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Nissan has inaugurated India’s first Nissan High Performance Centre (NHPC) in Noida, located in the Delhi-National Capital Region(NCR). In addition to offering sales and service for all the Nissan cars in the brand’s current product range, the NHPC will be the only showroom in the country to have the all-new…

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BMW will test autonomous vehicles in Munich next year as it seeks to keep up with ride-hailing firms like Uber, which have spent billions on pay-per-use personal transport. The German carmaker will have about 40 vehicles with self-driving functions in Munich's inner city and then expand the project to other…

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Nissan Motor Co. is testing self-driving cars at one of its plants in Japan that can tow vehicles on a trailer to the wharf for loading on transport ships.The Japanese automaker thinks the technology will, in the long run, save costs and boost efficiency. The tests also can add to…

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Toyota Kirloskar Motor has revised prices of its vehicles increasing it by up to 3 percent effective from January 1, 2017. The decision is in line with the general industry trend prompted by increasing cost of manufacturing vehicles and a consistent upward trend in foreign exchange rates. N Raja, Director…

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German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz has opened new Vehicle Safety Technology Centre at its site in Sindelfingen. The investment amounts to a three-digit million euro sum. Initial planning began more than ten years ago, with building work starting in the autumn of 2013. The topping-out ceremony was on 12 May 2015,…

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Indian automotive components manufacturer Bharat Forge has completed acquisition of Walker Forge Tennessee and PMT Holdings, USA through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Bharat Forge America for a total consideration of US$14 million (around Rs 95 crore). The information was shared by the company in a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing. With…

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French automotive components manufacturer Faurecia and German automaker Borgward have created a joint-venture in China to jointly develop and build complete seats for new Borgward vehicles. As part of the strategic partnership, a technical center will also be created for product development, after-sales services and technical support. The joint venture…

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Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) said its truck and bus unit would invest 420 million euros ($446.5 million) in Brazil over the next five years to offer new products, modernize its plan in Resende and develop connectivity services. "I am confident that the Brazilian economy has bottomed out and will recover again…

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German automaker BMW on Wednesday launched its 7 series sedans in Indonesia that will be assembled in the country as it seeks to tap into the long-term demand for luxury vehicles in Southeast Asia's biggest economy. Other luxury car companies such as Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz are also increasingly shifting part…

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German first-tier auto-industry supplier Rheinmetall Automotive, through its group subsidiary KS Kolbenschmidt, has been awarded a contract to manufacture steel pistons for car diesel engines. The order has an aggregate value of over €45 million. As from 2019 and for a period of 6 years, these steel pistons will be…