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South Korea's Kia Motors Corp is expected to pick a site next month for its first factory in India, stepping up plans to start making cars in one of the world's fast-growing auto markets, two people familiar with the matter said. The move would enable Kia to leverage the existing…

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German carmaker BMW Group is considering building a new plug-in hybrid vehicle battery factory in Thailand, the country's industry minister said on Friday. Construction was likely to start in the middle of next year with an investment of 2 billion baht ($57 million), Industry Minister Atchaka Sibunruang said, adding that…

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Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) is ready to make an acquisition for its trucks business in North America if the right opportunity comes along, despite the rising cost of its "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, the head of the trucks division told Reuters. Andreas Renschler said his main focus remained on deepening cooperation between…

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Geely-owned automaker Volvo Car Group reported its operating earnings tripled in the first half and said a further roll-out of new, more up-market models would help drive sales in the remaining months of the year. The carmaker, bought by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. from Ford Motor Co. in…

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Hyundai Motor on Thursday said it plans to open its first dedicated store for its Genesis luxury car line near Seoul later this year, as the South Korean automaker looks to build a separate identity for the brand. Hyundai Motor, best known as a value automaker, launched Genesis as a…

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A group of Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) dealers in China is seeking 800 million-900 million yuan ($120 million-135 million) in compensation from the South Korean automaker, saying Hyundai has cut the flow of models it exports to them, resulting in dealership losses and closures. The group's leader, Wang Rongzhen, told…

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Details of the 2017 Porsche Panamera’s all-new infotainment system have been revealed, which will eventually feature across the brand’s line-up. Depending on the market, the new Porsche Connect system will offer a number of connected mobile services and apps, along with satellite navigation and a WiFi hotspot. In Australia, those…

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Audi will aim for electric cars to account for a quarter of its sales by 2025 as part of a strategic overhaul following the emissions scandal at parent Volkswagen, company sources said, in a move that could step up the challenge to U.S. group Tesla. Audi, which has been slow…

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Mercedes Benz on Monday ruled out using bio-diesel to power its cars and other vehicles in India as the German luxury car maker clarified that it never committed any such possibility to Union transport Minister Nitin Gadkari. "We have meetings on several occasions. We talked about a hundred per cent…

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The local unit of the French carmaker, Renault, has emerged as the sixth-largest selling carmaker in India trouncing the Japanese automobile major Honda Cars India (HCIL). The maker of Kwid and Duster sold 11,837 units last month registering a growth of 173 percent, while Honda Cars India sold 11,407 units…