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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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Daimler sees $780 million windfall from sale of Tesla stake

Daimler AG said it will book a $780 million windfall from selling its 4 percent stake in rival electric car maker Tesla Motors. 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 »

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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 »

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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Ford will invest 240 million euros in UK on cleaner diesels

Ford will invest a further 240 million euros (190 million pounds) in its factory in Dagenham, southern England, as part of a new diesel engine program. Ford will start producing low-carbon 2.0-liter diesels at the factory late next year. Read More »

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Ford shrinks its supplier 'watch' list

Ford has fewer vendors on its "watch" list of suppliers that are struggling to meet production targets. Ford purchasing chief Hau Thai-Tang says the company learned its lesson about unreliable parts supply. Read More »

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Getrag, Dongfeng form dual clutch transmissions JV in China

Germany's Getrag formed a joint venture with Dongfeng to develop and produce dual clutch transmissions in China. The joint venture will start manufacturing transmissions for compact cars in 2016 at a factory in Wuhan. Read More »

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Ford and suppliers jointly benchmark competitors' vehicles

Ford is inviting suppliers to help benchmark other companies' vehicles and parts before it launches new models. Ford has performed the benchmarking program twice over the past year for the next Fiesta and Focus cars. Read More »

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Renault's China vehicle sales could reach 800,000 a year, Ghosn says

Renault, a latecomer to China, could sell up to 800,000 vehicles annually in the country, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. Renault has a 4 percent market share globally and it is a "reasonable" objective to reproduce this in China, Ghosn said. Read More »

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VW recalls 1.1 million cars in N. America, China over suspension issue

Volkswagen said it is recalling more than 1.1 million cars in North America and China to correct a potential problem with rear suspension parts. Read More »

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YANG JIAN:

Why Audi, BMW and Mercedes dominate China's luxury market

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. Read More »

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GKN expands powdered metal output in China

UK supplier GKN Powder Metallurgy is investing 8.7 million pounds (about 11 million euros) to build a new factory at its Danyang site in China that will be completed in September 2015. Read More »

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Porsche is first company to hire Vatican's Sistine Chapel

Porsche is the first company to host a corporate event in the Vatican City's Sistine Chapel after Pope Francis allowed the chapel to be rented out for private functions, with the proceeds going to charities working with the poor and homeless. Read More »

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Volkswagen to recall over 580,000 cars in China

Volkswagen's China joint venture, FAW-Volkswagen Automobile, will recall more than 580,000 New Sagitar and Beetles because of an axle problem. Read More »

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Europe's new-car sales rise 6% on price cuts

Car sales in Europe rose 6 percent in September, helped by automakers' price cuts and strong demand in the region's top markets of Germany, the UK and France. Read More »

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Audi seeks to increase TT's market share

Audi expects its new TT to boost its market share even though demand for small sports cars is shrinking. New variants sold alongside the coupe and roadster versions will help maintain the TT's sales momentum. Read More »

Volvo 'triple boost' engine cranks up the power

Volvo is testing a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that uses three turbochargers to crank out at least 450 hp. If the powerplant goes into production, its rating of 225 hp per liter would be one of the highest ever for a regular production engine. Read More »

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Self-driving cars will boost demand for collision-avoidance sensors

Autonomous cars may be a decade away, but the sensors they will need for collision avoidance -- radar, cameras, ultrasound and lidar -- have become a big business. Global sales of such sensors may rise to $9.90 billion in 2020 from $3.94 billion now. Read More »

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BMW chief designer Karim Habib on creating a boxier 2-series convertible

Karim Habib, BMW Group's design chief, is responsible for styling the 2-series convertible, debuted recently at the Paris auto show. The 44-year-old Lebanese-Canadian shared his thoughts about car design. Read More »

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Renault stake sale not a priority for French gov't

The French government has no plans to sell its 15 percent stake in Renault, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said. The government is selling off assets as part of a privatization drive. Read More »

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China's BYD beats Renault, Nissan in Brussels electric taxi bid

China's BYD was the winner in Brussel's first tender for emission-free taxis, beating Renault and Nissan. Taxi operators opted for BYD's e6 electric car because of its roominess and long range. Read More »

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Ford may join VW in selling plug-in hybrids in Europe

Ford may join rival Volkswagen by introducing plug-in hybrid models in Europe. Ford already sells plug-in versions of its Fusion and C-Max in the U.S., but the company hasn't launched plug-ins in Europe because of low demand. Read More »

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Faurecia sales rise on European auto recovery, U.S. rebound

Faurecia said third-quarter revenue rose 6.5 percent on a rebound in U.S. sales and a tentative recovery in Europe's vehicle market. Read More »

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Russia may allow Serbia export quota for Fiat cars

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said an export quota may be agreed with Russia for Fiat 500L cars built in Serbia. Exports to Russia from Serbia have high customs duties. Read More »

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Volvo will add jobs, boost production in Sweden

Volvo will add 1,300 jobs and a third shift at its plant in Sweden next year to meet rising demand for its cars, including the new flagship XC90. Read More »

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BMW's taboo-breaker, the 2-series Active Tourer

BMW's 2-series Active Tourer breaks new ground for the automaker as the brand's first minivan and first front-wheel-drive model of its modern era. BMW says the Active Tourer nevertheless retains the brand's sporty driving dynamics. Read More »

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Toyota tests car-sharing in French city

Toyota has launched its first car-sharing service outside Japan in the French city of Grenobles. Consumers can hire EVs using a smart phone app in a scheme that may be expanded to other cities after a three-year trial. Read More »

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Honda says it's committed to hybrids in Europe

Honda says it remains committed to hybrids in Europe and will import a gasoline-electric hybrid version of its next Jazz subcompact in 2016, despite reducing its hybrid lineup in the region due to slow sales. Read More »

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GM's Q3 global vehicle sales up 2% on strong China, U.S. demand

General Motors' global sales rose 2 percent in the third quarter, driven by strong demand in the two largest auto markets in the world, China and the United States. Read More »

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Audi concept will usher in new styling era

Audi will introduce a new design direction with a concept car debuting next month at the Los Angeles auto show. The concept will be the first Audi vehicle styled under Marc Lichte, who took over as head of Audi design in February. Read More »

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Audi tests driverless car technology on race track

In its effort to bring autonomous-driving technology to the streets, Audi is testing unmanned cars on a race track at speeds as fast as 305kph (190 mph). Read More »

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Toyota recalls 1.67 million Toyota, Lexus cars for 3 separate defects

Toyota is recalling 1.67 million vehicles globally to fix three separate defects including a faulty brake cylinder that could hinder braking performance. The Lexus IS, GS and LS sedans and Toyota Auris are among the models being called back. Read More »

Nissan brand to benefit from Daimler partnership

Nissan will begin receiving some technology from the product-sharing partnership between Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance, a senior Nissan executive says. Read More »

 
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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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For fuel efficiency, the time has come for plug-in hybrids

Paul McVeigh
9:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30 2014

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Plug-in hybrids are about to become a lot more common on Europe's roads as the region's mass-market ...
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Renault Eolab's funny numbers

Luca Ciferri
5:37 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30 2014

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I was stunned to discover the weight figures for the Renault Eolab plug-in hybrid concept that debuts at this week's Paris auto show. ...
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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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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
Lotus has hired Jean-Charles Lievens, Kia's former European markets expert, to develop the automaker ...
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Former BMW designer Rice is Mazda Europe's new design boss
Mazda has promoted Kevin Rice, who rejoined the automaker from BMW last year, to lead its European d ...
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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
Toyota is aiming its new Aygo minicar at younger buyers who don't take themselves too seriously, par ...
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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'
Volkswagen says the Golf Sportsvan combines the agility of the classic Golf hatchback with the roomi ...
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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
Stadco supplies the vast majority of the aluminum outer structure for the new Jaguar F-Type, includi ...
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Magna Powertrain helps Mercedes GLA stay on track
Magna Powertrain supplies the all-wheel-drive system for the new Mercedes-Benz GLA. ...
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Osram provides BMW i8's laser lights
Osram provides the headlamps for the optional laser high beams on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid supercar ...
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Delphi helps reduce CO2, noise in new Peugeot 308
Delphi supplies the injectors to the new Peugeot 308's gasoline direct-injection engine, which produ ...
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Roechling, Plastic Omnium help cut CO2 in new Nissan Qashqai
Roechling Automotive and Plastic Omnium help reduce the drag coefficient in the new Nissan Qashqai t ...
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