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Honda to resume Civic sedan output in Japan; weighs U.S. exports

Allocating manufacturing capacity for the Civic in Japan may enable Honda to free up production capacity in the United States, where the market for sedans is shrinking in favor of crossovers.

Blindsided by SUV boom, Hyundai Motor trims costs, perks

Headed for a fourth straight annual profit decline, Hyundai Motor is trimming its cost fat. The automaker has been hit by its exposure to weak

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Volkswagen executives indicted by S. Korea prosecutors

South Korean prosecutors indicted seven current and former executives and employees of Volkswagen Group's local unit for alleged violation of the Clean Air Conservation Act and other charges as part of a year-long investigation into emissions cheating at the group.

Blindsided by SUV boom, Hyundai Motor trims costs, perks

Headed for a fourth straight annual profit decline, Hyundai Motor is trimming its cost fat. The automaker has been hit by its exposure to weak emerging markets and a product lineup that features more sedans than SUVs, just as SUVs have become more popular.

GM builds final Australian engine

Australian auto industry wind-down continues with General Motors ending engine production after nearly 70 years. Car production stops next year when GM and Toyota close plants, putting an end to Australia's auto industry.

BMW, Porsche, Nissan face sales ban on some models in S. Korea

South Korea plans to disallow sales of some Porsche, BMW and Nissan models after finding errors in certification documents for the carmakers' imported vehicles. The country's environment ministry also plans to fine the automakers a combined $5.56 million.

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