, UMW Corp. Toyota said that the plant, to…

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Three investor groups called on Monday for a new, independent investigation into Volkswagen's (VOWG_p.DE) emissions test-rigging scandal, saying the inquiries launched by the German carmaker so far may not be far-reaching or transparent enough. German investors' association DSW and Deminor, a Brussels-based firm which represents investors including the city of…

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Ford Motor Co Chairman Bill Ford said on Monday the automaker would look for more partnerships with other companies as it moves to expand beyond manufacturing and selling cars and trucks. "You’ll see a lot of partnerships, a lot more than you used to see in the auto industry," Ford…

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Toyota Motor Corp said on Monday it will recall almost 1.6 million additional U.S. vehicles for front passenger side Takata air bag inflators that could rupture. Earlier this month, Takata Corp said it was declaring another 35 million to 40 million U.S. inflators defective at the urging of U.S. regulators,…

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General Motors Co said on Friday it will give debit cards or extended warranties to 146,000 North American owners of new sport utility vehicles to compensate them because the automaker overstated the vehicles' fuel efficiency. The program covers about 135,000 U.S. owners and 11,000 in Canada, GM said. GM said…

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This is a distinction that can be seen as good or bad, depending on how you perceive. On Friday, May 20 Ford recalled nearly 48,000 EcoSport to install a new bundle clip on the fuel and brake lines and another 700 to fix an issue with 60/40 rear folding seat.…

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While production of the all-new Toyota Hilux and Fortuner models ramps up, President Jacob Zuma will officially unveil the new plant additions at Toyota South Africa’s Prospecton manufacturing facility, in Durban. The Tuesday launch of the new lines, which had been operating since February, was one of the outcomes of…

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London black cab maker Geely has raised $400 million (£274 million) through a green bond issue to fund the development of a zero emissions version of the classic taxi. Chinese automotive group Geely, which bought Manganese Bronze out of administration for £11 million three years ago, said the cash would…