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Ford's Q3 pretax profit falls 54%; Europe loss widens

Ford's third-quarter pretax operating profit fell 54 percent, hurt by lower sales volume and higher warranty costs. Ford was profitable in North America and Asia Pacific, but lost money in Europe, South America and Middle East & Africa. Read More »

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Mercedes G class to continue with '70s styling

The Mercedes G class will be among the last old-school SUVs in production after the planned demise next year of the Land Rover Defender. G-class sales are higher than ever. Read More »

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HANS GREIMEL:

Japanese automakers drive UK car industry's rebound

The UK's car industry is staging a big comeback. And it's mostly due to some not-so English names: Nissan, Toyota and Honda. Read More »

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Wagener: Mercedes-Benz S-class coupe a design 'revolution'

Gorden Wagener has been transforming Mercedes design since he became chief designer in mid-2008. His latest creation is the S-class coupe, which embodies what Wagener calls “sensual purity” and “modern luxury.” Read More »

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Opel on track to achieve turnaround, GM says

Opel/Vauxhall is on track to achieve a turnaround despite headwinds from Russia and a wider third-quarter loss, parent GM says. New models such as the Corsa will give the division a boost in the months ahead. Read More »

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UK car production set for record in 2014 despite September dip

UK car production is still on track to reach its highest level in six years despite lower output in September. New Jaguar, Mini and Honda models will help boost production. Read More »

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Takata's airbag crisis may spur automaker shift to Autoliv, Daicel

The defect in Takata Corp. airbags that has led to millions of recalls and has been linked to four deaths in Honda cars opens the supplier to risk of losing business to rivals including Autoliv and Daicel. Read More »

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GM to auction equipment from Opel's Bochum factory

GM's Opel unit will auction tooling from its factory in Bochum, Germany. The plant's 50 presses will be sold along with 80 percent of the robots in the body shop. Read More »

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Rolls-Royce names BMW exec interior design chief

Daniel Starke is the new Rolls-Royce interior design head, a role he previously held at BMW's i electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle subbrand. Read More »

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Nissan expands Takata airbag recall by 260,000 units worldwide

Nissan expanded a global recall of cars using Takata-made airbags, which have been linked to four deaths in Honda cars. The recalls included the March, which is sold as the Micra in Europe, and the Cube. Read More »

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Audi will recall 850,000 A4s globally over airbag problems

Audi will recall 850,000 A4s worldwide due to an airbag problem that could prevent front airbags from deploying. Audi said its faulty airbags are not made by Takata, which is at the center of a growing number of recalls. Read More »

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Marchionne invests more of his own money in Fiat Chrysler

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, bought an additional 335,745 ordinary shares in the group, giving him a total of 6.8 million shares in the newly merged carmaker. Read More »

Autoliv lowers sales outlook but says Takata woes are helping its business

Autoliv posted a surprise fall in third quarter earnings and lowered its outlook for 2014 sales growth while saying it has seen positive effects on its business in the wake of recent issues with Japanese parts maker Takata's air bags. Read More »

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Land Rover production will continue to boom in UK despite new China plant

Range Rover Evoque production in China will not reduce output at the UK factory where the SUV is also built. The Evoque is the first model produced in Jaguar Land Rover's new factory in Changshu, northwest of Shanghai. Read More »

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Honda, after 5th Fit recall, appoints first quality czar; top execs take pay cut

Honda, announcing its fifth Fit recall in just 12 months, has taken the unprecedented step of appointing its first quality czar to clamp down on the carmaker's problems. Read More »

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GM posts higher Q3 net income but Europe loss widens

General Motors' third-quarter net income rose to $1.38 billion, as stronger pricing in North America and record China sales helped to offset weak demand in Russia and a bigger loss in Europe. Read More »

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EU will allow car emissions into carbon trading market

The European Union will make it easier to bring road transport emissions into the carbon trading market, a move critics say could empower carmakers to push back against more effective curbs on greenhouse gases. Read More »

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Lotus names Carr as new design chief

Lotus's design boss, Donato Coco, a former styling chief at Ferrari, will leave the UK sports car maker. Coco, one of a number of star hirings made by former CEO Dany Bahar, will be replaced by the carmaker's current design manager, Russell Carr. Read More »

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Hyundai's third-quarter profit falls 29% on firmer currency, sluggish sales

Hyundai posted a 29 percent decline in third-quarter net profit, the steepest drop in at least six quarters. The automaker was hit by slowing sales growth and a stronger local currency but expects earnings to bounce back in the fourth quarter. Read More »

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Daimler third-quarter profit rises as Mercedes sales expand

Daimler reported a 21 percent increase in third-quarter profit. The Mercedes cars division's profit widened to 8.5 percent of revenue, the highest in more than two years, helped by fresh product. Read More »

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UAW union eyes bargaining rights at VW's U.S. plant within a year

The UAW union hopes to be recognized as the exclusive bargaining agent for workers at Volkswagen's assembly plant in the U.S. within a year, union President Dennis Williams said. Read More »

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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER:

Why Daimler doesn't share investors' love affair with Tesla

Are Tesla shares overvalued? If you ask Daimler, investors have gotten ahead of themselves with their exuberant love for Elon Musk's EV carmaker. Daimler sold its 4 percent Tesla stake for $780 million. Read More »

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Valeo's third-quarter sales rise 10% on fuel-saving technologies

French supplier Valeo said third-quarter sales rose 10 percent to 3.06 billion euros ($3.9 billion), boosted by demand for its fuel-saving technologies. Read More »

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Italy's Sogefi reports nine-month net loss of 5.8 million euros

Italian supplier Sogefi reported a net loss of 5.8 million euros ($7.4 million) for the first nine months of the year and said CEO Guglielmo Fiocchi would leave the company. Read More »

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PSA's third-quarter auto revenue drops despite pricing push

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's group revenue rose 1.6 percent in the third quarter, but a push to raise pricing failed to deliver higher revenue at its manufacturing arm. The company raised its full-year car-market forecast for Europe. Read More »

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Fiat's Wall Street trading is flat as Milan dominates

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has had a flat reception on the New York Stock Exchange after its debut there last week. European trading in Milan is currently about 7 times that of Wall Street, despite FCA shifting its primary listing to the U.S. Read More »

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Daimler's surprise sale of Tesla stake fuels rivalry speculation

Daimler's decision to sell its 4 percent stake in Tesla Motors surprised investors and fueled speculation of a growing rivalry in the increasingly competitive electric car market. Read More »

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GM will warn some Saab, Pontiac owners not to allow front passengers

General Motors will warn some owners of Saab 9-2X and Pontiac Vibe hatchbacks in the U.S. not to allow front-seat passengers until defective air bags are replaced as part of a wider recall that involves 6.1 million cars. Read More »

EU says Honeywell, DuPont car refrigerant deal may be illegal

The EU says auto supplier Honeywell's joint venture with chemicals company DuPont to produce an air conditioning refrigerant for cars may be anti-competitive as the deal may have blocked rivals keen to participate in the chemical's development. Read More »

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GKN sees growth in 2014 helped by auto-unit performance

UK supplier GKN said it was on track for growth in 2014 after posting third-quarter profit of 160 million pounds ($258.62 million), boosted by a strong performance at its automotive unit. Read More »

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Daimler sees $780 million windfall from sale of Tesla stake

Daimler will book a $780 million windfall from selling its 4 percent stake in electric car maker Tesla Motors. A cooperation agreement to supply Mercedes and Smart cars with Tesla battery technology will remain unaffected by the sale. Read More »

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Daimler earns $780 million windfall from sale of Tesla stake

Daimler said it would book a $780 million windfall from selling its 4 percent stake in electric car maker Tesla. The company said it will continue sourcing powertrain for the Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive from Tesla Read More »

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PSA will add production shifts to meet demand for Citroen C4 Cactus, report says

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is adding extra production shifts at its Villaverde factory near Madrid to meet increasing demand for the new Citroen C4 Cactus, a report said. Read More »

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Daimler will shift some Sprinter production to North America from Germany

Daimler said it will build the next-generation Mercedes Sprinter van in North America, shifting some production from Germany to improve competitiveness. Read More »

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Daimler eyes stake in motorcycle maker MV Agusta, report says

Daimler is said to be in talks to take a stake of up to 25 percent in Italian motorcycle maker MV Agusta. Carmakers' interest in motorbike technology is growing as they introduce smaller engines aimed at meeting anti-pollution rules. Read More »

PSA-Dongfeng JV breaks ground for 4th China plant

PSA's joint venture with Dongfeng began construction of its fourth Chinese assembly plant. The factory will launch production in 2016 and will build up to 360,000 vehicles a year. Read More »

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Citroen withholds new crossover from booming segment in Europe

Citroen's new C3-XR subcompact crossover will remain a China-only vehicle after the brand ruled out European sales of the model. Citroen says the C4 Cactus is a better fit in Europe for customers seeking a small SUV-styled vehicle. Read More »

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Chinese auto market growth will slow to 5% this year, group says

China's vehicle sales will likely rise just 5 percent in 2014 to 23 million, according to the country's main auto association, which revised its growth forecast downward for the second time this year. Read More »

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China plant prompts Land Rover to target 10% premium SUV market share

Jaguar Land Rover aims to capture 10 percent of China's premium SUV market as its first local plant allows the UK luxury marque to cut prices and boost sales in the world's largest auto market. Read More »

'Aggressive' EV ambitions will boost aluminum demand in China

China's drive to build electric cars as a way to combat pollution and reduce energy dependence is likely to set up a greater-than-forecast surge in demand for aluminum, according to Novelis, the world's biggest supplier of the material to automakers. Read More »

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Geely set to debut its first 'Horbury'

Geely's GC9, the Chinese brand's flagship sedan set to debut at the Guangzhou auto show next month, is being touted as the first Geely developed under former Ford and Volvo designer Peter Horbury. Read More »

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Land Rover will build Discovery Sport as second model in China plant

Jaguar Land Rover will build the Discovery Sport midsize SUV as a second model in its new China factory after the Range Rover Evoque. The Discovery Sport is based on the Evoque. Read More »

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Jaguar Land Rover is in talks for U.S. plant, report says

Jaguar Land Rover is in talks with several southern U.S. states about building a factory that would eventually produce 200,000 vehicles a year, a UK newspaper reported. JLR did not confirm or deny the report. Read More »

 
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Japanese automakers drive UK car industry's rebound

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24 2014

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The UK's car industry staging a big comeback. And it's mostly due to some not-so English names: Nissan, Toyota and Honda. ...
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Why Daimler doesn't share investors' love affair with Tesla

Christiaan Hetzner
9:14 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22 2014

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Are Tesla shares overvalued? If you ask Daimler, investors have gotten ahead of themselves with their exuberant love for Elon Musk's EV carmaker. ...
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Why Audi, BMW and Mercedes dominate China's luxury market

Yang Jian
8:25 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17 2014

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Brands such as Cadillac, Lexus and French newcomer DS are trying -- but failing -- to loosen the tight grip German automakers have on China's luxury car market. ...
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Reithofer's vision made U.S. plant into a global giant

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2014

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BMW CEO Nortbert Reithofer has transformed the automaker's U.S. factory into one of the world's larg ...
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Carlos and Dieter show goes from strength to strength

Christiaan Hetzner
5:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2014

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Dieter Zetsche and Carlos Ghosn dispelled speculation that the industrial partnership between Daimler and the Renault-Nissan alliance could crumble once they are not around... ...
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Tavares brings PSA back in the race

Bruce Gain
5:56 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2014

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PSA CEO Carlos Tavares is already achieving positive results with his turnaround plan at the money-l ...
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From boosting Renault to designing boats

Richard Johnson
4:02 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2014

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One reason why Renault shocked the auto world in 1998 by acquiring Nissan was the emergence of a del ...
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XC90 boosts Volvo CEO's belief in e-commerce

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:41 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2 2014

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson's belief in e-commerce got a huge boost because of the XC90. ...
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Making a splashy entrance in Paris

Diana T. Kurylko
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2 2014

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Land Rover pulled the wraps off its new compact Discovery Sport at a pre-show event for journalists, ...
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Ghosn's take on being on the front lines in battle for auto talent

Richard Johnson
5:53 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1 2014

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How does Carlos Ghosn feel about the high-level executives who have left Renault-Nissan of late? He takes it all in Ghosn-like stride, which is to say: analytically, not... ...
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Western European car sales rise 6% in September
Western European car sales rose 6 percent in September, according to forecaster LMC Automotive. ...
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Germany joins France, Italy in reporting car-sales rebound in September
Germany joined France and Italy in reporting a rebound in new-car registrations last month after poo ...
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Auto sector faltered in Q2
European automakers, suppliers and retailers experienced mixed fortunes in the second quarter of 2014, as measured by the Automotive News Europe/PricewaterhouseCoopers. ...
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Western European car sales extend mixed recovery
Western European car sales rose 1 percent in August, the 12th consecutive monthly gain, as faltering ...
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German, French and Italian car sales fall in August
New-car sales in Germany, France and Italy all fell slightly in August, a seasonally weak vacation m ...
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Spanish car sales rise 14% in August
Spain's new-car sales rose 14 percent to 45,355 in August, the twelfth straight month of increases, ...
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French car sales drop 3% on weak August demand
French car sales fell 3 percent last month, led by an 11 percent drop at Renault. ...
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Recovery on track as western Europe car sales rise 5%
Car sales in western Europe grew by 5 percent in July to a little more than 1 million vehicles, brin ...
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Strong UK car sales in July part of improving European trend
New-car sales in the UK rose by 7 percent in July, as the country's credit-backed growth continued. The increase follows volume growth last month in Germany, Italy and Spain. ...
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German car sales bounce back in July
New-car sales in Germany bounced back in July, suggesting further improvement in second-half demand ...
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Lotus names Carr as new design chief
Lotus's design boss, Donato Coco, a former styling chief at Ferrari, will leave the UK sports car ma ...
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Bentley appoints Austrian dealership veteran as Europe sales boss
Bentley named Robert Engstler as its regional director for Europe. Austrian-born Engstler joins Bent ...
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Nissan recruits Hyundai Europe COO as global sales chief
Nissan has tapped Hyundai Europe's chief operating officer, Allan Rushforth, to be its new global sa ...
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BMW hires Ferrari's chief engineer
BMW has hired Ferrari's former technical director, Roberto Fedeli, for an as-yet unspecified role. ...
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Aston Martin recruits Tesla spokesman Sproule as chief marketing officer
Aston Martin has recruited Simon Sproule, Tesla's communications head, to serve as chief marketing o ...
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VW picks Kantner to lead India sales
VW Group has named Manfred Kantner the new head of passenger car sales for India and the Far East at ...
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BMW names former Audi exec to lead high-performance M unit
BMW has appointed Franciscus "Frank" van Meel as head of its M in-house performance unit. Van Meel r ...
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VW-SAIC joint venture names industry veteran as president
Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive, a joint venture between VW and SAIC Motor, hired veteran executive Chen Zhangxian as its new president. ...
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Mazda names new sales chief for Europe
Mazda veteran Martijn ten Brink is the automaker's new head of sales in Europe. ...
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Lotus hires former Kia Europe exec Lievens
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Audi seeks to increase TT's market share
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BMW's taboo-breaker, the 2-series Active Tourer
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Renault's radical new Twingo could become segment leader
Renault's new Twingo is radically different than the two previous generations of the minicar with a ...
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Citroen touts 'cheerful' C1
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Mercedes has high hopes for S-class coupe
Mercedes expects a new name, fresh design and innovative technology will help double sales of the S- ...
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Citroen's clever C4 Cactus
Citroen has found clever ways to make its new C4 Cactus an unconventional and affordable alternative ...
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Toyota Aygo gets 'fun' makeover
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Nissan X-Trail gets sporty
Nissan's new X-Trail, which is now available with front-wheel-drive and seven-seat models, has a dis ...
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The 'better Golf'
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Honda rolls out the Civic wagon
Honda hopes that sleek styling and a smart interior will help its new Civic Tourer station wagon boo ...
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Jaguar F-Type relies on Stadco's aluminum skin
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Magna Powertrain helps Mercedes GLA stay on track
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Osram provides BMW i8's laser lights
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Delphi helps reduce CO2, noise in new Peugeot 308
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