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Argentina's new center-right government is cutting excise taxes on new cars in a bid to bolster local automaking, the country's production minister said on Tuesday. The government of Mauricio Macri will analyze the impacts of the lowered taxes after six months and modify them as needed, Production Minister Francisco Cabrera…

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Japanese automobile manufacturer Suzuki Motor Corporation is going to reduce its domestic production output between January and March 2016, the company announced in a press statement. The move is due to ongoing sales decrease of mini vehicles and motorcycles. However, there will be no change in the number of production…

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Volkswagen's flagship Audi division reined in its spending plans for 2016 and delayed the construction of a new wind tunnel on Monday, after the German carmaking group was hit by a scandal over rigged emissions tests. Audi, which made a higher operating profit than the VW group in the first…

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Hyundai Motor said on Monday it had hired former Lamborghini executive Manfred Fitzgerald in the latest effort by the South Korean automaker to shed its image as a value-for-money brand. Fitzgerald, a former director for brand and design at the Italian sports car maker, will take charge as senior vice…

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Sports-car maker Porsche VOGW_p.DE will recall 2,893 cars of the Porsche Macan model from Russia due to possible leaks in its fuel injections pipes, Russian technical safety watchdog Rosstandart said on Monday. The cars to be recalled were sold in the period between Jan. 24, 2014 and Oct. 26, 2015,…

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Ferrari North America Inc. recalled the 2016 California T convertibles it made over a two-month period this year because of the risk of fuel leaks. The California Ts produced between September 8 and November 11 may have a low-pressure fuel line that doesn't connect properly to the fuel-pump feed pipe,…

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As the year comes to a close, it's time for car makers to shut their factories for maintenance, which will also help the companies correct their inventory position before the New Year sets in. Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car maker, will keep its plants shut between December 27 and…

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Multi-brand used car company Mahindra First Choice Wheels may look at venturing into international markets after the recent strategic investment by US-based digital marketing company Cox Automotive. “We have not had the discussion on the synergies after Cox’s investment yet, they are the strategic partners for the Indian market, but…

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The diesel-gate scandal involving German auto major Volkswagen is likely to spark off changes in the regulation of vehicle emission standards in India, with the road transport ministry considering defining guidelines for testing and validating permissible range of emissions for vehicles that are in use. The move, if implemented, could…

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Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it will recall 313,000 older cars for headlight failures linked to 11 crashes, as well as 4,700 vans, pick-ups and mid-sized trucks for assorted issues. The automaker said it is recalling 2003-2005 Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis vehicles to replace the lighting…