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Volkswagen Chief Executive Matthias Mueller has vowed to review the German car giant's procurement strategy to avoid any repetition of the crippling supplier dispute that hit production at six plants this month. Still reeling from a diesel emissions scandal, VW will re-examine contracts that leave the group dependent on a…

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Yokohama Tire Corporation will establish a Technical Development Center in Concord, North Carolina. The company will invest nearly $2.7 million on the Center over a period of three years, creating up to 56 jobs in Cabarrus County. “The establishment of the Yokohama Technical Development Center in North Carolina is yet…

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Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) decided against suing South Korea which last month suspended sales of most of its models and slapped a fine of 17.8 billion won ($15.93 million) on the German carmaker. Instead, Volkswagen will try to achieve certification for the affected models and resume sales quickly rather than taking on…

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Mitsubishi Motors Corp (7211.T) overstated the fuel economy on eight of its vehicle models, in addition to four others the embattled Japanese automaker admitted to earlier this year, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Tuesday. Japan's transport ministry, which had been investigating the fuel economy on Mitsubishi models including the Pajero…

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German luxury vehicle manufacturer Audi has launched the A6 Matrix 35 TFSI in India at a price of Rs 52.75 lakh (ex showroom New Delhi and Maharashtra). The new Audi A6 Matrix is available with a 1.8L TFSI engine, delivering 190 hp (140kW), mated to the sleek seven-speed S tronic…

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Japan's Toyota will launch more cars and ramp up volumes in the world's fifth biggest car market, reversing an earlier decision to freeze investment after the Supreme Court lifted an eight month ban on sale of large diesel vehicles in Delhi. Hiroyuki Fukui, chief executive officer for Asia, Middle East…

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The union representing most Canadian autoworkers has voted for a strike mandate, it said on Sunday, bolstering its position in contract negotiations with the Big Three U.S. carmakers. Unifor, which represents more than 20,000 autoworkers, is pushing General Motors Co (GM.N), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCHA.MI) and Ford Motor Co (F.N)…

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American automaker Ford Motor Company's all-new 2017 F-Series Super Duty comes with more capability and improved capability, thanks to the addition of a massive 48-gallon fuel tank, which aims to maximize time between fill-ups to allow for more time getting the job done. The all-new long-box Crew Cab's longer wheelbase…

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N) has been approached by several suitors for its components business Magneti Marelli, the carmaker's chief executive said on Friday, without giving names or mentioning how many had shown interest. Sergio Marchionne also indicated it is still possible that FCA will continue production of the compact…

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Hyundai Motor reached a tentative wage pact with its South Korean labor union, potentially avoiding more strikes and production losses at its biggest manufacturing base. The agreement, which is much less generous than last year's package, is subject to a vote by about 48,000 union members on Friday, a spokesman…