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Audi's top designer Egger will move to Italdesign, reports say

Audi's chief designer, Wolfgang Egger, will move to Italdesign Giugiaro as the company's design boss, German press reports said. Marc Lichte, a senior VW designer who was responsible for styling the current Golf, will be Egger's successor, the reports said. Read More »

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Ford plans to launch new Ka in Europe in 2015

Ford of Europe plans to launch a new Ka in the region in 2015 based on the Ka Concept unveiled in Brazil last month. The five-door model will replace the three-door Ka. Read More »

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Jaguar Land Rover to start Brazil output in 2016

Jaguar Land Rover plans to build a factory in Brazil with a capacity of 24,000 vehicles a year. Production should begin in 2016. Read More »

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GM to drop Chevrolet in Europe to focus on Opel

GM will drop the Chevrolet brand in Europe by the end of 2015. The move is the latest effort by GM to turn around its European operations and focus its resources on reviving the Opel brand. Read More »

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Toyota moves closer to wireless charging

Toyota is a step closer to offering wireless charging for its electrified vehicles after signing an agreement to license the intellectual property of WiTricity, a U.S. company specializing in wireless power transfer. Read More »

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Mulally to stay 'through the end of 2014,' Edsel Ford II says

Ford CEO Alan Mulally, considered one of the leading candidates to take the top job at Microsoft, is not leaving the automaker until the end of next year, said Edsel Ford II, a company director. Read More »

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GM's Holden may exit Australia as early as 2016, reports say

General Motors has decided to pull out of vehicle production in Australia as early as 2016, local media reported, in what would be a major blow to the struggling industry. Read More »

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Renault-Dongfeng JV approved by China regulator

Renault said China's top economic planner has approved a joint venture between the automaker and Dongfeng to build and sell cars in China. The new venture plans to build 150,000 vehicles a year. Read More »

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BMW i3 London test drive easier to arrange than expected

BMW says it will take months to get through its waiting list of people in the UK who want to test drive the new i3 electric car, but I was able to arrange a test drive in London in a fraction of that time. Read More »

Renault-Dongfeng joint venture approved by China regulator

Renault said China's top economic planner has approved a joint venture between the automaker and Dongfeng to build and sell cars in China. The new venture plans to build 150,000 vehicles a year. Read More »

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Ford sees Mustang as image booster in Europe

Ford expects its Mustang coupe to boost its image in Europe, even though the car will not sell in large numbers. Ford plans to sell the Mustang through its European dealer network for the first time to broaden the car's global appeal. Read More »

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Mercedes sales rise 11% in November on robust China, U.S. demand

Mercedes brand's global sales grew 11 percent last month to a record 133,441 cars, thanks to demand for its refreshed E class, new compact models and strong sales in China and the U. S. Read More »

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BMW promotes two European execs to key U.S. roles

BMW appointed two European executives to key roles in the United States as the company reshuffles its senior management to counter a surge by Mercedes, which is on course to topple the Munich-based automaker as the market's luxury leader. Read More »

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Turkey's Inci aims to be top 100 supplier by 2023

Turkish conglomerate Inci Holding aims to be one of the world's top 100 automotive suppliers by 2023 with sales of $2 billion, up from the equivalent of $496 million in turnover last year. Read More »

 
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